Normally (something of a joke between time monks, as ‘normal’ was pronounced dead & buried about 1999 before the internet bubble collapsed) I don’t post anything more than the odd quote out of Peoplenomics since the people who pay to keep Peoplenomics going actually pay the costs of the free site, too. But, then again, certain times a major web bot hit comes along which demands wider distribution since it is a ‘biggie’ and unless we talk about it here (on UrbanSurvival and the www.independencejournal.com mirror site) run-of-the-mill folks might occasionally find themselves with a blank stare pondering something out here ‘in the wild’ on the net with a big “HUH?” hanging over them.
Since stamping out “Huh?” looks is one of the small pleasures of live, here’s the lowdown on the dog poet linguistics which are now being filled in a major way which is particularly graceful since in Greece the Meltemis (a foehn/sirocco type wind) will soon be blowing (and with high positive ion counts, making Greeks even more nuts than usual) and the proximity to the ‘dog days’ of summer.… My Universe is so…so….poetic…
The ‘Dog Poet’ Shows Up
For a very long time (2+ years/2009 ALTA series) in the www.halfpasthuman.com reports we have had references to ‘the dog/poet’. Although there have been a few blogs which have been started using the name, none has gained sufficient traction in mainstream to be the GlobalPop dog poet which would have visibility out as far as a year or more in advance. Not to slight blogs and such, but the scale of the dog/poet is huge in the GlobalPop entity and ain’t no blogs (sorry) that come anywhere near.
But – the good news – such as it is – is that the “Dog Poet turns out to be a dog/pet and his name is Kanellos. Turns out that ‘Stray dogs mingle at protest rallies” in Greece, but this one in particular (Kanellos). The name being an apparent derivative of kanelo, or ‘cinnamon’ probably for the dog’s coloring.
Talking it over with Cliff this (sunday) morning, it looks like Kanellos is not only gaining some degree of notoriety now but he’s likely to turn into a Bob Marley-like symbol of GlobalRev over coming months.
We had been keeping a half-eye toward some kind of musical association. Linguistically, if you can picture a meme which on the musical side was part Bob Dylan, part Bob Marley and barked…well, that’s the dog poet kind of fill language to be expected. Much protest, much buzz, high profile.
Now, it all seems to be falling into place:
- Kanellos the Greek Protest Dog has a Facebook page.
- Kanellos gets mentioned on AboveTopSecret.
Buzzfeed covers Kanellos as the Greek Dog of Justice (you do remember the lyricist ‘poetic justice’?)
But the most telling thing is there are 166 YouTube hits for Kanellos now…including songs to/for him. (174 now on Monday morning.)
We mention this now because Kanellos is about to go BIG TIME in the MainStreamMedia (MSM). This is what the leading edge of a two-year meme looks like when it comes to pass. So expect the pup to be on CNN &/or other newsy networks soon and with it, a kind of folk hero – a Bark Marley – will seep into consciousness of the masses. “Freedom!”
Coming along? Riots in Ireland (be patient and in no hurry for those!) and our Wild Colleen. For now, this is sufficient…world’s going to the dogs anyway…just Kanellos is an ultra-hip dog calling out the Hounds of Banksterville.
Wonder if it’s hits like this that prompt Google to put money into a startup venture that is trying to predict the future?
Say, you don’t think someone besides us time monks has an interest in ‘owning the future’ do you? I mean with all our prior art, 13 years of learning curve, not so much as an inquiry…Hmmm… . But rather than being offended, it gets me to thinking I should open up a new business in the . I think I’ll call it George’s School of Due Diligence.
You’re welcome to be skeptical, so here’s a list of a few of the prior references to the ‘dog poet’ linguistics going back to 2009. Remember, under “Ure’s Theorem” the longer the lead time before an event, the larger the event tends to be in terms of emotive impacts. I’d be looking for book deals, an Oprah guest shot, book, documentary, and a whole lot more music/poetry being ascribed/dedicated to the pooch. Might even end up in odd places like ordering the Monday morning wake-up juice.
