Another quick-hit post while I'm underwater.
I thought Cirque did a nice job on Saturday with the interview with Dennis Hope, the guy who claims to own not only the moon, but close to an additional 100 celestrial bodies, mostly other solar system planets and their moons (although, oddly, not the sun). He sells pieces of it at bargain prices (a double sawbuck will get you a nice plot on the moon). You can laugh if you want, but the guy has made close to $10 million selling this worthless paper. Honest to God.
You can find the epicenter of his activities at www.lunarembassy.com.
Dennis Hope wearing his
Lunar Embassy polo
Mike and Cash balanced respect and politeness with just an edge of incredulity, and it was an interesting interview that moved along nicely. As it went on, Mr. Love opened up some, and, depending on your point of view, his (i) unhingedness, or (ii) sheer audacious fraudmastery, emerged in full flower.
I did think it was amusing that one or both of the Siroises were under the impression that the sun only shines on one side of the moon, with the other side in permanent darkness.
Mr. Hope politely corrected them.