(Jason – Chapter whatever?)
History: Recording the (dumbing) of mankind…
The history of motion pictures began in the late 1880s with the invention of the first movie camera. Motion pictures were initially exhibited as a carnival novelty and developed to one of the most important tools of communication…
..and entertainment, and mass media in the 20th century…
..and into the 21st century.
Most films before 1930 were silent. Motion picture films have substantially affected the arts, technology, and politics.
The movie theatre was considered a cheaper, simpler way to provide entertainment to the masses. Movies became the most popular visual art form of the late Victorian age.
It was simpler because before the cinema people would have to travel long distances to see major dioramas or amusement parks. With the advent of the cinema this changed. During the first decade of the cinema’s existence, inventors worked to improve the machines for making and showing films.
Eadweard James Muybridge, (9 April 1830 – 8 May 1904), birth name Edward James Muggeridge) was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection.
He adopted the name Eadweard Muybridge, believing it to be the original Anglo-Saxon form of his name.
He immigrated to the United States as a young man but remained obscure until 1868, when his large photographs of Yosemite Valley, California, made him world famous.
Today, Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion in 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip used in cinematography.
Thomas Edison’s interest in motion pictures began before 1888, however, the visit of Eadweard Muybridge to his laboratory in West Orange in February of that year certainly stimulated his resolve to invent a camera for motion pictures. Muybridge proposed that they collaborate and combine the Zoopraxiscope with the Edison phonograph. Although apparently intrigued, Edison decided not to participate in such a partnership, perhaps realizing that the Zoopraxiscope was not a very practical or efficient way of recording motion. In an attempt to protect his future, he filed a caveat with the Patents Office on October 17, 1888, describing his ideas for a device which would “do for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear” — record and reproduce objects in motion. He called it a “Kinetoscope,” using the Greek words “kineto” meaning “movement” and “scopos” meaning “to watch.”
Now with our history lesson in the can, a reference in the film industry of a completed work, let’s move on to the fact that today is once again…
Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise that comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, and tie‑in merchandise.
The franchise mainly focuses on the fictional character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at CampCrystal Lake due to the negligence of the camp staff.
Decades later, the lake is rumored to be “cursed” and is the setting for a series of mass murders.
Jason’s hockey mask has even become one of the most recognizable images in popular culture.
According to Webster: “cul·ture,” The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all products of human work and thought.
Whether you believe that God created man, or man emerged from some (primordial) ooze, and/or, ..a “dust bunny” from a remote corner of the universe.
According to Webster: “pri·mor·di·al,” Being or happening first in sequence of time; original.
It is well-established, that mankind has the power to reason beyond the capacity of other life forms. (Or at least that’s what we’ve convinced ourselves to believe).
Moving right along, as a 72-year-old example of our species that has participated in life beyond the imagination of those of you who “restricted” yourselves to books and academia, I relate the simple truth to you on a plane of intellect derived via common sense.
Bright moving, and/or, flickering objects (are) and have always been attractive.
Take a candle for instance; there isn’t anyone with eyesight that isn’t drawn to look at a candle.
According to Webster: “at·trac·tive,” Having the power to attract.
Touch a burning candle to learn its nature and you will learn that you don’t need a book or a college degree to provide an answer.
Homo sapiens met the challenges of life on this planet long before they lived in a dwelling with the door and long before there were books and universities.
If all the creatures on this planet that identify themselves as human were to wake up in the morning to a world returned to the landscape provided fifty to eighty thousand years ago, 98% of our current population would perish in less than 30 days.
With no roof over your head, no refrigerator in your kitchen, no car in your garage and no Walmart anywhere, ..the only thing you’re going to find for dinner is your cat, your dog, or your neighbor.
According to Webster: “ev·o·lu·tion,” A gradual process in which something changes into a different…
..and usually more complex or better form.
For those of you who understand that I believe in God and creation, I would also like to make it clear that I understand and believe in evolution.
When I was 20 years old I understood Webster’s definition of arthritis…
According to Webster: “ar·thri·tis,” Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.
Yet neither Webster nor I truly understood the full measure of the word until we passed the half-century mark.
Although millions of Homo sapiens receive information about life from a book or an institution, ..life is monumentally more than can be experienced from the pages of a book.
Our government has to date, been an institution for 237 plus years. It was founded by men, scholars who appreciated and respected life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As corny as it might sound, the men and women who built this nation didn’t depend on representatives to drive their wagons West, ..or to raised their children. Americans, real Americans, when the wells running dry, we don’t wait for a representative, we carry our own water.
According to Webster: rep·re·sen·ta·tive One that serves as a delegate or an agent for another.
With of course, the operative word in that definition being…
According to Webster: “serve” (in context), A term of duty.
According to Webster: “du·ty,” An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom or law.
In the real world, a (real) President’s duty is to adhere to and respect America’s Constitution, it is not his place to (change) America’s law to fit his personal agenda.
The U.S. Constitution, as prudently penned by our founding fathers does not “promise or guarantee” anyone free health care or a free lunch.
Offering my most fervent opinion; “progressive liberals are not only hypocrites, there crazy.
Question: What sense does it make to triple or quadruple the price of a product to responsible men and women in order to provide the same product to a demographic that is, and has always been historically irresponsible.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow