"There's an old saying; just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean they're not out to get you. I have my own variation: just because you're insane that doesn't mean that things aren't slipping in unnoticed through dimensional gateways..." ~ Christopher Knowles (h/t to The Daily Grail for quote.)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I remember thinking, when I first saw kitakaze's post on the JREF ("Calling All Skeptics! Help Kitakaze End PGF Controversy: Pitch to Discovery Channel" ) how pathological, in a surreal and ludicrous way, his "quest" appeared to me. [The post is now in some kind of scofftic limbo; the JREF has placed the thread in a moderator's only spot, "due to nature of several reports" and "moved it [thread] to a section that only the Moderating Team can access whilst we deal with the reports."] As I've asked to many times: just what is it about Bigfoot that gets these skeptoids into such a compulsive dither? There are literally dozens of separate threads on the JREF devoted to Bigfoot, many of the posters over there, most especially this kitakze character, also go to Bigfoot forums to ostensibly engage in Bigfoot discussions. The reality is of course that it's most often simply thuggish, trollish behavior; the intent is never to seriously discuss anything except how deluded Bigfoot "believers" are.
As to the tactics Melissa talks about, I can only say I've observed and experienced this kind of behavior myself through the years from individuals who call themselves "skeptics."
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Anyway, Lesley Gunter says it well on her Grey Matters column for BoA:Redneck Ufology & The Best Hair on TV
...what exactly gives them any expertise as Ufologists or skeptics? Are they going to have real experts on or are we suppose to rely on their opinion? Seriously, it is totally ridiculous. What the fuck was SyFy thinking? Were they trying to make UFOs into an even bigger joke than the rest of the media already treats them as? What is next - ghost hunting with Heidi Montag or maybe Bigfoot hunting with Celine Dion?
I love that; "Bigfoot hunting with Celine Dion." In the deep woods of her beloved Canada, searching for the elusive Sasquatch. Maybe she can wear these while she's out there: (hat tip by the way also to Lesley, who posted about these psychotic and disturbing er, "shoes" on her Totally Girlie Blog.)