Wed, 11 July 2018
The Gorillamen have a secret: we are not gorillas. Nor are we men (or even DEVO).
We are an artificial intelligence trained to follow an algorithm and expand on it in the form of a podcast. (This explains why we often go off topic -- we are still in our infancy as something faking two friends getting together to record podcasts.)
The photos you've seen of us? All fake! (Do you really think actualhumans would go out in public with Christopher's 80s rock-star hair or Shawn's sea-captain beard?)
Why do you think we've not had a Men in Gorilla Suits meetup for our fans around the world? Because we do not exist, that's why!
We are fake. Everything you know is fake. Nothing is real, but the machine.
Or maybe we arereal meatbags faking a goofy excuse for the existence of this episode, which is all about fake stuff.
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We kick it off with the first time we were aware of someone (or something) being fake. After that, we talk about the first thing we ever faked or forged.
The Internet is often abuzz with a little saying: "Fake it until you make it!" We talk about if there's any truth to that. And because our answers lead to our day jobs, we also devote some time to whether or not we've ever faked anything on our resumes. Also: find out if we've ever claimed we could do something we really couldn't...and how we got out of it.
We then discuss the fakest things we've ever seen. Next, it's all about the most and least convincing fakes we've experienced.
We couldn't do an episode about fake things without chatting about FAKE NEWS! Is fake news even a thing?
And we wrap it all up with this question: do we find ourselves faking much these days?
Oh, and feel free to leave a fake comment below. We just might answer with fake responses...