The "Synchromystic Factor" of this movie is a 10 out of 10 and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in Synchromysticism and Semiotics.
But first, be forewarned, this brief exploration surrounding the movie YES MAN will soon enough take a personal turn down High Weirdness Lane.
So it's Saturday night, 3.27.2010, the missus and I decide to stay in and have a couch nite with a flick, since we had just returned from a whirlwind week in Las Vegas,NV earlier that morning. (and that town's a synch-article all to itself - perhaps one day I'll feel adventurous enough to post one.)
But back to our story - We browse the On-Demand video guide paging click-by-click through the titles, checking the various synopses and credits, sadly nothing really catches the eye. We mull over a couple titles passing the usual couples' question "What about this one, Hun?" but after several "weelll's" "no's" "Nah, not into that's" and "definitely not that one's" we decide to have a peek at the cable movie channels instead.
We exit the On-Demand menus and return the regular scheduled programming world of cable. Browsing the movie channel guide I happened to spot the title "YES MAN" starring Jim Carrey and to make this story short, we had found our selection for the evening.
Now I'm not really going to get in to the wonderful symbolism embedded in this movie in this article - sorry to those who may have been hoping I would. I will save that task for another article. Besides the movie has been touched on by several other synchromystics since its initial theatrical release.
(If you google the keywords: synchromysticism Yes Man
you'll find links to the other synchromystic explorations of the YES MAN movie)
or just visit The Synch Whole (where you can search for Jim Carrey or Yes Man)
The Wikipedia page for the YES MAN movie tells us:
Yes Man is a 2008 comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel and starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, John Michael Higgins and Rhys Darby. The film is based loosely on the true story and 2005 book Yes Man by British humourist Danny Wallace (who has a cameo appearance in the film).
The film was a box office success despite receiving mixed reviews from critics. It was released on December 19, 2008, opening at #1 at the box office in its first weekend with $18.3 million and was then released on December 26, 2008 in the United Kingdom going straight to the top of the box office in its first weekend after release. Production for the film began in October 2007 in Los Angeles, CA.
From that article, we learn that the movie is loosely based on a book, with the same title, by author/journalist Danny Wallace
The regular readers will recognize some of the obvious Superman symbolism on book's cover that we've touched on in previous articles here at Strange Eye. But like I mentioned earlier, we're not going to get into the symbolism in this article.
So the missus and I watched our movie from start to finish, which turned out to be the perfect fair for the evening (and very synchromystically satisfying as well I might add!). Having read some of the previous synchromystics' works and articles on the topic of Yes Man I was primed and ready to spot their discoveries as we watched.
While I definitely saw what they saw in the movie, something else jumped out at me...
The mention of the number "561". (it actually occurs throughout the movie in symbol which you will notice if you watch closely)
Loving number symbols as I do (and though that be perhaps to the uninterest of some Strange Eye readers) I immediately noted the references to the first CARMICHAEL NUMBER, 561
You can check the Wikipedia link for more info on what exactly a CARMICHAEL NUMBER is... but in this case, the case of the number 561, it immediately has my attention.
561 is the sum of all the digits from 1 to the notorious 33.
but in CARMICHAEL NUMBER notation it is also the result of
3 x 11 x 17 = 561
And perhaps you've noticed why it grabbed my attention, containing both the 33 and the 17.
And as my fellow synch blogger Christopher Knowles over at The Secret Sun likes to say... "Where 17 is found, 33 is sure to follow"
Chris's statement proves true again in this case, as this CARMICHAEL NUMBER, 561, has both the 33 and 17 contained within it.
Now before this story takes its turn, I'd like to mention once again, that I'm a fan of the NBC TV series Chuck, starring Zachary Levi.
The Wikipedia page for CHUCK says:
Chuck is an action-comedy television program from the United States created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working in the CIA; the message embeds the only remaining copy of the world's greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.
For more on the CHUCK character check out the CHUCK BARTOWSKI Wikia, from which we read:
Charles Irving "Chuck" Bartowski is the main character of the American fictional television show Chuck on NBC. He is portrayed by Zachary Levi.
