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Keeping It Real on What's Fake

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Source: BirdAbroad

With news out that a completely Fake Apple store hoodwinked Chinese consumers, my good friend Jason got to thinking. Of course someone would want to fake Apple !

It's a fantastic brand.

On the other hand, what about other brands?

"Fake Wendy's - never," he wrote me. "Fake KMart - never... Fake Dollar Store - maybe... Fake 7-11 - perhaps... Fake Arby's - never."

I can't recall the last time I went into a real Arby's.

Many Americans like things fake: fake Gucci, fake plants, fake breasts/eyelashes/hair/nails. Google+ is kinda like Fake Facebook. Bloomberg is Fake CNBC (Zing! Oh yeah, I went there).

But you don't really see Fake McDonald's, Fake Ryan Seacrest, or Fake Ford Tauruses. Which probably isn't a good thing.

You haven't made it until someone's faked you. It's the sincerest form of flattery.

In the meantime, I've decided to keep it real.

Here is a short list delineating some differences between truth and fiction.

Wendi Deng Murdoch: real wife
Real Housewives: fake wives

Seal Team 6: real men
NFL players/management: fake men

Unemployment: real problem
What to do when "Entourage" ends: fake problem

Temps in NYC: real heat
Onscreen chemistry between Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley: fake heat

What to do about Libya: real dilemma
What to do about Rebecca Black: fake dilemma (well...let me think about that...)

Raising debt limit: real debate
Raising debt limit: fake debate

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