Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Tokens and Jay Siegel
Dear Jay and All Those I Used To Sing With When We were in HS,
Thank you for e-mailing this article, and RE-reminding my memory banks that we were once so young, and innocent in Brooklyn, New York. I am sincerely grateful to remember having once been a part your exquisite friendship, and singing harmony. This will be posted to Norma's Ark Blog. Congratulations on a life well-lived! ;-) With All My Love And Respect,
Norma Schwartz aka Dr. RubyNorma Yanez, Ch.t
March 29, 2011 Michael Sigman Writer/editor, music publisher 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' at 50: A Song for the Ages Posted: 03/28/11 03:28 PM ET Read More: Capitol Records , Dick Smith , Disney , George Harrison , Hank Medress , He's So Fine , Jay And The Americans , Jay Siegel , Jay Traynor , Mbube , Mitch Margo , My Sweet Lord , Pete Seeger , Phil Margo , RCA Records , Rome , She Cried , Solomon Linda , The Angels , The Chiffons , The Lion Sleeps Tonight , The Tokens , The Weavers , Wimoweh , Worc , Entertainment News Seventh grade metal shop had nothing to do with shopping and, for this suburbanite of Jewish descent, everything to do with avoiding death by power tool. But crucial as it was to focus single-mindedly on the grim task at hand -- keeping my fingers intact amid the drilling, hammering and sawing (or was the sawing in wood shop?) -- no one can survive on fear alone. Like many a twelve-year-old through the ages, I found salvation in the glorious sounds of pop music -- in this case, if memory serves, emanating from a portable radio that somehow made its way into the classroom. Perhaps the strangest and most evocative record of that season was "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens. Lead singer Jay Siegel's spectacular falsetto vocal turn, surrounded by African rhythms and otherworldly harmonies, transported me to a frighteningly beautiful world in which majestic creatures slumbered peacefully in fierce jungle terrain. It also provided my just-beginning-to-crack voice with a last gasp of natural soprano-hood. "Lion," which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, was originally written and recorded as "Mbube" by South African migrant worker Solomon Linda in the late 1930s. By the '50s, it had become a repertoire staple under the title "Wimoweh" for Pete Seeger and his hugely successful folk group The Weavers. Siegel grew up in Brooklyn listening to a ton of folk and country music and, fortuitously, learning to yodel. He loved the Weavers' "Wimoweh" and persuaded his groupmates -- Mitch Margo, Mitch's younger brother Phil and Hank Medress -- to record it for RCA, with lyrics added by George "Can't Help Falling in Love" Weiss. Despite what seems in retrospect to be the record's obvious greatness, no one -- least of all the Tokens themselves -- recognized the commercial potential of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." It was released as the b-side of the hookless Portuguese folk song "Tina." That would have been the end of that had not Dick Smith, an enteprising DJ at WORC in Worcester, Massachusetts, flipped "Tina" over and flipped over "Lion." Four weeks later the record was Number 1, a spot it would also achieve in 35 other countries. The young Tokens were not quite ready for prime time -- when an RCA honcho told the guys he was sending them to Rome, they packed their bags for the Rome in upstate New York. All these decades later, Siegel -- having settled a dispute with the Margo brothers, who still tour under the name The Tokens -- plays 60-80 shows a year fronting Jay Siegel's Tokens. A key member of Jay's ensemble, it turns out, is another Jay -- Jay Traynor -- who during each gig reprises his monumental 1961 hit "She Cried," which, just a few months after the release of "Lion," seemed similarly doomed to b-side obscurity. A song of pure heartbreak told from the heartbreaker's point of view, "She Cried" -- which, like "Lion," sports an African beat underpinning a haunting vocal -- was released on the flip-side of a track called "Dawning," and, also like "Lion," broke wide open thanks to an intrepid DJ. In this case it was a San Francisco spinner who, months after the sun had set on "Dawning," locked himself into his broadcasting booth and played "She Cried" continuously for four hours. The rest was chart history. The Tokens had several more '60s successes before shifting into producing hits for others. Siegel recalls that "He's So Fine," their first effort with the sublime girl group The Chiffons, was thought "too trite" for even b-side status by their label Capitol. It might have been lost forever had it not been picked up by tiny indie label Laurie, where an impossibly young promo guy/songwriter named Doug Morris believed in it and took it all the way to the top. The song has clearly stood the test of time -- the lyric is beloved for its immortal "Doo-langs" and the tune was