Science | Technology

Trump’s Golden Throne


Year(s): 2017

April Fools’ Day is Joey Skaggs’ favorite holiday. Every year since 1986, to commemorate and celebrate the folly of mankind, he has organized New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade. Over the years, the parade has grown in stature and has now joined the ranks of beloved New York parades. In 2017, unlike other years when the parades have attracted major media coverage but have basically been a figment of Joey’s imagination, there actually was a parade. It was a Trumpathon!

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Art Attack


Year(s): 2002

In February 2001, Joey Skaggs was invited to participate in an exhibition at the Espai D’Art Contemporani (EACC) in Castellon, Spain. The show, entitled “En el Lado de la Television” [In the Side of Television] was intended to explore the relationships, contradictions and paradoxes between art and the mass media. Skaggs proposed a concept dealing with terrorism, violence and the media…

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Scandal in Slovenia


Year(s): 2001

On February 22, 2001, friend and co-conspirator Miso Alkalaj sent Joey Skaggs the first of many emails about a news story unfolding in Slovenia. A young law student had announced that he, representing all of Europe, had won first prize in a world competition in computer programming in Rio. Skeptics in the media became suspicious because they could not substantiate the existence of the competition, nor could they locate or talk to the student who had received government funding to enter this contest. Because Alkalaj declined to comment, they summarily decided that the whole thing was a hoax and he and Skaggs were behind it. The story gets more bizarre from there.

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Final Curtain


Year(s): 1998, 1999, 2000

The Final Curtain was an over-the-top parody of the death care industry, designed to provoke people to think about their feelings about life, death and burial in a new light–before it’s personally too late.

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Stop BioPEEP


Year(s): 1996, 1997, 1998

BioPEEP, the code name for a top secret research project–which stood for Biological Protocol for Enhanced Economic Production–commissioned by an unnamed multinational corporation, was a sinister plot to genetically alter and irreversibly addict human beings who unknowingly consumed their products. At the point of successful isolation and testing on humans, the research was co-opted by the U.S. military for use as a biological weapon capable of eradicating DNA targeted populations (specifically Jews, Arabs, Africans and Asians) through consumer products.

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Solomon Project


Year(s): 1995, 1996

In October 1995, Dr. Joseph Bonuso, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs), research fellow and founding director of the Solomon Project, sent out more than 3,000 press releases to elected officials, judges, and law school deans. The release stated that he, with 150 computer scientists and attorneys specializing in artificial intelligence, had developed a solution to the crisis of American jurisprudence. It was called Solomon.

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SEXONIX


Year(s): 1993

In the Fall of 1993, SEXONIX, the world’s first sexual virtual reality company, planned to exhibit their equipment and software at the Metro Toronto Christmas Gift and Invention Show at Sky-Dome. But, the demonstration was not to be. All of the hardware and software, valued at over $300,000, was confiscated at the border by Canadian customs agents on the grounds that SEXONIX was morally offensive to the Canadian people. So said Joseph Skaggs, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs)…

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Comacocoon


Year(s): 1990

In the Fall of 1990, Dr. Schlafer (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs) mailed out brochures announcing a new type of vacation experience, one that was enhanced by anesthesiology and subliminal programming. It was called Comacocoon, and offered a solution to the ever increasing risks of traveling away from home as well as the negative impact of tourism on the environment. In actuality, the letter and brochure were sent only to the media.

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Nose Knows


Year(s): 1987

Joseph Adore (aka Joey Skaggs) was born with an extremely acute olfactory sense and was personally responsible for more drug busts than any DEA agent in history.

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April Fools’ Day Parade


Year(s): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

For more than three decades, New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade has offered the public an opportunity to express, in a comical way, its outrage against the foolishness of mankind. Thousands of participants in look-alike costumes with satirical floats creatively mock the thoughtless, corrupt and selfish acts of the past year. The parade marches down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park where revelers rejoice and party. The event ends with the annual crowning of the King of Fools.

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