July 29, 2019

Storm Area 51: They Can, In Fact, Stop All of Us | 148

Storm Area 51: They Can, In Fact, Stop All of Us | 148

What do you get when you combine a joke social media event with the zeitgeisty topic of UFOs? 3+ MILLION people interested in attending an impromptu party/raid of a government installation. We know, a lot to unpack here. Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us is a Facebook event created by a meme posting page on a lark – hoping to get a handful of followers. Instead it’s become an internet phenomenon covered by everyone from NBC to the New York Times to Hysteria 51 (likely the most important of the bunch). Is the joke event actually happening? If so, are there any aliens to see? If anyone tried to enter Area 51 what lethal and non-lethal methods would the military use to turn them around? What’s a Naruto run? We try to bring some clarity to the chaos this week (but likely just confuse the situation further). Plus, Conspiracy Bot builds a robot to help with his light work (yes, his name is Kyle). We learn that Bot Juice is somehow a hit (apparently it’s the “tang that will make you sang” that does it). And David Flora from the Blurry Photos podcast makes his return to the Lower 4th to add to the confusion. All of that and more on the podcast that won’t be raiding Area 51, we played that game enough in the 90s - Hysteria 51. Cheese Muffins!

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV

Books
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America | Annie Jacobsen

Videos
KLAS - https://youtu.be/zetw8IuF3GA
USA Today - https://bit.ly/2Jvuwj6
Time - https://time.com/5629756/area-51-invasion/

Websites
Las Vegas Now - https://www.lasvegasnow.com/
Facebook Event - https://bit.ly/2XZYN1D
NY Times - https://nyti.ms/2SCJEOF
Vice - https://bit.ly/2GvdFeG
Blurry Photos - http://www.blurryphotos.org/

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