unconsciously copied by George Harrison for his smash hit "My Sweet Lord." Three years later Morris wrote and The Tokens produced another Chiffons smash, "Sweet Talkin' Guy," which the group sang at my high school prom. (Doug Morris has had a fairly decent career too. A few weeks ago he left his long-time post as Universal Music Group chairman to join Sony Music as its CEO.) "Lion" has proven throughout its 50-year history to be a cat with considerably more than nine lives, having been recorded and performed by hundreds of artists and introducing itself to new generations of fans via its inclusion in the The Lion King, Disney's mega popular movie and Broadway show. The mobius strip of Golden Anniversary interconnectedness looped once more when Jay -- who will celebrate 50 years of marriage to his wife Judy later this year -- noticed that his wedding album features a picture of the happy couple superimposed on the sheet music of their wedding song, "Till," which was the first hit for the great girl group The Angels. As it happens, The Angels' "Till" will celebrate its own 50th at almost exactly the same time as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." And though I don't remember "Till" helping me through 7th grade the way "Lion" did, I do feel comfortable claiming a connection to the song. It was written by my dad. Follow Michael Sigman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/majorsongs
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Friday, March 25, 2011
ELIZABETH TAYLOR LAID TO REST
Dame Elizabeth Taylor has been laid to rest.
The Oscar winner, Hollywood legend and AIDS activist's funeral took place on Thursday afternoon at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries in Glendale, Calif.
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Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest this afternoon at a small private funeral service attended by family and close friends in The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn-Glendale. The service was scheduled to begin at 2 PM but at Miss Taylor's request started late. Miss Taylor had left instructions that it was to begin at least 15 minutes later than publicly scheduled, with the announcement, 'She even wanted to be late for her own funeral,'a statement from the late actress' rep to Access Hollywood read.
Rabbi Jerry Cutler officiated the service and Colin Farrell, described by the rep as a "close friend" of the actress, recited Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo."
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Afterward, Elizabeth's son Michael Wilding, her grandson Tarquin Wilding, and her daughter Liza Burton Tivey, read other selections.
Her grandson Rhys Tivey performed a moving trumpet solo of "Amazing Grace," according to the rep.
Elizabeth had a closed casket service and it was draped with gardenias, violets and lily of the valley.
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She was interred at the Great Mausoleum, "sheltered beneath a soaring marble Michelangelo angel," the statement concluded.
Forest Lawn in Glendale is also where Elizabeth's longtime close friend, Michael Jackson, is entombed. It was not immediately clear if Elizabeth chose to be buried near her friend or if it was merely a coincidence.
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The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn in Glendale is also where Michael was laid to rest in 2009. Clark Gable and Jean Harlow are also interred in the majestic burial site, according to Radar Online.
Five limousines carrying family members arrived shortly before the service, which lasted about an hour. White flowers were also spotted being delivered to the mortuary.
Prior to the service, Tom Lorez, a spokesperson for Glendale Police Department, told reporters that authorities expected a "peaceful event." He added that approximately "three dozen" guests would be attending the service.
Following the screen legend's death on Thursday, the Taylor family asked fans, in lieu of flowers, to contribute towards the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
The actress died peacefully at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA on Wednesday surrounded by her children, Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton. She had been hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for some years.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
RubyNorma's Holocaust Remembrance Day *o*
Monday, March 21, 2011
KNUT THE POLAR BEAR
May you rest in peace in God's wonderful Heavenly Rainbow. We have loved you very much and still do. Your sweetness has touched my soul. ~ Ruby *o*
Mar 21, 10:34 AM EDT
Necropsy being performed on celebrity polar bear
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
BERLIN (AP) -- Veterinary experts performed a necropsy Monday on Berlin zoo's celebrity polar bear Knut to try to determine why he died suddenly over the weekend.
