Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site [Updated]

When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and… »8/26/15 3:18pm8/26/15 3:18pm


Dominican Police Confirm That the Made-Up Prostitution Scandal Surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez Is Really, Truly Made-Up

News of a prostitution scandal (which turned out to be totally fake, btw) involving U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez enraptured the right-wing blog The Daily Caller for months. Ooh, a Democratic Senator caught soliciting sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic? A major donor was somehow involved? The… »3/18/13 6:00pm3/18/13 6:00pm

Thoroughly Incompetent Gentleman Tried Kidnapping Himself to Avoid Facing Girlfriend

A Brooklynite police are describing as "a total moron" admitted to faking (poorly) his own kidnapping in order to get out of explaining a two-week disappearance to his girlfriend. Rahmell Pettway apparently has learned exactly zero of the hundreds of sitcom lessons about how lying only compounds your problems, forcing… »3/03/13 5:30pm3/03/13 5:30pm