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I first saw this on Keith Olbermann's ESPN show. It is symptomatic of the madness of having media spectacles with shoddy security and perhaps indicative of the lopsided nature of Seattle's Superb Owl victory. Apparently this nutlog didn't even buy a ticket, so for the price of public transit, ignorance reigns, and as a form of transgressive framing, even resembles BillO's interview with PBO, although like Howard Stern's Penis, its triviality is only equaled by its physical insignificance.


In the case of responding to the various CT non-rock crushers in DK, perhaps this new year and six more weeks of Winter deserves this standard answer in the future.

We're just not going to buy pencils from your cups
The concept of a tin foil hat for protection against interference of the mind was mentioned in a science fiction short story by Julian Huxley, "The Tissue-Culture King", first published in 1927, in which the protagonist discovers that "caps of metal foil" can block the effects of telepathy.

Over time the term has been associated with paranoia and conspiracy theories. They are worn by believers to prevent mind control by governments, spies, or paranormal beings, employing ESP or technologies such as microwave radiation.


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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 03:28:45 AM PST

  •  Jiffy Pop. (3+ / 0-)
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    You cook your popcorn, then you have a ready made hat.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 03:55:25 AM PST

  •  remember, when wearing your tinfoil, the (3+ / 0-)
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    shiny side goes on the OUTSIDE.

    That's what reflects away the government mind-control rays.

    In the end, reality always wins.

    by Lenny Flank on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 04:55:58 AM PST

  •  Handy website for AFDB protection right here ... (1+ / 0-)
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    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 05:36:17 AM PST

  •  Krazy Kat. (1+ / 0-)
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    Change your underwear, and change your life.

    by glb3 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 06:35:51 AM PST

  •  humorous (0+ / 0-)

    Yes, making fun of paranoid schizophrenics is sooo much fun.  The fact they are living a horror story-which is treatable is such a hoot.

    •  Nice try. But most CTists are perfectly sane (1+ / 0-)
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      that I've met. They just believe the stuff spouted by paranoid schizophrenics, make stuff up or believe made up stuff, typically because they don't believe in objective truth or labels (they say, though I doubt they confuse salt and pepper), so they are unable to discern even what's likely from what's unlikely, what's evidenced from what's unevidenced, what's falsifiable from what's unfalsifiable, and so on. It's all about how each story they hear makes them feel, and their intuition about it. Again, this is nowhere near mental illness.

      •  Passive CT believers may not be as crazy as the (0+ / 0-)

        aggressively insane creators of the CTs, but don't let the passives off the hook so easy. They may not be certifiably crazy, but they are guilty of very sloppy thinking. They need a good dose of reality slapped up side their heads. Some of them can actually be reasoned with and talked down from the crazy ledge a little. So, consider them as an opportunity to de-crazify the population one nutty-uncle at a time. But, you will never get through to the true nutjobs.

        Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

        by tekno2600 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 10:08:11 AM PST

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    •  Please don't start the whiney, self-righteous (0+ / 0-)

      scolding that occurs on DKos every time anyone tries to make a freakin joke. There is always someone scolding you for offending somebody or something. Just relax. It gives Liberals everywhere a bad name if people think were all a bunch of joyless, self-righteous scolds.

      Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

      by tekno2600 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 10:17:28 AM PST

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  •  Peak Tin Foil is a good one. Bat Shit Tolerance is (0+ / 0-)

    an even bigger problem, though, in my opinion.

    It's one thing for there to be a lot of CTs floating around; it's another for mainstream pundits and even top elected officials to be saying "impeach Obama" when they don't even have a specific reason (i.e. Paul Broun). Paul Ryan or John Boehner can call Obama "increasingly lawless" for issuing the same type of executive order that every President always has. That kind of thing used to be considered crazy talk. If somebody did it, there would be whispers about mental health issues or drug problems, and odds are, that person would be pressured to resign. Now a US Senator or Congresscritter can spout off crazy talk one day and suffer no real loss of dignity the next day. Rand Paul or Michelle Bachmann can talk about FEMA concentration camps and not even have to live in a padded cell after the fact. The media has gotten fat, rich (mostly millionaires), and corrupt (owned and operated by big corporations). They have allowed a mainstreaming of crazy talk (Bat Shit Tolerance) that seriously threatens the integrity of democratic society.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 09:58:11 AM PST

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