Missive From ‘Merica: For the Wider Rider

 

*No, Clicky, this is not about yesterday’s Brexit shenanigans… /lights up… It’s about roller coasters… /drags… Watched some before and after refurb vids in the week with Cade… /plumes smoke… He’s sent a missive…*

*No, I told ya, it’s not about Brexit… /smokes…*

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Re: Visit Of Row Lure Co-Stirs And Infinite Sixes, Ones and Sevens...

That was going to be the name of this post. You’ve only begun, the post is now finished, and I’ve decided to send it over to Roob so that she can do whatever she want’s with it instead of me posting it on my blog. Read-on reader. Will maybe explain more later.

Maybe

Wait…is there even anything more to explain? I guess I could mention that I inadvertently/accidentally published this very post on my own blog the other day whilst working on it. Got in a rush, hit the wrong button, and suddenly, the whole unformatted mess has gone public. Instead of my work being finished, I just created myself a shitload more work. Hadn’t started the backup yet, so now, gotta quickly create a backup, delete the post, and do all of this bullshit in short fucking order without losing anything and/or everything. As a result of that calamitous occurrence, and a few other factors, what was there, then gone, then there, is again gone from there, and is now here.

Clear?

Post (my part anyway)…

starts (again)…

NOW! (heh)

^Riding “Surf Coaster” Roller Coaster at Sea Paradise in Japan! Front Seat 4K Onride POV^

!!! HELLO DIMWIT !!!

(S)

I can see your face(s) now.

You’ve a look of “Did that Okie fucker just call me a dimwit?!?!?”

Call us dimwits?

Actually, I'm the dimwit

Started a post, didn’t finish it when I started it, got lost on a roller coaster tycoon. Like…not the game “RollerCoaster Tycoon®” …an actual, honest to God roller coaster tycoon.

There are such people
^Carly Rae Jepsen – Too Much [Official Music Video]^

If you read the previous post, you will already know that I got lost on an interview with Alan Shilke. He said something during an interview that kinda blew me away. ‘Tis unfortunate that when I tried to pick the writing back up, I couldn’t remember what it was. It was profound tho. To me it was anyway. A contextual profundity that made a whole lotta stuff make a whole lotta sense. Then I went and forgot what it was.

FEAR NOT o’ye seekers, travelers and voyagers of all kinds. RooBeeDoo has suggested that we watch the videos together and see if we can find this missing link. Me, Roob, Alan Shilke, and some roller coaster enthusiasts that are interviewing him. Wanna come along for the ride?

^Geri – Ride It^

First things first.

DARK = Dark "Type A"

LIGHT = Dark "Type B"

From a purely sight perspective, an all encompassing of either is going to be blinding via a different mode. So let’s turn to our ears. Sure, an all-light environment is going to be blinding, but what about sound? Can you hear? All that light is prolly gonna make things a little warm, so what about touch? Can you feel? All that heat is likely to start cooking you, so what about smell? Can you smell? I’m sure you smell delicious, so what about taste? Can you taste?

You can add similar there for an all-dark environment and wander around in those thoughts too if you want, but I’m still thinking on that “creation rethink” that I wrote for yesterday’s post. I was just brainstorming as I wrote that, and I got to thinking about the concept of needing to address certain things from the previous day on the following day. Meaning, it didn’t make sense to me to add them on the day that they were actually created. Certain things had to be created first, then they could seep into and propagate down the line. I have the advantage of looking backwards, so the forwards can make a little more sense. Like my addition of the somewhat antediluvian-ish concept of adding a “Day 0” to the mix. Another was creation of relative time prior to the creation of time itself, then further convolution and clarification of linear time(s) and non-linear time(s) as we went. I didn’t intend to create an hourglass type shape, but it kinda happened that way.

Dygruss

Anyway, it got me to thinking about seeing events from various sides of the event(s), and got me to thinking about the contextual light/darkness and the relative positioning required to discern one from another. A Venn diagram or Vesica Piscis might help with respect to visualizing the light/dark concepts, but only if they are in your field of view.

Q: If you are encapsulated in an all-light environment, but darkness exists elsewhere, can you see it?

A: Is there any way to detect an isolated and outside darkness in an all-light environment

I must know.

I derpmands answers!

GIVE THEM TO ME!

