Our society's focus on what's "real" and what's "fake" helps explain the vast popularity of magic shows, of visual effects, of "Unsolved Mysteries," of tabloid magazines, and especially of professional wrestling. It's called the willing suspension of disbelief, the moment in which people can forget what they are watching "isn't real," even as they know it is. What can we learn from it?
Today at TwtrCon, the Twitter business conference in New York City, the infamous (and philanthropic) @BPGlobalPR ran out on stage looking very much the con himself, disguised in a ski mask, fake moustache, oversized nose, glasses, and a wig and top hat.
Keep a bowl of salt beside you while reading this, just in case, but a man claiming to be behind the hilarious and cutting @BPGlobalPR Twitter account has written an article describing his motives and how @BPGlobalPR is helping out monetarily.