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Amazing! I know I have read other UAP stories that feature pink, it would be interesting to do a colorized organization of sightings to see what hues dominate. The writing on this one was funny too.

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Yowza! What a delightful game of synchro pinball. You are doing my work for me. And I always suspected that there was a more direct connection between Kirby and PKD than I had thought of (not being a Marvel expert). And now I have it! Thanks...

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Jul 28, 2023Liked by Erik Davis

"There’s a crack in everything, after all, but that’s how the pink beams in."

Perfect!

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I saw the reference immediately & was greatly rewarded to have you confirm my observation in further words. I have subscribed.

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I have met John at Esalen and we had a good chat. The man has a lot on his plate!

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Not at the moment but I am checking with the Alembic about making it available...

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I should rewatch that episode with this in mind...there is definitely a nest of rabbit holes here!

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Shazam! The numerology of Pink revealed. 2-3 in 2-3 74 refers to the months of Feb and March , not a specific date, but it is impossible not to recognize and celebrate that pesky 23...

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Well just a reminder that there are $10 streaming tickets for the chat with Kripal, with provision made for folks in other time zones. Thanks!

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LOL, for sure. Its about having your (corporate) cake and burning it to...

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Thanks Margaret, couldnt agree more. Sorry you wont be up here to hang with Jeff!

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Hahaha. I like your vim. I am more of an antennae. I did not reflect on the meme of the moment "in order" to seem hip and contemporary, but to reflect on a strange juxtaposition in the mass mind, which is pop critics do. But still I like your vim!

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Good stuff. There are all sorts of strange, tangential syncs to Barbenheimer:

• William S Burroughs is sent to the Los Alamos Ranch School as a boy to toughen him up. This is the same area that Oppenheimer visited earlier and later chose as the site for building the Bomb.

• The "Burroughs" documentary film, we see that there is a Dr. Steel action figure on Burrough's dresser at his N.Y. Bunker. He's part of Big Jim's Wolf P.A.C.K. -- a series of Mattel toys... as in the same Mattel that makes Barbie.

• The art for the '70s Wolf P.A.C.K. toys was done by Jack "the King" Kirby, "co"-creator of all of Marvel's main superheroes.

• In late 1974, Kirby's OMAC (One Man Army Corps) hits the stands. It features an AI satellite named Brother Eye who gives OMAC his powers via a beam from space. In the reissue collection from a few years ago, and maybe in the original (I don't have it to check) in at least some of the panels, this beam is colored pink. Backtrack a few months from the release date, and this puts Kirby conceiving of and drawing the book in maybe Spring of '74 (likely a bit earlier).

• In Feb 74, a pink laser beam from space hits Philip Dick and downloads a lot of weird info into his mind. He calls the source VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System), a satellite in orbit above Earth. Not unlike Brother Eye.

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When seeing the 'B' in the new Barbie logo used for the movie, it looks like a rearranged OM symbol, which is read like a glyph to do with the dream state. Also, the film was was released on 7,21,23 which encodes 723 a backwards 327. 3x2x7 = 42, and inversion is 24. The Exegesis of Philip K Dick has on the spine 2-3-74, which (correct me if I'm wrong) was the date of his visions of alternate history.

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You were killing it perfectly blinding pink could have been an all-timer one stores to look at years later

and then for some reason to show hip and contemporary you somehow had to link Oppenheimer like everyone else

who gives a fuck about Andreessen, he of the biggest proctologist in Silicon Valley?

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Now that you have talked with Ezra Klein, I would really like to drop in on you and John Vervaeke in a dialogue. I think it would be enlightening...

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