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Author Topic: The Onion isn't the Only Funny Fake News Site  (Read 5783 times)
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« on: September 15, 2006, 10:16:25 PM »

Many people agree that the funniest fake news site on the web is www.theonion.com, but www.avantnews.com has it's own abbreviated charm.



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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2006, 11:28:15 PM »

topical http://www.avantnews.com/...s/article.php?storyid=271
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006, 11:31:25 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Brilliant!
nice find nudone.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2006, 01:29:37 PM »

Actually the idea is very appealling. Taken to extremes this could lead to a (I think it's called) micro-census where the constituents can vote on minute matters whereever they are. Of course this requires a reliable identification system and people would need to trust "the machines". (Shall I mention Diebold?)

I find the idea interesting, I am not sure how well it would play out. It seems extreme democratic and usually "extreme" is not good for a society. So yes I turned this into a philosophical and political debate with just a few sentences. But as technology evolves so does humanity...

It's so exciting and I am glad to live in these times. Now if the stupid would stop waging wars we could build a great place on our planet!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 07:42:09 PM »

ROTFLMAO!!!!

Thanks, I needed that. cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 09:56:49 PM »

themessengerpigeon looks like a new amateur site.. might become good one day but not really in the same league as these others.. at least not yet.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 07:36:23 AM »

Here's another, it seems to be temporarily down, but its normally good for a laugh. So are its afilliates, good old top five...
http://www.dailyprobe.com/
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 01:00:50 AM »

BBspot has had some great fake news stories, usually with a tech/geek flavor. They also do product and movie "reviews".
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 01:09:40 AM »

NewsBiscuit is another well known one.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2009, 09:45:50 PM »

Good list here:
http://www.makeuseof.com/...e-news-satire/#more-21499
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 02:00:09 PM »

I'm not sure I find the avantnews site that funny  Sad

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/h...orld/americas/6920156.stm
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