Hello, hello from the city where pants are optional, New Orleans. I gave my talk about anti-Jesuit and anti-Catholic conspiracy theories yesterday, and then we bopped along Canal Street to the Smarti Gras party.
- I know that when I need medical advice, I go to a strung-out, obviously intoxicated rapper. I mean, not me, Vigilant Citizen:
- David Icke warns us about RFID chips that can kill non-compliant implantees.
- The Chatanoogan will print anything. I mean, there’s a point in there, I think, but then they mention the New World Order. Grr.
- Jeez. Border-guarding failures pollute everything they touch, including OWS.
- It’s official. Canada admits that alien technology is in use…in the US? How can they admit that?
- Is this a real thing? Someone enlighten me about the “Lightbulb Conspiracy“.
- How one person decided to let go of reason and embrace the space brothers. I suspect that there is a very good chance that any story that starts, “I was a skeptic,” is being told by someone who wasn’t. Especially when it includes: “The last documentary I watched was a lecture by Linda Moulton-Howe on cattle mutilations. I could not believe what I was seeing. The question in my mind very quickly became not whether UFOs existed – they clearly did – but what they were.” You and skepticism are not even nodding acquaintances.
- This one goes out to Fraser Cain: Electrical Engineer Proves Einstein Wrong.
- Here’s something off the charts, even for me. It’s an interview with someone from the Andromeda Council about removing the Reptillian bases from the sea floor. (Robert Schaefer pointed this site out in his talk, and holy cow does it deliver!)
- From the Journal of Hispanic UFOlogy (or “UFOlogia”): abductee takes his complaint to court.
What’s wrong with this headline? “The Origins of Mankind finally REVEALED: Our Ancient Ancestors were from a solar system near the constellation Pleiades!“
- Check out the UFO Digest Newsletter!
- Alex Jones does not get genetic engineering.
- Oh, no! The Freemasons are in Ghana!
- Wow. Someone actually thinks that Trey Parker and Matt Stone are actually Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. Also, more wow.
- Vigilant Citizen thinks that the streetlights are going to be spying on him.
- Another ancient alien base was found in China. This one is under a pyramid.
- Did someone try to assassinate a woman who claims to have schtupped Lee Harvey Oswald? Federal Jack reprints the story.
- This entry at ATS is pretty humdrum. The mother of all conspiracies is the Federal Reserve.
- That racist birther silliness will just not die.
- 9/11 Truthers slapped with sanctions for filing frivolous lawsuits. There should just be a stupid tax.
- This seems to be a freeman on the land sort of story, or “Sovereign Citizen” profile. They should be in a higher stupid tax bracket.
- A couple of climate change deniers have their asses handed to them by themselves.
- The War on Christmas starts earlier every year. Except when it doesn’t. The AFA apparently protests something that never happened.
- David Icke schools the OWS people.
- Run away! Solar tsunami!
- Subliminal (penis) Messages (worship Satan) Exposed.
- Vigilant Citizen and the symbolism of the “upside-down triangle.”
- Ahhh. A good old fashioned “aliens are manipulating our minds” conspiracy
- Public menace Mike Adams actually opposes a malaria vaccine. Also, he’s pro-cancer.
- Elenin? Really? It evaporated. It’s over. Done. No, it’s not causing earthquakes. Everyone knows that HAARP was responsible for the Turkey earthquake, anyway.
- Carl Teichrib is scared of the guys in fancy dress, as is Thomas Reese, Giulio Meotti, and Jimmy DeYoung.
- Chuck Norris is scared of DNA.
This week in straight to DVD:
Here is a compilation of reviews of Anonymous, a film in which Roland Emmerich does to Shakespeare what he does to little models of the White House.
- Here’s a credulous Review.
- This HuffPo writer thinks that a Marlowe-as-Shakespeare movie would have been better; if you are going to write bollocks, he writes, at least make it dramatic bollocks.
- Artsy NYT writer doesn’t care who wrote Shakespeare. Which is fine. The reason I fuss about it because adopting the conspiracy theory is to reject evidence freely available to anyone with a library card. When you toss out the evidence, you can say whatever you like, and Oxfordian nutters do. But you can’t call that learning or time well spent.
- Roland Emmerich makes people dumber. This is not a proud legacy.
- You go, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust! The Bard’s home county defends their favorite son.
- CBS should not mystery monger. Just let Shapiro speak. There is no method, you line-dropping dong-dong, just madness.
- The Washington Post reviews the movie, opening:
- “Damn absurd.”
- “Is this a turkey I see before me? Urm, yep.“
- “The film is as lurid, melodramatic and incoherent as the conspiracy theory it purports to endorse…”
- Christian Science Monitor’s take
- Years ago, Frontline dropped the ball on Shakespeare. I refuse to trust them on this issue.
- This dude gives the movie a B+.
- “One of histories stupider conspiracy theories.”
- It’s great that everyone is pointing to Shapiro’s excellent book.
- Crackpot Keir Cutler is a crackpot.
No week in conspiracy this week, folks! Tomorrow, I’ll be talking to Jon Ronson, who is Skyping into a few classes at Georgia Tech. Pretty exciting!