^Carly Rae Jepsen – The Sound (Live In Lapland, Finland)^

I realize that God said nothing about “the Meh”. Or, whoever wrote that story about God’s shenanigans doesn’t say anything about “the Meh”. Says nothing in the Bible about “God created the Light, God created the Dark, God created the Meh. Meh being that grey area right there in the muddle. But we ourselves are kinda in a grey area; we’re chasing light matter, we’re chasing dark matter, we’re chasing “why does this shit matter” matter…

all kinds of matter matters

I get the feeling that Science has long held that you can’t create “darkness”, because “darkness” is simply the absence of light. Welp, I also get the feeling that some in science might just be rethinking that one. Rethinking their thinking. There appear to be great big boiling pots of darkness out there in the Universe, and someone I know has pondered 8 levels of darkness “past dark”. Not gonna name any names, but once you get to 6, 7 & 8 are quite terrifying to imagine, so this unnamed individual stopped at 6, gave 7 a once-over, got a glimpse of 8 and instantly bailed.

If I lost you there, a theoretical realm of “dark past dark”. Like, once you’ve removed all light, and all is darkness, there’s deeper to go. 8 rings to be exact-ish. No idea tho. Like I said, everything past “0” was pretty horrifying to imagine, and I had to stop at 6 because 7 was almost incomprehensible. Actually it was incomprehensible. Just difficult to track how things moved…why things moved as they did…how “something(s)” were even detectable in this/these nothing(s)…what these nothings were…what forces were creating these nothings and how, etc..

Digress

You wanna know how it’s possible to get darker than dark? Welp, in retrospect, it’s pretty easy. Just imagine being in environment where it is as dark as it can possibly get. Once you’ve established “yep, can’t get no darker than this”it does. Maybe think about the sun setting, and how it slowly gets dark until eventually it can’t get any darker. Now imagine that once you’ve reached that “can’t get no darker” point, somehow, it gets darker.

I would suggest that maybe you try and picture a night where it’s gotten as dark as it can get, then some clouds and/or fog rolls in and covers the sky/stars which causes it to get even darker. But we in our modern world can’t really do that. When clouds roll in these days, it gets lighter because the artificial lighting we’ve created reflects and refracts off the clouds/fog and we get that “nite lite” kind of glow. High clouds are a bit different usually, but the moon can change that. Using the moon and its phases/position is also a good tool for experiencing/contemplating just how “dark” a darkness really is.

Have fun
^Katy Perry – The One That Got Away (Official)^

Got a query for you ponder…

Q: Once light and dark have been separated, how do you get these two back together?

A: ¿?¿

I guess it’ll all come out in the wash.

^Years & Years – Shine (Official Video)^

Lightwater Valley. What are the chances of me stumbling across a theme park I’ve never heard of called Lightwater Valley, when trying my damnedest to write about roller coasters?!

But I’m still stumbling around in the dark.

And stumbling around in the light.

And stumbling around in the meh.

Lightwater Valley

They have what is now “the world’s second longest roller coaster”. It’s in the UK, was built by a railway company, called “The Ultimate”, and it appears to be, timewise, a damn long coaster. Wanna take it for a spin?

NOTE: This fucker has the longest damn coaster trains I’ve ever seen. Would take forever to ride the ride in every seat.

Would be a fun challenge tho
^The Ultimate Front Row Duo POV HD GoPro^

Typically, I’m watching a video and trying to focus on the content contained in the audio. If there is a video portion, I may be somewhat focusing on that, but it kinda depends. In this case, I was kinda watching the video, listening fairly intently to the audio, and letting my mind wander whilst listening to what is being said. Probably drifting from this to that, anything and everything from soda fountains and pay grades, to intercontinental particle accelerators and gamma ray bursts. Oh, and women.

Prolly pondering women

So at 07:31 into the video, when Schilke says…

“Structure’s the limit. The track can span, and the structure is the limit.”

…my head popped.

^Coldplay – Paradise (Official Video)^

Any idea what that means? To you.

“Structure’s the limit. The track can span, and the structure is the limit.”

When thinking about “structure” and “structures”, what pops into your head? In this context, we’ve got a designer/engineer of roller coasters, and his current primary job is to take existing roller coasters, and utilize the existing structure(s) to make a new roller coaster. Well, basically a new coaster. Yeah, a totally new coaster, using the existing structure. A new ride built within the existing framework(s) of an old ride. But when you personally think think structure(s), what do you think?

Steel?
Cement?
Wood?
Stone?
Plastic?
Water?
Air?
Electricity?
Heat?
CO2?
Body odor?

Gregariousness?

Hate?

Dreams?

Foot fungus?

Natural gas?

