Nothing happened this week. Surely one of the most uneventful first weeks of any presidency. Right? Ha.
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!
Was this the worst year ever? Of course it was. In a latte-sipping, spoiled rotten, first-world-problems kind of way.
In this supersized year-end extravaganza we defenestrate 2016 and discuss literally everything…
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.
What would you say if I told you that everything you see, everything you taste, touch, and do, it’s all an illusion? Would you say I’d seen The Matrix a few too many times? Well, this seems to be an affliction affecting some prominent physicists and philosophers these days.
Turns out there’s actual scientific evidence for the idea that we are all living in a carefully crafted simulation. Are we in fact merely sprites in a video game played by some disaffected teenager sitting on a cosmic bed in some “greater” reality?
The Simulation Hypothesis is a documentary offering a brief overview of the theories and science behind this notion. It’s not all as implausible as it sounds.
Who doesn’t love clowns? We all love clowns… right? Actually, I was never afraid of clowns when I was a kid. Santa Claus? Yes. (I mean, he was a big, red guy who broke into my house and passed judgment on me while I was sleeping. That was creepy.) Clowns, I was always cool with.
THIS, however, is not cool. From South Carolina to Ohio, kids are reporting terrifying encounters with clowns attempting to lure them with cash, candy, and threats of violence. There comes a point where it’s not funny.
In the first of our weekly “grab-bag” podcasts we discuss a cornucopia of contemporary curiosities, including:
Human sacrifice at Cern.
No, really. Someone captured footage of an apparent ritual sacrifice in the courtyard outside the Large Hadron Collider. We are not making this up. Hoax? Joke? Desperate attempt to forestall the apocalypse? You decide.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Planet earth is doomed. Climate change is real. And the only viable solution to saving mankind is to abandon our planet and…