Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Dark Side of the M -- Oh, Wait

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.


Not Machine said...

Audio from the interview can be found here. The Moon Man Interview happened during the show on 03/23/2013.


brad said...

They thought what? Surely they weren't serious? A dark side of the sun. Wow.

The Plainsman said...

No, Brad -- they thought that the sun only shined on one "face" of the moon, and that the other side of the moon never saw any sunlight and was dark all the time. (It was apparent that they were thinking about the fact that the same side of the moon always faces the earth, which is true but is unrelated to how the sun shines on the moon.)

You know, I'll bet there are a lot of people out there who think there is a permanent "dark side of the moon" just because of the Floyd album.

They did not think that there was a "dark side of the sun." Sorry if my description caused confusion.

brad said...

Whew! Glad to hear that. I thought surely they can't be that poorly educated. Even if they are from Florida!

BBQ said...

Talk about timing, Plainsman. You post up this one, with a title referencing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," and what do you know? bang! THL is doing a segment on the very same album.

Anonymous said...

There is no dark side in the moon. Matter of fact, it's all dark.

Joe Jonash said...

I never thought that he has that kind of side.

Anonymous said...

This guy is the most sane insane person I may have ever heard in my life.

Anonymous said...

No Alexis news?
You need better sources

Anonymous said...

If by source you mean the e-mail from Dan Bennett read by Dan on today's WTDS... then thanks for the info, Deep Throat.

birq said...

For those of us that missed WTDS, what's the Alexis news?