Forward or Delete: This Week's Fake Viral Photos

Occasionally, against all odds, you’ll see an interesting or even enjoyable picture on the Internet. But is it worth sharing, or just another Photoshop job that belongs in the digital trash heap? Check in here and find out if that viral photo deserves an enthusiastic “forward” or a pitiless “delete.” » 4/17/15 4:45pm Friday 4:45pm

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's Lifetime Movie Was No April Fools' Joke

News broke on Wednesday (April Fools' Day) that Anchorman 2 co-stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig had finished making a top-secret Lifetime movie, due to air this summer. Usually reliable sources, from Entertainment Weekly to The Hollywood Reporter to Today, assured readers that the movie, titled A Deadly Adoption, » 4/03/15 6:00pm 4/03/15 6:00pm

ISIS Didn't Invade Star Wars Set, Remains Committed to Earth Wars Only

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the Islamic State had taken over the real-life version of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine. This is not accurate. ISIS fighters have not torn down the Mos Eisley Cantina and are not currently stomping through the historic streets where a young Jedi's destiny was… » 3/27/15 5:15pm 3/27/15 5:15pm

The Evidence That the Germanwings Copilot Was Muslim Is Sketchy as Hell

In the wake of the Germanwings flight that went down in the French alps Tuesday, killing 150, investigators and the media are focusing in on co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who apparently locked the pilot out of the cabin and intentionally crashed the plane. Was he mentally ill? Was he suicidal? Or was he, perhaps, a secret… » 3/27/15 1:35pm 3/27/15 1:35pm

Starbucks Was Always Going to End #RaceTogether Cups After a Week

Starbucks Coffee announced Sunday that it will stop making its baristas engage customers in uncomfortable conversations about race, concluding a strange experiment that no one but the company's CEO seemed to like. » 3/24/15 4:30pm 3/24/15 4:30pm

Justin Bieber's "Reunion" With His Abandoned Monkey Was a Fraud

Justin Bieber closed his Comedy Central roast by touchingly reuniting with his pet capuchin monkey, OG Mally, who he famously abandoned in 2013 after the animal was confiscated at customs by the German government. Except that he didn't—that wasn't OG Mally or any kinda regular Mally. » 3/16/15 1:45pm 3/16/15 1:45pm

A Bogus Concert Promoter Reportedly Scheduled an Entire Fake Drake Tour

Fans have already bought tickets for a Drake show in Houston that's never going to happen, ABC13 reports. Drizzy was billed as performing at the Arena Theatre May 13, but it turns out the show isn't legit, and the venue—and a handful of others around the U.S.—may have been scammed by a fake promoter pushing a fake… » 3/05/15 1:45pm 3/05/15 1:45pm

These Incredibly Photorealistic CG Images Are Actually Plain Old Photos

Through their Tumblr HyperrealCG, artists David O'Reilly and Kim Laughton have duped a handful of media outlets with an irresistible premise: computer-generated images that are so precise, so finely detailed, that they are totally indistinguishable from works of photography. Because that's exactly what they are. » 3/03/15 4:53pm 3/03/15 4:53pm

The False Demise of the Big Mac and the Problem With Fake Satire

There's a post making the social media rounds purporting to contain a tweet from McDonald's about the excision of the Big Mac from their menus! Whatever shall we do? Nothing, actually, because it's some dumb fake bullshit — as is every post ever produced on a fake satire site. » 3/01/15 12:31pm 3/01/15 12:31pm

That Semen-Vaping Pioneer's Cloud of Cum-Smoke Was Just a Cruel Ruse

As suddenly as the world gave us the first man to smoke semen from a vaporizer, it has cruelly taken him away. In a followup video, the man behind the cum-vaping stunt admits it was all a ruse, filmed for a documentary about fooling the online media. » 2/27/15 4:50pm 2/27/15 4:50pm

Stop Sharing Those Photos of Fancy International School Lunches

By now, you've probably seen (or even shared) the popular set of photos showing delicious, healthful school lunches from around the world, juxtaposed with a photo of the American equivalent, which of course looks like complete dogshit by comparison. Stop sharing it. The images aren't meant to show actual school… » 2/27/15 12:30pm 2/27/15 12:30pm