Observations 9/25/17: Lightning Round

tape-recordingRobert Anton Wilson has said on many occasions that you need a sense of humor if you’re going to burrow down the rabbit hole (I’m paraphrasing, obviously). I’m going to really try that, if not for your sake—at least for mine.

I also have a lot of “odds and ends” stuff that might not quite make it to a post, but that I’d like to touch upon. So let’s see how that goes right here.

First: this NFL kneeling protest thing. Look, the basic concept of getting fired by your place of work for your political opinion is a slippery slope. If you don’t agree with Colin Kaepernick doing it…well, this is also a topic that could impact you one day. And the optics of Trump dumping on many of these predominately black pro players—and using the phase “son of a bitch”—is not great.


It’s funny that this all comes out literally days after the Aaron Hernandez CTE results thing. The NFL was in deep shit over that—but now they’re heroes over supporting their players over the kneeling controversy.

The CTE story gets BURIED.

Not saying there is a connection there. I’m just stating what has happened.


Now here is a story about Target raising their minimum wage to $11 an hour, with a goal of $15 an hour by 2020. That’s great. How many human workers are going to be at Target by 2020?


The “Christian numerologist” conspiracy theorist who had predicted that the world was going to end September 23 has just adjusted that to the less Illuminati-esque date of October 15. David Meade explained that Sept. 23 was just a “sign” and the REAL stuff is going to happen in October: “That’s when the action starts. Hold on and watch—wait until the middle of October and I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed…”

“I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed”—like, millions of people are dying in screaming pain as the Apocalypse happens, but you’re like: “well, SHIT—I’m not disappointed! This is an amazing Apocalypse!”

But Meade was of course only talking to the people in the audience who were going to be raptured.


I had a dream last night that I watched a “lost” short film by Richard Linklater featuring an ancient member of the Dogon tribe who consults a character played by Alex Jones for a way to get back to the mothership UFO. Jones wears a kind of fake beard for the role. The film was called “exposed!” (with a lowercase “e”). I will probably have to write this film now.


Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner got sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting and using Skype with a girl he knew was only 15 years old. But this can’t be actually happening, because I thought the debunking of Pizzagate “proved” that having an actual Democrat sexual predator could not possibly exist. This must be “fake news.”


Finally, here’s a treat: an obscure audio reel from 1955 of an old southern lawyer telling a story about a rich hermit client who hoarded money and slept with a fox for companionship. This is the palette cleanser you were looking for.

Stay real, people. Or some rough equivalent.

More to read about on Butterfly Language:
Observations, 9/13/17: “We All Know You’re Gotham’s White Knight”
Observations 9/3/17: Late Nite Thoughts
Observations, 9/1/17: Clowns, Crows, Jokers, Robins