Posted tagged ‘UFO’

Outer space ain’t all its cracked up to be

April 18, 2015

“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
Winston Churchill.

Thus Gary Sprake the great man. WC is often thought of in interstellar terms. As names go I have no problem with the Churchill surname. It sounds grandiose and full of insurance, it’s the Winston I’m not convinced of. Winnie the Pooh comes to mind. Anyway, let’s leave old water closet behind and come to the point.

An acquaintance of sorts claims to have been abducted by aliens. An old trilby, that one. This is quite an everyday occurrence that many hostages and subsequently (or they couldn’t retell the tale) releasees of ETs have said happened. Pooh Poohing these types of story are easy yet the acquaintance is Adam Ant, charmer that he is, that he was whisked through the galaxy and then returned to Earth. His story never changes, word for word, and is so convincing in its conviction that believers have taken his words as gospel. A religion has spouted up about him.

Where’s the great debunker, Houdini, when you need him? My flabber was ghasted like a punch in the stomach. As the mightiest whopper teller of them all I was deflated to have been overshadowed by this scam that soared the heavens and hell and even farther. I wish I had thought of it. I can do aliens and abductions like the next man. Leaving aside the non-politically correct Dan Dare joke I am the man on the planet that most deserves to be taken captive by outer spacers. Of that, there is no question. But I didn’t get in there first. This joker had stolen my thunder.

So I had to improvise. When the subject sprang up again I said aliens have also been in my presence before but the great ordeal when meeting me was too much for the extraterrestrials that they skedaddled abductionless. Everybody bought it. One-nil to the humans and stuff that in your pipe, you, the weak that were taken.

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UFO have their diehards just like any other rock group yet they have never had the lasting appeal or kudos (I like that word) of the likes of AC/DC, for instance. Beginning as a space rock outfit the band slowly became more mainstream. Love the electricity  bolts in their logo. Still treading the boards with new material this track is from the glorious days of the NWOBHM. Play it Loud.