Monday, July 12, 2010



rich sent this over to me friday afternoon and we haven't stopped talking about it--
here's the article and the link to the story if you'd care to read the comments that follow (that's what has fueled rich's and my conversation most of the time--we KNOW that the UFO is real...we just can't believe all these people are fighting about it...)

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A Chinese airport was closed after this mysterious object was spotted in the sky.
Arcing over Zhejiang's provincial capital Hangzhou, the UFO appeared to glow with an eerie white light and left a bright trail in its wake.
Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 pm and dozens of flights had to be diverted.

The strange light appeared to glow as it swept through the night sky, to the alarm of local residents

Another photo from a different angle which shows a wide trail behind the object as it zips through the sky
Stunned witnesses reported seeing a comet-like fireball in the sky and a number of local residents took photos of the strange ball of light.
A local bus driver, giving his name only as Yu, said he had seen a strange glowing object in the sky late on Wednesday afternoon.
'The thing suddenly ran westwards fast, like it was escaping from something,' he said.
Inbound flights were diverted to nearby airports while outbound flights were delayed for three to four hours.
Some Chinese experts claimed that the strange sight was actually debris from a US intercontinental ballistic missile.
Chinese officials later said that they knew what the object had been but were unable to make it public because there was a 'military connection.'
An official statement is expected later today.

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and here are the
answers to your
five for friday!
+ 1
the other day i was watching a movie from the 80s that was supposed to be taking place in 60s that was directed by a guy who created a tv show in the 70s about growing up in the 50s...which has absolutely nothing to do with the following questions about the 50s.
not the decade--just the numbers.

1. number of varieties that heinz boasts.


2. top secret air base in nevada (where they allegedly keep the aliens).

area 51

3. new york's most famous--and infamous--disco club in the 70s.

studio 54

4. five-oh! where did this slang term come from and why?

the television series hawaii five-oh named thusly because hawaii was our 50th state

5. cop comedy from the early 60s. "car __, where are you?"


6. card game that involves the dealer firing the cards all over the room.

52 pick-up

bonus: can you name the movie from the 80s about the kid in the 60s?
and the creator of the show from the 70s about life in the 50s?

the movie from the 80s about the kid in the 60s was the flamingo kid (1984).
the director was the creator of happy days (and laverne and shirley and mork and mindy, etc.) was garry marshall, one of my heroes.
side note: incidentally, when the flamingo kid came out back in 84, someone slid the "o" to the far side of the lobby sign, making me think--and dream--for just a second that they had made a movie about the human torch...

happy monday!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

Completely misunderstood the movie question. Thought it was two separate questions.

As for that UFO, very interesting, but trying to get good intel out of China is like trying to get a donation to B'nai B'rith out of Mel Gibson.

Terry the Censor said...

The pictures are from two different sightings. The People's Daily ran a story and the second pic July 6, the day before the airport sighting. Lots of English sites have messed this up, though you won't find the China papers doing so.

Heywood Jablomie said...

@brian. hah! that was good!!

didn't get to read the rest of the article, but looks pretty legit to me. i want to take some time to read those comments you mention, maybe tomorrow.