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The Icon Bar: News and features: Paul Vigay - Radio (etc.) Star
 

Paul Vigay - Radio (etc.) Star

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 12:44, 28/8/2001 | , , ,
 
Paul Vigay(Paul made me promise that I wouldn't use the same photo as last time before he gave me the story, so I've used a completely different one this time)

This is not really a RISC OS story, but news of one of our favourite RISC OS people doing good. Paul Vigay, whose virtues have been sung many a time on this website, is not only a film star as reported previously - he's just gone coast-to-coast in America with his expert opinion on the recent Chilbolton "Arecibo message" crop circle.

After an inital radio interview heard by around 13 million burger-munchers, his expert analysis of the crop "circle" - actually a rectangular formation - has been picked up by various US radio shows, TV shows and news services such as Reuters. Apparently his 'phone hasn't stopped ringing, with three more transatlantic calls coming in this morning as well.

The buzz is about the appearance of a message, similar to the one sent out from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, in 1974 to tell any alien life forms out there who we are. This new message is very similar, but with subtle differences - and Paul's the one who has figured them out. The changes include a difference in DNA structure; the addition of silicon to the basic elements of life; and a pointer to the fourth planet in the solar system. Of course there's the likelihood of a hoax, and Paul is careful to remain neutral in such matters, but as well as using the same code as the original message there's also an extremely intricate picture of a face in the same field which appears impossible to produce from the ground.

Link: Crop Circle Research

Some links to people who've picked up his report:
Earthfiles - radio equivalent of "Encounters" TV show
Flash News - news agency, feeding 800 broadcast outlets worldwide.
Art Bell Show - late night chatshow
Circlemakers - even the hoaxers make a reference to his 'very thorough analysis'

 

  Paul Vigay - Radio (etc.) Star
  (12:47 28/8/2001)
  Susan Goatfod. (13:31 28/8/2001)
    Andrew Weston (13:40 28/8/2001)
      Paul Vigay (16:25 28/8/2001)
        Richard Goodwin (16:26 28/8/2001)
          Foggy (16:28 28/8/2001)
            Tim Fountain (17:01 28/8/2001)
              Richard Goodwin (17:08 28/8/2001)
                Cathy Smiles (09:15 29/8/2001)
                  Guy Inchbald (10:07 29/8/2001)
                    Richard Goodwin (10:19 29/8/2001)
                      Andrew Weston (13:09 29/8/2001)
                        Foggy (13:01 20/9/2001)
 
Richard Goodwin Message #89010, posted at 12:47, 28/8/2001
Unregistered user Okay, extremely tenuous RISC OS connection - all the decoding, graphics, web site etc. for this crop circle research was done on a RISC OS machine.
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Susan Goatfod. Message #89011, posted at 13:31, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89010
Unregistered user When are you going to get out Paul's bed, with his RISC OS fantasies, Richard? ;-)
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Andrew Weston Message #89012, posted at 13:40, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89011
Unregistered user So we have silicon-based miserable looking life on Mars with a wobble in their DNA?
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Paul Vigay Message #89013, posted at 16:25, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89012
Unregistered user Sounds like you don't have enough news for The Iconbar.

Check this out: http://www.hotornot.com/r/?eid=RMHLNM&key=STW
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Richard Goodwin Message #89014, posted at 16:26, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89013
Unregistered user Shush! He doesn't know about it yet!
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Foggy Message #89015, posted at 16:28, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89014
Unregistered user Oh my God! How vane is this man?

Looks to me like he's paying Rich Goodwin for publicity in the hope of attracting females.

Eurgh
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Tim Fountain Message #89016, posted at 17:01, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89015
Unregistered user Does Paul actually pose for these pictures or do you have cameras hidden behind mirrors at Argo HQ (and local drinking establishments)?
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Richard Goodwin Message #89017, posted at 17:08, 28/8/2001, in reply to message #89016
Unregistered user Nope, we just let him sniff the vapours whenever there's some kind of festival round here and he completely forgets whatever pictures you take of him - until they appear on TIB of course :)
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Cathy Smiles Message #89018, posted at 09:15, 29/8/2001, in reply to message #89017
Unregistered user Well, I think he looks luverly, even if aliens "fiddle" with him at weekends.
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Guy Inchbald Message #89019, posted at 10:07, 29/8/2001, in reply to message #89018
Unregistered user Was the crop circle itself designed on a RISC OS machine?
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Richard Goodwin Message #89020, posted at 10:19, 29/8/2001, in reply to message #89019
Unregistered user Cathy, are you saying aliens stick stuff up his ass? (to quote South Park)?
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Andrew Weston Message #89021, posted at 13:09, 29/8/2001, in reply to message #89020
Unregistered user He owns equine stock then does he Richard?
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Foggy Message #89022, posted at 13:01, 20/9/2001, in reply to message #89021
Unregistered user Hey! He's rating higher than me.
Visit http://www.hotornot.com/r/?eif=QROZAR&key=QLM and vote for me.
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