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Straight Talk About Hoaxes

October 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments


The Ullage Group excitedly presents its fifth hodgepodge, “Straight Talk About Hoaxes.”  Doug Skinner will talk about pseudo-hoaxes, botched fictions, and accidental lies: stories intended as fiction, but accepted as fact by those bent on belief.  Lisa Hirschfield will discuss storytelling and seduction in Nigerian love letters.  Anthony Matt will discuss the intricacies of the “Paul Is Dead” radio hoax, which originated when Detroit DJ Russ Gibb played several Beatles songs backwards during a broadcast in 1969.  Anthony will attempt to ruin several Beatles records by playing them backwards; and play clips from the original broadcast in the correct direction.

We will do all this, plus several surprises, some intentional, at Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Sunday, October 11, at 5 pm.  Admission is only $5 in real money.  We hope you’ll come.  We’ll treat you well.

Directions to Jalopy can be found here

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Bulletins · Education · Hoaxes

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Oct 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    That’s a very beautiful picture.

  • 2 mamie // Oct 6, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Is it oct or nov? nov 11 is not on a sun.

  • 3 angela // Oct 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Nice catch Mamie!

    It’s Sunday October 11 at 5pm

    Here’s the link to the event page at Jalopy:

  • 4 angela // Oct 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm


    I stole your idea… printed an enlarged version of the merman drawing and it’s now hanging on my office wall.

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