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My July fund-raising campaign, celebrating the 13th anniversary of the start of this website, has now ended. This was the second most successful monthly fund-raising campaign ever. Thank you again to everyone who has who donated or subscribed. It is difficult to explain what your support means to me.


You can still donate or subscribe to support my work if you wish, either by giving a one-time contribution or a regular subscription. There are four ways of doing so:


1. Zelle: This is the only internet method that charges no fees. All you have to do is use the Zelle link at your internet bank and give my name and email address (zimmerman at nasw dot org). What you donate is what I get.


2. Patreon: Go to my website there and pick one of five monthly subscription amounts, or by making a one-time donation.

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SANS ICS HyperEncabulator

An evening pause: Essentially, a detailed and accurate history of the important encabulating technology that has revolutionized all technology, both real and imagined.

Hat tip Wayne DeVette.

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit. If you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and the author gets a bigger cut much sooner.

The audiobook is also available at all these vendors, and is also free with a 30-day trial membership to Audible.

"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs."--San Antonio Express-News


  • pzatchok

    I must have a new one now.

    How could I have gone thus long without just one?

  • Robert Pratt

    Sounds similar to a DEI or CRT seminar but makes even more sense.

  • David M. Cook

    Warning! This is a giant JOKE! This should have been posted on April 1st! Thanks for wasting my data-bits on this!

  • Concerned

    This is hilarious, but only to those of us with discernment and critical thinking skills.
    There are literally tens of millions of people in advanced countries, including ours, that cannot see that this is a joke and will believe it because of the cinematographic presentation and the “sincerity” of the host. Now, just dial back the frequency of nonsense in the presentation, and you basically get CNN and MSNBC.
    With the advent of advanced AI, this video, after you get done laughing, should graphically illustrate how the public can be so easily led to “believing in the science”. After all, that guy sure sounds like an “expert”.

  • commodude

    The Turbo Encabulator video was a classic.

    One manager from outside the tech/maintenance world gave it to us and tagged the email with “This is what you sound like to the rest of us”.

  • Bought one. Putting it in the garage, next to the Interociter.

  • Andrew R

    As sson as I can afford it I’m getting one and hooking it up to my Eschatron 9000. Then we’ll see some immanentizing!

  • David M. Cook

    Heh, I turned it off just after the crack about the “Natural Guard”! Can‘t wait to use that on the next ANG member I see at the grocery store. (173rd Fighter Wing, flying the mighty Eagle!)

  • Jeff Wright

    I remember hearing about how spent ack-ack shells would sometimes land sharp-end first on the teak decks…and how one sailor fooled a congresswoman about the ruby throat deck-pecker or something—where she said she read up about them.

    I mangle jokes.

  • Andi

    He left out one critical piece of information- where do you plug in the flux capacitor ?

  • wayne


    This Island Earth (1955)
    How To Make An… Interociter

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