Octopus Aliens

They Waited On The Line

Outside tavernas here on Paros, it’s not difficult to see octopuses hanging out to dry so they’ll be tastier when cooked. I normally don’t give them much thought but today while walking by, I got the feeling that they were looking at me.

Octopus Alien

Maybe I took notice of them because of all the recent internet articles referring to them as aliens.

Because of their “out of this world” genetic make-up, the late zoologist, Martin Wells, said that octopuses were aliens because their DNA is so complicated it couldn’t have originated on earth.

Apparently octopuses are smarter  than one would think as they are able to opens jars, solve puzzles and hold a grudge. Octopus suckers have chemo-receptors  that allow the octopus to taste what it’s touching. They automatically reject touching themselves to avoid becoming a tangled mess.

The ability of Paul the Octopus to predict the 2010 World Cup only adds to the alien theory.

The octopus was a favorite motif for Minoans, an ancient civilization that mysteriously disappeared.  Some scholars speculate that their disappearance was caused by the Santorini volcano whereas others say they were invaded by barbaric ”sea people”.

And, of course, there are those who believe that their disappearance was caused by aliens.  After having helped the Minoans to evolve, the aliens simply dismantled their  civilization when it no longer served them.

So,  should octopuses be in outer space or on the grill?

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Martian missionaries

Martian Missionaries

I was busy in the kitchen when the doorbell rang.  Two door-to-door Martian proselytizers were there waiting to convert me.  Easily amused by those who think they can change my mind, I decided to hear them  out.

Mars use to be a great place to live until it was destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Fortunately, a number of Martians  were able to avoid the disaster as they were out in spaceships patrolling the galaxy. However, no longer having a home to return to, these survivors were forced to create secret colonies on other planets (mainly Earth).  And because of so much hatred and racism, they were forced to live in disguise.  The Pope’s speech last year manifesting his willingness to baptize Martians gave them the courage to come out of the closet.

Knowing that on Earth there are those who have a reckless attitude in terms of nuclear energy, the Martians hope to encourage mankind to seek atonement and repentance for the damage he’s done to the universe and, obviously, to refrain from doing more.

Well, there was no need of trying to convince me of anything as I was already in total agreement.  But just to make them feel good and motivate them to continue their mission, I told them that as a result of their excellent argumentation, they’d persuaded me to be anti-nuke. Happy, they left and I then went back into the kitchen in hopes of resuscitating my fallen soufflé.

Related:  Life On Mars Was Eradicated By Nuclear War Says Expert

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Men in Black

Some time back  I wrote about my abduction.  Well, it’s one thing to be abducted but it’s something else to blog about it.  That’s where I made my mistake. Not every personal experience should be made public unless you are willing to accept the consequences.

Yesterday I was leaving the house to go buy groceries when they arrived—the Men in Black. Because if you make contact with an extraterrestrial or see an UFO, Men in Black show up to scare you into silence.

Men in Black

Dressed in black, they have swarthy complexions, wear sunglasses and arrive in vintage black cars. Men in Black are naturally bald and their mouths are painted on with lipstick.

Even though they have a tendency to giggle awkwardly, their voice is very robotic. They speak in dense and demanding sentences because they want to intimidate you. In other words, the Men in Black are bullies.

To minimize their power of intimidation, I followed these suggestions found in an ancient book of knowledge:  Don’t let them establish a  rhythm–interrupt them frequently so they will lose their train of thought. Then pause and say nothing.  Mimic their gestures but, to avoid mind invasion, never look Men in Black in the eye. And, if all else fails, turn on the music and dance!

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The Pope and the Martians

Just up until recently, people who talked about the presence of aliens were considered a bit wacko. But, for some unknown reason, now it’s quite trendy to say “Well maybe life on other planets does exist” and that we should prepare for an alien contact.

The Pope Baptizing Martians

Pope Francis, who continues to surprise us all, said that he would be willing to baptize even Martians if they were to arrive at the Vatican.

The Vatican has not always been open to new ideas. Take, for example, Galileo, when he revealed that the planet Earth was not the center of the universe.

Galileo and the Stars

Thanks to a telescope and constant observation, Galileo discovered that the Earth did not stand still but, instead, evolved around the sun. The Catholic Church could not tolerate a theory  where man and the Earth were not the center of everything.  So Galileo was denounced as dangerous to the faith and the Inquisition sentenced him to permanent house arrest.

In 1979, Pope John Paul II had to admit that Galileo had been right. Maybe that’s why Pope Francis, to avoid another “brutta figura”, has expressed his willingness to baptize Martians.  But will they want to be baptized?

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the power of color

La Sussurrata, Paros

Before and After fotos of La Sussurrata, our Parian home, recently rediscovered HERE.

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Hide’n Seek

On - Under

If my cat can’t see me, then he thinks I can’t see him.

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Body language

Open - Closed  Communication isn’t just verbal.  The body talks, too. And often says more than words do.

A person who uses expansive body language is generally communicative, outgoing and open.  Whereas a self-contained body suggests someone who is defensive, insecure, unavailable and maybe even somewhat hostile.

But, because of our mirror neurons, we tend to imitate who we’re speaking to. So is my body talking like me or just reflecting you?

Interrelating is not always easy!

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