Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Dark Knight Working: Alchemy is a Joker

The always-revelatory Inside the Cosmic Cube is looking into the alchemical origins of the Joker. I'd just like to add that the Joker's original incarnation as the Red Hood reminds me of the Rubeo from Alchemical iconography...

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Dark Knight Working: Killing Joker

Jack Nicholson warned Heath Ledger on 'Joker' role


Thursday, January 24th 2008, 3:18 AM

Heath Ledger thought landing the demanding role of the Joker was a dream come true - but now some think it was a nightmare that led to his tragic death.

Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker in 1989 - and who was furious he wasn't consulted about the creepy role - offered a cryptic comment when told Ledger was dead.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dream of Californication

My favorite new show, Californication, features none other than Fox Mulder himself playing a sex-addicted writer trying to resurrect his career. 

Friday, January 25, 2008

Killing Joker

The Mystery deepens to untold levels. Looking at the Dark Knight trailer, it's so painfully obvious that someone was looking very carefully at Killing Joke's video "Hosannas From the Basements of Hell." 

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Eternals: Pyramid Power

Radiohead's 2001 classic "The Pyramid Song"- 
the future Atlantis in a year of Revelation. 

My two biggest influences from the pop art world are Jack Kirby and Chris Carter. 

Not so much stylistic influences that I want to emulate, but artists who completely changed the filters on my life-lens. And both of whom deeply explored Astronaut Theology (aka "Ancient Astronaut Theory") to the point that it's a fair bet that they believed in it. So what does that say about me? 

The Dark Knight Working: Up From the Underworld

Heath Ledger's untimely death has people talking about the various symbols that are always put into play from events like this. Adam is digging into the the portents that no one paid attention to in his new piece, "This Joke is Not Funny."

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sync Log: Bees

Last night (meaning Monday night) I dreamed my wife and I were searching for something in the forest. We were ascending a hill, being careful to keep on the flagstones because our feet were bare. But we dislodged one of the stones and underneath was a bee hive. 

The bees started swarming but were very tiny and their stings didn't hurt much. Still, it was a swarm of frigging bees. In the dream I quoted a classic line from Bully, exclaiming "Nature sucks!"

I wake up, fix my coffee, open up my email and this is waiting for me, spam for Diego's Buzzing Bee Adventure...

I wonder if my exclamation was inspired by the recent, untimely death of Brad Renfro...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Leprechaun

One of my biggest influences is Graham Hancock, the pioneering British journalist and explorer. In my opinion, Hancock is a giant of our times and his influence on popular culture is as huge as it is unacknowledged.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Don't Take My Word for It...

Sometimes there is a point when the Collective Unconscious answers your incessant knocking at its door.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jack Kirby: Mindbomb, Part 3: Only Come Out at Night

A pack of gluttonous, raccoon-eyed paranoids drunk on consumerism, Calvinism and overstimulation. An expert diagnosis of Bush-era America? Well, that's a bit outside of the Secret Sun's province. 

Here, it's a description of Jack Kirby's "Night People," whom Captain America tangled with following the Madbomb Saga. 

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Stargate in the Sky

As I mentioned before, Jake picked up the Kirby ball and took it to the semiotic endzone. Not having read the comics as of yet, he may not have been aware that the Madbomb, that infernal mind control weapon of the Anglophile Elite, was devised by the aptly-named Mason Harding.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Iran, the CIA and the Lord of Light

Given Kirby's long history of prescience and myth-making, it was inevitable that those in the cloak-and-dagger community would eventually catch on to him. And when that day came it would be only natural that the collision would be a symbolically-charged as you could possibly imagine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hollywood is Out of Ideas, Part 3,193


Diane Lane continues her slide back towards the B list with a new 'thriller' whose plot is stolen outright from an old Millennium episode called 'The Mikado'.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Phasing In and Out of Our Reality

Through a quirk in scheduling, I've been spending a lot of my time delving back into the symbols. And it's having a powerful effect on my dreams, which have become extremely huge and vivid.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Eternals: Astronaut Theology

Note that Claire is wearing a OMAC resonator on her jersey...

In this installment, we will further look into the eerie prescience of Kirby's work, it's further influence on Heroes and a real time synchronicity afoot that no one in the comics press seemed to have noticed...

Monday, January 07, 2008

Secret Cinema: Dog Day Afternoon

While Jake was probably putting the finishing touches on his latest video last Saturday night, the missus and I watched the classic 1975 film, Dog Day Afternoon. 

 I haven't seen the film in, uh, a dog's age, and hadn't remembered it was the first major role of none other than Mr. Millennium himself, Lance Henriksen.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Jack Kirby - Gods, Demons, and Fallen Angels


In this interview, Kirby speaks of his adventures exploring the Collective Unconscious and his role in creating the new mythology. 

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Move Over, Nostradamus

Had the attacks in 2001 never happened, September 11 may have been best known as the day George Bush Sr. addressed the US Congress making his case for war against Iraq, who had invaded and occupied the oil duchy known as Kuwait.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Down the Rabbit Hole

It seems that nearly every major theme discussed in the more speculative branches of conspiracy research finds a synchronistic antecedent in three obscure Jack Kirby comic books. So many of the thematic strands that we now see bubbling up from the conspiracy underground seem to hover around these books like a Lovecraftian spectre.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Gods, Not Wearing Spandex

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Can you name them all?

Song & Album of the Year: 2007

My favorite song of the year is probably pretty obscure to some people, which just shows how pathetic the music industry has become. 

"The Night Starts Here" by Stars is an instant classic, something I heard on 3WK and went and bought on ITunes before it even ended.

Jack Kirby, Mindbomb: Silver Star, Heroes and 9/11

This past July, Image Comics released a gorgeous hardcover volume of Jack Kirby's 1983 mini-series Silver Star. Though not one of Kirby's more celebrated works (his drafting skills were beginning to wane by this point), to me it's one of his more fascinating creations. It's also rife with unsettlingly specific 9/11 signifiers that strain the definition of "coincidence."