Part 04 (Winter 2015-2016)

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Past Bigfoot

Thanks to handy GoogleEarth historic imagery, we can determine that Bigfoot and accompanying Bigfeet Swamp were born sometime between April 7, 1994…

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… and April 5, 1998. One of the cool things about this 1st known historic image of Bigfoot is that you can clearly see its 4 traversing roads, or — from west to east — Blue, Green, Yellow, and then Red surrounding the swamp (more commonly referred to in this blog as the Swamp Road).

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The next decade and a 1/2 saw steady growth in Bigfoot’s defining small pine forest, which slowly but surely masked its roads from clear aerial detection.

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By 2015, the Haze County High School had been gone for 5 years. An apartment complex had arisen across Leola Creek, actually allowing easier access. The pine trees stood tall against the wind. Bigfoot was about to become a happening place!

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bb:

We’re here this morning with Billy J. Thornberry, star of the Bigfoot toy happening. Billy, glad you could join us here on the Baker Bloch Blog.

Billy:

Thank you as well for having me. But, please, call me Wild. All my friends do.

bb:

Thanks, um, *Wild*. So tell me how you got roles in several toy happenings so far. I know there’s the one over in Sharieland where you made your first appearance. And then there’s the kind of unfinished one involving Whitehead Crossing. That’s a Gene Fade production, isn’t it?

Wild:

It was such a brief role I can’t remember who directed it. Wasn’t that Albino Turtle [filming that day]?

bb:

Well, I’ll just have to check. So let’s go back to Sharieland…

Wild:

Well, you know I’m a clone of course, in that I am an actor playing [cloned] roles. Many of my wild, wild friends, hehe, worried that I was actually killed by Hater the Cow during the production. But of course that was a stunt double… er, stunt dummy I should say there.

bb:

I think people were shocked that the cow picked you and you alone for the crushing. None of the other toy avatars in the happening seemed to even be touched or affected at all. Yet you were in pieces (!).

Wild:

My wife was too when she saw the film, briefly forgetting that I was sitting there by her side and holding her hand through it all. “Oh, there you are,” she said after the shock and looking around her again. We both had a good laugh out of that one.

bb:

Toys are easily copied, so the replica seemed very close to the original.

Wild:

Indeed. And toy avatars are sometimes easily fooled because our brians develop in different ways.

bb:

Brians?

Wild:

Yes. (pause) Oh, I meant brains, haha. See??

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[5 minute pause to adjust Wild’s brains]

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bb:

So we’re back after a seating adjustment, we’ll say.

Wild:

Say we. Umlaut swastika German memory boat wampum negative carrcass.

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[10 minute break to reboot Wild’s brains back to default settings]

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bb:

Okay, let’s give it another try. Brian, I mean, Wild… ready?

Wild:

Ready, yep. So my wife also played Nina Sauk in the new happening, which I’m very proud of and what I consider my finest role.

bb:

Where you played Taum Sauk of course. The accompanying action-adventure movie should be out by December, correct?

Wild:

Maybe. Hopefully. But I feel that is the role I was born to play. Taum Sauk, the iron smelting genius who founded Bigfoot and what was originally called Irons.

bb:

But we have [the name] Middle Game in the middle, between Irons and the finalized Bigfoot, after the influential survey of the swamp where it was found to be exactly 100 feet long. A big number of feet. Big feet Swamp.

Wild:

Other toy avatars moved in after Mina and I settled into our rustic cabin, later replaced by a nice brick house, the first in the village. But it turns out [the producer] decided to change all their names to Johnson. So we have Howard Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Andrew Johnson, and Lyndon Johnson, both Elder and Younger. Andrew and Lyndon were secret twins, and that will come out more in the movie.

bb:

Can’t wait. What else can you tell us about the early days of Bigfoot? Was Taum Sauk there even before the planting of the trees?

Wild:

No, of course not. That was the days of God and dinosaurs alone, who original made the roads; planted the plants. We came after all that was done. There were no humans before us.

bb:

Dinosaurs were in the Bigfoot toy happening. I suppose that’s a direct connection to its past, then.

Wild:

Sure. And they all lived off blue mushrooms and blue stuff in general. The Society of the Blue Ring. Those were the dinosaurs.

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Secret dinosaur society?

Wild:

Surely.

