Post by Don Stockbauer Post by Don Stockbauer Post by KelpsZoidzl Post by KelpsZoidzl Post by Don Stockbauer Post by KelpsZoidzl Post by KelpsZoidzl
I don't know about the functioning of the weather thread....
Yeah we broke the weather thread I guess
It cycled for me too. Then it finally posted.
For a few months I would scroll halfway down and it would cycle there but at least it would stay there a minute or so and then keep going , finally a few weeks ago it would get to that cycling point and never come out of it but there's always this thread.
I don't know what to say about Buddhism anymore I think we have a Mexican standoff between Buddhism and the globalbrain
Ya see, the Global Brain was very high on my list as a adolescent. Buddhism actually is it. Can't reinvent the wheel. It's entirely experiential. There is no short cut and have to pick up every stitch.
Well, it's not reinventing the wheel, it's merely another iteration toward Reality. And you do know that this discussion could go on and on and on and on and on until one or the other of us dies , or we come to our senses and JOOTS early , to use a hofstadter term.
Hey kelp Here is something we can actually discuss . before 4K the opening sequence for 2001 on earth you couldn't really see any detail however with 4K you can actually see the continents of earth do you think the 4K people put that in or did Stanley have that information there originally?
Hmmm. What about Cinema, yes everything is there. Of course DVD is pretty low res, then BLUERAY is still pretty low res. 4K is still pretty low too. 8k is waiting in the wings. Digital is not going to top analog images.
How are you viewing 2001 currently?
I have 4k TV. and 4K COMPUTER MONITOR and 4K computer. All things digital are convenient but a dumbing down of the Analog world.
Lowest common denominator of One's and Zero's played back on One's and Zero's
I was viewing the intro to 2001 on an iPhone using YouTube which admittedly is low res and the object in the foreground could not be distinguished between the moon or the earth . however I went to a laptop that had 4K and the Object in the foreground is definitely the moon with craters and Maria and the earth shows even details like continents . I don't think Kubrick put in that fine of detail to show continents and if the 4K people added it I wonder how they got permission to alter Kubrick's original content. that's really all I was saying.
Definitely not "added" People doing those transfers are more reverent than that. They know they would be crucified if they fingered Kubrick, with some fake Kubrick.
Some Jupiter footage
Those new photos of Jupiter are pretty cool.
The celestial bodies are part of our world. Too close if you ask me I'm sure there are some weird monsters on some of those moons--and what chance is there that Serpent headed humanoids don't rule Jupiter. Luckily we are different dimensions than they are---most of the time.
Sounds reasonable to me compared to most of the stuff going on nowadays.
"There would be no shocking memories, and the prevailing emotion will be one of nostalgia for those left behind, combined *** with a spirit of bold curiosity for the adventure ahead! [******involuntarily gives the Nazi salute and forces it down with his other hand]Ahhh!"
Stanley certainly produced some of the most iconic, memorable scenes in movie making, didn't he?
Also that sequence where his own hand is attempting to choke him to death and him having to bite it to get it to go away.
And Slim Pickens riding the bomb like a broncing stallion , the great scenes just go on and on.
I could add to your list but don't know if I have the energy at the moment.
Every film he made has numerous, truly Iconic moments.
What scenes pop in the mind for each film?
In 2001: ASO they make a shuttle trip from Clavius to Tycho and Kubrick displayed the earth in the lunar sky several times and it goes through impossible changes in phase and altitude above the lunar horizon for that short trip.
I remember noticing that at one point but I've never rechecked it and I come up with these things where I never receive one word of feedback on them.
The more you beg people for feedback the less feedback you'll get. It's just like if you have a friend and you notice the friend isn't talking to you much anymore and you draw that to their attention you'll get to talk
to them even less . funny how that works.
The way feedback works is if a system has no feedback it will either go to explosion or extinction as far as what it processes . I'm not sure how that works with feedback between humans , if you get no feedback basically what it means you're in the dark you have no information to go by so you just do whatever you want.
so after the Star Child exploded the orbiting nuclear weapons so they would pose no threat to the earth he hung around and didn't know what to do next but he would think of something , hopefully he would think about destroying all the nuclear and conventional weapons on the surface or else his trip to earth was wasted.
I was busy fasting for many days, prostrating myself before the monolith "in expiation and mortification."
fasting clears the mind.
I have many memorable scenes in my mind from sk films.
So many favorite scenes. All of them mysterious and provocative---and humorous.
The cosmic ending of 2001 course. I've never gotten into checking the supposed, various science goofs.
The novels end up making the SK meanings, more muffled.
I tend to remember the subtle humor of SK. I love Lolita as much as Strangelove and EWS as much as 2001.
so how long did you fast ? is this a complete fast or do you allow yourself something?
The thing about the Earth changing impossibly in the lunar sky on the trip from Clavius to Tycho is something I mentioned before and no one seems to ever much care about such trifles.
I have another astronomy one , what if you've waited all your life to see mercury and Venus transit the sun at the same time and as you're watching a eclipse of the sun comes along and ruins it. I've stated that one several times and no one has ever said a word about it
well I agree with you, checking into the various science goofs is pretty useless. Probably no Director could make a movie free of them.
You could maybe tell us about what you find
humorous . I guess I really don't see that much humor in them. I remember some documentary talked about the only deliberate joke in 2001 was when the apeman stared directly at the camera and growled.
Happy New Year.
When I FAST I drink only water. In the past two months I did at 24hr fast up to 7 day. A total of 17 days.
Some say if one omits water also, for a maximum of 7 days, it can reset one's stem cells. I will attempt that at some point, experimentally.
Fasting is a great thing, but one should study first so they understand what it does.
When I was 19 I fasted 40 days. It was then I had a remarkable experience.