Tag Archives: reality/surreality

use your own dirt

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There was once a conjurer who boasted that he had become god-like. One god happened to overhear, and challenged him to a contest.

“Can you do this?” the god asked, scooping up a handful of dirt and making it into a bird. They watched the bird fly away.

“Sure,” said the conjure-man, and reached down for a handful of raw material.

“Hey,” said god. “Use your own dirt.”

[found: Making Light: “Fanfic”: force of nature]

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news: new theory of everything

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“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.”

~ Bill Hicks

[source: The Comedian As Confidence Man … – Google Book Search]

existential premise

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“I remember years ago reading a synopsis of the film Frozen Ghost, which was something like, ‘a hypnotist investigates a murder in a wax museum.’ You read that and think, ‘What good is a hypnotist in a wax museum?’ It seems an almost existential premise — no matter how good a hypnotist you are, youre not getting anywhere with a wax dummy, you know? Suddenly, it seems ripe with themes of powerlessness and tragedy — like a classic film noir dead end.”
~ Richard Sala

[source: The Groovy Age of Horror: THE WORLD OF RICHARD SALA, Pt. 3]