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Ken Nordine narrated this iconic Levi Jeans television ad from the year I was born.

And here is a tour of his studio…

Farewell fond voice of generations.

– SMiles

 

ETA (Edit To Add) … WOW! Two more (and another….) iconic Levi’s commercials that I recall from my youth that undoubtedly triggered my love for animation and CGI / video effects:

 

 

 

Sticker in Austin

Sticker just seen on the back of a sign here in downtown Austin…

Alex Jones Is One Of THEM

 

Today I was reviewing the wikipedia entries for Running Amok phenomena and had noticed it included a “see also” listing about elephants who’ve run amok, specifically one 911-named pachyderm:

Osama bin Laden, named after the infamous elusive terrorist, was a rogue bull elephant responsible for at least 27 deaths and destruction of property in the jungled Sonitpur district of the Indian state of Assam. After a two-year rampage from 2004 to 2006, an elephant was eventually shot; but some were doubtful that the right animal was killed.

Within hours, my wife randomly selects a TV series available for streaming on Amazon Prime … the Independent Television (ITV) series, Vanity Fair. As far as I know, neither of us knows anything about this series. Within a few minutes of the show, a character brings up a story of him having witnessed an elephant “running amok” in India.

Thank you Synchronicity Matrix?

 

– SMiles Lewis

 

Here we go: Vanity Fair was certainly modern. The opening credits sequence showing the lead characters spinning round on a Victorian fairground ride to the sound of the famous Jimi Hendrix anthem All Along The Watchtower was a bit of a clue

“The opening credits sequence showing the lead characters spinning round on a Victorian fairground ride to All Along The Watchtower was a bit of a clue.”

Olivia Cooke seemed destined for stardom and Vanity Fair had some modern touches, by Jim Shelley | Daily Mail Online

 

 

 

At the end of a lunch meeting today, I mentioned UT Professor Dr. Pennebaker and his textual analysis work. Within an hour and a half of that conversation, Facebook puts this “Suggested Post” in my mobile fb feed:

Lecture: James W. Pennebaker, “Expressive Writing and Health”

Public · Hosted by Humanities Institute at The University of Texas at Austin

I’ve not been performing recent searches for the unique name of Pennebaker so I don’t think this is a case of algorithms predicting things to put in my path but… perhaps so.

– SMiles

 

FLASHBACK: My first experience of this phone / advertising / synthetic synchronicity phenomenon, circa Thanksgiving 2011:

…so riddle me this … GPS data mining / colocating for cross-platform advertising? …

This day before turkeyday I was at a relative’s house. They had just gotten new hardwood floors. We talked about it a lot. I was there less than 24 hours. Next morning I am leaving and begin the drive to other relatives house. I am listening to Pandora in the car on my phone and an advert I’ve never heard before comes on.

It was for the same kind of hardwood flooring! And NO I’d not searched for the info on my phone or otherwise.

Re: Evidence that your phone is spying on you

by elfismiles » 01 Dec 2011

. . . and another circa 2014 and shared again circa 2017:

 

“Is this real or simulated?”

“True” Internet synchronicity is harder and harder to discern because of the beast-system information trawling surveillance state.

… and …

Diana – just to be clear, I was referencing a “synthetic synchronicity” moment I experienced back in December 2014 …

“Here’s to Jacques Vallee’s Melchizedek Moment in Messengers of Deception and my moment-a-go realization of the beast-system’s technological adaptation / adoption of the synchromystic associative cosmic bulletin board conspiracy gnosis of the UFO’s coincidence matrix … @BIBENDUM BIBENDUM BIBENDUM”

… and …

“I was trying to encapsulate my sense that our new internet marketing mechanisms have duplicated the synchronicity engineering that Vallee suggests might be part of the mechanisms of the cosmos allowing interaction / cocreation between mind and everything else. Yesterday morning I had commented on my friend Mack White’s posting of several Michelin Man / Bibendum images and then later that night on a random webpage I visited the cookie-detecting / facebook enabled targeted advert on the sidebar was my new avatar: an advert for Michelin tires featuring Bibendum himself making a “thumbs-up” gesture. It really felt like a significant synch for me at that moment – DESPITE my knowing full well the likely advertising mechanisms operating behind the scenes to make it happen. So basically a modern technological mechanism that approximates the possibly innate nature of Universe as described by Jacques Vallee as the cosmic bulletin board / associative universe that “reads” our “intentions” or desires to be connected to certain things / information.”

. . . and another example circa 2015:

This has been increasingly happening to me …

So last night I spoke of spray foam insulation to my wife within earshot of our phones. And this is what I see in my FuckBook news stream this morning… 

Re: Evidence that your phone is spying on you

by elfismiles » 22 Oct 2015

“Telepathic Lady” – song inspired by legend of Maria Orsic and Nazi UFOs

Mike Watt talks with his guest, Daniel of Dallas band “The Fumes,” about his song “Telepathic Lady” that was inspired by the legends of Maria Orsic, the “German UFO Specialist” from World War II. Discussion begins around the 1 hour 36 minute mark within the March 27th edition of TWFPS – The Watt From Pedro Show. A great episode with a wide variety of musical soundscapes.

