"You don't hear the words
'poodle,' 'tinfoil hat,' and 'First Amendment' in the same sentence often, but they are indeed linked in a classic Facebook melodrama." On February 8 Dale Blank created a Facebook page called 'Can this poodle wearing a tinfoil hat get more fans than Glenn Beck?
.' He received 273,582 fans before Facebook stepped in and "publish blocked" the page on February 18. "That put the tin-hatted poodle at the center of a dispute over First Amendment free speech rights and censorship. There were virtual howls that Facebook was actively siding with Glen Beck over the Poodle, that perhaps someone at Facebook was siding with the conservatives, or at least had developed a hatred for left-wing sarcasm." [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Mar 11, 2010 -
I know a lot of people are concerned about Big Brother, but my response to that is, if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?
posted by I Love Tacos
on Feb 18, 2006 -
Aliens and Children.
This website features a series of drawings made by children who were abducted by aliens for the purpose of creating a new race of alien/human hybrids. They successfully resisted the aliens by using a thought screen helmet
which blocks the telepathic control aliens have over humans.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Feb 12, 2006 -
The grays, the mantises, the snake-skins, and the hybrids are just some of the aliens drawn by children at Aliens and Children
. To note: thought screen hats
will successfully prevent abduction by the mantis-like aliens, the servants of the mantis-like aliens, the snake-skinned aliens, and the Meek-Moks.
posted by iconomy
on Apr 27, 2004 -
Dr. Donald Francis
He was portrayed by Mathew Modine in the classic HBO film And the Band Played On
, which told the story of how he discovered the AIDS virus 20 years ago. Earlier in his career he was a key member of the team that wiped out Smallpox (although he couldn't argue a few governments from keeping samples on ice just in case
) and the team that figured out how to contain outbreaks of the flesh eating Ebola virus--that was essentially him, though not his personality, that Dustin Hoffman played in Outbreak
. Now he's the president and chief scientist of Vaxgen, a company that expects to receive positive result from its Phase III human clinical trials of AIDSVAX
shortly after New Year's. If the results are as expected, AIDSVAX will be the first AIDS vaccine to go into production.
Like any other major issue in our age of delusions and self-deceptions, there are doubters and paranoids and conspiracy theorists too. Here is a neat little example of all three bundled up in one, from a publication titled The Aids Mirage
: Donald Francis invents a viral epidemic
. All the stop energy embodied by such efforts are really sad.
posted by billsaysthis
on Dec 1, 2002 -
Lynne Cheney says husband not hurt by stresses of 9/11
This developing story via Drudge makes an important slip! Note that there had been some speculation as to what had happened on flight 93, the hijacked plane over Pa that crashed when the passengers rushed the terrorists. Aside from some reports that there had been an explosion first, a later story noted that the FBI would not release the black box because it would be "emoitionally disturbing." But Lynne notes the anxiety felt by the White House of having to "shoot down ANOTHER plane." What does that mean?
posted by Postroad
on Jan 4, 2002 -
The government is tracking your movements by using metal detectors and store security devices to scan anti-counterfeit threads woven into your money.
Fiction or Fact
posted by willnot
on Jul 3, 2001 -