Friday, December 28, 2018

Stairway to Kevin

I got your Shimmer right here.


Being old and jaded as I am, I do have to say it's a real joy to see so many new natural phenomena rearing up these days. 

My personal favorite is "fireball season" - which everyone seems to pretend is actually a thing, like meteor showers or something - but they're all good fun equally.







Now we have "light pillars," a term I never heard until this week but apparently has been around since the dim, dark days of the distant past. Well, at least the early 2000s. I'm sure climate change will be credited/blamed for the phenomenon, as will everything eventually.
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Here's a close-up of the light pillars for your files.

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Helpful hint: "New natural phenomenon" is a media euphemism for "The Shimmer."

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Saw an interesting new natural phenomenon of my own a few days back. It looked like there were two suns in the sky, from an ostensible sun dog. Of course I haven't seen any other sun dogs anywhere that look quite like this, but you know. Aerosols.




I saw these Uzumaki-looking photos on Twitter but I'm on the fence as to their authenticity. They look a bit too good to be real but who knows what's real anymore anyway, right? If anyone can confirm or deny conclusively that would be helpful.

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And the big story is this 90s blockbuster-worthy light-show over Queens last night. This was originally blamed on a transformer explosion at a ConEd plant but later chalked up to some weird kind of plasma event or whatever-the-fuck bullshit cover story. I heard rumors it actually caused an EMP pulse but can't confirm that at presstime.
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Do note that this same phenomenon also manifested itself in Louisiana as well. Coincidence? I don't know. You believe in coincidences?



SPACEY: THE FINAL FRONTIER




The other big story this week was this weird viral video posted by Kevin Spacey. Portraying his character from House of Cards, Spacey is either letting us know he's lost his last remaining marbles or he's issuing a coded threat to his fellow BLs in Tinseltown. A threat stating, "If I go down, I'm taking all of you with me."

My personal vote is leaning strongly--if not overwhelmingly-- towards the latter. Spacey is a sociopath but he's also a highly-intelligent and motivated sociopath. He's also in very deep indeed with the cryptocrat crowd and probably has quite a few tawdry stories about them to tell as well.

I am cosmically certain phones in certain corner offices were ringing off hooks soon after "Let Me Be Frank" went live. I'm sure no small numbers of those phones were ringing in the lobbies of extremely expensive attorneys-at-law.



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As it happens, the case that spilled the milk bottle for Spacey in the first place is now going to trial. Namely the accusations leveled by William Little, who is the son of a prominent TV personality in Boston, Heather Unruh (literally, "unrest"). 

Little claims he has an incriminating Snapchat video to present at trial, so this could be quite a show. Assuming, of course, that bribes, threats and called-in favors don't quash the lawsuit altogether. That potentiality gets my vote for "most likely outcome" of this drama, but I've been wrong before.



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And of course, this "William Little" name-gamery completes the circuit first raised over the oddly-titled track on Victorialand (redundant, I know), "Little Spacey." In that light, this case may end up being a bit more pivotal than any of us might imagine.
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Especially considering that "Little Spacey" was released in April of 1986, when Kevin Spacey was on Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night and a 14 year-old Anthony Rapp was also appearing on the Great White Way. That conjunction led to an ugly event in which the 25 year-old Spacey tried to bed the younger actor after a cast party.




And it would be Rapp's accusations and not Unruh's that really brought down the hammer on Spacey's head. Even so, Unruh and Little broke the silence on what had been a long-running open secret in show business. 
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Remembering that "oomingmak" means "musk ox," it should be noted that Elon Musk and Kevin Spacey shared the circle of shame yesterday. Musk (whose lady-love is a Reverend Mother in the Bene Frasserit) for accusing a rescue diver involved in the Thai cave incident of pedophilia and Spacey for committing it.
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I mean, allegedly committing it.
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Concurrent with all of this was a story that a 33 year-old American made a solo crossing of Antarctica (give or take). 




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I say "give or take" because it was only a crossing in the most generous sense of the term. But hey, when's the last time you snow-shoed solo over a frozen tundra? Never? OK then. 



