Month: May 1997

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In 'The Examiner' (Cork) of Saturday 10th May 1997, Áilín Quinlin reported a 'UFO' had been filmed by a British film crew who were in Bantry, Co. Cork, researching sightings of alien spacecraft. Apparently the area has been plagued with 'UFO's' for the last two years. The 'sighting' filmed by the Carlton TV crew is due to be shown on ITV in a two-part documentary entitled 'We are Not Alone' on June 24th and 26th next at 10:45pm GMT. A bunch of researchers known as 'The Irish Centre for UFO Studies' were also on the scene, and reported that the aerial activity was clearly the work of "vehicles from extraterrestrial sources", and one of their number, a local man by the name of Eamon Ansbro was "transmitting their thoughts through crystals in an effort to make contact with aliens". People in the Bantry area had apparently reported seeing alien vessels...

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This time round, the Czar of Blather has decided to pass comment on several topics which are causing much consternation in Blather HQ. Man Jabs In the British newspaper, The Sunday Times, April 27 1997, was an article entitled 'Age of the breastfeeding man is nigh' by Steve Connor. What's this, you ask? Yes, it's true, why, I read it in the newspaper! According to Jared Diamond, professor of physiology at the University of California in Los Angeles, 'All men have a latent potential to lactate and there have been rare cases of this happening naturally. At first, however, it would have to be induced artificially.' These rare cases refer to prisoners of war whose starvation subsequently led to diseased livers, which then led to lack of hormonal breakdown in the body. Another case involved a 64 year old man after seven years of hormone treatment for cancer. Diamond seems...

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You know, it's rare that I fail to be amused over people's tendency to draw the craziest conclusions from flimsy evidence. Colorado I refer, of course, to the recent fun and games which took place in Colorado, where the US Air Force are striving to recover debris of the A-10 aircraft which disappeared on April 2nd while flying on a routine training mission in Arizona. For eighteen days before debris was spotted, buried in deep snow on a mountainside, all sorts of crazy speculation was rampant on the internet concerning the apparent fate of the A-10 and it's pilot, Capt. Craig Button. Many people were quick to connect the Timothy McVeigh trial to the A-10 issue, and wondered if perhaps Button had stolen the plane, planning to attack as part of a 'militia' offensive, due to the forthcoming Oklahoma bombing/Waco anniversaries. I had to admit, it was all very fitting...especially...