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COMICS to Want and Buy: (tons of great stuff for 1993) Ren & Stimpy #3 The Hacker Files R&S become South Am. dictators Operation Moonwitch (1.0) - Jan Operation Moonwitch (2.0) - Feb Ren & Stimpy #4 Beatnick Stimpy, Java-crazed After a government sting operation Ren, plus Muddy Mudskipper frames computer users, Hacker and Scarecrow stage a daring breakout. Plus story in Marvel Age #121 Features the Green Lantern. Marvel Comics DC Comics 387 Park Ave. South 1325 Avenue of the Americas NY, NY 10016 NY, NY 10016 Post Brothers #29 Flaming Carrot #30 Ron fouls up an his new Flaming Carrot and The Man on assassination job the Moon take on The Scribbler Savage Henry #24 Thirteen O'Clock by Richard Sala A Night in Berlin: trouble Mr. Murmur faces the diabolical with Bobbie Neuwave Doctor Q; stories from the MTV Liquid Television animator Both available from: Rip Off Press Dark Horse Comics PO Box 4686 10956 SE Main St Auburn, CA 95604 Milwaukie, OR 97222 1993 Cry For Dawn Calendar Prometheus' Gift Adults only. Cross between Modern reinterpretation of the Giger and Vargas, great pics Greek Myth. Weird stuff. Cry For Dawn Prod. Ltd. Cat-Head Comics 360-A W. Merrick Rd. Ste 350 PO Box 576 Valley Stream, NY 11580 Hudson, MA 01749 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bay Area Skeptics PSYCHICS' PREDICTIONS FIZZLE FOR 1992 President Bush was not re-elected. Madonna did not become a gospel singer, and a UFO base was not found in the Mexican desert. These were just a few of the many predictions that had been made for 1992 by famous "psychics", but were dead wrong, as chronicled by the Bay Area Skeptics. At the end of each year, many well-known "psychics" issue predictions for the year to come. Twelve months later, they issue another set of predictions, conveniently forgetting those made the year before, which are always nearly 100% wrong. Each year, however, the Bay Area Skeptics dig up the predictions made the year before, to the embarrassment of those who made them. Many of the "psychic" predictions made are so vague that it is impossible to say if they came true or not: for example, Jeane Dixon's prediction that Tracey Gold "faces perilous periods in July and October" [The Star, April 14, 1992] is not obviously true or false. Many other "predictions" involve things that happen every year, or else are not difficult to guess, such as terrorist incidents, marital strife for Charles and Diana, or severe winter storms. Many supposed "predictions" simply state that ongoing events and trends will continue, such as economic uncertainty, or conflict in the Middle East. Some predictions did of course come true, especially those that were unspecific, or not at all difficult to guess: several "psychics" correctly predicted that a hurricane would cause major destruction in Florida or Cuba, but not one was specific as to the date or principal location of the damage. Hurricanes occur, of course, every season in the Caribbean. Significantly, not one prediction which was both specific and surprising came true. Other supposed "predictions" are not really predictions at all, but are actually disclosures of little-known events which are already under way, such as movie productions, marriage plans, business ventures, or developing scandals. Because questionable claims of having made an amazing prediction are frequently made in the wake of major news stories, the Bay Area Skeptics only evaluates predictions that were published or broadcast before the events they claimed to foretell. New York "psychic" Lou Wright predicted that three men would unsuccessfully attempt to kidnap Candice Bergen in Paris, and Marlon Brando would be arrested for trying to bust his son out of jail [Natl. Enquirer, Jan. 2, 1992]. Los Angeles "psychic" Maria Graciette predicted that a secret UFO base would be found deep in the Mexican desert, thousands of years old, and that Vice- President Dan Quayle, attending a World Series game, would impulsively inter- fere with a play [National Enquirer, June 9, 1992]. New York "psychic" John Monti predicted that "a massive hurricane will devastate Cuba and topple Castro's regime," that a huge AIDS epidemic would "threaten to end professional sports" [National Enquirer, Jan. 2, 1992], and that a scientific advance would allow women to delay menopause, allowing them to have children into their 60s [National Enquirer, June 9, 1992]. The famous Washington, D.C. "psychic" Jeane Dixon, who supposedly has a "gift of prophecy",saw that Fidel Castro would be overthrown, possibly resulting