[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

Category Archives: Nutjob Watch

Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment

I have remarked privately that once 2011 hit, the ramp-up to the impending 2012 hysteria would seriously begin to build (it may overpower the next presidential election).

We get an early preview with an emergent Christian sect declaring judgment day is (literally) around the corner. If you’re still here by May 22 this year, then you’re not saved and it’ll all be over by October.

“Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said.

The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken

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Anti-Domain Parking “Petition” an anti-free market nightmare

I think much of my initial reaction to the petition to “Stop Domain Name Parking and Cybersquatting” has already been said in my Attack of the TechnoPinkos post of a couple weeks ago. This is a typical example of leftist angst stemming from the fact that people actually earn a living and *gasp* generate profits from monetizing domain names.

As somebody in the domain industry (we aren’t a big domain parking player and as a registrar we have exactly 0% of the domainer market, and most people know how I feel about the aftermarket and how overheated it is), there … Read the rest

2012 Logo spells ZOIZ! Proof of a reptillian / grey alien conspiracy

It is with ever increasing bemusment I scan nutjob havens like GodlikeProductions and RumorMillNews and find the tempo of the hysteria has been palpably building lately (possibly because of the impending destruction of Earth by Planet X within the next 6 months)

When everything is a conspiracy and the shadowy cabal at the top controls all history, it comes as no surprise that the new London Olympic Games logo:

Spell’s “ZION” to the gaggle of nuts in the tinfoil hats. All you have to do is “some slight rearrangement of symbols on the 2012 logo it spells out ZION!” … Read the rest

June 6 prediction nailed, another example of the long tail of blogging

About a year ago I blogged about the approaching June 6, 2006 date and owing to its MM/DD/YY date string I predicted that a lot of rubbish was going to surface in form of conspiracy theories around this date.

It looks like I was right, just a small sampling of net.kookiness brings all kinds of hyperbole from the lunatic fringes of the internet like June 6, 2006: 6 Things You Must Know, the Left Behind folks are releasing The Rapture on June 6, and even mainstream Hollywood is re-releasing The Omen on this date.

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On the internet, a plane crash is never just a plane crash.

Plane crashes are in themselves so rare and so spectacular that when they occur we are both horrified and fascinated. Hence the eyewitness reports from yesterday’s Air France crash at Pearson that spotted drivers pulled over to the side of the 401, standing on their car roofs photographing the spectacle with their camera phones.

Yesterday was a good day. It’s rare that something like that happens and everybody gets out alive. In fact it’s quite amazing and I think everybody should be thankful and happy that there were no fatalities.

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