Err okay I really jumped the gun on the time travel thing. But starting at around 1:50 or so I do start yammering about the nature of cycles and how they define what we call "time," so I don't know, maybe someone could chop it up and use it for something?
Ditzy English Major tries to explain time, and time travel. A few pet theories on how it could work, what I would do if I could travel back in time and meet my past self, and how my ass could theoretically achieve this. Some fanpoodling over Feynman, Tesla, and Einstein. And there's blood. Oh yes.
CAN'T FREAKING WAIT FOR LOOPER.
Oh, and here is the public domain stuff I used:
http://archive.org/details/ConstellationEarthMoonMars ("In general our content is not under copyright and so can be used without express permission, as long as the use does not somehow imply that NASA endorses a product or cause. The credit line used in connection with the images should read "NASA/courtesy of nasaimages.org." )
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Feynman-Diagram.svg – Feynman diagram – Public Domain
(Also, sorry about the noisy birds in the background. I live in the country.)
This does not fit in with a round robin. I'm sorry for letting this run away with me, but gosh, it really got me thinking. I'm aware that I fixate on death, because I've seen a lot (too much...
Would anyone care to take a 4 minute walk around the Beautiful Island of Long? :) I wish I could record for you the way it smells here (honeysuckle, pine and salt water.) Wish I could record the breezes and and fresh berries off the vine and the chill of the first step into the ocean in June.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this with you all. ^_^
Also, I used Todd's music in here because not only do I love the words (and I feel the same way about where I live,) but I love the way he did the song. :)
P.S. For the hidden story of Long Island, time travel, murder, and intrigue: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/381704 ^_^
I WISH: For people to have a look at this, that's all. It took me months and I could have been arrested while filming it. :D And I'm really proud of my Island's own little X-File and I want to share the (possibly true?) story.
I need to thank Metaphorest for helping me scan the original poem, first of all. Sbambrick for this beautiful music. Todd for the great collab and especially for his AWESOME voice over! What an incredible job!
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.li.111-tf-1387.r1 – Some Radar stuff; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/IMB_SF_R19_C1 - credit to Ivan Bridgewater and the Internet Archive. Liscnse: Creative Commons, Attribution 3.0
http://www.archive.org/details/CEP_00_011 Einstein footage; License: Public Domain
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1941_Roosevelt_speech_pearlharbor_p2.ogg State of war sound clip. License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/SF176 WWII footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/how_money_is_made "Illicit wealth" – how money is made. License: Prelinger Archive public domain
http://www.archive.org/details/BigfootMothmanFootage Monster footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.39114 some ship footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/1933-04-24_Akron_Hulk_Salvage Wrecked Ship footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/SosCoastguardChapter10 A bit more ship stuff; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.25027 More ship footage; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/TheMontaukProject Montauk Project movie footage, picture of the Eldridge; License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.28372 Electromagnetic animation. License: Public Domain
http://www.archive.org/details/tb_nt I didn't use anything from here, but it's a good show about Tesla, and about 1:18 in, they're talking about Tesla's work in electromagnetics on Long Island.
http://www.archive.org/details/GMM-10142 - Gravity, black holes; http://www.archive.org/details/CHAN-610 – Expanding universe; NASA; NASA's licensing info: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/MP_Photo_Guidelines.html
http://www.archive.org/details/WhiteMag1940 – Prism bending light. License: Public Domain
I WISH: for a reading, or an illustration or something, maybe. One that's better than my own, because I can't draw. :D
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Hope this answers your questions, Joe,
though most of it is stuff you already know.
A video here, and not a dope rhyme,
just about six minutes of your time.
I beg your pardon for my verbosity;
But I hope this quells your curiosity! ^_^
Public domain images used:
Halloween is my Christmas. It always has been, for as long as I could understand what it was.
When I was a very wee lass, like back in the 70's, I lamented to my Dad that, while there were so many Christmas carols, there were no carols for my favorite holiday: Halloween. So my Dad, singer/songwriter that he was, decided to write and record one for me. Lyrics are by Jimmy and Judy Dee (my parents) and music is by Jimmy Dee. This is just a Halloween carol, and does nothing to showcase the amazing voice and range he had. But, please take this Halloween carol and enjoy it, do with it what you will. While my Dad did get some money from his records back in the 50s, 60s and 70s, (he was a Tin Pan Alley singer,) later on he mostly performed for various charities, and just for the joy he got out of performing and recording. My Dad's songs were meant to be listened to and he would have loved HitRECord. :D I hope someone out there will get a kick out of this adorable ode to Halloween. ^_^