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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sorta Famous People & UFOs

This is, I hope, the beginning of a new meme ... or, perhaps more accurately, the first recognition of that which already exists!!!

Mr. T., actor, sports a mohawk, muscles, and the gift of the gab: "I’m a Christian – I really don’t believe in UFOs. My explanation of all the apparent sightings is that the United States are constantly experimenting with weapons, and people mistake the flashes and bangs for alien action. The Government is quite happy to let folk believe they’re seeing men from outer space instead of the testing of stealth bombs, as it helps to keep the Russians from discovering their secrets. Plus, I think some people are wussies who blame their problems on ‘aliens’ when they’re in a bad situation; something happens to them that they can’t face up to, and they blank it out and start saying, 'Aliens beamed me up! Sure, that’s what happened! That’s why I’m screwed up!' It’s an excuse for not facing up to an unpleasant truth that truly exists in their world."

Edgar Mitchell, astronaut, grew up in Roswell and walked on the moon: "No, we're not alone ... Our destiny, in my opinion, and we might as well get started with it, is [to] become a part of the planetary community. ... We should be ready to reach out beyond our planet and beyond our solar system to find out what is really going on out there ... Being a local boy [of Roswell] and having been to the moon, they [the people of Roswell] considered me reliable enough to whisper in my ear their particular story ... I urge those who are doubtful: Read the books, read the lore, start to understand what has really been going on. Because there really is no doubt we are being visited ... The universe that we live in is much more wondrous, exciting, complex and far-reaching than we were ever able to know up to this point in time."

Dennis Kucinich, frequent presidential candidate, married a really hot babe: "Uh, I did [see a UFO] ... It was an unidentified flying object, OK? It's like, it's unidentified. I saw something. Now, to answer your question. I'm moving my, and I'm also going to move my campaign office to Roswell, New Mexico, and another one in Exeter, New Hampshire, OK? And also, you have to keep in mind that Jimmy Carter saw a UFO, and also that more people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush's presidency."

5 comments:

  1. Maybe I misunderestimated Mr. T; he is pretty well-spoken on the matter. Kucinich comes across as a little addled.

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  2. Yeah, Mr. T. caught me off guard, too. You should read his entire interview; it's actually very good. He comes across as quite articulate and interesting and surprising able to laugh at himself, surprisingly aware of the humor in his tough-guy stance.

    To be fair, I think that Kucinich was caught off guard, and he did follow up with a humorous little bit that I didn't quote here. I thought he held his own in the debates but suffered because he just didn't quite look the part. Born, perhaps, in the wrong century (i.e., post TV). But goddamn if his wife ain't hot.

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  3. "Misunderestimated" ha ha! Read right through that. I love English.

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  4. Love the bit where T says it's ok to wear womens' clothes as long as there's a real man inside, secure in his masculinity. I agree, I think. :)

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  5. You knew "misunderestimated" is a famous Bushism right? Don't want to take credit for such a brilliant neologism!

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