[to be continued]

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Afterfoot 02

[continued from]

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So we’re back with actor Billy “Wild” Thornberry talking about his latest and finest production, the Bigfoot Toy Happening, coming soon to a theatre near you.

Wild:

Let’s hope. So we have both the Blue and the Red Ring Society, Red being replaced by Blue. The dinosaurs were the *Red* society. Blue came later. I can at least say that but not much more.

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Who introduced the change?

Wild:

I can’t say too much more about it. Blue came from the outside. There was a red satchel destroyed and replaced by [a blue satchel], similar to the way my character Lazy Sideburns Man was obliterated during the Erath toy happening over in Sharieland, as you call it.

bb:

I have a feeling Taum Sauk introduced the blue ring.

Wild:

Mmmmmm. (with mouth closed)

bb:

But anyway, in present Bigfoot we have the blue ring and also possibly the blue mushroom in the center of the spool table, where Empty Promises now lives. You’ve known Tom Jones, the actor who plays that role, for a long time.

Wild:

Childhood friends, yeah. We grew up near Jonesborough, named after an ancestor of his, actually. He was a glass half empty kid who grew up and emptied the whole darn thing.

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Meaning he was a totally negative being.

Wild:

Not negative. Realistic. Down to Earth in 3d. Not prone at all to philosophizing.

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Yet he is our greatest philosopher.

Wild:

Bigfoot wasn’t founded on iron for no reason.

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Irony, yeah. I get it. I think.

Wild:

He can live off the blue mushroom all winter long. It will keep him going, warm his plastic bones. He can eat it, set it on fire, drink it, even sleep with it. But let’s not go there.

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No. The movie, named “Bigfoot the Movie”, will continue where the toy happening left off.

Wild:

It will be a harsh winter in Bigfoot yeah. But a twist will come early.

bb:

Come on, give us a couple more hints (!)

Wild:

Nope. Okay, one. Nah, better not. The Producer will get mad.

bb:

So let’s go back to the happening. What do you see as the connection between Taum Sauk and the early character you played in a happening: Lazy Sideburns Man?

Wild:

These are question we aren’t suppose to answer.

bb:

Give it a whirl.

Wild:

I’ll have to have my brians retuned.

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Wild:

Toy avatars don’t think like that. They see themselves, at best, as actors playing different roles. But they can’t philosophize about it. Tom Jones can because he is considered the Original Man of Bigfoot, a representation of something greater than me or even you, baker b. He remembers the wars between toys and virtual avatars that ended in The Wilderness. He recalls, through the ages, the first appearance of toys in Herman Park. “Why can’t toys appear anywhere except for Herman and sometimes Frank Park?” he asked. And so he set about to change that. He came early to Bigfoot. He worked with God and dinosaurs to change and mold the Erath for a specific reason. He knew the limits that Frank and Herman Park would tolerate about the toy happenings. There was a limit there. Bigfoot limit. And so establishing that as an Omega Point, he created a reflective Alpha Point. This is the Bigfoot we know now as a toy happening. The Omega was channeled back into the Alpha. Bigfoot sits about as near to civilization and Blue Mountain as possible. Rust Spot — isn’t that the name for it? — is furthest away. That’s where the *real* Bigfeet live, isn’t it baker b.? We know that much. We can say that much.

bb:

Wow, that’s a lot to say! Opens up a lot of possibilities. Let me save that and read it back.

[to be continued]

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Bigfoot Reference 01: Real Brian Head name origin

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/625000/Brian-Head-has-it-all-sans-crowds.html?pg=all

Dear Editor;

I think I understand what’s keeping people away. It’s the name. Brian HEAD? Who wants to visit the Head? Not me – unless I have to.

There are a lot of theories about the origin of the name, but that’s all they are. One theory has it that one of the rock formations is shaped like a head, but no one seems to know where the rock is. Cesar Munoz, the resident historian and lodge bellman – he came from L.A. 17 years ago to be a ski bum and just never got around to leaving – doesn’t buy that theory. Like others, he says the resort might have been named after Williams Jennings Bryan, a famous politician who made a career out of finishing second in presidential elections. Eventually, the y was changed to an i. Or, Munoz says Head could be a geological term, such as point or cape. Another theory: A member of John Wesley Powell’s expedition was named Bryan.

Whatever. I say change the name. How about Cedar Breaks Resort? By the way, what’s a Break?