At the outset of the show, Chuck Bartowski is presented as a twentysomething underachiever who works at the local Buy More in its Nerd Herd division (a fictionalized Geek Squad). Chuck's life stalled after his college roommate, Bryce Larkin, planted test answers under Chuck's bed and then reported him to the officials, which led to Chuck's expulsion from Stanford University in 2002 — only twelve credits shy of completing his bachelor's degree. He also lost the love of his life: college girlfriend, Jill Roberts (Jordana Brewster). Following his expulsion, Chuck moved in with his sister and began working at the Burbank, California branch of Buy More. At some point over the next five years Chuck became the Nerd Herd supervisor. In the pilot, which picks up five years later, the viewers are introduced to the key persons in Chuck's current life: his older sister, Eleanor Fay "Ellie" Bartowski, M.D., (Sarah Lancaster), her live-in boyfriend, Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb and Chuck's best friend since childhood, Morgan Grimes. Little else is known about Chuck's family except that his mother left when he was in fifth grade and that his father Stephen Bartowski was "never really there," and left for good sometime before Chuck completed high school.
[and more notably the following ~SE~]
In many episodes Chuck has adopted a fantasy alias, "Charles Carmichael," who is endowed with all of the characteristics he believes a super-spy should have, except he doesn't really have the physical abilities to go with the skills. "Imagine Clark Kent removing the eyeglasses, but still wearing kryptonite underwear." Carmichael has been referred to as where Chuck thought he would be by this time in in his life had he not been expelled from Stanford: a millionaire semiretired software magnate. Ironically, his fantasy alias has gained actual respect in the spy community: in "Chuck Versus the Predator," Fulcrum agent Vincent told Chuck he's heard of him.
And it is here that we see the collision of the symbols...
Superman - Clark Kent and the CARMICHAEL number (561) in the name of CHUCK's alter-ego spy alias, "Charles Carmichael".
And since my recent work on the Palo Alto/TESLA Motors plane crash also touched on SRI International - which was founded as the STANFORD Research Institute - you can see where the loose connections begins to coalesce.
I would like to point out for the readers not familiar with "SRI International" that it is notorious for its fringe research projects for the CIA and the intelligence community at-large - and probably most famously so, for its work on the subject of REMOTE VIEWING, with guys like the nicknamed DR DOOM, Major Ed Dames, Joe McMoneagle, Ingo Swann and Hal Puthoff in Project STARGATE
For those interesting in remote viewing (RV):
The project and the subject of remote viewing was depicted in the movie "Suspect Zero (2004)"
and more recently through the movie "The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)" starring the synchromystic-favorites of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey.
So there we have it... a few loose and dubious connections strung together to give you some background info before the High Weirdness...
So lets jump back to the original topic of my viewing of the movie Yes Man and the Carmichael Number.
So now we're at Sunday (3.28.2010) and the movie replays on the same cable network, I finish watching the movie and like any good little blogger these days I take a minute to micro-blog about having finally watched the movie YES MAN in 140 characters or less on Twitter
Here's what I tweeted:
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...along with various other tweets including the recent indictment of 9 teens/students in the BULL-ying and suicide case of Phoebe Prince. (visit the Strange Eye twitter page at http://twitter.com/strangeye for the record of the tweets.)
and then today, Maundy Thursday and April Fools day - 4.1.2010, I found this...
Bullied teen commits suicide in Johnson County town
9:56 AM Wed, Mar 31, 2010
An eighth-grader in the Johnson County town of Joshua hanged himself over the weekend, and - like other recent child suicides - his death is being linked to bullying.
Jon Carmichael, a 13-year-old student at Loflin Middle School, committed suicide in a barn near his home, KDFW-TV (Channel 4) reports.
The boy's family says Jon was bullied at school, including being stuffed into a trash can during gym class.
The school district's superintendent told KTVT-TV (Channel 11) said he just heard about the trash can incident this week and that it's under investigation.
The boy's suicide follows the February hanging death of 9-year-old Montana Lance of The Colony, as well as the highly publicized Massachusetts case of a 15-year-old Irish girl who was bullied before hanging herself in January.
and if you've been reading my tweets you'll see the coalescence of the various tweets and the subjects on Strange Eye and the post comments on the Synch Whole come together in the Jon CARMICHAEL article above.
PS.'. Don't forget to set your PVR for tonight's The Mentalist and FLASHFORWARD.
Given the recent episodes they're sure to continue to be synchromystic crowd-pleasers.
Rick Sanchez on CNN @ 4:49 EDT (4.1.2010) mentions "PEG LEG"
immediately before his mention of PEG LEG this was shown...
(note the ship number of 47)
(note the DOW at 70.44 up)
and for those following Strangeye on twitter today ...
You'll note that in the (Cas)Sandra BULL-ock movie, The Blind Side, the Michael oHer character is wearing number 74 .
For CASSANDRA mythology see Wikipedia on the Greek Myth of (Cas)Sandra
Check out Jake Kotze's Overboard Manitoba and especially the Post Comments!
For more PEG LEG see Kesha on American Idol on Strange Eye, March 2010.