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News Briefs 04-06-2009

They say China is planning to buy the Hummer division. Is it perhaps to re-enact this more cost-effectively?

  • Finding ice on the Moon has proven to be more difficult than finding a Nazi lunar base. Or maybe…
  • New Champ video? Our friend Loren Coleman —*cough!* save the museum *cough!*— takes a deeper look.
  • Chimp-made toolkit most complex ever found. MacGyver’s missing link??
  • How do you like your mammoth: medium-rare or well done?
  • Where to go on a first date with a paleoartist.
  • The Starchild Skull grabs a new moment under the spotlights.
  • Did an Airline pilot see a UFO, and Twitter about it? More about this here.
  • Does the US government want you to think that a UFO crashed in Roswell? “Maybe”, says Nick Redfern. No Xmas greeting cards from Stanton Friedman in your mailbox this year, Nick!
  • Stunned onlookers watch as mysterious orange UFOs swoop across Britain’s skies. Countermeasures to test the defences of a Royal Navy ship?
  • Seems that UFO Hunters will be abducted from the airwaves on season 4. Excuse me while I go open the champagne…
  • First they go bumping into electric windmills, now they appear in our fields in crop-circle form. Our jellyfish alien overlords are growing impatient 😉
  • Terry Gilliam & Johnny Depp will resume their attack on the windmills. “Forward, Sancho!”
  • Guillermo del Toro wants to take the gayness out of vampires —Glowing skin? Are you s*$%ting me??!
  • Field guide to ghost-hunting —complete with DIY proton pack assembly instructions.
  • Ghost in bottles, for just 20 bucks. It’s a bargain in ANY life!
  • Video: After slaying Templar infidels in Jerusalem, Altaïr journeys to XVth century Venice, in the 2nd installment of Assassin’s Creed.
  • As the survivors of the Tiananmen Square massacre still try to cope with their experiences, the post-1980s Chinese kids go “Meh” with the 20th anniversary.
  • Exxon Valdez: Still cleaning up the mess after 20 years!
  • Parle vu ‘oink’? WHO close to declaring swine flu a global pandemic.
  • For over 14 years, Daniel Estulin has investigated and researched the Bilderberg Group’s far-reaching global influence. Well, the fact that he’s still alive doesn’t add up to his credibility, now does it?
  • U.S. accidentally releases list of Nuclear sitesD’uh! or better yet: D-U92-H1.
  • Video: Man pinned down by police prays to Yahweh; Yahweh endows man with super-human strength to withstand a Tazer zapping.
  • US firm says handheld puke ray is ready to go. I already know what I’ll be asking for this Xmas 😉

Thanks Greg, Rick, Kat & Tank Man.

Quote of the Day:

“You can raise pigs to be very strong and very fat. But a pig is still a pig. And a pig has no rights.”

Liu Suli, 49-year-old book seller who spent 20 months in prison for his involvement with the Tiananmen protesters.

“Our country is like our national animal, the panda. It is slow to change, but change will come. We’re making sure of it — but just quietly.”

Anonymous 25-year-old Chinese office worker

  1. Chinese lanterns

    If I see one more report of ‘mysterious orange UFO’s’ over Britain, I think I’m going to scream!

    Those Chinese lanterns should be banned (aren’t they a fire risk?)


    I don’t believe in belief!


  2. TV shows
    When it comes to UFO Hunters, I wouldn’t throw out the baby with the bathwater; despite some flaws (and a couple difficult personalities), the show presents certain info you simply won’t find anywhere else in the MSM.

  3. Vamps
    Since William the Bull is one of my favourite directors I look forward to his new novels. Since I’m also a vampire-buff it also makes it more interesting seeing him return to the genre after Blade II. Although Twilight is a bit silly I tend to disagree with the romantic bit. Take 30 Days of Night for instance. Those creatures in the film are nothing but vicious beast and predators. Everything is about hunting and feeding and nothing else. Nothing romantic at all there, just endless bloodbaths. Since they’re also immortal it must be quite a tedious existance. In that perspective of immortality, the more sophisticated life of Lestat or Louis is more appealing, romantic or not. Or White Wolfs concept of games, Vampire the Masquerade which is quite complex. If it had been more like 30 Days it would have been extremely boring to play. And I would probably not be the only one who had tired fast if it where nothing but frenzying monsters hellbent of feeding and nothing else.

    1. Chronos
      If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you rent or buy Guillermo’s very first movie, Cronos.

      It’s a very good vampire movie, and it lets you see how Guillermo always like to side with the monster. It also shows his love for clockwork machinery and insects 🙂

      I agree that without the romantic side a vampire turns into a ghoul. But then again, if you think about it, perhaps only a mindless predator who thinks of nothing but feeding, is the only creature truly capable of enduring the terrible burden of immortality.

      It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
      It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

      Red Pill Junkie

  4. Vampyres
    I have to admit that I really like the Vampyres that Poppy Z Brite uses. I enjoy her writing. The one story that Rice wrote that sticks with me is “A Servant of the Bones”.

    My wife is almost certainly an emotional vampyre, as she sucked the life out of our marriage. Thank God for Bourbon, and Sangria….. 🙂


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