Last night, Dear Reader, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, suffering from the Coronavirus, was admitted to the care of the ICU team at St Thomas’ Hospital…
*Yeah, Jacobi and Lindsay were fuckin’ awesome in it… /lights up and smokes… Butt the ‘ospital was renamed for dowting Thomas after the Reformation…*
… At the same time, Cade and I were remote viewing together a really very interesting documentary about Osiris, Christianity and Gnosticism, and the lost Gospel of Thomas, rediscovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in Egypt, featured heavily…
*Knot a stretch, Clicky… /rolls eyes… A joke…*
… There was no mention whatsoever of the Aeon Sophia or the ‘Fallen Goddess Scenario’ in the documentary, although self proclaimed ‘Gnostic teacher’ John Lamb Lash, did appear in it briefly. Twice…
*A selfie and a faceless woman with a Caesarian section scar… /touches Caesarian section scar… Now that was fuckin’ weird to see, Clicky…*
… Anyway the upshot was that there is only the Nag Hammadi Codex left ‘cos the Roman Catholic Church eradicated the Gnostics and destroyed pretty much all Gnostic teachings, thus controlling the Christian narrative…
*Heh! Terry Christian fronted ‘The Word’…*
*And is facing a public backlash… /pats snout… Quite right. Nice thinking, Clicky…*
*Alright, show off. Go and get an appropriate tune to round off with…*
Until next time then, Dear Reader. Stay well, enjoy the unusual Spring break and have a Song… ❤
*Good grief, there’s full Moon, too, Clicky? …/bites lip… There’ll be lunatics abroad tonight…*
As promised in yesterday’s missive, Dear Reader, Cade has very kindly whizzed across the 137th installment of his wonder ramblings for your pleasure. I also mentioned yesterday that today, Friday 13th of September, has a connection with 137. Well, two actually…
… The date when written out UK style is 13/9…
*/Tuts… I haven’t finished yet, Clicky…*
… And 139 is a Twin Prime with 137…
*Told ya… /sticks out tongue…*
… Plus as September is named for ‘seven’, the date can be conceived as 13/7. Then there’s the Alternative Thinking 37 sync…
…Raphael at that site has been thinking deeply and alternatively about ‘137’ for the longest time, and has amassed a 137 treasure trove. Yesterday he published a splendid post, the first in ages. 37 is the 12th Prime and today, of course, is the 37th Friday of 2019…
*Yeah, yeah, and 37 is also the atomic number of ROOB ID, I AM… /smokes… It ain’t about me, Clicky…*
… That’s why I am delighted to be able to present the Text US Okie Devil’s 137th missive for the LoL of it today, Dear Reader…
Didn’t get the job – got the rejection email earlier. No big deal really – been turned down and/or ignored for prolly a thousand jobs over the past few years. But this one I was qualified for somewhat, and, I aced the typing test. 40 wpm average with a 98.5% accuracy on a 5 minute typing test ain’t that bad, especially for someone who typically doesn’t type by sight. In fact, I never type by sight. Like read something, and type it at the same time. I’m quite impressed with my typing test result. That’s no mean feat.
(me being impressed with myself)
Don't ask why I put that there
^DIE KRUPPS ~ Schmutzfabrik^
SO! What’s up over in Merovee land, eh? Was not my intent to kick a hornet’s nest. Just trying to understand what’s being said. Cade is not known for being the sharpest knife in the drawer, and it’s kinda nice to know where he stands.
^Front 242 – Rhythm of Time (Victor the Cleaner)^
From a learning standpoint, how did I just refer to myself? Would that be considered 2nd person? 4th person? Did some reading, and everything on this seems to center around pronouns, but I referred to myself by name.
So yeah...3rd person
I guess in order to refer to yourself in the 4th person, you need both 1st and 3rd person. Wait…didn’t I do that? I used both “Cade” and “he”.
^Jump – Funkatarium^
How long until Trump spins his anti-e-cig/fake news crap as a trap. That’s what I’m wondering. Like, some kind of double-cross to “expose” fake news sources…
Was reading Leg Iron’s latest post, and it really got me to thinking that PT will likely spin it. He’ll have to, assuming the “fake news” angle actually sticks. Where in the fuck did this vaping legislation even come from? Talk about coming from left-field, I woulda been less shocked if to hear that the President was introducing legislation that limited the number of toilet paper sheets citizens could use when wiping their butts. Not to mention, the limited reading that I’ve done is indicative that this is a regional problem. Meaning, the state in question should deal with it, not the Federal government. Something else is going on here, and I don’t think it has anything to do with THC, black market products or even vaping.
^Front 242 – Happiness (Dance Mix By Underworld)^
Kind of a holdover thought from the previous missive, but have you ever been somewhat submerged in water, had something float up next to you, you tried to push it away, and it winds up floating even closer to you? Or you try and pick it up from underneath the water, but it runs away from your hand? Or you try and distance your entire body from it, but it follows you? That’s kinda what I was thinking with respect to a body moving through a space, how to identify other bodies, and how to know how to react to those bodies without becoming unnecessarily entangled with those bodies because of your actions. I was thinking more about inorganic kinds of things, but these concepts aren’t much different in a lot of cases than dealing with organics. Like swatting at a wasp is likely to just irritate the fuck out of it. Same could be said of a leaf in a pool of water.