Orgasms?

Jacketed metal bullets?

Shock?

Trauma?

See how I drifted there? More solid, to less solid, to less tangible of the more or less tangible varieties. Just curious as to what “structure” really is. Is structure…contextual?

 Are structures...contextual? 

Electricity itself may not be that much of a structure/not real tangible, but the structure(s) that deliver it to our homes is/are pretty fucking solid. Not to mention that a lightning bolt is also pretty goddamn solid.

Sorta

In Schilke’s case, he’s basically saying that there in no limit to what the track can do. No length the track itself cannot span. No limit to the path, but there is a limit to the pathway. The existing roller coaster is gonna have an existing structure, and that existing structure is going to be sitting on an existing footprint. I just threw a new variable at you.

Footprint

Footprint (Disambiguation)

Ichnite

Not only are you limited by the existing coaster structure, you’re also limited as to any change you can make to it because of the ground that the structure sits on.

Q: What ground(s) does/do your structure(s) sit on?

A: ???¿

Just wondering how receptive/non-receptive you might be to new ideas coming in to completely change your favorite ride. I dunno, your feet might be set in stone. Maybe not.

/shrug
^Ashley O – On a Roll | Official Music Video^

Does that previous song sound a whole helluva lot like Nine Inch Nails’ song Head Like A Hole to you?

Does to me
^Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole (Official Video)^

I gotta squeeze this video in here.

^debris flow – 21 juillet 2017 – Crue torrentielle à Saint Julien Montdenis^

Existing structures…and the pathways that we can create within them. Transport. Shipping. Piping in, piping out. Movement. Flow. All within the framework and frameworks of rigidity and maybe plus/minus some flex.

X: You’re bothered by your performance on the Kobayashi Maru.

Cade: I don’t know that I’d ever be in a position to take the Kobayashi Maru test.

X: You’re bothered by something. You feel there’s no way to win.

Z: I cannot help but agree.

0: Can we get a trifecta?

A: You’ve got your trifecta. Now, what’s the problem Cade?

Cade: There was something else that Schilke said during the course of one of those interviews that jarred me.

B: You were jarred twice in the same video?

Cade: Yes. He said something somewhere that was rather blasé and insignificant. Almost in passing.

X: But you can’t remember what it was.

Cade: I watched both videos with Roob, and have watched them both again and again. Whatever it was is gone.

0: You do realize that you watched more than just those two videos.

Cade: I realize that, but pretty sure it was in one of those two.

0: Yet you cannot find what you are looking for. Any chance you are wrong?

Cade: The evidence certainly seems to be pointing in that direction.

T: Is the evidence ever pointing away from that direction?

Cade: Meaning, am I ever right?

T: Correct.

Cade: Dunno about either of those.

T: You think that outside opinion is what establishes right/wrong or correct/incorrect?

Cade: Dunno about establishing, but certainly a degree of confirmation.

T: And what if this outside confirmation is incorrect?

Cade: Like, correct application of an incorrect assumption?

T: You wrestled with that word “assumption”. Any idea as to why?

Cade: I’m trying to keep my mind hanging on to the possibility that I need to go back and rewatch all of the Alan Schilke interviews, and do so whilst simultaneously entertaining new ideas.

X: It’s easy to get lost.

A: You don’t let me talk much.

Cade: You don’t talk much. In fact, you never talk. If you were wind in the dark with the volume turned all the way down? That’d be you.

A: Meaning?

Cade: You aren’t sound. You’re kinda like touch or “a” touch. A vibe.

A: That doesn’t mean you can’t let me speak.

Cade: If this is an attempt to lead my mind back to that point of contention/confusion, it ain’t working.

Z: Maybe you just haven’t walked far enough yet.

Cade: More feet and paths.

Z: More feet and paths.

0: You’re doing it again.

Cade: Letting my mind wander? Yep. You ain’t wrong.

X: So where did this start?

Cade: Me being bothered that I cannot remember what else Schilke said that jarred me so much.

X: Something about rest? Or maybe living in the moment?

Cade: Not directly, but it seems like it was something to that effect. Almost passé tho. Like, it happened, isn’t happening, looking forward to it happening again.

X: God Think.

Cade: Yeah. It was some kind of god-like thought. Got me to thinking about God only getting 7 days to do their thing, and that was all the time they ever got. Inspired me to write a post or three.

A: All the time they ever got.

Z: All the time they were ever going to get.

X: All the time that ever was.

