But the blogosphere's tendency toward crackpot theorizing could not be suppressed for long.
The movie program isn't just some fly-by-night crackpot invention, either.
However, such delusions of grandeur are not confined to crackpot monarchs.
People are allowed to believe whatever they like, and listen to whatever crackpot they choose.
The reality is that every crackpot idea in the history of science has been defended on this very same basis.
Whatever the reason, London needs plenty more crackpot ideas to keep it moving.
It is full of absurd would-be lovers, quick-witted opportunists, cold-hearted villains and crackpot eccentrics.
There are votes in environmental policy, no matter how crackpot or expensive.
These guys didn't get to be where they are by accepting every crackpot idea that came along.
It wasn't me that raised this crackpot idea, was it?