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Bigfoot Reference 02: Happenings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happening

(I’ve highlight some stuff that might pertain to the recently completed Bigfoot Happening.)

A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Happenings occur anywhere and are often multi-disciplinary, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience. Key elements of happenings are planned but artists sometimes retain room for improvisation. This new media art aspect to happenings eliminates the boundary between the artwork and its viewer.

Allan Kaprow first coined the term “happening” in the spring of 1957 at an art picnic at George Segal’s farm to describe the art pieces that were going on.[1] The first appearance in print was in Kaprow’s famous “Legacy of Jackson Pollock” essay that was published in 1958 but primarily written in 1956. “Happening” also appeared in print in one issue of the Rutgers University undergraduate literary magazine, Anthologist.[2] The form was imitated and the term was adopted by artists across the U.S., Germany, and Japan. Jack Kerouac referred to Kaprow as “The Happenings man”, and an ad showing a woman floating in outer space declared, “I dreamt I was in a happening in my Maidenform brassiere”.

Happenings are difficult to describe, in part because each one is unique and completely different from one another. One definition comes from Wardrip-Fruin and Montfort in The New Media Reader, “The term ‘Happening’ has been used to describe many performances and events, organized by Allan Kaprow and others during the 1950s and 1960s, including a number of theatrical productions that were traditionally scripted and invited only limited audience interaction.“[3] Another definition is, “a purposefully composed form of theatre in which diverse alogical elements, including nonmatrixed performing, are organized in a compartmented structure”.[4] However, Canadian theatre critic and playwright Gary Botting, who himself had “constructed” several happenings, wrote in 1972: “Happenings abandoned the matrix of story and plot for the equally complex matrix of incident and event.“[5]

Kaprow was a student of John Cage, who had experimented with “musical happenings” at Black Mountain College as early as 1952.[6] Kaprow combined the theatrical and visual arts with discordant music. “His happenings incorporated the use of huge constructions or sculptures similar to those suggested by Artaud,” wrote Botting, who also compared them to the “impermanent art” of Dada. “A happening explores negative space in the same way Cage explored silence. It is a form of symbolism: actions concerned with ‘now’ or fantasies derived from life, or organized structures of events appealing to archetypal symbolic associations.”[7] A “Happening” of the same performance will have different outcomes because each performance depends on the action of the audience. In New York City especially, “Happenings” became quite popular even though many had neither seen nor experienced them.

Kaprow’s piece 18 Happenings in 6 Parts (1959) is commonly cited as the first happening, although that distinction is sometimes given to a 1952 performance of Theater Piece No. 1 at Black Mountain College by John Cage, one of Kaprow’s teachers in the mid-1950s.[12] Cage stood reading from a ladder, Charles Olson read from another ladder, Robert Rauschenberg showed some of his paintings and played wax cylinders of Édith Piaf on an Edison horn recorder, David Tudor performed on a prepared piano and Merce Cunningham danced.[13] All these things took place at the same time, among the audience rather than on a stage.

Digital media examples of Happenings could be as simple as artists creating a webpage about their issues or going on to blogs, forums and other networks that they could send mass art and information through.

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Bigfoot Reference 03: Bigfoot Wallace.

http://www.bigfoottx.com/page8.html

Bigfoot Wallace Museum

This cabin, the exact replica of Texas legend “Bigfoot” Wallace’s home, opened in 1954 as the result of local inventor and philanthropist Bunyan Balckwell’s many months of organizing and planning. Later, rooms were added to house the numerous items of interest donated by people from near and far, all interested in preserving the colorful heritage of Bigfoot Wallace’s adopted state.

William Alexander Anderson Wallace was born April 3, 1817, in Virginia. He came to Texas to avenge the death of relatives who were killed in battles for Texas’ independence from Mexico. By the time he arrived, Texas was already a republic. He stayed in his beloved adopted state and fought Indians, joined the famed Texas Rangers, and carried the mail for the Pony Express from San Antonio to El Paso.

Wallace was imprisoned in Mexico and took part in the famous Mier Expedition, where beans were drawn from a bucket to determine which prisoners would live or die. He fortunately “drew deep” and got a white bean, saving his life. The name “Bigfoot” originally belonged to a large Indian who stole livestock and many things from the settlers. A good friend of Wallace’s, William Fox, jokingly gave Wallace the name of “Bigfoot”, saying that when the Indian wasn’t around, Wallace — being a man of large stature– could easily take his place. The same story also goes that Fox was killed in a raid by the “bigfooted” Indian several years later.

