This is something I can't stop thinking about so I need to share it (hey, what else is a blog for, right?)
I had no television and very limited access to pop culture as a kid-- my parents would only allow me to watch video tapes of The Prisoner, the British Sherlock Holmes series, and Star Trek until I left for college. I'm not kidding.
So for years I've been catching up on my old TV and movies with Netflix, and as you can imagine, I'm devouring terrible 90s sitcoms and John Hughes movies. Recently I decided to watch all 9 seasons of The X-Files.
The intro to The X-Files is hilarious: it's a montage of supposedly supernatural and spooky images, intermingled with scenes of Agents Mulder and Scully looking very serious. And just in case you don't totally get it, descriptive phrases splash across the screen: "Government denies knowledge" and "Paranormal activity". But when "Paranormal activity" appears on the screen, it's not paired with a paranormal image. It's paired with an image of a seed germinating.
A seed, germinating! Possibly the most natural un-paranormal activity that happens on this planet. The seed is sprouting its first shoot.
Not cool, X-Files. Not cool. If this "paranormal activity" is not actually paranormal, does that mean I can't believe the rest of your stories? No stretchy man living in the sewars? No cloned children named Adam & Eve? I know the truth is out there, but I guess it's not in The X-Files.