As many readers know, when I established my Tuesday-Saturday blog posting schedule many years ago, I did so to accommodate the broadcast of Ancient Aliens late Friday night. Over the years, Ancient Aliens has moved earlier on Fridays, but my schedule stayed the same. Now, Ancient Aliens is taking up residence in the television graveyard of Saturday following a year in which a third of its audience evaporated. However, I am not available to work Saturday nights, particularly now that the show is on late Saturday, past when I am too sleepy to write. I am not sure how my weekend schedule will work out. I plan to post a review sometime either later Sunday or Monday, but I am not entirely sure when I will have the time to write one. I will need to see how it goes.
1/25/2020 08:59:06 am
Jason, since these AA programs ( if you can even call them programs ) are simply rehashes of rehashing of the same old AA crap, why bother? Your readers already know what Gorgio et al are going to say and do. The programs no longer hold any interest for a viewing audience and your lengthy reviews, while interestingly written, no longer have the relevancy they once had.
1/25/2020 09:12:49 am
You might be surprised, but those reviews are some of my most-read blog posts, drawing readers who might not otherwise find my website except for searching for things they saw on Ancient Aliens.
1/25/2020 11:35:50 am
You can always watch these "on demand" at your leisure.
1/25/2020 12:58:59 pm
Well, Jason, seems like you are going all, "Little Johnny Paper" on AA.
1/25/2020 01:27:04 pm
1/25/2020 01:37:53 pm
Forgive me for asking Jason but honestly, is it possible that the schedule shift is indeed indirectly correlated to your schedule? Frankly, you do AS MUCH for their viewership as any of their regular contributors in my opinion. I'm not at all surprised to be told that the AA articles are some of the most popular. The average person without any research or academic understanding doesn't have the wherewithal to do their own research. Your ascerbic wit generates a good deal of amusement for your readership regardless and you remain alone in your critical reviews. I make a comment or two every few years about you carrying on with a conflict model of science and religion but that's also part of my own SUBJECTIVIST. I couldn't do what you (Jason) does. And while I think the public understands a little bit more than they are often given credit for, I have a nephew in High School. At some point he's probably watched AA and I would hate to think their is no counterpoint to their program available online. At least you stay between the ditches of Science and Religion. I asked why you didn't bring up how Perrenialism became discredited earlier this week on another post and I understand even as I whined, that it gets too close to where you've drawn a line about established religion. I wish the comments section here had a more coffee shop and Kool aid feel to it but that's not how you handle it. You already HAVE a child - you don't need more. I get it. I wish you luck with the new schedule. I do think a little reinvention would suit your blog at this time. The limits inherent in the modus operandi for your blog being all AA derived does imply a limited shelf life. What will do you do when the show stops running? It's a legitimate question and your books clearly speak to a broader view. Just Saying.
1/25/2020 04:45:04 pm
What are you with all this highbrow syntax.
Who is AMHC
1/25/2020 04:57:29 pm
AMHC someone who knows about stuff like Perrenialism but doesn't; know that Exodus is all made-up fantasy.
Everybody Likes A Good Story...
1/25/2020 05:03:48 pm
Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories (Bloomsbury Continuum, 2019)
1/25/2020 10:15:11 pm
The social sciences in historiography are not a Doppelganger. What part of Perrenialism did YOU misunderstand?
1/25/2020 11:17:00 pm
"The social sciences in historiography are not a Doppelgänger."
1/25/2020 11:50:51 pm
I'm not going that deep Votive. ImI not sure about your drift to read that far into it. What school of thought, what World Tree do you think you'll knock me out of? Too much subjectivity spoils the soup.
1/26/2020 12:03:16 am
Well, I came here to read, and I'm intrigued by your posts.
1/26/2020 12:09:09 am
"I'm not going that deep Votive."
1/26/2020 12:14:50 am
@EVERYBODY LIKES A GOOD STORY...
1/26/2020 01:04:37 am
1/26/2020 01:07:29 am
Perrenialism is a load of shit
Out of Egypt
1/26/2020 01:11:22 am
That Exodus is ultimately a Judeo religious fantasy is notable and important because the fantasy life of Jesus Christ as given in the gospels is partially modelled on Exodus. The writers of the Gospels used Exodus as a major channel and device in the mythmaking process of Christianity.
