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(Krypton Radio)   Recent school lockdowns and mass panic in Alabama caused by: (c) Radio station publicity stunt that convinces everyone that space aliens had taken over. This is a repeat from 1938   (kryptonradio.com) divider line 71
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2013-09-01 01:29:32 AM
Because Star Trek has taught us that aliens speak english.
 
2013-09-01 01:38:14 AM
You know, it would explain a lot about Alabama politics. Just sayin'.
 
2013-09-01 01:50:42 AM
www.davidcosgrove.com
 
2013-09-01 04:31:01 AM
It's pretty much just some radio station schtick, and yet, it demonstrates the true power of radio.  As radio station operators ourselves, this got our attention. People in Alabama to believe everything they hear and not question or apply logic to it.

FTF the article.
 
2013-09-01 08:22:29 AM
www.manoamano.us


What southern aliens may look like
 
2013-09-01 08:39:19 AM
Sweet Home Alabama
Derp
 
2013-09-01 08:51:03 AM
In the US they panic and lock down all schools in a hundred mile radius when a random guy on the sidewalk makes a furtive movement. This only stands out because it's unique.
 
2013-09-01 08:53:32 AM

J. Frank Parnell: This only stands out because it's unique.

because it's farking retarded.
 
2013-09-01 08:56:33 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: Because Star Trek has taught us that aliens speak english.


Universal translators are fairly common techmology for advanced alien creatures.
 
2013-09-01 09:13:43 AM

gfid: FlyingLizardOfDoom: Because Star Trek has taught us that aliens speak english.

Universal translators are fairly common techmology for advanced alien creatures.


The one stupid alien has theirs set on British accent instead of American.  They don't sound very smart either.
 
2013-09-01 09:17:02 AM
Wanted for questioning:

www.theepochtimes.com
 
2013-09-01 09:25:02 AM
RAB Diphone and another TTS voice (sorry, I didn't recognize hers) have a conversation.

Because obviously, the aliens know how to speak our language but don't have the ability to squirt air through their meat.
 
2013-09-01 09:45:02 AM
My Dad has a 1938 Chevy , he's been slowly restoring it for the past 50 years but in recent years has made good obvious progess.

/that's my 1938 story.
 
2013-09-01 09:45:17 AM
Meh. Alabame.
 
2013-09-01 09:56:39 AM
Last seen in the Principal's office

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-01 10:05:58 AM
Jesus some people are stupid.
 
2013-09-01 10:14:20 AM

mrlewish: Jesus some people are stupid.


www.dispatch.com
"Tell me something I don't know"
 
2013-09-01 10:14:47 AM
Stupid people in Alabama? Obviously fake.
 
2013-09-01 10:25:50 AM
Tarnation, Tammy Sue! ET the Extra Testicle is messin' with our radio station. We better call the army, Bubba Ray! I don't want no anal probes.
 
2013-09-01 10:33:25 AM
Same article posted twice - Repeat.
Same thing happens a second time, warranting a second article - Not a repeat.

It's not really that hard.
 
2013-09-01 10:35:42 AM
I love that one of the first reactions here was to beef up security at the school. Not, you know, "Holy Shiat alien intelligence exists and it may be hostile to us" or "This is going to fundamentally change nearly every aspect of the lives of every person across the globe" or even "Maybe I should look or listen to any other piece of media to confirm if this is real or not"....No it's "Call Sherriff Clark and get him to send Bubba and Chet up to the school with their pistols." You know, to shoot the aliens.
 
2013-09-01 10:38:33 AM
"5:00 Human Time"

Wow. Good Jorb, 'Bama.
 
2013-09-01 10:39:10 AM
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.
 
2013-09-01 10:44:24 AM
That's actually kinda lame if you listen to it. Buncha fundies blowing it outta proportion. I'm sure the production director could make that much more elaborate, and probably did initially. Management likely make him/her cut it back. As a former prod dir, I would have taken it much darker. If you are gonna scare 'em, scare 'em. Use a lot of found sound, cut into the middle of songs, some digital audio skipping, make it almost industrial. This is Space Ghost.
 