in Cuba becoming part of the U.S., and Virginia governor Douglas Wilder would gain enough support for a "vice-presidential invitation". President-elect Bill Clinton, however, she described as "the Democratic shooting star," for whom "an organization of women will try to block his path" [The Star, Jan. 21, 1992]. President Bush's ratings would climb, resulting in his reelection [The Star, July 7, 1992]. She also predicted "a promising economic upturn in the spring," and that "broccoli will become the miracle vegetable of the '90s" [The Star, Jan. 21, 1992]. Chicago "psychic" Irene Hughes predicted that Vanna White and her husband would purchase a "haunted" mansion in Beverly Hills, from which they would flee in terror a week later. Madonna's career would be interrupted by a "mystery illness," but she would recover after having a religious vision, and become a gospel singer [National Enquirer, June 9, 1992]. New York "psychic" Laura Steele predicted that an earthquake would topple the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and that William Kennedy Smith would enter the priesthood to become a missionary in Africa [National Enquirer, Jan. 2, 1992]. Los Angeles "psychic" Judy Hevenly predicted that George Bush would be re- elected "by a landslide," that Madonna would be hit by a car while jogging in New York's Central Park [National Enquirer, Jan. 2, 1992], and that Gennifer Flowers would join the cast of a popular daytime soap opera [National Enquirer, June 9, 1992]. Another Southern California "psychic," Clarisa Bernhardt, who is claimed to make "uncanny earthquake predictions," warned that scientists would be "shocked" in October when supposedly earthquake-proof Florida is hit by a trembler, only weeks after being hit by "the worst hurricane in the state's history." The prediction that this year's hurricane season would produce Florida's worst destruction yet was correct,but the earthquake prediction was dead wrong. Bernhardt also predicted that Joan Lunden would renew her marriage vows on her TV show, "Good Morning America" [National Enquirer, June 9, 1992],that Michael Jackson would lose his voice and quit singing, and that Joan Rivers would be plagued by three look-alikes created through "extensive plastic surgery" [National Enquirer, Jan. 2, 1992]. Joan Quigley of San Francisco, White House astrologer to the Reagans, predicted that Bill Clinton would run out of money toward the campaign's end, and that the total eclipse of the sun on June 30 will cause earthshaking events in China [Washington Post, April 18, 1992]. Here in Northern California, the date of that devastating California earth- quake everybody keeps predicting was pegged for Oct. 17, the third anniver- sary of the Loma Prieta quake, by "psychic" Ernesto A. Moshe Montgomery, who claims an accuracy of 99 1/2 percent [San Jose Metro, Feb. 27, 1992]. Based on the continuing failure of the "psychics" to make accurate predictions over the years, the Bay Area Skeptics urges everyone - especially the media- to exercise some healthy skepticism when "psychics" and other purveyors of the paranormal make extra-ordinary claims or predictions. Anyone who swallows the "psychics'" claims year after year without checking the record is setting a bad example for students and for the public. It is important to note that no "psychic" succeeded in predicting the genuinely surprising news stories of 1992: The destructive fire in Windsor Castle; the feud between Vice-President Quayle and Murphy Brown; the surpris- ing presidential campaign of Ross Perot. These major news stories were so totally unexpected that someone would have had to be genuinely "psychic" to have predicted them twelve months ago! Given the sheer number of so-called "psychics" out there, one would expect that if even one of them were genuine, these things would have been correctly predicted; and since they were not, it suggests that all such claims of "psychic powers" are without foundation. The Bay Area Skeptics is a group of people from all walks of life who support the critical examination of paranormal claims, such as psychic powers, UFOs, astrology, Bigfoot, biorhythms, etc. Similar skeptics' organizations are active in many other areas of the country, including New York, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Southern California, Arizona, Texas, and Ohio. The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is an international Skeptics' organi- zation, made up of many famous writers, scientists, and investigators, such as Martin Gardner, Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Sagan, Philip J. Klass, and many others. 