Reality Programming



When I was in high school I was dead serious about my art career, especially in my senior year. Since my guidance counselor was an idiot I had to take it upon myself to carve out my career path. I had a business card of an illustrator in Boston and I pestered him in an attempt to land an apprentice gig. He lived in the North End, in what was becoming a chic neighborhood. He was also a former Navy SEAL who served in Viet Nam. But he didn't take on airs and put up with me until I got the hint. But I'll never forget what he told me one Saturday afternoon as we looked out his picture window at the fashionable set beneath us. He said "these people all act like they're being filmed."

Meaning no one acts in a genuine fashion when they know a camera is on them.

'Reality Television' is a grotesque misnomer. It's one of those viruses that has inserted itself into our culture and shows no sign of abating. It's changing the way people act, even when they themselves aren't on camera, especially young people.

Life is boring, there's no way of getting around it. And most of the people who volunteer to appear on reality shows are idiots, or at the very least exhibitionists. And since the human condition itself is boring and the people on these shows are boring by default, they are encouraged by the camera to become unbearable drama queens, inflating every possible mundane conflict into the sinking of the Titanic. Reality game shows like Big Brother and Survivor are the worst offenders, and they also encourage a kind of moronic Machiavellanism, a pissy, backbiting pose in which the individual's need to win this absurd competition is elevated over every human virtue known.

Another despicable show is Hoarders, in which camera crews swoop in on deeply-troubled individuals and pretend that by two or three days of sorting of and disposing all of their junk that the longstanding issues (often from trauma) will leave the premises as well. And again, because the cameras are on, the poor, humiliated hoarders will go along with whatever the ghoulish therapist (who is also hamming it up for the folks back home) is advising. And I'll bet you dollars-to-donuts that every single one of those people will end up more damaged and more miserable than they were before the film crews showed up.

The point here is that reality TV is programming people. I'll see young people in stores acting as if they're on camera, as if they all imagine that some invisible reality crew is recording their incredibly fascinating life. And pretty soon there is no wall of separation between what is on television and what is in people's inner paradigms. But nothing is happening. It's not documentarianism we're talking about. Most of it's not Alaskan deep sea fishermen or ER trauma nurses are being recorded. It's boring people flailing away under the flimsiest of pretexts, feeling they don't need to achieve anything to get themselves noticed. Their inborn charm is enough to fascinate us all.

But the gamesmanship is the most pernicious part of it all. The Weakest Link was a moral disaster in this regard, in that losers could vote the winner out, simply because they felt threatened. Luckily that abortion has been flushed.

I remember seeing a foreshadowing of this in Sunday school, with a series of well-produced films that featured Hollywood actors in short morality plays. One episode had a game show in which the contestants were finally presented with a handgun and a jackpot- they would win it all if they could bring themselves to kill the person they loved most. I always think of that film whenever Survivor crosses my attention.

Life is boring. It's something we all need to deal with. But life becomes even more boring when the hyperstimulation of pointless drama wears off (and boredom can often become deadly when drastic measures are taken to alleviate it). But there's a even deeper issue here- how these shows are programming reality by changing the way people think and behave. When you combine reality TV and video surveillance you have an even more toxic brew. The constant media racket and the lack of reflection is probably how the Borg started off, in that Alan Moore-type parallel reality where the Borg really exist.

How close are we to that reality? 20 years ago only surgeons and lawyers had cell phones. Now we see everyone on them, all of the time. It's funny- back in the old days I could tell I was facing a schizophrenic when I saw someone talking to themselves (which I did a lot when I was working in Midtown in the pre-Giuliani days), now it's always just someone on a Bluetooth. I still get a twinge of caution- only very slight- when I encounter that. But the younger generations are constantly mediated, in almost constant communication. It is the Borg, kinder, gentler, whatever.

Bad in and of itself? I'm not sure yet. Situations like this can become unbearable, leading to a backlash. But outside of the comics field (natural stomping grounds for the young and marginal) I'm not seeing an explosion of creativity among today's youth. I see talent and facility but no one shaking the trees of complacency, and certainly Hollywood and the record industry are gagging for lack of ideas. On the plus side I do like the recent revival of unison singing, but then again that's due to the success of an old-fashioned non-reality show, Glee.

The jury is still out on how this will all play out. But I'll bet that any young person doing anything of value isn't watching a lot of reality television.

