Niagara Falls without water in 1969.
This is the American Falls. The water was routed over the Canadian falls while a geological and engineering survey was undertaken. There were all kinds of explanations given as to why the survey was necessary, but the bottom line is:
The Canadian (Horseshoe) falls are larger and the drop more dramatic, making them much more picturesque. New York wanted to know if they cleared all those huge boulders and rubble down at the bottom of the American Falls if they’d do damage. Sure enough, they discovered the erosion would be swift, dramatic, and dangerous. So they turned the falls back on and the rubble remains there to this day.
Well, that’s the cover story.
Heavily redacted top secret files, which were recently made public through the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that during the time the falls were diverted, a secret underground lair was built.
It’s difficult to ascertain details of the underground lair due to the extensive redactions, but it seems to use hydroelectric dynamos to draw virtually unlimited power from the falls. This power runs a vast array of interconnected supercomputers which appear to have been built from designs that originated in Area 51, where scientists reverse-engineered the inner workings of crashed alien ships.
The propulsion systems are still being perfected (causing mysterious explosions near a secret Air Force base in Indiana), as are the warp-field inducers (which opened a wormhole in the sky over Norway in 2009), but the computer systems are fully operational, and light-years (if you’ll pardon the pun) ahead of anything humans have invented.
We don’t yet know what the computers are being used for, but a big chunk of the NSA’s budget has been revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks to be allocated to a project that is code-named “Slowly I Turned.”
So it’s safe to say that the NSA has the ability to crack any encryption deployed by any foreign agency, corporation, or private citizen in the world. It also explains why the NSA is collecting the electronic metadata of every person in the world.
When this metadata is pieced together by these alien-technology supercomputers, the NSA has virtually complete knowledge of everyone’s lives, and quite possibly the ability to predict future events long before they happen, or are even conceived.
Or, you know, they could have just been looking at some rubble.
My dumb cat licking up shower water.
I used to have a cat who enjoyed sitting in the post-shower puddles and watching the water droplets run down the shower wall.
She also loved watching the spring water stream out of the dispenser until a bubble rose in the jug, which she would then watch until it got to the top. Then she’d switch focus back to the glass. Repeat until the glass was full.
She was so smart I wouldn’t have been surprised if she was an alien in cat form sent to observe humans in their natural habitat.
I worried that she would escape the house someday and get lost or run over or rejoin the mothership, so I brought her outside whenever it rained so she’d think water fell from the sky outside all the time.
I named her Lucy because she always had some ‘splainin to do.
This here is a jaw-dropping sculpture of Ellen Ripley from the original Alien movie, and it’s the best sculpt I’ve seen in my entire life. The silicone sculpture was created by Steve Scotts and shows very distinct features of Sigourney Weaver. Check Steve Scotts’ Facebook for more info and pics.
I would have made the part with the underpants.
I like to think of my cat as an alien robot.
It isn’t that her favorite hobby is wandering around sniffing stuff and meowing for no reason. It’s that she is collecting information about this planet through smells and echolocation. When she sits completely still in the middle of the floor doing nothing but swishing her tail, she’s wirelessly syncing that information with the mothership up in orbit, through her antenna tail. When she lounges in sunny spots, it’s because she’s solar powered.
She spends most of her time in sleep mode.
I like to help her in her little cat mission, though. So when she’s in standby next to me on the bed, and I am working with objects or food items, now and then I like to hold them out to her to sniff. That way she can collect and sync the information without even having to get up.
I bet she doesn’t like to sync information about oranges.
Mommm!!! He’s at it again!!!