Do they really fly? That’s the question UFO researchers have been trying to definitively answer for years with regards to the Billy Meier contactee case. And, though several photos associated with the case have been later proven to be fraudulent, the final answer as to whether or not this indicates the WHOLE CASE is a hoax, has yet to be fully answered.
Conspiracy and Politics
Nothing happened this week. Surely one of the most uneventful first weeks of any presidency. Right? Ha.
What if the bogeyman turns out to be real? That’s the premise of 2009 documentary CROPSEY, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The filmmakers explore the origins of the urban legend they heard about as children, only to discover that there may, in fact, be some truth behind the tale.
And the truth, as they say, is… terrifying.
Quite the cornucopia of conundrums and conspiracies:
The meaning of unlucky 13. What the heck is so unlucky about it? Who came up with that ridiculous idea, anyway?
Have we really reached a point in the development of artificial intelligence where we need to start considering the legal rights of “electronic persons”? Some in the European Parliament seem to think so.
We discuss up-to-the-minute developments in the decades-old mystery of D.B. Cooper, who jumped from a plane over Oregon with two hundred thousand dollars cash and disappeared without a trace.
…and much, much more!
Hypernormalisation is a nearly three-hour epic that leaps from subject to subject in a circuitous journey toward revelation. The film paints a vivid portrait of corporate control and increasing social insularity as it tries to make sense of our modern world’s pervasive anxiety and uncertainty.
In filmmaker Adam Curtis’s world, we are minds in the matrix, doomed to feed the machine with our bodies and souls.
In 2013, Edward Snowden reached out to filmmaker Laura Poitras because of her history of uncompromising documentary filmmaking. He knew she had long been a target of government surveillance and was confident she would not be easily intimidated.
Citizenfour (Snowden’s handle in his secret correspondences with Poitras) places us in a Hong Kong hotel room with Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald as the young whistleblower shares knowledge and evidence of illegal mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).
That awkward moment when you realize everything is connected…
Adam prepared for this episode by looking into the strange sphere-like object that appeared in front of the sun in NASA images this week. He looked into Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Antarctica (to meet with extraterrestrials under an alien-built pyramid, natch). He investigated cases of strange low-frequency hums that have been driving UK citizens mad since the 1970s.
As it turns out, all these things may have been signs of the realization of Project Blue Beam. What is Project Blue Beam? Only an alleged massive, multinational effort to stage the Second Coming and bring on the New World Order.
Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING is: a) a confession of his participation in the hoaxed Apollo moon mission; b) a treatise on the genocide of the Native Americans; c) a meditation on the holocaust; d) all of the above; e) a frickin’ horror movie.
New favorite word: apophenia.
For more than 25 years, someone has been placing mysterious tiles on the busiest streets in New York, Philadelphia, and other east coast cities – as far south as Brazil.
They all bear some variation of this message:
“Toynbee Idea/In Kubrick’s 2001/Resurrect Dead/On Planet Jupiter”
Who’s been doing this? How? Why?
And what does all of this have to do with playwright David Mamet?
Documents Reveal Stranger Things Really Freaked Out the Department of Energy
Guy sends in a Freedom of Information Act request for any documents circulated within the Department of Energy related to the Netflix show Stranger Things. Figures it might be fun to read what the fictitious bad guys’ real-life counterparts have to say about their portrayal in the hit show.
He certainly doesn’t expect hundreds of documents relating to human experimentation and actual research into parallel universes.
Is the federal income tax unconstitutional? Is it a fraud perpetrated by a cabal of sneaky elites pushing their self-serving agenda through nefarious means? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? I mean, who loves paying taxes?
Aaron Russo’s America: Freedom to Fascism was a passion project for him. He put this thing together in the last years of his life as he struggled under a $2 million tax debt. He was certain he had found evidence of the unconstitutionality of the United States Federal Income Tax, and was determined to spread the word far and wide, calling for nothing short of revolution.
More accurately, he was certain he had not found evidence of the constitutionality of the tax code. But does lack of such evidence equate with the illegitimacy of the income tax?
IS DONALD TRUMP REALLY JUST ANDY KAUFMAN IN DISGUISE? AN INVESTIGATION
Is Donald Trump just a variation of Kaufman’s Tony Clifton persona? There’s a big part of both John and me that wants to believe it’s true. He has to be having us on, right? This is all a joke, right? A clever ruse designed to hold a mirror to our society so we can see just how far we’ve fallen, how coarse our national dialogue has become, how sorely in need of reform is our education system. Right?
Where will you be September 23, 2016? More important, where will you be on the 24th? Or WILL you be? Like, at all?
I spent way too much time this week going down the rabbit hole with the nameless proprietor of WhereWillYouBe.org, a surprisingly articulate manifesto warning of impending apocalypse and pleading with the reader to make ready for the Rapture. Which is probably going to happen next week.