UFOs, JFK & Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe
The Power of Positive Paranoia
Richard Belzer shares at least one trait with Detective John Munch, the character he plays on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street": They're both more than a little leery of official explanations of such matters as the JFK assassination, Area 51, the UFO "crash" at Roswell, and the "face" on the planet Mars.
In his new book, UFOs, JFK, AND ELVI...more
As it happens, the book is not very funny. Indeed, the fact that its author disbelieves the government both as regards the JFK assassination and as regards UFOs works against the possibility of humor. The jokes are strained, out of place in what is basically a serious effort.
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Update: I finished the book & found it somewhat funny & entertaining. The JFK conspiracy stuff was mostly nothing new to me; I'm...more
I say "most effective" because it doesn't consider any counter-counter-arguments to JFK/UFO conspiracies — All of it is hogwash. It makes me think he's doing a send-up/satire of anti-Warren Commission/Roswell-coverup material.
If so, I'm not sure if I like that more, or less.
"But don't go by me."
Like all conspiracy theorists, he doesn't exactly back up his facts like any proof. But it is an entertaining read, most definitely.