Instead of saying “Triple shot Americano tall with a shake of cinnamon…” might turn into a “Triple shot American tall Kanellos…” and only the coolest and hippest around GlobalRev’s fringes would recognize it as the barista’s version of “the secret handshake…”
A reader offers this:
“Its ‘reappearance’ in such a public forum is interesting, to say the least. Personally, it’s one of those ‘WTF?” moments. Cycles of the ages, ancient history reborn, ancient canid lineages regaining the public consciousness. Plus, that dog seems to know which side he’s on…
That type of dog has been around for a very long time… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhole
From the Americas to Asia to Africa and Europe, that species of dog has been around for a very, very long time. In the wild form it is an endangered species. The video shows a more domesticated variety of the same species. It’s been a long time since I read about it, but in very ancient times, it was solely the companion of royalty. Normally short-haired, some domesticated and semi-domesticated varieties have a slightly longer coat and are a bit heavier than many of their wild counterparts. (for example, google ‘dingo’ or ‘carolina dog’ and you’ll see a very similar animal as the dhole. The same species is known under different names around the world.)
If you google the ‘dhole’, the first images look like an over-sized fox. Kinda small, but working in small packs. That’s just one variety within that species. Keep looking. It’s kinda like the difference between a toy poodle and a standard poodle. Same characteristics, same build and muzzle, same stance… but different sizes. The red dog doesn’t grow to the size of an American wolf, but at 40 plus pounds and eighteen or more inches at the shoulder, it isn’t small, either. I have seen larger versions of the red dog as large as 60 + pounds.
Just so ya know: The red dog has a mind of it’s own. Very intelligent animal.
Seeing it show up in the public consciousness now has me going, “Hmmm…wtf?”
Yes, we find the same expression at the tip of our tongues often these days.
Monday At the WuJo:
I’m damn glad somebody explained this to me in advance, or I’d be losing my marbles.
My first experience was about a month ago, riding in a car with my buddy. We were following an old classic red Camaro, and he even commented on the car up ahead on the country road. The Camaro went over the hill and out of sight briefly, and then we approached an intersection and residential area and pulled up behind the red…..HONDA?? I kept my mouth shut, but my buddy said it out loud. “That was a Camaro, wasn’t it? WASN’T IT??”, he demanded, looking at me. All I could do was mumble weakly that I thought it was a Camaro, but…
“Wow… I’m now a ‘hyperchroniac’”, I thought to myself.
Today takes the cake, though. Being in broadcasting, you know how anal we are about timekeeping and accurate clock times. It’s nice to have network time on the computer and on my AT&T iPhone. They match. I have two digital clocks in the bedroom, properly set. They keep time off the 60 Hz AC line frequency, and were matched. Today that same buddy visited me and happened to mention the time from his cellphone. He’s on a different carrier than my AT&T, and I thought all the companies were GPS locked for reference, but his phone was seven minutes slow compared to my phone and computer. That’s a pretty big error, but I figured it was just his service.
Then I looked at my bedroom clocks. Head of the bed was seven minutes slow. Foot of the bed was ‘correct’… or at least it matched my phone and computer. Both are 60 Hz line-locked (allegedly) in the same room, on the same circuit. WTF? I didn’t reset the clock. Tonight as I started to write this, the ‘slow’ clock was only four minutes slow. Now as I look again they are only thee minutes apart.
Tomorrow when I wake up they will probably be in sync again, and it wouldn’t surprise me to wake up on another planet! I’m sure you well know how much this bugs a broadcast engineer when he cannot explain the physics of a problem. Please don’t tell anyone I work with.”
