Tuesday, November 29, 2011


what if it is 1882  that I'm really supposed to be looking at?
Here it all begins . . .
(September 4 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.)

-I went looking for the the scene where the man from another place enigmatically says this,
but found this instead:

then found this:

Some have speculated that electricity is the medium that
lodge inhabitants use to enter the physical world, while
others only go as far as saying that electricity, like owls,
are an indication that lodge inhabitants are nearby.

recalled db though . . .

Jeffries: Well now, I'm not gonna talk about Judy. In fact, we're not gonna talk about Judy at all, we're gonna keep her out of it.
Cooper: [bewildered] Gordon?
Gordon: I KNOW, COOP!
Jeffries: Who do you think this is there?
Albert: Suffered some bumps on the old noggin, hey, Phil?
Jeffries: The stories that I wanna tell you about...
Albert: I've got the front desk now. He was never here.


knock yourself out with that killer.

is the Blue Fairy/Blue Star really a Blue Flower?

Laura Palmer?

 . .

is our demon electric? . . . I'm beginning to think so.

April 3 1882 – Old West outlaw Jesse James is shot in the back of the head and killed by Robert Ford.

1882 in History 

January 2Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
January 13Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"


Nikola Tesla conceives the rotating magnetic field principle and uses it to invent the alternating current generator/motor.

When the theosophist William Scott-Elliot describes life in Atlantis in The Story of Atlantis & The Lost Lemuria (first published 1896), the aircraft of the Atlanteans are propelled by Vril-force.[5] Obviously he did not regard that description as fiction, and his books are still published by the Theosophical Society.

"Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.

That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of money — that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it ... high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl....

And as I sat there, brooding on the old unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning —

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

(The Queen?)

(And to follow,)

You Say You Want a Devolution?
The face of American culture used to change radically every decade or two, writes Kurt Andersen, but 1992 and 2012 look disturbingly alike.~Vanity Fair January 2012


The Rise of Machines!

yet . . .

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collectionDubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

it's about time . . .

"A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson." (IMDB)


  1. Hmmm. The owls are not what they seem.

  2. I haven't seen enough of the show to understand anything in this post.

    Also, something in your HTML was broken. Use Command-Shift-V when pasting (i.e., there needs to be a "command shift") because for some reason there were weird proprietary Apple tags everywhere.

  3. Is it too much of a stretch to visualize Gordon (David Lynch) wearing earbuds connected to an iPhone/Pod?

  4. Also, I nominate Elisha Gray, of Highland Park, IL, as the Man Who Fell To Earth played by David Bowie. Gray invented the telephone, fax machine, and music synthesizer. This would mean that Bowie has played Gray, Tesla, Warhol, Ziggy Stardust...

  5. this one is loosely built, Jason . . .

    regarding earbuds
    Coop was basically using an iTouch or some such thing in the first episodes back in 1989 (when the show takes place).

    if you remember him typing the message, "he didn't do it" for Sherif Truman [show].

  6. Bulwer-Lytton's Vril, the Power of the Coming Race is extremely close to Atlantis: The Lost Empire, right down to the mysterious power source.

    I've always thought that David Bowie as Tom Newton in TMWFTE is essentially identical to Nikola Tesla in The Prestige. Speaking of Newtons . . .

  7. JACK: What is the job?

    JACOB: There's a light at the center of the Island. You have to make sure it never goes out. That's how you protect it.

    SAWYER: Your monster friend said there is nothing to protect it from.

    JACOB: Hmm. You have to protect it from him... You must do what I couldn't. What I wasn't able to do.

    JACK: You want us to kill him? Is that even possible?

    JACOB: I hope so, because he is certainly going to try to kill you.

    HURLEY: So...how you gonna pick?

    JACOB: I'm not going to pick, Hugo. I want you to have the one thing that I was never given--a choice.

    KATE: And if none of us chooses it?

    JACOB: Then this ends very badly.

    JACK: I'll do it... This is why I’m here. This is... this is what I'm supposed to do.

    JACOB: Is that a question, Jack?

    JACK: No.

    JACOB: Good... Then it's time.

  8. "And as I sat there, brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby's wonder when he first picked out Daisy's light at the end of his dock. He had come such a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close he could hardly fail to grasp it. But what he did not know was that it was already behind him, somewhere in the vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night."
    - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 9

  9. "This was a vision, fresh and clear as a mountain stream, the mind revealing itself to itself. In my vision, I was on the veranda of a vast estate, a palazzo of some fantastic proportion. There seemed to emanate from it a light from within, this gleaming, radiant marble. I'd known this place. I had in fact been born and raised there. This was my first return. A reunion with the deepest well-springs of my being. Wandering about, I noticed happily that the house had been immaculately maintained. There'd been added a number of additional rooms, but in a way that blended so seamlessly with the original construction, one would never detect any difference."

  10. guess i'm gonna have to watch twin peaks now :) i'm really drawn to this post, even though i don't really understand it. and owls have been syncing heavily! was reading about Athena and her owl today, the author related her mythology to the sign of Aquarius (Uranus, electricity)

  11. behind the Wizard's curtain:



  12. just caught the new addition to this post now at bottom.

    --my wife and I watched The Skin I Live In this evening, so I guess this syncs.

    who am I?

  13. "Her voice is full of technology," he said suddenly.

    That was it. I’d never understood before. It was full of machines — that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbals’ song of it ... high in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl....


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