It's also our first (and last) annual TIN FOIL HAT Competition.
So come with your own tin foil hat and enter the contest. You could win a big prize! Or maybe you'll meet the love of your life. If nothing else, you will shield your brain from the most electromagnetci psycotronic mind-control carriers.
Our Friday night show will be a 95-minute cavalcade of alien-themed videos, guest speakers, snacks and presentations -- so of course we'd want to celebrate the choice headgear to prevent extra-terrestrial mind control.
If you're looking for some design ideas, you can check out the basics:
There's this Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie Site, which claims you can get the hat for free (but will have to root through someon's garbage) The link provides you with helpful tips on building your beanie.
Or if you've got $30 for materials, visit Michael Menken's site which outlines 10 steps to making a fashionable, practical thought-screen helmet.
NOTE: When visiting Stopabductions.com please be sure to read the small print: The helment works for people being abducted by aliens, but not by their alien-human hybrids who are now integrating into our societies.
For the fashion-minded, check out some of the elaborate foil fashions displayed at Blobfest. (For the record, we are stealing this contest-idea from Blobfest.)
NOTE: The history of tin foil hats could go back to Sir Julian Huxley, who published work in the Yale Review in 1926, noting that:
"...metal was relatively impervious to telepathic effect, and prepared for ourselves a sort of tin pulpit, behind which we could stand while conducting experiments. This, combined with caps of metal foil, enormously reduced the effects on ourselves."In the interest of equal time, here's a video where some M.I.T. wonk claims that tin foil hats do not work, rather they amplify radio frequencies.
Finally, buy tickets HERE
Kevin Geeks Out About ALIENS
Friday May 21st at 8pm
at the 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street, NYC