Friday, May 30, 2008

An intoxicated Hillary Clinton disrobes on campaign plane

by Pablo Fanque,
All This Is That National Affairs Editor,

Washington, D.C.

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton spent her time in South Dakota today having one two three four five for the road. Clinton took time from her schedule to enjoy a few bumpers of whiskey with a group of journalists. Reporters mentioned off the record that marijuana was openly smoked on the plane, and that the Senator partially disrobed while dancing with a young reporter. Reporters attributed the strange behavior to "a recognition by all aboard that they were approaching the end of the line. There's nothing left to lose."

The Senator was flying back from Rapid City in South Dakota, one of the last states to hold a primary, when she decided to let her hair down. According to the Evening Standard, "Her relaxed mood may give rise to speculation she is preparing to concede to her Democratic rival Barack Obama."

Following the Rushmore visit, Hillary broke out several bottles of Maker's Mark from
the plane's commissary and began pouring drinks for the press, and several for herself.

Earlier in the campaign, Mrs Clinton almost always avoided informal contact with reporters. Today, however, she took a couple of hours from her increasingly spare schedule to visit Mount Rushmore, bringing along numerous reporters who began partying on the bus ride back to her campaign jet.

"I am completely f***ed up," The Senator said after her fourth or fifth drink,before
grabbing the male reporter behind her and dancing to the strains of Fleetwood Mac.
Clinton reportedly removed her top during the song "Go your own way."

Gee whiz! International space station experiences latrine problems

In news from Cape Canaveral, a Russian toilet pump was ferried from Moscow by an American NASA employee to the U.S. just in time for this weekend's liftoff to the international space station, where the lone toilet is on the fritz. [Ed's note: I have to admit, the space station is cool. I like the idea that there are always a couple of Americans Out There.

Saturday's big ticket delivery is a 37-foot-long Japanese lab, the longest module/room in the growing installed at the space station. But that kaybo pump is critical too.

The latrine situation on the space station has beconme urgent. The two Russians and one American have to periodically manually flush the Russian-built toilet, which takes 10 minutes and requires two people.

Click image to enlarge. A road crew in Washington state collected these jugs of
urine. In one year, a single, small county in the state collected 2,666 jugs.

On the other hand, if it comes to that, couldn't the astro- and cosmo-nauts take a cue from American truckers? My state (Washington) has launched a Jihad on trucker "urine bombs." See the Washington State PSA and photograph, above.

Alien Lore No. 131 - More details emerge on the Jeff Peckman alien video

Fox Mulder's UFO poster from "The X Files"
More details about the Jeff Peckman alien film have emerged in the last two days. We first reported on this story earlier this week in an Alien Lore post (N0. 130 in a series).

Jeff Peckman, will be showing the alien footage to the press this morning in Denver. He claims he has proof that we have cousins Out There. These details were reported on KRDO "News Channel 13" web site.

The video, shows a four-foot tall grey looking through a window. A film industry expert analyzed the video and believes it's the real deal: "Had it been fake, it would have been very, very, very expensive, it was not done in post production or in a special effects system, or a computer, it wasn't done that way, it was shot on a DV camera," says Jerry Hofmann.

Hofmann told NEWSCHANNEL 13 "The way the glass is through the window, it reflects the wall behind the camera and when the alien pops his head through it, the reflection is over his face."

"The aliens face, moves... it blinks and he moves his cheeks." Hofmann goes on to say the alien was very animated. "In order for this to be a fake, it has to be a very elaborate puppet."

Hofmann, who has worked in Hollywood (not exactly a verifiable credential), tells NEWSCHANNEL 13 "I was a total non-believer, I didn't get involved because I believed it or wanted to be involved with this thing. I became involved because they needed a third party to look at this stuff."

The video was filmed by a Stan Romanek, who claims to have been abducted by aliens. His website has several pictures of what appears to be U.F.O's and a drawing of aliens he claims visited him one night.

I guess we will have a better idea about this tomorrow, after Peckman unveils his video in Denver...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Alien Lore No. 130 -- Film of living Grey will be shown this week

According to The Rocky Mountain News, A video that shows a living, breathing alien will be shown to the news media Friday in Denver.

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Jeff Peckman, who is pushing a ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver to prepare the city for close encounters with aliens, said the video is authentic and convinced him that aliens exist.

"As impressive as it is, it's still one tiny portion in the context of a vast amount of peripheral evidence," he said Wednesday. "It's really the final visual confirmation of what you already know to be true having seen all the other evidence."

