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Gardener

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We had some freezing rain the last couple of days so driving is a lot more exciting. Seemed like as good of day as any for some deep thinking about things like the space time continuum, how plants communicate, gravity, quantum mechanics, or the universe. I started thinking about all of these based on true stories type movies and in relation to Jeff Bridges The Dude. The Big Lebowski is of course fictional there's however some things based on actual things like a car being stolen and finding someone's homework with their name on it in the car. The Dude is based somewhat on a year in the life of Mr. Dowd who got the nickname The Dude. It is loosely based on Dowd's personality but it made me start thinking about method actors. There's likely already some book or movie about this but seemed like a fun project at the time. It would be funny to see a fictional film where a method actor or actress becomes the real person they are portraying and doesn't break character until the project is over. They take over that person's life and even the immediate family likes the actors version of their relative better than they like their relative. The person that writes their story finds the person portraying them taking over their life. Even their spouse finds better company with the portrayed version. Jim Carey supposedly got carried away playing Andy Worhal and even Worhal's relative wanted to spend time with Carey as Worhal. Anyhow I'll get back to solving the world's problems and then get sidetracked and forget what I was doing.
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In which film did Carrey portray Warhol? I have not seen any movies about Warhol. Please do not let this stop you from solving the world's problems and in the end forget what you were doing.
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Deep thoughts don't matter unless you write them down or share them with others, as you did here gardener.

Look at those people who died on that train in Washington state this morning.  I've no doubt that there were a lot of deep thinkers there but once they (or we) are gone then our deep thoughts go with us.

I would have to delve into the deep, dark recesses of my mind but that could be interesting.  
I will be back with some thoughts.  Here's to happy digging!

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Go for it, Ali, and I appreciate Gardener's. Lately I veer between shallow thoughts, no thoughts at all (air head) and thoughts too personal I guess to share, about the anniversary of my mother's death. I know what she'd say, though, "Get on with it!" She was real tough. A Steel Magnolia. Could be fierce like Joan Crawford, then turn around and be as sweet and loving as Irene Dunne in "I Remember Mama." She was interesting.
The Amtrak tragedies and so close to Christmas too are harrowing and disturbing, a big shock, all the loss and mourning. More fatalities expected among the 77 Amtrak occupants in hospitals. And maybe some Christmas miracles. I have to believe all those minds, spirits, personalities and souls aren't really gone forever.

 


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Still trying to process train wreck that stretch of road is familiar even though it's on the other side of the mountains. It seems strange that they didn't test the train with no passengers at full speed during low traffic hours. Hopefully there's not too much loss and people will recover from their injuries. Trains are usually a fairly safe form of transportation. Not a good day for the Pacific Northwest.
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