We survived CSICon, and the audience survived my epic spiel (which was never certain). I met some pretty fab folks and enjoyed myself mightily. Eve did too. But just because we played hooky for a few days doesn’t mean that I could help but see the crazy stuff that streamed in on my mail, twitter, and reader feeds.
Let get it on.
This Week in I Made More as a Graduate Student than Anonymous Has Pulled In
I’m pretty sure that Anonymous is losing money hand over fist in the American market. This is as it should be.
- Best subtitle: “Shakespeare was a fraud, says the man who showed us space aliens building the pyramids.”
- “Entertaining but unconvincing.”
- “Exceptionally stupid.” Hear that, Rollo? You’re exceptional!
- Everyone in my hometown agrees: Roland Emmerich should be put in some sort of home. Or something to that effect. I love the comments which appear on another page, in which one person says, “Oh yeah, well there is evidence–cryptograms!” FFS STFU.
- “Anyone who sees Emmerich’s Anonymous [...] will surely not be able to take such claims seriously.”
- “The notion that Shakespeare’s works were written by someone else is daft.“
- Haha! Someone else noticed that Emmerich was totally slutty with the thunderclaps-as-punctuation motif!
- “England is aghast.”
- “It’s comparable to saying that ‘a welfare mother couldn’t have written Harry Potter.’”
- “[M]aintaining that fantasy of a secret aristocratic Shakespeare means you must ignore dozens of inconvenient and straightforward pieces of evidence, early documents in which a wide range of witnesses identify Shakespeare as the poet.”
- “[I]f there were money in this, it would be settled in court in no time.”
- Guardian finds that about 12 percent of its Internet readers prone to take surveys are lucky to know how to use a mouse without choking on it.
And the other crazy:
- Jon Kay (author of Among the Truthers, which I wish I had written) looks at the Freudian roots of the Shakespeare conspiracy. A fun read.
- When your by-line reads, “He was very closely associated with Yasir Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milosevic and other leaders in the Arab World and in the Balkans,” it’s time to consider where your life went titanically fecking wrong.
- NASA and CalTech say that Comet Elenin (the lamest apocalypse ever this year) is gone and should be forgotten. WHAT ARE THEY HIDING!?! Perhaps the next apocalypse, YU55!!!
- David Icke: “Remember who you are.” Also, he’s apparently in New Zealand. Did anyone down there notice extra crazy?
- AHH! Death vortex!
- Alright, guys. Is in Nemesis or Nibiru? Make up your minds.
- Judy Wood (ugh) asks, “Where did the towers go on 9/11?” to the residents of an old folks’ home.
- Why are so many free energy patents denied? Because they are submitted by cranks, perhaps? Go ahead and build the damned things and get your Nobel Prize and you can tell the Patent Office to jam it.
- Just what Herman Cain needed this week, an endorsement by Pamela Geller.
- Oh, I need to be in Dallas on 22 November 2013, the 50th anniversary. Can someone please make this happen? Kthxbai.
- The Illuminati symbolism in an episode of Family Guy:
- OOH! Umberto Eco has released The Prague Cemetery! MUST HAVE!
- Governor Ventura considers White House run.
- This is just so weird. He who controls Princess Diana controls the world.
- Oh, you should read crank.net.
- God, I love what issues from the heaving loins of expolitics.com.
- News With Views does to my soul what the protester they talk about did to that police car.
- Climate change deniers need to stop it. Seriously, you’re embarrassing yourselves and you’re hurting EVERYONE. The erudite comments at the bottom of this SciFri article are telling.
- The Sovereign Citizens are starting to continue to creep me out yet more. They’re a real danger, people. So’s Fox, by the way.
- Wow. (We can say ex-actor at this point, can we not?) Michael Moriarty is…totally off his nut.
- “HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE SECRET CODE ILLUMINATI MASONRY MEDITATION” (“Things a lunatic would say? Words that have nothing to do with each other? Pass! Pass!”)
- Oh, thank goodness Vigilant Citizen is still compiling these. Why can’t I have that many people commenting on my site? Chop, chop people!
- Jewish bankers in Libya. Sigh.
- “Geomagnetic Fields Gone Wild–Winter Superstorms Likely” (They shouldn’t be flashing us them if it is going to be freezing. They’ll catch their death of a cold. Also, this is meteorology of the absurd.)
- Gibson Guitars is just making me hate them as a corporation. Stop it. Cooperate, people. Your shameful behavior has convinced me to never by a new Gibson, and that’s not the Feds’ fault.
- Federal Jack interviews the author of “Dr. Mary’s Monkey: The Link Between Polio Vaccines, Cancer, & JFK’s Murder.” (Facepalm.)
- The Canadian National Newspaper reports that Bill Cooper predicted 9/11. Hey, I’m reading Bill Cooper’s book! It’s a waking death!
Twit of the week:
This came from the @poopy_poo, who is the soul of the age: “@davidicke I hope all your 13,000 followers will be attending wembley next year mr Icke, very excited to be coming :-)”