That’s what I’m thinking of. To relate, the reason that supersonic travel is out, is because it’s destructive as hell. Commercial passenger parabolic space travel isn’t going to be much better. To relate even further, I just looked up some figures for SpaceX’s Falcon rockets.
For Falcon 9: 156.1 ± 4.9 dB (unweighted) at 125 ft.
For Falcon Heavy: 160.9 ± 4.9 dB (unweighted) at 125 ft.
Now, to put that in perspective. Like, those numbers… they need some perspective. Wanna come along?
It's gonna get loud
^Finitribe ‘We Have Come’^
As you can see, @ 156.1 and 160.9 decibels, the Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rockets are hip deep in the intolerable pool. I think a shotgun blast is around 140 decibels, most commercial aircraft are around 130 decibels, and anything around those numbers and above is where the pain thresholds lay. So if we’re gonna have commercial parabolic space travel carting your tubby ass from Dallas to London in 30 minutes, let’s see what the locals are going to have to deal with.
‘Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is the world’s fourth busiest airport, offering nearly 1850 flights per day and serving 64 million passengers a year.’
Source = Google – 12 September 2019 @16:22
Now, at 1,850 flights per day for a single airport (D/FW), we kinda need to know what the average passenger load for commercial aircraft is.
Those numbers look reasonable to me, and it’s something we really need to consider seeing as how, currently, rockets can’t even carry a single person, let alone hundreds. But to be fair, parabolic space flight is likely not the smartest of options for someone traveling from Dallas to Austin or even Dallas to New York. It’s unlikely that 1,850 rockets are going to be blasting off from D/FW each day, so let’s get a bead on the number of international flights that leave from the Metroplex.
‘Overall, DFW Airport has service to 223 destinations, including 56 international and 167 destinations within the United States. Fifteen of the 27 passenger airlines that serve DFW are foreign-flagged, and 12 are domestic.’
Source = Google – 12 September 2019 @ 16:27
That doesn’t tell us much, but some further reading implies that there are 30 flights per week from D/FW to London area airports, which means an average of 4.2 flights per day.
Q: Could we handle 4 rocket launches per day in this area?
No idea, and that’s only the London service. Glass sales are going to go through the fucking roof.
^Skinny Puppy – Tin Omen^
What is the cost effectiveness of devising a system for aircraft that could avoid a bird? What about a system that could avoid an insect? Is that overkill? Altering the course of a 200/300 ton jet just to avoid a mosquito? Especially a mosquito.
Those things suck
^A Split Second – Flesh (Full 12″ Version) (Official video)^
Maybe there’s a balance in the quanta that we are missing. Some something in the ether that knows when and where we are being sloppy as fuck, and maybe where we need to improve in certain areas in order to advance in other areas. Like say… oh, I dunno… maybe in order to increase a certain medical treatment from 30.6% effectiveness to 45.9% effectiveness, all it takes is a reduction of 5% in the number of plants killed by herbicides. That energy has to come from somewhere right? It’s gotta go somewhere too, and there has to be some kind of sustainable something to get it there.
^symphonix – everything you want^
How much of a reduction in life you figure it takes before there’s an implication that life is no longer needed and/or no longer wanted here on our planet. You think it possible that there are solar/galactic/universal audit trails? If so, prolly going to be a lot more audit trails nested in there. Almost like Synthetic CDO’s that are based upon and travel from to and through some base structures. Damn, that sounds like a logistical nightmare. Boy…I sure hope there are some folks thinking in streams like these. Our administration costs could skyrocket if we aren’t somewhat prepared for administratives like that.
For anyone so inclined to wander
^A SPLIT SECOND – MAMBO WITCH (EXTENDED VERSION) 1988^
Joining the galactic community sounds expensive.
Of course, I hear joining the EU is pretty goddamn expensive too.
Apparently, leaving the EU is pretty goddamn expensive as well.
^Story of an Artist by Daniel Johnston^
Hey, Greenpeace! You guys/gals have paid positions?
I know a guy who is looking for work. He’s OK with heights and types @ 40 wpm.
^B-Movie Nowhere Girl – 1982 (HD extended ver.)^
The time has come…
The time is now…
!!!RANDOM WIKIPEDIA ATTACK!!!!
I don't even know if I remember how to do this, but I'm willing to try
From today’s featured article…
Tahiti Rail – an extinct species of rail that lived on Tahiti. It was first recorded during James Cook’s second voyage around the world (1772–1775), on which it was illustrated by Georg Forster and described by Johann Reinhold Forster. No specimens have been preserved.
Case Closed (Season 11) – The eleventh season of the Case Closed anime was directed by Kenji Kodama and Yasuichiro Yamamoto and produced by TMS Entertainment and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation. The series is based on Gosho Aoyama’s Case Closed manga series.
Clarence Stein – an American urban planner, architect, and writer, a major proponent of the Garden City movement in the United States.