37 comments:

  1. I see a lot of this played out through people creating unnecessary drama for other people to deal with, usually people who are focused on other things that may be more important than what was on last night's True Blood, whether or not this random guy will accept them into his bed after one meeting, or whether or not you (the person trying to figure things out) are worth being friends with because these things are not very important to you. I keep seeing the smartest people get pulled into the simplest traps and they are usually people who think that their college education will save them from any subversive tactics used to pull people into the big game.

    I have to admit I've seen a definite decline in the inherent creativity of my friends and myself. For me it's because living in modern society is presenting problems that are stupidly tough to figure out and it's taking up a lot of my time and energy. For them, it's because they have everything they need in life, and now they're bored and nothing is spurring their creative process (unless they are assigned creative output by an educator). Creativity comes in odd spurts for us younguns, but most of the time it will be so concentrated yet vague and it reflects our vapid state of mind as a generation. It's sad to see people I care about so much more desperate than I am when it comes to just living. They are more willing to end friendships than accept that they are just flailing around with no aim whatsoever, and all they're concerned about is winning. I'm not entirely sure that what I see in the people around me is evident anywhere else in the world, but it's still something that bothers me.

    Life itself isn't that boring to me. Perhaps if I were to take the "avid consumer" approach, sure, it's real boring. Life is only boring to me when I am pulled into the drama of superficial people who will argue against basically any point presented to them that doesn't involve hard science. As far as symbols and all that go, this puzzle doesn't look like it's ever going to be solved, and that makes me a little hopeful and less bored.

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  2. Reality TV is more a symptom of an intellectually and creatively bankrupt statist entertainment industry. Decades of the Peter Principle becoming unwritten law in corporate America has resulted in a leadership of yes-men instead of trailblazers. Edison would not recognize today's America; in fact today's America is nearly incapable of producing an Edison thanks to several generations of corporate/government partnership designed to perpetuate the grip of the oligarchy at the expense of the 'great unwashed.'

    The opinions largely promulgated through the mass media are crafted with the intent to both divide and conquer and to lower the general level of discourse so that the rotting elites at the top of the food chain can be free from the sins of competition, as John D. Rockefeller once boasted. If you notice that nobody on American Idol ever sang original material, much less demonstrated any kind of actual mastery of a - gasp - musical instrument. Even the Brits are allowed THAT much on their version of the program.

    If you bombard people from an early age with the idea that mediocrity is cool and even desirable, you're far less likely to raise a crop of inventors, engineers, artists or thought-provoking writers. This is also the consequence of a fawning collaborator class working diligently to serve their masters in the vain hopes that someday they too will be allowed to hobknob with rich and famous...

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  3. Thanks Chris. What's even more interesting to me is that there are definite topics that even marginally "educated" people won't even touch, which you have pointed out many times, and these are the things I am most interested in. There is also a pattern to this - whatever goes into creative, collaborative thoughts is analyzed and deconstructed until it is a meaningless husk of its origin by people who are currently incapable of processing such ideas. I can attempt to point out various symbols over and over again to a friend who demands "proof" of my symbolic awareness, yet he will diminish this thought process into a psychological/philosophical topic he read about in an essay, no matter how I explain it (even though it goes beyond "explaining" and more into "experiencing", most people are entirely unwilling to change their point of view after a certain age). The reality models these people present in an attempt to "convert" me are usually convoluted and extremely inconsistent, though obviously parroted from another source.

    There is an easy way out of thinking for yourself, and it is all too widely available for it to be worth anything.

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  4. Dead on Chris!

    Besides the copying of reality TV 'personality's' a lot of people I have run in to copy the persona's from sitcom's. The reason I think it seems to make them feel happy and connected to each other.

    A lack of self reflection is one of the most dangerous aspects of man. Because it will create an endless stream of projection and hate. Self reflection IMHO is one of the most important things a individual can learn, which should be taught at every school.

    Thanks for your thought provoking blog, I really like it!

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  5. But Chris,
    Soon everyone will be on camera and the worst part is, they will ask for it.

    As for my little familly, the Tv has been resting happily in our basement for the past three years. the deprogramming was even harder then when I quit smoking, mood swings, tiredness, etc.

    The Generation growing up today won't be as much different as ours, the only difference me think will be the utter lack of individuality and privacy.

