Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.
Can you grow a bonsai kitten? Should you stock up on dehydrated water? Is it easy to order human-flavored tofu? Or is this all just B.S.'
In a world of lip synching, breast implants, payola punditry, and staged reality shows, it's hard to know the real from the fake. Hippo Eats Dwarf is the essential field guide to today's Misinformation Age. Whether you're deciphering political doublespeak or trying to decide whether to forward that virus warning, hoaxpert Alex Boese provides the guidelines you need. For instance, Reality Rule 6.1: Just because you read it on the Internet doesn't make it true.
With case files, reality checks, definitions, and plenty of doctored photos, Hippo Eats Dwarf is an entertaining guide to life, death, eBay, and everything in between.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dtw42 - LibraryThing
Interesting and light-hearted, but not as coherently structured as Boese's other book, "Elephants on Acid". Here, although the stories are separated thematically into chapters ("Food", "Email", "The ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sanddancer - LibraryThing
The title is taken from an often reported but untrue story about a hippo in a circus swalling a dwarf which the audience mistakes for part of the act. This story is the introduction to hoaxes, urban ... Read full review