Pauline Jani – a Zimbabwean netball player who represents Zimbabwe internationally and plays in the positions of goal keeper and goal shooter. She was a member of the Zimbabwean squad which finished at eighth position during the 2019 Netball World Cup, which was historically Zimbabwe’s first ever appearance at a Netball World Cup tournament.
Donald Meek – a Scottish-American actor. He first performed publicly at the age of eight and began appearing on Broadway in 1903. Meek is perhaps best known for his roles in the films You Can’t Take It with You (1938) and Stagecoach (1939).
Telephone Exchange Building (Norwich, Connecticut) – a historic building at 23 Union Street in downtown Norwich, Connecticut, behind Norwich Town Hall. Built in 1906-07, it was the first purpose-built telephone exchange building in the city, and is a little-altered example of period exchanges built by the Southern New England Telephone Company.
Trechus Flavocinctus – a species of ground beetle in the subfamily Trechinae. It was described by Jeannel in 1922.
¿Dónde Está Santa Claus? – a novelty Christmas song. 12-year-old Augie Rios had a hit with the song in 1958 which featured the Mark Jeffrey Orchestra. Written by George Scheck, Rod Parker, and Al Greiner, and copyrighted in 1958, the copyright was renewed and is owned by Ragtime Music. The song was originally released on MGM Records’ Metro label. The 45 record single was backed with the song “Ol’ Fatso (I Don’t Care Who You Are Old Fatso, Get Those Reindeer Off My Roof).”
Michael Riegler – a retired Liechtenstein alpine skier who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Vapor (Novel) – he second novel by American writer Amanda Filipacchi. It was translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Polish. The novel was praised for an energetic originality showcasing a “prodigious postfeminist talent.”
Bursera – a genus with about 100 described species of flowering shrubs and trees varying in size up to 25 m (82 ft) high. They are native (often for many species endemic) to the Americas, from the southern United States south through to northern Argentina, in tropical and warm temperate forest habitats.
Jay Ansill – a composer and folk musician, known primarily as a Celtic harpist and fiddler. Ansill has released several solo albums including Origami, A Lost World (an adaptation of poems by Robert Graves), and three privately released tributes to The Incredible String Band.
The Apotheosis Of Saint Thomas Aquinas – a 1631 altarpiece painting by Francisco de Zurbarán, now in the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville. It shows Thomas Aquinas ascending to heaven, surrounded by four other Doctors of the Church.
Alfredo Malerba – an Argentine pianist and musician, producer and screenwriter, with an illustrious career. He wrote tangos such as Besos brujos, Te lloran mis ojos, Canción de cuna, Cuando el amor muere, Un amor, Cosas del amor and Vendrás alguna vez.
Ward No. 14, Kolkata Municipal Corporation – an administrative division of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in Borough No. 3, covering parts of Ultadanga (Murari Pukur) and Bagmari neighbourhoods in North Kolkata, in the Indian state of West Bengal.
Aldwyn Sappleton – a Jamaican track and field athlete, who specialized in middle distance running. He won three medals, including gold in the 1500 metres, at the 1999 CARIFTA Games in Fort-de-France, Martinique. He is also a four-time All-American track and field athlete, while playing for the Oklahoma Sooners, at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
I had to sort through missives 001 through 081 to find that formatting. Dunno why I thought there was more to it than that. Oh well, was kinda fun to scan some of the older writings. I’ve discovered that I am somewhat…wordy.
^Anne Clark – Our Darkness^
Speaking of being wordy, ever heard of this?
Me either. Damn interesting tho. Sounds like Van Deusen and Beard were at odds as to exactly what the root cause of this condition was, but it seems they were in agreement that it was related to some kind of detachment or dissociative something. REALLY interesting that it was associated with “anyone who lives within the monetary system” and also a “culture-bound syndrome”. No fucking wonder the condition has been deprecated, redacted and/or relegated to the footnotes. Can’t have people thinking that society and/or monetary systems can make you sick. This was all going on in the big fucking middle of the Industrial Revolution too. Ya think maybe people were lamenting days gone by? Developing a hate for the future via a really fucking nasty and confusing present?
^Killing Joke – Eighties^
Are you fucking shitting me?
First Trump appears to kowtow to fake news, and not a day later, Google is changing their algorithm to give precedence to “whoever gets there first”? Are you really trying to tell me that news reporting agencies and media groups aren’t completely inundated with moles and informers who get paid to steal stories/information prior to publication so the competition can scoop them? Not only that, did Google really just throw it’s hat into the peer-reviewed and/or authentication/validation ring? Whoever appears first in the results is authentic/genuine?
Fuckin-a…and I thought I was an idiot for spending my days pondering time-travel and teleportation. You guys are fucking morons. Of course, thinking about it now, there is a flip side. Anyone engaging in journalistic thievery are going to somewhat expose themselves by rushing to print and trying to beat everyone else to publication so that Google will boost them in the rankings. It’ll take some time for all that to shake out tho. Could be a lot of heads roll. I take my earlier thoughts back Google. Well played.