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Chicken Thieves Busy in Kent And Vicinity"

Painting "Chickenthief" by Key West artist Mario Sanchez
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Every once in a while, I like to dig into the history of Kent, Washington, where I was born and lived for 19 years. This article comes from a microfiche of The Kent Advertiser-Journal, dated July 25, 1929). Interestingly, I worked for a year at a chicken hatchery in Kent--Westland Hatchery, which was torn down at least 20 years ago. This story, charmingly, uses the word "weenies" for hot dogs, and treats the use of sulphur--however it was used--as something a contemporary reader would immediately grasp. I still don't know how the sulphur was used. What I liked best were the number of grammatical howlers piled on top of the stylistic lapses.

On June 20th, Deputies Seidel and Latimer answered a call at the A.C. Frye & Co. at the foot of Pike St. and Railroad Avenue and arrested Joe Metland and W. H. Tulip. [Ed's note: I grew up near Railroad Avenue, where both sides of the tracks were "the wrong side." However, there is no Pike Street in downtown Kent. The name must have been changed sometime between 1929 and 1960].

Joe Metland was selling at the time to A. C. Frye & Co. 27 Rhode Island Red pullets and 5 Rhode Island hens that were taken the night before from Mr. Robert Wooding. R.F. D. 1, Auburn.

Metland admitted taking the chickens and showed the place where he had taken them.

He also admitted taking chickens from H. J. Hart, July 15th, 1929. They took 44 springers. They took 29 colored hens and nine light hens from Mr.s George C. Clark July 18th at night or the morning of the 16th.

Metland showed all three of these places and admitted that he and Tulip together stole the chickens. Tulip does not admit it.

The man that weighed in the chickens and bought them at Frye's from Metland and Tulip is Steven Elson, at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Pike Street. The bookkeeper is L. Magerstrom at the same place.

On July 15, 1929, Deputies Frank Seidel and Latimer answered a call on Ninth Ave So. between King and Weller
[Ed's note: This seems to refer to a Seattle address]
to a Mr. shoemaker's Poultry House. They found two men, one giving his name as C. H. Brandon, which is not his true name.

His true name they learned is Lawrence Frisco. The other man gave his name as Dae Hodgins. They had a Dodge truck and a crate of chickens with about twenty Rhode Island Reds and one or two speckled chickens in the bunch.

These chickens, we learned later, belonged to a Mr. Farnscomb, Route 11 Box 526. They arrested the two men and took Frisco to jail: and took Hodgins with them in the car.

Hodgins took them to Mr. Farnscombs place and showed where they had gotten the chickens the night before and poisoned two dogs. One of the dogs belonged to a Mr. Gills and the other one to Mr. Harber -- both across the street from Mr. Farnscombs. They used weenies with arsenic to poison the dogs and have some of the weenies as evidence. They are kept in the county morgue ice box. . . .

On July 10th they went to Wid Evans and stole eight chickens and poisoned the dog. Evans lives at Rt 3 Box 195, Kent.

About June 17th they stole 26 Rhode Island Reds and used sulphur to take the chickens from Mrs. M. C. Smith. Rt 1 Box 133, Auburn, Washington.

On June 19th they took 35 chickens and used sulphur in this case from Al Glenn, Auburn Fish Hatchery, Auburn, Washington.

On the 6th of July, they entered Mr. C. G. Hunter's Rt. 3, Kent and took 30 chickens the first time. On July 8th they got 15 chickens and cut the fence and poisoned three dogs using hamburgers and strychnine.

One June 24th they went to John De Leo's place, Rt 2 Box 92, Renton, Wash., and took 43 mixed chickens and drained the gas tank of his car.

A day or two after that they poisoned a dog in Coalfied of Mrs. L. E. Peterson and drained their gas tank and also poisoned a dog there belonging to Louise Meramakos.

Mr. H. Tuttle, Rt. 11 box 525, Seattle, had a pet rooster that he gave to Mr. Farnscomb and this rooster was stolen with the fifty hens, July 15th, from Farnscomb's and was identified by Mr. Tuttle and Mr. Farnscomb at Mr. Shoemaker's Poultry House in Seattle on july 15th. mr. and Mrs. Farnscomb identified the chickens. The man that bought the chickens from them or weighed them in is Leo Haverty, 508 9th Ave. So. and the bookkeepers name, who reported by phone to Mr. Latimer, is C. A. Toppenfus, 508 9th Ave So.

On the 16th day of May, Eugene Johnson and Jack Powell and Lawrence Frisco went to Samuel Stewarts, Rt. 2, Bothell, and took 3 white Leghorns and a kit of tools from a new Ford car, a grease gun and crank with 25 cents worth of potatoes and a new spare tire.

