Thursday, June 26, 2008

How It Feels To Have A Stroke - Nueroanatomist Discusses Personal Experience WIth Disorder And Clarity






Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin - Thank You For Pointing Out The Pink Elephant In the Room



George Carlin as a guest Of Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show circa 1965


Johnny Carson - Guest George Carlin - Click here for funny video clips



Seven Words You Can't Say On TV





Life is Worth Losing





Rules





Back In Town





Again - 1978




The Planet Is Fine

George Carlin - The Planet Is Fine




LOS ANGELES (AP) June 23, 2008 - George Carlin, the frenzied performer whose routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has past away.


Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. He was 71.


"He was a genius and I will miss him dearly," Jack Burns, who was the other half of a comedy duo with Carlin in the early 1960s, told The Associated Press.


Carlin's jokes constantly breached the accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the "Seven Words" - all of which are taboo on broadcast TV and radio to this day.


When he uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, freed on $150 bail and exonerated when a Wisconsin judge dismissed the case, saying it was indecent but citing free speech and the lack of any disturbance.


When the words were later played on a New York radio station, they resulted in a 1978 Supreme Court ruling upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language during hours when children might be listening.


"So my name is a footnote in American legal history, which I'm perversely kind of proud of," he told The Associated Press earlier this year.


Despite his reputation as unapologetically irreverent, Carlin was a television staple through the decades, serving as host of the "Saturday Night Live" debut in 1975 - noting on his Web site that he was "loaded on cocaine all week long" - and appearing some 130 times on "The Tonight Show."


He produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a couple of TV shows and appeared in several movies, from his own comedy specials to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" in 1989 - a testament to his range from cerebral satire and cultural commentary to downright silliness (and sometimes hitting all points in one stroke).


"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?" he once mused. "Are they afraid someone will clean them?"


He won four Grammy Awards, each for best spoken comedy album, and was nominated for five Emmy awards. On Tuesday, it was announced that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which will be presented Nov. 10 in Washington and broadcast on PBS.


Carlin started his career on the traditional nightclub circuit in a coat and tie, pairing with Burns to spoof TV game shows, news and movies. Perhaps in spite of the outlaw soul, "George was fairly conservative when I met him," said Burns, describing himself as the more left-leaning of the two. It was a degree of separation that would reverse when they came upon Lenny Bruce, the original shock comic, in the early '60s.


"We were working in Chicago, and we went to see Lenny, and we were both blown away," Burns said, recalling the moment as the beginning of the end for their collaboration if not their close friendship. "It was an epiphany for George. The comedy we were doing at the time wasn't exactly groundbreaking, and George knew then that he wanted to go in a different direction."


That direction would make Carlin as much a social commentator and philosopher as comedian, a position he would relish through the years.


"The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things - bad language and whatever - it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition," Carlin told the AP in a 2004 interview. "There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body. ... It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have."


Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, and grew up in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, raised by a single mother. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, he joined the Air Force in 1954. He received three court-martials and numerous disciplinary punishments, according to his official Web site.


While in the Air Force he started working as an off-base disc jockey at a radio station in Shreveport, La., and after receiving a general discharge in 1957, took an announcing job at WEZE in Boston.


"Fired after three months for driving mobile news van to New York to buy pot," his Web site says.


From there he went on to a job on the night shift as a deejay at a radio station in Fort Worth, Texas. Carlin also worked variety of temporary jobs including a carnival organist and a marketing director for a peanut brittle.


In 1960, he left with Burns, a Texas radio buddy, for Hollywood to pursue a nightclub career as comedy team Burns & Carlin. He left with $300, but his first break came just months later when the duo appeared on Jack Paar's "Tonight Show."


Carlin said he hoped to emulate his childhood hero, Danny Kaye, the kindly, rubber-faced comedian who ruled over the decade Carlin grew up in - the 1950s - with a clever but gentle humor reflective of the times.


It didn't work for him, and the pair broke up by 1962.


"I was doing superficial comedy entertaining people who didn't really care: Businessmen, people in nightclubs, conservative people. And I had been doing that for the better part of 10 years when it finally dawned on me that I was in the wrong place doing the wrong things for the wrong people,"
Carlin reflected recently as he prepared for his 14th HBO special, "It's Bad For Ya."


Eventually Carlin lost the buttoned-up look, favoring the beard, ponytail and all-black attire for which he came to be known.


