Oh... My... Gawd...
We just watched the movie The Men Who Stare At Goats [IMDB]. It's a subtly-hilarious movie about some new-age loons with some insane (unreal, non-scientific) ideas. The bonus features on the DVD include a short video about the actual history behind the movie...
...And one of the folks interviewed is a certain John Alexander.
It took me a minute or two to realize and to make the connection.
We've met this Mr. Alexander before:
See [LINK] [LINK] [LINK] and [LINK].
Mr. Alexander is a firm believer (in the religious sense) in "non-lethal" weapons, such as - according to him - tasers (sic).
But judging by some of the other things that he is, or has been, willing to believe in (you have to see the movie, including the interview)... ...cue the theremin music... LOL.
[WIKI] Currently he is a member of the (Canadian) National Research Council Committee for Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology.
Uh, excuse me. WHY? I hope that we're not paying him any actual real money.
PS: The same movie also contains the following dialog: "Well, different Jedi had different techniques. Mel Landau used to visualize packing all his troubles into a little suitcase to clear his mind, and Steve Tuttle would recite Bible verse, which was..."
A different (?) Steve Tuttle is the spokespuppet [LINK] for Taser International.
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