18 thoughts on “See The Joke

  • 05-August-2017 at 12:47 pm

    Hahaha, very good. I like this sync stuff.

    Have you ever seen the movie “UHF”? Michael Richards is in that too, its about a “day dreamer” inheriting a TV station

    • 05-August-2017 at 6:44 pm


      Sometimes things “sync” up with my real life so much that I get the creeps.

      Even if some of the syncs I notice are just coincidences, it is still entertaining thinking about stuff like this.

      • 06-August-2017 at 11:25 am

        Sometimes things “sync” up with my real life so much that I get the creeps.

        You are not alone in this regard!

        Even if some of the syncs I notice are just coincidences, it is still entertaining thinking about stuff like this.

        Far more entertaining than TV or Netflix. I liken Sync exploration to the difference between checkers and chess. The linear and superficial narratives of TV are like checkers, while the non-linear and subjective exploration of interweaving themes and actors (‘archetypes’) inherent to synchromysticism is like chess.

    • 06-August-2017 at 11:02 am

      I had never even heard of that movie; thank you for bringing it to my attention. I watched one clip from it on YouTube and right away decided I ought to download and watch the film in full, which I hope to do soon.


      So we have Michael Richards parodying the Howard Beale ‘mad as hell’ speech, in the same monologue in which he says a line that could be interpreted as a parody of the Forrest Gump ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ quip – except that UHF predates Forrest Gump by several years.

      This was made all the more interesting to me because of the tie-ins between The Watchmen and Forrest Gump, by way of the Vietnam War (which provides an important subtext in both) as well as the soundtracks of the respective films.

      Curiouser and Curiouser.

      • 06-August-2017 at 11:32 am

        There is also a clown in UHF, and a very bloody scene called “town talk”

        The trivia page about it on IMDB is interesting. There are lots of connections to Seinfeld, and supposedly crispin glover and christopher lloyd were almost in the movie.

      • 06-August-2017 at 11:40 am

        Senator Paul Simon from Illinois was known to wear a bowtie, like Richards in Problem Child. Paul Simon lived in the small town of Makanda, whose water tower is painted with a smiley face. Except the smiley face is marked up with a bow tie, the comedians badge is a smiley face marked up with blood. I, a clown, had mentioned to you just the other day that I was going to Carbondale to see the eclipse, tbh I planned on camping near Makanda, the site where the eclipse will last the longest. Also, in 7 years there will be another solar eclipse in Makanda, that is very rare.

        • 06-August-2017 at 12:00 pm

          The eclipse is only visible in the US, the last time this happened was 1776.

          Also, Simon was instrumental in getting Obama into the Senate from out of nowhere.

          • 07-August-2017 at 12:04 am

            I suppose syncs depend a lot on the person looking for them.

            I’ve lived in Illinois my whole life and I’ve had Paul Simon’s bow-tie dork image shown to me probably my whole life. I need to remember that there are lots of states, and there are lots of personalities that are known for wearing bow ties. Also, I’ve seen more than one smiley face water tower in my short life, so those can’t be rare. (I just now remembered the smiley face shirt scene from Forest Gump. I hadn’t made that connection until just now).

            Also, I’ve been thinking a lot about my upcoming trip(pilgrimage) to see the eclipse, so it makes sense that I would perceive things as being related to that trip. I had commented somewhere on this site the day before that I was riding my bike to Carbondale, so I thought you were being “cheeky” and making a sync video about me and the eclipse and Makanda. Ugh, sometimes I hate being crazy. Mostly it is better, but sometimes it is embarrassing!

            You know I really hate this wordpress bullshit because I can’t delete my old(inevitably embarrassing) comments

        • 07-August-2017 at 2:48 am

          Is the bow tie killer like an archetype oxymoron? Synchro-irony, or impossibility. Is Cosmo Kramer’s racist rant on stage an extension of this?


          I remember being shocked that Cosmo was so racist

          Forrest Gump is sort of the same way, an ignorant moron who always makes the right choices, at the right time. An archetypal impossibility

          • 07-August-2017 at 2:58 am

            ugh, I wish I could delete that last line, what I meant to say was that the Gump personality seems impossible. That Stanley Spadowski is so insanely popular with everyone, even bikers in a bar, by just being honest and speaking his mind. It reminded me of Forrest Gump and how he was shaking hands with the President, buying stock in Apple, earning the congressional medal of honor, shit like that.

          • 12-August-2017 at 11:11 am

            If you send me through the edited version of your comment, I can update it for you personally. I wish there were an easier way but with WordPress some things are not as straightforward as they ought to be.

  • 06-August-2017 at 9:04 am

    My thoughts, (for now..) in this order, are:

    Charlie’s Angels.. The Proverbial ‘Butterfly’.. Predator (The Film).. Gundam Wing.. an Alien of some kind !

    I will leave it there for now, as I think this JLB piece is not quite complete.

    • 06-August-2017 at 11:03 am

      I think this JLB piece is not quite complete.

      The video ‘See The Joke’ is indeed complete. A sister article is in the works.

    • 10-August-2017 at 1:14 pm

      I like to imagine that one day, in the future, somebody will go through the entire JLB canon to see how many easter eggs were left behind. If it ever happens, it will probably be me, as an old man, wondering, ‘why did I bother?’

  • 11-June-2019 at 4:16 pm

    This is almost two years ago. Outrageous. My singing at the end won’t make sense to newcomers, that is from a YouTube video I released where I was being a little bit silly. I used to be a lot bigger in the YouTube world than I am now. Those were the days.

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