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

- Jake Kotze

September 19, 2019

Infamous "Social Media" and the Media?

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I've climbed down one big rabbit hole on the post I'm working on at the moment that involves a book I bought on sale, ironically by an author named Nancy Jo Sales, at Leo Percy's Newsagents in the Australian town of Cooma back on a road trip in 2016 -
The (Leo) Percy's price tag is still on the book
The table I bought 'The Bling Ring' from in Cooma
The funny thing is I never would have bought Nancy Jo Sales' book 'The Bling Ring' if I had not have won a Powerball prize the night before and was looking for a newsagent to cash my winning ticket in.
To this day I have no idea why I bought 'The Bling Ring' that day in Cooma, along with the other books I bought from Leo Percy's.
I knew nothing about the real life story of these rich brats who got a kick out of breaking into celebrities homes and robbing them.
I had never watched Sofia Coppola's movie 'The Bling Ring' (and to this day still haven't ... I will now though), but I guess I was intrigued as to why Sophia would want to make such a movie.
I didn't even know that Emma Watson starred in this movie version of the real life story.
Now I get that line "Hermione broke in and stole all of our shit" in the movie 'This is the End':-)
Now Jake Kotze's 'ARMED With a DREAM' synch video makes even more sense to me when I hear that line about Emma Watson stealing stuff.
Emma Watson, Bill Paxton, Oscar Night and Synching Like a Stone
When I bought that book back in April 2016 I felt it was one of those "book angel" moments where the book angel whispers in my ear "buy the book, trust me".
For years I've seen that unread book that I really had no interest in reading sitting on my bookshelf and had to question the "book angel"'s call on this one.
I nearly gave the book away when I moved house last time, when I sorted out my bookcase and donated a heap of books I felt I wouldn't read again.
But that nagging inner voice told me not to yet, as I would read it when the time is right.
Jake, Leo, Claire and Stars?
It was only after I had seen the movie
'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' twice and then saw the article below about Baz Luhrmann casting the actor Austin Butlerwho played Tex in 'Once ...", as Elvis in Baz's new movie starting production on the Gold Coast, Australia and seeing that Austin was in the movie 'The Bling Ring' (although not Sophia's movie of the same name) that I decided to read 'The Bling Ring'.
Ironically, in the same two page spread that the above article appeared on in my local Queensland newspaper, there was also a story titled 'Head Space Comes Before Social' about the pressures on young women in a social media world, a story about Cate Blanchett on the red carpet at the premier of the new 'Joker' movie in Italy and an advert for Vogue magazine with Margot Robbie the Chanel girl on the cover.
I noticed that Cate was born on May 14th, 1969.
1969 being the year 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' takes place.
But as if that wasn't synchy enough in some cosmic coincidental joking kind of way, Sophia shares May 14th as a birthday with Cate, although Sophia was born two years after Cate:-)
But everything can't really be connected when it comes to reality ... can it?-)
As luck/fate would have it, this morning I wanted to know more about the author of 'The Bling Ring', so I did a search on my iPad in Apple podcasts and found a very relevant podcast of Nancy Jo Sales on an April 14th, 2016 episode of 'The Cooler' titled
'Nancy Jo Sales on the Dangers of Social Media, Donald Trump and the Infamous Alexis Neiers Voicemail'.
So basically this podcast featuring Nancy was on the net one week before I bought her book in 2016 on a bargain table in a town hundreds of miles away from where I live and I have only just discovered and listened to that podcast today.
This cartoon pictured above was in the same paper as the
'Head Space Comes Before Social' story and was meant to refer to a boxing story on the front page of the paper, but it could almost be a good analogy of "social media" punches to the head, and the mind damage that they doing to the mental health of people who shouldn't step into the ring-ring of the dark screen.
Same newspaper, but not the same edition as the other stories
Probably just means nothing, right;-)

Starring Andras Jones
Gotta go, i think my phone's bling-ringing;-)
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