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00000 000 0 0 00000 0000 00000 0000 000 00000 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00000 0000 0 0000 00000 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00000 000 0 0 00000 0 00000 0 0 0 0 00000 0 00000 00000 00000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00000 00000 00000 0 0 000 00000 00000 00000 00000 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00000 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 000 0 00000 00000 00000 IF YOU'RE NOT PART OF THE CONSPIRACY, YOU SHOULD NOT BE READING THIS! The heathen blasphemy is endless; those nail-pounder's attacks are oh so very hateful! Them and their smug, superior grins and knowing smiles. And now they're actively ORGANIZING coordinated attacks against GOD'S OWN CHILDREN! Well, kinda. Actually, the elite few in IRC #holysmokers have decided to pick on our own beloved "Promise Keeper" Jim Staal this time around the conspiracy table with particular focus upon the many names and questionable personalities the poor bigot of a lad exhibits. Yeah, we've got one going already but let's just see if the thin line of sanity holding Jim from snapping and running amuck can't be broken -- or at LEAST measured. Why? BECAUSE WE'RE HEATHENS! WE'RE HATEFUL! WE'RE EMPTY! Why really? Let's find out what someone who believe there are "dark forces fighting against me!" says and does when actually faced with an OBVIOUS conspiracy against him. Hell, let's see if the fuck even NOTICES something strange. Put on your lab smocks, sharpen your pencils, get your log files logging, and observe classic lab-rat behavior as the test subject is prodded with unexpected, unaccountable stimulas and gauge whether the rat responded as predicted. To be part of the conspiracy against Jim Staal, what you need do is examine the following schedule very carefully -- hell, post it on the wall before your monitor if you have one: Brother Jimmy 29 Jan Jim Staal 1 Feb Laats Kram 4 Feb Lon S. Mabon 7 Feb Lump 10 Feb Mark Staal 13 Feb Starting on the day indicated, all messages entered by any of Jim Staal's names -- which include his "brother's" names and any he later comes up with for the duration of the conspiracy -- are replied to by EVERYBODY in the conspiracy, only the DESTINATION NAME is changed to the name to the left of the date. That will generate a lot of messages, obviously, yet the amount of work is less if you just reply to the first sentence in the topic being argued. (The national FidoNet Echo Mail stats might reflect an unusual peak in the HolySmoke forum, of course. That should be interesting to see.) From January 29'th to the end of January, all message's destination names are changed to "Brother Jimmy" reguardless of the original name he used. Then all messages replied to from January 1'st to January 3'rd have the destination name changed to "Jim Staal." We do this until the test is complete. The subject line can also be modified as part of the conspiracy. Some 'Smokers will do that while others will not. It's up to you. Every message should be prefaced with a, "Which one of you have I contacted this time?" type of question. From Staal's perspective, he'll see a glut of personal mail come to him like he's never seen before, offering, hopefully, a sense of accomplishment of sorts. What he'll also see is that all messages are having the destination name changed which, as you probably know, irritates the shit outa him. This will work best if you send your outbound mail on the day before the next name change comes along. It's a good thing that Moderator is on the Central Committee! But then he's also controlling the *censor* and *censor* *censor***s up in Oregon as well and the good works here in HolySmoke are just a small piece of the plot of eventual world domination and the subversion of our youth. (Well, maybe not. I mean, who knows for sure? It's a hidden plot, after all. I just hope the Committee doesn't censor this.) It shall be interesting to determine what he makes of the amount of interest he's drawing all of a sudden. Will he think he's "finally reaching" us? Or will he be suspicious? (I vote for suspicious.) It should be entertaining seeing the responses to the question about which one we've "contacted." Will he blow? Experience Fundy Meltdown? Or will he just start saying, "fuck off and die, scum!" and leave it at that? LET'S FIND OUT! A weak conspiracy? Yeah, but then you're not a part of the REAL conspiracy otherwise you would have recieved an entirely different notice instead of this one. It's more elaborate than C2's "Corn Flakes!" but not as elaborate and as intellectual as C4 is going to be. (If you want to help plan C4, let me know.)


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