Saturday, June 29, 2019

Your Guide To Easy Reading

And Lo! An index was born!

!New! posts will be marked accordingly in there respective categories.

Questions or comments are welcomed.

-If you enjoy a post, share it!-

Be seeing you,
Sam

And so should you!


FICTION 

Potatoes are what we eat. Potatoes are what we ride


HISTORICAL

The US Government's UFO interest just got weirder   !NEW!
Voyager 1 fires thrusters silent since Jimmy Carter was President  !NEW!
For Those Lost, Those Hurt, And Those Who Fight 
Romancing the (Rosetta) Stone
Total Eclipse (of the heart) 2017
Will the real Rosie the Riveter please stand up? 
The World is But a Stage(coach) for Mary
Words Have Meaning
Of What Weight is a Piece of Infinity?  
Planet X, you say? 
Home(stead) for the Holidays
Local necropolis, er, cemetery. 
Local necropolis, er, cemetery. PART 2 
When Superman fought the KKK  
iVon Daniken 
How Fast The Great Pyramid



BEWARE OF MY BRAIN

A Rocket, A Tesla, and Some Horse Poop Walk Into a Bar    !NEW!
How Creativity Works   !NEW!
'He said, She said' aka 'Coyote Argument, Mostly Chemical'   video   !NEW!
Something to Chew On About Zombies and the Living  !NEW!
Hello Kitty and the Vermont Comic Con 
Wise Words, Parallel Worlds 
Happy Fourth of July (with a few well deserved shout-outs) 
Of Life and Gratitude (not my usual kind of post)
I Am the Terror That Croaks in The Night
Predatory Remains of the Calcium Kind
My Everyday On This Planet 
Welcome to Night Vale, the All Hail tour 2017
What If Storms Fell Up?
Happy New Year 2017, Humanity!
We Want Your Business
STOP READING THIS BLOG 
Baby It's Cold Outside
Did You Hear That?



INTERVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS THAT NEVER HAPPENED

Digging for an Oak Island interview   !NEW!
Robert Clotworthy: You Know His Voice 
The 12,500 yr old Interview. Kind of…  
So this guy walks up to me at a con…  
This Interview Would Have Been Bullshit  
Here’s to hope! 
Strongarm Interview 3: Dr. Steel 
Strongarm Interview #2 Smeff 
Strongarm Interview: John "Widgett" Robinson



STUFF YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING

The Nightmare Before Christmas on Broadway?
Proof of Time Travel. YOU CAN RELAX NOW! 
Touch My Anchor and I'll F*#% You Up! 
Slowing It Down
Where is your center?
My Captain America Shield is done!
The Circle of Internet Life
Cooking With Vsauce
Geek Moms and Geek Dads  
Hail! Our new Alien rulers!  
WALL-E you look at that! 
TAKE MY MONEY. LEGO® Scooby-Doo Sets and...YOURS?!



IT INVOLVES ME FOR SOME ODD REASON

My First Renn Fest! Huzzah!
From Bellicose to Vericose
Putting the Mental back into Mental Illness 
Dear Sump Pump 
Sam's Presidential Campaign Updates
If I am elected your President  
Sam for President? 
You Can't Go Home Again
Kill It With Fire!
I'd buy that for a dollar!    
A Retinue of Reviews 
Beauty and the Beastmaster 
Six months of insurance sales hell 
Visiting Hours. A true ghost(?) story.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Rocket, A Tesla, and Some Horse Poop Walk into a Bar

Stop me if you've heard this one. No, really. STOP ME if you've heard this one before because we just had a unique moment in human history and I didn't know if I should applaud, lament, drink, or do all three. Spoilers: I did all three.


Super Bowl LII closed on February 4th with the Philadelphia Eagles winning over the favored New England Patriots. It was a exciting game to watch and the halftime show's tribute to Prince nestled in Justin Timberlake's performance was great. It was the Eagles' first Bowl win so many fans went nuts. Literally. Just lost their minds.


