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Strange Juxtapositions on the Super Bowl: Woman as Chattel, Woman as Kick Ass

I’m not a sports fan (except for tennis) and definitely not a football fan. So the Super Bowl means nothing to me. This year however, I was mildly interested for a few reasons. I’m from L.A., so, Rams! I think the Patriots are a cheating, lying lot of tRump supporters. So for that, go Rams, and I hope the Patriots lose in a big way.

But this isn’t about the game, but the commercials. Super Bowl commercials are a Really Big Deal. People talk about them for days afterwards. This year, I noticed a lot of commercials with women being powerful. In charge. Super heroes, warriors, strong. Fantasy comic book, and the mundane, the every day. Both realms contain women who kick ass.

At the same time, we had a chilling commercial previewing the new season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Scary shit. Given our current political times, not too far off from a potential reality.  Then there’s Sara Jessica Parker in a throwback nod to her shallow and indulgent character Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. (The first couple of seasons, I really liked the show, and then. . . it just seemed so damn vapid and selfish, and unconnected to the real world.) (whatever that is.)

Topping it off, is the Twilight Zone. Jordon Peele is the host of a new presentation of The Twilight Zone. Which sounds fantastic, and I will watch it. Love Peele, and who doesn’t love The Twilight Zone?

Sexy lady in a sexy white shirt tied up under her breasts whispering to us about how great the beer is. She sits above the forest, the waterfalls, the sheer wonder and beauty, while rolling the cold glass bottle around, damp with dew and beer beads.

I don’t have anything profound to say. Nothing wrong with sexy. Sex sells, no news there. Women have been used to sell stuff, in predominantly sexy ways, for ages. (Men too, I find both Dos Equis beer guys sexy as hell.) (As I do sexy lady on the mountain top with her beer.)

But in the wake of #metoo and other movements, Hollywood-SportsWorld-Government-taiment   Propaganda it seems those institutions are falling all over themselves proving that they’re not sexist, or misogynistic, nor pro-gay or anti-gay, neither afraid of women or letting them get away with anything.

 

Real Life Santa Encounters

 

th.jpg    Brent Swancer at Mysterious Universe write about real life encounters with Santa. Even while acknowledging that no such thing can happen, because Santa isn’t real, people experiencing such episodes know that something very real indeed happened.

While not experiencing a Santa sighting, I did have the following experience as a child, which I wrote about on my Saucer Sightings blog.  It could be I was experiencing a simple case of childlike wonder and excitement at Santa and his reindeer, but at the same time, I was also experiencing a lot of UFO/alien activity at the time. Who can say, who knows?

 

Of COURSE it’s haunted!

“Don’t matter if you believe in them or not. If they’re there, they’re there,’ Mrs. Phipps said.”
Joan Lowery Nixon, The Haunting

Indulging in watching several episodes of haunted places type shows, and, not for the first time, the obvious following givens presented themselves:

1. If the building is an abandoned prison, hospital, theater or mental institution, it’s haunted.

2. If the house or institution was built on or near a cemetery or sacred burial grounds, it’s haunted.

3. Do NOT go down to the basement!

4. Or the room with all the dolls.

5. Or the attic.

6. If the place has been turned into a Bed and Breakfast, hotel or restaurant it’s haunted.

7. If you create a Halloween haunted house type attraction, and are really into it while mocking the whole time, it will become haunted.

8. Haunted places with a history full of legend and lore that attract paranormal investigators and tourists only make the ghosties more active and, often, more pissed off. Be careful.

9. Again, don’t go down to the basement!

Sasquatch Synchronicity

Oh my! But the delightful weirdness! Today at work, a staff member told me that a person who is related to another staff person was with a Bigfoot researcher — the two of them were hunting in the Cottage Grove area here in Oregon (Cottage Grove: a hot spot of both UFO and Sasquatch activity) and saw a Bigfoot. This person wanted to talk to me, knowing of my interest, but being at work, wasn’t possible to get away and talk Bigfoot. Later today, I was asking the person if they knew so and so  (well known Bigfoot researcher inserted here) and they said “He’s my cousin.” Get OUT! I asked them if they knew so and so, and so and so —  various Oregon Bigfoot researchers.  “Oh, yes…” !

So tomorrow I will talk with the witness, and ask for permission to use names. As in, who is this researcher the witness was with? Details about the sighting, and anything else that might be shared.

 

Denver Airport: In Your Face

Writes Tim Binnall, for Coast to Coast:

Denver International Airport is once again embracing its longstanding place in conspiracy lore by way of several signs throughout the facility which celebrate the site’s infamous reputation. Since opening in 1995, the airport has been the subject of all manner of sinister suggestions from conspiracy theorists who suspect that the site is more than a mere hub for travelers. The speculation has, for the most part, centered around the underground parts of the facility which, some argue, are designed for use by clandestine groups such as the New World Order or even aliens of the reptilian variety. [Tim Binnall: Coast to Coast]

Seems the Denver airport is in our faces with their overt participation in the shadow world. Or is that a conspiracy? Is it a conspiracy within a conspiracy? Meta conspiracy? World agenda hiding in plain sight? Knowledge that those of us who joke about the joke (or, is it?) are contributing to it all; feeding the reptilian overlords.  Or all just a misunderstanding regarding the airport’s really terrible and clueless (or, is it?) choices of art work?

