What’s ahead for 2008 is coming soon, but first:
SUCK IT, frauds! In October 2007, the FTC sued the makers of the totally bunk Q-Ray bracelet, which was sold as a cure-all for just about anything. Presiding over the case was Honorable Frank Easterbrook. Now, I know it’s only January 4, but I think we have a serious contender here for Skeptic of the Year. Observe his statement, published yesterday:
Defendants might as well have said: â€˜Beneficent creatures from the 17th Dimension use this bracelet as a beacon to locate people who need pain relief, and whisk them off to their homeworld every night to provide help in ways unknown to our science.â€™
Are you in love yet? I know I am. I wonder, if I send Judge Easterbrook a self-addressed stamped envelope, will he send me an 8×10 signed glossy of himself to hang over my bed? Click here to read the statement in full (PDF). Thanks to Bruce (and a bunch of other alert skeptics) for sending this in!