Top 5 Ridiculous Comments: 'Tis The Season!
Halloween is on the horizon, and we are once again inundated with stories from and/or about people who really do believe that ghosts, goblins, devils, vampires, and zombies (among other “scary” things) are real. As such, there is no shortage of ridiculous comments to suffer. Please suffer with me, here are five doozies!
Number 5: Psychics are scary people, and not just around Halloween. To get the low-hanging fruit out of the way, here we have Gwyneth Paltrow once again promoting her worldview. Is there anything this person does NOT believe? Every week she continues to prove why she is the reigning Queen of Holly-“WOO”-d.
“Weird as it may sound considering our New Age leanings, not one of us freaks over at goop HQ had ever had a psychic reading … we’re on an unquenchable quest to experience every type of modality to help us heal, expand, and deepen our understanding of all life’s mysteries.”
Number 4: Bigfoot is a scary thought. Inter-dimensional transportation is also a scary premise. And “little grey men from space” are also scary. So if you were to combine the three, you’d have something “scary cubed”. Fred Saluga, is the Mutual UFO Network of West Virginia state director and Pennsylvania regional director, gives us scary cubed:
“There are two different fields of thought with Bigfoot: one that Bigfoot is flesh and blood and, two, that he is inter-dimensional or alien.”
Number 3: Which is scarier? The Ebola virus or a Baptist preacher claiming that ‘God’ will kill homosexuals with something worse than the Ebola virus?
“You think Ebola is bad now, just wait. If you think for one skinny minute, God is going to stand idly by and allow this to go forward without repercussions, you better back up and rethink this situation.”
Number 2: To paraphrase James Randi, ghosts are designed to scare children and some adults. In fact some adults are so impressed with the idea of ghosts, they will quit their job because they feel the place where they are working is haunted AND THEN become a professional psychic. Move over Sally Morgan, and make room for Sally Cudmore.
“Life in a hospital was harder than I could have imagined … I trained on a special care ward in Lewisham Hospital where patients were dangerously ill and I started to see events of the future before they happened in my head. I knew someone was going to die when I saw red and black surrounding them and it became really upsetting … I felt like I had no choice, I’d been neglecting my gift and my time in the hospital showed me all of the good that I could be doing.”
Number 1: How about some medical-related scary? Steve reminded me recently about Bruce McBurney and his cure-all water which he is (apparently) still trying to sell to utterly clueless people. Steve links to the video from which McBurney’s ridiculous comments are transcribed. This guy is a walking example of comedy and tragedy wrapped in to one, and if you watch the whole clip, you will see him get appropriately cut to the core for his over-the-top and patently ridiculous comments.
“Precious Metals Nano Water is a natural product that is capable of curing arthritis, colitis, hepatitis, flues, bacteria of every kind including the H1N1 swine flu virus. This product is so safe, you can literally spray it in your eyes and it will cure pink eye in 2 days.”