Friday, January 20, 2006

Speaking of amusing alt-med stuff: Lookin' for love in all the wrong places...

While I'm on the topic of amusing alt-med odds and ends, I've discovered that supporter of quackery and scammer extraordinaire Kevin Trudeau is going to be on ABC's 20/20 tonight at 10 PM. At least John Stossel is doing the interview, which might make it interesting. (Yes, I know that John Stossel likes to represent himself as a "skeptic" but tends to be rather credulous when it comes to the claims of industry and conservative groups. Nonetheless, for this particular purpose he'll do just fine.) Even so, given that Battlestar Galactica is on at the same time, I have no intention of watching. I'm not sure if it's even worth taping it to debunk him. After all, debunking Kevin Trudeau's pseudoscientific and antiscientific quackery is like fishing with dynamite in a small pond. It produces a satisfying boom and splash, but even that gets boring after a while because it's just too easy. There's no challenge.

On the other hand, there is a really amusing tidbit that I just discovered about Kevin Trudeau. I'm not entirely sure if it's legit or not, but if it isn't Trudeau it's a hell of a practical joke.

Go to this site and enter "memoryguy" in the "Username" field.


Feel free to post right here your favorite excerpt from what you find!

Oh, and don't worry. I saved the page as a web archive. If it disappears, I have a record.

10 example(s) of insolence returned:

At 1/20/2006 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of amusing alt-med odds and ends, do you follow the comic at all? Yesterday's and today's strips have featured some hilarious swipes at alt-med.


(We crossed paths once or twice on Usenet in I've moved on, but I'm extremely happy to see you doing so well in the blogosphere. Mind if I link to your blog?)


At 1/20/2006 11:35 AM, Blogger LBBP said...

Gee, I read through and I guess he must have just "forgotten" to mention the parts about being convicted of credit card fraud and lying for a living....

I guess you have to save something for th first date.


At 1/20/2006 11:43 AM, Anonymous Stephen Benson said...

My newest book "Natural cures they don't want you to know about" tells you who I really am. If you think you are on the same path...maybe we can take the journey together!

that about says it all doesn't it? if you're into quack ass bullshit but not to the point of plastic surgery then we are a match (plus that's a clever way to stick in a plug)


At 1/20/2006 12:47 PM, Blogger Ereshkigal said...

What a charmer! Who would guess that such a guy would still be living alone?

Interesting that he's not interested in Asian or African-American women.

I love this bit:
Turn-ons: Brainiacs,
Public displays
of affection,
Long hair

Sarcasm--yeah, right. I bet he gets a lot of that.


At 1/20/2006 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I *heart* Kevin Trudeau.

What a dreamboat - maybe he can score me some homeopathic remedies with an ionized water chaser.


At 1/20/2006 2:01 PM, Blogger Do'C said...

Pets I like: Birds,
Exotic pets,
Gerbils / Guinea Pigs / Etc.,

He failed to mention if these are ground up for use in homemade natural remedies


At 1/20/2006 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok you dinks! can't you tell someone created that profile other than KT? What person who is rich and infamous would post that stuff about themself on the internet?


At 1/20/2006 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can believe it. Being an icon of medical and scientific ignorance can get lonely.

Well, that and the folks at the reputable executive matchmaking services want nothing to do with him:

"So Ms. Executive Vice-President of a major corporation, let me tell you about the person we've matched you up with. He's a former convict, wrote a book with a whole bunch of unsubstantiated nonsense and uses said book to tout his worthless health newsletter. And oh yeah, he's nuts. Sound like a match?"


At 1/21/2006 11:12 AM, Anonymous TheProbe said...

For those who missed Trudeau on 20-20:


At 1/27/2006 4:03 PM, Blogger Alice H said...

Many many many years ago I bought the memory course he used to hawk. I put it away somewhere while I was housecleaning and forgot where I put it, never found it again. I'm not kidding.


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