Saturday, February 14, 2015

Round 3 ...

Well, we've been through the alphabet twice. But we have still managed to overlook some pretty significant lunatics. We have no entry on Harry Jackson, or Kevin Swanson, Buster Wilson, Gina Miller or Judith Reisman. And other wingnuts have risen to prominence too late for us to notice them when we passed their place in the alphabet - Jim Garrow is an obvious example.

Among peddlers of woo and pseudoscience the most striking omission is perhaps Vani Hari, the Food Babe, who also rose to fame too late for us, but Brian Berman, Kelly Brogan and Bob Sears are some relatively significant omissions as well. A round 3 would inevitably encompass plenty of less well-known figures, but there are enough big fish left to justify doing it, we think.

Some commenters have suggested broadening our view. We agree that a Canadian edition would be worth doing sometime in the future (after all, we've already cheated our way to some Canadians, such as Denyse O'Leary, in addition to several Canadian-Americans, including Rosalie Bertell and Ravi Zacharias), and British and Australian lists are also worth considering (again, we've already covered a few). We have also considered the suggestion that we go global, but we find it hard to provide reliable coverage of loons who primarily do their lunacy in languages we are unable to read; it'll have to wait, at least, though at least a Scandinavian or perhaps German edition may be worth considering.

11 comments:

  1. How did you miss Kevin Swanson? He's as crazy as three or four people put together.

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  2. Thanks for all you've done and we're ready for round three!

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  3. Keith Ablow
    Arnold Ahlert (of FrontPage Mag, thinks that liberal Jews are terrorist appeasers and "self-hating")
    Joe Arpaio
    John Ankerburg (televangelist fundie)

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  4. Totally for adding some German loons ;)

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  5. If you add Canadian loons, please include Jeffrey Kuhner. He's batshit.

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  6. Dave Agema of the Michigan Republicans also merits inclusion.

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  7. For Canadian loons definitely include David Mabus/Dennis Markuze.

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    1. That would veer too much into ableism, since his erratic behaviour is probably caused by a combination of schizophrenia and drug abuse.

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  8. Ah, Jim Garrow. The patron saint of Pinnochio

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  9. I worked with Jim Garrow. Calling him a loon is a disgrace to every self-respecting idiot throughout the villages of the world.

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  10. If there will be a British version, HRH Prince Charles will definitely go on it. His pushing of shoddy rostra and meddling in British politics should go down in infamy.

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