Second Sun: “2010: The Year We Make Contact”

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2010: The Year We Make Contact is the 1984 sequel to the classic 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey (sans Kubrick) and answered such burning questions like: “whatever happened to Dave Bowman?” “whatever happened to that space fetus?” “what ever happened to those monoliths?” and “will HAL get his own Saturday morning cartoon show?”

We receive the answers to all of the above and more in 2010, in the process parsing out the then still current Cold War, an intriguing theory regarding a “Second Sun,” and pretty much telling the same story as the same year’s Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.

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The Dark Side Of The Moon Landings (And Other Folklore)

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“But despite a seven year stint at Rocketdyne, the firm that built the main propulsion units for Apollo, I could not work up the least bit of interest in the entire astrophysical circus…not even to the extent of reading an article or watching the most exciting moments on the boob tube. Why, I wondered.”
–Bill Kaysing

“MOON LANDING WAS A HOAX! WE NEVER WENT! DUH!”
–Weekly World News

The “incredibly short bio” of William Charles Kaysing (1922-2005) is, simply, he’s considered the “father” of the “Moon Hoax” theory (not to be confused with The Great Moon Hoax of 1835). Yes, before the work of such luminaries of the fringe as Jay Weidner (Kubrick’s Odyssey) and Dave McGowan (Wagging The Moondoggie) there was former Rocketdyne employee Kaysing’s 1976 self-published book, We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle.

But, per the ambling-rambling rhythm of these missives to you dear reader, we’re not going to begin with Kaysing. Instead, we are going to begin with the woman I have dubbed “Conspiracy Housewife.”

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4.7.19: Your Weird Week In Review

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Russian soldiers can telepathically crash computers & disrupt communications thru “combat parapsychology” learned from dolphins, defence ministry journal says. They were able to “read a document in a safe even if it was in a foreign language we don’t know”
Alec Luhn, foreign correspondent for The Telegraph

It’s pretty wild that seven years after the guy shot up a movie theater during DARK KNIGHT RISES thinking he’s the Joker they basically made a movie about that guy becoming the Joker.
William Mullally

Immediately I missed the depth and psychosis of the girl who dumped me.
Val D’Orazio, “Conspiracy!”

Welcome to Butterfly Language’s Weird Week In Review!

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1.17.19: Primal And Post-Human

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“We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you’re worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you’re giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told ‘no’, we’re unimportant, we’re peripheral. ‘Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.’ And then you’re a player, you don’t want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that’s being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.”
–Terence McKenna

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11.18.18: The Rabbit Cannot Be Suppressed

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“What one does not remember dictates who one loves or fails to love…What one does not remember is the serpent in the garden of one’s dreams…What one does not remember contains the only hope, danger, trap, inexorability, of love–only love can help you recognize what you do not remember.”
–James Baldwin

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