Thursday, September 22, 2016


No Doubt, the previous entries regarding the depressing Republican
control of Congress and right wing trolls can be temporarily offset by
Gwen Stefani, The Soggy Bottom Boys, George Clooney and the
movie, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?  (Big Brother in all his guises.)

Summer of 2016 I'm walking past Lincoln Center on my way to see
the movie "Genius" that had been playing for some time at the Lincoln Plaza.
I pass a political writer on the street I recognize but I'm very bad with names.
I sit down in the theater to watch the coming attractions.  An upcoming
documentary about autism, "Life Animated" had the name Ron Suskind
in the credits.  His son is the main subject of the film.  Of course
it was Suskind I had just passed on the street.

The movie "Genius" is about Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins
who was also editor for Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Wolfe's first book,
"Look Homeward Angel" played a large role in the movie.  Previously I had
vague notions about Wolfe and his books.  I knew him from the photo I'd
seen at the downtown White Horse Tavern.  I had no plans to see the movie
but I happened to play this Steve Young (who died this year) video the night before:

Non-events like that happen to people all the time.  When I played the
Look Homeward Angel video I completely missed the part about "my
old friend Thomas from Asheville, North Carolina."

"Genius" was an amazing film about two Americans, Thomas Wolf and
Maxwell Perkins played by two British actors.  All the better because the
Brits really know how to tell a story.  The real Wolfe at 6' 6" was not the
sad depressed writer I associated with the White Horse Tavern photo.
Just the opposite.  Amplified and larger than life in more ways than one.
Look Homeward Angel was published two days before the start of Great
Depression and stock market crash of 1929.  Just his luck.

They are still referred to as "peripherals" despite being permanently
attached to (and in some sense part of) their host processor..."

Now what does William Gibson's SF novel "The Peripheral" have to do 
with anything?  And why was he in the same NYC subway car late 
2014 standing over me with another guy about his age about a 
month after I bought but still hadn't read his book?  Coincidences 
like that happen all the time.  Except with some people they 
happen just a little too often.

He just happened to be wearing the same outfit as his photo on 

the back of the book.  I kept saying what I find myself saying all 
too often these days, "Is that what's-his-face?  Nah, can't be... 
Except it was his face.  He was doing publicity in NYC at the 
time with recorded YT interviews.  His book is has been made 
into a TV series for 2018.  How will they ever do it? 

Are the people I refer to as posthumans biological 

interdimenscional drone humanoids from the "future" with 
uploaded consciousness as in Gibson's story? 

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