2013-09-01 10:45:46 AM
Obv.

a0.vsoh.com
 
2013-09-01 10:52:17 AM
I don't listen to my local radio stations anymore. They play old songs and don't report any news. The interstate was shut down on one side and one station's DJ said,"People going home on the freeway are in for a surprise." That was the only mention of it on any of the radio stations.
 
2013-09-01 11:23:58 AM

Tourney3p0: Same article posted twice - Repeat.
Same thing happens a second time, warranting a second article - Not a repeat.

It's not really that hard.


You'd think.
 
2013-09-01 11:28:42 AM
Mark and Brian on KLOS did a rebroadcast of War of The Worlds when I was about 13 or so? I had just walked into the room, had no clue, and they did the "breaking news out of chicago as a UFO has crashed in the intersection." I listened intensely, not totally believing it (since when does Mark and Brian do news?), but eventually I decided it was real and ran screaming into the next room. "Mom, mom! Holy crap, aliens have finally landed! So cool!"

My mom just waited a few minutes with a smile until "And now for the commercial break of Mark and Brian's anniversary broadcast of HG Wells. . . " Yeah, I felt a little stupid.

/that brief moment where I actually believed was kinda cool though. No fear, just sheer curiosity.
 
2013-09-01 11:41:14 AM
proof positive eugenics is the answer, the sooner the better.
 
2013-09-01 11:51:56 AM

Peki: Mark and Brian on KLOS did a rebroadcast of War of The Worlds when I was about 13 or so? I had just walked into the room, had no clue, and they did the "breaking news out of chicago as a UFO has crashed in the intersection." I listened intensely, not totally believing it (since when does Mark and Brian do news?), but eventually I decided it was real and ran screaming into the next room. "Mom, mom! Holy crap, aliens have finally landed! So cool!"

My mom just waited a few minutes with a smile until "And now for the commercial break of Mark and Brian's anniversary broadcast of HG Wells. . . " Yeah, I felt a little stupid.

/that brief moment where I actually believed was kinda cool though. No fear, just sheer curiosity.


Had a local station here that would do WOTW every Halloween, and the long version of Alice's Restaurant a couple of times on Thanksgiving. They also did requests. I miss 'em since they were bought out by a big corporation. They had Dr Demento on Sunday nights too.
 
2013-09-01 12:01:11 PM
Just imagine how freaked out these yokels would be if someone put some actual production values into such a broadcast. My goodness... I often wonder if it physically hurts to be that stupid.
 
2013-09-01 12:03:41 PM

I find this impossible to believe.


... Alabama has Schools???!?
 
2013-09-01 12:27:01 PM
Why not turn Alabama from a state into a remedial learning annex.
 
2013-09-01 12:30:43 PM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I find this impossible to believe.


... Alabama has Schools???!?


Someone has to supply players for Alabama and Auburn. College football is big business.
 
2013-09-01 12:33:56 PM
alabama....giving the world something to laugh at since 1817
 
2013-09-01 12:44:48 PM

Tobin_Lam: I don't listen to my local radio stations anymore. They play old songs and don't report any news. The interstate was shut down on one side and one station's DJ said,"People going home on the freeway are in for a surprise." That was the only mention of it on any of the radio stations.


I was on sat radio for about 4-5 years and eventually decided to cut it out/rely on iPod. Those times I forget my iPhone or just don't bother for a quick trip, and revert to local radio (which in Wichita is almost 100% ClearChannel), I really am shocked by the sheer sameness of it all. More than once I've scanned to one Classic Rock and heard Back in Black or whatever, scanned to one of the two other Classic Rock stations and heard it again. I heard "We Are The Champions" three times in two days running around. And yeah, as far as news, the only thing I learned is that the I Heart Radio festival is headed my way somehow.
 
2013-09-01 12:47:45 PM

Peki: Mark and Brian on KLOS did a rebroadcast of War of The Worlds when I was about 13 or so? I had just walked into the room, had no clue, and they did the "breaking news out of chicago as a UFO has crashed in the intersection." I listened intensely, not totally believing it (since when does Mark and Brian do news?), but eventually I decided it was real and ran screaming into the next room. "Mom, mom! Holy crap, aliens have finally landed! So cool!"

