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

- Jake Kotze

April 13, 2019

Life Can Be Weirdly Funny ... or at Least Rather Ironic When Your Number Comes Up, C#n't It?

I'm currently listening to the new podcast by comedian Ryan Singer, that ties in nicely to my last post about Hugh Jackman -
Hugh Jackman, Aleister Crowley, The Beatles and The Beast
And as I'm listening to Ryan talk to Alex Gowan about premonitions of deathI check the current news headlines to see there is a news story about an English comedian who literally died on stage while the audience laughed at him for about five minutes, because they thought it was all part of the gag.
I've never heard on Ian Cognito until now, but here is a You Tube clip I found of him from back in 1999 and WARNING: VERY BAD LANGUAGE if you intend to watch that clip.
I wrote about Ryan Singer recently in this post -
The World (is a Giant Podcast Circle-Jerk) According to Josh Zepps?
Everything is Connected on The Web
It's a funny old world in more ways than one it seems.

UPDATE: April 14th, 2019
In a comment below Speedyturtle reminded me that Tommy Cooper passed away in April of 1984 in similar circumstances to Ian Cognito, while performing live on TV.
I wrote a post on April Fool's Day, 2012, about Tommy Cooper and a synch I had with a blogging mate in England who had written a post about Tommy -
The above Tommy Cooper synch was from Mike Perry's blog -
Coincidence and Synchronicity
Another coincidence is that I'm reading a book about the life of an Australian magician at the moment who I'll be writing a few posts about soon.
I don't know why the introductory illustration in chapter one of Cosentino's book reminds me of the print by a shamanic artist I meet once, which hangs on my wall in my computer room.
Probably just another illusion fooling my impressionable mind?-)
Mann, That Owl is Freaky, But is it What it Seems to Be?-)
I do like the J.K Rowling quote Cosentino uses to start the first chapter of his book, as in his case it is literally true:-)


  1. 35 years almost to the day they look similar

  2. I was thinking of Tommy as I was writing the above post Speedy, as he was the only comedian I recall literally dying on stage, but I didn't realize the anniversary of his death was this month and coincides with the the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (April 15th).
    I wrote a post on April Fool's Day in 2012 about Tommy and a synch I had with an English blogging pal of mine. Mike Perry, who doesn't blog much any more, but his two blogs have a lot of interesting food for thought which have accumulated over the years at both blogs.