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  • 31156.1329

    PENDELTON, Ore., June 25 (AP) -- Nine bright saucer-like objects flying at "incredible speed" at 10,000 feet altitude were reported here today by Kenneth Arnold, a Boise, Idaho, pilot who said he could not hazard a guess as to what they were.

    Arnold, a United States Forest Service employee engaged in searching for a missing plane, said he sighted the mysterious objects yesterday at 3 P.M. They were flying between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, in Washington state, he said, and appeared to weave in and out of formation. Arnold said he clocked and estimated their speed at 1,200 miles an hour.

     

  • 31153.1705

    This piece accompanies the image.

  • 31141.1555

    "It is our despair at the textural inadequacies of

    language that drives us to heighten the structural ones toward"

    From the back cover:

    "THE SUN HAS GROWN DEADLY...

    THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD, SOCIETY HAS

    PERISHED, SAVAGERY RULES

    OVER ALL. ALL THAT WAS KNOWN 

    IS OVER, ALL THAT WAS FAMILIAR IS

    STRANGE AND TERRIBLE. TODAY

    AND YESTERDAY COLLIDE WITH TOMORROW.

    IN THESE DYING DAYS OF EARTH, 
    A YOUNG DRIFTER ENTERS THE CITY"

     

    The book William Gibson wrote an introduction for and admitted he didn't understand. If Cormac McCarthyism has a counterpart in science-fiction, it is Dhalgren, the most absurdly accurate 'apocalypse' set in some form of earth, in a time-frame no one is exactly sure about. And hallucinations occur sometimes in words that no longer exist (you'll have to read it to see what I mean). It might be a work that outlives us and tells future generations what we really knew about the decay of knowledge and the oral histories that will travel along our children's, children's children. Memories barely of the beginings of the end: "the riot began with a murder, some say it was a plane that crashed. No one really knows. That was the time of fear." The hero is an amnesiac who is labelled "The Kid" and enters the soon to be mythic city of Bellona, only now its inhabitants live mostly in memories, and whatever fragments of life can be scraped by on - temporarily, since cities have no purpose except to store mass memories and here, there are few being made. Just living from cans, having sex, and fighting and sometimes group socialization. Oh, wait, it sounds like our present day cities, only without electricity, cars, running water... Maybe the memories will have meaning. The following chapter-heading paragraphs transition to third-person immediately afterwards.

    "2  It is not that I have no past. Rather, it continually fragments on the terrible and vivid ephemera of now. In the long country, cut with rain, somehow there is nowhere to begin. Loping and limping in the ruts, it would be easier not to think about what she did (was done to her, done to her, done), trying instead to reconstruct what it is at a distance. Oh, but it would not be so terrible had one calf not borne (if I'd look close, it would have been a chain of tiny wounds with moments of flesh between; I've done that myself with a swipe in a garden past a rose) that scratch.

    II   Here I am and am no I. The circle in all, this change changing in winteress, a dawn circle with an image of, the autumn change with a change of mist. Mistake two pictures, one and another. No. Only in seasons of shortlight, only on dead afternoons. I will not be sick again. I will not. You are here.

    ..How can I say that that is my prize possession? (They do not fade, neither those buildings or these.) Rather what we know as real is burned away at invisible heat. What we are concerned with is more insubstantial. I do not know. It is as simple as that. For the hundreth time, I do not know and cannot remember. I do not want to be sick again. I do not want to be sick."

     

  • 31132.1243

    LeDoux's The Synaptic Self, a student of megamind neuroscientist Gazzaniga summarizes the science until 2002 and finds the comprehension of the synapse, its chemistry and electric abilities, as integral to decoding how the brain fully works. Next stage, the brain's language. It is not accidental below that visual stimulus is represented by a tool originating in a comic-book.

  • 312356.2206

    "This is not 'the cartoon medium," Walt snapped, "It should not be limited to cartoons. We have worlds to conquer here."