My mom just waited a few minutes with a smile until "And now for the commercial break of Mark and Brian's anniversary broadcast of HG Wells. . . " Yeah, I felt a little stupid.

/that brief moment where I actually believed was kinda cool though. No fear, just sheer curiosity.


If you listen to the whole, unabridged thing without commercial interruptions, it's a little easier to understand why people believed it.  This bit, for example, was always a little biatchilling.
 
2013-09-01 12:50:28 PM
Laugh while you can, monkey boy!
 
2013-09-01 12:51:38 PM
And I'll tell you something, too, that's starting to annoy me about UFOs: the fact that they cross galaxies or universes to visit us, and always end up in places like ... Fyffe farking Alabama. Maybe these aren't super-intelligent beings, you know what I mean? "Don't you wanna go to New York or LA?" "Nah, we just had a long trip, we're gonna kick back and whittle some." Oh my god, they're idiots. We're gonna enter our mothership in the tractor pull!" Last thing I wanna see is some flying saucer up on blocks in front of some trailer, bumper sticker on it, "They'll get my raygun when they pry my cold, dead, eighteen-fingered hand off it!"

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-09-01 12:52:21 PM

andrewagill: biatchilling.


Owned.  Ha.
 
2013-09-01 01:27:20 PM
If I hadn't lived in the south, I'd find it hard to believe anyone could be so stupid.
 
2013-09-01 01:54:17 PM
So I live 20 miles away and I was all about to come on here and tell everyone this is completely fake. I mean the story isn't even linked. Then I decided to to a quick google search.......ಠ_ಠ

i.imgur.com

http://www.waff.com/story/23292683/alien-radio-promotion-becomes-sch oo l-threat-debacle
 
2013-09-01 02:02:32 PM
Conclusions:

a) It's always 1938 somewhere ... in Alabama!
b) Without knowing precisely what the danger is, it's time for website viewers and radio listeners to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo within.
c) Rural Red State Americans, with their average IQ of 75, will believe any BS that the a-hole on the radio tells them and panic accordingly.

Speakiing of IQs, Dan Quayle's IQ has been placed at 109. So we should probably set the normal IQ at 110-115. Marylin Quayle on the other hand, is ostensibly much smarter but she married Dan Quayle. She should be charged with willfully marrying a minor.
 
2013-09-01 02:44:23 PM
www.war-ofthe-worlds.co.uk
 
2013-09-01 03:51:22 PM
I find this hard to believe. It's Alabama a stronghold for Art Bell listeners East of the Rockies?
 
2013-09-01 04:04:40 PM
Are you farking kidding me?   at the of the original War of the World's broadcast , i could see why people believed it,  bit now days , no one in Alabama thought to find the one guy in their county with working internet to double check this?
 
2013-09-01 04:20:22 PM
I think that it is required by law in Alabama to take a stupid pill every morning. I am convinced of that because I had to work as dispatch for Roto Rooter and one of the territories I handled was Alabama, and I swear to God the technicians were even dumber than the residents.

Example:

Me: "Is the toilet clogged or is the leak in the tank.
Customer: "Oh we have a septic system"
Me: "Can i speak with the technician"
Customer: "Who?"
Me: "The guy that came to fix it."
Customer: "ooooh! Hold on"
Me: "Is the leak in the talk or is the toilet clogged?"
Technician: "oh they have a septic system"
Me: ...
www.reactionface.info
 
2013-09-01 04:39:44 PM

brantgoose: Conclusions:
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c) Rural Red State Americans, with their average IQ of 75, will believe any BS that the a-hole on the radio tells them and panic accordingly.


The bad thing is that this happened in Tuscumbia. Not rural at all. 
.
 
2013-09-01 05:04:34 PM
i43.tinypic.com
"Prepare to die, Earth scum!"
 
2013-09-01 05:12:49 PM

truchaos: [www.manoamano.us image 850x618]


What southern aliens may look like


GOT-DANG ILLEGAL SPACE ALIENS!
 
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