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There are a finite number of jokes in the universe. Singing is a trick to get people to listen to music for longer than they would ordinarily. There is no music in space. People will pay to watch people make sounds. Everything on stage should be larger than in real life. LIVING WITH OTHER PEOPLE: Violence on television only affects children whose parents act like television personallities. Table manners are for people who have nothing better to do. Civilization is a religion. Civilized people walk funny. There is always a party going on somewhere. People will remember you if you always wear the same outfit. LIFE ON EARTH: Men like pastries, women like custards. Scientists have invented a love drug, but it only works on bugs. Animals like earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanic activity. Nuclear weapons can wipe out life on Earth, if used properly. Cats like houses better than people. Dolphins find people amusing, but they don't want to talk to them. People look ridiculous when they're in ecstasy. Schools are for training people how to listen to other people. Body odor is the window to the soul. Sound is worth money. IN THE HOME: There have been cases where people's shoes got stuck on their feet and could never be removed. The best way to get rid of unwanted flying insects is to have strong body odor. There hasn't been a good=looking American car in 20 years. There is always something on television. The best length for television programs is either 30 seconds or 8 hours. THE SPACE PEOPLE: Space People read our mail. The Space People think that TV news programs are comedies, and that soap operas are news. The Space People will contact us when they can make money by doing so. The Space People think factories are musical instruments. They sing along with them. Each song lasts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No music on weekends. MONEY: People will do odd things if you give them money. When everything is worth money, then money is worth nothing. If you keep your money in your shoe, then people will know which bills are yours. If you crumple your money into little bills, it will never stick together. The best way to touch money is by the edges. U.S. money is the worst looking money in the world. WORLD TRAVEL: Passport pictures are what people really look like. Rich people will travel great distances to look at poor people. Toast is the national dish of Australia. People never travel to look at flat landscapes. People would rather watch things than eat. Looking at postcards is better than looking at the real thing. Looking up is as scary as looking down. IN THE FUTURE: In the future, women will have breasts all over. In the future, it will be a relief to find a place without culture. In the future, plates of food will have names and titles. In the future, we will all drive standing up. In the future, love will be taught on television and by listening to pop songs. 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I NEVER read the documentation! I whiffread programs and re-write the code in my pipe-dreams! I don't need peripherals! I am my own goddamn hard drive! End users kiss my anal pucker just to get a feel of my RAM! My joystick makes all video games obsolete! I don't need a surge protector! I spike voltage for shits and giggles! Let the Pinkboys play with their floppies! My animal magnetism wipes their data disks every time! I back myself up 10 times a second! I threw God into an endless loop a millennia ago! Christianity is still trying to explain that one away! They don't know that the Bible was a half-assed attempt at a user's manual! KREEEEEE-GAH!! I'm the hackmaster behind getting the Dobbshead on the Slackless Atari! IBM gets its best ideas from my worst designs! The System 360 was my idea of running in a circle! Yi!! Yi!! I forced the Con into merging IBM and Macintosh! Why do you think they call their operating system PINK?? Just try to send me your trojans! Come on! 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Radisson President Hotel, Melbourne, Australia. Guests: Bjo & John Trimble, other media guests. Convention also is a benefit convention for the Red Cross. Memb: A$140 until 1/22/93, A$29 supporting. Info: Radicon, c/o Christopher Ballis, Box 322, Bentleigh 3204, Australia; phone 011-61-3-557-7088. February 5-7, 1993 (Oklahoma) PSUREALCON '93. Oklahoma City, OK. Info: Psurealcon '93, Box 2069, Norman OK 73070. February 5-7, 1993 (Texas) CONNIPTION '93. Dallas, TX. Guests: TBA. Info: Conniption '93, PO Box 260912, Plano TX 75026-0912. February 10-13, 1993 (Utah) LIFE, THE UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING 11. