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.