^Nothing in the Sun – Ceremony^
Thinking about that now, there is another downside tho. This could potentially give basically “data monopolies” to certain publishers. I write about all kinds of stuff that I hear in “the news”. Am I no longer allowed to write about it? This kinda smacks of broadcast news back in the 1970s and maybe 1980s. You get the story, or you don’t. If you beat the competition to a story? They may not bother reporting on the story at all.
But yeah, I’m wondering as to what exactly will constitute “originality” within the scope of specific events. Not only that, but how are you going to handle those common courtesy types of references. Like, where USA Today will start off a story with “The New York Times is reporting that…”? Especially when the story devolves to “But CNN has reported that…”.
How you gonna handle shit like that?
In cases like that, the story has become the story itself and the stories themselves, and an entirely new story has emerged as a result of the original reporting on…whatever in the fuck they’re reporting on. Anyway, I would think a purveyor of information (Google) is not going to be able to retain your illusory image of non-bias with a change like this. May as well go ahead an clutter up the empty space on that main Google page with paid advertisements and other bullshit. The cloak of your plain-covered wrapper advertising an unbiased Google is completely blown.
^Belouis Some – Imagination (Official Video) (HD)^
Maybe someone is simply missing their monopolies?
Seeking that olden fyre of yore.
Thing is…was that monopoly ever yours?
Or did you just read about it.
Is “olden” and “yore” in the same sentence…overkill?
Even if I’m purposely attempting to be ironic and/or overly expressive and excessive?
^Saint Etienne – You’re In A Bad Way (Video)^
Much pee pee needs to come out of me.
K…I’m back. I was washing my hands seeing as how I touched my small and filthy penis, and made the mistake of looking in the mirror whilst I swashed my mitts. As I looked at myself, I got to wondering if there are some better glasses frames out there for me. Maybe these black horn-rimmed glasses aren’t the best for a face like mine.
A face like mine
What kind of eyewear would best compliment a face like mine. The only thing that I could come up with that might better compliment my face, is a welding mask. I wonder if they make those welding masks with a prescription-strength glass.
^The Cure – Lullaby (Official Music Video)^
Impossible. Teleportation is impossible. The complete disassembly and reassembly of a lifeform is impossible. There’s no precedent…there are no precedents. There are no models…there’s nothing but science fiction and fantasy.
I agree with you on all counts
On all counts, I agree with you wholeheartedly.
^Billy Idol- Flesh for Fantasy (lyric video)^
Sometimes, there just isn’t enough to talk about in order to accommodate all the images I stumble across. I am wondering how your week was.
How the fuck are you? All of this bullshit is pointless without you, and I have a concern for your well-being. Kind of a passive concern, also a clueless concern, but a concern nonetheless. Been watching a lot of compilation videos lately of road ragers, and you are likely out in that mess day after day. Gotta be rough. Seems like the slightest of things will set someone off, and mistakes on the roadways are strictly taboo. No margins for error. No margins at all based on what I’ve been seeing. I wonder if there are people who get in their cars or on the motorcycles or whatever, and get out on the roadways for the specific purpose of finding someone to get pissed off at.
May wanna keep an eye out for pricks like that
^Lords Of Acid – Take Control^
Speaking of these videos that I’ve been watching, some of the “UK Road Rage” videos are pretty funny, some are downright depressing, but there seems to be an overall theme as to establishing who is right/wrong in a given situation. Like, actively pursuing justice in real time. No court, no judge, no jury, no law…have this out, right fucking here, right fucking now.
This isn’t endemic to just and only the UK, but on watching these videos, I woulda assumed that British drivers would be a tad more friendly, and MUCH more forgiving than drivers in America. Small roads, narrow roads, close quarters, lots of twists and turns, lots of intercepts and crossings, few lanes, and MANY more types of vehicles operating in the same environment, not mention lots of pedestrians. Seems like you’d almost have to be a friendly and forgiving person to survive in such an environment.
That appears to not be the case. What really stands out tho? The curses. I’ve watched enough of these vids now to kinda get the feeling that the first word(s) out of a driver’s mouth on the video is indicative of where that person is from.
Ewe steeyoupid iddy-ought
(you stupid idiot...trying to emulate the accent...tee hee)
What the hell?!
Upon watching vid after vid, trends began to appear. I could only assume that people from a certain area have more of a propensity to respond a certain way, or call someone a certain something, based on the regional dialect. “Bellend” was the one that kinda got me to thinking, as it appeared that maybe people in the northern regions were more apt to use this word first. Not that I am an expert in British accents, but I do try and keep my ears open/be mindful of them. Was also kinda surprised that the use of “bollocks” is rare in these vids. Did hear it a few times tho. Anyway, just thought that language thing was kinda interesting.
^Deadmau5 + Kaskade – Move For Me [Extended Mix] (1080p) || HD^
Oooooh!!!! I fucking LIKE that one. Wanna see what it looks like at a faster speed? Me too, but I’m not gonna add it here. You wanna speed it up yourself? Right click the link, copy image address, go here, paste the link address in the box, upload the image, and tinker with the speeds to your heart’s content. I’m gonna warn you in advance tho, that one does not speed up well. Speed seemed to cap for me at about 1000%. I’m sure an image with less frames would do better, and at 120 frames total, that image is a shade beefy.
