Larry worked for the Air Force, back when there was budget for researching UFO sightings. Now the aliens will probably just catch all of us unawares…
Original McSweeney’s interview here.
1:12 Ariana Grande, is she talented or not?
4:10 Check out Suzanne’s new website suzanneyeagley.com so she can get more than 1 visitor a week. New content and Suzanne isn’t orange anymore.
5:30 Suzanne contemplates accidentally leaking a sex tape so she can be like Kim Kardashian and get more followers.
7:22 Lights in the Sky and Project Blue Book. Intro to Larry Haapanen and does it rhyme with the 80s sit-com “What’s Happening”?
8:01 Sanford and Son still holds up to this day and is funny. Avril’s dad had a truck that prompted her and her sister to bust out the theme song every time they drove it.
11:08 Suzanne tests Avril’s 80s commercial knowledge with the line “Pretty Sneaky Sis”. Avril eventually gets it after a few hints.
12:48 Project Blue Book is explained. Air Force project that investigates UFO sightings that lasted from 1940s to 1969.
14:19 Do ghosts really exist? Suzanne recounts her ghost experience that took place after she received upsetting news about a co-worker.
21:46 Larry explains that the UFO sighting project was his secondary duty to the relief of Suzanne & Avril.
23:01 Is there still sexual tension between agents Scully & Mulder on the most recent X-Files season?
24:27 Larry reveals if he believed in UFOs or not and how many sightings were reported. It always seemed to happen at midnight.
27:48 Speak & Spell, calculators, and boobies.
29:07 Larry describes the type of people that reported UFO sightings. At least a hunter held back and didn’t take a shot at a UFO.
30:44 Project Blue Book was canceled in 1969 and Larry reveals there were 1,000 sightings in one year at the peak of the project.
32:47 Suzanne talks about her boss from a previous job who installed alien tracking software. They eventually took away his Admin rights.
34:34 Local law enforcement takes over UFO sighting reports after Project Blue Book was cancelled. They weren’t so thrilled.
36:24 Hopper from Stranger Things would give a rats. Suzanne & Avril discuss if Hopper is hot or not.
39:51 Larry reveals if he got UFOs on the brain after he worked on Project Blue Book.
41:43 Suzanne admits her mother-in-law has a closet full of 80s toys including the owl calculator. We gotta get our hands on those.
42:55 Suzanne survived and did not end up in the Upside Down. Avril knows this because she has spoken to her since this interview was recorded and is relieved.