Cade: Yeah…something like that. Seven days, and out. Zero, to seven, to zero.

T: How long you think that actually was?

Cade: I dunno. Time is dismissive and/or dismissible in most people’s lives for me to even attempt to elaborate.

0: Lazy?

Cade: Somewhat. Here and now? Sure…somewhat lazy. But to be fair, I don’t really know where to go that I haven’t already been.

X: And what does where you’ve been have to do with anyone taking the time to read this?

Cade: Good question. Primary on my mind is the length of this current convo.

X: And “length” is kinda where this all started.

Cade: Yes, the length of the track.

A: Length of the pathway.

Cade: You can get creative within the right structure(s).

A: Is length what it’s about?

Cade: Depends on the records you chase.

A: You wanted to do a Random Wikipedia Attack too, didn’t you?

Cade: I did. Not gonna.

A: And Morgellons?

Cade: My feet are a mess.

A: And hands?

Cade: They’re on my mind.

A: You think it possible that the “structure’s the limit/the track can span” actually was the thing that jarred you, and because of where your mind was, you are thinking that he said something else somewhere in the video that related?

Cade: It’s possible. I was thinking about the seven days of creation, the framework and structure of that time, and the pathways and time(s) that were contained within creation.

A: At that time.

Cade: Yes. At the time of creation, the time that was created, and the times contained within that time.

A: And the time and times outside of that creation and those creations?

Cade: Yes. Lots of observers created, and they’re viewing a shitload of creations over a shitload of times.

A: Outwards introspection?

Cade: Or inwards outrospection.

A: The ride looks different from the outside than it does from the inside.

Cade: Many methods and modes for “riding the ride”, as it were.

A: Scalar?

Cade: Sure. I guess it depends on the experience you want to have + where you want to have it + how you want to have it + any other considerations that you care to take into account.

A: Flow.

Cade: Godzilla prolly couldn’t ride a roller coaster, but they could sure as shit turn one into rubble.

A: Same ride, different rides for different riders.

Cade: Could ignore it completely.

A: That’s an option.

Cade: …

I think it’s about time we wind this lengthy fucker down…eh?

^Lady Gaga – Poker Face (Official Music Video)^

Are your social experiments psychoanalytical?

Or just psycho?

Just a question you might wanna ask yourself prior to any further experimentation. A problem with “social experimentation” is that the experimenter(s) take no responsibility.

Like a party crasher

You don’t know anyone, you’re not vested in any way, so you’ve nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain. Depending on your agenda.

Maybe I'm way off base
^Gryffin, Gorgon City, AlunaGeorge – Baggage (Official Music Video)^

Well…um…this was an unexpected entry on my recommended on YouTube this morning.

^Jake Johnson’s Message to Absent Fathers^

Roob is maybe gonna be adding some stuff to this here and there and in the middle.

Maybe not

Prolly at least be the top and tail. Maybe she has some thoughts.

I'm done

cYa

😛 ❤ 😛

cFa

^Laibach – Two Of Us (Beatles Cover)^

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*You’re obsessed with Brexit, Clicky! …/stubs butt… Get a Song…*

10 thoughts on “Missive From ‘Merica: For the Wider Rider

  1. Loved the tank-slapper. The rider undoubtedly didn’t; probably requested clean underwear before an ambulance was called.

    If he’d been asked “What goes through your mind when you crash at 190mph?”, no doubt his response would have been similar to that of the late, great Barry Sheene:

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    1. Nice to see that other smoking favourite peaking on your screenshot, JP 😉 …

      *And what about the ‘Za dig and Voltaire’, Clicky?*

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    2. Yeah it’s rumored that’s the last thing to go through a bug’s mind after hitting the windshield of a car,,,it’s ass. Maybe if you first get high-sided by a bike, you can avoid the same? 😛

      You got me thinking about Guy Martin’s crash at the TT in 2010. No video that I’m aware of, but the stills are quite impressive. (and scary) Connor Cummiins however…

      *Conor Cummins IOM TT 2010 Crash*

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      1. Oh I love this game.

        To ride the IOM TT takes cojones; and every year fewer bikers leave the island in the passenger section of the ferry, than arrive.

        Real pros make it a performance art … 😀

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        1. Woah nelly. I’ve seen some cool highside saves, but never seen that one I don’t think. It’s a good one.

          Here some good ones. Some of these look like someone trying to hang on to an angry chainsaw that weighs 300 pounds. Performance art indeed.

          ^Biggest wobbles and best saves in MotoGP™^

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