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The search for the zone

Note: This post discusses plot points from Twin Peaks.

Last night’s episode of Twin Peaks featured the surprise return of Bill Hastings, the high school principal in Buckhorn, South Dakota who is somehow connected to the headless body of Major Garland Briggs. 1,446 more words


Dance Card

Earlier today, I was reading about someone currently famous who may soon become a regrettable footnote in American history unless he does the right thing. 1,296 more words


Mapping the Landscape Mapping Itself

Mapping the Landscape Mapping Itself

There are more things twixt heaven and earth than are contained in thy philosophy, Horatio. (Shakespeare’s Hamlet)

As far as the propositions of mathematics refer to reality they are not certain, and in so far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. 424 more words


To be or not to be

If you’re familiar with the science fiction of the golden age, you’ve probably come across the name of Alfred Korzybski, the Polish philosopher whose ideas, known as general semantics, enjoyed a brief but intense vogue with writers and fans in the late thirties and early forties. 1,025 more words


The Alan Moore Jerusalem tapes, #7: the lost language of Northampton

Following my feature on Alan Moore’s Jerusalem, I’ve been posting edited highlights from the 30,000-word interview transcript. In the last two, Alan Moore managed to make even… 582 more words