Here is the song, Telepathic Lady. More informational links below…

TWFPS – The Watt From Pedro Show (podcast) for MARCH 27, 2018:

LISTEN NOW / VIEW PLAYLIST / MP3

FEATURING: ON-AIR GUEST DANIEL OF NEW FUMES FROM DALLAS, TX VIA SKYPE

“spiel from watt in between tunes he plays from his and his guests’ collections”

 

Maria Orsic (Orsitsch) (@AnomalyArchives.org)

Tim Callahan says:

“Yeah, the Haunebu is part of an elaborate mythos to some degree created by Neo-Nazi groups, such as the Tempelhoffgesellschaft (“Temple Court Society”). This involves the assertion that the original Aryans came from a planet orbiting the star Aldeberan and that they established a colony on Earth — the Sumerians — who were the ancestors of the modern Germans.

Part of this mythos involves Maria Orsitch and the Vril Society, supposedly the evil geniuses behind Hitler’s rise to power. Though Maria and the Vril Society were the creations of Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier in their 1960 book “The Morning of the Magicians,” the so-called History Channel ran a documentary about the centrality of the Vril Society and their influence of Heinrich Himmler.

In point of fact, the only historical basis for the Vril Society was a passing reference in a 1949 article by Willy Ley titled “Pseudoscience in Naziland”, to a society in pre-WW II Germany that was searching for vril (a supposed source of great psychic power invented by Bulwer Lytton in his novel “The Coming Race”). Maria Orsitch (also spelled Orsic) seems to have been invented out of whole cloth by Pauwels and Bergier.”

 

Raiders Of The Lost Archive – KUT’s ATXplained Covers the Mysterious Warehouse that is part of my fantastic Day-Job

Imagine my surprise driving to work the other morning and hearing a familiar refrain on the radio during KUT’s latest ATXplained project episode as they began to describe the warehouse in which I used to work in terms of the secret warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It was a nice little audio episode but I was disappointed at not hearing them mention the portion of the facility that is a part of my day-job: The Talking Book Program. They focused on the front facing facility, State and Local Records Management, but ignored (at least in the audio portion of the program) our fantastic service’s circulation operations located in the back of the facility. Well, at least they mentioned us (and our space’s use in the opening scenes of the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy) in the online article.

– SMiles

There is another building next door, which houses the Texas Talking Book Program, a federally funded program that provides books on tape for people with visual impairments across the state. (It was also featured in one of the opening scenes of the 2006 Mike Judge movie Idiocracy.)

As we leave, I can’t help but think back to that Raiders scene when government officials squirrel away the Ark of the Covenant in a similarly expansive warehouse. Did we really see it all?

“Well, I don’t think we saw it all,” Eric joked. “Maybe four floors below here – they didn’t take us in. This is all a cover! All this we saw here … this is all just an elaborate ruse to cover up what’s in the basement. That’s my story.”

Source: Raiders Of The Lost Archive: Is This Building Off Shoal Creek A Top-Secret Warehouse? | KUT

Saw José González and Bedouine at the Long Center last night!

Bedouine was great! Hadn’t heard her before…

José G is a fantastic acoustic guitar player… He didn’t say much between songs but acknowledged “Doomsday people cults” as inspiration for one of his songs. He played some great tunes and closed out his encore with Teardrop.

“Where José’s previous albums, “Veneer” and “In Our Nature,” might have sounded sparse and barren in parts, “Vestiges & Claws” has an altogether new feeling to it, at once warmer and darker than before. He talks about how he’s found inspiration in sprawling ’70s Brazilian productions, American folk rock and West African desert blues this time. And how he’s decided to waive the principle of having everything on the album reproducible in a live context.

Bedouine | The Long Center for the Performing ArtsOpening for José González is the Syrian musician Bedouine, touring to promote the release of her eponymous debut—sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Sweeping and hypnotic with a nomadic heart, the music of L.A.-based Bedouine is impressionistic, with careful words and striking, cultural conviction.”

The Long Center and KUTX present José González plus Bedouine, Saturday, February 3 in Dell Hall. Read More ›

Source: José González – Long Center

 

There is a tiny part of this song that always reminds me of the The Cars’ song, Drive.

Cass McCombs – Bum Bum Bum

 

SMiles Lewis and Tessa Dick are guests on Exploring The Bizarre Hosted by Timothy Beckley and Tim Swartz, Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 9-11pm CST.

Tessa is the author of several books including

My Life on the Edge of Reality: A Memoir

 

The wife of science fiction author Philip K. Dick, Tessa B. Dick has been publishing her creative writing since 1969, when she sold an article with photographs to Alive! magazine.

After teaching English and Communications at Chapman University for 12 years, she retired in order to devote full time to her writing.

Her memoir Philip K. Dick: Remembering Firebright tells the story behind her husband’s “pink light” experiences, in which God spoke through the beside radio.

 

 

Now every Thursday at 7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern you can find paradise in your own home town with your two favorite Tim’s as they delve into the weird, the truly bizarre and the totally unexplainable.

Hosted by Timothy Beckley & Tim R. Swartz. Come and join seasoned researchers and champions of the airwaves as they bring you some of your favorite supernatural icons as well as those emerging researchers who promise to intrigue and enlighten you in our Neverland of UFOs, the paranormal, Fortean phenomena, lost worlds, other dimensions and cryptozoology.

 

 

Source: Exploring The Bizarre Hosted by Timothy Beckley and Tim Swart