Illuminated Site of the Week

Illuminated Site of The Week Every day we post new news to the Daily Illuminator. Usually this is SJ Games news, but occasionally we like to spotlight some of the more interesting, weird, or otherwise Illuminated sites elsewhere on the web. So we've started the Illuminated Site of the Week listing, to showcase those other sites. We even have a little logo for the winners, if they feel like adding it to their page . . . but unlike other Cool-this or Top-that sites, we're stingy with our awards . . . we don't give them out to every site under the sun, and if you steal the logo and you didn't properly win it, we'll send the Men in Black after you . . .

Suggesting a Site

Anything is fair game . . . if you know of a truly Illuminated site, use this form to tell us about it.

Illuminated SiteKeeper

Our current Illuminated SiteKeeper is Andy Vetromile (fnordy1@yahoo.com)

Recent Winners

October 14, 2018: Illuminated Site of the Week: Look, Up In The Sky, It’s Not A Bird

Illuminated Site of the Week:

It's a drone, because you see, Birds Aren't Real. No, they're not figments of your imagination, the things exist – existed – but now, they're actually drones and have been since 2001. Seems the CIA pulled out all the stops to get rid of them and replace them with mechanical doppelgängers that do everything for the government from surveillance to drug trade.

Is it the truth, a cynical worldview, the work of a madman, a gigantic cash grab? (It's a cash grab; the licensed product page attests to that.) If only the CIA were as effective in getting rid of the aphids . . . or have they?

-- Suggested by Andrea Loughry

 


September 15, 2018: Illuminated Site of the Week: You Spin Me Wrong ‘Round, Baby, Wrong ‘Round

Illuminated Site of the Week:

Remember the bit in Superman: The Motion Picture about the Earth made to orbit the wrong way? Where do people get these patently absurd . . . what? The government? Of course.

Sorry, it seems there was a plan to spin the planet in the opposite direction, back in the '60s. To counteract the Soviets' ability to bomb us, some genius thought that if we built a platform with a thousand Atlas engines pointing the right way, we could turn them on and halt the world's momentum long enough for the missiles to overshoot us in a display of ingenuity that would make Wile E. Coyote swear off physics once and for all.

Of course, it all sounds like science fiction. You'd have to have someone pretty convincing tell us how this suggestion came under any degree of consideration.

One of the people involved in the nuclear programs wrote a book? Huh. Yeah, that would probably do it. The folks at the Daily Grail do their part as well.

-- Suggested by Blake Smith


August 11, 2018: Illuminated Site of the Week: Nothing Comes Between You And Your Designer Genes

Illuminated Site of the Week:

Except maybe the scientific community. But the Nuffield Council on Bioethics said tinkering with DNA before having a baby might not be such a bad thing. Some of the processes being discussed these days involves the genetic material from three donors instead of two. (One must assume having a trio of parents makes it easier to look after a child with a super-science makeup.) Not everyone's on board, of course; some still decry eugenics, unfair playing fields, and the unforeseen consequences of overcompensation. But with all the diseases modern treatments might defeat, it's getting harder to wave off eager go-getters in the arena of genetic manipulation. The Telegraph has the story.

-- Suggested by Wes Brown

 


June 3, 2018: Illuminated Site of the Week: We Wanted Aliens, But Poltergeists Will Do

Illuminated Site of the Week:

Bigelow Aerospace has its fingers in some government pies, but while a lot of conspiracy theorists concentrate on its supposed ties to alien technology and the physics-bending facets thereof, somehow the suggestion came to pass that there was a lot of incidental information to be had about poltergeist activity and cryptids.

Depending on which way you view the claims, either Bigelow found a novel means of using humans as part of the machinery to identify and figure out UFOs, or it took the government for a lot of money. Mysterious Universe, Outer Places, and Newsweek have the story.

-- Andy


Illuminated Archives

While the Illuminated Site of the Week is archived with the Daily Illuminator archives, we also have an archive of ALL past winners.

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