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"What the Bleep?" and "The Secret"
« on: April 01, 2007, 03:58:57 PM »
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/reelscience/rev ... the_bleep/

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WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW?!
ELIZABETH WILSON, C&EN WEST COAST BUREAU
Some movies are so bad, they’re funny. “What the Bleep Do We Know,” a pseudoscientific docudrama that purports to link quantum mechanics and consciousness, would be a riot if people didn’t take it so seriously.
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Re: "What the Bleep?"
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 11:15:12 PM »
The film "What the Bleep?" has been discussed a bit in the Hyde Forum, as at least two former students have been involved in some fashion.  One of them was and perhaps still is in some way involved with the film's public relations team. Another, his sister, uses material from the film in her comedy routines.  Both siblings were involved with the Ramtha cult. Perhaps still are.

The film is used extensively as a propaganda tool.  Most, if not all, of the key personnel are or were involved with the cult, a fact not made apparent in the marketing.

A number of the scientists quoted therein have complained that their comments, as aired in the film, were taken out of context from the original interviews.  One in particular has stated that his premise was, in fact, the opposite of how it is construed in the film.

Rick Ross has some interesting material on the Ramtha cult; much of it pertains to this film.  The so-called popularity of the film is almost entirely driven by devotees of the cult, who bombard film critics with info and flood a myriad of advertising milieu's, especially in the form of comments left for reviews, articles, etc., whenever and wherever the film is scheduled to be screened.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 05:39:56 PM »
A lot of WWASP parents are pushing this book, right up there with Oprah.

If Oprah said it was good, then it must be.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 05:56:38 PM »
So essentially what sort of bullshit does it attempt to convey?
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 07:55:37 PM »
Well lets see, ahhhhh, buy the movie/book.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 10:48:40 PM »
Well let's see, ahhhh, eat shit.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007, 01:07:13 PM »
Are you offering?
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2007, 09:33:18 AM »
So essentially what sort of bullshit does it attempt to convey? :P
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007, 10:52:39 PM »
Quote from: ""Froderik""
So essentially what sort of bullshit does it attempt to convey? :P



The idea that smoking crack is bad for you.  It's not, it's really kind of fun, as long as you don't overdo it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2007, 12:13:32 PM »
So what's the deal with this thing anyway?

Is it like Dianetics or something?
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2007, 08:47:45 PM »
The Secret is about the laws of attraction. Basically you are what you attract. If you send out posotive, happy vibes they are returned to you. I was given the DVD and linked up to the website but have yet to watch it. I fille dout some card and am supposed to re-evaluate it again after I watch the flik. I'll let ya know. If it works and I become richer than whoever is the richest person around these here days I will throw a HUDGE par-tay for us former Elan-ites. And other cool folk too.
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 12:02:24 AM »
Quote from: ""Froderik""
So what's the deal with this thing anyway?

Is it like Dianetics or something?

I can't vouch for what 'The Secret' is about, but 'What the Blimp' is essentially one long sophomoric commercial for the Ramtha cult in Washington state. Basically a lot of narcissistic New Age philosophy mixed in with some scientific jargon for the oomph aspect, but utterly lacking in scientific merit cuz these people don't know what the fuck they're talking about. Try Lifespring spouted by Marlee Matlin mixed in with some animation and a soundtrack and no plot and a woman with a baritone voice who may or may not age well. I guess the burgundy red robe can only do so much when you're 35,000 years old. Targets people with no scientific background and gullible wanna feel goods.

I would thumb my nose, but I'm too busy reaming boogers out and smearing them on Ramtha's webpage.

J/K  :seg:
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2007, 08:03:18 AM »
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'What the Blimp'

That's "What the Bleep," right? :rofl:
Funny post, btw.
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WHAT SECRET
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007, 08:37:48 AM »
So essentially what sort of bullshit does it attempt to convey?

"POSITIVE THINKING SCIENTOLOGY STUFF,"
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007, 08:43:02 AM »
Quote from: java.gurl
The Secret is about the laws of attraction. Basically you are what you attract. If you send out posotive, happy vibes they are returned to you. I was given the DVD and linked up to the website but have yet to watch it. I fille dout some card and am supposed to re-evaluate it again after I watch the flik. I'll let ya know. If it works and I become richer than whoever is the richest person around these here days I will throw a HUDGE par-tay for us former Elan-ites. And other cool folk too.

THAT IS A VERY PERSICE DESCRITION !

RIGHT-ON U FAIRY. LOL
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