Friday, January 10, 2014

The Nothing is Upon Us (a rant)

If the Chris Christie bridge story is front page news for ONE MORE DAY...I swear my head is going to explode. Whyyyyyy is this news?

It is about nothing. Absolutely nothing.

The only bright spot was Jon Stewart's mockery of it in his NeverEnding Story bit.

My spirits lifted a bit from Jon's comedy only be brought down again by this absurd sync of the new Bikini Bridge meme *extremely sad face*

Seriously, though, The NeverEnding Story is one of my favorite movies of all time.  And just like in the movie I feel that The Nothing is coming. No. It is here. It's upon us. I'm sick to the point of revulsion at society's elevation of non-worthy nothingness to some kind of wretched art form. 

I count myself among those of us that have an imagination, dreams, a spark of light inside us that conceives and conceptualizes and can create.  Yet, I don't want to anymore. I don't want to use my imagination to create one more speck of anything.  I don't want to fuel this ridiculous world anymore. I would almost rather see it get swallowed up by The Nothing. 

Except there is still ONE thing here that I love. Grrrrrr.

End rant.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Updated: Skyfall, ISON and MOM

Does the James Bond movie Skyfall reflect Comet ISON's path through the heavens?

You can decide for yourself from the star maps on this page.  But I found it quite interesting how so many of the movie's characters seemed to be encoded, including "M" (the constellation Cassiopeia) and actress Berenice Marlowe (Coma Berenices on the 2nd starmap).

Basic storyline of Skyfall:
The hero (good son/sun) Bond is thought to be dead but reappears later (resurrection). M (mom) sends him out to wage a battle against Silva (the evil twin/rejected son).  At the end of the film, we find Bond and M tragically alone in a scene and the pinnacle of the story becomes the death of their corrupted mother/son relationship.

Position of constellations on January 2, 2014

UPDATED (1/8/14):
Recent pic from Jake Kotze's Instagram:

M is for Mom.  And if you've been following the media, you'll see Mom really campaigning hard for herself lately. Or maybe Proctor and Gamble's marketing gurus are just profiting off the current astronomical alignment.
On Jan. 3rd Old Spice (a P&G product), released the viral video "Mom Song" commercial (note the huge "M" with stars and wolf emblem on the school wall in the background at 0:28).
On 1/6 P&G released yet another mom-themed viral ad for the Winter Olympic Sochi games. 
It's tagline? Thanks, Mom, for teaching us that FALLING only makes us stronger.