Friday, June 8, 2012

2 Ladies, Zero Aliens, and Lots of Vulcan Humps

Mt. Shasta as seen
from Weed, CA
rest area.


Hey guess what?

Because I have such awesome readers (who may or may not be psychic) I now know the mystery to the alien crop circle conspiracy AND have some insight to what it's like to live in India.

Second things first.

Did you know that it is considered rude to say thank you in some parts of India?

I learned this from Lady in Red's interesting blog post about life in India and I am invoking the right to use the phrase which is more acceptable, that made me happy, instead a proper American thank you because I am tetchy about awards.

So, dear Lady in Red, your kind words and award made me happy. Santhosham! Santhosham!


Now, first things second.

Do you remember how, a while back, when I saw some crazy alien crop circles and tried to find some information on them but came up with bupkis because there was a conspiracy on the Google preventing me from uncovering the dark secrets of the Universe?

No?

Well it happened.

So anyway, we got a load up through northern California again, and this time I wasn't going to take Himself's word for the rest area plaques, I would look at them with my own eyeballs.

About an hour before we got to the Weed rest area on I-5 (scene of the mysterious plaques) I get a comment from Ladybug alerting me to this article all about the elusive aliens.

How great is that? It's like she had ESPN or something.

Only it's not about aliens at all. There are a lot of big words in the article, like catastrophic, geologic, and volcaniclastic so I know it's true and I will break it down for you here in case you're feeling lazy:

Ha ha. Just kidding! There are a LOT of words to read there.

Let's go with the rest area plaque, it's much simpler:





It basically says--"hey, we don't really know, man. It could be this or that. Wow man, look at my feet, do they seem weird? *It's me, Dave, open the door. Dave? He's not here."

What do you expect from the town of Weed.

Ok, I went back to the smarty links and here's what I get out of it: The circles of stone surrounding humps of grass were formed by a debris avalanche 300,000 years ago by an ancestor of Mt. Shasta. There was a catastrophic failure, cats were sleeping with dogs**, and eruptions broke through the earth creating piles everywhere, and now you know the rest of the story.

Source



Actually, you may be scratching your head right now, more confused than ever, (or possibly you have lice) because I didn't really explain it right but my internet connection is spotty and frankly I'm done with all this Vulcan hump talk.



*Cheech and Chong reference, because my pop culture knowledge ended in the '80s.

**Ghost Busters; ditto.



















23 comments:

  1. Or maybe "they" already know we trust really big words, so that's what "they" want us to think happened.

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    1. The truth is out there. Or. What if we are the they?

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  2. Lol, I started to thank you for the mention, but I guess it would be more appropriate to say "Santhosham"! When I saw this Malayalam word on your blog it made me sooooooooooooooooooooo happy!

    As far as the circles go - as long as you know what it all means then I'm good ;-)

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    1. I hope you're still good if I *don't* know what it all means, because I'm more confused than ever now. But I did learn a new word thanks to you!

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  3. I don't know, aliens being the ones that made them seems more plausible.

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    1. Made the signs or the humps? Probably both. Can aliens even get high?

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  4. But maybe the aliens caused the avalanche of debris?

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    1. I'm not ruling anything out. Maybe they used the humps to cover up their space crafts to hide them until they decide to take over. Someone should go over there and dig around.

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  5. chalk it up to the aliens.
    yeah, anything that can't be explained...is due to the aliens. after all, they were here first.

    hmmmmm...how DID man move those humongous perfectly squared thousands of pounds of carved stones, scattered around the earth??? uh, levitated them? aliens.

    those humps look like they were left by the aliens pets...or pests...the vulcan gophers.

    hey! have a great weekend!

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    1. That's something I never thought about and would expain a lot. Why wouldn't aliens have pets or pests or like us with Jas, have a pet is who also a pest?? Alien gophers are the most likely cause. The Science People will be calling you soon, I'm sure.

      Hey thanks and you too!

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  6. LMAO!!! This post made me laugh a lot. Is there really a town of Weed, CA? Then I must there.

    I think your description of the plaque is probably far more interesting than the actual plaque itself. And I say probably because the type is too small and I'm blind as a bat so couldn't actually read it.

    Stopping by from the Weekend Spotlight over at Studio30Plus. So very happy to have discovered you!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you stopped by and yes there is really a Weed. They're motto is "Weed love you to visit" :)

      I knew that wasn't the best picture of the plaque, but in case it "disppeared" after our vist, I wanted there to be documentation of it.

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  7. I have some great memories of driving through Weed (at least I think I do). I even have one of those I <3 Weed stickers still (dates back to late 80's).

    And, I still have my tin foil cowboy hat shaped hat to protect my brain. Probably should have my fillings removed just in case...

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    1. You can never be *too* careful. I love that you have a cowboy tinffoil hat, instead of just a plain beanie style. You don't want to look silly. ;)

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  8. I almost know a lot more now than I used to about some things. So this post made me happy. Almost as happy as Weed (CA).

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    1. It's hard to compete with the happiness that comes from Weed (CA).

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  9. Aliens are not real but the are cool none the less if that makes any sense!

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    1. Oh, they're real alright. How else do you explain the Kardashians?

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  10. I like your pop culture references. They are comforting to me. :)

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    1. Thank you! If I remembered math and science stuff the way I remember useless 80's stuff, I'd probably be a genius. Or at least have a job.

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  11. LOL - LOVED this post and all the comments! Thanks for the mention; didn't know that "scientific" article would create such a stir, but I am a curious being, so what can I say?

    The Alien theory makes as much sense as any of it, especially re: the Kardashians. I also like Laura's vulcan gophers. Best of all, tho, are the Alien Humps - guess that explains why there's so many of them around (Aliens, not humps).

    Have a great week!

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    1. I'm so glad you have that curious mind! I like the vulcan gohphers too, aliens surely have their own pests to deal with too. Hopefully it's not humans!

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