Dang it, I’ve fallen into a rabbit hole and it’s going to take me a while to get out

I was sent a link to some pseudoscientific bullshit, and am finding the more I scratch at it, the deeper it drags me in. It’s unadulterated nonsense through and through, with this familiar veneer of academic pretension.

I’ll be back once I’ve cut through all the garbage, if my machete holds up. If it doesn’t, well, it was nice knowing you all.


  1. Ragutis says

    If you go chasing rabbits, and you know you’re going to fall, tell them a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call.

  2. says

    It’d take me a few hours to whip up a machete, so long as it doesn’t have to be forged damasteel. Got any idea of the approximate dimensions you need?

    I’m picturing something like a very thick katana, made out of sawblade steel, maybe with carbide teeth still on the back-edge, quenched in the blood of capitalists and finish-etched in the tears of republican legislators… with nifty cast-on pink silicone grips, naturally.

  3. jrkrideau says

    Wait til he get a Nobel and everyone will regret the the unsympathetic comments.

  4. lochaber says

    Marcus Ranum @ 6>

    I think silicone grips might be prone to causing blisters in the user, especially if they are hacking enough to potentially wear out a machete.

    Maybe an epoxy resin? with a lanyard and shaped grip to prevent it slipping out of the hand?

  5. says

    What could it be? Flat Earth, no I’m sure you already know that one. 9-11, nah already been done to death. Q? Yeah right. No, I got it. The “existence of Australia is a conspiracy” conspiracy. That’s my bet.

  6. Ragutis says

    John Morales

    25 March 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Um, enough of this. Life On Mars?

    Oh, now you’ve sent me down a rabbit hole. That, along with Starman and Moonage Daydream are my favorite Bowie songs. (For some reason, back in the day, I got awfully excited that Racer X did a version of MD. Winery Dogs do a much better (and less 80’s metal) cover with a Comfortably Numb inspired outro solo to boot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paByyHcz59c)