"Help Me Get Rid of Burning Man Girl" Pleads Super Fake Craigslist Ad

Disposing of unwanted house guests is one of humanity's most ancient problems, dating back to the age of Sinbad, but last week a man sought a decidedly modern solution to his couch squatter. Posting to San Francisco's general community board on Tuesday, an anonymous Craigslister wrote an an ad titled "HELP ME GET RID… » 9/15/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Sorry, Tea Partiers: Obama Isn't Resigning Over "Benghazi Revelations"

Last week, the Internet's right-wing rejoiced after a report came out titled "Obama To Resign January 1st Amid New Benghazi Revelations." According to the article, reporters at Fox News successfully negotiated for the president's departure, having obtained a video proving he "intentionally ordered key security… » 9/09/14 4:30pm 9/09/14 4:30pm

Satire Site Fools Thousands With Dumb "Betty White Dyes" Story

While much of the world was celebrating the life of the late Joan Rivers last week, people in a parallel, notably stupider universe mourned the death of the very much alive Betty White. It was all thanks to an article about hair treatments from self-described satirists Empire News, titled "Actress Betty White, 92,… » 9/08/14 3:30pm 9/08/14 3:30pm

Record-Shattering Snow This Winter? Take It With a Grain of Rock Salt

We're going to have the snowiest winter in recorded history this year! If you believe this, chances are you recently read a terrible knockoff of The Onion. The junk site in question wrote about predictions of "record-shattering snowfall" this winter, and it's a bunch of malarkey. » 9/08/14 10:15am 9/08/14 10:15am

NBA Player Spreads Dumb Hoax About a "Real Life Purge"

Fueled by a potent mix of ignorance and teenage boredom, rumors of an upcoming "purge" raced across the country last week, with just about every major American city named as a target. A purge, in case you're not familiar, is the eponymous night of terror from 2013's The Purge, a dystopian horror-thriller where » 8/28/14 5:30pm 8/28/14 5:30pm

Fox Affiliate Falls for College Humor's Office Note War Prank

Last Tuesday, College Humor posted a photo series titled "This Is The Most Passive-Aggressive Office Battle We've Ever Seen" depicting an exchange of break room notes that escalates into a full-scale sandwich hostage crisis. It was pretty funny, but also totally fake, as made clear by the extensive watermarks and… » 8/26/14 4:00pm 8/26/14 4:00pm

Crazy Conservatives Are Sure a Gitmo Detainee Killed James Foley

James Foley was courageous, and his murder by an apparently English-accented zealot of the Syria-based Islamic State was so horrific that no simple narrative can do it justice. Unless, that is, you're a conservative political opportunist of a special sort, eager to pin the crime on liberal policies. » 8/22/14 4:26pm 8/22/14 4:26pm

"Alien Thigh Bone" Found on Mars Is Just a Rock

On Thursday, media outlets across the English-speaking world creamed their collective space-jeans over a possible "alien thigh bone" recently photographed by the Mars rover Curiosity. Citing the basement-renowned astronomists at Ufo-blogger.com, the Huffington Post, The Independent and the Daily Mirror all published… » 8/22/14 2:45pm 8/22/14 2:45pm