Among Us?

Fun news this week. Astronaut Helen Sharman, one of the first seven Britons to travel to space, has come out as pro-alien lifeform.

“There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life.  Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not.”

Shades of Carl Sagan’s Contact.  And as if that isn’t spectacular enough, she went on to say”

“It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”

This of course brings to mind the scene from Men in Black in which Will Smith says he was sure his third grade teacher was an alien:

Anybody you are sure is an alien?

40 thoughts on “Among Us?”

  1. I had a Grade 4 teacher who could have been one. Mrs. Peterson was kind of difficult and emotional.

    I can lay claim to being an alien when I was a foreign student in Canada, but I don’t think that is the kind of alien meant here.

    I think Boris Johnson and 45 are aliens from the planet Gasx in the Bilious nebula.

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      1. It does seem to be the word of the week! From Merriam-Webster:

        – 1. appearing as if affected by a bilious disorder a sickly bilious face
        – 2. of or indicative of a peevish ill-natured disposition bilious commentary her bilious humor
        – 3. sickeningly unpleasant
        – biology : of or relating to a yellow or greenish fluid that is secreted by the liver and that aids especially in the emulsification and absorption of fats : of or relating to bile
        – biology : marked by or suffering from liver dysfunction and especially excessive secretion of bile a bilious attack a bilious patient

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  2. I also had a teacher that I’m sure it was from elsewhere. In the fifth and sixth grade I had Mrs. McCracken. She was medium height skinny but muscular. She had very bright red hair and eyebrows and Not the prettiest teeth. But she was a crack the whip kind of teacher but not always consistently. In this particular elementary school the grading levels were either excellent and excellent but the teacher knows you could do better. She earned my enmity by telling my parents that I was doing great work but she knew I could do better. I’ve always disliked her for that.

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    1. Those were the “old style” teachers who just loved control. My sister, now a retired teacher, used to say, “If you make them love you, they will do anything for you.” That was her way out of the control dilemma. I agree with her.

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      1. Mrs. Peterson became tearful when talking about her deceased husband and the nerve of someone coming to her house on the day of the funeral to sell her a bible that he had supposedly ordered before his death. I bet she told us that story once a week.


  3. Rise and Shine Baboons,

    I had a massage therapist who truly believed that she was abducted, then returned, by aliens during a dental procedure. Nitrous Oxide was involved in the incident. I never knew how to respond. Who am I to say it did not happen?

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      1. I always wondered if aliens were here and we didn’t detect their spaceships and they had the technology to abduct people, do all kinds of things that don’t leave any marks on their bodies, couldn’t they do a better job of erasing memories?

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  4. This will give me lots to think about today. I have an event in the theater and will be able to do a lot of ‘people watching’.
    And the entertainer is a hypnotist that’s been here a few times. Maybe he can bring out the aliens among us!

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  5. I suspect Melania. For one thing, she has the appearance of some sort of generic ideal that might be manufactured by an entity viewing human society from the outside. And think about all the mayhem she can quietly influence.

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  6. “On the MIB monitoring screens, the “known aliens” included Al Roker, designer Isaac Mizrahi, Danny DeVito, Barry Sonnenfeld (the film’s director), Sylvester Stallone, Dionne Warwick, politician Newt Gingrich, author Tony Robbins and “Star Wars” creator George Lucas. No hard feelings: The franchise’s executive producer Steven Spielberg is also shown to be an alien.

    Sonnenfeld sought permission from each luminary to be featured as an alien, except for Gingrich because there was public domain footage available of him. The director lamented the biggest star who said no to the request: Michael Jackson.

    Dennis Rodman. Yup, he’s an alien.
    “Of course, the real aliens say no,” Sonnenfeld told Entertainment Weekly at the time.

    2002’s “Men in Black II” featured Michael Jackson as an undercover MIB agent (not necessarily an alien), and flashed a shot of Martha Stewart on the surveillance screen.

    By 2012, “Men in Black 3″ went a step further, showing a shot of Microsoft creator Bill Gates as a “Brainoid” alien on the surveillance screen. Lady Gaga, Richard Branson, Justin Bieber, David Beckham and 7-foot-6 basketball star Yao Ming also make alien screen cameos. “

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  7. A friend, J, was once told by a psychic that her son was from a non-earth place. J’s response was “This explains a lot.”

    Our friend W isn’t an alien, but has had contact from multiple entities that are other-earthly. Boy does he have some fascinating stories, and as Jacque mentioned above – who am I to say they didn’t happen?

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  8. We actually have aliens living among us, people who are sociopaths or who have one of several other personality disorders. This is disconcerting. Before I understood this phenomenon, I was confused by some odd people (always male, in my experience) who just seemed damned odd. Then I read up on personality disorders and was startled to realize that a certain fraction of the population is made up of people who are wired strangely and consequently cannot function entirely normally. As I understand this, this tendency exists on a scale, and some folks who have these disorders do a good job of faking normality.

    I’ll offer one example. My erstwife worked for a fairly famous fellow who founded his own publishing company. He had serious problems with his employees because he utterly lacked empathy. He was forever shocking and offending employees, causing them to burst into tears and flee his office. A smart man, he never figured out how to talk to employees without saying horrible things. He learned, though, that he had to keep a box of tissues on his desk at all times because he so frequently said boorish things that set people off. Such people live among us and try to pass for normal.

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    1. I got a BIL like that. Well, except he wouldn’t even both with the tissues. He’d just tell you to get out if you’re going to act like that.


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