Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Get A Move On

As I mentioned before I haven't been posting any articles lately due to the new and improved Blogger being a pain in the ass when I'm trying to properly format.  So I'll try it one more time.

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U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) doesn’t believe climate change is man-made, it’s just the forces of nature at work. (He also claimed he got Covid 19 from wearing a mask but I digress.) During a subcommittee hearing he asked the associate deputy chief for the National Forest System if climate change could be fixed by altering the orbit of the moon or the Earth’s orbit around the sun. ( https://bit.ly/3krbo8S )   I didn’t know the Forest Service was part of the Space Force.

Such statements cast the image of the Republican party as anti-science. Louie’s moving statement was the source of amusement for some.

Don’t despair, Louie. Just take a look at the 1962 Japanese SF movie Gorath ( https://archive.org/details/1962Gorath_201811 ). The title refers to a runaway star entering our solar system with a mass 6000 times that of Earth. It’s gravitational pull is so great that it sucks off Saturn’s rings.

Like Louie’s proposal to fix climate change this movie involves moving the Earth of out its normal orbit. This move will help the planet dodge the approaching death orb.

But how to change the Earth’s orbit?  Check this out, Louie: mankind unites to build gigantic atomic powered jet tubes at the south pole.

 

But there’s a setback when the jets disturb the sleep of a prehistoric creature. Godzilla? No, its a blubbery giant walrus called Maguma, flippers flapping, destroying part of the jet tube installation. Don’t worry, Louie. We can use a laser to kill any such kaiju that might intefere with our plans.

One detail not addressed by moving the planet is what happens to the moon, how its orbit would be affected by a disruption in the normal interplay between it and Earth. But it doesn’t matter after Gorath devours the moon.

So watch the movie, Louie, and show the way to realistically fix climate change. Keep in mind the movie doesn’t address how to return the Earth to its normal orbit but hey – if climate change is eliminated then why worry?


NOTES OF INTEREST:

Director Indiro Honda didn’t want a kaiju in this film but was forced to add one. He thought the story stood on its own without a monster on the loose. The above link in the article takes you to the original Japanese version with English subtitles that includes Maguma. The American version excised his scenes. Maguma looked too silly, earning the nickname Wally the Walrus.

I thought Maguma looked familiar and then I remembered an episode of the TV series Ultra Q that recycled the suit in a story about a plane that lands in another dimension.

Yes, Louie Gohmert is real even though Maguma is more believable.

 

 

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Now I'll wait and see if anyone comments.  If not I'm going to save time by not bothering with the duplication of effort and just publish articles in my ezine.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020

XR #153 Is Here




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Thursday, December 03, 2020

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In the past I would post a direct link to my email but Google has fucked up blogger so much I can't do that.  ThanX, Google, for wrecking this service.  From now on I'm only posting links to my ezine.  Even doing this little has become a major PIA.
 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A Good Memory Can Save The World

© 2020 Ray Palm

From Ray X X-Rayer #151.  




A while back Presidentoid Trump was boasting how he aced what he claimed was a difficult memory test. He was able to recall five words: Person, man, woman, camera, TV.

After an alien visitor is apparently killed in the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still(1951) a robot named Gort is activated to destroy the planet.  Only one woman has the key words to stop the robot: Gort  Klaatu Barada Nitko.  She faces the robot, repeating the four key words. Just in the nick of time she stops Gort's Cyclopean eye beam from disintegrating her. Gort stands down, the rampage is ended.

So what if Memory Master Trump had to recall the same keywords?

It would go like this:

"Uh... Mort. Kahlua Bacardi nicotine."

Ergo the world ends.



(9/25/20: Edited sentence for clarity.)

Thursday, July 30, 2020

ThanX Google For Fucking Up Blogger




I've spent half-an-hour trying to post the previous article.  In the past I would copy and paste an article with no problems.  I had switched to the new blogger format but everything kept screwing up.  Then I went back to the previous version but still had problems.  I had to convert the article to plain text, stripping away all the links I had throughout the post.  I only bothered to restore the link to my ezine where you will find all the links intact.


If this happens again I will only post a link to the latest issue of my ezine and forget this crapified place.


A quick search reveals that I'm not the only one having problems with the new and improved format.  If it's not broken FUCK IT UP!


Lasers! Exploding Smart Sensors! Anti-Salubrious Cell Towers!

Rick Loomis / Getty Images

By Ray X


Why enjoy science fiction only as entertainment when you can live it?

For example Bill Gates is the James Bond supervillian behind the Covid-19 pandemic. He created the deadly disease!

5g cellphone towers are spreading Covid-19. That's why concerned citizens have been setting them on fire in England.

Meanwhile in Australia bush fires were started by exploding smart sensors and lasers. What is behind this infernal plot? The fires are making away for a high speed rail link, all part of a UN project to depopulate the world. The high speed rail will help reduce the population of rural areas that are generally conservative, forcing people off the land to be vegans living in city apartments.

But this is nothing new. Back in 2018 wildfires were ravaging California thanks to DEWs – directed energy weapons. That's why some structures were left standing while others were destroyed. Those damn nefarious government traitors!

All of this is being promoted by QAnon, a group of followers of a mysterious internet entity called Q. Why the letter Q? It refers to the highest governmental clearance, meaning access to even Above Top Secret materials. Q seems to be a concerned governmental official in the belly of the beast, exposing deep state plots. And there's the predictions like Hillary Clinton was going to be arrested back in October 2017 and violence would ensue. Remember that?

In an article published in the Atlantic – The Prophecies of Q by Adrienne LaFrance – the writer mentioned two middle aged women who became a QAnon true believers. The writer asked them why do some Q predictions don't come true like Hillary being arrested. The women replied Q sometimes uses deception, that was part of his plan.

So if I predict an event and it doesn't come true, I wasn't wrong, I was deceiving you, testing you.

Why should you believe any of the QAnon conspiracies? Simple. President Donald Trump has been retweeting posts from QAnon believers. What more proof do you want?

And don't worry, none of this could lead to violence. Well, there was a glitch when a QAnon follower showed up at a pizza parlor with an AR-15 style rifle, searching out the secret HQ of Hillary Clinton's pedophile ring. No one was hurt but he did fire into a closet. No secret entrance, just a computer inside. Oops.


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From Ray X X-Rayer #150: https://efanzines.com/RXXR/index.htm  More articles including one by John Purcell, creator of Askance and Askew ezines.