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Electric Mist Similitude

/ Movies / 2014 09 17 So many movies are filled with the vilest things, so how come we often love them so much? I just watched In the Electric Mist, with Tommy Lee Jones: hooray, I love it, love … Continue reading

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Lake Poet Pandaemonium

/ Movies / 2014 09 20 This flick imagines Wordsworth, brother and sister, and Coleridge, with wife and child, living and working together to produce the Lyrical Ballads. I knew this material, or at least I used to: love much … Continue reading

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Info Min

/ Information / These days a commercial “home page” like Yahoo features a cartoon face. It’s cleverly drawn, the ambiguities balance tantalizingly: is the face human or alien? Is the skull’s shoreline bestial? Moronic? is it child-friendly, does it belong … Continue reading

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Anachronic Adultery

/ Macroinformation / I’m watching Kate Mara play a baroness in Rochester Castle at the time of King John. King John has signed the Magna Carter, (against his own anointed will): now he’s gathered armies to subdue all castles to … Continue reading

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Great Garble

/ Thinking Tools / Information / Jan and I dance at the Legion, music is provided by “karaoke” performers: digital music with live accompaniment: some are just DJs who sing, some are singers who also play an instrument or two: … Continue reading

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Literal Counter Weapon

/ Macroinformation / Existential Sets / AKA: Orthodox Revenge My humor is sure different in my seventies than it was in my twenties, or in my teens; but there are some uniformities. One oddity of pk’s post-Swift-post-Twain noir-ony is wishing … Continue reading

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Art as Puzzle

Last night I set up a DVD of No Country for Old Men to introduce that compelling Coen brothers’ film to my darling Jan. She said almost immediately that it wasn’t her kind of movie, I assured her that I … Continue reading

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Great Joke

Here is today’s joke: a joke so great it is also my today’s candidate for greatest joke of all! Pilat thinks he‘s judging Jesus! Well, he is: in his local political cosmology. If local is all there is, he’s fine: … Continue reading

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Ambiguity of Memory

When I was a kid the family told a story about my Uncle Charlie, when asked if he could play the violin, replying, “I don’t know, I’ve never tried.” I understood that it was supposed to be funny: a funny … Continue reading

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Surface, Texture, Information

Next draft will be clearer, better, maybe I’ll say something closer to what I mean. 2011 12 13 I first scribbled something only part way into the film, now I’ve seen all of it: and I must say that aspects … Continue reading

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