On July 15th, when Deputies Seidel and Latimer arrested Laurence Frisco and Dave Hodgins, they searched their car and found in the right hand side pocket two thirds of a bottle of strychnine which Hodgins told the deputies was the strychnine that was used to poison Farnscomb's dog. He told them that he rented a house form Mrs. Johnson at Coalfield Washington. They proceeded to this place and he showed them the remainder of Mr. Farnscomb's chickens and also thirteen chickens that belonged to Mr. H. H. Hunter, Kent.

Other stories from All This Is That about Kent, Washington (red=best of All This Is That)

Kent, Washington
It Can Happen Here: Japanese Relocation Camps, 1942-1946
More on the El Rancho Drive-in in Kent, Washington
snack bar ads, intermission countdowns, and the El Rancho drive-in
All This Is That reheated: Hucking eggs in Kent, Washington
A Blog for Phil Kendall
Four more images of Kent, Washington in the 40's and 50's
Kent, Washington's Meeker Street 1946
Too good to leave in the comments: Scooter and the Hell's Angel Heavy chug-a-lug
Scooter and $2 all you can drink beer day at the Sundowner circa 1973
Fishing With The Old Man
Uncle Romey
Uncle Guy, more hillbilly cred, and living a good life
My Grandma's tavern in Carnation, Wash.
My Dog Slugger
Hucking Eggs in Kent, Washington
Square Dance At Valley Elementary
Foot Washing Baptists & The Catholic Devils
Hillbilly Cred
Growing Up In Kent, Washington: Tarheels, Hayseeds, Hillbillies, and Crackers
Cruising the Renton loop with a keg of nails
The Time I Got Drunk With Roy Rogers
My Worst Jobs: 50 Tons of Sand
My Pathetic Political Career
Defensive Daydreaming (the second poem in these links, and one of my favorites)

Welcome to Japan!—complimentary marijuana given to tourist

A traveler arriving at Tokyo's Narita airport over the weekend went away with an gnarly souvenir from customs -- a bag of cannabis.

A customs official hid the reefer in the Hong Kong passenger's suitcase as part of a training exercise for drug-sniffing dogs. Unfortunately—or maybe because he had dipped into the bag himself—he lost track of both drugs and suitcase during the practice session, a customs spokesperson said.

"The dogs have always been able to find it before," NHK quoted him as saying. "I became overconfident that it would work." Standard Operating Procedure calls for the tests to be run using specially marked luggage.

Somewhere in Tokyo, a tourist is either horrified or overjoyed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PO'd GF sets BF's house on fire

From the Associated Press yesterday: 'Trenton authorities say anger over a failed romance fueled a Pennsylvania teen's decision to set fire to the city home where her ex-boyfriend lived."

No one was actually killed in Thursday's fire on Hillcrest Avenue; but 10 people who lived there were left homeless. Nineteen-year-old Shanta Dargbeh of Bristol Township was arrested the next day and now faces 10 felony charges.

Authorities say Dargbeh became angry after hearing that her ex-boyfriend had taken another girl to the Trenton High School prom last weekend. Dargbeh is being held on $250,000 bail.

Is this a girl/woman thing, or are there men who have torched their wandering paramour's houses too? Remember singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of the hit group TLC? She set a fire that that destroyed the house of her boyfriend, football player Andre Rison, in an Atlanta suburb.

Lopes, 24 at the time, started a fire with either his tennis shoes, or cardboard, that eventually engulfed the entire $900,000 mansion after Rison and friends returned from an all-night party, according to contemporary news reports. Lisa died in 2002 at the age of 30 in The Honduras, the only fatality in a car accident in which she was driving.

No cigar, Bill: Ex-Prez Clinton claims vast left-wing conspiracy against Hillary

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Former President Bill Clinton said yesterday that Democrats will likely lose in November if his wife Hillary Clinton is not the party’s presidential nominee. He also said that some people (a vast left-wing conspiracy?) were trying to “cover this up” and “push and pressure and bully” superdelegates to make up their minds prematurely.

"I can’t believe it. It is just frantic the way they are trying to push and pressure and bully all these super-delegates to come out,” he said at a South Dakota campaign stop Sunday, in a speech reported by ABC News. “'Oh, this is so terrible: The people they want her. Oh, this is so terrible: She is winning the general election, and he is not. Oh my goodness, we have to cover this up.'"

The former impeached president added that his wife had not been given the respect she deserved as a legitimate presidential candidate.

Monday, May 26, 2008

John McCain: It's fine for Bush to appear with me as long as no one gets any photos

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Washington, D.C., May 26th, 2008,
by Pablo Fanque, All This Is That National Affairs Editor

On Tuesday last week, President Bush and preumptive GOP nominee Senator McCain were scheduled to appear at a McCain for President/RNC Victory Reception celebration at a Phoenix convention center. On Wednesday, POTUS was supposed to appear at Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel with Mitt Romney for a similar event, followed by a posh dinner at the Romneys’ home.

