A Recounting of Friday's Open Lines:
What, pray tell, is with these military wanna-bes? We had ‘Mike (“not my real name”) from NORAD’ with his “UFOs are here and possess Romulan cloaking technology” tale. Of course, military and ex-military listeners knocked him off, but to give him a credit, he didn’t sound as nutty as most of the following callers. The guy at the gun-range sure gets an A for consistency (he repeated his story without deviating, oh, about 20 times) but there he was, in situ, with a camera rolling, and he didn’t bother to record the phenomena he was calling to tell us about. Apparently, he goes to the gun range to shoot the moon. Of course, the other caller with a camera is taking pictures of UFOs, measuring thousands of miles across, using the sun as a filling station for energy – these objects can be seen with a camera, but not with the naked eye? Er, these objects, thousands of miles in diameter? A younster at the mall had the noive to heckle the caller’s UFO presentation, if you can imagine such a thing. There were a few tales of UFO sightings, glowing orange balls and such, and one guy who wanted to let the world know that Egyptian gods are hidden in the Bible, but Open Lines ended with callers, under the influence of David Icke, who were concerned about reptilians. After George delivered a long speech about the necessity of skepticism, and why these subjects require taking things with a small Siberian salt mine, to the first caller, the next whammied him with reptilians again, while George just laughed. You could hear him shaking his head.
During Open Lines, George was mostly quiet and always polite. I don’t know if it’s because he doesn’t know how to break in on these nuts, or if he’s been told not to do so. But yeah, I do hear Art in him.