    Before the war and before the cost-cutting era that Dumbo initiated, Disney blew almost the whole house on Fantasia. Costing a whopping 2.5 million in late 1930's dollars, Disney even overshot his running time and excised one of his segments, a night pastoral, a counterpoint to Bald Mountain's night shriekfest, it was to appear just before it on the program. Clearly the definitive history of Fantasia has not been written as Culhane's book (Abrams), where the above comment is from, mentions Claire de Lune as an afterthought, without its developmental history. The short is a multi-plane zoom masterpiece (watch the clouds dissolve to the fauna). Why not add-it and send it back to theaters? IMAX the old Fantasia.

     

  • 312354.1905

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    information, n.

    Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃn/ , U.S. /ˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/

    Forms: α. ME infformacion, ME infformacyoun, ME informacyoun, ME informatioune, ME jnformacion, ME ynformacion, ME 16 informacioun, ME–15 informacyon, ME–16 informacion, ME– information, 16 infformation; Sc. pre-17 informacion, pre-17 informacioun, pre-17 informacioune, pre-17 informatione, pre-17 informatioun, pre-17 informatioune, pre-17 informatyoun, pre-17 17– information. β. ME enfarmacion, ME enformacioun, ME enfromacion, ME–15 enformacion, ME–15 enformacyon, ME–16 enformation, 15 enformacione. ...

    Etymology: < Anglo-Norman enformacioun, enformation, informacioun, informacione, Anglo-Norman and Middle French enformacion, informacion, information (French information) investigation in a criminal matter made by legal officers (1274 in Old French; compare faire des enformations to proceed to a judicial investigation (1323)), instruction (c1275 in Anglo-Norman), (non-judicial) investigation (1334), piece of information, information, data, knowledge (14th cent. or earlier), (plural) information which one obtains about someone (c1360), action of forming something or of giving something a shape or form (c1377), (plural) collection of knowledge about a particular subject (c1500) and its etymon classical Latin informātiōn-, informātiō formation (of an idea), conception, in post-classical Latin also teaching, instruction (5th cent.), formation, creation, arrangement (from 12th cent. in British sources), (in philosophy) infusion with form (frequently from mid 13th cent. in British sources) < informāt-, past participial stem of informāreinform v. + -iō-ion suffix1, although in both French and English the sense development is greatly influenced by association with the verb (see senses at inform v.), and in each language the word may partly show a formation directly from the verb. Compare Catalan informació (1377), Spanish información (14th cent.), enformación (14th cent.; now arch.), Portuguese informação (14th cent.), Italian informazione (c1430). Compare informing n.... (Show More) I. The imparting of incriminating knowledge. Thesaurus » Categories » †1. The action of imparting accusatory or incriminatory intelligence against a person; an instance of this, a charge, an accusation. Obs.Now only as implied in senses 2 and 3. 1386 Rolls of Parl. III. 225/2 Thanne were such proclamacions made‥bi suggestion & informacion of suche that wolde nought her falsnesse had be knowen to owre lige Lorde. 1432 in Paston Lett. (1904) II. 38 The said Erle‥maye not‥lette malicious and untrewe men to make informacions of his persone. 1480 Caxton Chron. Eng. (1482) ccxliii. 288 A grete part of the peple‥weren in grete errour and grutchyng ayenst the kyng thurgh Informacyon of lyes and fals lesyng that this Serle has made.

  • 312314.1955

    Like items displayed for historical curators of presidential libraries and museums, the Great Downturn is best exemplified in a single person, the martyr Madoff and his ecstatic possessions. In preparation for the auction house, the vast collection of items are on view at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, once the second largest navalworks in the U.S. now a mixed commercial area littered with historical artifacts and architecture. No doubt one day what lies underneath it, and in the proximate waters will be a treasure to archeologists. For one day, today, Friday November 12, it becomes the most visible remains of the discordance in World Capitalism. Pay your respect to the present while remaining in the past: http://www.proxibid.com/

    Search madoff

  • 312268.0704

    Via Otto Rank, Freud discovered this Hungarian comic could be used to illustrate his theories of dream symbolism. Visual storytelling is primed to advance beyond the domain of technicians like Freud who use subjective examples, aimed deeper through his subjective lens to explain objectives and the psyche's universality. Film must employ an opposite tact, symbols that remain as universal as possible are employed for subjective viewings. How was the invention of psychoanalysis evaded in the East?

  • 312230.0128

  • 312229.1358

    Bioshock's Rapture locale, soon Columbia.