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that “Sources familiar with the situation said the Bush-McCain event was not selling enough tickets to fill the Convention Center space, and that there were concerns about more anti-war protesters showing up outside the venue than attending the fundraiser inside.” All This Is That found this story, among other places, at Mike Allen's Playbook blog on

In short, McCain is glad to exploit whatever remnant of star power and influence POTUS has. . .as long as it isn't in public, and won't be photographed or recorded. As long as the dogs of the fifth estate are kept at arm's length, President Bush is welcome. This makes sense to me. . .however, I want to make it clear that President Bush is welcome to appear on All This Is That whenever it fits into his schedule. Anytime, Mister President!

Poem: Holding together

Chart courtesy or NASA - click to enlarge

We could hold together,
Like the water
Covers this sweet green sphere,

And eventually become
A beige world of one purpose
On the road of love,

With no jihads or wars,
Klans or factions,
Bombs or bullets,

Corporations or landlords,
Parties or armies,
Walls or fences.

There is one ocean
With seven names
And into this ocean,

Sooner or later, flows
Every river, creek, and teardrop,
Every lake, bay, and lagoon.

Every spring and aquifer,
Every pond and swamp,
Every snowflake and mudpuddle.

But to coalesce people
You need a nucleus,
A leader

With greatness of spirit, love,
Consistency, and strength.
Let he or she who wishes to gather others

Under their wing ask themselves
If they are equal to the undertaking
When no natural laws create the union.

The door is locked.
You jiggle the knob.
The door eases open.

Water fills
The lacunae of the earth
And clings fast

In a way we can never
Cling to each other.
Water flows to join water

Because the laws of nature
Will not be broken.

Weezer video Pork and Beans references YouTube memes/viral videos

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Photograph transmitted Sunday from Phoenix probe shows possible life on Mars

A photograph of Phoenix shortly after landing - click to enlarge

NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander touched down safely Sunday on the Red Planet. The Mars probe will soon begin to sift through the icy soil for any signs of present or former life.

"We've passed the hardest part and we're breathing again,'' Mars Phoenix Project Manager Barry Goldstein said in a statement released by NASA. Mars' rugged terrain and equipment failures have previously led to the failure of more than half of all Mars missions, including an ancestor of the Phoenix lander that was destroyed in 1999.

Phoenix sent a signal confirming it had safely landed in the northern polar region of Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on its website. The message took 15 minutes to travel to Earth from Mars at the speed of light.

As Phoenix began transmitting pictures to earth, scientists were shocked by the first images they received. Even before Phoenix began its probes in the soil, it broadcast back photographs that stunned the scientists on the Phoenix project at NASA. The photograph seems to show what earthlings might describe as a Yeti, or northwest-variety Sasquatch, striding across the Martian terrain. Scientists are at a loss to explain the photo, and anxiously await the next series of photographs, due to be transmitted later today. A website on the Internet, called Life on Mars obtained and posted one of the first photographs received by NASA, apparently leaked from the mission center. The photograph as it originally appeared today is located here.

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Jack Brummet & the rest of the All This Is That staff

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John McCain posts thousands of pages of medical history, with nary a reference to his mental health

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Hillary Clinton: The Tanya Harding of Politics

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It's like Tanya Harding's kneecapping has come to politics. Only the senator from New York has more lethal fantasies than that nutty skater. - Michael Goodwin, NY Daily News

See earlier All This Is That articles on Clinton's RFK statement here (Clinton crosses the final line) and here (Hey...RFK got shot in June didn't he?


Hillary: "Hey...RFK got shot in June."

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The Younger Generation: John Sebastian's completely baked but loving ruminations & tune at Woodstock


Clinton crosses the final line?: "[RFK] was assassinated in June in California."

A statement by Hillary Clinton to an editorial board sent the press (rightfully) into a feeding frenzy on Friday. The South Dakota newspaper the Argus Leader asked The Senator why she didn’t believe the party was fracturing due to the protracted contest. Clinton said “my husband didn’t wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June.”

“We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California,” she continued. If you've been a reader of All This Is That for any time at all, you probably know that she is treading on sacred ground here. She has fiddled with, and shamelessly exploited, our worst fears by invoking the name of a great Democratic hero who was struck down as he was on the very precipice of greatness. Correction: he had finally achieved greatness, we were just slow to catch up to it. To me, at least, the death of RFK was far more tragic than even the assassination of his brother because it was not just a President, but hope itself that was extinguished that bleak June day in 1968. Not just because it paved the way to the Nixon Presidency, but because the end of the Vietnam War, the granting of true Civil Rights, and the escalation of the war on poverty ended that night. How dare Senator Clinton even obliquely bring this up in reference to Senator Obama! Her feeble and disingenuous "apology" cuts no ice with anyone. As far as I am concerned, she doesn't deserve to be elected the dogcatcher of Camden, New Jersey. She shouldn't be allowed to even attend the Democratic Convention in Denver.

