Monday, April 12, 2010

Fiction Collides with Reality - Fire in New York City- 412 - Hobbes - Ellridge - Eldridge - V of 03-30-2010 and LOST - Tiger and Jim Carrey - UPDATE

Here we are at the Jupiter date of 4/12 and...

... it seems that the symbolism and fiction of the TV Series "V" has collided with reality.

During the Episode of "V", entitled "Welcome to the War", which aired on March 30, 2010 on the ABC TV network, we saw Elizabeth Mitchell's character on the show, FBI Agent Erica Evans, lookup the address of mercenary and former SAS officer named Kyle Hobbes in an FBI database.

There was a brief flash of the results of her address search shown and this address was displayed as the last known address for Charles Mesure's character of Kyle Hobbes.


As HOBBES is the name of a TIGER from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes and we synchromystics and semioticians have been tracking the "Tiger" appearances lately, the HOBBES reference appearing in the TV show "V" immediately had my attention...

As usual, JiM and Jake from The Synch Whole were live tweeting the LOST episode which aired just before the "V" episode. That night I participated in the live LOST twittering and you can find my replies to @Syncwinnipeg and @Seallion (JiM and Jake) using the twitter gadget in the right column of this page or by visiting my twitter page.

Coincidentally, Elizabeth Mitchell also played Dr. Juliet Burke on the ABC TV series LOST.

Wanna guess what the date was in the "JULIAN" calendar on 3.30.2010, 4.11.2010 and 4.12.2010 ?! ...

4.12.2010 (Gregorian Calendar) is 3.30.2010 (Julian Calendar)

Here is what I tweeted after seeing "Hobbes's" address flashed on the screen...

You'll note the reference to ELLRIDGE STREET in New York, NY.
However, I noted that there is NO Ellridge Street in New York, NY.
I did, however, notice that there is an ELDRIDGE ST in both New York, NY (the Lower East Side) and Winnipeg, MB.

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anyway... moving on to the weirdness and fiction vs reality collision....

This is what is making NEWS out of New York city today....

a 7 alarm blaze in which 11 have been hurt:

(total)Recall the address from the V Lookup...



See the 4, and 12 in the 1402 ?!
as in 4.12.2010 ?
and it is "14" days, or 2 weeks, between the 03.30.2010 episode of "V" and the fire in New York.

(4.12.2010 in Gregorian Calendar is 3.30.2010 in JULIan Calendar)

Interesting also that an "L" (being the 10th letter, as in 4/12/10), such as the EXTRA "L" instead of a "D" in EL'L'RIDGE, can also indicate a CORNER (as in a building on the CORNER of an intersection "X" - which is also the 24th letter I might add!)

and if we also look closely at that ZIP we see "10028"

The fire burned from #281 - #285 Grand St (at Eldridge St.)

We could also note that from the LATIN/Roman, the letter "L" and the letter "D" are considered Roman Numerals... but I will leave that up to the reader to discover further.

(Though I will note that JUPITER is a Roman god!)

Huffington Post reports...

Chinatown Fire In New York: Grand Street Building Burns In 7-Alarm Fire
First Posted: 04-12-10 12:40 AM
Over 250 firefighters responded to the emergency call at 285 Grand Street, a six-story residential building that also contains commercial space.

At its fiercest, flames shot up 20 to 30 feet from the roof of the building.

According to BNO News, the 911 call came in at 10:14 pm and fire crews were on the scene at 10:16 pm.

At least seven firefighters and one civilian were injured. The building's residents have all been evacuated.

More details to come.

285 GRAND ST at the corner of GRAND Street and ELDRIDGE St. in New York no less.
and the 911 call came in at 22:14 (note the date and time on the Huffington Story!)

The old JUPITER/Zeus/Abe numbers of the striped like a TIGER planet!
(Derived from the symbol for Jupiter which contains the numbers 4, 2 ,and 1 - see the symbol in the "GET IN THE SPIRIT FLOW" slideshow in the right column)

and FOX NEWS NY has this to say about the blaze...

NYC Firefighters Battle Large Blaze; 11 Hurt

Eleven people have been injured by the fire, including a fireman burnt fighting the blaze.

Apr. 12: Firefighters attempt to put out a large blaze near 285 Grand Street in New York City.
More than 250 firefighters are battling a massive fire in New York's Chinatown, on Manhattan's lower east side, a New York Fire Department spokesman said Monday.

The alarm was first raised at 10:14 p.m. ET Sunday, when the out-of-control blaze quickly escalated to a seven-alarm fire at a six-story building on Grand Street.

Eleven people have been hurt during the fire including a fireman burnt fighting the blaze, the NYFD spokesman said.

Six other firefighters, a paramedic and three civilians -- including a 92-year-old male who suffered a "cardiac condition" -- have also been injured.

Residents of the building, which is mostly residential, have been evacuated.

Verrry Interesting...

and here's the view from Google Maps of the building that's blazing at the corner of Grand St and ELDRIDGE St...

285 Grand St
New York, NY 10002, USA

Interesting Chinese tiger-orange awning on that building... COMET "JOY"CE.
JOY, of course being derived from JOVIAL which is derived from JOVE, aka the planet and god JUPITER.

