Toonocalypse by Sci-Fi Short Filmmakers Dust Is a Glorious Foray Into New Weird

I’ve been parsing through definitions of the various sub-genres of weird and horror and fantasy fiction lately.

While I don’t think it necessarily matters what labels we put on creative work, I find that most definitions of Weird include supernatural, mythological, and scientific tropes. From personal taste and opinion, I’d also add that Weird involves surreal elements, as well as fear and humor that results from uncanniness–e.g., cute cartoon aliens instead of Alien aliens…

Toonocalypse captures Weird perfectly then.

We get cartoons, alien science fiction, the apocalypse, a creation story.

I would be interested to see what you think of this. Feel free to comment below. Enjoy this seventeen-minute film!

Summary:

Two students document the arrival of cute, cartoon aliens in Edinburgh, but after a year on Earth, the pair discover the true intention of the aliens visit. Watch “Toonocalypse” by Owen Rixon

Giorgio Tsoukalos Gets A Visit From The Gray’s Goon Squad

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This meme is pretty damn funny. But it’s also of epic (true meaning of the word) importance if, like me, you used to be an Ancient Aliens nerd. Or you’re at least open to the Ancient Astronaut Theory proposed by Zecharia Sitchin and Eric Von Doniken, and elaborated on in the show.

The first basic tenet of the Ancient Astronaut Theory is that in the past extra-terrestrials created alien-human hybrids and bestowed advanced knowledge upon them, hence the quantum leap between neanderthal man and the brilliance of Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayans, etc.

The second tenet is that ancient cultures misunderstood the extra-terrestrial’s advanced technology. That the created mythologies, renderings in holy books, and artwork, were literal representations of what they saw and experienced, filtered through the frail lens of their limited capacities.

E.g., the Hopi Native Americans called airplanes/spaceships thunderbirds; the Chinese called rocket-powered spaceships fire-breathing dragons; Noah’s Ark was really a warehouse with DNA samples used to re-populate the post-Great Flood world. Watch the show for a hundred hours of different evidence.

It’s 2018. So it feels like anything be true in the Post-Truth world, doesn’t it?

The veil between reality and imagination is thin right now.

That’s why I find it hilarious to picture mafioso alien thugs busting Giorgio Tsoukalos’s kneecaps. Telling him to quit flapping his trap. He’s the face of Ancient Aliens, known for his enormous hair, weird accent, and OG meme status.

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“Shut up, ya pomaded freak. We worked hard to keep these simians in the dark!”

There’s more to human history than we know. I’m a believer in mainstream science to a certain extent, but I’ve always been naturally skeptical of people who are science hardos based solely on faith. What they’re told are facts. For instance, less than one percent of humankind has ever seen space–yet one-hundred percent believe it exists.

I’m not saying space is an illusion! But I believe in this principle: ninety-nine percent of the people who say “I’ll believe it when I see it” in response to the unknown (or knowable), only believe they know most of what they know based on a child-like faith.

I’d untie him. At least guys like Giorgio look at things from a different angle. In the pursuit of Truth.

Remember the quaint days when people sought Truth?

Recommendation: Unacknowledged, a documentary on Netflix

Unacknowledged is a documentary film centered on Project Disclosure and its founder Dr. Steven M. Greer. Ostensibly, this film is about the UFO, or UAP (unidentified aerial phenomenon) as John Podesta and other Washington insiders now refer to it and extraterrestrial visitations. The claims are backed by witness testimony and interviews from former officials and experts, as well as overwhelming amounts of declassified documentation from within the military industrial complex (MIC).

The film provides perspective on power in Washington

The film is more important as an expose on the power of the MIC. For instance, a motif in the film is that the most powerful people, from presidents to four-star generals are denied access to this information because they are not deemed “need-to-know.” The MIC running Black Budget operations with the corporations that manufacture the technologies of war and aviation are the ones truly seated in power. A few powerful names on the list of people denied entry into the exclusive “Know” include the following presidents:

  • JFK
  • Reagan
  • Carter
  • Clinton
  • Obama

Unacknowledged makes conspiracy theorists look good

I appreciated what this film did for the poor public image that a lot of conspiracy theorists suffer from. That is, we are dismissed as kooks who label the Government, in its entirety, as the perpetrators of certain conspiracies. As if it were possible or fair to lump the millions of federal employees or corporate employees as one boogeyman. An equivalent would be people who rage against the “1%” as if it were a secret society. A unique quality of this film is that it addresses specific though technically anonymous players in the conspiracy, and in fact tells its audience that presidents, senators, and members of congress, aren’t out to get you… at least not in this situation, anyway.

Some of the most thought-provoking evidence that Dr. Steven Greer presents documents CIA psychological warfare operations (Psy-Ops) on the American public.  Two topics alluded to in the film that I use in my own fiction are predictive programming and false flag operations. Here’s a brief explanation of the two concepts:

  • Predictive programming is when the media, like news, Hollywood, literature, are all used to desensitize the mass public to an idea. The point being that when the idea comes true it’s almost expected.
  • False flag operations are when governments attack themselves in order to then garner support from the masses of their country in rage against a common enemy.

The big(gest) question

The film poses the question of whether or not the Deep State and MIC is holding extraterrestrial disclosure close to the vest because it’s their ultimate false flag event. After all, sources in the film state that Black Budget military operations involving the advancement of aviation technologies have progressed at least fifty years beyond what the public is told. They fake an alien invasion either to cripple America and the world. Or in the aftermath of say, using politics to completely destabilize us and then faced with the threat of a chaotic World War Three, try to unite all of us around a common enemy: aliens!

For true believers in ET, hopeful that they’ll “come in peace,” the film makes the next point abundantly clear: the anti-gravity technology needed for interplanetary travel would be 40,000 times more advanced than the technology that gave us the atom bomb. Therefore if ET was hostile, we would’ve been blown to smithereens already, because destroying Earth would be equivalent to the difficulty a baby has stuffing a chubby little foot in its mouth for them.

Where you can watch Unacknowledged

Check out the trailer below. It’s available through this link for $4.00, but it is free on Netflix.