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  6. Part of the "value" in having people be in constant contact with each other (and with reality TV versions of what people are like) is that the individuals become more like each other and less like individuals. Thus is dependency fostered, the individual's unique creative power crippled, and the behavior of the people made more predictable.

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  7. that the level of robotisism that an individual is existing in is in direct relation to the frequency of
    these occurrences.

    it is only these periodical occurrences within the individual that 'elevate' us above a robotic/insectoid thinking level.

    if there is a radical decrease in the amount of self reflecting occurring now in the general populace, then what we're ending up with are a lot of people with the complete inability to update there own programs and function beyond the robotic state. which, granted, is a luxury at the best of times but by no means impossible to do at least from time to time even in the worst(self reflecting that is. actually updating your internal software may actually be very difficult and possible only during highly stable times. it may indeed be a direct byproduct of 'easy living' and may be why consumer culture has risen to supplant it in cultures and times such as our own, where it might actually be relatively easy to do).

    to misquote blaise pascal: most of the problems humanity faces stem from its inability to sit alone and quietly in a room and think.

    anyways, chris, thanks for the bell curve in software updates i've had the(uncomfortable) pleasure of experiencing lately. many of them stemming from your online musings. much appreciated.

    it's really awesome this screed free zone you managed to cultivate here.

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  8. We are confronted by an onslaught of new technologies - and stuff is happening SO fast that I worry about the communal sanity of our species.

    The reality TV stuff is just one small part of a bigger set of evolving collective WEIRDNESS!

    There is a frenetic static that I just plain FEEL, and it's all around us - everywhere.

    Computer technology, the internet, cel phones, plastic surgery, boob jobs (yes those are weird), GMO crops, two wars that nobody talks about, cancer rates, obesity rates, bulimia, mood altering prescription drugs, etc, etc, etc...

    Add to this that technology is advancing so fast, and that list above seems only to get MORE intense.



    And - creepy mean reality TV is a product of technology too. Just a decade ago the video equipment required lights, and microphones on booms. THose days are GONE. The cameras are as small as a pack of cigarettes, and the image quality is astounding. What happens when the cameras are the size of a thumb-tack? ANd they cost almost nothing?

    What happens when the market researchers (crunching numbers with sophisticated research) realize that some curious emotional thread will guarantee addicting viewers (I can only guess what this might be, some mix of anger, sex and food - maybe). Creepy manipulating narratives will be created to maximize viewers.

    I'm worried about our future.

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  9. Don't know if you saw any of this fun Hawass and Egypt news. Osiris?

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/06/29/is-king-tuts-penis-missing/?xid=huffpo-direct

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/30/secret-tunnel-discovered_n_630865.html

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  10. Great post. Blew my mind!

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  11. Hi Chris,
    This is safely the Least Boring time I have ever been in, but hey that's just my perspective and I live in a most Boring By British Borehole situation, having just had the English World Scuppered and just freshly returned from France, where they experienced the boredom of the First World War and The Second, I can only say that the experience of being in a Slaughter Zone made me realise how fucking Wonderfull is that we are not immersed in the 3rd "WW in that way. Hey, there's still time but I Won't LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN.
    lOVE YOU AND yOUR fAMILY/ fLOSSY.XXX

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  12. Yess there is alot of creation with unnecessary drama.
    Also, Ghost Hunters Academy has competitors, in front of everyone, say who they think should be voted off.
    Being 21yrs old I know exactly what you're saying, Chris.

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  13. Tommy, you said it man. I'm in the New Orleans area and though I can't speak for everyone and I've yet to get man paws too dirty in the art scene (second semester at Delgado Community)I get the exact same vibe. Worst part is getting disappointed in myself for falling ill to this plague of non-creativity. Whats one to do when they see whats going on but are stuck in the shackles too? Are the shackles even real?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQAr_AjZt-E
    recently, I've been re-watching 'Extras' and 'the office' from the great minds of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. This clip about sums it up, if I say so myself.
    (by the way, if you've never seen Extras I highly recommend. That and 'Spaced' with Simon Pegg, some of the few examples of creative material coming from across the pond. enjoy.

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  14. I don't find life remotely boring. How can you find life boring? It's endlessly fascinating.

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  15. It all seems like a strange hybrid of Huxley and Orwell.

