The Week in Conspiracy (12 June 2011)

You thought that you could slip by while I was at Skepticamp, didn’t you, you little conspiracy theories? Well, it’s not that easy. I’m ever vigilant and on the case. This week brought more grotesque news analysis from the goof-o-sphere. Let’s get into it.

Conspiracy theory of the week.

For me, it was hands down “Palin birtherism.” It’s the idea that Sarah Palin pretended to have a child…for some reason. It made it into Skepticamp Atlanta, and I’m still irritated with annoyance and irritation. So, the Palin emails were released in the last few days, and they talk about this issue. And her office was clearly befuddled by the allegations. And I resent having to defend Sarah Palin on any point, but you have to be fair. As Eve just said over my shoulder, because she did a long series of stupid things while leaking (radiator?) fluid, that does not mean that she was never pregnant.

Man, I was annoyed.


5 Responses to The Week in Conspiracy (12 June 2011)

  1. Pacal says:

    Well one thing I can say well ahead of the movies release is given the nature of the filmnmaker’s other’s films, 2012, Godzilla: The movie, 10,000 B.C., Independence Day etc., the movie will be bad, real bad! But it will probably be enjoyably bad.

    Also Emerlich seems to have a perpetual fascination for pseudo cr4ap.

  2. Pacal says:

    Damn its crap!

  3. Ken says:

    SCENE. The Earl of Oxford’s study. The EARL is at his desk, writing with a quill pen on parchment. Suddenly a huge


    tears away the wall behind him, sending furniture and debris flying. The EARL is thrown to one side, cut and bleeding. A MYSTERIOUS FIGURE steps through the hole blasted in the wall. We only see him from his waist down: hose, doublet, shoes, and a single-shot ball pistol held in his left hand. He walks over to the desk and picks up the Earl’s manuscript.


    The MYSTERIOUS FIGURE pockets the manuscript, and places a strange METALLIC PYRAMID engraved with Egyptian hieroglyphs on the desk in its place. The MYSTERIOUS FIGURE then walks to the Earl, who has managed to roll onto his back. The Earl, still stunned, looks up at the figure.

    POV EARL: The MYSTERIOUS FIGURE’s head and shoulders, in silhouette, his (her?) identity impossible to determine.

    The Earl’s face is shown in extreme closeup with an expression mingling horror and bewilderment.

    EARL OF OXFORD. You…??

    POV EARL: The MYSTERIOUS FIGURE raises the pistol, pointing it at the camera. A huge


  4. Bob says:

    Spoiler alert. It was Kaiser Soze wot wrote Shakespeare.


  5. bacopa says:

    The ancient duodecahedrons were likely a fashion statement, The side of a duodecahedron is irrational with the diameter of the sphere it fits into. The diagonals of a pentagon cut each other in a golden ratio. . Any craftsman who had read Euclid could play around with compasses and spacers to make a duodecahedron and market it as the multi irrational Euclidean marvel.

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