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News Briefs 20-02-2017

RIP to the funky drummer...

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

We all live our entire life for the three, agonizing, last three minutes in which you are going to die. And you very fast realize - at a speed beyond anything we know - you realize what you did, and what you didn't.

Guillermo del Toro

News Briefs 17-02-2017

“One of us is obviously mistaken.”

Quote of the Day:

“Genius is play, and man's capacity for achieving genius is infinite, and many may achieve genius only through play.”

W. Saroyan

News Briefs 16-02-2017

How time flies. One year ago I was enjoying a Mexican dinner with my pal Greg Bishop in Phoenix. This year he's one of the speakers at the International UFO Conference --save one of those Güero Canelo hotdogs for me, vato!!

  • 'Huge flashing UFO' purportedly filmed over Normandy --AND Texas-- was nothing but a huge hoax.
  • In 1939 Winston Churchill wrote an essay about the possibility on alien life --which is probably the reason he ordered a UFO coverup in the 1950s.
  • NASA is studying whether or not to light their new big-ass candle with The Right Stuff on board --and if you don't understand that reference, well I only have THIS to say…
  • Here are the winners of NASA's Space Poop Challenge --because there are no gas stations between here and Mars!
  • First Star Trek gave us flip cell phones, now comes Geordi's headset that will let the legally blind to see again.
  • A giant galaxy orbiting our own just appeared out of nowhere. Great! Maybe now all my left socks will also reappear.
  • The Paranormal Activity franchise is moving to the next frontier of mass entertainment: VR.
  • Brain scans can detect autism long before symptoms start to manifest.
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. and De Niro say they'll give $100K to anyone who can prove to them 'vaccines are safe.' Oh boy…
  • The federal Patent and Trademark office ruled against the true inventors of CRISPr.
  • Sorry, you can't hunt for Bigfoot --or Pokemons-- on public taxpayers' money.
  • Revisiting the mystery of the Wollaton Park gnomes.
  • Grill Flame was the name of the CIA operation which used psychics to try to spy on Iran during the hostage crisis.
  • The Teachings of OA: Was the Netflix series inspired by Carlos Castañeda's Tensegrity techniques?
  • Red Pill of the Day: Stealing cars to have a 'joy ride' of the most EXTREME kind...

Thanks to those awesome ice-cream sodas at McAlpine's.

Quote of the Day:

"I am different from Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't."

~Mark Twain

News Briefs 15-02-2017

Grab some popcorn and pull up a grassy knoll - the new season of 'America' is about to get exciting....

Quote of the Day:

Life isn’t divided into genres. It’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.

Alan Moore

News Briefs 14-02-2017

It was a simpler time...

Quote of the Day:

We have made enormous progress in teaching everyone that racism is bad. Where we seem to have dropped the ball…is in teaching people what racism actually is…which allows people to say incredibly racist things while insisting they would never.

Jon Stewart

News Briefs 13-02-2017

Natural intelligence seems to be on the wane. And nature abhors a vacuum, so...

Quote of the Day:

Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, 'cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

Monty Python, "The Galaxy Song"

News Briefs 10-02-2017

”There's no reason to burn books if you don't read them.”

Quote of the Day:

“Recreate the world in your own image and make it better for your having been here.”

Ray Bradbury

News Briefs 09-02-2017

So say we all.

Thanks to Kat & Apollo

Quote of the Day:

"Seriah Azkath: We can’t understand these things for what they are, because our brains are limited and even though mind may not equal brain, the brain is what we have to use to interpret our reality and a lot of this stuff may just be beyond the capability of our brain to actually faithfully interpret."
"Joshua Cutchin: Yeah, I know, I agree, if you’ve got a 12" black-and-white tube television, you’re not going to be able to see some of the detail in a film that was released last year."

~Seriah Azkatch and Joshua Cutchin, on Episode 339 of Skeptiko.