Operation Murder… murderer in white! Continue reading “The nurse, murder, and deception”
Here’s how baseball player Mike Trout, who plays for the Los Angeles Angels, got his nickname. Continue reading “How deception gave a ball player his nickname”
Three acts on deception from the radio show This American Life, featuring Alex Blumberg, Nick Hornby, and David Sedaris. Continue reading “Three kinds of deception from This American Life”
With these secrets you can
beat the devil at his own game.
There are two basic principles of magical deception applicable to all types of deception and not just to those used by magicians. Continue reading “Two powerful secrets of deception”
Experiments have shown that people are more likely to believe almost any claim if it is preceded by the phrase "experiments have shown."
Even if they are obviously lying?
Continue reading “Two cartoons about deception by thadguy”
|This Hyatt hotel sits proudly right next to the U. S. Capitol, as shown on the hotel’s promotional website|
You know who he is.
That actor who was in that thing.
Here are summaries of two stories from his book of essays called The Dangerous Animals Club. Continue reading “Two stories on deception by Stephen Tobolowsky”
|This is a before-Photoshopping image of the "ugly" Faith Hill|
While I was at a party, I recently opined, in my highly knowledgeable and indignant voice, that no image appears in any medium anymore without being Photoshopped in some way. Continue reading “The Deception Of Beauty Magazines”
Martin Gardner (1914-2010)
The classic book Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science by Martin Gardner is a masterpiece. Continue reading “Martin Gardner fought deception, fads and fallacies in science”
Arthur "Rex" Crane, the deceptive Australian POW. Continue reading “The deception of Arthur Rex Crane, ex-POW”