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Let’s Discuss Inception

I released the schedule a while ago so you probably already know that Inception (2010) is on the agenda for this weekend (April 13).

 

There plenty to work with here.

Reality. Subjectivity. Consciousness. Time. Dreams….

Dreams, they feel real while we’re in them, right? It’s only when we wake up that we realise something was actually strange.

You never really remember the beginning of a dream, do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what’s going on.

Building a dream from your memory is the easiest way to lose your grasp on what’s real and what is a dream.

Remember that these are the nominal start times, but if you arrive a little late, it isn’t a big deal.


Call 1 (suits Aus)

 


Call 2 (suits America)


Hope to see you there ūüĎć

3 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss Inception

  • I can’t join you today but I give a few of my views on “Inside Fakeball#01”:

    Regarding TNG and AP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrija_Puharich “From 1953 to 1955, he served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps; in this capacity, he was assigned as Chief, Outpatient Service, U.S. Army Dispensary, Army Chemical Center, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.[1] By this time he was already presenting papers on the possible military usefulness of paranormal phenemona.[3] [Uri Geller was a prime example!] During that time, he was in and out of Edgewood Arsenal Research Laboratories and Fort Detrick, meeting with various high-ranking officers and officials, primarily from The Pentagon, CIA, and Naval Intelligence.[4] The Edgewood Arsenal is currently officially called the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.”

    AP ( and others like him) could come up in this Outbreak/Virus episode on Saturday …

    How wide is this term ‘virus’ ?
    https://www.etymonline.com/word/virus#etymonline_v_7825
    “The meaning “agent that causes infectious disease” emerged by 1790s gradually out of the earlier use in reference to venereal disease (by 1728); the modern scientific use dates to the 1880s. The computer sense is from 1972.” Bill Gates up to his neck in both fields: How is that a thing??
    Taking the term of infecting us with stuff: Music is something I always try to bring in because it was so prevalent in my life

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coy8Hoa1DNw&forced

    ear-worm (n.)

    also earworm, 1880, “boll-worm, corn parasite” (corn-ear-worm attested from 1855), from ear (n.2) + worm (n.). Also an old alternative name for “earwig” (from ear (n.1)); from 1881 as “secret counsellor.” By 1989 as “annoyingly unforgettable pop song or part of a song.”
    THE FILM OUTBREAK ITSELF:
    I always find Dusty irritating – his ‘humanity’ is expressed in his doggy behaviour in first few minutes, a regular guy to get a viewer interesting : how come even HE has problems= breaking up with lovely RR? They both work in the same field = they’ll be working together later (& maybe get back “for the dogs” lol … meanwhile the levels of dread about this deadly infection which is presented as being so deadly ‘They’ can just incinerate a whole heap of people right off!
    These so familiar voices to reassure us, Donny Sutherland and Milton F as The Boss. Taking the viewer by the hand: Reassurance after the mock-terror introduced, these guys are trustworthy. I bet this movie returned with a bang after 11/03 … to reinforce its message a generation later …

    TNG brought up Fort Dietrich: THE VIRUS is the BIGGEST threat as we were told so often in 2020. The strapline at the beginning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Lederberg

    “Joshua Lederberg, ForMemRS[1] (May 23, 1925 ‚Äď February 2, 2008)[2] was an American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the United States space program. He was 33 years old when he won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering that bacteria can mate and exchange genes (bacterial conjugation).[3]”

    “During a 1986 fact finding mission of the 1979 Soviet Union epidemic of anthrax bacteria that killed 66 people in the city of Sverdlovsk, Russia now named Yakaterinberg,[20] Lederberg sided with Soviets that the anthrax outbreak was from animal to human transmission stating, ‚ÄúWild rumors do spread around every epidemic.” ‚ÄúThe current Soviet account is very likely to be true.”[21] After the fall of the Soviet Union and subsequent US investigations in the early 1990s, a team of scientists confirmed the outbreak was caused by a release of an aerosol of anthrax pathogen from a nearby military facility, the lab leak is one of the deadliest ever documented.[22][23].”

    Brings us neatly back to 2020/21 and that fear of the virus escaping from some facility … you couldn’t make this stuff up!
    Cheers JLB & you all (you know who you are)

  • Negentropic

    These kinds of “outbreak of virus” movies have been around a long time. They’re offshoots of the zombie genre which itself is an offshoot of the vampire film. The father of the zombie genre himself, George Romero, made a so-called independently produced film called “The Crazies” in 1973 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069895/ about a virus outbreak in a town where the military is called in to impose martial law and quarantine everyone and even shoot and kill and burn the bodies of whoever is obviously infected. The “rednecks” in the town start shooting back and all hell breaks loose. 37 years later it was remade in Hollywood and this version is actually almost as popular as “Outbreak” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455407 even though there are no big stars in it. I haven’t seen this (probably crappy) Hollywood remake but I really like the original Romero film.

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