"Here COME the ET's of JOY..."

and for those paying attention to 'the tiger' and world events in this CHINESE year of the TIGER! ...

our usual subject of Mr. Tiger Woods (see the Blog Archive 2009-November in the right column of this page) just completed his first golf tournament, The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club TODAY (Sunday 4/11/2010)!

The Masters was Tiger's first tournament play after his 144 day hiatus due to marital issues and rehab.

For more on The Masters see the AP article:
The sting of losing was never sharper for Tiger

and a recent subject of this blog, my fellow Canadian, Mr. Jim Carrey has also (and most likely unwittingly) been drawn into the mouth of the TIGER with his recent tweets about Tiger and Elin Woods...

His tweets even made the Telegraph NEWSpaper in the UK.

Jim Carrey in 'Twitter attack' on Tiger Woods's wife
Jim Carrey, the actor, has launched a bizarre Twitter attack on the wife of Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren.
Published: 7:29AM BST 12 Apr 2010
Carrey, 48, tweeted that Nordegren should have been aware of her husband's marital indiscretions.

The actor, who currently stars in "I Love You Phillip Morris", wrote that no wife should have missed that much infidelity".

He said: "No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity. Elin had 2 b a willing participant on the ride 4 whatever reason. kids/lifestyle."

The Liar, Liar star, who recently split from Jenny McCarthy after five years, added that Nordegren, 30, would have been wise to keep quiet for the sake of their children.

Carrey's tweet received a volley of critical responses from other "twitterers" forcing him to defend himself.

He insisted that he did not condone infidelity.

In a tweet on Friday Carrey wrote "Tiger Woods owes nothing 2 anyone but himself."

He added: "I want 2 make it CLEAR that I do not condone infidelity at all, but 2 some degree the responsibility 4 it is shared by both people."

Tiger Woods, 34, returned to competitive golf at the Masters this weekend following a five month lay-off where it was rumoured he attended a clinic for sex addicts after a string of women came forward alleging affairs with the 14-times major winner.

Jim Carrey used the 2 and 4 together in his tweets...

~SE~ NOTE to Jim Carrey:
"Don't worry about the Telegraph BS Jim, you're just a synchromystic is all! Glad to read in your latest you choose to stay awake and be Jim! Welcome to the Wonderful World of Everything's Connected!
And best wishes also to You and Obi-Wan / Ewan McGregor with your upcoming movie!"

Phillip Morris...
I think I hear a green masked man sayin "SMOKIN!"

Another connection between LOST, V, AbE/APE and HOBBES can also be found in the mystery of SIMEON HOBBES

UPDATE 4/12 - 11:09 ET

(East Village -

Here's some images of 'The morning after' (courtesy

(FDNY: E-211, Tower Ladder 119, The LIONS of Hooper Street)

"Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!"

From NY to OZ...

'Oz' munchkin Raabe dies
By POLLY ANDERSON -- The Associated Press
Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz" and proclaimed in the movie that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died. He was 94.

His caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, said Raabe -- pronounced RAH'-bee -- died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla. He was one of the few surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film.

Bosnyak said he complained of a sore throat at his retirement community before collapsing and going into cardiac arrest. He was taken to Orange Park Medical Center, where he later died, she said.

"He had a headful of hair at 94 and he ... remembered everything everyday," she said. "To me he was a walking history book, very alert."

Raabe was one of the 124 Munchkins in the film classic and one of only nine who had speaking parts. He was 22 years old and a show business veteran, earning money for college as a "midget" performer, as they were called then, when the movie was shot in 1938.

Raabe portrayed the diminutive Munchkin official who solemnly pronounces the witch dead after Dorothy's farmhouse lands on her: "As coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her, And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead."

His costume included a huge hat with a rolled brim, and dyed yak hair was used for his handlebar moustache and long beard.

In a 1988 Associated Press interview, he said he had no idea the movie would become a classic, because at the time of its release, it was overshadowed by "Gone With the Wind."

"It was only after CBS got the film in 1956 and used it for their promotions that it became as well known," he said.

"There is nothing in the picture that dates it," he said. "There are no old vintage cars or old vintage streetcars. ... It's a fantasy picture that will be fantasy for generations to come."

Raabe was about 31/2 feet tall when the movie was made. He eventually grew to about 41/2 feet. He toured the country for 30 years in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, promoting hot dogs as "Little Oscar, the World's Smallest Chef."

He also enjoyed going to Oz nostalgia events and getting fan mail.

"It's an ego trip," he said. "This is our reward, the nostalgia."

In 2005, his book "Memories of a Munchkin: An Illustrated Walk Down the Yellow Brick Road," co-written by Daniel Kinske, was published. In later years, he lived in a retirement community in Penney Farms, Fla.

In 2007, Raabe was one of seven surviving Munchkins on hand when the Munchkins were honoured in Los Angeles with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Raabe said he couldn't remember what he was paid for his role in the movie, but that it was very low.

"By today's standards, people would say you were crazy to work for that," he said.