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  16. i apparently have done my 'job' somewhat properly..

    my kids think most tv suks, and only use their phones to let me know when they get off the bus frm school.

    they also dislike most newer pophiphopcraprapesque noise that our infantile and uncreative media passes off as music.


    any yes, anon.. the domesticities of life can be boring..
    laundry for instance. if you are endlessly fascinated by laundry or dishes or scrubbing the toilet... things that must be attended to on a recurring and brain numbing regular basis.. you really must get your meds adjusted, or give the maid or your mama the month off.

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  17. Don't want to interrupt the conversation, but did you see the picture of Obama Drudge is using this evening? With the two Phoenixes in is palms? Interesting image.

    OK, back to the conversation.

    Like Matt Drudge and reality tee-vee, we've all been groomed since childhood to selectively edit our perceptions of reality, to make it conform to a narrative.

    The world is not a stage, we're not mere players, prick us and we bleed.

    But you know that already.

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  18. I never really got throwing Survivor in with the worst offenders. In order to win that game, you must retain some good standing with those you have contributed to getting rid of. For that reason, and many others, it's a fascinating social experiment. Hardcore fans of the show, along with participants, study up on things like game theory in order to better understand what is clearly a game; a very complex, interesting game.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that half of the reason these shows are freak parades is that the producers know the audience is likely to watch in order to mock the participants. I don't know how many people actually look up to the cast of the Jersey shore, but I'm pretty sure they'd be idiots with or without reality t.v.

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  19. Excellent rant, though this comment has nothing to do with that. Though it seems to be your beat:

    Did small size prompt the theft of King Tut's penis?. Apparently the cult of Set is alive and well...

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  20. Hi Chris...Off Topic... but interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SocialJusticeNOW

    THIS WILL BE PULLED OFF YouTube TODAY: SEE IT WHILE YOU CAN!

    FBI really do NOT like this video (3rd time uploaded due to 2nd privacy complaint)

    1ST Dear 91177info, This is to notify you that we have received a privacy complaint from an individual regarding your content.

    YET AGAIN The FBI complained to YouTube about the second reupload of the original upload which had gone viral. So I have reuploaded for a third time with the Agents ID card and car number plate removed and now their names removed. YouTube were yet again very friendly and helpful.

    http://darkstar888.blogspot.com/

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  21. now, if your talking about life being boring and suburbanization n all that I can't help but think of Camus and his absurd hero in "the myth of Sisyphus". Doomed to roll his rock up the hill everyday just to see it roll down. Now, imagine a television crew following him everyday up that hill, and millions watching at home to see it roll back down. How would that change his outlook?

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  22. This reminds me that I've been a big ol' Poseur since the 70s but now Posin' is pretty much normal for middleclass Americans.

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  23. Lucifer will rise once again (its pretty clear to my broken mind). Be ready for whatever the fuck that entails.

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  24. whoops. seems my copy n paste skills leave a little to be desired.

    here's my previous comment in its entirety...

    remember, when you were young(and hopefully not that young but that's when it probably happened first and most often) and you had a long established 'fact' or belief blown out of the water, disproved without any chance of reproving? and remember the feeling of complete and utter foolishness/shame you felt afterwords? well, lately i'm thinking, that when this happens, that that is your brain actually working in a non-robotic manner and that each time you have one of these experiences is like getting a little bit of a software update or patch.

    that the level of robotisism that an individual is existing in is in direct relation to the frequency of
    these occurrences.

    it is only these periodical occurrences within the individual that 'elevate' us above a robotic/insectoid thinking level.

    if there is a radical decrease in the amount of self reflecting occurring now in the general populace, then what we're ending up with are a lot of people with the complete inability to update there own programs and function beyond the robotic state. which, granted, is a luxury at the best of times but by no means impossible to do at least from time to time even in the worst(self reflecting that is. actually updating your internal software may actually be very difficult and possible only during highly stable times. it may indeed be a direct byproduct of 'easy living' and may be why consumer culture has risen to supplant it in cultures and times such as our own, where it might actually be relatively easy to do).

    to misquote blaise pascal: most of the problems humanity faces stem from its inability to sit alone and quietly in a room and think.

    anyways, chris, thanks for the bell curve in software updates i've had the(uncomfortable) pleasure of experiencing lately. many of them stemming from your online musings. much appreciated.

    it's really awesome this screed free zone you managed to cultivate here.

