“Some ideas are not even rejected; they are unthinkable.”
Why I Started This Site
Basically, I started this site because I literally couldn’t take feeling restricted regarding what I was writing anymore. You know, you’re operating in a society that is evolving into two big polarities:
a) Believes anything and everything, requiring scant proof; believes that reality is 100% subjective (a.k.a. “The Matrix Theory”)…but also that *their* take is 100% objective and True and anybody who disagrees is a “deep state” spook.
b) Only believes The Official Story backed up by “Objective Evidence.” Allows for zero subjectivity in reality assessment. Anybody deviating from Official Story is suspect and probably a bad person you wouldn’t want to be friends on Facebook with.
(Read my “Reality Trilogy” for more musings on this topic.)
Whereas I believe that the closest to Reality we’re going to come to—especially if we wish to operate somewhat effectively in said Reality—is somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, always readjusting, always questioning, always evolving.
Which means, of course…that I’m a big pain in the ass.
Joe Rogan: “It’s Entirely Possible”
Nosferatu The Schmuck
Johnny Depp and Roseanne Barr ought to star in the same movie together. Maybe it can be one of those Herzog epics and they’ll both get lost deep in the Amazon jungle amongst the wreckage of a doomed grizzly bear opera house.
What do you think, Klaus?
The creator of the “original” Momo, Keisuke Aiso, has declared that the bug-eyed demon woman is now “dead.” Said Aiso:
“It doesn’t exist anymore, it was never meant to last. It was rotten and I threw it away. The children can be reassured Momo is dead—she doesn’t exist and the curse is gone.”
To briefly recap: Momo started life in 2016 as “Mother Bird,” an eerie sculpture by Aiso of a terrifying woman with bird legs. It then got hijacked as a meme sometime in 2018, after a photo of the sculpture was submitted to Reddit’s /r/creepy; months later, it was linked to a suicide of a 12-year-old girl in Argentina via WhatsApp. The “Momo Game” allegedly was a “suicide challenge,” luring teenagers to their doom.
That brings us to the recent Momo/Peppa Pig YouTube controversy, which just might be an urban legend on the level of “Satanic Panic.” Much like the creator of the infamous Pepe the Frog, Aiso has decided to “take back” his creation by “killing” it.
But can you really “kill” a meme?
Denver Airport Embraces The Lizard People
Denver International Airport (DIA, which of course sounds a lot like CIA) has long been the subject of “outlandish conspiracy theories”…sort of because its utterly bizarre murals & other art installations look a lot like outlandish conspiracy theories. But in an effort to overcome the negative attention, DIA (also known as “DEN”) has hired an advertising agency to utilize some “reverse psychology”—embracing the conspiracy elements with photos of lizard-people and referencing the Illuminati.
The executive director of ad agency Karsh Hagan, Dave Cook, explains the philosophy of the unique campaign: “Instead of saying ‘pardon our dust,’ it’s all about the lizard people.”
Let me now reference Poe’s Law, defined as follows:
“…without a clear indicator of the author’s intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers for a sincere expression of the parodied views.”
Which is all to say,
The Godfather Part 33 & 1/3
Is Marilyn Monroe lore still relevant? Do Millennials even remember her? How about Robert Kennedy? How about World War II?
Anyway, Godfather actor Gianni Russo, now 75, claims that Bobby Kennedy put a hit on Monroe to stop her from blabbing about their affair.
As Russo, who played Carlo Rizzi in the classic 1972 movie, elegantly told the New York Post:
“It had to be Bobby. No one else would kill her. The mob would not have done it. They liked her. She was that party girl. Give her a couple pills, a couple drinks and she’ll f**k everyone.”
“It’s possible that the men who killed Marilyn were concerned about national security; it’s possible they were protecting American secrets from leaking to the press, or to the Soviet Union. It’s possible they told themselves, these grey-souled men of the CIA, the FBI, the Mob, the anti-Castro Cubans, the Sinatras, the Giancanas, the Hunts, that Marilyn Monroe was just a weak-willed, inconvenient woman who was in the way, a dumb broad with a big mouth, a slut who slept her way to stardom, a woman scorned, a mistress dumped.
I submit—after my own, twenty-five-year-long investigation into American politics and American culture—that all these men taken together, all these Hunts and Sinatras and Giancanas and Bolanos, and Greenson and Murray and all the rest, were not worth one Marilyn Monroe, whatever the official or unofficial reason for her execution.”
Follow-Up On Infinite Earths
Finally, as a call-back to my discussion of “alternate Earths” from last post, here’s a new video on the subject, “Top Ten Scary Parallel Universe Stories.” Now, some of these “top 10” videos are kind of sketchy, but this one is pretty good & pulls not only from some classic tales like the Philadelphia Experiment, but a whole bunch of creepy anecdotes left on Reddit.
Enjoy, and have a good start to your week.