Untitled-29“Dude… this is your captain speaking. Apparently one of you jokers has slipped something into my coffee and we won’t be landing today at all.”

I’m not saying there’s a news blackout or anything, but why are these two insane, recent articles relegated to “Wired Magazine”? How are these camera friendly phenomenon neglected for the dailiances of an ugly mother of octupletes?

Um, please tell me the punch was spiked.

According to both articles neither the “opalescent horror movie sky” or the “big rolls of big smoking clouds” has ever been described in the entire course of whichever history you accept as definitive.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.


  1. I guess you can only talk about chemtrails in government white papers. Otherwise it’s either a “conspiracy theory” or “an interesting new type of cloud.”

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