Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CERN Watch: NOT a mere science project


The 17-mile Large Hadron Collider at CERN is back online. There are all sorts of theories about the project, never mind the incongruous statue of Kali* at its front door (so much for scientific atheism).


Monday, November 23, 2009

The Astral Annointing of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and Michael Jackson were the big winners at tonight’s American Music Awards ceremony, with the former picking up five awards, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist in the pop/rock and country categories, and Favorite Adult-Contemporary Artist (the teen accepted her awards live via satellite from London) - Wall St. Journal

Silent Bob Enters the Widening Gyre

I have a lot of LA and SoCal readers- I wonder how many of them are in the film industry. And I wonder if one of them is Clerks director Kevin Smith. 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

TVOD: Sanctuary and the Godly Blitzkrieg


It used to be that "Sci-Fi/Syfy Original Series" usually translated into Secret Sun-ese as "for the love of God, stay far away from your TV set." Over the years, that's slowly evolved into "what the hell, there's nothing else on."

Friday, November 20, 2009

AstroGnostic: Trapped Here on this Alien World

NOTE: Scroll to bottom of post for important update.

Well, here we are- it's
Twilight time again. The Gnostic vampire-superhero phenomenon is about to descend on multiplexes all across the planet, enrapturing tween girls in ways not seen since the glory days of N'Sync and the Backstreet Boys. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Newsday: Farewell Sgt. Howie


ITEM: We've lost the great Edward Woodward, best known as The Equalizer, but rendered immortal for his role in The Wicker Man. Check out a memorial by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). 

Monday, November 16, 2009

Apocalyporn: 2012 or 6 to 4

Seeing that Nineties were the Sixties in reverse, it's strange how much the Naughties feel like the Seventies. 

We have a deep recession, an President more interested in platitudes than policy, a mass culture obsessed with sports and celebrity and a fashion culture fixated on decadence and 'transgression'. American politics is still fixated on the same old social wedge issues.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yahooccultism: Mini-Picture Parade

I admit I'm not a big Country music fan, but what does the chevron have to do with its top awards ceremony?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hey, Remember that LCROSS mission?

Well, the LCROSS mission was a smash success -  today's headlines tell me so...

Hey: Remember that Dark Knight Movie?

Let's change the subject - that warning from the board mods is a joke. 

Hey, remember that movie The Dark Knight? You know the movie that everyone saw but no one seems able to recall? The one whose IMDB board is filled with chatter having to do with everything but the movie?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Disclosure and its Discontents

 Well, another ‘disclosure event’ has come and gone. I haven’t really been keeping track of how many there have been, but it seems as long as I've been paying attention to the UFO phenomena people have been making remarkable predictions of upcoming disclosures that have yet to come to pass. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One Step Beyonce

Andre at Alien Project sent me this picture of Beyonce chilling out with Zahi Hawass in Giza at sunset. Zahi must have been in heaven, especially since Beyonce was nice enough to dress as Isis for him.


Monday, November 09, 2009

AstroGnostic: You're a Nine

SPOILER ALERT- this post contains spoilers

I'm one of those weirdos who likes to listen to director's commentaries on DVDs. I've listened to all of the X-Files commentaries, which usually seem to be focused on the technical aspects of production and not so much the stories, which can be a bit frustrating.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Last Days of Selfosophy?

There seems to be a flood of damaging material about Scientology appearing in the press, after years of the media adopting a hands-off policy. The St. Petersburg Times is going after the CoS hammer-and-tongs in a massive series called 'The Truth Rundown.'

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Secret Sun Weekend Edition: 11/7/09

Two movies open today that we've looked at in the past: The Fourth Kind and The Men Who Stare at Goats. T4k is getting murdered by the critics, which doesn't mean anything, but I'll probably wait for the DVD. Goats is getting OK reviews but I'll wait to rent that too. Interesting conjunction with the Fort Hood situation, in a way.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Red Book: Jung-Mania hits Manhattan

 Hmm. Well, The Red Book is the big story in publishing this season, which on one hand is exciting because it seems such an opportune time for it to be revealed, and unbelievably depressing since it sets us up for yet another round of the commodification of Jung.