UPDATE: THE VOTES ARE IN
BEST PAPER BY MILES:
1st Place: Henry VIII Was Gay
2nd Place: Meditations on Meditation
3rd Place: Tied between The Restoration and Chris Reeve Project Was Staged
BEST SCIENCE PAPER: How Does A Sail Work? (by a landslide) with Gravity and Turing the only other votes. (Though I forgot to add this as a category…)
BEST GUEST PAPER:
1st Place: The Pacific Theater Series by a landslide.
2nd Place: The Tiananmen Square Massacre Was Staged
3rd Place: Fake Deaths in Weimar
Here’s wishing all of us a year ahead filled with new discoveries, good health, and increasing charge!
Hi Everyone, I’m back! Just in time for the annual ‘Best of’. Please write in comments below your vote for the best paper by Miles and the best guest paper of 2022. You have until midnight 12/31 to cast your ballot. No mail-ins allowed. If you are a new commenter please write in your vote and use the ‘contact’ link at the top of the blog to notify me and tell me your username so I can approve the comment.
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I got really busy earlier this year and let it slide for a few days, at which point it felt overwhelming to deal with, so I let it sit for a few more days, which only made the situation worse, making me more reluctant to deal with it. After a while, it was just too much and I felt complete dread at the thought of trying to clean house and getting back into the habit of sifting through a bunch of pending comments every day – not to mention facing whatever justifiable frustration and anger many of you are probably feeling.
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And with that, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah, and all around joyful holiday season!
Phil C said:
Miles: Meditations on Meditation Guest: Lestrade Pacific Theater
Ann Cesare said:
Best of 2022
Miles-The Bubble Boy was Fake (why didn’t we see it?)
Guest- Lestrade Pacific Theatre Series (for research and length).
Rico Suave- Ice-T (I always knew he was the fakest “gangster” out there, if fact I vocalized it every time I saw him posturing on television.) I’m glad someone researched it and outed him.
Wish for 2023-Make the Miles site searchable and interactive so that we can talk to each other, or create a blog site so that readers can connect.
Also wish for 2023, since I am from the Chicagoland area in Illinois, please out that Pritzker family which shouldn’t be too hard. Seems a lot of spooky business is taking place in Illinois.
How many wishes can we have? Chicago corrupt judges, Chief Justice Timothy Evans, his appointee, Judge Jeanne Marie Reynolds (niece of John Reynolds, convicted in the Greylord scandal of the 80’s) and all the rest of them.
And one more-Jimmy Hoffa.
About the Pritzkers, here is an interesting site on the transgender op, with lots of information about how the Pritzkers are involved in promoting transgender ideology: https://www.the11thhourblog.com/
Ann Cesare said:
That is a frightening article. James/Jennifer is a retired Lieutenant Colonel. Did you see that? Also a lot of “J” first names in that family. Plus financial investment in medical equipment and psychiatry. What exactly is going on?
I dunno. The usual operation chaos shit I guess. These people are coocoo for cocopuffs.
miles mathis said:
Josh, don’t go to press on this before you hear from me, I have a lot of votes over here this year. Gonna give it another 10 hours.
favorite miles paper: The Restoration
favorite guest: Pacific Theatre series
Miles Art: Al Capone was Fictional
Miles Science: the update to More on Gravity; How does a Sail Work, if the update doesn’t count for some reason
Guest: Lestrade’s series on Pacific Theatre
Mihai M said:
Josh, great to see you back!
Josh, great to see you are back!
Another prolific year of quality papers from Miles and guests. Amazing work
The Farbanks Folios – although not a new paper but being re-listed this year, it’s worth a mention. My son and I have been very much enjoying those Middle Earth tales for the past few year.
Miles paper: The Nigger-word
Guest paper: Pacific Theater
Thank you Miles, guest writers, contributors here and Josh for hosting this site.
Best Paper: The Christopher Reeve Project Was Staged
Guest Paper: Fake Deaths In Weimar
miles mathis said:
OK, for the first cat. I got 9 for Henry VIII, five for Reeve, five for Mutiny, four for Restoration, three for Grace Kelley, three for Sail, two for Menendez, two for Capone, two for Fear, two for gaslighting, two for Carrey, two for Supremes, two for Holloway, two for Dickens, one for Ruby Ridge, one for Narcissism, one for Pitt, one for Collins, one for Dillinger, one for Infowars Misdirects, one for the Buddha, one for Kayfabe, one for Meditations, one for bicycling, one for Blast of Fake News, one for ClubQ, one for Test. In the second cat. I got eight for Lestrade, six for Tiananmen, four for BEIC, four for Harlem, three for Weimar, one for More, one for 5G.
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Michael Deloatch said:
Hey — calling you out on the BYOV method! — isn’t that Joe B got into the White House couple years ago?
(Yes I know it’s not the same in reality, but I also know Joe B isn’t reality in the first place, so it’s my meta-joke.)
I suspect Henry VIII is smiling to see that he remains so popular after all these centuries.
miles mathis said:
Don’t you ever get tired of saying stupid things?
I have enjoyed the recent work by Lestrade. Since we have a current “war” underway it would be nice to see a forum about it. I have found it so puzzling, only Lestrade’s lens seems to offer clarity.