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. GoHs: Orson Scott Card, Barbara Hambly, Kevin J. Anderson; SGoHs: Dave Wolverton, M. Shayne Bell, Michaelene Pendleton. Memb: $10. Info: Life, the Universe & Everything 11, 3163 JKHB, Brigham Young Univ., Provo UT 84602. February 12-14, 1993 (Alabama) CONTINUITY '93. Parliament House, Birmingham AL. GoH; Joe Haldeman. Info: Continuity, c/o 620 80th Place S., Birmingham AL 35206; (205)836-6460. February 12-15, 1993 (Pennsylvania) COSTUMECON 11. Sheraton, Station Square, Pittsburgh PA. Costumer's convention. Memb: $55. Discounts to members of International Costumer's Guild. Info: Costumecon 11, 200 N. Homewood Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15208; (412)242-8837. February 19-21, 1993 (Massachusetts) BOSKONE XXX. Sheraton Tara, Rte 9 at Exit 12 on the Mass. Pike, Framingham, MA; rms $84 sngl, $86 others, parking free; (508)879-7200. GoH: Joe Haldeman; AGoH: Tom Kidd; SGoH: Beth Meacham. Boskone returns to the Greater Boston area - come celebrate the craft and community of SF. Memb: $29 until 1/17/93, $40 after. Info: NESFA, Box 809, Framingham, MA 01701-0203; (617) 625-2311. February 19-21, 1993 (Virginia) SHEVACON. Ingleside Hotel & Resort, Staunton, VA. Info: Shevacon, c/o The Dragon's Hoard, 15 E. Johnson, Staunton VA 24401. February 20-21, 1993 (Washington) BLOODCON 1. Executive Inn, Seattle WA. Memb: $15 until 1/30/93, $18 after. Info: BLOODCON 1, 540-C NE Northgate, suite 236, Seattle, WA 98125. February 26-28, 1993 (California, Northern) POTLACH II. Shattuck Hotel/Berkeley Convention Center, Berkeley, CA. Literary sf conference. Memb: $30; $10 supporting. Info: Potlach II, c/o Spike Parsons, Box 20132, Castro Valley CA 94546; (510)658-7176. February 26-28, 1993 (California, Southern) GALLIFREY ONE GOES FORTH. Airport Hilton, Burbank, CA; rms $69 sngl/dbl. GoH: John Levene; TM: Larry Stewart. Emphasis on British media. Memb: $40 until 2/1/93, $45 after. Info: P.O. Box 3021, N. Hollywood, CA 91609. February 26-28, 1993 (Florida) HURRICON. Holiday Inn Beach Resort, Fort Walton Beach, FL; rms $45 quad, $75 suite. FGoH: Robert Neagle; Guests: George Alec Effinger, Margaret Weis, Douglas Niles, Ray Aldridge, more. Memb: $25 until 1/31/93, $30 after. Info: Hurricon, Steven Earl Yoder, c/o Bards Tales Book Shoppe, 109D Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach Fl 32547; (904)862-7323. February 26-28, 1993 (Kentucky) UPPERSOUTHCLAVE 23. Park Mammoth Resort, Park City, KY; rms $28/$38/$43/$48. GoH: Margaret Keifer. Memb: $15 until 2/5/93, $20 after. Info: UpperSouthClave 23, c/o Gary Robe, Box 3221, Kingsport TN 42135; (615)239-3106 February 26-28, 1993 (Washington) RADCON IA. Shilo Inn and O'Callahan's Restaurant, Richland, WA. GoH: John Dalmas; AGoH: Betsy Mott; FGoH: Jon Gustafson. Info: Edgar Lincoln, 104 Comstock, Richland, WA 99352; (509)943-0845 (weeknights). March 4-7, 1993 (Connecticut) 1993 WORLD HORROR CONVENTION. Sheraton, Stamford, CT; rms $87 sngl/dbl. GoHs: Peter Straub, Les Daniels; AGoHs: J.K. Potter, Stephen Gervais; TM: Stanley Wiater. Memb: $75; $25 supporting. Info: World Horror Convention 1993, Box 191, Andover CT 06232. March 5-7, 1993 (California, Southern) CON-DOR #1. Town & Country Inn, 500 Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA 92108; rms $69 sngl/dbl; (619)291-7131. GoHs: Octavia Butler, J. Michael Straczynski. Memb: $25 until 2/15/93, $30 after (children under 12 accompanied by parent - free). Info: Con-Dor, PO Box 15771, San Diego, CA 92175. March 5-7, 1993 (Missouri) CONFLATION. Radisson, Clayton, MO. GoHs: Victor Milan, Mike Weaver. Adults Only. Adults only convention. Memb: $15 until 1/15/93, $20 after. Info: ConFlation, c/o Bibbi Wilt, 5138-B Old LeMay Ferry Rd., Imperial MO 63052; (314)287-3825. March 5-7, 1993 (New York) ASTRONOMICON 2. Radisson Inn, Rochester, NY 14623; rms $60 sngl/dbl; (716)475-1910. GoH: Michael Swanwick; AGoH: Phil Foglio; SGoH: The Gunderson Corp.; guests: Nancy Kress, Nick Pollotta, John Allen Price, Larry Stewart, Marcos Donnelly, S.M. Stirling, S.N. Lewitt. Memb: $20 until 2/1/93, $25 after. Info: Rochester Fantasy Fans, P.O. Box 1701, Rochester, NY 14603-1701; (716)342-4697; email: dmk@mit.edu (David Kushner). March 5-7, 1993 (Wisconsin) WISCON 17. Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI. GoH: Lois McMaster Bujold; EGoH: Kristine Kathryn Rusch. 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