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

- Jake Kotze

May 13, 2019

42 Minutes Podcast Episode 5: Alan Abbadessa-Green, Sync, Schizophrenia and the Interstellar Pig?

I was listening to an old '42 Minutes' podcast episode which I don't think I have ever heard before featuring Alan Green the editor of 'The Sync Books' and in the podcast Alan mentions a children's book from 1984 called 'Interstellar Pig', which I thought was kinda synchy since I am now listening to this episode in the Year of the Pig, 2019.
William Warner Sleator III (February 13, 1945 – August 3, 2011) passed away three months before this '42 Minutes' podcast was posted in 2011 -
42 Minutes Podcast 11.15.11 Episode 5: Alan Abbadessa-Green Sync & Schizophrenia
"Interstellar Pig, published in 1984 by Bantam Books, is a science fiction novel for young adults written by William Sleator.
It was listed as an ALA Notable Book, a SLJ Best Book of the Year, and a Junior Literary Guild Selection."
If We Are Looking at the Abyss is it Looking Back?
"When Zena, Manny, and Joe move into the cinder-block cottage next door, Barney is intrigued by their glamorous, exotic lifestyle.
His fascination grows when Zena introduces Barney to their favorite pastime: Interstellar Pig, a board game in which the key objective is to finish the game with the Piggy card in hand.
Zena quickly briefs him on the rules: each player picks their character from a box of cards depicting different aliens.
Every alien race has their own strengths, weaknesses, and IRSC (Interstellar Relative Sapience Code, with lower numbers favorable).
When the time runs out, every home planet will be obliterated except the one belonging to the holder of the Piggy.
Barney is amazed when the neighbors keep choosing the same character cards: Joe repeatedly picks water-breathing Jrlb; Zena always chooses Zulma, an arachnoid nymph; and Manny always picks Moyna, an octopus-like gas bag."
Schizophrenia or sync?
Jack Nicholson, born 4/22/37:-)
It all sounds like one big cosmic card game of snap to me, whatever you want to call it;-)

UPDATE: 2019
42, Beyond the Great Pumpkin and SYNCosis?

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