After introducing our viewers last week to the wonderfully weird world of master art forger Mark Landis, many of you were left wanting more information on this supremely strange individual. Read more at theavantgardediaries.com
Directed by Terri Timely / Produced by Sophie Harris / Edited by Amanda Larson / Photography Direction by Donavan Sell / Production Coordination by Ayesha Janmohamed / Transcription by Simone Tolmie / With special thanks to John Gapper
Russian metal? Yeah, we got that. A berserk tribute to “Gorbachov” by ANJ, with zombies. (Warning: sorta PG/R rated.)
That “Kenyan birth certificate” promoted by World Net Daily, Orly Taitz, Free Republic, and quite a few bloggers turns out to have been a deliberate prank on the Nirthers. They were well and truly punk’d.
The first words I wrote immediately after seeing the latest incarnation of the Nirth Certifikit:
Today we get a ludicrous effort by head Nirther Orly Taitz to foist off an obviously fake “Kenyan birth certificate” with Barack Obama’s name on it.
Not that I would ever say “I told you so.”
Or nya nya, Freepers, nya nya.
Or anything childish like that.
UPDATE at 8/6/09 5:29:52 pm:
Here’s the anonymous blogger who posted the high resolution images proving the punkage: Birthers Punk’d! Hoax Kenyan Birth Certificate.
Fine cotton business paper: $11
Inkjet printer: $35
1940 Royal Model KMM manual typewriter: $10
2 Shilling coin: $1
Pilot Varsity fountain pen: $3
Punkin’ the Birthers: Priceless
Looks like David Weigel has unearthed the probable source image for the forged Kenyan birth certificate — a “registration of birth” from Australia with striking similarities to Orly Taitz’s document.