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Enchanted Objects: Words, Metaphorical Reality, History

Whimsy

Nature. Here There Be Dragons. Constructed Reality. Seeing the Trees through the Forest. Old tech/ real "magic".

Cracks in the World (Novel Pranks, Mysteries, and Fun) Words. Culture. The Old Made New in their Retelling. Deep Time. Reverence for Old Things. History Shock. Preserving/Uncovering History. Part of Something Greater (Groups, History, Purpose, etc.) Art. Illusions and Movie Magic.

Music

Mystery. Magical Thinking. Human Society and Culture. Awe. Non-Overlapping Magisteria. Kudoclasm: When Lifelong Dreams Are Brought Down to Earth. Film Crit Hulk Smash: Bad Enough To Be True - The Art Of Kanye West. IT'S ALL CENTERED AROUND THE IDEA THAT THERE IS GREAT VALUE IN EXAMINING THE DEEP TEXT ASPECTS OF ART.

Film Crit Hulk Smash: Bad Enough To Be True - The Art Of Kanye West

OF WHICH, HULK HAS PRETTY HIGH STANDARDS FOR ITS EXECUTION, OFTEN FROWNING ON TANGENTIAL EXTRAPOLATION AND THE LIKE. WHICH IS ALL PREFACE TO SAYING THAT WHEN YOU GO THROUGH KANYE'S SNL40 PERFORMANCE, THE SEMIOTIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL THROUGH-LINE OF "FATHERHOOD FEARS" COULD NOT BE MORE CLEAR. HE STARTS WITH THE-SELF-AS-ANTI-CHRIST ANGRILY TALKING TO HIS FATHER, GOD ABOVE. HE RISES AND STANDS ON HIS FEET, TAKING PLACE OF GOD, TALKING ABOUT HOPES AND DREAMS FOR HIS OWN CHILD. THEN HE CRAWLS BACK TO THE GROUND, ADMITTING OF HIS ANIMALISTIC URGES, HIS FAILURES AS A PERSON IN THE EYES OF HIS PARENTS / GOD: "Daddy, found out / how you turned out, how you turned out / if mama knew now / how you turned out, you too wild / you too wild, you too wild / you too wild, I need you now.

" THAT'S BECAUSE KANYE WEST CAN ALSO BE AS ENIGMATIC AS DAVID LYNCH. Visualization of Tweets as Sun Rises over North and South Americans [Source in Comments] : dataisbeautiful. Turtles all the way down. The humorous anecdote holds that the world is carried by a chain of increasingly large turtles, and beneath each one is yet another: it is "turtles all the way down".

Turtles all the way down

THE WIND RISES AND CINEMATIC MORALISM. THIRD FRIEND: "I'm sorry I just couldn't abide. " SECOND FRIEND: "[SHRUGS AND SMILES] Well, if you couldn't abide... " "I am taken aback by the lack of knowledge among government and political party leaders on historical facts. " ... Miyazaki was born in 1941 and wrote... about his memories of World War II and its aftermath. Miyazaki wrote that he was ashamed and felt "hatred against Japan" for what the country did in China during the war, and said that Japan should apologize and pay compensation for its crimes during the war, including the use of "comfort women" (women from China and Korea who were used as prostitutes during the war). The issue of "comfort women" has been a hot topic in Japan recently after Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto made a controversial comment on the subject in May.

" PERHAPS THE PROBLEM OF JIRO'S OPPENHEIMER MOMENT IS HE DOES NOT HAVE A OPPENHEIMER-LIKE QUOTE OF BECOMING THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS OR SOMETHING. How to Meditate. (The one who does not judge, by h. koppdelaney) There are many forms of introspection and mental training that go by the name of “meditation,” and I have studied several over the years.

How to Meditate

As I occasionally speak about the benefits of these practices, people often write to ask which I recommend. Given my primary audience—students of science, secularists, nonbelievers, etc. —these queries usually come bundled with the worry that most traditional teachings about meditation must be intellectually suspect. It is true that many contemplative paths ask one to entertain unfounded ideas about the nature of reality—or at the very least, to develop a fondness for the iconography and cultural artifacts of one or another religion.

But not all contemplative paths kindle the same doubts or present the same liabilities. For beginners, I always recommend a technique called vipassana (Pali, “insight”), which comes from the oldest tradition of Buddhism, the Theravada. Meditation Instructions: Other Resources: Escapism Is The Highest Form Of Art. Good Character Development Includes The All-Important "F*@% Yeah" Moment. I dispute this: Or even really remember an hour after you saw it.

Good Character Development Includes The All-Important "F*@% Yeah" Moment

Like, say, The Incredible Hulk. Big, big fuck yeah moment in that movie when Tim Roth faces the Hulk and tells him to "give me your best shot"... and Hulk promptly kicks him in the face and into a tree. Also, 3) The surprise turnaround is very, very dangerous at best and actually a bad thing at worst.

It severely diminishes everything that happened before. Case in point, Ocean's 11. Why Smaug Still Matters.