Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians is a 1964 science fiction film.

Directed by: Nicholas Webster, Produced by: Paul L. Jacobson, Joseph E. Levine, Arnold Leeds. Written by: Paul L. Jacobson, Glenville Mareth. Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Leila Martin, Charles Renn.

Music by: Milton DeLugg, Cinematography: David L. Quaid, Editing by: William Henry. Distributed by: Embassy Pictures Corporation. Release date(s): November 14, 1964. Running time: 81 min. Country: USA. Language: English. Budget: $200,000 (estimated).

The people of Mars are worried that their children are watching too much Earth television from station KID-TV including an interview with Santa Claus in his workshop at the North Pole.

Consulting 800-year old Martian sage Chochem (Yiddish for "genius"), they are advised that the children of Mars are growing distracted due to the society's overly rigid structure. From infancy their education is fed into their brains through machines and they are not allowed individuality or freedom of thought.

Chochem notes that he had seen this coming for centuries, and says the only way to help the children is to allow them their freedom and be allowed to have fun. To do this, they need a Santa Claus figure, like on Earth. The Martian leaders decide to abduct Santa Claus from Earth and bring him to Mars. As the Martians can't distinguish between all the fakes Santas, they kidnapped two children to find the real one.

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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

This movie is part of the collection: Sci-Fi / Horror
Producer: Paul L. Jacobson
Production Company: Jalor Productions
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Christmas, SciFi, Santa Claus
Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2-Hour Radio Interview on Serious Wonder

Penney Peirce spoke with host Gray Scott, host of Serious Wonder Radio, for 2 hours about Frequency and all sorts of fascinating topics. You can listen to Episdode 16 at The website is cool, too!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dry (Christmas) Tree vs. High Moisture Tree Fire

The U.S. Fire Administration partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Building and Fire Research Laboratory to illustrate on video the dramatic affects of fire when it ignites a maintained (wet) cut Christmas tree and a dry tree.

Maintained (Wet) Tree: Ignition occurs at 0 seconds; fire at ignition point on tree continues to burn but does not spread at 30 seconds; fire at ignition point on tree continues to burn but does not spread at 1 minute; fire at ignition point on tree did not spread, flames self-extinguish, and tree (trunk, branches, and needles) is fully intact at 1 minute and 30 seconds (end of video).

Dry Tree: Ignition occurs at 0 seconds; other tree branches become involved at 5 seconds; most of the tree is burning at 15 seconds; tree is fully engulfed in flames at 30 seconds; only the tree trunk and portions of some of the larger branches are intact after all the needles have burned away at 1 minute and 30 seconds (end of video).

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This movie is part of the collection: Community Video
Producer: FEMA
Audio/Visual: silent
Keywords: Christmas Tree; fire
Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cluetrain Manifesto: Part 3

  1. What's happening to markets is also happening among employees. A metaphysical construct called "The Company" is the only thing standing between the two.

  2. Corporations do not speak in the same voice as these new networked conversations. To their intended online audiences, companies sound hollow, flat, literally inhuman.

  3. In just a few more years, the current homogenized "voice" of business—the sound of mission statements and brochures—will seem as contrived and artificial as the language of the 18th century French court.

  4. Already, companies that speak in the language of the pitch, the dog-and-pony show, are no longer speaking to anyone.

  5. Companies that assume online markets are the same markets that used to watch their ads on television are kidding themselves.

  6. Companies that don't realize their markets are now networked person-to-person, getting smarter as a result and deeply joined in conversation are missing their best opportunity.
So many of the Cluetrain points speak directly to so many of the stages of the transformation process that I outlined in Frequency. As the world's vibration speeds up, old systems that don't change, that stubbornly fight "ego-death"—like corporations—will fail.

The November 11:11 Magazine

Radio Host and spiritual leader, Simran Singh, produces an exquisite print magazine called 11:11—A Magazine Devoted to the Journey of the Soul. The newest issue for November/December has the theme of SELF-CARE ARTISAN and features an article on Penney and Frequency. It also features articles about Jack Canfield, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Iyanla Vanzant.