After the New York Post story made the rounds of the press corps on blogs, text messages, and the Drudge Report, reporters here at Clinton’s town hall meeting abandoned any pretense of listening to the event, searching out the first Clinton flak-catcher they could find for a response.

Campaign spokesman Mo Elleithee gave reporters what they were looking for. “She was simply referencing her husband in 1992 and Bobby Kennedy in 1968 as historical examples of the nominating process going well into the summer,” he said. This is a steaming cauldron of ca-ca, and Hillary Clinton has once again crossed the line. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this isn't the final deal-breaker on the burgeoning "Draft Hill for Veep" movement. It probably should be...


Friday, May 23, 2008

Alien Lore No. 129 - A report by a visiting Nordic Grey

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Observations by a Visiting Nordic (from the Krill Papers

In October, 1987, UFO researcher George Andrews was successfully able to contact one of the Nordics not associated with the Greys, through a woman in California. What follows are the comments made by the alien:

"Were you a culture about to invade, you would not do it with a flourish of ships showing up in the heavens and undergo risk of being fired upon. That's the type of warfare slightly less evolved beings get into. You would create intense confusion and disagreement with only inferences to your presence -- inferences which would [in turn] cause controversial disagreement.

The Greys are insidious little fiends. They did exactly [to us] what they're doing here [to you]. You are not on the verge of an invasion. You are not in the middle of an invasion. The invasion has already taken place. It's merely in its final stages.

"What would you invade? [Here he describes the operational plan of the Greys from the beginning.] You would go to the most secret of communities within a society. In the case of the United States, you would go and infiltrate the CIA. You would take over some of them and you would take over part of the KGB.

"You would create great dissension and disagreement between factions of the public at large -- some groups saying they have seen UFOs, others saying 'No, no, this is not possible.' You would involve two major countries in an on-going idiotic philosophical disagreement so that while the Soviet Union and the United States constantly battle back and forth about who has which piece of territory or whether one invades Iran or whether one invades Afghanistan or whatever... whether one dismantles one nuclear warhead or the other dismantles another group of warheads -- you would sit back and laugh if you had the capacity to laugh.

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"You would present yourself indeed to some in a group who would protect you [CIA or MJ-12] thinking they had a secret more secret and more perfect knowledge of something than anyone else on this planet had, and they would covet you and you would trust their own greed and you would trust their own mass stupidity to trap them. And you'd do it on both sides

"You'd show yourself to some of the mass populace to further involve [factions of] the government in an attempt to shut them up, to keep them even more busy quieting them and trying to 'stop more information about UFOs from getting out.' You'd have the mass populace to a state where they distrusted the government. 'Oh, why don't they believe us? Why can't they understand that these things are really happening? We're not crazy!'

"So you would have battles constantly about whether UFOs exist or they don't exist. You would have the public and the government at each other's throats. You would set two major superpowers at each other's throats. And you would have set up groups like 'haves' -- the wealthy but contented -- and the 'have- nots.' You would plant the seeds of massive discontent.
"Eventually you might have some show of ships landing in the 1990s. One or two. By the time they have landed, be assured they will be in complete control. You will start doing crossbreeds and more crossbreeds, generation after generation.

"You bribe the government with a few tidbits -- a Star Wars system. You tease and tempt the Soviet Union with a laser system far finer than any of their own scientists could think of. And you always have that subtle inference -- just on the borderline of consciousness so that UFOs don't seem to believable, yet you keep it couched in secrecy and make it seem quite so insane that no one would believe them. On top of it, you would unleash forces that would want to kill them [UFO contactees] if they disclosed that the CIA is dealing with the exact same things the [contact victim] is.

"Maybe one or two hundred years from now, some of the Greys will even physically mingle and you may have some creatures walking around who are pretty much hybrids between Greys and your own race. For now, anything that walks around will look much like yourselves. It's simpler. It holds down on mass panic.

"Everyone who has experiences with them [Greys] will be at odds with the government. To add to that, we will go into a complete phased of earthquake after earthquake and upheaval after upheaval.

"The inner core of the CIA is deeply controlled by the Greys. The CIA sees interaction with the Greys as a path to greater scientific achievement.

