aliensCategory Archives

Aliens Are Watching and They Love Round Stickers

Aliens Are Watching Stickers

Mysterious things are happening. It's not what or who you think it is. Never mind the wiretaps and Internet interceptions you read about in the news. It's the little green men that are the real hep cats. They're watching. And they love round stickers. Slap one of these magnificent #aliensarewatching stickers on your land chariot and they'll be sure to spot you from 50,000 feet. With lasers.

Flying Saucer Rock and Roll is one of the greatest songs to celebrate our alien friends. It's been performed by a number of fine musicians over the years. Robert Gordon's performance with Link Wray is one of the best, but I'll be hog-tied, abducted, and riddled with alien probes if I couldn't find a clip on YouTube. Brian Setzer does a mighty fine job of it in this piece and hey, if his pompadour isn't suspended by an otherworldly substance, I don't know what is ...



Which brings us to today's out-of-this-world question. That's right, kids ... aliensarewatching and it's Alien Trivia Tuesday!

Q: Who wrote Flyin' Saucer Rock and Roll?

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

A: Flyin' Saucer Rock and Roll was written and first performed by Billy Lee Riley and His Little Green Men in 1957.


Here's a fantastic rendition by Billy, backed by Roland Janes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marvin Peppers, and Jimmy Van Eaton ...


Yuri's Night



Tonight's the night, Yuri. It's going to be alright. Of course we're talking about Yuri Gagarin, the telegenic, barrier-busting cosmonaut who launched a cultural fascination with space. What better way to honor his legacy that to throw a world-wide party?

Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of April 12, 1961, the day of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight, and April 12, 1981, the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle. Yuri’s Night events combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. These  events can range from an all-night mix of techno and technology at a NASA Center, to a movie showing and stargazing at your local college, to a gathering of friends at a bar or barbecue. In 2011, the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, over 100,000 people attended 567 officially-recognized events in 75 countries on all 7 continents, while thousands more watched the 12-hour live Yuri’s Night Global Webcast and participated online in the virtual world of Second Life.



Sounds like a good time! No word how many extraterrestrial revelers were in attendance, but there was that unexplained group mind probe late in the night. Perhaps someone spiked the punchbowl.

What? You don't believe? Well, lots of people do. And they're organized. Hard to dismiss so many people who claim to have seen that which cannot be defined. Still a doubter? Clearly someone hasn't been watching enough reruns of The X-Files. Come for the aliens, stay for Fox Mulder.