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.
Did you miss the Yugoslav Space Program? It’s probably a spoof and it seems that most of the CTs are not buying it, but nevertheless it’s entertaining. So many opportunities for Yugo jokes…
I must have…could you post a link in the comments?
So, someone went and posted on a large number of forums a trailer of an alleged documentary that allegedly shows that the Apollo program was actually developed by the Yugoslavians and sold to the US. 🙂
DOKweb lists it as a mockumentary. I know about it because of the thread the spammer started in the Bad Astronomy and Universe Today Forum. (The first post contains the link to the trailer on YouTube.) There is a thread on ATS as well, with someone claiming to have worked in Object 505. I think it may be some kind of viral campaign.
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How disappointing… I commented on the Peter Kirby atricle, pointing out some of his unfounded speculation, and he replied with an insult and more speculation. So I replied again, and took his whole article to task for being one big pile of “I think this, therefore it’s true” and my comment didn’t make it through moderation. I thought he might at least be able to *talk* about stuff, but he obviously likes the echo chamber he lives in.
His strategy seems to be allowing one dissenting comment from each reader, and reply to it in a really stupid offhanded way, and then not let them comment again, as though they were totally floored by his “argument.” Very frustrating.
The highlight of the article, for me, was when he questioned the use of the word “owning” in the phrase “owning the weather,” in the title of some report. And how “own” backwards was NWO! OMG, it’s the lizard people and their New World Order! That was the point where I actually had to question whether or not it was one big joke, or something, but the “hee, had you going” never came.
Oh, from another article of his, he lists examples of circumstantial evidence for chemtrails. I’m not making this up when I say that included in the list was the following entry:
“The 2008 feature film ‘Toxic Skies’ starring Anne Heche is a fictional drama involving chemtrails.”
Ahhhh, thanks. Felt good to vent a bit…
Glad we could help! 🙂
I KNEW the Jesuits were behind it!! But I can only believe her 15%…not until the full body shot.
severe diaper rash…
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