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  25. Guys, I just got back from the Sirius Rising- er, the Search for Cleopatra show in Philaedelphia. Will dig in on these comments tonight.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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  26. Hi Chris,

    I like you social critique entries as much as the deep semiotic ones, so thanks for this one. Reality TV, surveillance cameras and cellphone videos (with various social networking uploading capabilities - a form of surveillance itself) has created a murky nexus, a whole other world not evolved with the historical human saga, a fulfillment of a type of post modern hall-of-mirrors -> continual self reflection devoid of morality. It is the "technistic" sick joke on the deep human yearning for immortality.

    I also submit that this new world is ,of course, fed more and more by videogames and the feedback loop of the dod-corporate milleux that sells it.

    A movie that shows really where the videogame thing is going is here: "PLAY" http://futurestates.tv/episodes/play

    and i don't like where it is going.

    I feel a relation between this post and your Exegesis one of June 23. There seems to be a call for real community - but one that realizes there is some hard work to do to overcome just even one tentacle of the larger monster you so aptly describe in this post.

    All the Best to you and the other concerned commentators!

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  27. AMP- I think in some ways you're letting the public off the hook. We've come so far from the country we were even 40 years ago and that's because the public has been eager accomplices in their own dumbing down. There are a lot of people in the media who rue the crappy tastes of the public, since it makes their jobs so boring and frustrating. I'm an old Yankee and I was raised to take responsibility for yourself and your education. And the choices you make in what you consume are part of that. It's shocking to think how those old New England values are so alien to today's America- even among the so-called "conservatives". Hell, especially among them.

    Tommy- I hear you, brother. The issue is that we're offered these easy lifestyle choices, that come with a preset menu of attitudes and beliefs. And if you step outside those boundaries you're seen as a kook. What we have is essentially a totalizing society, in which so many choices have been grouped into default settings. So if you're talking about symbolism or Synchronicity, most people are going to punch that into their inner search engine and the results will all say "kook."
    I guess when you take away personal responsibility you can then dictate personal attitudes to a very fine degree.

    Anony554- Well said, my friend.

    Daniel- Yeah, I think we're there now. Sadly. But at the same time it's not as if traditional society is/was any less invasive and totalizing.

    Rook- Well said.

    Rick- Yes, that Pascal quote is perfect. And it really ties into that Borg reality I mentioned before. I recommend everyone watch the ST:TNG ep
    I, Borg." It was a huge influence on this post. And thanks for the kind words.

    On to the next batch....

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  28. Mike- Let's go to the UFO lore. What if Corso was right and there was a crash at Roswell and there was a retrieval and that is where there was all this technology recovered and reverse-engineered. Talk about a Trojan Horse! Maybe it was the Borg- maybe that is how they assimilate cultures. They just feed them scraps of tech and let nature run its course! And hey- any sci-fi writers or movie producers, if you steal that idea you better cut me in on the profits!

    ARC- Yep- more ritual news.

    Brian- Cheers.

    Flossy- Well, if you have an active mind, it's not boring, I suppose. Funny you mentioned the World Cup- I've been mulling a post on how it's the last bastion of Nationalism we are allowed. Once Americans wake up to that we'll be all over that thing. I did see big billboards today advertising a big match between Man United and the local Philly pro team. Kids love footie- I see them play it at the pool. But we'll never give our football.

    Grey- Yeah, that show is a bit contrived. To say the least. I was mulling that over when writing the post.

    Caleb- Yes- the UK Office is gold. The US Office is lead.

    Anony- I don't find life boring because I'm a data hog. But have you seen any of the people I'm writing about here?

    Kikz- Well, TV's got more to offer than movies these days. But most of it is on cable. Plus, Fringe.

    Nick- I was thinking of that pic today when I saw all of the Phoenix coins they found at Alexandria.

    Uland- Interesting. I don't see it myself, but that doesn't mean anything necessarily. But I've always had a visceral dislike for everyone I've seen on it.

    Michael- We saw the Mummies IMAX film today, which is basically another primer in Egyptian mysticism. But the film is essentially about retrieving DNA from the Pharaohs. They kept saying it was to cure diseases or some nonsense, but I leaned over and whispered to the wife "they want to clone the Pharaohs." Most likely to see if they can determine whether if there's any truth to Sitchin's theories....

