Is this blog still active? Well, I took a small hiatus and got sucked into the social network I refer to as “The Book of Faces.” But, since I have found my groove once again, I now dust off the cobwebs and begin my ranting anew with the latest bat-shit crazy idea of a Geocentric model of the universe.
Yes, I’ve been here before: Orbits and Faith, circa 2008.
I’m amazed that Actress Kathyrn Mulgrew, of Star Trek Voyager fame, whom I might add is most likely the poster-child for getting young girls into science and technology fields, lended her gravitas and persona to credit the ridiculous idea that not only the sun, but all of the Universe, revolves around the Earth. Amazed may be selling it short; dumbfounded, dismayed, disappointed, and disheartened, all may be better words for this dumb-head move Kathyrn has made. Read it for yourself, I still can’t believe it.
With the recent debate between Ken Ham (resident nutjob who believes all of creation is only 6000 years old) and Bill Nye (the science guy of childhood television fame) to the controversies surrounding the reboot of the television program Cosmos, by Seth Macfarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson, it seems evident that we are on the verge of a reboot of the Dark Ages.
Add it up, science is witchcraft to some and need I remind you the punishments for being accused of witchcraft? We are doomed as a country if this trend continues. Idiocy has no place in a post modern, nuclear armed, society.
“Burn the Witch!”
I saw a pulp-science show the other month offering a scientific explanation of life after death experiences with quantum entanglement. My question to you: What do you think of a sentient universe? That is, one with the ability to think, being quantum-ly entangled to every living brain within it. Does that make science into a religion?
With the multitude of stars and the ability for entanglement to work instantly without regard to distance, think about the possibility of billions upon billions of sentient life forms throughout the universe, all contributing to a higher, universal consciousness.
Maybe religion wasn’t far off with an “all knowing” or omnipotent god?
Think about each brain as massively parallel organic computer, and think of quantum entanglement as a network bringing them all together as a supercomputer cluster. Think about the processing capabilities! Think about the intellect of the macro-consciousness! Mind boggling!
Have we mere mortals peered into Heaven? Have we just glimpsed the mind of God?
The video appears to be part of a viral ad campaign by […], whose signage can be seen in the distant background. Longoria told the St. Petersburg Times that it was real and it occured after a […] commercial shoot.
Well, it’s clearly a clever advertising campaign by a shaving company — they’re not getting free advertising here. And there are many things wrong with the video. I read elsewhere it was shot in a few minutes. It was also edited in the same amount of time. But I will be fair, the IDEA of the video captivated me, and I wanted to believe it. But many things were blatantly wrong with it.
- What news syndicate doesn’t have their call letters on the banner at the bottom of the video let alone their brand on the microphone?
- Why were all the stands empty?
- Was that a minor league park?
Now I did share this with my friends when I saw it. I rationalized the above as, “Batting practice at spring training.” No call letters on the banner because a video guy at whatever-station leaked it because it wasn’t going to be shown otherwise. I missed the plain mic.
But after a good friend of mine pointed out it was faked (but still cool) I had to do some further digging.
- Fake advertising banners all over the background of the stadium.
- If you freeze frame it, the batter swings, the ball is hit, you see it go off straight (just one small line on one frame), then the CGI ball comes at the reporter.
- If you freeze frame it at the end when he throws the ball back onto the field, the batter is ready for the next pitch, and the pitcher is looking at the batter.
So, it is obviously faked. Which is fine. Very cool advertising idea, except for the fact that they lied about it when the truth came to light. If they fessed up to it, I would have said, “Way cool. I need to buy me some of [that brand of shaving shit].” But because they lied about it, I’m instead saying, “We’re not stupid. But you’re treating me like I am. I don’t want to buy your [brand of shaving shit] and I probably never will again because I don’t do business with liars — mostly because liars are usually cheats also.”
So, one little lie turns a “Way cool” fake viral video into a “You and your products suck!” feeling from a guy who should be shaving now.
Neutrogena actually makes the best shaving gel ever. You should go out and try it.