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

- Jake Kotze

January 2, 2013

Life's Too Short...But Here's A Big Little Sync About It;-)

Johnny Depp (Willy Wonka) in Life's Too Short.
I see Loren Coleman....and this sync post is about to get really weird...has a post about a mugging in England involving Oompa Loompas attacking a man, in the city center of Norwich.
Attack of the Oompa Loompas

Attack of the Oompa Loompas

 " A spokesman for the Norfolk Police issued this statement:
 Police are seeking a group of four people, two of whom were dressed as Oompa-Loompas, who attacked a male on a night out.
Two of the males were dressed as Oompa-Loompas from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops.
One of the males in the group then pushed the victim to the floor before he got up. 
He was then hit on the head, fell to the floor and hit again.
Norfolk Police said a 28-year-old man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes, after being confronted by the fictional factory workers as he left a 
kebab house in Norwich. "
Warwick Davis plays himself in this BBC "piss take"of his life.
Music by Danny!?
Loren as I have stated in previous posts is one of the authors in  
SYNC Book 2.
 I was over at another author's blog (Alex Robinson)...there's another sync...remember her surname for later in this post ;-)
Don’t look now 
Alex had written a chapter in SYNC Book 2 about the colour yellow and about " taking the piss"  out of people.
" Taking the piss is a British term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be unreasonable. 
It is often used (or confused) with taking the piss out of which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, ridicule, or scoff. 
It is also not to be confused with "taking a piss", which refers to the actual biological act of urinating. 
Taking the Mickey (Mickey Bliss, Cockney rhyming slang) or taking the Michael is another term for making fun of someone. 
These terms are most widely used in the  
United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa,  
New Zealand and Australia"
Taking the piss
Johnny and Ricky taking the piss out of Warwick Davis?
Warwick Davis star of Willow.
 "  "Take the piss" may be a reference to a related (and dated) idiomatic expression, piss-proud. 
This is a vulgar pun referring to the morning erections men frequently experience, which have long been popularly attributed to arising from a full bladder, and thus could be considered a "false" erection. 
In a metaphoric sense, then, someone who is "piss-proud" would suffer from false pride, and taking the piss out of them refers to deflating this false pride, through disparagement or mockery.
As knowledge of the expression's metaphoric origin became lost on users, "taking the piss out of" came to be synonymous with disparagement or mockery itself, with less regard to the pride of the subject. "
Alex Robinson had written a post calledDon't Look Now on her blog -
Too Long in This Place
which was sort of a continuation of the yellow theme in her chapter in SYNC Book 2.
It mentioned The Simpsons, sunflowers, symbols and sunshine, among other things.
But it was her mention of The Simpsons that made me think back to the weirdest sync that has probably ever happened to me, so I left a comment on her post telling her about it -
"Writing of “The Simpsons”,
I took my two boys to see Nancy Cartwright  
(voice of Bart Simpson)  
at the Brisbane Concert Hall at Southbank, when Nancy toured Australia years ago.
We were waiting outside in the foyer for the doors to open, our backs to a glass wall. 
There were about twenty bar tables scattered throughout the foyer where you could rest your beer/wine glass and snacks on.
The tables featured a round top attached to a pole and underneath was a smaller round table about half way down where you could put your bag, I guess ?

My youngest son, who was about 11 at the time, asked me what the smaller table was for. 
I thought I would be funny and told him that it was for dwarfs to rest their beer glasses on, as they were too short to reach the real table top.
This seemed to satisfy his curiosity and we just continued to wait for the doors to open.
About five minutes later (and I swear my son’s/sun’s lives on this), a dwarf came along and placed a beer glass on the exact table my son had pointed out, not on the little table underneath, but on top of the real tabletop. 
I looked at my boys with pleading eyes not to say a word.
I know people reading this comment will think that the little fellow must have been around before I made the remark, but I can assure you that wasn’t the case. 
The odds of this happening must be trillions to one, as I hadn’t seen a dwarf in real life for about ten years at the time,and I haven’t seen one since. 
Out of all the “coincidences” in my life this one is my favourite.
So you may be right in your chapter in The SYNC Book 2 about the Trickster / Pisstaker kicking your a#se with sync ;-)"

My oldest son rented the first season of a TV show called  
Life's Too Short starring Warwick Davis as himself...more or less taking the piss out of himself as a big ego-ed star.
It is hilarious.
I nearly choked to death laughing in some parts.
It has real Hollywood stars and musicians taking the piss out of themselves as well as Warwick. 
Stars like Liam Nesson, Johnny Depp and Sting, among others.
But what really got me was Warwick's appearance in the movie Ray.
 I never even realized Warwick was in Ray until I came across the above clip from the movie, while I was trying to get a clip of Jamie Foxx singing Hit the Road Jack as Ray Charles (Charlie?) Robinson.
 I was doing a post about Jamie Foxx and the number 13 for this post,
There's Something 13 About Foxx ;-)
Because the sync-heads at The Sink Whole
Jack Ruby 
were doing a post about Jack syncs in movies...not to mention ROBINSON syncs, as well ;-)
Starring Warwick Davis, too!?  1/3/2013!?
Jack the Giant Slayer
 Can it get any weirder in the sync world?
Update: Jan 9th, 2013. 
Smurfs sought for questioning over assault

"Victorian police are looking for three men who were dressed as smurfs over an alleged assault in Melbourne's north last month.One of the men, who were painted blue up to the waist, confronted a 37-year-old man outside a convenience store at Pascoe Vale in Melbourne's northern suburbs on December 16.He demanded the victim light a cigarette for him, but the man refused and assaulted a short time later.Police say they do not know if the pseudo-smurfs carried out the attack, but they have released images of the trio and are urging them to come forward."

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