The four-year-old polar bear died Saturday afternoon in front of visitors, turning around several times and then dropping to the ground, and falling into the water in his enclosure.
Polar bears usually live 15 to 20 years in the wild, and even longer in captivity, and the zoo is hoping the investigation may help clarify what happened.
Results were expected later Monday or on Tuesday, the zoo said.
In the meantime, people continued to flock to the zoo to sign their name in a condolence book in tribute to Knut.
"Every visit to the Zoo brought happiness, because he was such a warmhearted animal and he brought us all so much fun," visitor Eveline Plat told AP Television News.
Knut was rejected by his mother at birth, along with his twin brother, who only survived a couple of days. He attracted attention when his main caregiver, Thomas Doerflein, camped out at the zoo to give the button-eyed cub his bottle every two hours. The bear went on to appear on magazine covers, in a film and on mountains of merchandise.
Doerflein, the zookeeper who raised him, died in 2008 of a heart attack.
Soon after Knut and Doerflein's first public appearance in early 2007, fan clubs sprang up across the globe. "Knutmania" led to a 2007 Vanity Fair cover with actor Leonardo DiCaprio shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, a film and plush Knut toys.
Zoo spokeswoman Claudia Beinek said that they had to set up another condolence book online to accommodate the outpouring of sympathy from around the world for the polar bear.
In addition, the zoo said it was starting a special account to accept donations on Knut's behalf, which will be used for polar bear research and the preservation of their habitat.
"He has brought joy to us, the Berliners and many others around the world," the zoo said in a statement. "Knut also was an icon for the endangerment of his species and natural habitats of all wild animals."
Friday, March 18, 2011
Member of original 29 Code Talkers dies in Arizona
YAHOO AP – FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2009 file photo, Navajo Code Talker Lloyd Oliver displays a photo of himslef …
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CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – Lloyd Oliver wasn't much of a talker, but it was clear that he was proud to have his native language serve as a key weapon during World War II. As part of an elite group of Marines, he helped develop and implement a code based on the Navajo language that helped win the war.
Years later, his hearing remained impaired because of gun blasts and other explosives during the war. He rarely brought up his time as a Code Talker, but his eyes gleamed when holding a picture of himself in his uniform. He kept a Marine cap and a U.S. flag displayed on his bedroom walls in the home he shared with his wife on the Yavapai Apache Reservation.
Oliver's death Wednesday means that only one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers survives — Chester Nez of Albuquerque, N.M. The 88-year-old Oliver died at a hospice center in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale where he had been staying for about three weeks, his nephew, Lawrence, said Friday.
"It's very heartbreaking to know that we are losing our Navajo Code Talkers, and especially one of the original 29 whose stories would be tremendously valuable," said Yvonne Murphy, secretary of the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation.
Hundreds of Navajos followed in the original code talkers' footsteps, sending thousands of messages without error on Japanese troop movements, battlefield tactics and other communications critical to the war's ultimate outcome.
The Code Talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the Pacific.
Navajo President Ben Shelly called Oliver a "national treasure" and ordered flags lowered across the reservation in his honor.
Oliver, who preferred not to have a hearing aid, spoke audibly but his words could be difficult to understand.
The Code Talkers were instructed not to discuss their roles and felt compelled to honor those orders even after the code was declassified in 1968. His military records make a single mention of "code talker." He otherwise was listed as "communication duty," or "communication personnel."
Oliver was attending school in Shiprock, N.M., when he signed up for the Marine Corps in 1942 and was discharged as a corporal three years later. Much of his military record focuses on the financial support he provided for his siblings.
Oliver wrote in a 1943 document that his father died recently and his mother didn't make enough to take care of them. He would send $15 or $20 a month to his mother, Ollie, who worked at the U.S. Army's Navajo Ordnance Depot in Bellemont at the time.
