Saturday, July 17, 2010
It would seem that “rocket debris” is the new marsh gas.
“On Wednesday, Hangzhou's Xiaoshan airport was shut down for about an hour while airport authorities scrambled to figure out what unidentified flying contraption was hovering on their radars. Yep, a UFO closed down the Hangzhou airport. According to a story that first appeared in Zhejiang Online, the UFO showed up on the airport's radar a little past 8:30pm. Suddenly, airport personnel saw a "shining light" in the air, later confirmed by passengers that were flying at the time. Out of flight safety considerations, the airport suspended service from 8:41pm onwards and began an extensive aerial search. About an hour later, after not finding anything, they resumed service. The 56 minutes total of "no fly" time delayed 18 flights in total - about 2,000 passengers were stranded for a couple hours as Xiaoshan sorted through the jam. Though airport spokesmen said the UFO was only visible to radars at the airport, several people around Hangzhou said they witnessed "a glowing object hovering in the afternoon sky and moving weirdly." One man managed to snap a picture of it before it suddenly disappeared. So what was it? Some have theorized it was a private jet (Hangzhou serves as an easy tourist destination to rich folks from Zhejiang and Jiangsu), others say it was a piece of rocket debris, and at least one official has said it has a "military connection" - which is why more details of the incident can not be divulged.” (Let’s thank Ray Cooper for the heads up.)
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The secret word is Woof
Posted by Mick at 7/17/2010 07:59:00 PM
Well actually it was Rin’s great-great-(great-great?) granddaughter.
“Pet/Non Breeding puppies from the RIN TIN TIN line are offered to select homes at $1,500 - $2,750. All RIN TIN TIN progeny are fully guaranteed to OFA/OVC certify Hips and Elbows and we DNA test our breeding dogs for the Coat Factor and Degenerative Myelopathy. "There will always be a Rin Tin Tin." Click here for more.
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Posted by Mick at 7/17/2010 07:54:00 PM
Friday, July 16, 2010
The answer, here in the Doc40 Climate Change Bunker (CCB), is that one doesn’t. One merely whimpers, sweats, and complains about how the a/c doesn’t push cool as far as the computer at which one slaves. Then we dream our fevered dreams.
Click here for Dita keeping cool (which comes to you by way of World of Wonder since YouTube wanted me to verify my age and – at my age – I just couldn’t be bothered. Seemingly you have to be 18 to look upon lingerie.)
The secret word is Ice
Posted by Mick at 7/16/2010 03:44:00 PM
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Despite the reassurances contained in this report, I get kinda uneasy at the idea of weapons systems that think for themselves.
“BAE Systems today unveiled Taranis, an advanced stealth unmanned aircraft that can carry its deadly payload deep into enemy territory without a pilot. It can also think for itself. It's part awesome, part Cylon Raider. The Taranis, revealed today in the U.K., joins other stealth UAVs into development. Part of a British initiative for the Ministry of Defense, the first Taranis built looks eerily like a Cylon Raider from Battlestar Galactica, and the plan is to give it advanced autonomous abilities so it can think for itself. Before you start fearing a Skynet future, BAE is quick to point out "Should such systems enter into service, they will at all times be under the control of highly trained military crews on the ground." The payload and other equipment hasn't been fully developed yet — and the initial test vehicle won't carry weapons — but it's expect to have two weapon bays. It's named for the Celtic god of thunder, but when it's tested next year the goal will be to see if it can strike without making a noise. [Source: BAE Systems]”
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The secret word is Skinjob
Posted by Mick at 7/13/2010 06:57:00 PM
Our pal Butlincat has used the Deviants 1999 tune “Aztec Calendar” as the first part of the soundtrack for a UFO/Wormhole video that he has up on YouTube. (Also on the audio is “It’s All Too Much” by The Beatles.) Click here to grok the fullness.
Closer to the ground, the Pink Fairies tribute band Pink FA (With special guests Nick Turner and Terry Ollis) have posted a live version of the 1968 Deviants song “Slum Lord”. Click here.
Posted by Mick at 7/13/2010 06:50:00 PM
“And the first to get it will be those little bastards, Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, Bashful, and Doc.”
(Image supplied by Bernard, video link by MrMR)
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Posted by Mick at 7/13/2010 06:44:00 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Oh dear. Poor lad, but I guess it only goes to show that if you want to play Lee Oswald you have to accept the possibility of Jack Ruby. But why does the little Nazi wear so much lipstick?
“Daniel Cowart is a 21-year-old racist skinhead from Tennessee who pleaded guilty last March to plotting to kill Barack Obama and 7 other charges related to a planned cross-country murder and armed robbery spree. Daniel is back and now he’s asking taxpayers to cough up money to hide his true racist white supremacist colors! Cowart has two tattoos, an iron cross on his chest and a swastika on his shoulder, and he wants them removed because he thinks his fellow inmates are going to kick the shit out of him when he gets to Federal prison. And he’s probably right.”
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The secret word is Heil
Posted by Mick at 7/12/2010 05:54:00 PM
...until The New York Times told me otherwise…
“Is putting a sandwich in a can and calling it a "Candwich" the next can't-miss billion-dollar idea? Even if it is, investors in Utah who put $145 million in the hands of a money manager named Travis L. Wright will still have thinner wallets. A lawsuit by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission says that Mr. Wright promised returns of up to 24 percent on real estate investments, but that he put the money instead into Candwich development and other equally untried ideas. Along with sales of canned sandwiches - Pepperoni Pizza Pocket and French Toast in a can were planned - Mr. Wright's companies, under the banner of Waterford Funding, also invested in a company selling rose petals printed with greeting card sentiments and another selling watches over the Internet. Utah has long endured a reputation as a place where many people are naïve or trusting to the point of losing their shirts. And the erosion of retirement savings in the recession has only compounded the problem, said Michael E. Hines, the director of enforcement at the Utah Division of Securities. “A lot of 401(k)s have become 201(k)s,” Mr. Hines said. Some scammers do not even need expensive-looking offices as stage sets. About five years ago, for example, a scheme promising a $50 million payout for a $5,000 investment raked in about $144 million nationally. In Utah, the group successfully sought investors by putting fliers on car windshields. Much of the money ended up in Latvia.”
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Posted by Mick at 7/12/2010 05:41:00 PM
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I guess this ends our three-day fungi-cycle with the mushrooms cooked and on a plate. But as I sit down to my fried mushrooms, does it occur to me that I might be eating an alien lifeform? It didn’t until McKenna put in his dime’s-worth (see last Friday.) The point might also be raised as to how we humans are pretty much incapable of comprehending any being that isn’t approximately the same size as – and moving at a similar metabolic velocity to – ourselves. Once, in a short story called Big Trouble On The Monkey Planet (included in the anthology Zones of Chaos) I postulated a character called Qua/D/Thrrof, who was the discursive focus of a being, essentially a form of highly intelligent yeast, about nine thousand miles long and one molecule thick, but that humans were totally unable to recognize as life. The same might just apply to mushrooms. It’s quite possible that fungi could have thought processes of a deep and profound superiority but, because they move at the same speed as very old trees, we could never conceive them as such. Tolkein kinda scratched the surface of this with the Ents, but only in the most minimal manner. Or maybe the ‘shrooms really are just breakfast after all.
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The secret number is still 42
Posted by Mick at 7/11/2010 05:15:00 PM