Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove and The Other McCain for the Rule Five links!
Moving along: I’ve often thought that there are certain levels of stupid that should be physically painful. Here’s one. Excerpts, with my comments:
Rick Hummer, an emcee at a flat Earth conference in Denver, looked into a sea of people and asked them to repeat three words.
“I’m not ashamed,” Hummer said.
The crowd eagerly responded.
“I’m not ashamed of ridicule,” they chanted. “I’m not ashamed of mockery. I’m not ashamed of insults.”
They should be ashamed. They should be embarrassed. I’m sure their families are.
After Hummell led his call-and-response, he introduced Rob Skiba. A popular YouTube character in the flat Earth community, Skiba pulled up a PowerPoint called “Debunking Flat Earth 101.” Then he whipped out a white lab coat.
“I have no academic credentials,” he said. “But I do have a cloak of credibility.”
If you didn’t burst out laughing after reading that, you have more self-control than I.
Charles Whitehead, who traveled from New Jersey, thought the theory was ridiculous when he heard it in 2016.
Then he listened to the rapper Bobby Ray Simmons – aka B.o.B. – talk about it. Whitehead watched some videos and realized he couldn’t prove the rapper wrong.
If you’re taking the world of a marginally literate fuckhead who calls himself a “rapper” on cosmology, then you really, seriously need to take a long, hard look at your life.
In all honesty, how can nitwittery of this sort even survive today? People have known about the Earth being a sphere (well, actually, an oblate spheroid) for about five thousand years now.
I know I’ve harped on this particular stupidity before, and probably will again. But this took place in my own Colorado, not very far from the Casa de Animal. That brings a big group of idiots far too close for comfort.