You’re Nobody Unless You’re Fake — On Twitter

Here’s a simple way to tell whether the star you’re following is the real thing. Are the alleged celebrity’s tweets funny and entertaining, with a palpable sense of self-awareness and wit? Full on fake then, and by default, well worth following. Oh, and Twitter, if you’re still confused, the fake celebs are the ones who cannot afford a publicist to announce that the @fakeAccount everyone’s following isn’t really them.

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Is The Moller Skycar A Fraud? Will I Ever Get My Flying Car?

A recent comment here reminded me to check in on our options for flying cars, now at least seven years overdue. It turns out that Moller International, the folks developing the M400 Skycar aerodyne, are accepting deposits: As a result of the recent successful hovering flights of the M400 Skycar, Moller International is accepting deposits […] » about 400 words

Wal-Mart Trying To Ape MySpace, Seriously

I just got a heads up on an Advertising Age story that Wal-Mart is trying to be MySpace (and, yeah, I aped their headline, too). Here’s the lead: It’s a quasi-social-networking site for teens designed to allow them to “express their individuality,” yet it screens all content, tells parents their kids have joined and forbids […] » about 200 words

Bad Covers: Oops! I Did It Again

Memepool.com points out that the folks at Supermasterpiece are claiming priority over Britney Spears’ Oops ! I Did It Again. Their story is: “Oops ! I Did It Again” was recorded in April, 1932 in a Chicago studio, most likely Nearlie’s or West and Fourth. Cut for the Decca label by Louis Armstrong and elemends […] » about 300 words

Predicting the Computer of 2004 in 1954 (Fake)

Steffan O’Sullivan writes: “This is from a 1954 edition of Modern Mechanics Magazine, predicting what the home computer will look like in 2004. I think I worked on that printer once… How can I get a steering wheel like that on my office computer here?” The caption reads: “Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created […] » about 400 words