^A Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)^
This post is now about…images.
^LaTour – People Are Still Having Sex^
This post is now about…images.
Anyone have any interest in…images?
^Tragic Error – Tanzen 1989 (original clip edited, HQ sound)^
This post is now about…images.
Anyone have any interest in…images?
Reflective surfaces…your proximity to them…what is it?
^A Split Second – Muscle Machine^
This post is now about…images.
Anyone have any interest in…images?
Reflective surfaces…your proximity to them…what is it?
Reflective surfaces…your interest in them…what is it?
Which reminds me, anyone else notice all the “asteroid” and “asteroid close approach” news lately? It’s been almost daily for several weeks now. Is someone trying to tell us in a roundabout way that some new NEO tracking system has come online and it’s now not only being used, but being used to great effect? If so, I can only imagine how much bad news is ahead, and not just and only the operating costs. Guess I could search for press releases regarding any new tracking systems, but it just seems weird that some new asteroid is in the news almost every goddamn day.
Weird things are strange
^OMC – How Bizarre^
Thought maybe I’d be clever and see if there was a song named 137, or maybe a song centered around 137, but found those tones instead. Listened to the first to see how clear it was, then checked the second to see how clear it was, and immediately noticed there was a discrepancy between the two. Wanna see how bad it is? Do this:
- Open the first video in one tab, pause it, then open the second video in a second tab and pause it as well.
- Once you have both vids open, start playing the first vid, pop over to the other tab and start playing the second vid.
- You should hear some oscillation with both vids playing at the same time.
If you wanna play further, open that second link in a tab, then open this in another tab. You’ll get a similar oscillation, but it’ll be different because one is a sine wave, and the other is a square wave, whereas the first two were both sine waves.
^Kevin Seconds – 137 Song^
Hope your Friday the 13th is and/or was a good one.
^The Human League – Being Boiled [Original Maxi Single]^
*Cade’s also written a post for his own site, Clicky?*
Dear Reader, after posting Cade’s latest Missive at the LoL on Friday evening, we settled down, in our respective locations – Southend and Texas – to remote view season 3 of the Netflix hit show ‘Stranger Things’. In terms of remote viewing bingeing, it was…
… I’d already started to wonder how exactly I was going to shamble about it. Fortunately, Red universe Frank gave me the perfect opening on MEROVEE…
… And again when Clicky posted news there that the Big Apol! was experiencing a massive blackout, exactly 42 years to the day after the last ‘Great Blackout’…
… Strangely enough, season 3 of the series started with a blackout…
‘Winona Ryder plays a chain smoking mother, fighting for her children. She is also, or rather the spelling of her name, is a Mandela Effect.’
*Do ya fink that jigsaw image is kinda Shoe On, Clicky? …/flicks ash…*
‘What JLL says in that talk about ‘bio-tropic clues’ should interest anyone who has spent time here on the good ship Merovee, or paying attention to synchronicity in general…
‘“All the clues in the world don’t count if you don’t know what crime has been committed.” – ‘John Lamb Lash – Follow Up on WYN WIN NONA Clustering and Biotropic Clues (25)’
“You have to know what the question is, in order to know what the answer means.” – Deep Thought – ‘Answer To The Ultimate Question – The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – BBC’
*Aye, Clicky, deep finking ana luminous ball of entanglement…*
… Of course, given that ‘Eleven’ is a character on ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Day of the Dead’ was the movie playing at the time of the first episode’s opening blackout…
…And that the New York blackout occurred on the 13th July (7), Clicky posted the idea that occurred to me over a morning cup of coffee and a cigarette, way back in 2013…
*An’ 24 hours in a day… /deep drag… It’s true, I am pretty much dead until I have a coffee and smoke in the mornings, Clicky…*
… Frank further replied with news of a hovering marvel, seen in Paris on Bastille Day…
… Now, I don’t think Red universe Frank is familiar with ‘Stranger Things’, but the other movie to feature during season 3, was ‘Back To The Future’…
… And then Clicky posted a tweet from ‘Hopper’ from the New York blackout with a definite ‘Go West’ sync to Friday’s LoL Missive From ‘Merica…
*/stubs butt… Oh I see, Clicky! The ‘does ‘opper return?’ cliffhanger to Season 3… Will he?*
*Clever… /nods slowly… Okay, Clicky, go choose a Song…*
…Anyhoo, that’s my ‘Stranger Things’ shambles, Dear Reader. I have another in mind to post, that concerns an extremely spooky short story written by Legs. That’s a treat for later this week, so make sure you come back. But for now… Have a Song… ❤
Dear Reader, I thought I’d introduce the Okie Devil’s latest missive with a selfie of me and MEROVEE Frank in the Red universe…
… Poor Frank is having terrible trouble with pollen and we hope he feels better soon…
… I have a separate shambles brewing on this week’s remote viewing of the ‘Unbreakable’ trilogy, and will post that this weekend…
*/tuts… Spoilers, Clicky…*
… But for Cade’s take on the movies, and more besides, keep reading, Dear Reader. And enjoy! ❤
Sup douchebag. Or, douchebags…if there are more than one of you. Doing OK today? Wanna travel a potentially dark path? Me either too neither also.
