The War on Christmas is Real

The Espresso Shot Heard Round the World On November 5, Arizona vlogger and possible psychopath Joshua Feuerstein posted a Facebook video calling for a worldwide movement to force Starbucks to acknowledge Christmas.  His rant went viral, topping 12 million views in just three days. Feuerstein was incensed that the world's largest coffee chain had removed... Continue Reading →

Apologies for the Gary Webb Tease

Yesterday, I briefly posted a piece on the death of journalist Gary Webb. This was actually a draft of a post that I don't intend to publish until later in the week, so my apologies to those who saw the post in their readers and attempted to access it. - SME

2014: The Year in Psychic Fail

It's that time of year again: Time to review some of the psychic predictions made for last year. Sylvia Browne is out of the picture now, but as Illuminutti has pointed out, she made one last set of predictions that turned out to be very wrong. How did the upstart psychics fare? Nikki, "Psychic to... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Slow News Week

As the U.S. seethes with racial tension, protestors swarm the streets of Hong Kong, and missiles gut Syria, a few intrepid journos have somehow managed to ferret out the real stories... Say, does anyone remember the absurdly disappointing mystery of those invisible flying creatures known as "rods"? No? Well, let Oklahoma City's News 9 take... Continue Reading →

Lucy: Sci-fi without the sci

  This movie was like a tsunami of woo. A woonami. La Femme Nikita with a lobotomy. What's wrong with it? Well, I'll wait for one of those "Everything That's Wrong With This Movie in 5 Minutes" videos to come out, but in the meantime... The obvious.  Srsly, it's like basing an entire movie on the... Continue Reading →

Alex Jones Explains Ebola

  This "special report" on Ebola in the U.S. by Alex Jones was uploaded on Saturday. It's clearly just a teaser for Sunday's radio broadcast, but it's worth examining here because it contains several of the absurd disease factoids that Jones repeats ad nauseum on his show - and we all know what can happen... Continue Reading →

The Health Ranger Might Want to Kill You

             Mike "Health Ranger" Adams is on the warpath. The frequent guest host of The Alex Jones Show has enjoyed an unprecedented amount of mainstream attention this year, even appearing on Dr. Oz's TV show in May to discuss his shiny new "food lab" (where he diligently searches for trace... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Hoaxes of Space, Air and Land

The 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission is a good time to review the factoids and conspiracy theories that have been junking up the cultural atmosphere since 1969. The Daily Banter has a list of the top 11 Apollo conspiracy theories, but if you're looking for a classic examination of moonbattery, check out... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Bring Out Your Dead

A parade of sad, silly people who thought they could resurrect the dead (and/or themselves) Returning from the dead is a big thing right now. ABC is airing Resurrection, a series about Missourians spontaneously coming back to life (total ripoff of similar to the excellent French miniseries  Les Revenants). A film adaptation of the bestselling... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup: Ghost Sex, Celebrity Hauntings, and a Convenient Demon

This week, I'm going to labor the point that today's celebrities just can't seem to come up with anything original - even in the supernatural realm. In 2011, Lady Gaga reportedly believed she was being followed around by the ghost of a dude named Ryan. A few months later, she told Harper's Bazaar that the late... Continue Reading →

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