Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: The Bogus Christian Memoir Hall of Shame

Literary fraud is an important topic at Swallowing the Camel. Whether it's middle-aged women pretending to be teen boys afflicted with HIV/AIDS (here and here), or James Cameron's BFF letting himself be snowjobbed by a lying WWII vet, or fake Holocaust memoirists, no one gets a free pass when it comes to literary misdeeds. So... Continue Reading →

The Iceman Lieth

Was Mafia assassin Richard Kuklinski full of sh**? I've had Richard "Ice Man" Kuklinski's claims on my mind for some time now, and with the FBI recently scouring Detroit for Jimmy Hoffa and a┬ámovie starring Michael Shannon as Kuklinski being released in May, this seems as good a time as any to examine what the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Flying Saucers and the Three Men by Albert K. Bender

I was fortunate enough to snag this somewhat rare book for just $2.50 at a secondhand bookstore recently. It's famous in ufology circles for giving the first in-depth description of the Men in Black, those not-quite-human, not-quite alien dudes who show up after close encounters to tell witnesses, "You saw the planet Venus." The first... Continue Reading →

Anti-Occult Nonsense On Stilts: Kurt Koch’s Occult ABC

In the world of anti-occult zealotry, Kurt Koch is something of a legend. A Lutheran pastor in Germany, he traveled the world addressing churches of nearly every denomination for over half a century, and claimed to have counseled about 20,000 people by the late '70s.I was *lucky* enough to score a copy of his most... Continue Reading →

Book Review of The Return of Planet-X by Jaysen Q. Rand, Part II

continued from Part IThe EvidenceThe Chronology of Planet-XIf X passes Earth roughly every 3600 years and its next fly-by is expected any minute now, then we've got an excellent idea of when these major cataclysms should've wracked the earth. The last wave of havoc should have occurred 'round about 1590 BC, in the late Bronze... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Return of Planet X by Jaysen Q. Rand

The full title of this book won't even fit in the space allotted for the blog post title, so here it is: The Return of Planet-X And Its Effects on Mother Earth ~ a Natural Disaster Survivor's Manual ~ WORMWOOD: Mankind's Ongoing Legacy With A Brown Dwarf Star by Jaysen Q. Rand, Ph.D. (FutureWorld Publishing,... Continue Reading →

Pants Afire Awards

The Pants Afire Award goes to the least credible people I've written about here on Swallowing the Camel. And the lucky winners are... Benjamin Fulford, saving the world with Freemasonic ninjas Larry Sinclair - Obama's gay lover and his murder allegations James Frey - Bad writer, no Pulitzer! Sylvia Browne, the whiskey-throated emodiment of epic... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Alice in Wonderland and the World Trade Center Disaster by David Icke

This one definitely wasn't on my winter reading list, but my Signif Other brought it home from a kooky New Age bookstore and I just couldn't resist, even though it reeks of incense.For those not familiar with Mr. David Icke (pronounced "Ike"), a crash course: He's a former UK football player and sports presenter who... Continue Reading →

A Million Little Pieces of Crap

WARNING: Contains SPOILERS for the book A Million Little Pieces."I believe there has never been a realistic book about addiction." - James Frey, promotional CD for A Million Little Pieces.This is a brief introduction to James Frey and his 2004 memoir, A Million Little Pieces, which has sold over 3.5 million copies and topped bestseller... Continue Reading →

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