When I was a teenager, I believed in a lot of fringe ideas that I’ve long since rejected by now. Never really that strongly (it only took one major failed prediction for me to stop believing in psychic prophecy), but I was “pretty sure” about a lot of things where what I’d say now would range from “very unlikely” to “definitely not”.
I never really took the specific claims of ufologists as seriously as cryptozoology or even the Bermuda triangle, but I did read a lot of UFO books and think there was probably something unexplained that people were seeing. (Technically I’d still say there are unexplained UFOs; the belief I’ve rejected is the “all ordinary explanations have been ruled out” claim.)
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That is all.
And punching Nazis is an American tradition.
I’m hardly the first blogger to call attention to this classic video, but it’s just as important now as it was when it was new.
I don’t normally make a post because I added something to my blogroll, but the Bronze Blog was one of my favorites back when it still updated so I thought I’d explain why. I think it was the second blog I started reading regularly, and was probably a bigger influence on my blogging than any other. (Excluding my fiction writing, anyway.) It was also the first WordPress site I ever visited (it moved without transferring all the content, so I’m linking to both), and for that alone I have to give the Bronze Dog a plug even if he doesn’t update anymore, because WordPress is the greatest.
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