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Alan Abel

Post by ed » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Alan Abel, Hoaxer Extraordinaire, Is (on Good Authority) Dead at 94

By Margalit Fox
Sept. 17, 2018

Alan Abel, a professional hoaxer who for more than half a century gleefully hoodwinked the American public — not least of all by making himself the subject of an earnest news obituary in The New York Times in 1980 — apparently actually did die, on Friday, at his home in Southbury, Conn. He was 94.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/obit ... e=Homepage

Definitely worth the time to read his obit.

Mr. Abel’s first major hoax, the Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, or SINA — which sought “to clothe all naked animals that appear in public, namely horses, cows, dogs and cats, including any animal that stands higher than 4 inches or is longer than 6 inches” — began in 1959. It starred his friend Buck Henry, then an unknown actor and later a well-known actor and screenwriter, as the group’s puritanical president, G. Clifford Prout.
An inspiration to the current owners of the NYT and CNN. :D
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:01 pm

Didn't realize he was still alive.
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:17 am

He sure fooled you!
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by shemp » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:44 am

Trần Đại Quang, President of Vietnam. He had the misfortune to read the collected tweets of Donald Trump, and died of Teh Stupid.
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Doctor X » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:57 am

Or had his soul devoured by the Ghost of McCain[Tm--Ed]!

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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:31 pm

Paul Allen
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by sparks » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:56 pm

Yea, and at 65. Way too early.

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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:14 am

Dennis Hof. Found dead by Ron Jeremy.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/16/pro-tru ... rally.html
Dennis Hof, the notorious pimp and Republican candidate for Nevada's state assembly, died hours after a combination 72nd birthday party/campaign rally attended by GOP tax fighter Grover Norquist; Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, and porn movie legend Ron Jeremy.

Jeremy found Hof, who had died in his sleep at the Love Ranch Vegas, one of Hof's legal brothels, in Crystal, Nevada, according to a tweet from Hof's campaign manager, Chuck Muth.

Hof's birthday was Sunday.
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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Grammatron » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:49 am

So that's where Rob's been

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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by Doctor X » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:05 am

With Your Mom.

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Re: The TUMBREL of MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Post by xouper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:45 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:14 am
Dennis Hof. Found dead by Ron Jeremy.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/16/pro-tru ... rally.html
Dennis Hof, the notorious pimp and Republican candidate for Nevada's state assembly, died hours after a combination 72nd birthday party/campaign rally attended by GOP tax fighter Grover Norquist; Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, and porn movie legend Ron Jeremy.

Jeremy found Hof, who had died in his sleep at the Love Ranch Vegas, one of Hof's legal brothels, in Crystal, Nevada, according to a tweet from Hof's campaign manager, Chuck Muth.

Hof's birthday was Sunday.


‘Bunny Ranch’ Pimp Dennis Hof Expected To Win Nevada Election Despite Being Dead