This weekend, I will be attending TruthCon, which brings together all sorts of energy healers and people interested in UFO disclosure and 9/11 conspiracy theorists and…oh, everything. It’s like a paradise for me and will likely be the most interesting conference I attend this year (all love to NeMLA and NECSS, btw!). Regardless, since I am going to be really busy this weekend, I thought I would write up the week that was weak a little early.
Forget two weeks ago. And last week. And three weeks ago. THIS week, without a doubt is the most important week in the history of the human species, if conspiracy theorists are right.
- Bill Gates and the Pansexual Agenda! (This is a tightly packed chalupa of fail, and I don’t think he ever really gets around to pansexuality. Or exactly what Bill Gates has to do with it. But I love the title.)
- Announcement that stunning, undeniable evidence of UFOs appears in…American Banking and Market News?
- NASA caught red-handed…providing images for spazzes to photoshop.
- David Icke announces that the spiritual awakening of humanity is complete, but it was too long so I didn’t watch it.
- Dear crowds in Cairo, please beat up the Above Top Secret journalist who came up with “UFO in Cairo” story.
- Rabbis prepare to fight Glenn Beck.
- And Beck antagonized Muslims too. A charmer, he is. The Daily Show puts the goof in perspective.
- Brad Meltzer visited the Georgia Guidestones to film a show called “Apocalypse in Georgia,” which actually translates into “light snow.”
- Wikileaks confirmed to be government disinfo hub because Assange was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Is there even a name for that fallacy?
- The charmingly spelled British Centre for Science Education notes that Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis, sees conspiracy everywhere whenever someone criticizes his Creation Museum or the idea that people cohabited with dinosaurs.
- In an interesting but inadvertent psychology experiment, UFO disclosure advocates interpreted Obama’s call for transparency in government as a promise to reveal all about UFOs.
- Mubarak supporters frenzied by Israel conspiracy theories. Yes, Mubarak supporters, the Israelis are overthrowing their only ally in the region.
- Obama seeks an Internet kill switch like the one Egypt has. Muahahahaha!
- Irritable bowel Mike Adams posits a conspiracy against the fraudulent defrauding fraudster Andrew Wakefield.
Conspiracy theory of the week:
Honorary conspiracy theory of the week:
Not a real conspiracy theory, but my brother totally got me with a facebook post about the GIGANTIC STORM OF DOOM (which, in the end, never materialized in St. Louis):
“NEWS FLASH!! Area Man Convinced Blizzard The Work Of Muslim Extremists: “I don’t know how exactly, but these fellas have found a way to manipulate our weather patterns. They really will stop at nothing to disrupt our American way of life.”
Well played, sir. Well played.
And that’s it for now, friends. I’m off into the breach!
Come to rationalwiki.org, it could do with more clear thinkers from outside the sciences. We also do a nice line in WTFing at conspiracy theories.