Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spatting Theory




Do you hear what I hear? It's the sound of my comical voice on Star Theory again! Kyle invited me back to talk about Gremlins, in movies and elsewhere. Here is the Star Theory article for the show. And here is the podcast link. And here is the download link. (It's 13.7MB You might have to right-click and choose "save link as...")



I just got back from my hiatus so I didn't have time to write anything to accompany this podcast, but I think between Kyle's post, and my previous article on the subject, we've got it pretty well covered.

The idea that gremlins are both bad and good came up during the discussion, as well as the idea of gremlins being externalized inner demons. Coupled with this, scarredsoul called in to the show and poked fun at my slothy nature by questioning my opinion of the seven deadly sins. Just after the show I read something in The Song Of The Bird which I think goes well with my attitude on the subject:
A preacher put this question to a class of children: "If all the good people were white and all the bad people were black, what color would you be?"
Little Mary replied, "Reverend, I'd be streaky!"
And today I read something in Alan Watts' (not Alan Watt's) book The Book On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are which goes well with the above sentiment:
Thus for thousands of years human history has been a magnificently futile conflict, a wonderfully staged panorama of triumphs and tragedies based on the resolute taboo against admitting that black goes with white. As when Tweedledum and Tweedledee agreed to have a battle, the essential trick of the Game of Black-and-White is a most tacit conspiracy for the partners to conceal their unity, and to look as different as possible. It is like a stage fight so well acted that the audience is ready to believe it a real fight. Hidden behind their explicit differences is the implicit unity of what Vedanta calls the Self, the One-without-a-second, the what there is and the all there is which conceals itself in the form of you.


Well, that's all I have to say about that. Per tradition, the title of this blog post is an anagram of the name of the blog :) And the opening line of this post is my favorite part of Gremlins part 1; when the mom finds the cocoons and starts walking down stairs and the gremlins put on the Christmas record with the song lyrics, "do you hear what I hear?"

11 comments:

Terry said...

was a good listen.

cheers

startheory said...

Gives new meaning to the phrase "Puppet government." :) Thanks for coming back!

Oh yeah, RAND seems to be a significant name.. "Rand Peltzer, Fantastic ideas for a Fantastic World, I make the illogical logical."

Rawphee said...

awesome, jer! never heard of alan watts or his book... maybe that's why the other alan watt came about? anyways, i was thinking of your milk/death post when i saw this video. it's a deep song with a well put-together video.

some of the images/ideas that reverberated with me: up apmt building, girl upside-down, "yes please", bus 07 to "somnabulton", three happy school girls drinking milk (death/rebirth) then run-over shoe, tiger turning, crucifix/x-box earring, newspaper w/pole, cellphone, let down hair & shirt, camera in view, jesus-like art, behind the (looking) glass & breathes on it, presses "open" button, milk & death/rebirth, alone on bus, "bigger cages, longer chains", disappears into universe, upside down apmt bldg.

would be interested in your interpretation :)

cheers,
raf

Rawphee said...
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Rawphee said...

ahhhhh.... forgot the video link:

Zero7 - In the Waiting Line

ViølatoR said...

Terry, hey ;)

Kyle, yeah RAND Corporation, didn't think about that one. I like how he/They make the illogical logical, that just takes a shift in perception rather than some new laws of physics. They're changing perceptions?

Raf, yeah I've wondered about how sometimes someone with a similar name comes in and blocks public perception of another figure, like the Fanklin Coverup guy Lawrence "Larry" King being covered up by Larry King.

Peculiar video. Feels like some sort of Goddess and (re)birth theme. The red milk carton is replaced by the red bus that gushes milk in a The Shining-elevator-of-blood type way. Starts with the moon becoming the girls face, three black girls, the triple black madonna/goddess(?). The girl is naked on the bus in the fetal position... Beats me! :D

StrangEye said...

RE: your recent foray into exploring the 'date codes'.

You can not get the date codes without KNOW1NG the following:

12.21.2012 (always must checksum to this date - last day of Maya CAL-Ender)

6.5.2012 (may be included as it is the last Venus Transit of the Maya CAL-Ender)

7.12 and/or 4.29 (day 119) (St. JASON's day) of any year forward to this date in the following year or forward from this date to the date you are testing.

more rarely, you can also test against May 1 of any year.

Your best friends will be...

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

and

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html

on this one you can add to a date (usually TODAY's date) in the form of Months, Weeks, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_29

Replace 'April 29' with any individual Gregorian calendar day.

Look at the day # of the Gregorian calendar and the days remaining in the year.


And while all that is great and helpful... you MUST KNOW, synchromystically, that the date code WILL BE THERE before you even test or else you are not hearing the message but instead making up your own... Which may fit to something you are synchromystically exploring but will only end up driving you completely MAD!


~SE~

StrangEye said...

And I will let you in on the biggest secret regarding date codes...

LUCIFER - is NOT a NAME!
it is a word indicating a code.

It is the "L.U. - CYPHER":
... as in "Square and Compasses Cypher" - The tools being visually represented by the L and the U (U is interchangeable with V in LATIN).

... or the "12(L).21(U). - CYPHER"


~SE~

ViølatoR said...

~SE~ thanks, cool stuff, especially the LUCipher bit.

StrangEye said...

I'm just going to play Captain Obvious here and point out for those who may be reading that look but never see...
that L+U (12+21) = 33
add that to the resemblance of the two main working tools and voila ...
"The Square and Compasses Cypher"

~SE~

ci-sun said...

Gremlins is infectiously funny and effortlessly entertaining with its blend of cutsie charm and comic book horror. The creatures themselves are excellently brought to life with some masterful puppetry and Joe Dante's direction really does the film justice.

This movie is crammed with memorable scenes, subtle parody and excellent, yet quite humorous horror.

Psychopomps

What are you saving up to be.. Jewish?