Satirical Music Video Targeting Nibiru 2012 Mythology

One of the members of the Boston-based rock band, Metaphor for Everything, sent me the link to a new single, accompanied by a note that the song was inspired by my Zecharia Sitchin site. Apparently the site convince one of the band members to leave the ancient astronaut fold. I got a chuckle out of it; some clever lyrics. I also liked the swipe at Harold Camping in it.

And for those ancient astronaut fundies out there who take that material too seriously, the song is a parody of the Sitchin/Nibiru/2012 hysteria — it’s not a suicide anthem.

3 thoughts on “Satirical Music Video Targeting Nibiru 2012 Mythology

  1. Excellent post, being a musician I get to share this with all my friends plus linking them up to this very useful blog. Thanks, Dr. Mike.
    Peace,
    Eric

  2. Well, I like the internet memes[1] coming together, in case some people didn’t recognie it[2], they are making fun not just the Nibiru crowd, but also of Neoshamanism, aka Terence McKenna[3]:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_McKenna

    Where, well, the 2012 fun was one of the things McKenna was into. Though it’s not confined to the DMT crowd. No idea how much the ‘fandoms’ overlap in real life, maybe I should resume[4] my ethnographic studies[5].

    That being said, funny song.

    [1] Yeah, I usually detest this word and wonder what Dawkins was under when he proposed this metaphor. But it has it’s uses.
    [2] I know a Nevermore fan who didn’t get the pun in the title of one of their albums…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Politics_of_Ecstasy_(album)
    [3] And we all know from the X-Files what happens on ayahuasca *g*:
    http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/Teso_Dos_Bichos
    [4] Err, I’m a molecular biologist sometimes helping out with the ‘whale biologist’ crowd, I ‘m a history/antropology geek, I like to dance to some electronic music, e.g. EBM and psytrance, I’m somewhat into SF literature and, err, I wouldn’t describe myself as exactly neurotypical, which also explains points 1 and 2:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurotypical
    Hope that at absolves me from finding myself in the hippie crowd from time to time.
    [5] When you don’t hear anything from me for 2 weeks, send in the A team…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ike's_Wee_Wee

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