Thursday, January 21, 2021

2021 - The Year of Gamaliel, The Crappening

 

But you know I saw this movie this year called last year called er, 'Basic Instinct'. Okay now. Bill's quick capsule review:
Piece-of-Shit.
Okay now. Yeah, yeah, end of story by the way. Don't get caught up in that fevered hype phoney fucking debate about that Piece-of-Shit movie.
"Is it too sexist, and what about the movies, are they becoming too...?''
You're, you're just confused, you don't get, you've forgotten how to judge correctly. Take a deep breath, look at it again.
"Oh it's a Piece-of-Shit!"
Exactly, that's all it is. Satan squatted, let out a loaf, they put a fucking title on it, put it on a marquee, Satan's shit, piece of shit, walk away.

 

Bill Hicks, Revelations


THE CRAPPENING

Say what you like but I really enjoyed The Happening and I think it's one of Shyamalan's better works, most of the other stuff I have found really disappointing, with the exception of Signs.  I know its not to everyone's taste but I feel like the actors in the Happening have been put through some cypto-Brechtian boot-camp to get to wherever they got.  They look genuinely puzzled about what they as actors are supposed to be doing.  The constant alienation caused by this kind of anti-drama and the supposedly terrible acting (gestus) make you ask with quite some clarity - WTF is happening in this film?  You ask... and you ask what is happening and where it is happening because it doesn't seem to be happening where they are and it's not happening for them but then it was happening there all along and they told you what was happening right at the beginning.  Then it stops happening.  Then it starts again.  This is a solid gold log of comedy genius.


If you read into Gomaliel, situated where it is on the Tree of the Qliphoth, you can infer some of its properties.  Since ''Tifereth'' (Beauty) is ''above'' it and ''the rays'' from Tifereth are normally finally crystallised and filtered by Yesod before ''landing'' in Malkuth/Assiah we can expect the ''Obscenity'' to distort the rays of beauty and create grotesqueries.  Now I like some grotesque art from time to time and grotesque art can be exquisite and beautiful.  The Happening is this kind of art and is ''of Tifereth'' in its own way.  That's why you will not see magnificent grotesqueries during Gomaliel but only really cringey ones.  This is The Crappening, it is being done and will continue to be done, on purpose, in crimes against Art itself, to propitiate the Obscenity.  Unlike solid gold logs of comedy genius, 2021 is going to have to have a lot (or rather way more than normal) of very cringe-worthy sprays of splattering crapOn Purpose.

MILKNG THE CRINGE

There is this bit in Good Omens where these demons are bragging that in ''7-10 years this (or that) soul be ours... mwahahaha!'' whereas the demon Crowley just changed the layout of the M25 motorway to spell out the satanic sigil of Adegra then just milked all the bad vibes out of the constant traffic jams.  Many people seriously speculate that these kind of inter-dimensional entities are farming our pain.  On some vibrational level that we cannot detect our depression, our anxieties, our desires, our apathy, our anger are being harvested - this is the story line of the Matrix as well as the Bible.  


When it comes to The Crappening you have to apply that Crowleyan industrial demonic logic to cringeCringe can be milked.  It possibly tastes quite sweet to inter-dimensional vampires.  They'll milk the cringe out of you all year long if you let them... along with your other juices.  There is this Kabbalistic fragment on stoicism from Meditation and Kabbalah about being pissed on in the bilge of  a ship and remaining stoic throughout - that's the level of enlightenment necessary in order to steel yourself.  So for 2021, the question might have to be - can you look at the cringe without cringing? - because this year we are going to walk through a shower of piss.

"But is it too, what about the lesbian content...."
You're, you're getting really baffled here. Piece-of-Shit! Now walk away. That's all it is, it's nothing more! Free yourself folks, if you see it, Piece-of-Shit, say it and walk away. You're right! You're right! Not those fuckers who want to tell you how to think! You're fucking right!
Sorry wrong meeting again.

 

Bill Hicks, Revelations

13 comments:

  1. Something that was simultaneously brilliant, pretentious, cringe-worthy and incredibly boring was the series "Hellier"; it's a genuine work of paranormal investigating, but unfortunately the paranormal almost never shows up when we want it to, especially when cameras are rolling. There were a few moments of great insight, though, which relates to everything we're going through right now:

    From Hellier, season 2:

    Greg: "One day I get an email from this woman in Somerset, right here, talking about seeing little creatures that live in these mine shafts and caves, and she starts talking about running into people in robes who were doing crazy-a** rituals out in the forests here in Somerset and she thinks they have something to do, she thinks they worship the Green Man (the Great God Pan), those little green men..."

    Nate: “What if there is some "cosmic trickster"? And that it isn’t – that all of these things really are just that. And even the cults and s**t. All of these people have just been duped. They think they’re worshiping a f**king god and this Thing thinks it’s hilarious, you know?"

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  2. I've been tv free, and almost movie/series free since 2010.... But I do rewatch Bill Hicks shows from time to time, i just love them, but I do cringe at the sexual jokes in them. In general i just avoid cringe, i dislike the feeling too much, ever since I was a little girl. With the milking of the dark emotions i tend to remember Carlos Castaneda's books and the "voladores".

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    1. Yes. The entities in the Castaneda books exactly. And congratulations on avoiding the screen. I was out of that world for a long time too as I was in the theatre most of the time. It took me a while to educate myself enough to write this particular take on stuff.

      Bill Hicks as Goat Boy..? Where it sits in the routines I sometimes wonder whether it isn't kind of pedo-parody aimed at exactly the people he has been talking about throughout the rest of the show i.e. TPTB. Does he clearly distinguish Satan from Goatboy?

      ''Goatboy is offended by your indifference...'' ;-)

      Yes cringe is effectively disgust. That is why it can connect to laughter.

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  3. Maybe the letting loose and almost promotion of tent cities and the feces/needles they leave on the streets are also part of this crapping, for the ones who avoid the media aspect of it.

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  5. With minor cringe I do sometimes feel empathy for the perpetrator, but only if their self awareness and realisation kicks in quickly. Otherwise the cringe becomes painful. Or in the case of yesterday's innauguration- nauseating.

    This post gives me hope for a bit of a laugh this year, but I doubt it.

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    1. The feckless Trump worship was incredibly cringey in its own right, to be fair. But new peaks of cringe awake I'm sure.

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  6. Yesod/Gomaliel =
    Svadhisthana (Sanskrit: स्वाधिष्ठान, IAST: Svādhiṣṭhāna, English: "where your being is established." "Swa" means self and "adhishthana" means established.) or the sacral chakra, is the second primary chakra according to Hindu Tantrism. This chakra is said to be blocked by fear, especially the fear of death (the C thing)....

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    1. There is not a well-defined line between virus and chemical. So by the C-thing you mean the *chemical weapon* right?

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    2. Yup, sorry for the eufemism.

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  7. I’m not part of any faith, let alone the Abrahamic Faiths, but a friend sent me the quote of Genesis 18:28 ‘ Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?” And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.”’ Taking into account the symbolism of 45 (Trump) and the fact 2020 was the year of exposure (apocalypse) it became evident that ‘man’ was the author of our own demise.

    God didn’t appear and yet the turf was laid out for a saviour to buck against the momentous trend, was the saviour 45? And is 46 (2 x 23) the Janus twinning occult number? Will a God appear?

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  8. Blogos, you're gonna love this:

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1352608657230483457?s=20

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