    TO BE CONTINUED

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  29. Mike- Let's go to the UFO lore. What if Corso was right and there was a crash at Roswell and there was a retrieval and that is where there was all this technology recovered and reverse-engineered. Talk about a Trojan Horse! Maybe it was the Borg- maybe that is how they assimilate cultures. They just feed them scraps of tech and let nature run its course! And hey- any sci-fi writers or movie producers, if you steal that idea you better cut me in on the profits!

    ARC- Yep- more ritual news.

    Brian- Cheers.

    Flossy- Well, if you have an active mind, it's not boring, I suppose. Funny you mentioned the World Cup- I've been mulling a post on how it's the last bastion of Nationalism we are allowed. Once Americans wake up to that we'll be all over that thing. I did see big billboards today advertising a big match between Man United and the local Philly pro team. Kids love footie- I see them play it at the pool. But we'll never give our football.

    Grey- Yeah, that show is a bit contrived. To say the least. I was mulling that over when writing the post.

    Caleb- Yes- the UK Office is gold. The US Office is lead.

    Anony- I don't find life boring because I'm a data hog. But have you seen any of the people I'm writing about here?


    TO BE CONTINUED

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  30. Kikz- Well, TV's got more to offer than movies these days. But most of it is on cable. Plus, Fringe.

    Nick- I was thinking of that pic today when I saw all of the Phoenix coins they found at Alexandria.

    Uland- Interesting. I don't see it myself, but that doesn't mean anything necessarily. But I've always had a visceral dislike for everyone I've seen on it.


    Michael- We saw the Mummies IMAX film today, which is basically another primer in Egyptian mysticism. But the film is essentially about retrieving DNA from the Pharaohs. They kept saying it was to cure diseases or some nonsense, but I leaned over and whispered to the wife "they want to clone the Pharaohs." Most likely to see if they can determine whether if there's any truth to Sitchin's theories....

    TO BE CONTINUED

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  31. While it's off topic and you've probably seen it by now, I think this article has some interesting resonances with some your themes in "Our Gods Wear Spandex": Strength in Naughty & Nice

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  32. DarkStar- I saw the original. Messed up. The woman should have someone blur the faces and names out and then put it up and say "your move."

    Caleb- HA! Good one! You'll never lose dropping underworld myths in my basket.

    Ned- Speaking of posing, google the blog "Gay or Jersey?" Funny because it's true stuff.

    JImson- Could he possibly cause more damage than his competition? I shudder to think.

    Rick- Wise words, well put. Thanks for the resubmit.

    Sydney- Well, real community only exists in the flesh, I think. It's impossible to maintain for the long haul online, sadly enough. I'm really working on refining my online time. I've spent too much time indulging every stray question or curiosity that's crossed my mind. And it's just left me with too much mental clutter. This is a wonderful, wonderful tool, but it can take over if you don't keep the reins. Very easy to get lost in Cyberspace.

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  33. The extraordinary negative polarity that is mapped by the Control System ceaselessly drags at the weakened human mind, discouraging it from the natural joy of ascendancy. They want you to watch NCIS instead of devoting yourself to the deep and harmonious flow of the sacred path.
    This quote is from a June blog by the Cleaver. I agree, nothing is more important than seeking the sacred in our lives. That intense prattel like Jersey Shore is keeping many curious minds from their path. Killing time itself. I have the privalege to live in the country, near a river and many birds chirping in the morning. To contemplate my existance is key. Shineforth brave souls. Dennis

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  34. Chris, this is spot on. I don't know if I agree with the point that younger people are not being creative, I know of some 20 somethings that personally are very creative. I can't imagine not working on creative projects, either is music recording, art, film, or writing, because I would go absolutely insane to not be creative. There's younger people I know that seem to sense there's not a lot out there with substance, and they are rebelling against it, so it leaves me hopeful.

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  35. Doing the laundry isn't boring, KIk. Neither is doing the dishes. You only THINK it's boring. It's got nothing to do with meds. It has to do with where you place your attention. Once you figure that out you won't need the meds anymore. You've been trained to be "bored" by marketing and TV. Free your mind and your ass will follow.

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  36. Hi Chris

    Amazing !
    Check this :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQBZqFt-S-w&feature=player_embedded
    at 1:26, "knowing" and BP oil spill

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