While not guaranteed to “supercharge your brain” or protect you from the Apocalypse like the supplements hawked on Infowars, the “Psychic Vampire Repellent” (actual name of the product) sold on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop may keep the more draining influences on your life at bay.
For $30 you get this “sonically tuned” “gem-infused aromatherapy” elixir that is “reported to banish bad vibes (and shield you from the people who may be causing them).” A mix of ruby, lapis lazuli, onyx, garnet, essential oils, and “reiki charged crystals,” it is advised that users of the product spray their Psychic Vampire Repellent “generously around their heads.”
Here is vintage glorious Blue Velvet-era Dennis Hopper on the Church Lady show from SNL. He is clearly treating this like a real talk show—seemingly largely unscripted—just shooting the shit and keeping it real:
Probably the the weirdest it ever got was one time when I was shooting a movie down in Mexico—I was also shooting a little cocaine—and I sorta ‘stepped off the curb,’ man…I became convinced that people were being tortured in the bowels of the hotel, cremated, you know? So I figured the way out of that was just to take my clothes off, you know, and get naked. Right? So I walked out in the jungle in the middle of the night—and suddenly I was in the Third World War, and I was being guided by space people, and then I walked into a city and screamed, ‘if you’re going to kill me like this, man, kill me like this: KILL ME NAKED!!!’
The fact that the PBS children’s show Arthur once featured a South Park parody is bizarre enough…the creepy content of said parody, which features a SP-style alien abduction puts it over the top.
Here Arthur is carried off by Communion-style aliens, placed on an examination table/serving dish, and gets his clothes “blasted” off (WTF???). The aliens eventually reject him because he has “too much cholesterol.”
Is your friend really a “Skug?” How about that chef at the local deli? Your parents???
Here is an unusually paranoid music video from the mid-1990s Saban Entertainment children’s series VR Troopers. For those older than this nostalgic demographic, Saban was like the Sid and Marty Krofft of their day, with Mighty Morphing Power Rangers being their best-known property. Other Saban shows of the period were Big Bad Beetleborgs (for the younger kids), and VR Troopers (for those about to graduate out of Saban shows and go straight to Michael Bay).
In a plot strangely similar to Abbott And Costello Goes To Mars five years earlier, 1958’s Queen Of Outer Space might have been the late Zsa Zsa Gabor’s finest cinematic moment (her cameo in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 notwithstanding).