girlfriend hoax

Are you as confused by this fake girlfriend hoax currently dominating the web as we are? Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick discusses what is known about the hoax so far here, which kinda begins to explain things. We’re just relieved that our imaginary girlfriend is very much alive and thriving, somewhere in the Niagara Falls region…we mean, our girlfriend…our very real girlfriend.

Is Te'o GF hoax a tragedy or a comedy? Let's pause and reflect.

Everyone loves watching Greek tragedies of a hero’s mighty downfall. The Ancient Greeks called the emotion derived from watching an impregnable man’s descent catharsis. Us moderns are more than likely to parrot that line, or word, and yet we immerse ourselves in it for an entirely different reason. 

Schadenfreude. Ugly, nasty schadenfreude. 

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