"This is my friend Ted, and this is Ted's lower-priced knockoff."
Tags:look-alike, look-alikes, look alike, lookalikes, look alikes, lookalike, knockoff, knockoffs, cocktail party, cocktail parties, designer label, designer labels, consumerism, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, bargain bucket, bargain buckets, twin, twins, introduce, introducing, introduction, introductions, low price, low price, shopper, shoppers, shopping, reproduction, reproductions, fake, fakes, replica, replicas, imitation, imitations, jump on the bandwagon, jumping on the bandwagon, trend, trends, following trends, fashions, modern life
Hoax Ethnic Food
Tags:hoax, hoaxes, con, cons, scam, scams, scam artist, scam artists, food stall, food stalls, food stand, food stands, new york, fake, fakes, fraud, frauds, fraudster, fraudsters, ethnic food, ethnic foods, food fad, food fads, foodie, foodies, business idea, business plan, money maker, money spinner
Exposed as a fraud.
Tags:faux, hotel, hotels, facsimile, facsimiles, fake, fakes, faking, fake it, fakes it, faking it, vacation, vacations, vacationing, french, france, road trip, road trips, con, cons, con artist, con artists, false, false front, false fronts, movie set, movie sets, film set, film sets, set, sets, village, villages
"Fortunately, I think we have an extremely accurate copy of it in the museum's gift shop."
Tags:museum, museums, gallery, galleries, art, vase, vases, antique, antiques, priceless, original, accident, accidents, broken, smashed, damaged, copy, copies, fake, fakes, counterfeit, counterfeits, fix, problem, problems, mistake, mistakes, replace, replacement, replacements, gift shop, gift shops, director, directors, security, security guard, security guards, cover-up, cover-ups, cover up, cover ups, deception
Mannequin in office cubicle.
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, cubicle, cubicles, office cubicle, office cubicles, mannequin, mannequins, fake, fakes, stand in, stand ins, monotony, monotonous, corporate machine, the corporate machine, daily grind, shop dummy, shop dummies
"You faked your death once before—how do I know you're not faking it now?"
Tags:bible, bibles, biblical, the bible, heaven, heavens gate, heavens gates, heaven's gate, heaven's gates, pearly gates, pearly gate, st peter, peter, saint, saints, saint peter, insurance, insured, life, life insurance, dead, died, death, fake death, fake, fakes, faker, fraud, fraudulent, guilt, guilty, awkward, awkward moment, uh oh, christianity, christian, ethics, ethical, ethic, moral, morals, morally, lie, lies, liar, lying, lawyer, lawyers
"It's all become so Disneyfied."
Tags:disneyfication, fish, sea, ocean, gentrification, censor, censorship, safe, editing, natural world, environmental destruction, safe entertainment, man made environments, man made environments, mermaid, mermaids, nature, natural world, sellout, sellouts, selling out, sold out, authentic, authenticity, inauthentic, fake, fakes, tourist trap, tourist traps, tourist, tourism, corporate, big corporation, mega corporation
"Yes, I'm sure. It says here the full moon isn't until the twenty-third."
Tags:moon, the moon, full moon, the full moon, astronomy, astronomer, astronomers, conspiracy, conspiracies, conspiracy theory, conspiracy theories, conspiracy theorist, conspiracy theorists, moon cycle, the moon cycle, moon phases, fake, fakes, trick, tricks, fact checking, fact checker, fact checkers, by the book
"Careful, kiddo. A lot a junk mail looks first class."
Boy copying abstract artwork in an art gallery.
Tags:modern art, abstract art, modern artists, modern artist, art gallery, art galleries, art museum, art museums, art theft, plagiarism, fake, fakes, pretentious, pretentiousness, art student, art students, copycat, copycats, pretension, plagiarism, copying artwork, wasting time, postmodernism, contemporary art, modernism
"This has been fun, Hank, but let's not forget that the bus back to the city leaves in fifteen minutes."
