Farrah, Ed, Michael, now Jeff Goldblum???? WTF?

by daniel-p 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • inkling
    Gah! Thanks for the tip, inkling. I heard about it from a colleague, so I was primed to believe.... now I can lord it over her.... ;)

    Actually we were ALL primed to believe, after two comfirmed celebrity deaths in the same day,
    it is the PERFECT time to pull out hoaxs like these. I would have fallen right for it, if not for Leolaia.

    But then, Leolaia has superhuman bologna detection powers...


  • m.seagull

    what about george benson, isn't it time for him to go?

  • Robdar


    what about george benson, isn't it time for him to go?

    That's just plain mean.

    I luv you!

  • Colton

    Why couldn't it be Carrot Top? THE WRONG ONE DIED!!!

  • HappyDad

    Jeff Goldblum was my family Doctors son. Jeff was a year or two behind me in high school here in Western PA.

    His dad was a great Dr. and treated all my family and did my blood test when getting married.


  • chickpea


    just so happens i get the online NZ Herald daily

    Foot of Kauri Cliffs star-studded by internet hoax

    New 2:37PM Friday Jun 26, 2009

    Forget the gold stars on Hollywood pavements - there should really be a trail of them at Northland's luxury golf resort near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs.

    A long-running internet hoax today triggered multiple false reports that United States actor Jeff Goldblum died today in a tragic fall while filming a movie in New Zealand.

    The actor began filming two days ago in New York with Rachel McAdams on the set of Morning Glory.

    While the NZ-death story has remained the same throughout the years, the actors' names have varied.

    In November 2006, the unlucky actor was Tom Hanks, and in 2008, Tom Cruise - both supposed to have fallen to their deaths on set. Jeff Goldblum is the latest in the trail of fictional corpses.

    Unfortunately an Australian entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins relayed the news of the supposed death this morning on Channel Nine's Today show.

    Wilkins, a former New Zealand pop star under the name of Richard Wilde, has been caught out previously by a hoax. On April 1, 2000, he went to air with an announcement that Sydney had "lost the Olympics". In fact he had taken seriously an elaborate April Fools hoax by two Triple J radio hosts. The viral spread of the Goldblum story triggered a flood of calls to New Zealand police, and Inspector Kerry Watson issued a statement: "Police at Kerikeri are receiving phone calls regarding a person falling from a cliff at Kauri Cliff. There is no such incident and police have no information to provide".

    The policeman did not use the blunt description applied by Tom Cruise's spokesman when that star "died": "This is erroneous and unreliable internet garbage."

    The original Tom Hanks story was later traced to fakeawish.com, a site that serves as a fake news generator and allows users to plug a celebrity's name into made-up stories. A top option on the site was to plug a male celebrity's name into a "dies in New Zealand" article.

    - NZPA

  • FlyingHighNow

    The lead singer for the Seeds is dead though.

  • parakeet

    Hey, I think I died today. Even more coincidences.

  • FlyingHighNow

    Yeah, I saw you get run over by a bus.

  • parakeet

    FHN: Yeah, I saw you get run over by a bus.

    It's been confirmed by two sources -- parakeet is officially dead. Call CNN.

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