No, pahdnah, you ain’t alone noticing time ‘glitches’. Here’s another reader report:
“That time glitch. Well my daughter was not home and she called me on the cell. sometime later I looked at the wall clock and was surprised to see that it was about fifteen minutes before the call I had made. The cell now said the same time but my call history showed the phone call fifteen minutes in the future. I couldn’t believe I was standing there looking at my call history and a call in the future. My daughter confirmed this on her phone as well. “
Uh-huh. Yep…hyperchroniac disease. More hints at it? OK, fasten your seat belt..
Hi George, Regarding the item on your Urban Survival page dated 5/7/10, ‘ “Hi, George! Was wondering if you noticed or whether anyone reported a glitch last night, April 30, 11:30ish EDT?…” ‘
I play Scrabble over at pogo.com on a frequent basis. As I am playing Scrabble a message will pop up telling me not to adjust the time on my computer. I rarely adjust the time on my ‘puter, because it has a self updating feature that happens automatically once a week. After I close the message window and resume playing the game, the time in the lower right corner of the monitor jumps ahead a few minutes. If I don’t adjust the time to correct it, over the course of three or four games the clock will continue to gain time. It is also interesting that after the message pops up telling me not to adjust the time(which I never do while playing at pogo.com), the site boots me, and I have to close the game windows, refresh the Scrabble page, and re-enter the Java/Sun driven game room/site.
As it is frustrating, I have mentioned it to other players who play Scrabble on the site. They too have experienced the same scenario on their ‘puters. It is possible that the software that drives the cell phone, and cable time, have glitches in thier programming causing this sort of problem. I wrote both pogo.com and Java/Sun and reported the problem. They responded as expected, ‘The problem is on your end, not ours!’ Thought you might like to be aware that this type of glitch is much more common than any of us would like to think.
It’s also a worldwide phenomena, too!
“Hello’s from Greece
Even if i didn’t believe the hyperchronism as a situation that someone could go into, i had to experience it in order to believe it. The night from 7 to 8 of May at about 4 am, i was working, as a receptionist in a hotel, expecting some visitors to arrive at about 4:30 to 5 a.m. I was looking at the computer clock and playing solitaire at the same time, not much work to do at that time I bet you all know that a game of solitaire doesn’t last more than 5 minutes. I played 2 at the most and the clock went to 4.35 while i had the feeling that no more than 10 minutes should past. Vey odd to me.
Keep up the good work.
Nothing surprises us, of course. But something to ponder is this: Yoiu saw that paper I referenced on the Los Alamos National Laboratories server a while back (in 2009)?
Possibilities to Ponder:
Occam: The closes were just screwed up.
Hyperchroniacs: It was a time rift where two timelines (previously diverged under the MWI came back together – which accounts for how prayer works and a whole lot of other things…)
Ure’s view: May be the MWI version is becoming more pronounced as the number of LCD & plasma monitors propagates and under Dr. Fran Aquino’s work (“Gravity control by means of electrometric field through Gas or Plasma at Ultra-Low Pressure”) and many other excellent reads... the effects can be expected to increase and become more commonplace as OLED’s (organic light emitting diodes” become more widely used. But that’s that logo at the top of Aquino’s page? Hmmm…
I think I’ll go put on Chicago’s “Does anybody really know what time it is? ” now and ponder a bit.
Hints for the new reader: MWI
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Peoplenomics This Week
Time to Regulate Computers?
This being Mother’s Day, our report will be somewhat brief, since lots of folks take Mom out to dinner and I don’t want to be accused of wrecking the day by offloading more economic misery coming in the very near future from my shoulders onto yours. Instead, we’ll take up an interesting discussion about computational horsepower and wonder at what age does a new technology need to be brought to heel by the public – or it’s so-so representatives, government – before it does too much damage. With oil gushing into the Gulf based on computational drilling studies, and with Wall Street slammed under 9,800 on the Dow briefly this week, I will take up my Ned Ludd memorial computer hammer and advance threateningly on my i7 quad core with a menacing look on my face. Oh…and the buzz among us time monks this weekend is that the real ‘dog poet’ shows up – and it’s a real canine!
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