Thursday, September 14, 2006

I Believe In UFOs.

I see Glenn Franco- Simmons, over at the Eureka Reporter, is following the masses in that word- use snafu that always irks me. He writes:

"I guess I should also believe in black helicopters, UFOs and aliens.".

Of course you should believe in UFOs, Glenn. UFOs are Unidentified Flying Objects. Unidentified flying objects certainly do exist. Just because they're unidentified, doesn't mean they're alien spacecraft.

Let's stop using the acronymn, UFO, to replace flying saucers, or alien spacecraft. That bugs me about as much as using track when it's supposed to be tract. Then again, I think I got over being bothered by that last one.


23 Comments:

At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog has jumped the Shark Fred...

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Jumped the Shark?

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger Pogo said...

Fred, Check out the Fonz on Happy Days. He "jumped the shark" while water skiing.
The show went down hill from there.

 
At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jumping the shark is a metaphor that has been used by US TV critics and fans to denote the tipping point at which a TV series is deemed to have passed its peak. Once a show has "jumped the shark," fans sense a noticeable decline in quality or feel the show has undergone too many changes to retain its original charm.

The phrase specifically arises from a scene in the hit TV comedy series Happy Days in which one of the central characters, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli, on water skis, literally jumps over a shark. The scene was written into the show at a point when the viewing ratings were beginning to drop, and it is generally regarded as the creative low-point at which the show finally lost all credibility. A show may continue well after the point when fans feel it has "jumped the shark" but will likely decline in popularity.

 
At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick Bravo was an alien, I saw the U.F.O. drop him off at HSU in 2000. I did discover that he's a member of unarius.

 
At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, meant IS. If he discovers who I am i'm a dead woman.

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Nick Bravo said...

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At 10:33 AM, Anonymous David Icke said...

Nick Bravo's a Reptoid! I knew it!

just wait till I tell Alex Jones and Jeffersonzuma!

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true. He told me I was built for egg laying and then I saw his eyes change.

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true. He told me I was built for egg laying and then I saw his eyes change.

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could there be other reptoids in Arcata? How bout Dave Meserve? no, dave's more of an amphibian than a reptile.

 
At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, expecting proper grammar, spelling and common sense of newspaper editors is jumping the shark. Maybe you should close your web browser and get back to watching cartoons.

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record, anon 9:50 plagiarized. He (or she) lifted 2 full paragraphs from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark) without attribution.

Fred, what is your official policy on plagiarism?

...and before it starts up, folks that is just a JOKE, and is not meant to drag up the whole Gallegos/Stunich thing again.

 
At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the Cobb/Meserve/Reptoid connection?

Are Cobb and Meserve here to save us from reptoids like Bravo?

Who are other Reptoids that have tried to get into political power in Arcata? Are ther Reptoids already in political power in Arcata or humboldt county?

 
At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred: you must be amazed at the direction your posts sometimes take.

 
At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear 11:41,
Yes, I admit my sins. I stole it straight from Wikipedia with no attribution. I'm sorry. I have no thoughts of my own. The only thing I know is what I learn from the local blogs. And I just learned the Reptoids are in power. I will go back to work now.

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

I believe in Unidentified Flying Objects. What I don't believe in is Identified Flying Objects!

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Reptoid Rex said...

Both of you! BACK TO WORK!

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes duce.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Fred said...

1:15 wrote, "Fred: you must be amazed at the direction your posts sometimes take.".

Yep. But, at least all these weird commenters will keep this blog going, since I've "jumped the shark...".

 
At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Reptoid Rex said...

Fred, you're behind on your sacrifices. The kittens were a nice snack and those plump little puppy dogs were delicious. But you need to sacrifice that large pig like I've asked. Soon please.

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon.R.mous said...
I believe in Unidentified Flying Objects. What I don't believe in is Identified Flying Objects!

I believe you've got a few screws loose, Anon.R.mous!

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger mrsb814 said...

Track vs tract came about when all those perfect English speakers and writers pointed out that tract is a piece of land and the balloon track is certainly a pc of land. However it received its name Ballon Track like other parcels in the US-that have a track in the shape of a balloon which once aided in the turning steam locomotives.

All documents internally between Union Pacific (the present owners) and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (the regulatory agency responsible for the cleanup of contaminants) state the name is: Balloon Track.

 

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