*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…*
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.
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.
Post (my part anyway)…
^Riding “Surf Coaster” Roller Coaster at Sea Paradise in Japan! Front Seat 4K Onride POV^
!!! HELLO DIMWIT !!!
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.
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..
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.
^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?
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.
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?
Jacketed metal bullets?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
^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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prolly at least be the top and tail. Maybe she has some thoughts.
😛 ❤ 😛
^Laibach – Two Of Us (Beatles Cover)^
*You’re obsessed with Brexit, Clicky! …/stubs butt… Get a Song…*
‘Jumping the shark is the moment when something that was once popular that no longer warrants the attention it previously received makes an attempt at publicity, which only serves to highlight its irrelevance.’
*Heyyy! That calls for a Song, Clicky…*
*Thanks Clicky… /takes off glasses and rubs eyes…*
Old English feower “four; four times,” from Proto-Germanic *fedwor- (source also of Old Saxon fiuwar, Old Frisian fiower, fiuwer, Frankish *fitter-, Dutch vier, Old High German fior, German vier, Old Norse fjorir, Danish fire, Swedish fyra, Gothic fidwor “four”), from PIE root *kwetwer- “four.” The phonetic evolution of the Germanic forms has not been fully explained; Watkins explains the -f- as being from the following number (Modern English five).
To be on all fours is from 1719; earlier on all four (14c.). Four-letter word as a euphemism for one of the short words generally regarded as offensive or objectionable is attested from 1923; four-letter manis recorded from 1920 (apparently as a euphemism for a shit). Compare Latin homo trium litterarum, literally “three-letter man,” a euphemism for fur “a thief.” A four-in-hand (1793) was a carriage drawn by four horses driven by one person; in the sense of “loosely tied necktie” it is attested from 1892. To study The History of the Four Kings (1760, compare French Livres des Quatre Rois) contains an old euphemistic slang phrase for “a pack of cards,” from the time when card-playing was considered a wicked pastime for students. Slang 4-1-1 “essential information” (by 1993) is from the telephone number called to get customer information. The four-color problem so called from 1879. The four-minute mile was attained 1954.
Dear Reader, now we have for you the last course of the evening. We hope you’ve enjoyed Cade à la carte. Word of warning: there will be something cheesy at the end. Enjoy!
The other day, whatshername bought what is potentially the stinkiest and most foul smelling Christmas candle ever made. I’ve been nauseated and throwing up ever since I first smelled it. Of course, all of the stress of the past coupla weeks may also have played a role. Not to mention that my foot and leg cramps have been quite wicked over the past few weeks. But yeah…that candle she bought? Holy FUCK does it stink! Smells like some unGodly cross between pine a scented cleaner/disinfectant and modeling glue.
^beauty is the enemy^
While looking for pictures, I stumbled onto the above, and wondered what they were modeling. Luckily for me, Google Images provides a link to the source.
Structure of collagen adsorbed on a model implant surface resolved by polarization modulation infrared reflection–absorption spectroscopy
Hmmm…now why on earth, would someone be tinkering with collagen?
I wonder as to the things that are found when tinkering at these levels, and these things came to be where they are so as to be discovered by those individuals that discover them? Lots to think about there.
^Animal Collective – My Girls (2009)^
LegIron made a rather awesome and awesomely interesting post yesterday.
That’s what set me to writing in the first place. I spared the comments section of his blog the majority of my verbal wrath, and saved it for RooBeeDoo’s blog. 😛
^Animal Collective – Golden Gal^
So in addition to LegIron’s blabbering, which in-turn inspired mine, someone posted a link to some Google Search results that got me to thinking about some stuff I’ve seen about what is going on in Africa. Much like Asia, Africa is also kinda “The West’s dumping grounds” with respect to not giving a flying fuck what is going on there. That said, I cruised some of the search results and came upon some interesting reading for anyone who might choose to read further.
Where your computer goes to die: Shocking pictures of the toxic ‘electronic graveyards’ in Africa where the West dumps its old PCs, laptops, microwaves, fridges and phones
Do you care? Are the tiny bits of this from here, and the tiny bits from there important? I mean, we’re talking about finite bits of certain things in electronics…right? You yourself have little to no impact. Not to mention that we gotta keep the economy going…
How many TV’s do you own?
How many computers do you own?
