Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sorry folks, no refunds. --R.C. Hoagland

        Another hilarious evening on Coast to Coast AM, featuring RCH and JBW (see prior bloggery). It was a tale of woe, really.

        Hoagland's proposal to use his Accutron toy on the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza, just a day before the apocalypse-that-never-was, was a bust. Fifty people had paid to accompany the pseudoscientist on this jaunt, but apparently nobody had thought to check whether a permit would be required. As a result, the chagrined pseudoscientist was briskly escorted away from the pyramid and kicked out. I guess he didn't realize that in Mexico, "permits" bear a remarkable resemblance to 500-peso banknotes.


        The fifty paying customers aren't going to see their money refunded, any more than the FooBoo "friends" who contributed to the Egypt-expedition-that-never-was will.

        There was more. In typical failure-to-deliver mode, the pseudoscientist missed a deadline with the February Conscious Life Expo and got cancelled. On the radio last night, he called this a "cockamamie" way of banning him, mocked the show's organizer  Robert Quicksilver, and begged the fans to e-mail asking for re-instatement.

        Personally, I e-mailed Quicksilver supporting his decision. Hoagland's last appearance at that joke of a New Age conference/fuckfest was enough already. The address is office@consciouslifeexpo.com.


25 comments:

Trekker said...

ROFL! Is this the beginning of the end for the pseudoscientist?!

*Cue ominous music*

Ms Emma Peel said...

Richard Hoagland Expedition Gets Kicked Out of Chichen Itza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_woVHaJKw0

FlightSuit said...

I watched the YouTube video of Hoagland's last appearance at the Conscious Life Expo for 47 minutes. It reminded me of why I once liked the guy so much. He really does have a certain charisma, and his likability only serves to further underscore what a vile, hateful person Mike Bara is.

I'm glad you're doing this blog, Expat, because without your careful documentation of his lies, it would be easy to forget what a huckster Hoagie is.

FlightSuit said...

Emma, I couldn't help but notice that the title of the YouTube video you've linked to mentions a "Richard Hoagland Expedition."

Hah, hah, hah, he lead an "expedition" to a damned tourist site!

Hey everybody, I live near San Francisco. Who wants to join me in my expedition to Fisherman's Wharf? It will be dangerous, and I can not guarantee that we won't be kicked out once we get there, but I guarantee you it will be the experience of a lifetime.

You can even watch me taking precise measurements with my Android smart phone!

(Please be sure to send $495 via PayPal to huckster@conartist.com no later than 31 January 2013 to reserve your spot. Note that airfare and accommodations are not included in this price.)

astroguy said...

That video's great! And he even goes into the whole pink energy beam to try to argue his case!

expat said...

Thanks for finding the vid, Emma, I've put in a link to it.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I've not been on this blog for at least a month but did Hoagie and his fifty brain-dead "loyal supporters of 21st century science" REALLY forget to apply for a permit (or at least break out a few bucks) and get kicked out?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA that is the highlight of 2013 so far!!! That's hilarious!! (I bet Dick was saying this was the Mexican government's way of suppressing his genius and "true science" of human history). Did he get "astonishing" results anyway, from nearby?

AND the powers that be, who've controlled every aspect of the world and civilization for 2000 years just about managed to keep him from a conference that literally DOZENS of people might attend?!!! HAHAHAH!!

(Hoagie and 'beg' in the same sentence - I'm so surprised!)

Chris Lopes said...

Looking at the video of Hoagie's expulsion, I noticed his set up didn't seem to include the infamous Accutron watch itself. The white box he had connected to the laptop looked like a standard multi meter to me

expat said...

Chris: I believe it was in the sub-unit that Dr Falkov the homeopathy doc was clutching.

As a reminder, the schematic is here.

Chris Lopes said...

Expat,
Thanks for the clarification. I forgot to look at what the magician's assistant was doing while the magician was working his patter on the audience (security guard).

Anonymous said...

I watched the 8min clip of Hoagie at Itza, but I couldn't hear the dialogue too clearly - was the "security guard" saying there was a program because Hoagie brought his laptop? Hoagie had to go to the office to talk to some one because gadgets are banned??

Strahlungs Amt said...

OMG! Hoagie explaining to the guard about the pink beam is just pure comedy. I could just see the guard throwing his eyes up to heaven and thinking "Another mucho loco gringo". Pity we didn't get to the bit where he meets the boss and the boss no habla ingles.

expat said...

Ah, no worries. He explained on C2C last Sat/Sun "Robin has a little Spanish".

Strahlungs Amt said...

Anyone been over to Richard's FaceBoo page lately? Looks like he ain't paying attention. People are posting all kinds of soft porn there.

https://www.facebook.com/RichardC.Hoagland

Strahlungs Amt said...

@Trekker,

No. That happened way back when he decided the Face on Mars was a face and thought he hit the jackpot.

Chris Lopes said...

@Strahlungs Amt,

It's pretty obvious that Hoagland wants nothing to do with anyone who isn't a paying customer. Perhaps he is no longer in a situation where he can afford to waste time with "freeloaders", which explains why you will only see him on there from time to time in his Greg Ahrens persona. As himself, he'd have to actually answer the endless (and stupid) questions of his adoring fans. So it's easier to just dump one of his lame ass ideas using "Greg" and walk away.

Misti Parker said...

When and where did Hoagland ever say that there was ever to be, "the apocalypse"? While it is true that the workd means 'Revelation,' and Hoagland does seem to be of the opinion that "something wonderful" is supposed to happen," I've never heard him frame the most recent Winter Solstace in any negative context, other than perhaps some discomfort to certain close minded types.

Misti Parker said...

Hoagland wants to present his evidence. After crying time and time again that Hoagland never presents his evidence, now all of a sudden, you want to make sure that he doesn't get the chance to present his evidence. Make up your mind. Are you afraid you won't be able to refute his evidence?

expat said...

I stated a long time ago what my expectations from Accutron science are.

In the present case, a) It seems plain that he didn't acquire any evidence, and b) if he did I'd be happy to see it published somewhere I don't have to pay to get access to.

Trained Observer said...

The whole business is nothing but theater. If Hoagland really wanted to present his evidence (cough, cough) he could write a paper or even make another youTube Video. Petitioning to get your spot back at a woo-woo Expo seems an unlikely way to release anything of a serious nature don't you think? The reason none of this sort of thing is ever taken seriously by anyone in mainstream science or media is because it is such obvious and complete theater! The woo-woo talk show circuit with its expos and cons (a more appropriate term for such gatherings has never been coined) are filled with the modern equivalent of snake-oil salesmen. These folks are on the same moral plain as evangelists such as Margo Gortner, Benny Hinn, and Peter Popoff. It is way past time for anyone who believes that Hoagland has anything of any significance or even passing importance to say to, "Snap out of it!", to quote a line from an old Cher/Nick Cage movie.

expat said...

Loved that scene. Classic.

Chris Lopes said...

@Misti,

How is anyone here trying to deny Hoagland a chance to present his case?

Misti Parker said...

You ought to be able to see Hoagland present his evidence for free, as a rerun on youtube, as usual. Then lets see what you have to say, Mr scaredypat censor.

expat said...

"Misti" posted again, answering Chris and correctly pointing out that my support of Robert Speedysilver does indicate a reluctance to hear RCH out. His post also contained the usual repetitive anti-NASA stuff.

John Cooper said...

Misti, what does "scaredypat " mean? I said to expat to be good with you but if you always get angry because he is censoring your funny comments then I'll not care. This is his blog and he is the editor. Hoagland said the same to you so many times but seems you don't want to give up your arrogance!