Lately, tidbits about psychic chicanery and "paranormal" posers. Earlier, snarky reviews of "paranormal state"; including guest reviews by the RevDrDK.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
i'd recently heard of psychic parties (like tupperware, only more stupid) and pet psychics. plus, while miss cleo and dionne have wilted away, their phone and internet per minute scams live on in abundance. there's psychic healing and psychic surgery.
i thought i'd heard it all, but i was looking through google images and ran across some things i'd never noticed before.
none of them good.
did you know.....
there's an "are you psychic?" "OFFICIAL" guide for kids. ($10 what a bargain.)
there are text-a-psychic services. (for a nice fee of course)
you can buy "psychic test" software to test your skills. (i saw free software for this as well.)
there's something called "psychic speed dating". i don't want to know.
you can buy "psychic ability" bracelets. i wonder if they make psychic jewelry for other body parts.
not only are there now psychic kiddie camps to brainwash the wee ones, there's also a psychic "boot camp" for the grownups. special.
i actually have no cute closing comment for this. i honestly don't know what to say except to wonder how many stupid people fall for this crap.
according to the rabid fans of the "paranormal state" show, the even more rabid fans of chip coffey, and the whole paranormal posse that is hanging on for dear life to the coattails of the paranormal money machine, i am the devil incarnate. or at least possessed by a demon.
sorry paranormal uber-fans, to quote gwen stefani: "i'm just a girl."
a fairly skeptical girl who appreciates sarcasm, good beer, and the TV show "three sheets" -- a girl who dislikes those who take advantage of ignorance and/or fear in order to make money or get "fame".
ie: psychics and zealous religious leaders (of any religion).