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To locals the catfish became known as ‘Darren’
In the 1920s, Thomas Edison speculated that a device would be created which would allow humans to conduct conversations with the dead. In the 1970s, Sarah Estep picked up some mysterious voices on her husband’s reel-to-reel tape recorder, and set up the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) to help track the phenomenon. In 2005, following a welter of evidence gathered by Estep and others, EVP forms the backbone for director Geoffrey Sax’s shocking feature film WHITE NOISE.Architect Jonathan Rivers (Michael Keaton) has little time to mourn the passing of his wife Anna (Chandra West) when he starts receiving signals from her. A faint sound of her voice is caught by Rivers in radio static on the night of her death, followed by incessant cell phone calls coming from Anna’s old number. Rivers is convinced he can hear Anna’s voice saying “go, Jon” to him in the resulting calls. With a little help from expert EVP practitioner Raymond Price (Ian McNeice), Rivers contacts Anna and begins a hazy dialect with her. From the garbled dialogue Rivers receives, he deduces that Anna is sending him to save the lives of people who are about to die. This joins Rivers, in his plight, with a former client of Price’s, Sarah Tate (Deborah Kara Unger). However, meddling with messages from the dead leads the pair into a world of trouble, producing some startlingly anxious moments, and a spine-chilling forewarning of the possible consequences facing real-life users of EVP.
In 1874, people in New York, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere in the United States would start a conversation with “Have you seen Tom Collins?” After the listener predictably reacts by explaining that they did not know a Tom Collins, the speaker would assert that Tom Collins was talking about the listener to others and that Tom Collins was “just around the corner”, “in a [local] bar,” or somewhere else near. The conversation about the nonexistent Tom Collins was a proven hoax of exposure. In The Great Tom Collins hoax of 1874, as it became known, the speaker would encourage the listener to act foolishly by reacting to patent nonsense that the hoaxer deliberately presents as reality. In particular, the speaker desired the listener to become agitated at the idea of someone talking about them to others such that the listener would rush off to find the purportedly nearby Tom Collins.
We kept having these metal bands up there with these baroquely oversized drum kits. Now, on a stage like that, in a room like that, the right thing to do is to put the drum kit off to one side of the stage, instead of putting it in the center and trying to have your guitarist fit in front of the bass drum. (This also has the side effect that maybe the audience will be able to actually see the drummer, what a concept.) But no, apparently these metal dudes are just completely temperamentally unsuited to that, so instead they’d try to set up the drums in the center and stand in front, and then would realize that there wasn’t room for the drums, their beard, their beer belly, their guitar, and their pedals, so then they’d have the brilliant idea of, I know! I’ll just set up on the floor in front of the stage instead!” Which is nice for the fifteen people right up front, but it means that absolutely nobody else in the room gets to see the show. Oh, except they can see the drummer really well because now our stage has been demoted to the world’s largest drum riser.
with a sign reading “МАКЕТ” (Russian for “dummy”) placed under his visor, so that anyone who found him after his missions would not think he was a dead cosmonaut or an alien. He first flew into space on Korabl-Sputnik 4 on March 9, 1961, accompanied by a dog named Chernushka, various reptiles, and eighty mice and guinea pigs, some of which were placed inside his body. To test the spacecraft’s communication systems, an automatic recording of a choir was placed in Ivanovich’s body - this way, any radio stations who heard the recording would understand it was not a real person. Ivan was also used to test the landing system upon return to Earth, when he was successfully ejected from the capsule and parachuted to the ground.
Tyromancy: Divining by the coagulation of cheese