Among investors, the “Monday Effect” is a theory that financial markets will, on a Monday, tend to follow trajectories similar to what occurred on the previous Friday. Vijay Gondhalekar and Seyed Mehdian, in a study in the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, extended discussion of the Monday Effect into a “blue-Monday hypothesis”, positing an […]
Few companies invite as many conspiracies as Amazon, the gigantic online retailer that specializes in selling… stuff. The zombie web site of Andrew Breitbart notes that Barack Obama visited Amazon.com headquarters just six days before the company announced its purchase of the Washington Post. Could that be a coincidence?
Also, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has […]
Monday is a day of regularity. It is a day of predictable assemblages of people and objects.
To counter Monday’s clockwork, I present the following links to mysterious assemblages:
The Guilty River, a free ebook by Wilkie Collins opens with a dreary time: “The mysterious assemblage of trees was blacker than the blackening sky. Of […]
There really was legislation to legalize execution by guillotine in Georgia… but is there a law in Georgia allowing the government to decapitate prisoners using the machines? […]
The juices in Ritual Mixers are not merely natural, Marra St. Clair and Lori Kenyon explain. They’re “super natural”. They contain no added chemicals, so that you can add all the chemicals yourself! […]
Did you hear the news? There’s now a scientific study that claims to prove that marijuana causes paranoid delusions.
Of course, THEY would want you to believe that, wouldn’t THEY?
What more perfect cover for a conspiracy to control the possession of marijuana could there be than the belief that anyone who is in possession […]
In April this year, a guy who goes by the pseudonym “Truther” predicted that there would be a terrorist attack at a conference called Moogfest. That terrorist attack never happened.
Yet, “Truther” has continued to pump out predictions of doom and gloom at a steady pace. His latest claim is that the CIA will engineer […]
As you’re probably aware, the Supreme Court has ruled that some American corporations are free to deny insurance coverage of contraceptive costs to their employees on religious grounds. Think about your opinion regarding this issue.
As you might also be aware, the Supreme Court has also ruled that American colleges and universities must accept military […]
I was upset when I saw this afternoon that my children had taken a favorite book about 20 allergy from my own childhood and takend it into the woods, where it was forgotten, left to molder.
But then, as I stooped to see a slug crawling across a page about the difference between […]
Before It’s News, a right wing web site that trades in wild conspiracy theories, usually takes the trouble in each of its articles to plainly state the reasons that disaster is just around the corner. They typically name who’s to blame: The Illuminati, reptilian overlords, aliens from the planet Niburu, or Islamic Marxist Economic Elites.
This morning, as I was just beginning to wake up, I had a dream that my wife was helping a group of Ethiopian refugees who were having a meeting in a parking lot outside of a shopping mall. I had nothing to do while she attended the meeting, so I went into the mall, and […]