"One reason you are seeing so many different kinds of UFOs is that other cultures are watching with extreme interest. Scientists from other cultures arrive to watch. The Greys have not only taken over the intelligence agencies, they have also taken over what those agencies call 'lunatic fringe groups.' "

The Mad TV John Madden Vagisil® Commercial

And a [real] Vagisil commercial from Brazil:

Photo: March of the Superdelegates

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Vice President Clinton?

Running mates?

As the race wheezes to a halt, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her advisers insist that she is determined to win the Democratic nomination, However, former President Bill Clinton, has begun talking privately about a different outcome for her: as Barack Obama's running mate. Read the International Herald Review story here...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Dark Skies/Alien Lore motherlode

Right up there with The Sopranos, Hill Street Blues, Deadwood, and a handful of other Dark Skies. In 1996-97, Dark Skies, one of my all-time favorite television shows, aired. The show detailed the Greylien "history" that has accumulated (like tartar) over the years. Unlike other shows, Dark Skies established an elaborate mythology and framework for the grey lore, built through research of the voluminous outpouring of writing and reporting on alien-related topics.

Bryce Zabel developed a five year plan for the show, ranging from the early 60's to the millennium, all grounded in historical events. Each episode details the impact of The Hive on historical events. Harry Truman, The Beatles, Ed Sullivan, Jack Ruby, William Paley, Hubert Humphrey, JFK, Bobby Kennedy (in a recurring role), Timothy Leary, Jim Morrison, Jerry Rubin, Carl Sagan, and others all appear on the program. The "lookalike" actors are outrageously over the top and campy...which adds a note of bent humor to the proceedings. The Greys, it seems, are merely hosts for the real aliens, called the Hive. The Hive is far more dangerous and insidious than the Greys. The Greys, in fact, are a race not particularly warlike until they are taken over by The Hive.

The Hive in the form of The Greys has stealthily infested America, and the world. The awful truth is kept from the American people by Captain Frank Bach, the leader of a super-secret government organization called Majestic-12. John Loengard and Kim Sayers are on the run from the alien Hive and from the Government. Their travels lead them all around the country as they learn more about the massive infestation of The Hive, and Majestic's efforts to control it at any cost.

It's never clear in the show whether the cure is worse than the illness. Dark Skies seamlessly put together science fiction, UFOlogy, and past political events and social movements that took place during the 50's and late 60's. Unlike the X Files, Dark Skies was a one trick pony--it was about aliens, and UFOs, and nothing else. They cancelled the show just as it was getting traction. You can get a bootleg copy of the series. I did just that, and I enjoyed the show even more the second time around. By the way, Sony--it's time to release the DVDs!

Just the titles of their one season tell you much.

The Awakening
Moving Targets
Mercury Rising
Dark Days Night
Inhuman Nature
Ancient Future
Hostile Convergence
We Shall Overcome
The Last Wave
The Enemy Within
The Warren Omission
White Rabbit
Shades of Gray
Burn, Baby, Burn
Both Sides Now
To Prey in Darkness
Strangers in the Night


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

John West Red Salmon: The Fisherman vs. The Bear

I've had this video kicking around for ten years. I don't know who did it. It may have even been John West.


Teddy - We're pulling for you


Gary Busey Quotes, Part III

You know what 'FEAR' stands for? It stands for 'False Evidence Appearing Real.'

You know what 'FAILING' stands for? It stands for 'Finding An Important Lesson, Inviting Needed Growth.'

You know what 'SOBER' stands for? It stands for 'Son Of a B****, Everything's Real!'

You know what 'DOUBT' stands for? It stands for 'Debate On Understanding Bewildersome Thoughts.

'You know what 'ROMANCE' stands for? It stands for 'Relying On Magnificent And Necessary Compatible Energy.'

"Music is going. I'm doing a tribute album to Buddy Holly, I'm doing a gospel album. I'm doing an album of all music. I'm writing some children's books. I'm writing an autobiography and a story of my common observations on feelings, which are things I've learned through my trip on Earth. "

[MR: Is it possible to overdo something like that?]
GB: Overdo what?
[MR: I don't know, spirituality or the aerobics or...]
[MR: Like anything else?]
GB: NO! NO! No, you cannot overdo that.
[MR: 'Cause the thing I wonder about...]
GB: Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that's your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that's your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that's your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it. [Interview--Metal Rules magazine 2002]

“Have a mind that's open to everything, get attached to nothing.”

“There has got to be more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good actor.”

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Poem: Endurance & Limits

We all like to secretly believe
We could endure anything for eight minutes

But those neat theories cooked up
In your hermetic study or bedroom

Come apart at the seams instantly
When you imagine being on fire

Or having crows feast
Upon your eyes.