My team won! Let's break shit! (1)




My team won! Let's eat shit! (2)

The overwhelming majority of fans did not break shit or eat shit, to be clear. So THANK YOU to all who partied hard without burning, breaking, or brawling. I love you all because your actions didn't require me to type "fan who ate horse poop in Philadelphia" in an internet image search for this piece. No one should have to type those words. Now, to be fair I don't think our Fecal Food Critic woke up that morning deciding today is the today I make my dream happen! I do hope he is okay, but I am still going to poke fun at him. Let this be a lesson, kids. Drunken decisions leave a bad taste in your mouth. The outcomes can really stink. You can make an ass out of yourself. You'll be the butt of many jokes. Too many? Sorry. I should have stopped at number two.

That was the 4th.

February 6th arrived to sees the launch of a new rocket designed by a private citizen's space company. Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy tore from the ground on its maiden flight at 3:45 in the afternoon. It was a test flight for a rocket powerful enough to potentially carry humans to the moon and Mars. And it carried a car. And cameras. And a prototype data storage disc made of quartz that can store information that of, "...will be readable 14 billion years and can hold 360 terabytes of data, or around 7,000 Blu-Ray discs." (3) Read the referenced article on the Arch Foundation which helped make this possible. Interesting stuff. Unfortunately, the math was a little off and Mars it will not go, but I think we can throw Spacex a mulligan on this one.

Image from Indian Express.com (4)


The car as seen from an on board webcam. I hope they gave Starman a towel. (5)

Looks fake, doesn't it? You're not alone if you thought so. Let me point you to the Hoax Trail. Lots of vids for you to digest while you question your life decisions and read the flame wars in the comment sections. Love you internet!




In this scant forty-eight-hour window we had: small riots over a large sporting event during which a single person became (albeit briefly) the unwashed face of an entire city followed by a day of rest and headaches and mouthwash before a privately held space exploration/delivery service company launched a quarter million dollar car into space as part of a test in the hopes of sending it into a Martian orbit. 

That's one of the best-ish example of humanity's range I've seen lately. It encapsulates so much about us because both the rocket and the riot are so human. That's our species in current year riding the bell curve roller coaster of human behavior. We're all a mix of awesome and asshole, daydreamer and delinquent because you can't have one without the other. That's us. 

And God help me I love it.

Be seeing you,

Sam




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1. https://www.thescore.com/nfl/news/1480419-watch-eagles-fans-storm-streets-wreck-philadelphia-after-super-bowl-win

2. http://www.thedailybuzzmag.com/eagles-fan-think-eating-horse-poop-is-cool/94589/

3. http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/02/a-car-wasnt-the-only-weird-thing-elon-musk-shot-into-space/

4. http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/elon-musk-plans-to-launch-a-car-tesla-roaster-to-mars-and-tweeple-lost-their-mind-4965098/

5.https://www.inverse.com/article/41015-spacex-starman-traveling-through-space-live-feed
 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

How Creativity Works


My answer for people who ask me where I get my ideas from -  

And lo! 
Above me I beheld a cascading cornucopia of common and cosmic concepts, a copulating convergence of concealed and conspicuous conclusions combining and combusting into...stuff.




 

Friday, February 2, 2018

'He said, She said' aka 'Coyote Argument, Mostly Chemical'

Local coyotes have a mostly chemical conversation over who owns a tuft of grass on my property. But by their standards, that is THEIR tuft of grass. I have no issues with this.

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Something to Chew On About Zombies and the Living

My words and I a pic I assume from The Walking Dead.


I'll let you chew on that one...

Feel free to share if it speaks to you.



Be seeing you,

Sam

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Snowstorm Fantasy aka Storms That Rise From the Ground

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One day I shall share the glory that was the swearing I did while this picture was taken.

Spending hours and hours clearing something (snow) falling from the sky can make you wonder about strange alternate realities where storms make things spring UP from the ground. Let's hop the vibrational boundary to visit such a reality and an Earth much like our own. We join your local nightly news already in progress:

"This just in, town officials have yet again had their bacon saved by farmer Johnson’s psychic potbellied pig, Mr. Furry McTumtums. The sleuthing swine broke the case of Town Hall’s missing clock tower after spending three days in a deep meditative trance communing with several technologically enhanced non-corporeal entities, said farmer Johnson beaming proudly from behind his vegetable stand. We’ll have more for you at 11:00 as details unfold.

