Re: You've no joie de vivre

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I was delighted to discover on this most recent searching that the clip before, the last and the best segment from Coffee and Cigarettes, is now online:

I'm not sure I understand what "before" is doing in there.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:31 PM
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It is being a mistake.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:32 PM
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Ah. I should have known.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:33 PM
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Sprockets

Or as we say in America, asprugulas.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:33 PM
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Not that I ever even read your posts, you understand.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:35 PM
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Nosflow is a front page poster?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:36 PM
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It's an elaborate and impenetrable pseudonym.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:39 PM
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I just have the capacity to recognize mistakes, is all.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:41 PM
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I can never tell when people around here are sincere anymore.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:47 PM
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I assume everyone except nosflow accepts the Bill Murray/GZA/RZA scene as clearly superior.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:51 PM
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Always, Jesus. Always.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:51 PM
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Or as we say in America, asprugulas.

Yay!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:52 PM
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9: See? That's the problem! That's it in a nutshell! The deprecation of sincerity! Sigh. It makes things very hard tedious hard.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:55 PM
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We should resurrect the reading group under the rubric "Unfogged: Believer Edition".


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:58 PM
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I might have been kidding in 9, parsi. (But just between you and me, I wasn't.)


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 9:59 PM
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I scarcely know what to say.

Believer edition, eh?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:04 PM
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SINCERE BLOGS ARE ALL ALIKE.


Posted by: OPINIONATED TOLSTOY | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:06 PM
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You've got to be kidding me, Stanley.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:07 PM
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Dear Nos,

I was kidding you.

Sincerely,

Stanley


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:11 PM
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That's a relief.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:14 PM
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The segment prompted me to look up info on Tesla's mechanical vibrator that reputedly almost brought down his building and I also found this great bit of projective Tesla whimsy.

There is another possible - if wildly improbable - cause of the mysterious event at Tunguska in 1908 (7 September, p 14). One of Nikola Tesla's great projects was the wireless transformation of energy over large distances. He believed that this could be harnessed in war to destroy incoming attacks from over 300 kilometres away.
Tesla built his "death ray" at Wardencliffe on Long Island, and it is a possible that he tested it one night in 1908. The story goes something like this. At the time, Robert Peary was trekking to the North Pole and Tesla asked him to look out for unusual activity. On the evening of 30 June 1908, Tesla aimed his death ray towards the Arctic and turned it on. Tesla then watched the newspapers and sent telegrams to Peary, but heard about nothing unusual in the Arctic.
However, he did hear about the unexplainable event in Tunguska, and was thankful no one was killed, as it was clear to him that his death ray had overshot. He then dismantled his machine, as he felt it was too dangerous to keep it.

Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:38 PM
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Obligatory Tesla comic


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:41 PM
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It's hard to build a big Tesla coil safely in a weekend.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:48 PM
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While the beauty of a tesla coil firing outside is something to behold, often your neighbors will not see it that way, and your local police will make a personal house call. Be cognizant of your possibly unreasonable neighbors, and do your work inside if possible, or invite them over and explain things before you start. Attitudes are a lot different if a little common sense is used first.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 10:53 PM
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Google reveals that the wacky Tesla coil hobbyist I knew in college is in law school now. What a waste of mad-scientist potential.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-23-09 11:07 PM
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It should be the Sprockets episode with Kyle McLachlan, with Germany's Most Disturbing Home Videos.

Dieter: Karl Heinz, you are beautiful and angular...and if you were a gas, you'd be inert. How do you go about compiling all of these videos?
Karl-Heinz:Vell Dieter, all of our videos are sent in by ordinary Germans, like you and me. People with video cameras who happen to record the everyday occurrences of the grotesque and the profane.

Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 6:10 AM
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It makes things very hard tedious hard.

Such is the importance of being earnest. Anyway, who needs Sprokets when there's an entire channel devoted to the Neue Deutsche Welle. Mannschreck! Old Gina X! Guys who look like England Dan and John Ford Coley!


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 7:23 AM
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So this is what Labs has been up to.

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Posted by: Mo MacArbie | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 7:49 AM
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BTW, should I know who the guys are in the excerpt?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 9:36 AM
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29: Yes.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 9:38 AM
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That *is* a lovely clip.


Posted by: Bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 10:23 AM
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26: that is indeed my favorite.

ANTS! ANTS! ANTS!, etc.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 11:31 AM
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30: Vladimir & Estragon?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 1:11 PM
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33: No.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 1:16 PM
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OK, I looked it up, and I disagree with your assertion in 30.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 1:54 PM
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But the guy on the left was the star of a movie devoted entirely to his ass!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 1:56 PM
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Besides, if you're such a boho architect, you should know.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 1:56 PM
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36: But his ass doesn't even make a cameo appearance in that scene!

37: As an architect, I only have eyes for one of Andy's film subjects.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 3:24 PM
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The current first comment on that clip is "There is an idea that the image at first will be exciting, and in time it's just an image. But after time, it becomes relevant again."

How Cagean.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 3:29 PM
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That's the best 6 minute youtube clip ever.

Zach Synder's Andy Warhol's Empire!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-24-09 3:34 PM
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