"I am now the chief support," he declared in the document.
Oliver's brother, Willard, also served as a Code Talker and died in October 2009. Lawrence Oliver, who is Willard's son, said the two men never spent much time together because his father lived on the reservation and his uncle worked as a silversmith in the Phoenix area.
He recalled one day in the early 1970s when Willard Oliver looked toward a mountain on to a dirt road in the reservation town of Lukachukai and saw a man driving up.
"I'm looking for Willard Oliver," Lawrence Oliver recalled the man saying.
Turns out, the driver — Lloyd Oliver — was in the right place.
When he married his second wife, Lucille, in 2006 after they had been together for years, he was able to mutter "I do." But "those were the only two words," she said.
The couple moved to the Phoenix area last year as his health was failing. His family remembered him as a quiet, giving man.
"We will miss his wonderful smile most of all. He loved his family and was very proud to be a Navajo Code Talker," his stepdaughter, Louanna Hall said in a statement.
Oliver's attention to cleanliness was meticulous. He smoothed out wrinkles in a table cloth, picked up crumbs from the floor, and brushed the dirt off the stucco wall and rose petals off the driveway during a visit with The Associated Press in September 2009.
Oliver communicated with most people through body language or notes, though he could understand what was being said and particularly liked being spoken to in Navajo.
During the visit with the AP, he muttered his recollection of his service as "overseas in the war," and laughed off assertions that he was famous for it.
Oliver's life was peppered with honors and awards after the Code Talkers became well-known. He received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000 and served as a guest of honor in the nation's largest Veterans Day parade.
Oliver traveled with his grandson and a dozen other Code Talkers to New York in November 2009. He smiled as he looked up at the tall buildings and visited HBO studios and Ellis Island, said Murphy, of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, who went along on the trip.
"He was such a sweet man," said Murphy, the daughter of a Code Talker. "His disposition and character spoke widely of him even though he wasn't verbal."
Thursday, March 17, 2011
THE SCOOP ON ST. PATRICK
17 March 493 or c 460
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Glastonbury Abbey; Armagh Feast
17 March (Saint Patrick's Day)
Ireland, Nigeria, Montserrat, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Boston, Loíza, Murcia (Spain), engineers, paralegals, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, invoked against snakes, sins, witchcraft
Over the past 24 hours, Web searches for "st. patrick" and "who was st. patrick" have both tripled. Add to that the related searches on "was st. patrick really irish" and "did st. patrick get rid of all the snakes in ireland." Here now are some quick answers to those questions and more.
Was St. Patrick Irish? According to History.com
St. Patrick was actually born in Britain. At the age of 16, he was captured by Irish raiders and transported across the sea to Ireland. After spending six years in captivity, Patrick escaped, traveled back to Britain, and trained to become a priest. Once his training was complete, he returned to Ireland "to minister to Christians already living in Ireland and to begin to convert the Irish."
Did St. Patrick rid Ireland of snakes? Sorry, but no. It is true that there are no snakes in Ireland these days, but there never were any.
Did Patrick use clovers while preaching? Legend says that he did. Catholic.org writes that Patrick used a three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the locals. However, other sites call this story just a myth. And, by the way, a bit of trivia regarding four leaf clovers. They are indeed rare, but they aren't exactly one in a million. It is estimated that there is one four leaf clover for every 10,000 three-leaf ones.
Patrick's lasting legacyAccording to author Thomas Cahill, Patrick may have been the first person in recorded history to speak out against slavery. In an interview with American Catholic, Cahill remarks: "The papacy did not condemn slavery as immoral until the end of the 19th century, but here is Patrick in the fifth century seeing it for what it is. I think that shows enormous insight and courage and a tremendous 'fellow feeling'—the ability to suffer with other people, and to understand what other people's suffering is like."
