THE TITLE of this week’s show is a reference to an exchange this week on QVC about whether the Moon is a planet or a star. Closer to home, we discuss Russia, ISIS, a third gender, and a flap 60 years ago, when the United States tracked a pair of “natural” satellites that suddenly appeared on radar in low earth orbit over the equator.
…MEANS THE United States has to keep sending aid to Egypt. As the Egyptian military keeps ousted President Morsi under arrest (but it’s not a coup!), a technocrat — former… Read more »
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.
TONIGHT’S show is a whirlwind tour that touches three continents and the Moon. After a quick discussion of the weather (the Earth is cooling, so quit measuring our carbon footprints),… Read more »