But even with his decidedly adult-comedy bent, Carlin never lost his childlike sense of mischief, even voicing kid-friendly projects like episodes of the TV show "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" and the spacey Volkswagen bus Fillmore in the 2006 Pixar hit "Cars."


Carlin's first wife, Brenda, died in 1997. He is survived by wife Sally Wade; daughter Kelly Carlin McCall; son-in-law Bob McCall; brother Patrick Carlin; and sister-in-law Marlene Carlin.


RIP

Friday, June 20, 2008

Imagining the Tenth Dimension - Animated Physics


This animation illustrates the concepts found in chapter one of the book "Imagining the Tenth Dimension" by Rob Bryanton, from tenthdimension.com


PART ONE





PART TWO




Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Touch Of Heaven - Pathways To Higher Consciousness


Goldring 72






What is Multidimensional Consciousness?
by Dr Suzan Caroll



"DIMENSIONS" are a means of organizing different planes of existence according to their vibratory rate. Each dimension has certain sets of laws and principles that are specific to the frequency of that dimension..



"CONSCIOUSNESS" represents awareness. The inhabitants of each dimension function clearly, easily, and with a minimum of resistance within that plane because their consciousness vibrates in resonance with the frequency of that dimension..



"MULTIDIMENSIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS" is the ability to be "conscious" of more than one dimension. To be multidimensional in our consciousness we must remember that we have within us the potential to expand our perceptual awareness to the dimensions above and below our physical plane..



"UNCONSCIOUS" means unaware of and unable to attend to internal and/or external stimuli within the inhabitants' own dimension or within another dimension. Third dimensional humans are largely unaware of their first dimensional, second dimensional, and fourth dimensional selves. The human unconscious is best accessed through physical body messages, introspection, dreams, and meditation..



"CONSCIOUS" means aware of and able to attend to stimuli within the inhabitants' own dimension. The third dimensional self is conscious of what can be perceived by the five physical senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell..



"SUPERCONSCIOUS" is a higher order of consciousness of the fifth dimension and above in which the inhabitants are able to be aware of and attend stimuli of their own dimension as well as all the lower dimensions. The superconscious is innately multidimensional... The third dimensional self can become "conscious" of the superconscious through meditation, prayer and by surrendering to the enfoldment of the higher order consciousness!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"Hot For Words" The Dictionary Has Never Been So Interesting





http://www.hotforwords.com


Sniper:

1. skilled military shooter detailed to spot and pick off enemy soldiers from a concealed place.
2. One who shoots at other people from a concealed place.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Sacred Silence - Understanding All That Is - The Spirit Within


"And the Truth shall set you Free..."



Part 1 - 3:50









Part 2 - 3:45









Part 3 - 2:44









Part 4 - 4:48









Part 5 - 3:16








Friday, June 13, 2008

Microsoft Joins Forces With Vegas Casino To Debut Surface Table Technology






Microsoft Corp. and Harrah's Entertainment Inc. introduced a high-tech interactive bar table Wednesday that lets patrons order drinks, watch YouTube videos, play touch-screen games and even flirt with each other.

Ekhart Tolle On Enlightenment






Thursday, June 12, 2008

13th Floor Elevators - Video Collection



You're Gonna Miss Me





Through The Rhythm





Slip Inside This House





Baby Blue





Rose And The Thorn





Roller Coaster





Livin' On





ROKY ERICKSON - Don't Slander Me (1985)






Roky Erickson - Philosophy, Religion and Music






The Chemical Dumbing Down Of Society





Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Worst Office Meltdown Ever


It's alright dude, I've been there...







Sunday, June 8, 2008

What Is The Shape Of Time?





John Prine: "Some Humans Ain't Human"





If You Want To Know What's Really Going On In the World Watch This Video







DL Abrahamson was a speaker at the Project for a New American Citizen's event Rebuilding America's Senses. He presents a large amount of research in a concise segments to help those of us concerned towards a wider perspective on geo-political matters. It should help you to widen your focus and understand commonly overlooked facets.

Mushrooms Could Help Save The World



Mycologist Paul Stamets studies the mycelium -- and lists 6 ways that this astonishing fungus can help save the world.





Live Alien Captured In Brasilia - Extra-terrestrial crash survivor






Live Alien Capture



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