Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

From the program schedule of a conspiracy-themed radio show: "Myrna & Sondra Marshak created The Phonics Game; Junior Phonics & The Comprehension Game their latest Phonicsopoly, is a board game for all ages, if you think your kids are doing good in school and can read and understand, your kidding yourself. One out of two... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

There are lots of good reasons to object to "ghostbusting". It's often practiced by self-proclaimed experts with ulterior motives, and it's a complete waste of time and money and effort. But is it dangerous? The folks behind the Dangers of The Paranormal Project think so. They point out that marketing ghostbusting TV shows, outings, and... Continue Reading →

Coupla Updates on June Stories

Tabloid Baby reports that the peeping-alien footage almost released by Denver's exopolitical whackadoo Jeff Peckman in June was actually shown on some crappy TV show a decade ago. 9/11 Truther Blair Gadsby finished his hunger strike after 16 days. He's in good condition, but reports that his doctor has warned him of long-term kidney and... Continue Reading →

Stupid Alien Tricks

This May, 54-year-old useless-gizmo salesman Jeff Peckman has been pressing the Denver city council to approve a ballot initiative that would allow voters to OK an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. This proposed 18-member panel would be allotted $75,000 a year to prepare Denver for contact with intelligent beings from space (and/or their vehicles). If he can... Continue Reading →

The Hazards of Magical Thinking

I've talked about the perils of paranoia, and now it's time to examine the problem of magical thinking - irrational causal reasoning. Like paranoia, magical thinking appears to be on the rise these days. And magical thinking can be dangerous. The Xhosa and Thembu tribes of South Africa nearly starved themselves into oblivion because some... Continue Reading →

The World’s Weirdest/Stupidest Conspiracy Theories

(in no particular order, with each theory's author or main proponent in parentheses, if known) The driver shot JFK. (the late William Cooper) The Beatles were designed and sent to the U.S. by the British Psychological Warfare Division, to undermine the morals of American teenagers. (Lyndon LaRouche) Christ's Crucifixion was staged. (Hugh Schonfield) Christ eloped... Continue Reading →

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