Seizures and Frequency

I was contacted recently by a woman whose son had just experienced a seizure, quite unexpectedly, at work. She said, "I know he has been under a lot of stress in all areas of his life—health, relationships, his job is ending soon and he has to move. That may be the cause but I was wondering if you had any insight about seizures and frequency?"

Here's what I came up with; perhaps it may be food for thought for others. . .

It's an interesting question. As I put my attention on it, I get that seizures are often the body trying to adjust itself to a higher frequency or a smoother flow of energy through certain pathways that may need to be opened for the evolution to proceed. Like part of a recircuiting process. If there are blockages, which could be various beliefs, habits of awareness, electrochemical imbalances due to locked in emotional habits, or possibly even too much buildup of "artificial" energies like efts, static of some sort. . .then I sense that the body tries to shudder to throw that off, to shift the pattern, to break old patterns, much like an energetic chiropractic adjustment.

I think being in nature can be a big help to neutralize too much artificial stimulation. Fasting to some degree might also help the system simplify for a little while. Perhaps things like acupuncture, tai chi, smooth and rhythmic movement of any sort (swimming) especially that involves diagonal connections of left and right and upper and lower body, as well as music and sound that can, through regular calm rhythms and continuous tones, smooth the perceptual pathways. . .these things may assist in the shifting of the brain and brain-body pathways.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Great Audio Series on the History of the Brain!

BBC Radio 4 has a variety of extremely well-done (with professional actors) podcast "mini-series." You might want to check out the first 7 episodes (out of 10), 15 minutes each, of the one in progress now—a fascinating and witty series by Dr. Geoff Bunn on THE HISTORY OF THE BRAIN.

1. A Hole in the Head
2. The Blood of the Gladiators
3. The Origin of Common Sense
4. Spirits in the Material World
5. The Spark of Being
6. The Beast Within
7. Mind the Gap

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Veterans Day Tuning Bagpipes

Veterans Day Tuning Bagpipes Windows Media 22.1 MB Veterans Day Tuning Bagpipes h.264 20.5 MB Veterans Day Tuning Bagpipes Ogg Video 15.4 MB which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGV format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia. animated gif, 7 frames 126.1 KB

November 11, 2011 the 92st Anniversary of The New York City Veterans Day Parade. The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest, since November 11, 1919 and largest of its kind in the nation.

The theme this year, “Never Forget” is a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Over 20,000 participants marched this year alongside 3,000 active-duty servicemen and women. Five Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, including Marine Corps veteran Dakota Meyer and 94-year-old Nicholas Oresko, the nation’s oldest living honoree marched.

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This movie is part of the collection: Community Video
Producer: Sookietex
Audio / Visual: sound
Keywords: Veterans Day Parade; Veterans Day; Parade; Veterans
Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


  1. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.

  2. Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy.

  3. In both internetworked markets and among intranetworked employees, people are speaking to each other in a powerful new way.

  4. These networked conversations are enabling powerful new forms of social organization and knowledge exchange to emerge.

  5. As a result, markets are getting smarter, more informed, more organized. Participation in a networked market changes people fundamentally.

  6. People in networked markets have figured out that they get far better information and support from one another than from vendors. So much for corporate rhetoric about adding value to commoditized products.

  7. There are no secrets. The networked market knows more than companies do about their own products. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Demonstrators protest in Central Park, New York City march to UN building

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Universal City Studios gifted Universal Newsreel to the American people, put the newsreels into the public domain, and gave film materials to the National Archives in 1976. Surviving materials from the entire collection are available at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland.

Demonstrators protest in Central Park, New York City march to UN building.

Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in Rome in night demonstration near US embassy, water jets used (partial newsreel)

Draft Card Burning Here

IMAGE: Draft Card Burning Here
This movie is part of the collection: Universal Newsreels
Production Company: Universal Studios
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: Demonstrators, protest, Central Park, New York City
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Part 1: The Cluetrain Manifesto

Networked markets are beginning to self-organize faster than the companies that have traditionally served them. Thanks to the web, markets are becoming better informed, smarter, and more demanding of qualities missing from most business organizations.

Markets are conversations.

Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors.

Conversations among human beings sound human. They are conducted in a human voice.

Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived.

People recognize each other as such from the sound of this voice.

The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.