Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Men Who Stare at Goats

It may be old news, but I was happy to see that one of my favourite books is being adapted for the screen. The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson's hilarious non-fiction book about a journalist's encounter with the US military's psychic warfare efforts, puts the lunatic remote-viewers claiming military merit in an enlightening context. The movie boasts an impressive all-star line-up with George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, and is scheduled for release in December. If the movie is true to the book, the skeptic movement is up for a real treat this Christmas.

Jon Ronson's website


  1. Actually reading it now - hilarious as you said.

  2. I don't know how far you've come, but don't you get a feel for what kind of "intellectual" climate guys like Joe McMoneagle, Buchanan and the rest of the self-proclaimed remote viewing "agents" emerged from? I wonder if they ever left... ;-)

  3. I am reading about the hamster murderer atm, slow progress due to a lot of work atm.

    I feel very sorry for them! One of the funniest and most obvious problems with the project was that intelligence was built up rapidly, with a drafting program that demanded military staff from all kinds of places.

    That was a failproof way of getting inept agents - naturally the superior officers sent the ones they was happy to lose!