Do you remember the Mayday PAC, the Super PAC unregulated political corporation that promised to get big money out of politics? Do you remember when its leadership — Americans Elect alums libertarian Lawrence Lessig, Republican Kahlil Byrd and Republican Mark McKinnon — asked you to “embrace the irony”?
Well, the Mayday Super PAC is still [...]
Will half of all gay and bisexual men in the USA really be HIV-positive by age 50?
This is what I was told today in a message from Christian evangelist Peter LaBarbera, who was passing on another message from another Christian Evangelist Stephen Black, who was in turn referring to a wages-of-sin-is-death WorldNetDaily article by [...]
Is “Big Pharma” engaged in collusion to hide secret evidence showing that “Essiac Tea” is a cure-all for cancer?
Am I the Queen of England?
That’s a flip answer to the claim being made by Teri, who says that a mixture of of plants and roots called “Essiac tea” really works and stops cancer. How [...]
Autumn is near, and so, animals are beginning to prepare for the coming winter. This morning, while looking out the window, I saw something stuck on the outside pane. Looking closer, I saw two patches of tiny red dots, each smaller than the holes in a window screen.
I presume these are eggs. I presume [...]
Here at Irregular Times we’ve been writing about hoaxes in general, and cancer hoaxes in particular, for some time now. This month, the relevance of the hoaxsters hit home. My wife was diagnosed just a few weeks ago with an apparently incurable and deadly cancer. Since I’ve found out, I have myself felt the desperation [...]
Believe it or not, in 2014 there are still people out there who are obsessed with the idea that Barack Obama is a secret foreigner who from the date of his birth has been swept up in a conspiracy to bring a non-American into the presidency so he could… well, generally disappoint? The conspiracy theories [...]
For half a decade now, the self-proclaimed prophet Linda Newkirk has been sending us her lamentations and predictions for the future. In 2009, Newkirk declared that the Messiah had been in training to set goat-people free for 42 months and would soon be revealed. In April of 2012, she declared that a massive earthquake and [...]
After a few days of hard rain, these fungal fruiting bodies appeared in my garden this morning, with bright red stalks and slick grey tops. Does anyone know what species this is?
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 [...]
Have you heard The Hum?
The World Hum Map and Database isn’t a directory of people who like to repeat catchy tunes they’ve heard, but in a low key way.
It’s a web site that is attempting to document the perception, among a very small portion of any given human population, that there is a [...]
Yesterday on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative James Himes gave an important speech in which he called for his colleagues to oppose a renewal of U.S. military involvement in civil war in Iraq. “Colleagues,” he said, “let us not expend one more dollar or one more life on military activity that is not in the clear [...]