Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Bigfoot Body Brouhaha

Several of you have asked me about this in the last few days since

1.) The press release came out

2.) Loren Coleman on his influential Cryptomundo site gave it his A-M-A-Z-I-N-G support, before also posting the conclusion reached in the link at the bottom of this post.

This story has been brewing for weeks, which if you've been following it at all, makes it clear why I didn't bother to blog about it. Nothing has changed about that. It's not even interesting from an anthropological/sociological perspective, except maybe from a media studies perspective, and there isn't much new there to boot. I don't want to go into this any further. The following link, which has been ferretted out by a number of people in the crypto community, pretty much tells you the politest version of what I think about this

EDIT: If you want a fairly calm discussion of this whole mess, including the history of the people involved etc., you can go to the BFRO discussion forum thread on the topic, which lays it all out and has been on top of the costume explanation.