Josh Groban has a theory that aliens are us from the future after nuclear war



I’m am thoroughly enjoying Busy Tonight. Busy Philipps is so easy going that the show’s format seems off. She’s the buzzed girl at the party who acts like you’re her best friend and tells you everyone’s business. Busy just doesn’t care and I want some of that. She’s an expert at putting people at ease, although part of that is plying them with drinks. Keep that in mind when you read these quotes by Josh Groban. He was drinking chardonnay, he only had one but he kept saying he felt tipsy, and he was just shooting the sh-t with Busy. I don’t think either of them were serious, although Busy is somewhat of a space cadet so she might really believe some of this. Busy was saying that she thinks we’re in a computer simulation like The Matrix, then they both agreed that aliens were real and that’s when it got weird. The video is below and here’s what they said.

Do you believe in aliens too?
Of course. We grew up in the X-Files Days. I would sit in my window and just go ‘take me.’

Aliens are real.
I feel like there would be way more footage of UFOs if they were coming to visit us. At the same time I do feel like we’re not alone. This is not a refill [of wine].

I think that the little gray men, when people say I was abducted… I think they’re us from the future after nuclear war and implants and all the things that have made us hairless and weird with big eyes. We’ve learned how to time travel and my publicist is going to kill me.

I also believe in a form of Terminator and I believe that Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are terminators. It’s possible Josh that you also are a Terminator
It’s possible but then the guy who programmed the sim of me made the virus that I don’t know I’m a Terminator.

[From Busy Tonight]

That was hilarious when he said he publicist was going to kill him. Plus it really took a turn there at the end. No one else is doing what Busy is doing and just talking random sh-t like this, I love it.

In The Demon-Haunted World, Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan argues that alien visitations are of course a figment of the human imagination, but he also makes the point that in pre-modern times people described being visited by angels and saints in scenarios similar to alien abductions. Aliens weren’t part of shared culture until recently. Experiments show that stimulations to the temporal lobe of the brain can cause people to believe that they’re being visited by supernatural creatures. Thank you for coming to my TedX Talk. I agree with Josh, if aliens had visited wouldn’t we have proof? Also no one from the past who hadn’t seen scifi shows would imagine that scenario where aliens are us. And why don’t aliens look like lizards or birds or something? Why do they always look like freaky fetuses? (I stole that idea from Carl Sagan.)

Her outfits though.

Also Busy went through Josh’s tweets, found one where he wished there were more benches in LA, so she made it happen for him on her set.

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  1. Rocky says:

    I like that theory. Very planet of the apes

    • Esmom says:

      I like it, too. It seems like he was joking, but even if he wasn’t how is it any “crazier” than, say, people who believe humanity will be saved by the eventual return of the son of god?

      People have their beliefs and as long as they’re not hurting anyone *cough GOP cough* what’s the big deal?

    • Wilady says:

      If you think about it and are willing to sound a little bonkers….

      In some way, IF humans adapted to space, they would probably look like aliens.

      -large eyes to see in dark environment
      -pale, because lack of melanin from dark environment
      -small stature from low gravity, also sedentary lifestyle in small craft. More efficient to maintain a small body
      -giant head from increased brain matter, as that is their adaptation- the need to think of ways to create tools and devices and means for survival.

      I mean if I wanted to play along…. That’s what would almost make sense…

  2. elimaeby says:

    I’d honestly take this goofy shizz over “fatherhood is the greatest thing that ever happened to me” or “I’m so blessed to work in this industry” or whatever. I love what Busy has going right now.

  3. broodytrudy says:

    Okay but we sort of/basically have proof of alien life because the Pentagon released that information. Unless i read that information wrong, which is entirely possible.

    • Algernon says:

      My takeaway from that report is that there is a bunch of stuff in space we don’t know about. I’m not sure I buy in that it’s solid proof of aliens, just that we know hardly anything about space.

    • Nancy says:

      Roswell, New Mexico proved the existence of alien life. There is so much information that is kept from us. To educate us now would terrify most, intrigue many and infuriate religions. Everything we learned and our children are learning would be lies. The alien culture is one that won’t be openly discussed until must later in history. Some presidents are aware, some aren’t and no trump isn’t an alien…Ha, he isn’t bright enough. Seems farcical to some, but I wouldn’t close my eyes or mind too tight. We are very arrogant to believe we are the sole inhabitors of the universe.

  4. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    My most favorite book is Number of the Beast by Heinlein so yeah, I love these discussions lol. Not for belief but just for the reach.

  5. Agirlandherdog says:

    That dress is some 80s realness. Wow…

  6. Algernon says:

    If aliens advanced enough to visit Earth exist, they are definitely smart enough not to leave evidence. Any species capable of crossing intergalactic differences would have a solution for travelling faster than the speed of light, which is for us right now, an unsolvable mystery. They would be so far advanced beyond us, that I don’t know why they would even bother with us. Also, the chances that real aliens will look anything like us are very slim. That supposes they evolved in an exactly similar primordial soup of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. It could happen, but the odds are pretty slim. It’s more likely that any aliens that are both capable and willing to talk to us will be totally foreign in appearance and function.

    • cantgoogleme says:

      Loved your comment esp the description “primordial soup …”- fantastic. Some of you commenters write so well

  7. mycomment says:

    of course they’re out there… and they’re monitoring the morons who inhabit this planet to ensure we don’t stray too far out to destroy the cosmos… ;-)

    ot, but really funny… trumptards are now filing their taxes and almost to a one are being hit with ‘amount due’ when previously they all got refunds. and boy are they pissed…

  8. Tiffany says:

    I have come to appreciate Josh Groban over the last few years. He just seems like a enjoyable dude.

    And he was awesome in The Good Cop. That show was better than I expected.

    • Jerusha says:

      He comes across as a good guy with a sense of humor. I never paid attention to him until recently, but he’s very likable. Hope he’s not hiding some nasty secret like so many others.

    • Quietus says:

      Haha, I used to be a huge fan (went to his concerts and once we met eyes for 2 seconds when he walked around to get close to the fans whilst singing) but have since sort of outgrown his stuff. Anyway, his interviews are usually in this tone: very deadpan humour and hilarious. He’s a fantastic singer and very talented musician. I should check out what he’s been doing musically.

  9. Darla says:

    Busy was saying that she thinks we’re in a computer simulation like The Matrix – actually I am pretty sure I read a while ago that scientists believe there is a greater possibility this is true, than that there is a God. They believe that a civilization advanced enough to do this kind of simulation, would be too ethical to do it, and that is their big doubt about this. But it is possible.

  10. Jillybean says:

    The demon haunted world- that is one of the best books I have ever read and to see it referenced just made my day thank you!

  11. SM says:

    I don’t know who he is but he sure is funny. Busy really carved her own type of talkshow without the boring standard questions.