Instant Replay Part 1: June Moon

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Note: In June of 2018, I temporarily ceased blogging on Butterfly Language and continued on a separate site, Instant Replay. In deference to my completist nature, here are those posts. There might be some content that I later “remixed” elsewhere on this blog, but I kind of like the “narrative” the posts as a whole tell about that little slice of my life.

In this part you’ll be introduced to both Skippy, the Bastard Stepson Of Eris, and the persuasive power of Strategic Delusion™ (which I invented). We’ll also revisit the Alex Jones/Bill Hicks conspiracy theory, and look at the Horus archetype as symbol for the current era. Then there are the Satanic Clowns Of Prague, the sync-ridden death of young rapper XXXTentacion, a meditation on the latest mass shooting (of which there have been MANY MORE since), and the concept of Wetiko. Enjoy.

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4.16.19: Many Miles Away

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The actual processes of individuation—the conscious coming-to-terms with one’s own inner center (psychic nucleus) or Self—generally begins with a wounding of the personality and the suffering that accompanies it. This initial shock amounts to a sort of “call,” although it is often not recognized as such.
–Carl Jung, “Man And His Symbols”

Welcome to Butterfly Language, a look at the world inside and outside my head!

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Better Call Paul: The Mystery of the “Winged Beatle”

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“…the accepted myth involves the premature death of a youth who is transformed by death into a god. This is a prevalent theme from Osiris and Achilles to Jesus Christ.”
–R. Gary Patterson, “The Walrus Was Paul”

“I’m not the phony—THEY are!”
–Saul Cartwright, “Batman” #222

We’re going to discuss now one of the key pop-culture conspiracy theories of the 20th Century…the supposed death and replacement of Beatle Paul McCartney. It is the Rosetta Stone for so many other celebrity doppelgänger folktales (up to “Dave Chappelle’s Clone” in the present day).

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Video: My “Joker” Movie Trailer Reaction

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My reaction to the new Joker movie trailer, plus observations on *other* people’s reactions. Is this Joker “problematic?” I also go into what I call the real-life “Joker copycat crimes,” how I became an amateur Jokerologist, and the Jason Todd/Joker theory. Lastly: I talk about the big “trade” I made to uncancel James Gunn in exchange for Quentin Tarantino.

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