Cue the Theremin…

…because some serious weirdness has invaded Respectful Insolence.

If you want to know where, just look at these comments that popped up overnight about an old post of mine about the moon landing in 1969.


  1. #1 Anuminous
    November 24, 2006

    Wow — looks like someone needs to have their meds adjusted…

  2. #2 grigory
    November 24, 2006

    A quick google search yielded a wikipedia article that sheds some light on these loons

  3. #3 G Barnett
    November 24, 2006

    Oh. Oh, my. A genuine, honest-to-goodness “Moon landing was a hoax” conspiracy theorist? I’ve wanted to take pot-shots at one of these for YEARS.

    It’s soooooo tempting, I tell you. So very, very, very tempting. And I’ve got an angle they’ve probably never considered before, too.

    Perhaps when I get home tonite….

  4. #4 Phil Plait
    November 24, 2006

    Are you kidding? I get *thousands* of emails like that. I stopped replying to them years ago, and stopped saving them not too long after. It was (to coin a word) insane.

    I still deal with these folks often enough. Matter of fact, I just recorded a “Brains on Vacation” segment of the SETI podcast “Are We Alone” about this, and it’ll air on Discovery Sirius radio on Wednesday. I’ll have links to it from my blog when it’s available for download.

  5. #5 sharon
    November 24, 2006

    If Osama Bin Laden claimed to put a moslim on the moon I would not belive him either.

    Well, you can’t really argue with that one can you? Some forms of craziness are way more fun than others…

  6. #6 Jess
    November 24, 2006

    I’m glad that the Wavemaker moon was brought to my attention though those posts, as that is about a million types of cool.

    That bitty moon between those rings…so neat!

    But other then that, those people are loons. 🙂

  7. #7 DuWayne
    November 25, 2006

    Personaly, I am not sure which is cooler. That you had wanted criminals/suspects sniping your comments or that they are such complete and utter nuts.

    Your blog rocks Orac! Action, adventure, conspiracy (theories) and no one saying nasty things about each other. Totaly made my day.

  8. #8 Joe
    November 26, 2006

    Just before the guy you cited posted, there is a long post by “aredo” with links to the evidence that NASA is also hiding information about life elsewhere in space. Who can we trust anymore?

  9. #9 doctorgoo
    November 28, 2006

    Here’s a great comback against the moonlanding conspirists:

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