And now it’s time for your weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a warning for our viewing area that late winter, early spring storm Janus is expected to bring as much as two feet of plant growth during the overnight. Light sprouting is expected to begin early Monday evening and intensify overnight into early Tuesday morning. Lawn, playground, and golf course travel is strongly discouraged due to the potential of hard to get out stains, so if you have to go out remember to wear old clothes or perhaps shorts. Local hardware stores are seeing the usual shortages of lawn mowers, clippers, gas cans, and beer helmets while grocery stores are reporting runs on milk and bread despite the fact that roads, sidewalks, and power lines will be completely unaffected. The storm has already dumped unruly shrubs, poking branches, and unwanted weeds all along the East Coast. Wind gusts of up to 7 mph have been reported and found to be not really worth mentioning except as a passing side note. Janus, while large, pales in comparison to the Tropism of ’98 where five feet of plant growth in just forty-eight-hours. Some viewers might remember the Scythe Clubs that became fashionable for a time afterwards. Dressing in medieval period clothing, members roved from community to community offering cut the walls of grass in exchange for wine and cheese.

Stay tuned for updates."

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The US Government's UFO interest just got weirder


A UFO as seen through the infrared filter of a Navy fighter's camera in 2004. Image (c) the Department of Defense.


In December of 2017 the US Department of Defense let it be known -for reasons that remain unclear-that they never really got out of the UFO business after Project Blue Book closed. Not a big shock there, really. Researchers both fringe and mainstream have held hands on that fact for decades. In fact, any Department of Defense worth its salt would be in the UFO investigation game. Remember, the 'U' stands for Unidentified and not 'alien' or 'extraterrestrial'. Those words are the polar opposite of 'Unidentified'. So, wanting to know what is in our airspace and why we cannot identify some of the Objects Flying in our airspace is a valid and logical task, if you grok me.

Fox knows my name! (I swear I did not make this.)

Moving beyond that boundary the map reads in bold print, "Here Be Monsters. Maybe. Depends on who you talk to. Trust No One."



And yet, with the above revelation many find themselves drifting past the aforementioned boundary as it came with the FIRST video of a UFO chase formally released by our government. That's quite the policy switch. To push us even further into murky waters was the implication of "recovered" metal alloys of "unknown" origin or type that did not seem to originate from any country. That's what the former head of the disclosed UFO project from 2007 to 2012, Luis Elizondo, said in a recent interview. No. Joke. The name of the project, which still exists today, is the delightful Defense Department's Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. Just saying the words out loud make me want to binge on sci-fi films. So, what is all this? An admission of knowledge of Current Year aliens vs Ancient ones? Or did we just learn that Sen. Harry "tourists smell" Reid handed a close friend of his millions of our tax dollars to handle the supposed ‘artifacts’. That's a whole other aspect that knocks some of the mystery out of its sails. Some articles mentioned that two other politicians also supported funding the project, but in a twist straight from Hollywood those two are dead now so good luck getting their statements.


Agreed.
   



I don't want to give you my own summary of the known facts and their ramifications quite yet. I'm still trying to learn who exactly did what and where, and no doubt the public is only being fed carefully measured, lovin' spoonfuls of details. This could be huge. This could be a waste of time. This could be nothing more than a cover for a dark well where tax dollars are poured into far away from prying eyes. It could be a cover story for some other program. It could be a Psy Op (Psychological Operation) to see how people react or to ensure odd items in the sky are thought of as anything but advanced military prototypes. It could be forgotten about like the Harlem Shake, never to be heard of again outside of the fringe research community. Who knows! Therefore, let me provide you an array of links across the spectrum of reactions and beliefs. You decide for yourself what this means or if it means anything at all.


And did I mention Blink 182 is part of all this? There's a reason "weirder" is in my title.

1. https://www.vox.com/2017/12/16/16785122/ufos-harry-reid-pentagon-defense-blink-182 

2. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html

3. http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/16/politics/pentagon-ufo-project/index.html

4. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pentagon-ufo-unit-secret-harry-reid-us-senator-evidence-aliens-nevada-oumuamua-navy-pilot-footage-a8120141.html

5. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/17/571446881/secret-pentagon-program-spent-millions-to-research-ufos

YouTube channel Bright Insight. I like Jimmy's channel.



An interview with Luis Elizondo

An interview with the Navy pilot Cmdr. David Fravor.