Raabe, born in Watertown, Wis., in 1915, was a member of the Midget City cast at the Chicago World's Fair in 1934. He also performed at other fairs, including the San Diego Exposition in 1935.

"By working at these world's fairs as a midget, I was able to work my way through the university," Raabe said. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin and, years later, a master's degree in business administration from Drexel University.

Raabe married Marie Hartline, who worked for a vaudeville show called Rose's Royal Midget Troupe, in 1946. She died in a car crash in 1997.

Raabe said some little people resented the word "midget," but that was the description widely used when he was in show business.

"My wife and I were both in show business, were both midgets. My wife worked from 1929 to 1932 as a member of Rose's Royal Midgets, the largest midget troupe in vaudeville," he said.

Raabe became a regular visitor to the annual OzFest in Chittenango, N.Y., the birthplace of "Oz" author L. Frank Baum, after reading about it in a magazine in the late 1980s.

"Meinhardt wrote us a letter and said, 'You know I'm a Munchkin. I was in this movie. Would you ever be interested in having me come.' Of course, after we stopped screaming ...," organizer Barbara Evans said in 1998.

"Things didn't start to get really big until Meinhardt first came and we started getting the Munchkins to come," said Evans.

UPDATE 4.12.2010 11:23pm ET

"ELDRIDGE" made an appearance tonight on the latest episode of the CBS series Two and a Half Men entitled 'Keith MOON is Vomiting in His Grave'...

The episode synopsis says: "Jake's friend ELDRIDGE is a BAD influence. Alan likes Eldridge's attractive MOM. (guest Courtney Thorne-Smith)."

Courtney Thorne-Smith's Wikipedia page tells us:
Thorne-Smith made her first film appearance in the 1986 feature film drama Lucas alongside Winona Ryder, Corey Haim, and Charlie Sheen.

(I found this reversed (left to right) vid of 2 1/2 Men epi S.7 epi 19 on Youtube check or Two and a Half Men on for the real one.)

note: the show titles begin at 02:42

... the "SUPER HERO" sub theme, that we hear Charlie singing about (Super Dad), also spilled over into the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory S.3 epi. 19 - "The Wheaton Recurrence" (w/guest Wil Wheaton )

"WW" Wil Wheaton is probably best known for his role as "Wesley Crusher" on Star Trek: TNG

Also an interesting way of continuing with "LUCAS". Wil Wheaton quotes STAR WARS, by George LUCAS, and Sheldon retorts about that not being from his franchise.

We saw earlier that Courtney Thorne-Smith's first film appearance was in LUCAS and this past week also saw the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship played in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

An interesting connection to the New York (Grand St and Eldridge) Fire and Indiana: On April 9, there was also a fire on a GRAND AVE in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Here's the Story from
Fire destroys home on Grand Avenue
Updated: Friday, 09 Apr 2010, 11:26 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 09 Apr 2010, 5:39 PM EDT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A fire destroys a Terre Haute home.
It happened around 5:00 Friday evening at a home on Grand Avenue.

The home was fully involved in flames when firefighters arrived.
At one point, all fire crews had to be called out from the inside of the home because it was too dangerous. Crews continued to fight the fire from the exterior.

Terre Haute Fire Chief Jeff Fisher says two boys who live in the home reported the blaze.

"The boys were outside playing basketball and one of them said they noticed some smoke and flames around a bail of hay on the outside of the house," said Fire Chief Jeff Fisher. "That's under investigation to find out exactly what happened there."

All of the residents of the home and all pets were able to get out safely. No one was injured in this blaze.

Another interesting connection to 'ELDRIDGE' is the one I tweeted (see above tweet pic capture), the 'USS ELDRIDGE'. The ship is famous for its central role in a Navy experiment to render ships invisible in what has come to be known as "The Phildelphia Experiment"

UPDATE 4.13.2010 02:04 am ET
ELDRIDGE in Other NEWS (4.12.2010):

Eldridge’s NBA hopes rising; Odiakosa earns team MVP honor
By Jim Benson | | Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 11:26 pm
NORMAL — Appropriately, the three seniors took away most of the awards Monday night during the Illinois State Basketball Celebration at Redbird Arena.

After an eventful weekend, one senior had even more reason to celebrate.

Osiris Eldridge saw his possibility of being picked in the NBA Draft improve after an impressive performance during the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament for 64 of the nation’s top seniors.

Eldridge averaged 14.3 points as his team fell in the championship game, but he thought it was more than scoring that helped him stand out.

“They said I’m a great combo guard because I can guard two positions, point guards and big shooting guards,” said Eldridge. “That’s what I did and picked up full court and tried to play my best offensively.” (more at story link above)


Indras Net said...

Wowz gr8 stuff here, and were only halfway through 412 haha. Sssmokin literally, Thanks SE, be very well and have a Joyful 412! Namaste

aferrismoon said...

Divided by 2[weeks?] = 777

As for the PHILIP MORRIS film - PM make cigarettes which in British slang are called 'fags'. Doubtless Ewan McGregor would have known that, so makes me wonder on the choice of title for the film

oVa and out

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