The Melancholy Of Anatomy: Vote II

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  1. 1 Miep October 13, 2014 at 2:51 am

    That’s not at all how I remembered that, but it’s been 35 years or so.

    Good thing to do: re-watch Herzog films.

    • 2 bluenred October 13, 2014 at 3:02 am

      I think that film is the most precise and accurate depiction of current America extant. Perhaps because it was made by a horrified German space-alien Earth-anthropologist on his first visit to that there US nation.

      Below be the final 8 minutes or so of the film. Except for the crucial fade to black, where the crazed pig-porking harmonica-player continues, once the film has passed, to yeehaw, howl, and squeal-like-a-pig pant.

      • 3 Miep October 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

        Somebody has the whole film up but they have some kind of crap warning where you have to sign in and swear on all that is holy that you are not a child. Through Google yet. I miss alt theaters.

      • 7 Miep October 13, 2014 at 3:30 am

        White City down here is probably vaguely like this. White City went up for auction some years back. Went cheap, water rights and all. I regretted not having a couple mil to buy it.

        Yes, I must watch this film again. Thank you.

  2. 8 Miep October 13, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I’m hanging around on WordPress again because someone I cared about on Facebook accused me of being erratic, and not in a nice way. I considered this in exceedingly bad form, not to mention hurtful, and shut up shop for the time being.

    Aguirre Wrath of God is great too. The bit with the boat in the tree, the whole endless crazed trip. Yes, time to find and watch these films again.

    • 9 bluenred October 13, 2014 at 3:09 am

      Facebook: the feral frontier.

      Do you think Herzog hangs about facing himself for “likes”?

      I think not. He’s too busy hanging boats in trees.

    • 10 bluenred October 13, 2014 at 3:35 am

      Anything you want to know about Siberia, Syria, Hong Kong, Tibet, ISIL, Iraq, the Kurds, the “Chinese” western provinces, Israel, Palestine, Libya, Iran, Chechnya, the Crimea, Cuba, Bolivia, Guatemela, Haiti, Georgia, Georgia in the US, etc., etc. . . . is in this scene:

      • 11 Miep October 13, 2014 at 3:54 am

        Marvelous.

        I am reminded now of a story I once heard, likely from the fellow who turned me onto these films in my 20’s, of how Herzog once arranged to shoot at some actors hiking down a trail. Not close enough to hit them, but close enough to scare the shit out of them, so that he could capture the looks on their faces.

        I am apparently getting old enough to start remembering things I’ve forgotten for decades. Something to look forward to!

  3. 12 Miep October 13, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Facebook at times makes smoking crack look positively inspirstional.

    • 13 bluenred October 13, 2014 at 3:40 am

      That’s an astute comparison.

      For crack tastes like death. Unless the smoke is blown into your mouth by your lover. At which time it tastes like sex.

      Bur there is no sex on the book of face. It’s all mere pixels. Where “people” will sit by, and serenely allow others to die.

      Thanatos.

      • 14 Miep October 13, 2014 at 3:59 am

        Yes, public suicide, public anything, anything to get attention. We’re headed that way. The Internet is bad but it’s difficult to convince people. We’re here because we’re here because we’re here..

        • 15 bluenred October 13, 2014 at 4:14 am

          It’s not to get attention.

          Face people think their face “friends” will come save them. Because they really think they’re “friends.”

          Like in the old days: if you ate too many pills, you’d, like Marilyn Monroe, call on a phone a friend.

          But face people are not friends. They’re not even people.

          And so, if you OD on the face, you die.

          Because no one on the face is actually your friend. They’re not even people. They’re pixels.

          • 16 Miep October 13, 2014 at 4:23 am

            This is, I think, quite well done, on the subject of leaving Facebook. I have other friends who agree that it’s really inherently toxic, more of a problem than a solution.


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