Saturday, August 29, 2009

Astronaut Theology: Invasion

I picked up a DVD of Invasion, a 1997 TV miniseries based on the novel, written the same year by Robin Cook. I didn't hold much hope for it- the cast wasn't filled with heavy hitters (Luke Perry, Kim Catrall and Rebecca Gayheart are the leads) and the production values on these sorts of things were rarely cinematic, to put it mildly.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Touched by an Alien

When I began working on my analysis of The X-Files: I Want to Believe, I was a bit hesitant. What I was writing about dealt with abduction phenomenon, something I am resolutely agnostic about, and also something that hasn't had much resonance in the Memestream lately. 

But since I posted the first part of the X-Files article last Monday, abductions are suddenly in the media again.  

Dr. Steven Greer and the New UFO Religion

Aside from the re-emergence of the abductee material in the media, the big news in the world of UFOlogy recently was the heated debate between Dr. Steven Greer and Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot over Greer's remarks to the Barcelona Disclosure conference that all alien races in contact with Earth were benevolent. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yahooccultism: Dollar Bore

I guess this is in anticipation of the new Dan Brown novel, but it hardly qualifies as news. Unless the 17 has something to do with it.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Week in 17: Et Tu, Yahoo?

From, via Yahoo:

Planets orbit stars in the same direction that the stars rotate. They all do. Except one.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The 17th Hole

ITEM: Reader Daniel turned us on to this bizarre photo. A little green man with 17 emblazoned on his chest? Yep, sounds like 2009 to me. 

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Yahooccultism: Meresamun Jackson

Front-page news:
The Pharaoh of Pop doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as King of Pop, but visitors to Chicago’s Field Museum could swear that’s Jacko’s face on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian bust.
The spitting image limestone sculpture has been on display at the museum since 1988, but recently started drawing attention because of its likeness to Jacko --- complete with disfigured nose. -Yahoo


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sweet 17

You've all read about the "Birther" brouhaha. All I can add is that no one seems to have learned anything from the Bush AWOL fiasco. No one except Barackobamun's handlers, that is. The whole birth certificate thing was a masterstroke- even Joseph Farah is back-peddling now

By now, you've probably seen the Birther lawyer's meltdown on MSNBC, which is fascinating in that this lawyer felt compelled to leave the country soon after circulating the alleged document.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Dream Log: Room 128

Michael Rennie on The Invaders, a sci-fi spin on The Fugitive*

I was watching a black and white movie. It was about one of those people you've always known but who isn't a friend. I wondered if this was one of those movies that's actually an allegory for an alien abduction. 

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Dracula's New World Order

The great Bruce Timm created 
his own poster for the film

A secret occult society made of powerful figures from government, industry and the military? Unspeakable rites of blood sacrifice, death and resurrection?