John Adams is back.
In a surprising twist that should amaze pundits, today's prominent politicians
turn out to be reincarnations of guys from the Continental Congress. Meanwhile, in an unrelated development, 36 dead presidents
are sending messages from beyond the grave. As Bill Clinton said, "Thank you for the engraved copy...It looks fascinating!”
posted by inksyndicate
on Apr 20, 2005 -
The house in Amityville with the fan-shaped windows making an inhuman face is the Godzilla
of haunted house movies. The town and current owner of the house where the DeFeo family was murdered try to downplay
(registration required) its signficance. The trademark windows in the original have been replaced to disguise its identity, and lawsuits force studios to use a house-double. Although latest remake claims the status of "true story," the case has been widely dismissed as a hoax
and the 2005 film has even rased the ire of George Lutz
for how he is portrayed as the haunted father-figure. Other people involved in the case including convicted murder DeFeo are unhappy
with the new attention. Still, the story has its true believers
who argue the debunkers have their own agenda. Then again, Texas Chainsaw Massacre
was also claimed by the same production company to be "inspired by a true story."
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Apr 15, 2005 -
You've seen Pomo tarot
, you've let the wisdom of spock guide you using the Star Trek Tarot
, and in an act of desperation, you even tried getting down with the Vampire
deck. Still haven't found the deck that's right for you?
Maybe it's time you tried the 80s tarot deck
. (And before you ruin the surprise, try to guess which Major Arcana they pegged Morrisey for...)
posted by Pinwheel
on Jun 4, 2003 -
Sporting News Predicts the Future.
It's 9:30 pm EST and the closing ceremonies have been on for 1 hour, but the Sporting News has provided us with a complete recap of the night, including Rogges final words to Salt Lake City. They must have hired Ms. Cleo recently.
posted by smcniven
on Feb 24, 2002 -
Prophets of doom
In June 2000, Lynne Palmer, a 69-year-old Las Vegas resident, published her Astrological Almanac for 2001
... On page 95 of the book, buried among advice on the best days to go to the movies and worst days to lend people money, Palmer had written, in an odd combination of the obvious and the prophetic: "Avoid terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001."
posted by raaka
on Dec 31, 2001 -
Are you dreaming about terrorist attacks?
Twice in the past week I have had an incredibly vivid dream where I am speaking with a stranger who is warning me about another terrorist attack to occur tomorrow. Is it just my mind coping with the Current Situation, or is it a premonition? Have you been having dreams like this too?
Well, the site above allows all who are not professionally Ms. Cleo to post their predictions. One from November of last year gave me chills:
November 2, 2000: Had a premonition.. saw a silver plane with red and blue stripes.. American.. international flight..
saw the number seven.. bombing or ?.. problems with the plane..
posted by DragonBoy
on Oct 4, 2001 -
He sees dead people.
(NYT link) John Edward, host of Sci Fi channel's "Crossing Over", can "read" his audience and pass messages from the deceased. Or is it just like a game of 20 questions? After a few questions he can make guesses and be close enough to right that people believe it. Have you ever seen the show, and do you believe him? Have you ever been read by a psychic? Do you have psychic powers yourself?
posted by msacheson
on Jul 31, 2001 -