[A tip of the hat to Luke Burbank of Too Beautiful To Live, who inspired this poem by mentioning being on fire and crows pecking your eyes]

Brit Parliament OKs Manimals

The Times online has an article about parliament backing the creation of human-animal embryos.

"The amendment to ban all admixed embryos was defeated by 336 votes to 176. The prohibition on true hybrids was defeated by 286 votes to 223."

"British scientists will be allowed to research devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s using human-animal embryos, after the House of Commons rejected a ban yesterday. "

An amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill that would have outlawed the creation of “human admixed embryos” for medical research was defeated in a free vote by a majority of 160, preserving what Gordon Brown regarded as a central element of the legislation.

Obama has a Holy S**t! Moment in Oregon

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Even Senator Barack Obama has to be stunned by the turnout for his speech in Portland, Oregon. 65,000-75,000 people showed up to hear his stump speech. Meanwhile, his opponent, Senator Clinton is speaking in churches, meeting halls, and schools to crowds numbering in the dozens to several hundred. Read an NYC Daily News article here on the flabbergasting crowd that gathered in Portland to hear our man...

New Demos by Del Brummet on MySpace (with lyrics here)

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Del Brummet a/k/a The Isla Nublars has three new song demos on MySpace:

The Meteor

I'd also recommend my favorite tune by the Nublars so far: Planet Of Ice. They're all here, on his MySpace page.


Lyrics and Music Copyright © 2008 by Del Brummet/Isla Nublars

You taught us to think, you taught us to give.
You showed us how to love, and how to live.
But now we have forsaken you,
Left you to wither like a mangy old shoe. Oo-oo-oo

We’re calling from Alpha Centauri
And we’ve got a lot to say.
We are sorry we abandoned you, and we will come back to you some day.

Mother Earth we watched in sorrow as your eco system died, we knew with all our heart that in us the blame did lie.

But we ran away to Alpha Centauri,
We didn’t look back, and now were sorry.- ooo ooo ooo

We’re calling from Alpha Centauri
And we’ve got a lot to say.
We are sorry we abandoned you, and we will come back to you someday.

The wonders of Alpha Centauri were nothing up to you, we miss you like a bare foot man, will eventually miss his shoes.
We miss the trees, the fish the forest the lakes and the sun. We hope with all our hearts that we can repair what we’ve done.

We’re coming to you now, on our big space ship, a city of us, a city ready to live.
We hope you are the same, we hope you will forgive.

We are coming to you Earth
And were coming today.
We hope you will take it in your heart to let us stay!

Entering the atmosphere, with everyone in tears.

The Earth below is a changed place, and it looks to be our fears.

But we can save you, we will put you back together,
We will cure you, even if it takes forever.

Earth we have come back to you and your not a pretty sight.
It is all of our faults, and we hope to shed some light.

But we can save you, we will put you back together,
We will cure you, even if it takes forever.

But we can save you, we will put you back together,
We will cure you, even if it takes forever.

The Ranger
Music and Lyrics Copyright © 2008 by Del Brummet/Isla Nublars

Oh! I think I love this one king, who I have never known.
He’s braver than the bravest man, and I have seen him in war he PWNS!

He would sacrifice himself if it meant the people could live in peace.
He would wield the sword once broken, if it meant that evil would cease.

He was called the ranger, and he fought with heart pure an true.
He wandered the world by horse, and in his heart he knew.

He would sacrifice him self if it meant the people could live in peace.
He would wield the sword once broken, if it meant that evil would cease.

He strode into the mountain of the dead and told them what was what.
With them he went to Gondor, and every orc they say he cut.

For his sword was sharp and his hearts so true, as he dug a path for the people anew.
He held his blood streaked sword to the sky and yelled “Frodo this is for you!”

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For his sword was sharp and his heart so true, as he yelled “Frodo this for you”
And the soldiers were fighting as they cheered frodo on, they said, “Give Sauron the old 1-2”

Oh! I think I love this one king, whose name is known to all.
Aragorn the ranger king, who they say would never fall.

The Meteor
Music and lyrics by Copyright © 2008 by Del Brummet/Isla Nublars

Can you see what I can see right now?
People dancing all around, they are eating apples all day.

It’s a future that I do see. How to attain it is a mystery.
But Ill laugh anyway, in December and in May.
OH YES ILL laugh all day, in the future and today!

Because keeping on the bright side is all we have, when science is incapable and religion is a sham.

Do you hope what I do hope right now?

That the world is not hopeless, And that Dark could never be endless.

It's a future that some do see. How it will come is a mystery.
But Ill laugh anyway, in December and in May.
OH YES ILL laugh all day, in the future and today!

