Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

Martian plesiosaurs, Mossad sharks, and teleporting dolphins. Oh my.

  • Felicity Lowde, convicted in 2007 of harassing 7/7 bombing survivor Rachel North, has now turned her cybertongue against Pagans and Freemasons in Bristol, speculating they may have abducted and ritually murdered Joanne Yeates in a macabre Solstice initiation ceremony. Circumstantial evidence includes the fact that some Bristol Pagans like to meet in pubs near Ms. Yeates‘ workplace.
  • In late 2008, a Washington state man named Andrew Basiago announced he had found numerous anomalous things in photos taken by the Mars Spirit Rover, including humans in blue jumpsuits, statues, a Bigfoot, a “centipede woman”, and huge snakes. Now Basiago says he was teleported to Mars twice in 1980, and on one occasion he and the CIA agent accompanying him were charged by a plesiosaur. I’m sorry to report that some people believe this, and it has led to a crazy kerfuffle between leading members of the exopolitics movement. Basiago is apparently a practicing attorney, and claims to have five degrees from institutions like UCLA. He’s scheduled to speak at a Dolphins & Teleportation Symposium being held in Hawaii this June. Maybe a Martian plesiosaur will show up, too.
  • Kids, this is what happens when you go AWOL to make shitty “documentaries” with your friends.
  • Lest anyone is wondering why Egypt is up the creek, look no further than this: Last December, Mohamed Shousha (Governor of South Sinai) publicly declared that Israel’s Mossad may have dumped a shark into Egyptian waters to harm the tourist industry. With leaders like this, who needs leaders?

Is it just me, or would all these things combined make a great movie? A bloodthirsty shark capable of teleporting itself to the surface of Mars is released into English waters by an intelligence agency, and is thwarted by a coalition of dolphins, Martian plesiosaurs, and drunk Pagans.

The Great Gadsby

“The world’s first 9/11 hunger strike”: An empty stomach and an empty gesture?
It’s been nearly a week since Pheonix 9/11 Truther Blair Gadsby began his hunger strike in a bid to win an audience with John McCain. Gadsby has reportedly dropped 8 pounds from his already skinny frame, yet I still have no idea why a fast is considered an acceptable way to get attention for 9/11 Truth. Seems like a grueling way to get some love from a guy who can’t really do diddly-squat about your concerns, anyway. Hunger strikes are traditionally aimed at inducing guilt in people who bear responsibility for your plight and cando something about it. For instance, when Tibetan Buddhists go on hunger strikes, they’re asking for a nation’s religious and political freedom – not for, say, a movie date with China’s VP.
You see, Gadsby simply wants McCain to sit through a two-hour presentation of 9/11 Truth “facts”, followed by a debate between Truthers and non-Truthers. Tell me, how would this change one thing? Do Gadsby and his supporters honestly believe that McCain hasn’t heard this sh** before? Is this really anything more than a PR stunt? It strikes me as the equivalent of a 2-year-old holding his breath until dad agrees to take him to McDonald’s.
And speaking of McDonald’s, I am going to not eat a double cheeseburger out of sympathy for Gadbsy’s plight. I’m vegan, but still … it’s the thought that counts, right?