OUR SHOW tonight was recorded live Thursday, July 23, for Taylor Kent’s Snark Infested Waters podcast. Taylor is a fan of comics, graphic novels, games, and science fiction, and we’ve… Read more »
BACK INTO the archives for a show that felt at least somewhat timely because of the opening audio clip. Last night, Paul and Phillip Collins referred to Nancy Pelosi’s use… Read more »
AS DEREK recuperates from his strained back by applying heat, anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxants, we dig into the archives for a timely interview with our man in Roswell, New… Read more »
July 7, 2009 — Derek’s back is complaining about all the recent yard work, and Sharon is fighting an unexpected fibromyalgia flare-up. Sam’s fine, but he doesn’t know how to… Read more »
HAVE you ever wondered about those disturbing waking dreams in which you’re sure someone is in your room, someone who means to hurt you, and you’re paralyzed, unable to even call for help? Or have you seen something indistinct but person-shaped, possibly wearing a hat, that appears and disappears through solid objects like doors and walls?
Jason Offutt, author of Darkness Walks: The Shadow People Among Us, has seen them, too. He presents an easy-to-read analysis of the possible scientific, supernatural, and theological explanations for these ghostly apparitions.
FROM the director of The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day comes 2012, a film about the end of the world in — you guessed it — 2012. If nothing else, those clever Mayans have provided fodder for another big-screen depiction of global CGI devastation.
Interestingly, back up 1,260 days — 3-1/2 years — from 12/21/12 and you arrive at July 10, 2009, which was the original release date for 2012.
THE Egyptian meme continues to percolate through the culture: Barack Obama as the new King Tut; Michael Jackson as a court wizard to Ankhenaten; and now a woman who calls herself Nona Paris Lola Ankhesenamun Jackson, who claims to be Jackson’s widow and says, “Though he died to this earth he lives with my father Khalid Lucifer.” “Khalid” is a pre-Islamic Arabic name that means “the immortal” — thus her father is the immortal Lucifer. Ms. Ankhesenamun (the name of Tutankhamen’s wife, who married the vizier, Ay, after Tut’s death) may be nuts, but the meme continues to spread.
HISTORY seems to be the theme of today’s show, although that wasn’t our intent when we hit “record”. We talked about a couple of movies we watched over the weekend, which both featured missions to destroy an ancient buried evil that wants to emerge into the light of day to destroy mankind (and both of which starred Ron Perlman of the Hell Boy movies, oddly enough).
We agree–Mutant Chronicles was better than The Devil’s Tomb, which failed to deliver on the intriguing premise of a team of scientists stumbling onto the Abyss in the Iraqi desert. Even the frozen nephilim that was a dead ringer for an alien gray didn’t help.
Elsewhere in the Middle East: Iranian intelligence was intercepting, analyzing, and spoofing messages on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook during the election protests, thanks to technology from Siemens and Nokia.
FRIDAY has come and gone in Rome, and there was no press conference today by Patriarch Abune Paulos to reveal the Ark of the Covenant, or about anything else for… Read more »