" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

January 29, 2013

Harvey, Oswald, Australia Day and Rabbits

A cyclone named Oswald went right round the Queensland coast over the Australia Day weekend leaving behind it a huge trail of destruction.

I for one couldn't believe this cyclone was named OSWALD at the same time of the American President's inauguration. 
I wrote about this the other day in this post -
Jellyfish On A King Tide In Brisbane?
American President's inauguration
 Lee Harvey Oswald being the supposed assassin of JFK.
 Newsreel above of Lee Harvey Oswald gettin' capped by Jack Ruby.
HARVEY of course is also a movie about an imaginary rabbit,
much like the rabbit in Donnie Darko.
" Elwood P. Dowd is a mild-mannered, pleasant man, who just happens (he says) to have an invisible friend resembling a 6-foot rabbit."
"Do you see the rabbit, too?"
Oswald the rabbit.
Disney with Oswald.

 Oswald is also a rabbit created by the man who brought us Mickey Mouse.
I only just did a post on "The Trolley Problem" 
which was about Aaron Swartz's last blog post 
a review of the movie "The Dark Knight"
before he took his own life. 
Storms knock out half of Brisbane's train lines
"Trains are not expected to run through Central, Fortitude Valley or Bowen Hills stations until Wednesday morning, and even then only half of the tracks will be in use.
Transport Minister Scott Emerson said the Sunday night storms had caused so much damage to the southeast Queensland rail network that it could be the end of the week before trains are running regularly again.
In Fortitude Valley, building scaffolding collapsed on the train line and damaged four tracks and an overhead line.
“Repair crews and scaffolding contractors are working around the clock, but at this stage Queensland Rail isn't expecting repairs to be finished before Wednesday morning, affecting all services tomorrow,” Mr Emerson said."
Cyclone Oswald coming down the Australian coast.

Hugh Jackman (The Boy From Oz?) voices the Easter Bunny 
(a six foot rabbit)
in the movie "Rise of the Guardians".
Interestingly two movies with a slavery theme started over the weekend in Australia.
"Django Unchained"
and "Lincoln".
Although technically "Lincoln" was just previewing this weekend,
it doesn't start till Feb 7th officially.
I saw both of these over the weekend, and they are both good movies, BTW.
The above play is now best known as the play  
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was attending in  
Ford's Theatre when he was assassinated by actor and  
Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
My American Cousin
 What's all these OSWALD syncs mean?
I don't know....yet.  
But looking at that  "My American Cousin" trailer 
reminds me that Hurricane Sandy 
  that hit America's East coast would be Cyclone Oswald's American cousin, in a way.


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

How's I miss this post? Dizzying sequence! My first thought when I read your initial post about Oswald was:why did they name a storm after the madman who killed JFK?

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

That's what I'm still asking.
Especially since the president of the United States was being sworn in when they named it.