Q: Why do Christians hate Satanists?
A: ? ? ?
The concept of Satan and/or Satanism springs from your own mythos, right? So I really don’t see what you get in such a twist over every time that/those particular part(s) of your own bullshit is mentioned. Seems like all you need to do in order to defeat Satan or Lucifer or the Devil or whoever, is edit them out. Redact their evil ass(es) from The Bible.
But wait, you can’t do that can you? Not only does God say not to change one word, but you can’t remove the opposition. The opposite is what allows the entirety of the structure(s) to stand in the first place. Man, you guys are staring down the barrel of Gnosticism aren’t you. I mean, you’re gonna have to face the fact that you’re eventually gonna have to blame God for everything at some point, and I get the feeling that this is almost the entirety of what makes up the basis for Gnosticism…
Or if you want to avoid those pesky Gnostic conundrums, you can just keep Big Red in The Bible, God is off the hook, problem solved? Is that how this works? I’m asking because I don’t know.
^Iron Maiden- The Prisoner^
You really don’t think I think you’re a douchebag, do you?
You aren't, right?
I wouldn’t sweat being called names…
X: Can I add something here?
Cade: Oh, hello. I’m sure you can add something with a modicum of effort.
X: How do you figure that you completely forgot that your favorite Iron Maiden song even existed?
Cade: Woah. I woulda expected a question like that to come from 0: or T:.
X: Anyone but me?
Cade: Pretty much, yeah.
0: Do you have an answer?
Cade: Welp, you’ve kinda muddied the waters as to what question needs to be answered.
B: No…you did that.
Cade: Muddied the waters?
Cade: I realize that. But X: typically doesn’t start conversations via a rather detailed question.
Z: Are they typically more of an “observational” type of instigator?
Cade: Yeah. Fuzzy, but knowing.
F: What in the hell does that mean?
Cade: Welp, can I answer the original question first?
T: Will that give you time to think about how to respond?
Cade: Yes. And in answer to how I could possibly forget that my favorite Iron Maiden song even existed? Time.
X: Time, and…???
Cade: Time and rejection.
Cade: Yes. I started to “reject” heavy metal music when it started to get kinda…
Cade: Yes. Foofoo, or fufu or whatever. Frilly. Sparkly. Glam.
Z: You wanted to stay in the dark.
Cade: Yeah, something like that. I was just beginning to understand the dark, become comfortable with the dark.
X: And then?
0: Too much focus on the dark creates a glare.
Cade: Now that you put it like that, yeah. Like flicking on a light just as your eyes have adjusted to the dark.
Z: Or coming indoors on a bright and sunny day?
Cade: Yeah that too. Not grey as much as a weird mish-mashy rainbow of colors trying to find where they go/where they need to be.
X: That’s quite the description. Ever thought of it like that before?
Cade: Not really. But now that I think about it, it’s almost like shoving a rainbow flavored sno-cone into your eye.
T: How many time do you think you’ve heard that song The Prisoner?
Cade: A bunch. I used to listen to it over and over.
T: The song has a lot of colors.
Cade: Indeed it does. Up-tempo with a down-tempo intro, clarity, confusion, decision, anger, hope…
X: …and rejection.
Cade: Yes! That song does have some “rejection” overtones in it doesn’t it?
X: I hadn’t noticed.
Cade: I gotta scroll up, because I forgot what you asked.
F: Don’t bother.
X: He’s gonna “bother” you know.
F: Why would he, when I specifically requested that he not?
0: Because he wants to know.
T: He thinks he does.
B: In the event the question is raised again.
Cade: Do I need to be here for this conversation?
F: Don’t do what I asked you not to do, and the problem is solved.
Cade: Not from my vantage point.
F: You scrolled.
Cade: Indeed I did, and in answer your original question, “knowing an answer” does not necessarily mean that you know how to provide that answer to a particular individual?
F: You were thinking of anecdotal evidence as you typed that.
Cade: Of course I was.
F: To relate the answer?
Cade: I would say, “to better relate the answer”, but that’s just me.
F: And why is that?
Cade: Because I can have the answer to a question…
T: But that doesn’t mean that you understand it.
Cade: Correct. Even less so with respect to answering an individual.
F: You know a lot of things you don’t understand?
Cade: Um, I think I need to be careful in answering that.
Cade: Booya indeed.
F: What does that mean? “In your face F:?”
Cade: No. It is a correctness in the moment which buys more time for contemplation on if and how to answer your question.
F: Wait, you are saying you have answers to questions, and you don’t understand these answers, therefore you are hesitant to share these answers you have, simply because you yourself do not understand them?
Cade: Yes. Not always mind you.
F: What the hell does that mean?
Cade: Wow, my head is suddenly a train wreck.
Z: If only you were able to find a relatable anecdote, you wouldn’t be in this mess.
Cade: Tru dat.
F: You probably just have an inner desire to talk. Therefore your first instinct is block direct answers so as to inspire conversation.
