A Conspiracy Week of Tweets 2010-11-07

  • Spent the weekend in a movie marathon and I can't be bothered catching up on tweets. Anything I should know about ? #
  • Saw a Charles Bronson film at the marathon (The Mechanic) which was actually good. Still don't know why Leonie thought he could act, though. #
  • All of "The Fast Show" on DVD? How will I get any work done this week? Also, who's in for a Fast Show Marathon at mine? #
  • Have started watching season 1 SG1 with Mum. They keep referring to Carter as "Doctor." When did they stop doing that? #
  • Writing an abstract for an Applied Philosophy Conference in Brighton next August. Trying very hard to get it under the 300 word maximum. #
  • Thinking of holding a Twitter conference. All papers must be, at most, five tweets in length (excluding title tweet). Broad brief. Who's in? #
  • Chemtrails NZ Flyer http://tumblr.com/xquo8r1tw #
  • Call for Papers: 1st Episto Tweet Conference, December 3rd, 2010 http://bit.ly/9WHPzZ #twecon #
  • I'm pleased to say that we have eight presenters already for the Tweet Conference. Join us! http://bit.ly/9WHPzZ #twecon #
  • May have just come up with a novel solution to the problem of a) how we estimate the incidence of conspiracies and b) does it matter? #
  • Have just discovered "Hipster Hitler." Not sure whether I should like it or not: http://hipsterhitler.com/ #
  • Some of my best work is in my footnotes. I really need to turn this into a proper book post submission. #
  • Some days, when I defending a limited warrant of conspiracy theories, I wonder why I bother, given the crap such theorists end up spouting. #
  • Gah, English slippage. #
  • The prophecy was false. #tweetyour16yearoldself #
  • I, for one, am not buying Stephen Fry's explanation for his horrendous misstep on claims about female sexual desires. #
  • As I just tweeted, I think Mr. Fry needs to (re-)read Vonnegut's "Mother Night." #
  • BSG footnote in thesis? Check. Will it survive to the next draft. Not likely. #
  • I have a lot of friends on Twitter who come from Christchurch. Obviously my witticisms play well in Te Wai Pouanamu. #
  • Thus far half the #tweetyour16yearoldself tweets are warnings to their younger selves, the other half are tweets from their younger selves. #
  • Has there ever been a machine more highly correlated with egregious douchery than a jetski? (via @badtom) #
  • The robot design in the most recent "Sarah Jane Adventures" storyline is really quite good. Well done, BBC. Well done. #

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.