Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Use Facebook

Fake News written by James Baughn on Sunday, September 25, 2011

from the i-hope-no-copyright-lawyers-see-this dept.
PALO ALTO, CA -- Area resident John Grey does not maintain a Facebook account, a fact he repeatedly points out to real-world friends, family, and co-workers -- as well as coffee shop baristas, Wal-Mart door greeters, and panhandlers he passes on the street.

Senator Proposes New Farmville Subsidies

Fake News written by James Baughn on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

from the old-mcdonald-had-a-virtual-farm dept.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF CLUELESSNESS -- In yet another attempt to stimulate the economy, U.S. Senator Ernest Fattecat has proposed offering federal subsidies for people to stop participating in Farmville and other pointless Facebook games.

U.S. Government To Require Permits For Moving Things Around

Fake News written by James Baughn on Sunday, March 27, 2011

from the stop-the-world-we-all-need-to-get-off dept.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF CLUELESSNESS -- Following reports that the major earthquake in Japan caused the Earth to shift on its axis, the United States government has proposed regulating the movement of large masses in order to prevent further axis shifts.

Thousands Of Geeks Working On Time-Travel Machines

Fake News written by James Baughn on Monday, March 21, 2011

from the inject-self-into-history-???-profit! dept.
FUTURE CITY, ILLINOIS -- According to a new survey, the number of time-travel machines under construction has increased 54% in the last year. Geeks from across the world are frantically trying to figure out how to go back in time so they can invent their own Facebook website and become an overnight billionaire.

Experts: Google Behind Schedule Producing This Year's April Fools Day Gags

Fake News written by James Baughn on Friday, March 18, 2011

from the everybody's-favorite-holiday dept.
SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA -- Industry observers have expressed serious concerns that Google may be unable to produce enough quality April Fools Day hoaxes for 2011. If true, this setback could send shockwaves throughout Silicon Valley.

Standards Organization Created To Standardize Standards Organizations

Fake News written by James Baughn on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

from the standardizing-the-standardizers dept.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- We've all heard the saying: "The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." In an effort to cope with this growing problem, a new organization called SCUMBAG (Standards Committee Uniting Mismatched Bureaucratic Agency Groups) has been created to set standards for other standards agencies.

Federal Government Unveils "Do-Fly" List

Fake News written by James Baughn on Wednesday, March 2, 2011

from the one-minor-little-detail dept.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF CLUELESSNESS -- In an effort to cut costs, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that the federal government will now publish a list of people that are cleared to fly, instead of the current method of listing people not cleared to fly. The "Do-Fly" list, expected to contain roughly 15 names, will be much easier and less costly to maintain than the existing "Do-Not-Fly" database with over 300 million entries.

Google Deploys New Method to Eliminate Content Farms

Fake News written by James Baughn on Monday, February 28, 2011

from the why-didn't-I-think-of-that? dept.
SOMEWHERE IN SILICON VALLEY -- Google announced last week that the company had taken steps to eliminate slimy "content farms" from its top search results. Thanks to some detective work, Humorix has been able to determine the exact algorithm that the company has deployed.

New Startup Aims To Make Twitter Obsolete

Fake News written by James Baughn on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

from the 6-characters-should-be-enough-for-anyone dept.
Who really needs 140 characters? That's the question posed by the founder of "Wordr", a new dotcom aiming to replace Twitter as the messaging service of choice for people that don't really have anything worthwhile to say.

"Conficker" Worm Fails To Deliver Linux Payload

Fake News written by James Baughn on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

from the we-can-always-dream dept.
For weeks, the media has been hyping the possibility that the infamous Conficker worm was going to do something "spectacular" on April 1. Many Linux longhairs silently hoped that Conficker was poised to forcibly download and install Linux on host computers as part of fiendish plan to upgrade to a better and stronger botnet.

The rumors and speculation, of course, have been a major bust.

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