Re: Tony and Lara

From: Fred Davidson (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 16 2009 - 13:50:32 PDT

     Yes, Branden W. Joseph really is Dr. Branden W. Joseph the Ph.D.
holder from Harvard. And yes, his presentation at Light Industry in
January was really about Tony, or as we now more affectionately
sometimes call him, Lara. Are you clear about that now?
      I hope so. If upon hearing my explanation, if you are still not
clear, if you find that you are still just as confused, I implore you
not to give up, but to keep at it, and give it time. It will become
clear. It will! I can promise you that.
      It's like what your typical dedicated instructor, your typical
dedicated, Probability and Statistics One, instructor, tells you when
you take his Probability and Statistics One course from him. He will
invariably tell you, if he is dedicated, if he is worth his salt, he
will tell you that you might not understand it at first, that it might
elude you, but if you keep at it, and keep at it, one day, though you
may not expect it, one day if you keep at it, one day it will all
click, and you will see that it has suddenly make itself all very clear.
      Do you have any other questions at this time that you would like
answered Chuck? If so, please don't hesitate. Go ahead and ask. Fire
away. That's what I'm here for. If not, take your time, you may think
of one later. You can always ask me later. I will always be glad to
answer. There really is no rush.
      Next! Anybody else? Does anybody else have any questions? Do you
have any questions Marilyn? How about you Fred? Fred, do you want to
know why I am so obnoxious? It is probably because I was born this
way. Freya will you please tell Fred that I was born that way? Tell
him that's why, tell him that's why I am so offensively, downright,
obnoxious. Tell him I can't help it. Tell him, you know, it's like,
"The Girl Can't Help It" directed by Frank Tashlin and released in
December of 1956.
      Lara was either fifteen or sixteen in that year. Which I don't
know. There seems to be some conflicting evidence for exactly which
year Lara was born. Was she born in 1940? Or was she born in 1941?
Which year was she born in? Tony's Myspace page, a webpage one would
presume was written by Tony, says 1941, but every other authoritative
source, that I've ever seen, including for example Experimental
Animation: An Illustrated Anthology by Robert Russett and Cecile
Starr* has always said 1940. Which is it? Is it 1940 or 1941? It has
to be one or the other. Doen't it? I mean it can't be both. Or does it?
      Hum, maybe it could be both. Maybe Lara was born in 1940 and in
1941. Maybe she was born in 1940, died shortly thereafter, and was
born again the next year in 1941. Hum, now that's an interesting idea.
Isn't it? It could be both 1940 and 1941! How about that?
      But if that is the case, I will have to defer any questions of
as to how, of as to how that all works, to Roman Polanski. Hopefully
Polanski can field them. Stanley Kubrick can no longer field them
obviously because he is no longer with us. Roman Polanski just might
be able to. I can't field them because when it comes to reincarnation
I just don't understand. I don't understand it worth a damn. Let alone
I would be able to begin to explain it to somebody else. No way, don't
ask me, Josť.
      I didn't get the ending to "The Shinning". Not until I read
about it. I didn't then and I still don't understand reincarnation.
Not at all I don't. The ending of "The Shinning" is about
reincarnation for those of you who are wondering. Fred never mind
about Nicholson, we will worry about him later, do you happen to have
any phone numbers for Roman Polanski handy? I don't happen to have any
of his.

Fred Davidsom
Boca Raton

*Robert Russett and Cecile Starr, Experimental Animation: An
Illustrated Anthology (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1976)

On Jul 2, 2009, at 1:36 PM, Chuck Kleinhans wrote:

> So when "Branden W. Joseph" (if that's who that person really is)
> gave a presentation on "Tony Conrad" at Light Industry in January,
> was that about "Tony" or "Lara"?
> On Jun 30, 2009, at 10:06 AM, David Tetzlaff wrote:
>> There is a LOT of critical literature on online personnas and how
>> they differ from and relate to the meatspace personnas that may
>> issue from the same physical body. See especially, "Violation and
>> Virtuality" by Allequere Roseanne Stone (aka Sandy Stone) and "A
>> Rape in Cyberspace" by Jullian Dibbel. (A full bibliography would
>> run pages.)
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