Thursday, February 8, 2018

David Bowie and Nicola Tesla – Two Different Types of Genius


I’ve made no secret of being a music geek. Few may know I also have a strong appreciation for the sciences, even if my intellectual strong suits never fit a scientific career. Deep sea, forensics, and outer space in particular fascinate me.

In the nineties I made a point of viewing every space shuttle launch possible. In more recent times I ate up footage of the space jump and have watched our recording more than once since.

Yesterday when SpaceX test launched their Falcon Heavy rocket, I rushed to the television with dripping hair after almost forgetting to put on anti-perspirant. You see, I’d gotten distracted writing and showered later than intended.

Anyway, I enjoyed every minute. Those reusable rocket boosters touching down like a pair of ballet dancers took my breath away.

And I liked the homages: music by David Bowie (“Life on Mars?” !!), referencing “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (a sign saying ‘Don’t Panic’ inside the car cracked me up), and classic movie “Heavy Metal” (the Tesla mimicking the Corvette’s pose from the opening sequence complete with space suit – brilliant). Then I found the following on Facebook…

SO and I Nearly Stroked Out
Have you seen “The Prestige” with David Bowie portraying the scientist?

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12 comments:

  1. Nope...not seen that! Too funny. Although I love David Bowie music! And like I said on FB yesterday, if there was a need for the owner of that Tesla to get rid of that car than he could have contacted me! I would have taken it right off his hands in a NY minute!!!! The only issues I have with Tesla is that you have to charge it. I on the other hand drive a Prius that does not require plugging it up to charge!!

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    1. Hahahaha... I did not know that about the Prius. We have a Volt and bought a high tech charger. I still adore the car, though.

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  2. I've not seen it either.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. It's a good movie. ~grin~ Thanks for the kind words!

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  3. I have not seen it as well.

    Have a great day!

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    1. Interesting. But I'm glad to have found you!

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  4. I have not seen that. I do think the reusable rocket boosters are amazing.

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    1. Again no love for the movie? ~grin~ I agree about the boosters.

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  5. I was just on Twitter, and someone had posted that meme saying that it wasn't getting enough attention. Funny.

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    1. That's awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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    2. Oh, YES I have seen Bowie as Tesla! He was wonderful. I loved the movie, watch it now and again. Each time I closely watch the ending to see if my opinion has changed! SPOILER ahead... I mean are those bubbles? Is he alive? My favorite actors in one movie, Bowie, Caine, Jackman, and my daughter's favorite eye candy (Bale!).

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    3. Fabulous, Lisa! You made my night. Be well!

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