Cade: Welp, that’s complete bullshit. I’m typically told that I have the finesse and delicacy of an asteroid slamming into the Yucatan Penninsula.
0: He ain’t lying.
F: How so?
A: Usually, he gives very direct answers in order to avoid conversation.
Z: Dry as the desert.
X: Heartless as stone.
T: All to avoid confusion.
Cade: Oy vey.
0: Oy vey indeed.
Cade: Avoid any perception of being deceitful.
X: Take the beating.
Cade: Forever and always, take the beating.
F: Take the beating?
Cade: Get it over with. The beating is going to come irrespective of how the information is provided.
F: No justification? No rationalization?
Cade: Wait a moment here, anyone reading that might become confused as to who is rationalizing what.
Z: And why.
Cade: And why.
F: I’m confused.
Cade: Yes, I have many answers. Yes, I have many answers that I personally do not understand. Yes, I have grown hesitant in providing said information when asked for it.
F: Perhaps you are trying to avoid these beatings afterall?
Cade: Do you know what comes after?
F: Can you explain that? I don’t understand.
Cade: After someone asks me “do you know…”, and I answer directly and succinctly, do you know what comes after?
F: Another question?
Cade: Exactly. What I know, then after I tell what I know comes the question of how I know it.
F: And then?
Cade: Its a mess.
F: So, you know a bunch of stuff, but don’t know how you know it.
Cade: There are libraries you know.
Cade: We encountered eachother. It’s highly unlikely that I know something that others don’t know. So if you want a different source, there are plenty available.
F: Wait, is this about synchronicity?
Cade: Somewhat. Time. You want something in a timely manner, I give it to you, perhaps that saves you some time from having to go somewhere else to get it.
F: And if you don’t answer my question?
Cade: Then perhaps I was not the one that was supposed to give you the information you needed. I’m not a fucking ATM machine.
F: And what is that supposed to mean?
Cade: Go ask an ATM machine for a bottle of Dr. Pepper a bag of Cheetos and find out what I mean. Might ask the ATM machine what it thinks of the new Avengers movie whilst you are at it. Chat about the weather. Perhaps ask for investing advice or get them to comment on your wardrobe choices.
F: I would not do such a thing.
Cade: I don’t care if you would or wouldn’t.
F: Why don’t you care?
Cade: Because I don’t. “Fuzzy knowing”, I would think anyway, is not as much about whether or not to provide information requested, but how to provide the information. A “rock” is not just and only “a rock”.
F: It is if it’s a six mile wide asteroid slamming into the Yucatan Peninsula.
Cade: That isn’t a rock at all…it’s a missile.
0: If I may be so bold as to interject, this is getting a bit long, don’t you think?
Cade: It is indeed.
If you want answers, I got em’. Step right up and get your answers.
^A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song (Official Music Video)^
Ya know, I gotta admit…
…I didn’t have the slightest desire to drop anything upon reading the text of that tweet. In fact, the only thing that I had a sudden desire to do, was that I seemed to have a sudden desire to NOT go read your full-length six-section ebook with its searingly urgent and imminent message. And what’s with the Pepe The Frog MOAB? Didn’t Alex Jones get sued for using shit like that?
Hey you! Yeah, you…the one who is reading this right now. Do you even know what a MOAB is?
THERE we go! That last one is what we are looking for. It’s not a daisy-cutter. What’s that? You dunno what a daisy-cutter is? Welp, you can go look it up your own damn self if you wanna. Anyway, I get the feeling that whatever this searingly urgent message is, is prolly more along the lines of investment advice and/or some kind of corporate signaling. That’s just me being conspiratorial tho.
^The XX Intro HQ^
It’s not that I don’t want to grow, it just that I’m not always real keen on growing backwards. Har har. Get it? I don’t want to GrOw…backwards?
^Calexico – Guero Canelo^
Are you accepting, of being unaccepting?
Just pondering how someone gets their feet entrenched in concrete.
Like, did you have to agree to that?
Also, aren’t feet multi-purpose?
^Thievery Corporation ft. Gigi Rezende – Pela Janela [The Cosmic Game]^
Movies are supposed to be entertaining. Movies are supposed to be titular. Exciting. Interesting.
Entertainment. Movies are something you are supposed to want more and more of. With respect to those concepts…
Q: Does the blending of “the hideous” within a wrapper of “entertainment” muddy meaning(s)?
More than that, would you know if movies had switched in their usage/utilization between a medium of entertainment, and one of entrainment? Not indoctrination, as much as entrainment. An intentional mixing/blending of concepts in order to manifest certain emotions that typically operate on different frequencies and/or carry different resonances?
Lemme give an example. Recently, the “antihero” archetype has become quite prevalent in movies, and especially superhero flicks. There’s nothing new about the antihero, but the depictions of them in movies is quite new. Ace Ventura is an antihero. The Man With No Name is an antihero. Frankenstein’s Monster is an antihero. Charles Kane is an antihero. The Shadow is an antihero.
