January 3rd, 2012

Submissions Wanted: Robots Are People Too #9


Submissions (black & white, TIF or jpeg, 300dpi) are welcome for RAPT # 9. RAPT is an irregular published newsletter (last issue - RAPT # 8 - was 8 pages). The first 8 issues were on a monthly basis but from # 9 on it will be on an irregular basis which can or can not mean it will come out every 3 weeks or every 3 months. After a few months of silence RAPT # 9 is in preparation. Even though RAPT is "only" a zine with a low printrun doesn't mean I'll use everything I'll receive. Make it worthwhile! If I don't use your contribution it does not necessary mean I don't like what you sent: keep in mind RAPT has limited space. If you want your e-mail/contact address will be added in the zine. RAPT is a "limited unlimited" edition: people can reproduce RAPT on the same conditions as mine: no alteration of content & distributed for a trade or as a gift! I'm looking forward to hear from you.


Saucer Smear Vol 58 No 11

8 pages, magazine size, edited by James W. Moseley, PO Box 1709, Key West FL 33041, USA + saucer_smear [at] yahoo.com --- send at least $2.00 USD for a sample copy
Reading the latest issue of this fine and long-running zine, it struck me that asking somebody the question, "Do you believe in UFOs?" would be an excellent way to start a conversation at a dinner party, or a regular party, or even at a pub among friends. Everybody has a position on UFOs and the possibility of life existing in other parts of the universe. Saucer Smear delves into these questions issue after issue, turning up new stories and anecdotes, and even personal psychic experiences of the editor and his family. Not that he sets these up as absolute and irrefutable, rather describing these events and leaving it to the reader to form their own opinion.
I love Saucer Smear. If you have any degree of interest in UFOlogy and strange phenomena you couldn't go wrong ordering a sample issue.

Ray X X-Rayer #83 & #84

#83, 6 pages magazine size, $2.00/selected trades, Boxholder, PO Box 2, Plattsburgh NY 12901-0002, USA + raypalm [at] gmail.com + xrayer.blogspot.com 
Readers of Ray's blog will already be familiar with this material, but it's cool that he compiles the 'best' of it into a regular paper zine (although the continuation of that is uncertain).
In this issue, Ray notes (in a piece on the death of alien abduction expert Budd Hopkins) one problem with abduction stories and UFO sightings - that "...after a while they all blend together. .. Nothing new has happened." 
There's a book review of 2000AD - Are You Ready? by Peter and Paul Lalonde. These *prophets* claim that the Antichrist will rise quickly thanks to TV. There's also a connection between Satan and UFOs, Star Trek, The X-Files and E.T.
Ray posts reponses from his blog. One of them is hilarious:

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Ray X replied: ThanX for the compliment. Now take your phony anti-impotence pills and shove them up your ass, spammer.

Haw! I get a lot of those kind of 'comments' on my blog too but just delete 'em. Kudos to Ray for replying to this one with consummate style.

Ray reviews a self-help book for Christian wives with marital problems (he found the book in a box on the sidewalk). A fascinating insight since the former book owner marked the book with her handwritten notes and these too are examined.
Next up is some tech trauma Ray experienced with his laser printer. The solution (he found with a Google search) was bizarre.
Finally there's a review of Grunted Warning #11 (my cut'n'paste zine). Thanks!

#83, 12 pages digest size, $2.00/selected trades, Boxholder, PO Box 2, Plattsburgh NY 12901-0002, USA + raypalm [at] gmail.com + xrayer.blogspot.com 
Something else Ray reports on are the Superpatriot programs broadcast on short wave radio. The first piece in this issue is about Texe Marrs, host of Power of Prophecy. Texe sends out warnings about the Illuminati, baiting them. He's also a 9/11 conspiracy theorist and makes a connection between the twin towers collapsing and the biblical story of Samson pushing apart the two pillars. Texe also believes that super wealthy Jews are behind the Mega-Conspiracy, the Illuminati.
There's another report on Ray's Computer Printer from Hell. Printing addresses on envelopes this time.
Next up, a book review - Man-Made Monsters : A Field Guide To Golems, Patchwork Soldiers, Homunculi, and Other Created Creatures by Dr. Bob Curran [2011]. ... Doctor? Did he go to Hollywood Upstairs Medical School?
There's an obituary on Charles Hickson. He claimed to have been abducted by aliens back in October 1973.
Then more short wave conspiracies, this time courtesy of Tom Friess, host of Inquisition Update on domestic shortwave radio station WWCR, Tom reported that on 16 April 2008, Pope Benedict declared military victory over the United States of America.
The issue wraps up with Ray's comments on a documentary series that purported to show actual psychic kids dealing with their powers.
I (among others) hope Ray continues with his paper zine, but there's always his blog, which I urge you to bookmark.