How many cellphones do you own?
How many houses are on your street?
How many streets in your neighborhood?
How many neighborhoods in your town?
Yep...shit gets exponential...quick.
I mean…you don’t think they sell sand by the grain do you?
^Black Sun Empire & Audio – Drizzle^
But what the Google Search results link really made me think of, was Tantalum.
I saw a documentary sometime back that showed people walking for miles carrying this stuff to the border of a neighboring country, because it was illegal to export Tantalum from their own country. The country in which the Tantalum was sold, would then sell/export to France, who then sold it elsewhere. I can’t find the actual documentary I saw, but I found one that is equally disturbing, and both extremely uplifting and heartbreaking. Lot more to lots of this bullshit than just only minerals and money.
^Congo, My Precious. The Curse of the coltan mines in Congo^
I’m currently only 22 minutes in to the above video. And with all of the crap that I’ve seen in the above video thus far, one of the most horrifying is @ 22:14 where the narrator mentions that he started to work for MONUSCO.
Wasn’t it The United Nations that got Congo into this mess in the first place?
Create the wound to create the cure?
One cannot know peace who does not know war?
There’s a nature within us to jump to one place or another. Belgium is all over this…
…kinda like France was all over Vietnam
…and Britain was all over Malaysia.
Being an American, I know that there are schools of thought that sometimes believe that letting European nations flounder in their own messes is the correct course. But there is an underlying creepiness to some of these lines of thinking. As in, let the Europeans rot, then we can swoop in and take over where they failed. Who are we forgetting?
^Starsailor – Four To The Floor (Thin White Duke Mix)^
Q: Where is The UN located?
A: New York, New York, USA.
That’s weird. How can “United Nations”, plural, be centrally located? Not to mention, that if The United Nations is headquartered in New York? I think they’ve been stepping out.
^Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out Lyrics^
Steppin’ out…branching out…whatevz. Gotta distribute those peace branches equally I guess.
“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”
“Roaches check in, but they don’t check out.”
Am I being too dramatic there with connections? Or not dramatic enough?
I guess no one wants to give up what they’ve got. Or at least, not give it up without a fight.
I wonder how that type of thinking translates to other areas of our lives?
If you want to get creative and/or clever, there are all kinds of ways of getting what you want. That can sometimes include letting someone else get what they want. Feel free to bend and twist that one six ways from Sunday if you so choose. Just maybe keep Pandora in mind here and there.
^Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Vintage Culture Remix)^
If we humans can learn to do things from great distances both far and near, why is it such a stretch to think that other beings can do the same? Or is it because there is no proof that other beings exist? Maybe there’s a reason for that. We’ve gotten pretty high on ourselves. I can see there being the potential for conflict if one party or another is forced to start having to explain themselves. Things could get ugly.
^In-Grid – Tu Es Foutu (Hi Quality)^
Guess what? It’s now currently 11:30 in the morning on December 12th of 2017…and it would appear that I am now officially a published author!!!
Like…in a book!!!
“Let’s dance, let’s shout…shake your body down to the ground!!!”
^Showtek – We Like To Party (Original Mix)^
^The Jackson 5 – Shake Your Body To The Ground^
Yes, Anthology IV: ‘The Good, The Bad and Santa’ is now available to buy, Dear Reader…
*Interesting that the name of the restaurant I went to for Christmas lunch today, Clicky, is the name of a character in Cade’s story!*
And now for the cheese… As promised, from the Afterword of Vol. IV, corrupted lyrics this time. Festive one c/o Mssrs. Wells and Tormé… ‘The Fuckwits Song’… Enjoy!
Snowflakes melting at the tweets Trump fires
Putin laughing down his nose
“Russian hack!” sings the media choir
Addressing all folks like they’re Joe Schmoes
Everybody knows Kim Jong Un has some missiles too
Wants to set the world alight
Won’t be happy ‘til Japan is aglow
How do the Nips sleep at night
We all know that Brexit’s on its way
Except Remainers who still deny they’ve had their day
And every mother’s child has a new gender to try
We’ll see how that turns out by the by
And so I wonder about this coming year
Asking everyone I knew
I heard it said many times, many fear
2018 will be shit too
And so I wonder about this coming year
Asking everyone I knew
I heard it said many times, many fear
2018 will be shit too, 2018 will be shit too.