Hey everybody, it’s that time of the year again to vote for your favorites. Here are the categories this year:
- Favorite new paper by Miles (any subject) from 2020.
- Favorite guest paper from 2020.
- Silliest/most absurd hoaxed event of 2020.**
- Worst/most obnoxious crisis actor of 2020.
Also, please leave your favorite quote(s) by Miles or his guest writers (from any year!) in your comments . I will compile them for another post. Or you can use the “Contact” link above to e-mail to me your votes and/or quotes. Votes cast after Sunday night January 3 at 11:59pm EST will not be counted! And votes for papers published in previous years but updated in 2020 will not be counted.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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RESULTS: I received a last-minute deluge of votes just before midnight last night. They were all registered with an email of some guy named ‘Beau Biden.’ Seemed fishy so I threw them out.
Last year there was a landslide vote for best paper, which was The Titanic. This year the votes were more even, but there was one that stood out: Where Did All the Phoenicians Go? Honorable mentions include the papers on Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson and The Hindenburg.
The vote for silliest/most absurd hoaxed event was a blowout: the coronavirus/COVID-19 hoax. Personally I wouldn’t say it is particularly silly, but absurd is definitely on target.
And for worst/most obnoxious crisis actor, the award goes to British Health Minister Matt Hancock’s reaction after watching a clip of William Shakespeare receiving the second COVID vaccine in England. Donald Trump was a close runner-up. Hancock’s (omg!) laughable performance can be seen at 5:26 here:
I will be compiling the quotes for an upcoming post on Mathisisms. Stay tuned. And if you haven’t shared your truther journey story yet, please do so here.