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PostPosted: 06-07-2010 17:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronson8 wrote:
Odd how these things always happen while people are in bed and they swear they weren't dreaming. Rolling Eyes


I agree that the chances that people are dreaming and don't know it are very, very high.

On the other hand, perhaps that sort of relaxed state is the only state in which we can get a glimpse of things in this world that, in a more wakeful state, we ignore.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2011 09:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

*bump*

Re-reading this thread again reminding me of this video (I'm sure most have seen).

The Fresno Nightcrawler

And this also came up
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PostPosted: 02-12-2011 10:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

filch wrote:


And this also came up

An old tree stump?
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PostPosted: 02-12-2011 14:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those links are the same, Filch.

Here's the Fresno video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZVqLzbYDTU
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PostPosted: 02-12-2011 18:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

filch wrote:
*bump*

Re-reading this thread again reminding me of this video (I'm sure most have seen).

And this also came up


Looks like someone walking in a cloak in a good wind. You can see the fabric billow at the hem across the entire figure.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2011 20:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

SHAYBARSABE wrote:
filch wrote:
*bump*

Re-reading this thread again reminding me of this video (I'm sure most have seen).

And this also came up


Looks like someone walking in a cloak in a good wind. You can see the fabric billow at the hem across the entire figure.

Yup I thought the same, although the gait seems a tad odd - either a quite small figure walking quickly or sped up.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2011 23:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronson8 wrote:
Odd how these things always happen while people are in bed and they swear they weren't dreaming. Rolling Eyes


Well family Guy....what a total **** you are Very Happy

Warning people! this Guy rubbishes your honesty here. This Guy even questions your intelligence with sly replies - a school bully who never grew up Smile

But above all of this my friend.

I wish you a Merry Christmas x

x x x
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PostPosted: 06-12-2011 16:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great thread! Very Happy

I've just read it all in one go (slow day at work) and now I'm trying to figure out what (I think) they are.... Wink

Altho, I did think maybe there is a reason why we doodle stickmen, and draw them as kids. Maybe they are always with us, and only can be seen under special circumstances?! Confused
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PostPosted: 07-12-2011 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherrybomb wrote:
What a great thread! Very Happy

I've just read it all in one go (slow day at work) and now I'm trying to figure out what (I think) they are.... Wink

Altho, I did think maybe there is a reason why we doodle stickmen, and draw them as kids. Maybe they are always with us, and only can be seen under special circumstances?! Confused


I thought your comment that quite interesting, certainly it's a very early memory for me as being one of the first things I drew, stick figures. My father read "Saint" books and I'm wondering if the stick figure on the spine of that influenced me more than a supernatural being just out of eye line.

I also think children improve at drawing, I did. Do we no longer see them as we grow or do we witnesses them and like many other reported Fortean events find a sudden surge in our creative and artistic ability?

Fresno Stick Alien Thread

Return of the Fresno Stick Alien Thread
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PostPosted: 07-12-2011 20:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting point about The Saint figure, it was used on some pretty spooky anthologies in the fifties and sixties iirrc. Not sure of its date as an icon.

Wikipedia has an informative page on Simon Templar Here

I had forgotten quite how camp that icon was!

Also a good point about kids' drawings. Those who do not develop as artists often ask if it is OK to use stick-men when they are asked to do story-boards etc. well into teenage years. Smile

Edit: anothologies?
Edit2: 2 minor literals
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PostPosted: 07-12-2011 20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

A more obvious influence might be the opening titles to The Return of the Saint from about 1979:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj3Ogsn5Vr4

Best bit of the show!
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PostPosted: 07-12-2011 21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well family Guy....what a total **** you are

Warning people! this Guy rubbishes your honesty here. This Guy even questions your intelligence with sly replies - a school bully who never grew up

Ronson despite his slightly sarcastic tone hasn't trashed anyone's honesty or intelligence. He's just serving the role of skeptic, which is allowed and indeed necessary. Doesn't mean he's right or that most will agree with him.
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PostPosted: 07-12-2011 22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarcastic, moi? Smile
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PostPosted: 09-12-2011 20:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I overheard a person telling their child to obey the stick man on a sign at the train station I thought about how much power that neckless man has. He says where you can drive, where you can walk, what bathroom you can go in. If you don't obey him you could go to jail or die. He's quite the authority figure that stickman.
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PostPosted: 09-12-2011 23:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now they said his works of art were dull
No room all round the walls are full
But Lowry didn't care much anyway
They said he just paints cats and dogs
And matchstalk men in boots and clogs
And Lowry said that's just the way they'll stay
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