September 13, 2012
Horse 1361 - Leftovers
Traveling hither and yon across Sydney, I tend to write a lot of paragraphs that don't really seem to go anywhere. These are embryonic blog posts that never get completed and in the past these ideas would have simply dissolved into the ether.
This then is a selection of the detritus which has built up before I clear the rubbish:
- The thing with these conspiracy theories is that most of them suggest that the moon landings took place in a studio. That for me is even more unbelievable.
They put a studio on the moon?!
- I'm wondering what other sorts of films could be made with supergroups of actors.
Take Nicholas Cage, Christopher Walken, Patrick Stewart and Sean Connery and put them all in the same film. There'd be more cheese than a fondue set.
Maybe add The Stig, I'm not exactly sure what he'd do but it doesn't matter because The Stig can walk into any film he feels like.
- Barry's 20 year transport plan plays the skillful gambit of having three prongs to the trident.
1. Being over 20 years, he'll be either long gone from politics or dead by the time that the expiry date of the policy has elapsed; thus removing him from all responsibility.
2. Initial build dates of the projects announced don't occur until after the next election, which either means that if his government isn't returned he can blame the other side for not implementing the plan, or if his government is returned, he can still claim that they're still within the time frame. Either way it removes him from all responsibility.
3. The good and fair people of NSW have heard so many of these plans over the years that we simply don't believe them anymore. If the people of NSW expect failure from the outset then it doesn't put any pressure on the government to carry out it's plans; thus it removes him from all responsibility.
- Time is one of those things that we can observe but have no real adequate explanation for. Why does it relative to our perception only seem to flow one way? If we actually could see it go the other way, could we for instance unbake a cake?
- When the Commodore does finally suffer the chop, since the whole lineup will be made by Chevrolet, Detroit would probably be looking over its shoulder and wondering why the lion shouldn't just be replaced with the gold bow tie.
- It seems pretty obvious to me that if science itself only hinges on what can be observed, then everything beyond that scope doesn't by default not exist. Radioactivity and magnetism can not be felt within our bodies and yet they permeate throughout the universe. Moreover did radioactivity simply not exist before 1850? What of physical things which did exist but were unobserveable? I'm reasonably sure that kangaroos existed before Cook landed at Botany Bay in 1770.
Obviously we must occupy some point in say the 7th or 8th dimensions and yet we can only really observe things in maybe five or six.
All of this assumes automatically that the entire of existence only exists in the physical realm. Logically it is not impossible for things, beings, us even, to exist in spiritual dimensions and not really be able to observe them. If we can not observe any more than the half dozen physical dimensions we occupy, then how can we possibly hope to rule out the possibility that spiritual dimensions exist? Once that door of doubt is left even a crack open then to rule out that possibility entirely is to deny logic itself.
- Even in the days of the late Thatcher and early Major governments, they were still referring to "thirteen millions" being spent on the M53. Why did the plural of million change from "millions" to "million" in such cases?
- Then again green trousers were perfectly fine for Babar, King of the Elephants.
- If graffiti is truly the manifestation of artists, then where is the artistic value in writing "Akix" a few hundred times from Croydon to Petersham?
- The Queensland Space Program would consist of 9 blokes in a garage with an esky, the probe itself would be made out of a few XXXX Gold cans (because they ain't wasting the real stuff in space) and it would be beaming back the message 'QUEENSLANDER' every eight seconds. The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico would think it was life from another planet... maybe.
- I am 100% convinced that world food production combined is easily more than enough to provide for all the world's population comfortably. I would suggest that the reason that it does not comes back to the same old issues of greed, profit, greed, logistics, greed, pure hatred of certain peoples and greed.
- Justin Bieber and One Direction are this generation's Hanson, Backstreet Boys, East 17, Monkees and Elvis. Yes I know that Elvis eventually learned how to play a guitar but the truth is that he couldn't when he started and wasn't really a technical singer either. The girls liked him... just like they do with Justin Bieber and One Direction.
The actual goodness of the product is practically irrelevant.
- Gambling is a voluntary tax paid by the stupid.
- The Mars Curiosity Rover is able to do its job in peace because it isn't interrupted by its friends sending it messages on Facebook.
'LOL rocks. Dude I am so lost.'
- Can you imagine if cats actually were voted into parliament. The Chamber Rod would need to be retro-fitted with a scooper for cleaning up poos, there would be a Minister for Sleepytime and Naps (with a distinction made at law) and cat calls such as were once made to Penny Wong in an estimates committee would have to be taken to mean that someone was trying to contact the Member for Forrest.
I don't know exactly what all this garbled mass of gibberish says about me. I must admit that when Mrs Rollo asks that question "what are you thinking?", I'd like to be able to answer with something profound, deep and romantic but the truth is that this is what I actually usually am thinking about.
Now then, about that studio on the moon...
Posted by Rollo at 22:23