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

- Jake Kotze

May 31, 2023

Finding Treasure in Old Stories?πŸ€ πŸ’°πŸ€‘

I was surprised to read that Sir Henry Rider Haggard wrote 'King Solomon's Mines' as a result of a five-shilling wager with his brother, who said that he could not write a novel half as good as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (1883).
Personally, having read both books recently, I think Henry lost the bet to his brother;-)
I found 'King Solomon's Mines' rather boring, but it was interesting as far as the attitudes of the times were back then to shooting elephants for their ivory, eating giraffe meat, colonizing the "savages" and finding treasure.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
The 1950 movie based on the book isn't much better, and they even wreck the story by putting a white rich woman, played by Deborah Kerr into the movie, who funds the expedition and tags along for the romantic Hollywood eye candy love interest, which isn't part of the original story.
Obviously, Treasure Island is about finding treasure, as is Mark Twain's story 'Tom Sawyer', a book I haven't read, but I did read his sequel about Huckleberry Finn, and if I had a dollar for everytime the word "nigger" appears in that book I wouldn't need to find any treasure.
Was Treasure Island Based on a True Story from History?πŸπŸ“–☠
Treasure Island by
Robert Louis Stevenson
I probably would never have read any of those books if I wasn't reading
'1001 Books That You Must Read Before You Die' but I'm glad I did read them, as it gives me some perspective on the attitudes of the late 1800s and the pop-culture of the time, which has had huge ripple effects right through to now and beyond.
2023 Marks 50 Years Since Tom Sawyer the Musical Hit Cinema Screens?πŸŽ₯πŸ“–
Ironically, I was sorting out donations at a thrift shop on Monday and came across a paperback version of 'Tom Sawyer', but that book wasn't on the 1001 books I must read list, and I have had enough book reading/listening and movie watching involving Tom and Huck to last me the rest of my life, I think.
I wouldn't mind reading a bit more about Mark Twain though, as long as he doesn't mention Tom and Huck.
And if 
Sir Henry Rider Haggard hadn't had written 'King Solomon's Mines' would we have had the Indiana Jones movies and books of today?

Odeon Means "Singing Place"?😲😢

I had no idea what the word
'Odeon' meant until reading a blog post about the closure of the Odeon Cinema in Western Super Mare, while watching the Disney+ series 'Welcome to Wrexham' and seeing a film premier of 'Free Guy' taking place at the Odeon Cinema in Wrexham and wondering just what the word Odeon meant.
Weston-super-Mare’s beloved but slightly neglected
Odeon Theatre, is shutting its doors on
5th June
Welcome to the Wrexham Rabbit-hole in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit?⚽πŸ•³πŸ‡πŸ‰
I have my own memories of seeing 'Free Guy' at the cinema, but not at an Odeon Cinema, as our Odeon in Brisbane closed its doors in 1976.
My favourite Brisbane cinema was the Regent -
Fantales and Synchromysticism in the Age of IMDB?
A Free Double Pass to Free Guy?
Free Guy (2021)
Odeon means a building for singing or singing place, which seems appropriate for the Western Super Mare Odeon to be screening 'The Little Mermaid' as a siren song.
I think that just might be Chris Knowles favourite current movie;-) -
My Pick of Dark Mofo Would Have to be Chelsea Wolfe
Built in 1864, Wrexham's home is the oldest international
 football stadium
which still hosts international games
Seeing that news story above about the Wrexham Racecourse Stadium being renamed the STōK Racecourse, reminds me of a post I wrote about the movie and novel 'Ben-Hur' -
The Roman Circus Never Ended?πŸ€‘πŸŒπŸ•³πŸŽͺπŸŒŽπŸ‡πŸŽ πŸŒ

May 30, 2023

Welcome to the Wrexham Rabbit-hole in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit?⚽πŸ•³πŸ‡πŸ‰

Ain't life funny ... or sunny (but in a meaningful way I mean) when Wrexham gain promotion in the Year of the Rabbit, but the Philadelpha Eagles lose the Superbowl to a team who came from Kansas in the Year of the Rabbit?

Down the Rabbit Hole with David Charles Plate in 2023, the Year of the Water Rabbit?πŸŒŠπŸ•³πŸ‡πŸ°

Last night I was searching for Apple Podcasts featuring old sync-heads who I think are worth listening to still (as far as the subject of synchronicity goes, anyway) and found one featuring David Charles Plate on some podcast called #TEAMRABBITHOLE.
#TEAMrabbithole 288 | David Charles Plate -
 The Central Synchronizer -
March 27, 2023
Half the time I have no idea what David is talking about, but I love his art and sync-flix.
I just wonder if David has thought about looking into Chinese astrology, as Kubrick died in 1999, the Year of the Rabbit, the year when his last movie 'Eyes Wide Shut' came out.
'Full Metal Jacket' came out in 1987, the Year of the Rabbit, too.
And let's not forget 'The Wizard of Oz' came out in 1939, the Year of the Rabbit and that Pink Floyd's 'Dark side of the Moon' turns 50 in 2023, the Year of the Rabbit.
Although it was Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' which came out in 1975, the Year of the Rabbit>;-)
What's Up with the Year of the Rabbit, Doc?πŸ’ŠπŸ‡πŸŒˆπŸ°
... Still a Total Mystery ...
I'll have to watch that Lucifer Rising/2001 syncflick of David's above, especially seeing that -
Kenneth Anger Was Born in and Passes in the Year of the Rabbit?🌊πŸ”₯πŸ‡

May 29, 2023

Knowles Sinks Again with His Secret Sun Box Office Projections?🌊πŸŽ₯🎬😎

"Disney's been stumbling from failure to failure as of late, and some believe the race-swapped Little Mermaid live-action remake will continue their losing streak. I really don't care one way or the other [especially if he is wrong], since Hollywood is on its very last legs anyhow.
It's long outlived its usefulness, same as opera, three-ring circuses and Vaudeville.
And besides,
this particular actress doesn't seem all that miscast in any case, given that she has a bit of the old "Innsmouth look." Wouldn't you agree?"
It's not the first time Knowles has been wrong with his movie projections, either ... unless he was saying he thinks Avatar 2 is a trillion times better than the first Avatar -

UPDATE: May 29th, 2023
It's sad to see an old sych-head buddy drowning in his own mind fears, while acting like some Jim Jones like cult leader pissing his pants behind a pay wall.
Put your floaties on and stay away from the water Chris.