1/26/2020 01:25:55 am
Are we to debunk Perrenialism to champion that other major philosophical fantasy of Judeo-Christianity - that's no different to building churches on pagan shrines simply because Judeo-Christianity is just another man-made system of religious belief,
Straight outta' aegypt
1/26/2020 01:28:28 am
Perennialism is our lot in life.
1/26/2020 01:32:01 am
Yeah, conquered by the Babylonians that extinguished its original Kingship - later occupied by the Seleucid Kings and the Roman Empire - that was responsible for evolving its internal religion into what later became Christianity because of Jewish religious factions involving collaborations with the enemy. Christianity survived because it eventually went in league with Rome itself.
Straight 'outta Aegypt
1/26/2020 01:40:57 am
"Christianity survived because it eventually went in league with Rome itself."
1/26/2020 01:51:47 am
Another strong Christian
1/26/2020 10:19:11 am
Is your anti-religious fervor based upon the fact that the underlying dogma is absurd and illogical on its face or is it more that organized religion has been an overwhelmingly destructive force in society?
1/26/2020 10:38:21 am
All I'm saying is this peanut gallery of commentors is ADDICTED TO MODERNISM. You all can't level a criticism about Anything that doesn't attach Nihilism to Christianity. Exodus? Please get a life. Frankly, are is this blog over run by Alt Right Neo Nazi Satanists or just Enlightenment ideology? I cantc tell from the day to day interactions honestly whose in favor of humanity and whose just neurotic and projecting their own inner psychiatric problems onto the walls of this Cave....
1/26/2020 10:40:24 am
At least the conversation is flowing on this post. That's an improvement.
1/25/2020 07:16:38 pm
I don’t get the logic. If they think that Jason’s reviews of AA somehow increase interest and viewership in the show, why would they move the show to a time when Jason is less likely to write in-depth reviews? How does that make the show’s time change “indirectly correlated” (as you put it) to Jason’s schedule? Assuming you’re right about Jason’s effect on the ratings, aren’t they in effect torpedoing their own program?
1/25/2020 10:08:25 pm
I disagree, I don't think the company sees it that way. I mentioned the conflict model that dominates Jason's work as part and parcel of his own undoing. His personal Heroes journey aside from this blog, I think that Jasons contribution is in discussion. I think it serves the ends of a particular narrative structure frankly. IveI said before, and I'll say it one last time: in the Belle Epoque, it's arguable that a technique of SCANDAL was deployed to keep Avant Garde artists in the public eye. Personally, you all do a poor job in my opinion. Surely AA and Jason could pay you all more but given the dearth of creativity, the comments section still serves to deflect from any actual discussion about the ideology of Modernism. Jason simply does his job and recycles the trash. It's not glamorous but it seems to pay his bills?
1/25/2020 10:50:25 pm
Thank you for the explanation — I hereby pledge to attempt to steer future comment sections toward actual discussions about the ideology of Modernism. I’ll further try to do a better job of employing the SCANDAL technique.
Believe it or not - about AMHC
1/26/2020 01:38:29 am
Everything that AMHC is belly-aching about is no different to their favourite religion that itself is based on idealism and not on historical fact. Bring back the witch hunts and the burning of witches - that's what I say. Come back Matthew Hopkins. Blogs like this are the Witchfinder Generals Life Force.
1/26/2020 02:10:09 am
Yes, there are so-called "sceptics" for religious reasons that regard all other forms of beliefs as "threats" to the Bible. Be wary of such people.
1/25/2020 11:18:15 pm
Few people understand that the majority of tv networks, all publishers, and all authors are controlled by this hate blog. Jason and his 50 daily views are so important.
1/25/2020 11:32:21 pm
You're past your expiration date. You have been for awhile, but I'd say this thread marks the crossing of your own personal "Rubicon".
1/26/2020 01:48:32 am
He's just pining for the fjords.
1/26/2020 09:53:37 am
Fewer people seem to understand that it's probably not a good idea leaving behind a digital footprint harassing someone you're threatening to sue.
Straight 'outta Aegypt
1/27/2020 02:28:12 am
"All I'm saying is this peanut gallery of commentors is ADDICTED TO MODERNISM. You all can't level a criticism about Anything that doesn't attach Nihilism to Christianity. Exodus? Please get a life. Frankly, are is this blog over run by Alt Right Neo Nazi Satanists or just Enlightenment ideology? I cantc tell from the day to day interactions honestly whose in favor of humanity and whose just neurotic and projecting their own inner psychiatric problems onto the walls of this Cave...."
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