Before heading out to the PNW version of Palm Springs, a brief idea and a few quotes.
The Idea – Hosted the analysts again, it is nice to get repeat customers ask for you. Boss takes notice. During the second annual fire water and fire get together, we were discussing bigfootery, how one needs a scorecard to keep all the personalities straight and to try to keep up with the latest alliance, falling out or cultation. Her suggestion was a relationship tree, something they use all the time. It is a graphical approach to mapping people and the interrelationships. We were keen on the idea until we started to reflect upon the Facebook explosion and how dynamic the relationships are. You would literally need software and have to spend time on it nearly every day to fully map the relationships. We also realized that as we found the hubs, many would be quite pleased they yield such influence and power. Perhaps in the future, but that is doubtful as the following quotes sum up our opinion of bigfootery at this moment. Enough said, some will get it, some will get some of it, many will have it fly right past them, dat’s bigfootery.
“The Bigfootery Index (BI) is a function of Facebook groups and members cubed times the number of bigfoot shows on TV. The BI has reached critical mass, there is no shutting that sucker down now. “
BFE Founder and Chief Muck Stirrer
“That was the trouble with the supernatural, Vimbai thought–you didn’t know what laws ruled it, and what was a coincidence and what was a sign and what was weird and what wasn’t. It was like a whodunit, only the clues refused to be arranged into any sort of hierarchy or a straight narrative, and most of the time it wasn’t even clear if they indeed were clues; a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces were blank.”
“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
John F. Kennedy
“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also at you.”