Wednesday, March 28, 2012

3.28.12 non-philosophy

I was going to ralk about ESP and telepathy, power of the mind etc. Apparently though something needs to be addressed. I do watch TV and probably more than I should, and apparently several of my recent posts have titles or content similar to names of various tv episodes that are also extremely recent. I just found out about this a few hours ago and got an earfull from 3 different sources. So time to clear things up. Most importantly I haven't seen or heard of any of these shows, but I'm immediately set to watch the whole seasons of all of them. In what was a moment of brain melting agony reserved only for the extremely awkward moments of new girl, I found out finder, a show based on an episode of burn notice that I had thought was cancelled has actually been out for a few weeks now, don't trust the b in apartment 23 isn't cancelled either, touch a new show has an episode literally titled 1+1=3 that aired on I think the 22nd which may or may not be before my post I can't remember though it's irrelevant considering it's a very old idea I've heard before the recent conversation, and another show based on a a chess master called endgame titled it's pilot "opening moves" coincidentally the same name as my first blog post on E.E.E. And then there's the show "awake" which deals with deeply conceited ideas of life which would fit perfectly in with this blog. I'll clarify conceit by referencing you to the wikipedia page on conceit and quoting the first line from it as of the time of this writing.

"In literature, a conceit is an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poetic passage or entire poem. By juxtaposing, usurping and manipulating images and ideas in surprising ways, a conceit invites the reader into a more sophisticated understanding of an object of comparison. Extended conceits in English are part of the poetic idiom of Mannerism, during the later sixteenth and early seventeenth century."

Just so you're not too confused conceited can also mean what you probably think it does it's all a matter of context and perspective. I'd also suggest booth at the end as a series that might fit in here or in relation if you're looking for something.

I've also noticed this seems like it's going to be a year of "Grimm" in which you're going to see remakes or first runs of movies and series on every brothers Grimm story ever, and I'm going to go ahead and include the already running grimm series that started last halloween and the season just doesn't seem to end. I'm not going to list every show I watch on a regular basis, but for the most part if it's a good series I'll watch it or do watch it, and in a rare case like new girl I can't help myself. I don't know what it is but there hasn't been a single episode where I haven't felt like I've lost a brain cell watching it, or a face palm awkward moment that literally brings me pain in the form of a headache. That's not to say it's not equally rewarding but still.

I will say though that every show has some built in philosophy, it may not be intended or it might, it might not even be readily recognizable but every show has it and it's all just a matter of finding it. If I find a show with a philosophy I can connect with I become a lifetime watcher, shows like house and dexter for example, long running series that I can connect with in a lot of ways but what hooked me at first was the concept of it all the point of origin the synthesis of it all, the very spark if you will. Learning to understand and identify those moments and ideas and concepts lets you know in every show if you're going to be coming back. Most people do it on a subconscious level all I'm suggesting is you try to think the same way your subconscious does to some extent and understand why you think the way you do.

Last and definitely the least if a title of a post looks similar or is exactly the same as the title of an episode of some series and I don't explicitly say that's where I got it from please feel free to assume it's a coincidence and brush it off instead of going off on a tangent to me about it because I really don't care that much and I'm certainly not about to change a title over it.

Edit: Thinking about it further I realized I was overlooking the glaringly obvious idea that has already been established that it's entirely possible this entire world, universe, reality w/e is entirely a figment of my imagination. Which could some how explain everything. Just putting that out there as narcissistic as it may seem or god complex anyway I forget the exact term. Of course going deeper I could be sleeping and this is all an elaborate dream which isn't out of the question it's only a matter of seeing if I ever wake up. I've had dreams before where tech still worked properly and my otherwise standard "reality checks" fail to tell me the world as I know it is fake until it gets a little too strange to keep maintaining disbelief. More food for thought.


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  2. At first I thought that date in the title is a number of Linux kernel :)

  3. Philosophy in LOST was a joke, they made everything weird and try to put the pieces together when they realised that it's time to end the series.