Tales of The World’s Greatest Hoaxer


In honor of today’s hijinks, Gawker posted a “best of” from the great New York hoaxer Alan Abel. Abel’s decade-long prank career includes protesting breast-feeding, attempting to sell a kidney, and hiring actor Buck Henry (Liz’s dad on 30 Rock) to demand an end to animal nudity. The journalist serves up his fabricated news stories with the intent to deliver “a kick in the intellect” to the viewing public. Makes all this fake vomit look real immature in comparison.