The Daily Word in Real X-Files, Real Dragons and Real Ducks
Not enough scary clowns in your life this Halloween? Check out this collection of creepy clown portraits.
Tin foil fans reached a mouth-foaming crescendo after a well-known UFOlogist died under mysterious circumstances during an investigation into "black magic" practiced by "elites." He was appearing as a speaker at a convention in Poland when they found his body, sitting on a couch in his hotel room, supposedly with "black liquid" coming from his mouth. Just days before, he had told his mother that he was in trouble, and she should investigate if anything happened to him. Shades of X-Files ...
A chunk of metal was discovered in Romania in the 1970s that turned out to be 90% aluminum. Romanian officials claimed it was 25,000 years old. The story only just broke for the rest of the world, and now some internet folk are saying it's proof we were visited by aliens.
Did I freak you out too much today? I'm sorry, dear reader. Consider getting an emotional support duck to help you get through this time of apprehension.
The Daily Word in Suicidal Chatbots, Wandering Black Holes and Escaping From the Matrix
So ... why are we scared of clowns?
Did Microsoft's Japanese chatbot, Rinna, really become suicidal this week?
A couple of billionaires are funding our escape from what they believe is our simulated reality. You know, when I espouse nutty ideas like simulation theory or a holographic universe, it's okay, because the rest of the world tells me I'm crazy. I don't know if I'm comfortable with them agreeing.
Let's turn the creep factor up some. Astronomers have discovered a wandering black hole creeping around another galaxy.
Clowns Are People Too
Saturday, Apr 23: Bad Clowns
Bad Clowns Investigated at Page One
Benjamin Radford, writer and skeptical investigator, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 23, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, Bad Clowns.
The book is described as such: "Bad clowns—those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us—have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy and Stephen King's Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics including Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, sex clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns and much more. Bad Clowns blends humor, investigation and scholarship to reveal what is behind the clown's dark smile."
Radford is a writer, investigator and columnist for Discovery News. He is the author of eight books, most recently Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment and Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore, both published by the University of New Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales.
The Daily Word in Human Arrows, Villainous Trumps and the Time of Your Death
An Insurance company and some scientists walk into a bar. They decide to develop an app that will know when you're going to die. Give me a minute to come up with a punch line...
Watch this video of some kids forming a human arrow to help a police chopper catch some fleeing suspects.
A local author has published a book on scary clowns that I refuse to go near.
Once again: Your weight means nothing. BMI means nothing. It's all about body fat versus muscle. Quit dieting and start moving!
Check out this incredibly biased yet hilarious Salon article comparing Trump to some comic book villains. (Spoiler: They say he's most like Darkseid—literally the God of Evil.)
SeaWorld has opened a new exhibit where park-goers can see rescued manatees get rehabilitated. Must be part of their "We Swear We're Not Evil Slave Owners" campaign.
KOB did a piece on a teen who got her lost wallet returned to her, showing us what a slow news week looks like.
The Daily Word in Snake Salvation, Sid Ceasar and the Craigslist Killer
Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour confesses to more than 22 murders.
We may be facing a Clown Crisis.
Reportedly, Kim Jong Un drowns babies.
“Snake Salvation” reality star Pastor Jamie Coots died of a snake bite.
Rest in peace, Sid Ceasar.
A Pixar artist made a children’s book of mature scenes from iconic films.
Learn how to stretch your cell phone’s charge in a power outage.
Throughout history, humans have made up games that torture animals.
NBC smuggled its own secret Starbucks into the Olympics.
See a 17-year-old Prince.
Bosque fire alert.
Dennis Anderson found a gunshot victim in his bed.
There is a possible radiation leak at WIPP.
Happy birthday Paris Hilton.
The Daily Word in plankton, clowns, weather, six-toed-cats, and more right wing rape garbage
A sort-of in depth article about the looming ABQ Health Partners and Lovelace split.
Watchdog group says a LANL weapons laboratory is dangerous. LANL says it's fine.
The U.S. Department of the Interior named the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad a historic landmark.
Even though he's been found guilty of massive tax evasion, rest assured that Silvio Berlusconi will remain in politics.
This senate candidate said in a debate that if you get pregnant after being raped, it's because God wants it to happen.
Video of a very large group of clowns at a convention in Mexico City.
Here's a bunch of hyperbolic and cliched statements from weathermen and others about Hurricane Sandy.
The descendents of Hemingway's six-toed cats live on in great numbers and sponsored by Pfizer.
Is Beck's still Beck's if it's made in America and doesn't taste like Beck's?
How Facebook works now.
Here is a website listing and rating New Mexico's ghost towns.
On this day in 1988 the L.A. Times reported that Larry Flynt allegedly hired a hit man to kill Hugh Hefner, Frank Sinatra, Bob Guccione, and publisher Walter Annenberg.