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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Death of Comedy or Living in the Belly of the Beast.

News of the passing of actor/comedian Robin Williams spread quickly yesterday (Monday, 8/11/2014). Loren Coleman flushed out the TRIDENT connection with ease in an unlikely "synch"...and as the noted researcher and author pointed out to me, "...and yet, we aren't making this stuff up"

"Mork from Ork" aka Robin Williams in anchor shirt...his first film role would be that of "Popeye" the forearm anchor tattooed SAILOR Man. 

Andrew Griffin at Red Dirt Report gives this wonderfully written insight into the Christopher/Robin connection!

 How deep can this go? As deep as the vastest ocean...the watery deep controlled by Neptune/Poseidon dear readers. The question remains...What epic oceanic drama are we witnessing unfold? What does it all mean? All I can presume to do is to continue casting lights, connect the dots and paint a picture.
Step back a few weeks...ISIS attacks in Iraq lead to this interesting TRIDENT related tidbit. The following excerpt comes directly from Loren Coleman's post entitled Tripoli, Tridents, Three Cities, Mermaids, navy Seals and Jonah

"Meanwhile, in Iraq, on July 25, 2014, an Iraqi shrine that is purported to be the burial site of Jonah, who the Bible says was swallowed by a whale, has been blown up by Islamic State militants (ISIS). The tomb, a popular destination for religious pilgrims and tourists, was inside a Sunni mosque in Mosul called the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, which is Arabic for Jonah. It dates back to the eighth century BC. The story of Jonah, or Younis, who was said to have survived three days in the belly of a whale, appears in both the Bible and Quran."

Several weeks prior, the voice of Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" passed away...another story involving being swallowed by a whale.

Pinocchio becomes central to the theme of Terry Gilliam's "The FISHER King" starring Robin Williams, combined with his role in "Toys" he became Geppetto personified.

Go back to his highly successful but short lived" Mork and Mindy" TV show...Williams "jumped the SHARK" when they introduced an egg-hatched man-child Jonathan Winters as Mork's backwards aging child "Mearth".

The obvious Red overalls we all connect to the Disney version of Pinocchio

Hollywood was not yet done with Robin and his Pinocchio/Geppetto persona. Perhaps one of his most beloved roles was as the voice of the Blue Genie in Disney's "Aladdin". Genie bounces in and out, and out and in of various characters, allowing Williams to free form in the way only he could. Pinocchio makes an appearance every time the Genie is lying. 

The films "Jumanji" and "Hook", among others in his filmography continued the theme of youth vs. age throughout his entire acting career...and perhaps was the demon that shaped his life and eventually destroyed him. R.I.P. 

(As a side note here, it is interesting to note that Robin's character Mork was a spin-off from the 50's based sit-com "Happy Days". Actor Tom Bosley who played Mr. Cunningham voiced Geppetto in a 1987 animated film called "Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night")

(The term "Jumping the Shark" originated with "Happy Days". It denotes a point in the life of a television series when the writers appear to have run out of new ideas and situations for their characters, and resort to over the top or sensational storylines. In this case, 50's cool guy The Fonz literally decides to jump a live shark on his signature motorcycle.)

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