A Slow Start to the Week
This has been a strange autumn for unusual claims about the past. Typically, by this time of year, there are a stack of new books primed for the holiday gift market and a wave of new fall cable shows are jockeying for what’s left of November sweeps. This year, though, it’s been unusually quiet. Inner Traditions, one of the largest purveyors of pseudohistory books, hasn’t made any ancient history titles available for review. The only books they’ve given me access to are New Age crap like The Wonder of Unicorns and Awakening the Ancient Power of Snake (yes, singular). All of the energy (so to speak) in cable TV has shifted from aliens and Atlantis toward ghosts and demons. Even the usually reliable To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, which will be releasing a new book soon, is taking a step back from its ufology. On Twitter this weekend Tom DeLonge walked back the company’s UFO investigation yet another step toward the conventional:
Honestly, it’s a strange feeling to have nothing to write about, at least for a day or two. Since 2010, I’ve posted a blog entry between five and seven days per week, with only a few periods of lighter posting. Is it possible that interest in fringe history has entered a fallow period like those of the late 1980s and the mid-2000s? Possibly… but then Curse of Oak Island returns soon, and that usually brings out the crazies.
10/29/2019 09:09:55 am
Tom DeLonge is as Mr. Scales would say an imbecile and TTSA is SOLELY a vehicle to funnel money to Tom DeLonge. I was just hoping he could give me some insight into the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies.
10/31/2019 04:38:43 pm
As Joe Scales would say= As Kent would say.
11/5/2019 10:08:23 am
No you imbecile. That's what Gunn would say. Gunn. You and Gunn. Brothers in arms. Codebreakers. Imbeciles. And I played you like a fiddle. You imbecile.
10/29/2019 11:21:21 am
You missed out on buying your own priceless bits and pieces of Oak Island.
10/29/2019 01:02:53 pm
I wonder how many Roman swords were auctioned off.
10/29/2019 05:03:05 pm
Well, we know no brains could ever be auctioned off on that site or a few others. Whoops, harxh.
THE CRAP OF JESUS CHRIST
10/29/2019 01:23:02 pm
DEBUNKING PSEUDO RUBBISH TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS CRAP, THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT
10/29/2019 03:38:53 pm
"DEBUNKING PSEUDO RUBBISH TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS CRAP, THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT"
Jr. Time Lord
10/30/2019 03:53:57 pm
"I'm a regular reader of this blog and never read anything approximating religion."
10/31/2019 07:55:50 am
Two words were correct: "lone nut".
10/31/2019 12:16:33 am
That is one important information for me.
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