Wait a minute here…there’s nothing new about antiheroes, except in superhero movies. Depictions of superheroes with flaws…maybe that’s what is new here. But that can’t be, because all superheroes have weaknesses. So why is it, that I would get the idea that someone is trying to use subtleties in the medium of movies to influence my outlook on certain things? Oh, that’s right, it’s because there are fucktons of people out there who are battling over the hearts and minds of the masses.
Maybe that's why I'm confused
^Sorten Muld – Bonden og Elverpigen (lyrics)^
What do you get, when you try and unconfuse someone who is not confused? Like say, I am a someone who already has the same ideas about perfection as you. If you think that I am someone who does not share your views on perfection, and you start hitting me with concepts specifically designed for those with opposing views, how would I react to those concepts? Nodding agreement? Or is confusion the more likely outcome. After all, wouldn’t you be preaching to the converted? That leaves me with no other conclusion than to wonder why in the fuck you are talking to me at all. Recruitment? Initiation?
Some kind of security check?
^Renegade Soundwave – Cocaine Sex (LP original)^
Here’s the dealio, I started writing this whatever yesterday morning, and yesterday afternoon, I watched a coupla movies that confused the living shit out of me. Quite sure they confused me because I didn’t understand the characters and their motivations. But the movies were Split and Glass.
What in the fuck is a stealth sequel?
The Wiki page for Split says that Split is “Hollywood’s first stealth sequel”. Anyway, I was kinda confused by the motivations of the character in Split. But then again, I had a tough time trying to decide if Split was a metaphor for government(s), more than it was a story about some nutcase living in a bomb shelter/prepper bunker.
The reason I thought the movie might be metaphorical, is because killing is the only answer. And not just and only killing, but theft, thievery and overbearing/obtrusive enslavement. Murder is also theft, slavery is supposedly illegal as is involuntary servitude. I’m kinda avoiding the topic of kidnapping because I’m trying to understand any points that Shyamalan might be trying to make in the subtext. Kinda sad really, because I sometimes feel that I can’t watch and enjoy a movie without nitpicking the fuck out of the story for “hidden meanings”.
It gets worse tho, because I then watched Glass. Oy vey, it only got muddier from there.
^public enemy – lost at birth – Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Str^
Glass seems to focus on the concept of ‘Due Process’.
‘Due Process’ is top down. That means in order for the concept to be valid, it must be respected and honored from top to bottom, at all times.
This is the Achilles’ heel of every superhero, and the eventual destruction of every supervillan…when and if to respect someone else’s rights. I guess this is why the concept is ever-present in comic books. You’ve got people who are sick and tired of waiting for the slow wheels of justice to turn, and they take matters into their own hands. We’re talking about folks here who likely trust these systems of government implicitly, and when these governments and their systems don’t deliver? Anger and rage are swift amongst the converted.
These governments get their due and proper from us after all, on time and without fail, otherwise these governments and their arms of retribution are swift and firm with us. It’s almost as if these government are indifferent to our taxpayer-on-taxpayer crimes. Wait, I meant to say citizen-on-citizen crime(s). But yeah, this third party is indifferent as to what has transpired, and even if anything has transpired. After all, they are late to the party. But at the start of the movie Glass, the “heroes” are being accused of denying criminals their right to ‘Due Process’. In other words, the government wants their piece of the action. Ironic that this character who accuses the heroes of denying rights to ‘Due Process’, themselves denied the heroes their rights to ‘Due Process’.
I’m not going to spoil the movie further, but I’ll just say that both movies are some really great stories with fucktons of flaws. I almost get the feeling that these flaws are intentional, only because I know that Shyamalan is a clever motherfucker and a great storyteller. But let me add one last thing here real quick…
Yes, whether you know it or not, there are indeed laws that dictate behavior. Laws that eradicate choice completely, and lead to a ridiculously twisted web of “what I would have done in that situation” types of debates.
/me rolls eyes
^Madeleine Peyroux – J’ai Deux Amours^
So…there is a law…it states that you must stop and render aid if you see a car crash.
So…there is a law…it states that you cannot carry a pocket knife on your person.
So…there is a car crash in front of you. You stop because you are legally obligated to do so.
So…a person in one of the cars is trapped because the seat belt is jammed from the impact.
So…the car is on fire.
So…you have no way to cut this seatbelt because knives are illegal to carry.
So…you are required to be a superhero, but your hands are tied.
So…this law required you to stop and watch/witness this person burn to death as you stand helpless.
Yep, it’s a mess.
^Renegade Soundwave – Thunder^
Don’t ask me how in the fuck this started off with contemplating the concept of defects in your own religion’s mythos, and wound up contemplating comic books and movies. Just kinda…happened that way.
^Los Twangers – Vista Cruiser 69^
Is it possible to plan chaos? I bet a healthy dose of order would help.
Sorry, just really lost in this concept of onscreen retribution and/or vengeance. But then again, I guess onscreen forgiveness would be boring as fuck. A superhero wandering around absolving criminals of their crimes? What a snoozefest. The hero could just as well stay home, kick their feet up, have a beer, eat some Doritos and watch television. That would be a good show model for product placement tho.
“You're watching...The Hero That Wasn't!, brought to you buy...”
^Melody Gardot – Iemanja^