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However, do note that we had the "Little Spacey" bull's eye the same day as Elon "Oomingmak" Musk made the public pillories and the same day that this 33 year-old chap finished his trek of the coast of -- you guessed it-- Victoria Land. 

Let's also remember Spacey's links to Lyra and Victoria Land as well.

Listen, if you don't believe by now then I'm afraid I can't help you. Sorry.
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SMELLS LIKE FISH





Aquaman is in the theaters and it's turning out to be a modest hit for a franchise that sure could use one. Not a grand slam by any means but a solid ground-rule double with 2 RBI. Interesting that a fish-man was the big hype of last December and a fish-man is the big(ish) hype this year. 


And by interesting I mean inevitable.

I'm still trying to not regard The Shape of Water as Del Toro's unauthorized Hellboy spinoff, but at this point it looks like Abe Sapien would have to get in line. In case you were wondering I have seen the new Hellboy trailer and absolutely hated it, even if I think David Harbour is a casting coup par excellence

Classic Hellboy comics aren't big, bright and loud. They're quiet, dark and moody. They're so great because they fly in the face of worn-out comic book (and by extension, movie) cliches and conventions. Maybe a Netflix series would be a better venue for the Hellboy Universe.


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As I've said before the Transgenic Revolution will be pretty much the same as all the others, meaning it will be sold to the public as therapeutic.


We've already looked at how the Mermaid meme is being sold as something you strive to become, not just play at. Since the meme tends loses a bit of lustre during the winter months we're seeing stories like the Little Mermaid kissing controversy at Princeton (one of hundreds of LM productions underway at the moment) and this story, in which a woman uses mermaidery in her recovery from cancer.
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What reasonable person could quibble with that, right?
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Concurrently, we're seeing the rise of the use of fish skin for bandages and skin grafts (tilapia skin was also used to help construct a vagina for a woman born without one). The pitch here folds in child burn victims, a demographic you'd have to be a monster to object being treated, even with what is for all intents and purposes a gateway to full-on transgenics.
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Important detail here-- the fish-scales remain even after the grafts have been processed for human use. Look for this practice to eventually become the standard in place of traditional dressings, within the next 5 years at the latest.
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I LEARNED THE TRUTH AT SEVENTEEN
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A lot of you good folks have written to me about this, seeing as how the 17 meme was explored here over a decade ago. But this horror-show makes me wonder if the Siren Song ritual performed in Perth (just a few hundred miles south of Java) earlier this year might have something to do with all this, as well as other disasters--mass beachings, super-typhoons, tsunamis, etc-- descending on that corner of the world in 2018.



Sure, it sounds crazy but crazy is what we do here.


And just the other day someone allegedly tried to blow up a Siren statue in Thailand. Unfortunately for them, it didn't work. Remember the old saying, if you move against the Siren, make sure you destroy the Siren. 

I'll create a news alert for drownings in the Songkhla area.


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Speaking of Siren Songs... 

Everyone laughs at me when I go on about this stuff. Go on, laugh all you want. It doesn't phase me in the slightest. Why?

Because I realize your laughter is just a defense mechanism.



And it looks like there's some fresh ritual afoot in Grangemouth, linking NASA, the Kelpies, the stars and our old friend Ki for the New Year. As one does.





Just in case you think this is all a one-off, NASA reportedly found some rock on Mars and named it "Little Colonsay," allegedly because it resembles the legendary Scottish island.





I say "allegedly" because Colonsay is traditionally linked to psychic Scottish mermaids. I mean, do you expect anything else by now?
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Sirens and variations thereto being a big thing with the Celtic nations, as we see here in this Irish ritual (one of the many Irish traditions blending Christianity and Druidry). Go figure.
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And lastly, we see this story of an icon of the Horned God popping up in a dig in Cambridgeshire, England. Well, allegedly the Horned God. It could just as well be the Sheela Na Gig to my untrained eyes. 

Or Goa...never mind.

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