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S01E144: Nice Chucks
Freaks of Hazard:
Sir CrossStitch came in with his monthly donation of $5.33!
Mr. Edd had another Carl Sagan bit of wisdom for the intermission tonight!
Oh man, thanks to Dreamhost, Ricky, Sirvo, SirSpencer, DuhLaurien, Cottongin, and Lavish for the spiritual support in my fuck ups and for dealing with my bullshit.
Lastly LiteBrite was instrumental in procuring a new desktop computer that will be utilized to the fullest extent of the very legal law.
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HEY BABY, YOUR DADDY LET YOU WINK?
60 Minutes Intro
Maxwell Communications - Global Publishing Conglomerate [Empire]
28 countries, employ 40,000 people, half in the US
Born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch in Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine)
How did he build this “empire”?
He changes his name multiple times, including naming himself after a popular cigarette brand
After serving in the Czech Army in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, he sells cigarettes and other things on the street in the black market
One thing leads to another, and now he’s working for the KGB
Then he begins working for British Intelligence, and likely sells information of all parties to all parties
He gets British Intelligence to help finance his publishing company, and the government and special interests once again infiltrates the press
A Day In The Life
Speaks 8 languages
Is a dick
Clutters his minions around the building, so he can go for a walk around and greet them all
Didn’t trust anyone, brought his children into the fold
Ian Maxwell - Charming, erudite
Kevin Maxwell - Frosty, remote, isolated
Ghislane Maxwell - Beautiful, glamorous, clever, Robert’s “favorite”
Close Sun Printing
An example of his business practices… the killing of Watford, a prosperous English town and a world-renowned center of commercial printing
Buys up the biggest printing houses in town (Sun Printers Ltd and Odhams Press), and shuts them down, rendering most of the town unemployed and devoid of their main industry
Despite this, the town is quite lovely today
WIN BIG, MOTHER RUSSIA’S FALLEN ANGEL
Let’s take a trip back to November 23, 1997. Season 9 of The Simpsons is well into it’s run. Episode 8 was titled “Lisa The Skeptic”. On the return back from the police station to recieve a free motorboat, the Simpsons drive by a mall under construction. Lisa, being the altruist has to come save the day, in hopes of preserving what remains of h8umans may be at the site.
⭐ S09E08 Lisa The Skeptic
Find the skeleton.
Fuck your facts
Science is a riot.
"Lisa the Skeptic" was written by David X. Cohen, and directed by Neil Affleck. Cohen was inspired to write the episode after a trip to Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History, where he decided to turn the visit into a "business trip", and think of a possible episode connection to the museum. He initially wanted Lisa to find a "missing link" skeleton, and do an episode reminiscent of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Writer George Meyer convinced him instead to have the focus be on an angel skeleton, while keeping an emphasis on the conflict between religion and science. Both Cohen and Meyer acknowledged how silly the "angel skeleton" idea was owing to simple questions raised such as why an angel died and why bones were left behind, but they went forward with the idea anyway.
Why the Simpsons clips? Someone allegedly legend has it found a fallen angel statue in a gravel pit in Russia.
On January 25, 2023, a TikToker shared a video of a statue that was claimed to be of a fallen angel. The sculpture was allegedly excavated by miners at a location 340 kilometers away from the Russian town of Zeya in Amur Oblast. The statue had a sword and a shield in front of it. A large cloak was covering its head and half of its eyes as well.
In the video, the two mine workers working at a gravel pit seem to have stumbled upon a bizarre statue. They spoke about digging it up from the ground using an excavator. They also claimed that they felt the statue was emitting some kind of energy. The two workers further said they wasted no time informing the authorities, who were apparently sent choppers to get the statue.
However, the fallen angel video, which caused quite a stir among the residents of the Amur region, turned out to be fake. As explained by the press secretary at the Elga coal complex, Irina Kichigina, the miners were reportedly from the Elga coal mine in the Sakha Republic. The statue did not belong to anyone and had been lying around for a long time in the shift camp. The two mine workers coincidentally stumbled across it and decided to weave a story on it to make it an internet sensation.
There’s quite a few bone hoax stories out of Russia.
And quite a few not so hoaxy stories:
Now the Bible does make a reference in Revelations about digging up Angels. It’s after the Seventh Trumpet around Chp. 9.