What is real and what is fake in a world where ‘life’ seems to imitate ‘art’?Read more
Where does one find the courage to stand in front of a room of random people and try to make them laugh and/or cry?
What path in life takes a successful student who wants to be an astronomer to a website full of people who no longer believe in outer space?
Why do some people on this very call believe that the end might be near... quite literally?Read more
Was the casting for The Matrix no mere 'coincidence'?
The 'humans as batteries' motif:
is this more than mere allegory?
Where does the concept of the 'matrix' come from
and when was it first used in TV?
He sold out his ‘friends’ and tried to return to the normie life, but was Cypher really a villain?
Can the so-called ‘truth movement’ be seen as something akin to a mind-virus?
Who was there in 2015 when the Flat Earth ‘movement’ first took over the internet, and where. are. they. now?Read more
Why is Neo’s passport set to expire on
September 11, 2001?
Was Cypher really the bad guy in this film?
What is it with red pills and white rabbits?Read more
What happens when you look into the definitions and etymologies of words like 'Matrix', 'Neo', 'Trinity', 'Morpheus', and so forth?
In the film 'They Live', sunglasses are used to 'see the truth'.
In the film 'The Matrix', we witness a similar 'sunglasses = truth' trope. Why might that be?
TNG's work continues to improve and impress. Read his latest document and see for yourself.Read more
What is 'gematria'? Why do some promoters of the concept seem to cherry-pick their data? Where did the English language come from? Is the average person today largely 'symbol-illiterate' and, if so, what can or should be done about it?
Joining me to discuss these questions and more was an all-star cast of interlocutors, including yet another MSC debutante -- who apparently knows a thing or two about communication himself...Read more
The official etymology of the term 'matrix' suggests that the word has a direct relationship to 'womb' and/or pregnancy.
Neo's expulsion from the 'matrix' into a dark and sterile ship was extremely traumatic. Is the typical hospital birth in the 'real world' today so different?Read more
Almost everybody seems to ‘understand’ The Matrix and the various esoteric and philosophical concepts explored within. How many know anything about Simulacra and Simulation, a book cited within the film? How many are familiar with its author, Jean Baudrillard? And how many are aware that the very same French philosopher wrote a book entitled ‘The Gulf War Did Not Take Place’?Read more
You've seen The Matrix. You know that there are esoteric and/or 'hidden' messages contained within. You're aware that Neo's passport expires on September 11, 2001.
You understand that the 'follow the white rabbit' trope is employed in the film as is the now-cliched concept of 'taking the red pill'.
What if I told you that the rabbit hole goes much, much deeper than any of this? What if I could prove it to you?Read more