Which reminds me, for one of my comp. sci. grammars and automata courses one of the assignments was to design a language so I designed a language called Fortean that was similar to Fortran but you had to use non-deterministic grammars to produce unexpected results.
3 + PI = SPACEMAN;
"IT IS A MYSTERY"
I got a D in that course. The professor was kind of a humourless douche.
I wasn't stopped, or even slowed down. My thesis for my AI course was an expert system written in LISP that drove buses. It would randomly stop at 7-11 for 5 minutes if some percentage of bus riders were in a hurry, slam on the brakes at yellow lights if people were standing up, and peel away from stops if passengers were running to catch it.
It was fucking eerie.
I like how Lovecraft might have inspired all this;
How come "Ancient Aliens" never bother building anything in countries where white people lived? Why is it that we're totally ok with Romans engineering that gives us aqueducts and huge domes, but should anyone in Mesoamerica use math to build anything its "ALIENS"
Why, it's almost as if at its core, the whole concept of "Ancient Aliens" is incredibly racist!
Aliens are racist against white people because they are secretly agents of the Darkie Satan who is against God.
No wonder all the Assassin's Creed games have that "WE'RE NOT RACIST!" warning in the beginning.
The narrator sounds like the guy who narrated those 30 second educational clips at the end of The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
|Billy the Poet |
I saw through this shit when I was in seventh grade.
Same here. Even now I like this stuff a lot, but there was never a time in my life when I actually fell for it.
I too love this stuff for its wild batshittery and spent a lot of my youth reading crazy as fast as I could get it. Thanks to poeTV I've slowly begun collecting the Unarius books when I see them at dirt malls and used book stores.
this is why science needs plausible deniability. also needs a fanfiction tag.
and a "chariots of the gods" tag without a qeistion mark.
...and that is how Serious Sam came to be.
Stars are for the music. The music is great.
Now, Erich van Daniken wasn't saying it was Ancient Aliens, but...oh wait, he did.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
I read the book when I was very young, like 12 or something. I got burnt by it as it was one of the first purportedly non-fiction books I ever read. I was waaay into it and swallowed the pill totally. Though, few months later I got over it, I also learned a good lesson early there not to be taken in by things to easily.
Much higher quality version submitted as an update.
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