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

- Jake Kotze

October 8, 2017

At the Crossroads of Tigerland?

I came across an article about a brilliant young artist named
Joel Rea in a news story in the Sunday paper pictured at the top of this post.
The news story mentioned the painting of a tiger at an inner city intersection, or crossroads, which was titled 'Crossroads'.
The Richmond Tigers had just won their first Grand Final in 37 years to the score of 108 to 60 over the Adelaide Crows.
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LOST countdown clock
"Chinese astrology and Tao philosophy holds that there are 108 sacred stars.
In ancient India, vedic seers had calculated the following distances which modern scientific measurements have reconfirmed: the distance between the Earth and Moon is 108 times the diameter of the Moon, the distance between the Earth and Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun, and that the diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth."
Recital of these names, often accompanied by counting of 108-beaded Mala.
The human body is thought to have 108 pressure points where consciousness and flesh intersect giving rise to the living being."
"In the television series LOST, a underground bunker, or "hatch," controlled a leakage of electromagnetic energy by computer, and the computer had to be reset every 108 minutes. The heiroglyphs on the wheel of numbers are said by the creaters of LOST to stand for "underworld." The other numbers of LOST which appear in many places and incidents surrounding the characters all add to 108: 4, 8 ,15, 16, 23, 42."
"In 2016 the Chicago Cubs (MLB) won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, ending the longest championship drought in North American professional sports.
The Cubs' win came in the 10th inning with 8 runs (108)."
Today is the 8th of October, or as Americans write the date 10/8 and I just saw this news story on the net -
Donald Trump says 'only one thing will work' with North Korea
Oh, we're from Tigerland
A fighting fury, we're from Tigerland
In any weather, you will see us with a grin
Risking head and shin
If we're behind, then never mind
We'll fight and fight and win
For we're from Tigerland
We never weaken 'till the final siren's gone
Like the tiger of old
We're strong and we're bold
For we're from Tiger yellow and black
We're from Tigerland
"...'till the final siren's gone"?!
"Jack Malcolmson is credited with writing the words to the song in 1962, adapting them to the tune of "Row, Row, Row" (Monaco/Jerome), a show tune from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1912. Richmond were using words sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda at the time and approached Malcolmson, a cabaret singer who was performing regularly at the Richmond Football Club Social Club, to write the lyrics.
The current version of the song used by the club is a 1972 recording performed by the Fable Singers.
In 2014, the Herald Sun named it the top club song of any AFL team."
Wave or particle?
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Watching my team take on the Richmond Tigers at the MCG, June 2016
Richmond certainly came a long way from when I saw them play my team at the same venue last year when Richmond finished 13th - 
Reflections and Refractions of Richmond
The final placings for the 2016 table
Shamanism and Footy?
The weird thing from my weekend in Melbourne last year was the day after I saw the Brisbane Lions/Richmond Tigers play I went to AMMI Park to see the Melbourne Storm play Wests Tigers.
My view at AAMI Park on June 26th, 2016
The Melbourne Storm would lose to my team the Cronulla Sharks in the 2016 NRL Grand Final, but would win the 2017 NRL Grand Final the day after Richmond won the AFL Grand Final.
The cowboy statue in Las Vegas in the 'Twin Peaks'TV show;-) 
I was hoping that the Cowboys would win, but I guess we can't all be heroes just for one day;-)
Did the 'Back to the Future' Trilogy Predict the 2016 NRL Grand Final Teams?
Joel Rea's 'Mick Fanning: Edge of Infinity'
I just hope that The Storm winning this year isn't a bad omen for the rest of 2017.
'Maybe it's the calm before the storm,' Trump says as he gathers with military leaders
Let's hope Trump's storm warning is nothing but a storm in a tea cup like the 2016 NRL Grand Final turned out to be;-)
Yours truly at the 2016 NRL Grand Final celebrations
And while it was good to see the Tiges breaking their 37 year drought I'd have to say that as much as I think tigers are a cool totem, I'm more of a crow person...though not really an Adelaide fan.
The Crow: I Just Knew It
"A keeper at the park near Bangalore was reported to have been injured two years ago by lions."
Joel Rea's painting 'Solo'

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