 

Mermaid Archangel Dream

(cross posted on my Orange Orb Tarot blog)

Had an interesting dream the other night, involving a family of another country and culture (true; I really know these people but not listing those details here) but, in this dream, involving music, dance and drumming, among other things, the following:

I’m in the room with this family, and lots of other people as well. Up on a little platform, is a long table with a dark haired (long dark hair) woman (around 40? maybe 50) who is reading from a deck. I assume it’s a tarot deck, but can’t get close enough to see. The backs of the cards are beautiful; greens and blues, mermaids. 

I can’t hear the woman too well; can’t tell if it’s a traditional tarot deck or an oracle deck. I notice the woman doesn’t have any clients; she just starts reading out loud to no one. Is she giving the whole room a reading? Reading to someone invisible? I still can’t see the deck up close. I want to, because it’s so beautiful, from the backs. I’m all about mermaids! But I’m confused as to the nature of the reading. Also, I realize I don’t much like her. I don’t like her style; she seems almost rude, and very loud. Not my approach. 

Yet after awhile, I realize what she’s saying is more important than the way she’s saying it. And, with a sudden awareness, I just know that she’s more than human, if she’s really human at all. She’s an archangel! She’s a mermaid archangel. 

When I understand this, I feel better. I’m awed, actually. And I realize her reading to the room is for anyone out here who cares to listen. It makes sense now. It’s not important that I don’t dig her style; it’s not about that.
I want this deck!

Old Debate, New Article: To Kill BF, or , Not

Well, of course the answer is NO.

Cross posted at my Frame 352: The Stranger Side of Sasquatch blog.

New article (To Kill or to Capture Bigfoot: The Great Cryptozoological Debate) on the old debate that rages on. Sad that it rages on, sad that some people think one has to kill themselves a Bigfoot just to prove to science it exists. Not enough for one’s own experience to be the proof; Big Science has to know as well in order for those with the bloodlust to feel vindicated.

“You would need a heavy-duty rifle,” according Jim Lansdale, co-founder of the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO). “I would suggest a 30-aught-six or better; .458 or something like that. Maybe a seven-mag’. But it’s all shot placement and you’d have to shoot him in the head. You can’t body-shoot him. They’re too big.” [Jim Lansdale; Gizmodo]

Disgusting Lansdale has spent a lot of brain energy figuring out just what weapon will do the job.

Skeptic and debunker Benjamin Radford gives his reason why those, like myself, are against killing a Sasquatch:

“To them it’s not just like killing an armadillo or an elk—it is a symbol of purity.” [Benjamin Radford; Gizmodo]

I’d like Mr. Radford to know that I wouldn’t kill an armadillo (who does that?) or an elk. While some do — hunters who kill elk in order to provide food for their family — I choose not to do so. It’s not because I believe Sasquatch is “pure”, I have no idea. It simply is not right to do so. In this I am very adamant.

I have not seen a Sasquatch, though I have had a couple of odd experiences related to Sasquatch. I know a lot of individuals who have seen Bigfoot. I believe it exists. To me it doesn’t matter if it’s “pure” or almost human, or human like, or even human, or, ‘simply’ an animal. No reason to kill it. None.

None.

Nope.

Not one good reason.

At. All.

Having said that, I will make a qualifier here. While I doubt Bigfoot are psycho-beings killing humans willy-nilly, as Lansdale believes, (because, after all, those of us who are NO KILL are “bleeding hearts”, which tells you a lot about Lansdale’s mindset and political values) if an animal — human or non — is coming at me to eat me for lunch, then yes, I’d defend myself.

But I’m not going out to look for a being with the single minded purpose of killing one.

My Green Orb

Reports of orbs in the sky; orange, green, among them, are certainly mysterious. And so is this New York Times article about green orbs. But, not of the UFO kind. This is of the plant kind. Nothing at all to do with UFOs, or anything in the fringe.

The green orbs in this case are what I know as ‘Japanese moss balls’ but they go by many names. I have one; when I first read about them and saw images of them online I had to get one. I bought mine at PetSmart.

These round mossy balls live in water. After reading the article, about how the balls rise up and create bubbles according to light, I realized I might be keeping my green orb in too small a container.

green moss orb.jpg

Moss balls, lake balls, Cladophora balls, marimo: Whatever you call them, they’re strange — and they’re beautiful.

These mysterious green orbs occupy cool lakes in the Northern Hemisphere in places like Scotland, Iceland and Ukraine. In Japan, they are a protected species and official national treasure. ~ [New York Times]

 

Mothman Flutterings Weirdness

Was over at my Mothman Flutterings blog on blogspot. to post the Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters needs support. (See previous post.) First, I had to switch from Firefox to Safari, because Mothman Flutterings doesn’t show up in Firefox. Thanks to Google/Blogger/Blogspot madness. Then, in Safari, it took awhile — kept switching me back to the Orange Orb blog on blogspot. Finally, Mothman Flutterings popped up, showing that all of my posts were in ‘draft’ mode. When I clicked on a post, it put me back to Orange Orb.

Anyway, support Lon if you can.

Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters Needs Support

Lon Strickler, who manages the  Phantoms and Monsters blog, author of Mothman Dynasty and host of Arcane Radio, needs help. If you’re able, I’m sure he would appreciate it. He’s set up a Go Fund Me page.

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