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As a researcher on the subject of slavery, I find it very interesting that St. Patrick is believed to have spoken out against slavery so very very long ago. ;-D
Saturday, March 12, 2011
JAPAN'S CATASTROPHIC DISASTERS
Be sure to tell your friends and someday your children this horror that happened. The photos speak volumes.
God bless all that are impacted by this disaster!
Thank you for publicly joining people in prayer at this time of catastrophes.
My heart goes out to all who are dead, dying, and hurt by Japan's earthquake and then tsunami.
We live in Asia and are closely watching the nuclear tragedies unfold. Our government already
told us to stock up on iodine for our thyroids. and give it to animals if there is more tragedy coming.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Nerve Gas Used on Yemeni Protesters????
Yemen government forces have used nerve gas against anti-government protesters as President Ali Abdullah Saleh come under mounting pressure to step down, reports say. Witnesses present at the scene of Tuesday's anti-government protests in the capital Sana'a said that what was originally thought to be tear gas may have been some form of nerve gas, reports said on Wednesday. Military personnel used live bullets and some form of gas on Tuesday night to disperse a group of demonstrators who were trying to bring more tents into the protest area outside Sana'a University. One protester was killed and around 100 others were injured in the attack. The victims of the violence complained of symptoms similar to those caused by nerve gas, including temporary paralysis. "We are seeing symptoms in the patient's nerves, not in their respiratory systems. I'm 90 percent sure its nerve gas and not tear gas that was used," confirmed Dr. Sami Zaid at the Science and Technology Hospital in Sana'a. The use of nerve gas is forbidden under international law. Meanwhile, protesters thronged the streets of the Yemeni capital on Wednesday, calling on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. Also on Wednesday, two more protesters were killed in clashes with regime forces in the province of Hadramout. Saleh has already been in office for over 32 years, with opposition members arguing that his long-promised reforms have not materialized. The country's opposition and religious figures have envisioned a roadmap for the ruler's departure before the end of this year. The head of state, however, has vowed to stay in power until the end of his term in 2013. Dozens of people have so far been killed and hundreds more injured in Sana'a crackdown on anti-regime protests.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Dead Soldier and His Army Dog
~ RubyNorma *o*
Dead soldier Liam Tasker and Army dog return home
L/Cpl Tasker's body returned to the UK, with the ashes of his dog Theo
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Shot British soldier named by MoD
The body of a soldier who died along with his record breaking sniffer dog in Afghanistan last week has returned home to the UK.
Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, from Kirkcaldy in Fife, was shot dead while on patrol in Helmand province.
The ashes of the 26-year-old's dog Theo were flown home on the same plane.
L/Cpl Tasker, who was called a "rising star" by Army chiefs, was shot by Taliban snipers and Theo died of a seizure shortly after his master.
The soldier and his 22-month-old dog had made 14 finds in five months while on the frontline.
The pair's successes at uncovering so many explosions and weapons had resulted in their tour of Afghanistan being extended by a month.
Just three weeks ago, springer spaniel Theo was praised as a record breaking Army sniffer dog.
The body of L/Cpl Tasker and the ashes of Theo were flown to RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire at lunchtime, before a cortege passed through Wootton Bassett, the Wiltshire town which has built up a tradition of welcoming back fallen heroes.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Creating Miracles In Our Lives
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
CREATING MIRACLES IN OUR LIVES
Can you remember the old phrase = "Who's the matter with me?" On occasion, the "WHO" is ourselves. Are you in a dead end rut with no place to go? Does it all seem so bleak you feel lost? Take heart. There is always hope and a way to create miracles in your life. An excellent way to gauge a positive turn in your world and move out of the corner of oblivion is to write down the things that are sapping your happiness. Please add that which pleases you, as well as all that should stay or go that is or is not bothersome. A neat way to create these lists is with columns written one right next to another on a wide enough lined piece of paper to do a compare and contrast.For example: you could allow three columns of this nature... TERRIBLE, NOT BAD, GOOD OR WONDERFUL. Once your private and personal list is written you will have a much clearer way of seeing your life. It allows you to put one aspect up against another for your meticulous scrutiny. Now comes the fun. What shall you vaporize out of existence? How do you get to keep some of the costly habits that are no longer affordable?Are you having a problem with the "this stays, this goes decision?" Work on what you feel certain of first. Then tackle the harder ones when you have thought out everything else with honesty. You'll be amazed at how quickly this process clarifies your thoughts and put them into perspective for you to understand what your habits, lifestyle, personality, family, friends and even co-workers are about. When you work on this list and complete it sincerely, cutting out the scraggly weeds and keeping what is beneficial, you will discover that you have more time, money, good health and happiness. The process is actually creating miracles in your own life that no outsider, therapist or spouse could provide for you. You personally did this cleansing for yourself. What a lovely gift from you to you.
