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  •  Great speech. Wow! (3+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez, blueness, poco

    What's with the "code unknown"?  I'm not getting it, nor am I getting the vignette in the video in your tip jar.  

    •  yeah, well, (2+ / 0-)
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      bluedust, poco

      for 35 years or so I've been slagged (usually in a well-meaning way) for offering obscuro titles. ; )

      From the Means speech:

      Each one of these "thinkers" took a piece of the spirituality of human existence and converted it into a code, an abstraction.
      Means in the speech then touches on perceiving Reality in a different, non-Europeanized way. A different code. Or, best, no code at all.

      The tip-jar clip is from the finale of the film Code Unknown, of Michael Haneke, my favorite film of this millennium. Set in Europe. Portraying humans smothered in code. Who flail to suss out the code of their world, of each other, of themselves.

      In the context of this piece, think the drums, contrasted with what unspools (and otherwise sound) on the screen.

      •  I thought that maybe (0+ / 0-)

        you had finally discovered the meaning of "What's the code, Kenneth?" but alas Code Unknown, according to was released in 2000 long after Dan Rather's episode.

        I particularly like Mean's speech concerning being vs. gaining. Now that I'm 61 I'm looking at all my stuff and wondering what the hell was I thinking when I gained it all. Stuff is such an impediment to being. It owns me not the other way around. It's hard to get rid of it not physically speaking but emotionally.

        music- the universal language

        by daveygodigaditch on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 04:18:00 AM PDT

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