Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Cowboy Bebopped

Keanu Saddles Up for Cowboy Bebop - E! Online

425.bebop.reeves.lr.011508 Guy on the right speaks with an emotional and vocal range of a potato.

Guy on the left speaks with an emotional and vocal range of a Generation X slacker.

Guy on the right is not lanky, agile, or quick with the wise ass remarks or quick to yell.

Guy on the left is very lanky, agile and quick with the wise ass remarks and quick to yell.

I’m not seeing the resemblance.

What are they going to do, look at the silicone bobbed Faye Valentine (not the porn startlet) and think, “hmmm… we should get Winona Ryder for the part”? Will they find some new ingĂ©nue to play Ed the girl with the ridiculous male name, red-orange hair, and mannerisms of a any given Robin Williams routine in the package of a small girl with an almost alien appearance? Maybe let’s say someone really chubby and cute instead of thin and semi-hyperkinetic? What about Jet Black? White guy, tall, bald, gruff… Yeah, you know Hollywood, hire against type and choose Eddie Griffin?

Truly there is no goodness and we are in hell.

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