Monday, October 27, 2014

More 237: Scorpion and The Shining

The new CBS series, Scorpion is loosely based on the true story of a group of geniuses, we are told. It premiered on September 22, 2014. The basis of the series is the life of genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien.

Walter O'Brien was born February 24, 1975 in Ireland, was bullied as a youth, and founded his Scorpion Computer Services, using a nickname from his youth. O'Brien was the "Real-Life ‘Scorpion’ Helped ID Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects," according to a report by WBZ-TV, Boston.

How much is real, legend, or myth, remains to be seen. Are new articles found on the Internet plants?

Intriguingly, the opening preface to Scorpion is a scene of a young O'Brien being arrested for hacking - wearing a USA rocket blue sweater. What is fake and what is fact? Sound familiar? Sort of like the Apollo moon landings? LOL.

Scorpion's young O'Brien (played by Daniel Zolghadri) is wearing a sweater that mirrors, in a fashion, the Apollo 11 USA sweater being worn by Danny in The Shining.

Daniel has its origins from the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) and means "God is my judge."

In Room 237 (2012, directed by Rodney Ascher, produced by Tim Kirk), much is made by some theorists that Stanley Kubrick is giving a nod to the faking of the lunar landings with this sweater.

Sometimes, a sweater is just a sweater, but in the case of Scorpion, the nod here may be to The Shining, after all, therefore, in some ways, extending the mythos of Room 237.

Update: An Antares rocket has blown up.

"Every launch costs U.S. taxpayers $237 million." ~ "Cause sought for space-supply rocket explosion," Oct 29, 2014, WESH, Orlando, Florida.

Please, hold your breath, look at the sweater, note yesterday's posting was about the new series Scorpion, and read on:

Antares, also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Scorpii (abbreviated to α Scorpii or α Sco), is the seventeenth brightest star in the nighttime sky and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, and is often referred to as "the heart of the scorpion." Along with Aldebaran, Regulus, and Fomalhaut, Antares comprises the group known as the "Royal stars of Persia." It is one of the four brightest stars near the ecliptic.

The above observations were published late on Monday, October 27, 2014. By coincidence, that evening, an Antares rocket was scheduled to go to the orbiting space station. It was re-scheduled because a sailboat entered the restricted area, off shore. It was set to launch on Tuesday, October 28.

But instead, the unmanned Antares rocket exploded early Tuesday evening.
According to NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus ( = swan) cargo spacecraft were set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET. It was to carry some 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

"There was failure on launch," NASA spokesman Jay Bolden said. "There was no indicated loss of life.

The unmanned Antares rocket exploded shortly after launch from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The logo for NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) resembles a stylized trident.

See also "The Autotune Ascension," which is about Auto-Tune, an audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies and its synchromystic links.


WhatsItAllAboutAlphie said...

A rocket on his sweater? Looks like an erect penis. We live in one dark world.

Steve D. said...

NASA occult ritual? Interesting that Antares has an etymology connection with a Scorpion goddess which is associated with Egyptian goddess Isis during pyramid capstone ritual or ceremonies...

aferrismoon said...

Russia reveal World Cup logo from ISS.

3 balls seems to be the main feature


Red Dirt Reporter said...

Sibyl Hunter noted at Kitchen Sync that "1989" (a new Taylor Swift song) is syncing with things from that time. Relating to "Scorpion" I thought about the German rock band the Scorpions after I was listening to a New Wave station where the host said "You will never hear the Scorpions on this show" I then immediately thought of the Scorpions big 1991 hit "Wind of Change" and how it was about Glasnost, the end of the Cold War and the fall of communism - in 1989.

Sibyl Hunter said...

I can't believe NASA actually said each launch costs $237 million. I'm actually speechless for once lol