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Why Does ‘X’ Mark The Spot For Coolness In Pop Culture?

May 12th, 2023
Why Does 'X' Mark The Spot For Coolness In Pop Culture?

What is it about X? Probably the coolest letter of the 26, X definitely marks the hot spot in entertainment. No, Bert and Ernie didn’t put me up to this. When it comes to the letters of the alphabet, X is the favorite child in the world of cool. Examine the facts: One of the coolest shows in TV history is Fox’s sci-fi thriller, “The X-Files.” It’s an excellent show, even if it does promote xenophobia. After the movie “Malcolm X” was released, millions of athletes, musicians and assorted geeks trying to look hard started wearing hats, shirts,... Read More

I’m Not Sayin’ It’s Aliens, But… Another UFO Seen Over Davenport

April 3rd, 2019
I'm Not Sayin' It's Aliens, But... Another UFO Seen Over Davenport

Paging Fox Mulder! According to the National UFO Reporting Center, www.nuforc.org, the Quad-Cities has been hit with some more UFO activity, in Davenport. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, there have been three previous sightings over the past seven months, the most recent being a large object with green lights moving slowly over the river from the Iowa side to the Illinois side and into Rock Island last fall, as reported here: Another UFO Over The Quad-Cities? The latest sighting was reported March 16 and posted to www.nuforc.org on March 21. It reads as follows: 3/16/2019 05:00 (Entered... Read More

Another UFO Over The Quad-Cities?

August 22nd, 2018
Another UFO Over The Quad-Cities?

Is ET shopping at HyVee? A third UFO sighting in as many weeks flew onto local radar over the weekend, this time over central Rock Island. Previous sightings have occurred in east Davenport near Bettendorf and in downtown Rock Island and Davenport, during a sighting of possibly two UFOs floating high over the Mississippi River from the Iowa side into the Illinois side and into central Rock Island. That sighting was likewise reported and demonstrated on video here on QuadCities.com. The latest sighting took place late Sunday night and involved an object of flashing green lights and static red lights... Read More

Do You Believe? UFO Sighted Over Midwestern Park

July 19th, 2018
Do You Believe? UFO Sighted Over Midwestern Park

I’m not sayin’ it was aliens, but… It was certainly unidentified, definitely flying and presumably an object, therefore it, by definition was a UFO, and I, and my son and his friend, saw it slowly gliding over the Mississippi River and Schwiebert Park going into Rock Island, Illinois. Giorgio Tsaukalos, take notes… It was a warm Monday night, July 9, just after sunset, and we were enjoying the weather and the atmosphere at the park on the river. Schwiebert is just east of the centennial bridge connecting Rock Island to Davenport, Iowa, just to the west of the Rock Island Arsenal military... Read More

Was David Bowie An Alien?

May 31st, 2018
Was David Bowie An Alien?

Ever wonder what music made by an extraterrestrial might sound like? Apparently, kind of like this: “Let’s dance put on your red shoes and dance the blues…”   Which, if you play it backwards, sounds like this:   “Dance let’s shoes red your on put blues the dance and laser beam cattle rectums. . . ’’   Amazing how that works, isn’t it? And you thought only Selena Gomez wrote about laser beaming cattle rectums, didn’t you? Little did you know . . . Anyway, of course, the song I’m talking about is “Let’s Dance,” by Alf. Well,... Read More