Tags:stranded, marooned, adventure, adventures, pretend, pretends, pretending, pretender, pretenders, sail, sails, sailing, tourist, tourists, tourism, city slicker, city slickers, city folk, safari, on safari, tough guy, tough guys, fake, fakes, faking, facsimile, facsimiles, tour, tour group, tour groups, coward, cowards, cowardly, roleplay, roleplays, roleplaying, role play, role plays, role playing
Less Than Superheros
Tags:hero, heroes, super hero, super heroes, superhero, superheroes, word play, word plays, comic, comics, comic book, comic books, comic book characters, comic book character, knockoff, knockoffs, idiom, idioms, imposter, imposters, impostor, impostors, fake, fakes, faker, phoney, phony, phoneys, phonies, film, films, movies, movie, movie characters, movie character, film character, film characters, action movies, action movie, comic book movies, comic book movie
"I've noticed you've taken to wearing a lab coat lately. May I ask the reason why?"
"Just take the picture. I'll Photoshop in something really big when we get home."
Tags:fishing, fish, lie, lies, image manipulation, image editing, image editor, image editors, cheat, cheats, cheater, cheaters, fake, fakes, fakery, exaggerate, exaggeration, exaggerating, exaggerations, beach holiday, beach holidays, beach vacation, beach vacations, modern technology, modern technologies
Be the Author
Tags:book signing, book signings, meet the author, signing, signings, fake, fakes, fraud, frauds, fame, celebrity, ambition, ambitions, ambitious, writer, writers, writing, failed writer, failed writers, novelist, novelists, author, authors, book shop, book shops, bookshop, bookshops, book store, book stores, bookstore, bookstore, book, books, reading, favourite author, favorite author
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, mime, miming, mime artist, mime artists, bad management, bad manager, bad managers, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, silver spoon, pretender, pretenders, fake, fakes
"That's how you know it's genuine - when you tilt it at just the right angle, you can see George Washington rolling in his grave."
"In the flesh? I thought you were apocryphal."
Tags:first meeting, first meetings, introduction, introductions, open night, open nights, private viewing, private viewings, private show, private shows, writer, writers, author, authors, artist, artists, apocryphal, in the flesh, authenticity, fake, fakes, faker, fakers, insult, insults, nom de plume
"Believe me, I can tell."
"It's...it's...learning to appear vaguely Presidential!"
Tags:trump, president trump, president donald trump, presidential, behavior, behaviour, behaving, professional, professionalism, fear, fears, liberal, liberals, democrat, democrats, democratic, reelection, reelection chances, reelect, reelects, reelecting, re-elect, re-elects, re-election, re-electing, second term, second terms, two-term, appearance, fake, fakes, faking, republican, republicans, conservative, conservatives, never trump, #nevertrump, nevertrump
"He walks the walk and talks the talk. But he doesn't drink the drink."
Tags:drinker, drinkers, drunk, drunks, drunkard, drunkards, drunken night, drunken nights, barfly, barflies, bar fly, bar flies, walk the walk, talk the talk, in-group, in-groups, in-crowd, in-crowds, bartender, bartenders, bartending, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, club, clubs, poser, posers, poseur, poseurs, authenticity, inauthentic, faker, fake, fakes, faking it, fake it, fakes it
"Thrilling news, sweetie! The National Gallery's entire collection of Velázquez is now attributed to you."
Tags:art, artist, artists, artwork, artworks, painter, painters, painting, paintings, famous painting, famous paintings, copy, copies, forger, forgers, forging, counterfeit, counterfeiter, counterfeiters, fake, fakes, fraud, white-collar crime, criminal, criminals, national gallery, master, masters, museum, museums, gallery, galleries, collection, collector, collectors, art appraiser, art appraisers, news, good news, credit, taking credit, modern life
"Well, I'll be-we just spent all weekend planning to rob a façade."
Other Rembrandt Misattributions
Tags:art, classical, classical art, art history, art histories, historical, hoax, hoaxes, satirical, satire, satires, portraits, portrait, portraits, painting, paintings, dutch, dutch masters, masters, painting masters, ethics, ethic, fakes, deepfake, deep fakes, fake, fakes, faked, forgery, forgeries, forged, unlikely, unlikely images, obvious, oblivious