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Fake Girlfriend Generator

The Magna Carta Essay: It’s Still ALIIIIVE!

Back in 2005 I did an evil, evil thing. Discovering the proliferation of websites where student plagiarists could copy essays, I wrote a Trojan horse paper about the Magna Carta and seeded it on a few plagiarism sites. The essay is basically wrong from beginning to end. Amongst other silliness, it claims that King John’s titles included Duke of Hazzard, and observes that “peasants were reduced to eating burage and socage.” It also invents a fictitious war against Flanders Fland (a region on the coast of Luxembourg) and cites such scholarly tomes as Bollock and Maidenhead’s classic Interminable History of the English Law.

Every once in awhile, I google a few phrases from the paper to see how it’s gettting along in the wild. Over the years, the two seed essays I planted have spawned a dozen or so Google hits at various disreputable sites. Sometimes they even want you to pay to see the whole text. However, for years I had no idea if any student had actually handed the thing in.

Until tonight.

Jordi Colomer

by Jordi Colomer

Fake Walt Disneys

I’m a connoisseur of fake Walt Disneys. Any time a character shows up in a book or TV show or movie with a pencil-thin mustache and a cryogenic-freezing chamber under his corny theme park and a million dollars because he invented “Gricky Grouse,” you know you’re dealing with a Fake Walt. Also, most of them turn out to have some creepy plan for world domination–just like the real Walt Disney!

Oyster Photo Fakeouts

Fake science

How to build a fake Google Street View car

Barclays : Fake

Penguins – BBC