Sorry I’ve been quiet lately, but I’ve been out and about in a big way. Since last time I posted, I have been to the Pacific Northwest, where I had the pleasure of hanging out with many of the Seattle Skeptics. I went birding on Mt. Rainier (foolish me) and interviewed people who were a little scared of the murals at the Denver International Airport. Hopefully that will become a Skeptical Inquirer article or post.
Unfortunately, I started this post in the lobby of my hotel, and lost a huge amount of work when I closed my laptop. Grr. But technical glitches will not stop me from bringing you the week in the weird-o-sphere.
- Get Joe Nickell on the phone! There’s a WWII diary that needs authentication! It may alter what we think happened to Glenn Miller.
- Jesse Ventura got punched out by an actual SEAL! I don’t advocate violence, but give that guy a medal!
- An interview with a member of, and this is a band name, Skyfucker. This is the evidence that Vigilant Citizen doesn’t want you to see!
- Take anything printed in the Daily Mail with a grain of … nay, a salt-lick. But the story of David Icke’s collapsing marriage has to be included this week.
- A story out of England, possibly misleadingly reported: “Dead Body Found On Royal Front Lawn Raises Questions About Personal Lives Of The Elite.” The author makes a point of tying the Royal Family to “the historical Count Dracula.” (Ugh.)
- So, war is in the air, and Iran is going around torpedoing luxury liners.
- A mystery illness strikes a bunch of girls in New York, and the conspiracy folks cry, “HPV vaccine!” Sometimes ignorance is obscene.
- At the IntelHub, Peter Kirby speculates about the chemtrail business. He can’t even get through the first paragraph without totally messing up the chain of command:
The spraying itself is carried out by the U.S. military; probably the Air Force. The orders mostly come from Wall Street. The military man or men in charge of the operation take orders from an intelligence agency.
- Again with the IntelHub! They also picked up an interview with Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson, who was in the 2010 trouser truffle of a documentary, “What In the World Are They Spraying?” (It was horrid. I was at the world premier.)
- On New Year’s Eve, Obama crowned himself. Or possibly he ate Parquet spread.
- Eisenhower golfed with aliens. Well, the video doesn’t say that, but Eisenhower liked to golf, so that’s probably how the encounter played out. Also, I saw a document once, so trust me. (See how stupid that sounds, guys?)
- Was Tesla an ancient Egyptian? Well, if he was a time traveler from the future, why not?
- The Nazi connection to the JFK assassination. Be one of the first people to see this video! Nobody else has bothered!
- This headline is so tantalizingly incomplete. Every way I try to follow up on this one I am blocked. But it leaves so many questions unanswered. Questions that it just raised!
- I loved the headline, “Man Trapped In Time Vortex Appears In The Future,” because, well, how would we know?
- Just too late for Christmas! Bohemian Grove action figures!
- From Doubtful Newsblog, the Iranian-alien technology that they are not telling you about. I mean, Doubtful Newsblog is, but nobody else.
- Oh man, do we need a conspiracy theory about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s baby’s name? Apparently someone does.
- A new conspiracy theory book! Ooh! Ooh! Must have! Conspiracy Rising, by Martha Lee. Yayayay!
- Finally, someone else talking about the Jesuits!
- FederalJack releases the strikingly accurately titled “Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Swine Flu Deception.”
- When is the gummint gonna open those FEMA camps? They’ve been sitting on this for 30 years. They haven’t put a single person away, so why would they possibly be building more?
- Luke Rudkowski continues to be at the center of an epic delusion. Very embarrassing.
- Weird, self-perpetuating groups, like clusters of conspiracy theorists, often have their own authorities. Here’s a write up about the phenomenon in the NYT as applied to evangelicals.
- Outrageous! IntelHub says that a movie where Gwyneth Paltrow dies horribly is a bad movie! Shame, shame!
- Will Diebold voting machines cheat Ron Paul out of third…NO SECOND PLACE FINISH (hell, why not just say first?) in N.H.?
- The prize for most unlikely headline of the week goes to exopolitics for: “Expert: Prince William is the Antichrist, Future King of One World Government.” I give this award not because of anything to do with William, but because how do you become an expert in that fact?
Conspiracy Theory of the Week:
No contest. It was tweeted by Jason Brown, @drunkenmadman:
INVISIBLE HIGHLY-TRAINED ATTACK HAMSTERS WITH DIAMOND-TIPPED FALSE TEETH DID 9/11!!
That was at least as fun as “Terrified Woman From Other Universe Wakes Up Here.”
No wait. There is a new winner. It is this. She’s really sick, but the tales she tells (and the fact that she felt she needed to tell it in her bathroom wearing a bathing suit) freaking fascinate me. I mean…wow. Warning: this is so obscene your ears might burst in a desperate attempt to protect your sanity, but it won’t help. The sheer quantities of Jesuit bodily fluids. Be advised, do not watch this:
And that’s it. I’ll see you next week. I really hope. More traveling as the job situation gets serious. I have an interview in about two weeks and a talk to prepare to give to that department. I’m talking about…conspiracy theories (among other things). Go figure.