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Re: Welcome Back Spieser - Some Helpful Hints -

From: Jim Speiser <jimspeiser@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 14:02:04 -0700
Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:18:50 -0400
Subject: Re: Welcome Back Spieser - Some Helpful Hints -

 >From: Kalani Hanohano <kalani_hanohano@hotmail.com>
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 13:10:32 +0000
 >Subject: Welcome Back Spieser - Some Helpful Hints

 >Hey, Jim Spieser,

 >Been wondering how you were doing. Glad youre up and kicking.
 >Sorry your only contact with the UFO field for the last 10 years
 >was UFO Magazine, but hey.....

 >Are you sure you want to get back into this mess? There are dead
 >carcasses all over this field. Thankfully, most of them havent
 >been mutilated.

Well, I'm not exactly ready to get back IN to it (not without a
pair of hip waders, anyway) but I'd at least like to keep up
with what's happening. I may have something of value to
contribute in a little while....

 >Let me offer these tidbits so you can catch up with what you
 >have missed during the last 10 years:

 >Good News: UFOs still being sighted.
 >Bad News: Most of us older geezers are losing our sight.

I see you still have your teeth though! :-)

 >Good News: Proliferation of the triangular-shaped object.
 >Bad News: Some of them may be ours. No reports of Spam-shaped
 >     objects, although if memory serves, I may have heard
 >     a report or two of these out of Hawaii.

Most of the Spam-shaped objects I've seen work out of CSICOP

 >Good News: There are a lot more ufo and fortean publications
 >     available.
 >Bad News: Cant afford Flying Saucer Review. I think they
 >     charge $3 million a year now. I cast a glance at
 >     UFO Magazine, but rarely buy it. Miss INFO Journal
 >     and Pursuit. But did buy the latest Sports
 >     Illustrated Swimsuit edition featuring Yamila. Told
 >     my wife that she was "unidentified" and I needed to
 >     "identify" this anomaly. She gave me that look.

As long as Saucer Smear is still being published, I'm OK with
the world...

 >Good News: Still a small coterie of researchers who see value
 >     in the earlier spewings from John Keel.
 >Bad News: Keel has grown older and crankier. Last seen taking
 >     a ride in a Fugo balloon.

He could POWER a Fugo balloon!

 >Good News: Still receiving reports of UFO occupants.
 >Bad News: They seem to be getting uglier by the year. Praying
 >     Mantis-types, reptilian sightings and that recent
 >     green dwarf guy seen outside of Buenos Aires. If
 >     they start reporting "Predator" sightings, Im outta
 >     here. What happened to those cool Orthon guys with
 >     hippy-hair and trippy Venusian mantras and the one
 >     piece suits? Now, that was disco!

Like, that was so...Eighties!

 >Good News: Lots of new, younger researchers entering the
 >     ufological village.
 >Bad News: Many dont have the historical ufological knowledge
 >     to make educated guesses. They jump to conclusions.
 >     They mistake their fantasies for reality. They listen
 >     to rap music. They watch too much TV.

And this is different from a decade ago....how?

 >Good News: Abductions continue to be reported.
 >Bad News: They seem to be cutting back on anal probes,
 >     focussing primarily on impregnation across the nation,
 >     harboring emaciated hybrid children in their space day
 >     care centers. I wonder whos covering the costs for
 >     the day care and formula?

Ooh, please tell me they haven't dropped the sperm extractors!

 >Good News: Ufologists continue to meet at symposiums, meetings
 >     and backyards.
 >Bad News: The cost of steak, beer, wine, cheese and all the
 >     other attendant goodies continues to escalate,
 >     suggesting the downfall of such meetings in the near
 >     future. My prediction is for smaller backyard
 >     functions offering sushi, tofu and other Eastern
 >     sundries.

I'll be over at 7. Bringing the poached cous-cous.

 >Good News: Ufologists continue to argue.
 >Bad New:  Their arguments continue to escalate the usage of
 >     scatalogical terms. E.B. White is turning over in his
 >     grave.

Aw, crap.

 >Good News: Lots of interesting ufo photos and video images being
 >     taken.
 >Bad News: Video imaging software renders all of them
 >     questionable.

We still have Kanazawa. (Don't we?)

 >Good News: Spielberg is producing a multi-hour series on
 >     abductions for Sci-Fi Channel.
 >Bad News: Hes had a difficult time trying to grow up. Perhaps
 >     hell treat this matter seriously. But if I see
 >     reference to any of his movies in this series, I'm
 >     turning to ESPN.

I saw the ad for that. "Taken"? Might be decent, if only to keep
the subject matter in the public eye for another year...

 >Good News: Im done with my sarcasms.
 >Bad News: Im trying desperately to hold the rest of them in.

My email is jimspeiser@yahoo.com.

 >Welcome back my good man. If youre looking for peace of mind,
 >youre in the wrong place. If youre looking for adventure,
 >bring up a chair and sit at the table. You need to catch up? You
 >have one of the finest archives of ufological contributions

I can see that just from the little I've read so far.

 >Jim, youve just re-entered The Twilight Zone.

Music out, fade to black....


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