Because keeping on the bright side is all we have, when science is incapable and religion is a sham.
Can you see what I do see right now?
A meteor approaches with a gleam in its eye, all will die all will die.
As the meteor approaches, I think a strange thought, that as the human race ends
Another race willll noooooooot!
Will we be in museums, will they study our bones?
Will the squids be the ones to see the sun explode?
But Ill laugh anyway, as the meteor ends our days

OH YES ILL laugh all the way, into the abyss and the last light ray.
Because keeping on the bright side is all we have, when the world’s about to explode from beneath us and our lives aren’t worth a damn.
So as the meteor approaches, I do one last thing.
I laugh to the sun and then I sing:

The meteor makes the humans no more. Were about to become extinct, like the dinosaur.
After all we have done, every thought we have thought, we can all calm down and laugh a good lot.
Screamin' through the street in the middle of the night, the people are so alone and full of fright. Their lives are about to end from a gleam in the sky, all will die, all will die.

Gary Busey Quotes, Part II

"He's a lot different than I am. He's always telling stories about monkeys and toads and rockets. I can never understand what he's talking about." - Gary on his Dad

"Nothing changes like changes, because nothing changes but the changes."

"It's good for everyone to understand that they are to love their enemies, simply because your enemies show you things about yourself you need to change. So in actuality enemies are friends in reverse."

"Your shadow, the dark side. C.G. Hume writes about it, in terms of the fact that every one of us has a dark side. And my dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties. "

"One [the hospital], I was sitting in bed...and saw the Grim Reaper standing in the corner. He was seven feet tall, with a brown robe. He pointed to me and said, 'Relax, it's not your time to go. You have been given gifts. These gifts are ready to be received by mankind. So get on your feet and improve.' Then he laughed, spun his scythe and left. I wasn't asleep and I hadn't been for days. Whether this was a premonition or an angel in disguise, I don't know. But it was a positive reinforcement to stay on the road to recovery, which I've done." [People Magazine, 1990]


Monday, May 19, 2008

Poem: [revised] Scarred For Life

It could be watching your family
Diced up in slow-motion
By a madman with a machete,
Or the time your brother let you down.
It might be when you are wrongfully accused
Or the night you rat out a friend
Whether they figure it out or not.
Maybe you discover your wife is sleeping
With her Yoga teacher
Or remember the time your parents
Let you cry yourself to sleep.
It could be your motorcycle accident
Or the time you saw your Uncle naked.
Under a bad moon
It can all leave you scarred for life.

Spread-eagled in Hungary: The Madonna Interview translated from Hunglish

Years ago, while filming Evita in Hungary, Madonna[1] sat for an interview with an interpreter with the Budapest newspaper Blikk. USA Today later offered the interview translated into English, more or less, with improbably hilarious results. The translation originally appeared in USA Today, the favorite newspaper of bad hotels in North America.

Blikk: Madonna, Budapest says hello with arms that are spread-eagled. Did you have a visit here that was agreeable? Are you in good odor?

Madonna: Thank you for saying these compliments (holds up hands). Please stop with taking sensationalist photographs until I have removed my garments for all to see (laughs). This is a joke I have made.

Blikk: Madonna, let's cut toward the hunt: Are you a bold hussy-woman that feasts on men who are tops?

Madonna: Yes, yes, this is certainly something that brings to the surface my longings. In America, it is not considered to be mentally ill when a woman advances on her prey in a discotheque setting with hardy cocktails present.

Blikk: Is this how you met Carlos, your love-servant who is reputed?... Were you dating many other people in your bed at the same time?

Madonna: No, he was the only one I was dating in my bed then, so it is a scientific fact that the baby was made in my womb using him. But as regards these questions, enough! I am a woman and not a test-mouse!

Blikk: OK, here's a question from left space: What was your book Slut about?

Madonna: It was called Sex, my book.

Blikk: Not in Hungary. Here it was called Slut...

[1] Madonna, (Louise Veronica Ciccone) is a 50-year old American actress, singer, and entrepreneur.


Gary Busey Quotes, Part I

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When you get lost in your imaginatory vagueness your foresight will become a nimble vagrant.

[Gary Busey is driving crazy and Adam is in the passenger seat]
Adam: Have you ever driven in a movie before?
Gary Busey: Yeah! In 'Lethal Weapon'!
Adam: 'Lethal Weapon'? You were crashing into everything in that movie!

Men are failed women at birth.

Drinking your own blood is the paradigm of recycling.

Your imagination is the hood ornament on your car of creativity.

Friends are just enemies in reverse.

Fear is the dark room where the devil develops his negatives.

[Gary is coaching Adam on a date] Ask her if she's ever played "Name that Smell."