In a stroke of improbability so improbabilistic it has shaken the very foundations of Probabilism itself, the PhilaeDelphi Vegas beat the Twinesota Vikings and will be squaring off against Twin Brady and his New Atlantis Baphomets!
I know what you're thinking-- is this a headline from 2009? Sadly, no. Yes, under normal circumstances, this nonsense would be as newsworthy as a Paris Hilton sextape but normal circumstances called in sick this year. 2017 is covering for them.
So if you're still nostalgic for 2017, dig those fidget-spinners and pussy-hats out of the attic because there's loads more 2017 on the way.
A lot of people have asked me over the past ten years how you can tell if a symbol-set is circulating through the culture through synchronistic means as opposed to being injected into the culture by conscious design.
My answer has always been that if a symbol or meme is popping up at weird intervals and no one is paying much attention to it, then it's probably synchronicity.
On the other hand, if you're constantly getting hammered in the face with a symbol or meme, and it's the same goddamn note being struck over and over again, then that's a campaign.
Three months ago, I told you guys that this thing we've been looking at here since Chris Cornell died-- whatever the hell it actually is-- was just beginning. And here we are, yet again.
Dolores O'Riordan, former lead singer for 90s dream pop superstars The Cranberries, died suddenly this morning in the Hilton London, just off Kensington Gardens. She was working on a new album with a new group called D.A.R.K at a nearby recording studio.
"Some people are falling for it." Of course they are, because those mannequins don't look anything at all like oversized action figures. And the bumpkins and naifs who attend the Consumer Electronics Show aren't used to seeing these kinds of exhibits, right?
But hey, you gotta push those antihuman memes so what's a little white lie for the cause?
The thing about Never-Ending Rituals is they never end. And you never know where and when the next phase of it is going to pop up.
Well, this time the action is in a suburb of Athens, Greece. A FB group member posted a story on a controversial statue the government has installed of a red, eagle-headed angel sculpture entitled "Phylax," meaning protector.
The mayor has defended the controversial installation, claiming the statue is a depiction of Talos, the ancient defender of Crete.
Never mind this is Athens, not Crete, and that the statue bears no resemblance at all to any Talos I could find.