Monday, March 07, 2011
NASA SCIENTIST FINDS EVIDENCE OF ALIEN LIFE
NASA scientist finds evidence of alien life
Andrew Couts Andrew Couts – Sat Mar 5, 5:28 pm ET
Aliens exist, and we have proof.
That astonishingly awesome claim comes from Dr. Richard B. Hoover, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, who says he has found conclusive evidence of alien life — fossils of bacteria found in an extremely rare class of meteorite called CI1 carbonaceous chondrites. (There are only nine such meteorites on planet Earth.) Hoover’s findings were published late Friday night in the Journal of Cosmology, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
“I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth,” Hoover, who has spent more than 10 years studying meteorites around the world, told FoxNews.com in an interview. “This field of study has just barely been touched — because quite frankly, a great many scientist [sic] would say that this is impossible.”
Hoover discovered the fossils by breaking apart the CI1 meteorite, and analyzing the exposed rock with a scanning-electron microscope and a field emission electron-scanning microscope, which allowed him to detect any fossil remains. What he found were fossils of micro-organisms (pictured below), many of which he says are strikingly similar to those found on our own planet (pictured above).
“The exciting thing is that they are in many cases recognizable and can be associated very closely with the generic species here on earth,” said Hoover. Some of the fossils, however, are quite odd. “There are some that are just very strange and don’t look like anything that I’ve been able to identify, and I’ve shown them to many other experts that have also come up stump.”
In order to satisfy the inevitable hoard of buzz-killing skeptics, Hoover’s study and evidence were made available to his peers in the scientific community in advance of the study’s publications, giving them a chance to thoroughly dissect his findings. Comments from those who decided to sift through the evidence will be published online, alongside the study.
“Given the controversial nature of his discovery, we have invited 100 experts and have issued a general invitation to over 5,000 scientists from the scientific community to review the paper and to offer their critical analysis,” writes Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics scientist Dr. Rudy Schild, who serves as the Journal of Cosmology’s editor-in-chief. “No other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough vetting, and never before in the history of science has the scientific community been given the opportunity to critically analyze an important research paper before it is published.”
Needless to say, if Hooverâ€™s conclusions are found to be accurate, the implications for human life will be staggering. Hereâ€™s hoping that heâ€™s right.
Update: While the Journal of Cosmology says that “no other paper in the history of science has undergone such a thorough vetting,” some highly respected names in the scientific community are challenging the validity of Cosmology, and the findings of Dr. Hoover.
“[The Journal of Cosmology] isn’t a real science journal at all,” says PZ Meyers in Science Blogs, “but is the ginned-up website of a small group of crank academics obsessed with the idea of Hoyle and Wickramasinghe that life originated in outer space and simply rained down on Earth.”
So there you have it — this is either reality-altering news, or the work of kooks. Our hearts believe, but our brains are kind of bummed.
Edit: This article has been updated with an additional photograph and altered for clarity.
Comments: = Anonymous said...
Well now, it is long overdue to find this evidence. I personally have been abducted by alien life forms. It was a terrible experience. I am a pilot, and have higher education. To tell people means they usually think I am a nut job.
Comments: = Old news!!!! If looking for alien life, try Washington DC. I know those people are not human. anon in GA