Bigfoot Wallace never married. He died in the town of Bigfoot, named for him, in 1899 and was buried at Longview Cemetery. Later his remains were moved to the State Cemetery at Austin.

Next door to the museum is a replica of the building where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Inside are antique wagons, buggies and clothes from the past.

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Bigfoot Notes

Components of toy happenings so far…

1) Found regional objects (“junk”).

For Billfork (Spring 2012) and Lion’s Roar (Fall 2012) this came from sites of torn down houses and structures in Herman Park each. For Bigfoot, outside the protection of Frank and Herman Parks, the objects were found at the Plateau of Raw Art (site of old high school). Ruins are a key link. The smaller art event called Falmouth (Spring 2013) also contained some junk objects, most of which were old bottles. Same story there: came from nearby site of old house. Billfork and Lion’s Roar had a lot of bottles as well. Then there’s the basically unpotentialized Whitehead Crossing with its 55 or so bottles laying around in a pile.

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And *then* there’s Rust Spot with its cache of metal stuff. 😮

2) Marble Race Track

The first marble race tracks of happenings set up in Billfork and Lion’s Roar were linear, with the end separate and unrelated, let’s say, from the beginning. For Bigfoot, end loops back into beginning potentially, or they are directly up and down from each other at least. This mimics the idea of Opus 19, where the bottom of the track is directly below the top. If you had some kind of pulley system, the race could potentially be made perpetual.

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The marble race in Bigfoot was somewhat bigger than in Billfork and Lion’s Roar as well. All use 0-27 gauge model railroad track, of which I have probably 70-80 pieces by now.

3) Toy avatars

Billfork had no toy avatars except for the marbles (which count, despite the opinions of the Mmmmmmm’s). Lion’s Roar contained a couple, or at least I especially remember order barking Sue. The Sharieland art event (Fall 2013) excels here, with a good number of toy avatars involved in building and maintaining a central road through the rocks and sand of Erath on Earth Creek at Heart Lake. Sharieland is also where Billy J. Thornberry made his first appearance in a toy happening in the role of Lazy Sideburns Man, famously destroyed by Hater the Cow there. Of course he later reappears in Bigfoot as iron smelter Taum Sauk and also, briefly, as LSB’s twin brother Daisy at Whitehead Crossing, deemed The Leader (Spring 2014: 1 2).

Toy avatars appear quite early in my blogging experiences, way back in 2008 at TILE Creek, which can count as the first toy avatar happening. But there it was pure toys, with no junk and marble track (except for a couple of rustmobiles, i.e. old tin cans). I suppose we can call it the Jonesborough Happening. Nothing really has gone on there since then.

I keep stockpiling toys, which can be found very cheaply at flea markets and such.

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You have to have a right combination of the above 3 to make a true art happening in my opinion. And that’s what occurred at Bigfoot.

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Bigfoot Thoughts

Then of course there are the Mossmen…

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… and Mmmmmmm’s, the original toy avatars I suppose you could call them. Both first appeared in the Jonesborough Toy Happening of 2008, the base event for the whole toy avatar phenomenon.

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Hucka D.:

The Mmmmmmm’s came from Mythos, specifically Edwardston. You’ve figured that out, haven’t you?

bb:

Maybe. So it’s backwards from what Grassy wanted to do: fly the First Goodmobile (Firstmobile) to Edwardston and Mythos. The [Firstmobile] actually *comes* from Edwardston. Makes sense.

Hucka D.:

Sense it makes. They are the last living toy avatars in Mythos, after everyone else is gone, let’s say. But maybe they really come from Whitehead Crossing and its own Edwardston and Green Turtle and such. It remains a maze[ of meaning].

bb:

I haven’t figured out exactly what Whitehead Crossing is. I’ve been so focused on Blue Mountain and Bigfoot and Rediscovery this summer and, so far, fall.

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Hucka D.:

It will all even out.

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So Hucka D. had to buzz off to unknown destinations. Mentioned something about Burger King at Point-0, actually. Back to explaining Mossmen. So the purchasing of the first mossman, or the only mossman I still have, follows the pattern of other toy avatars such as Billy J. Thornberry (Billy Bob or B. Thornberry now?), because it cost me a dollar or less. The purchase took place about 25 years back at a Big Lots in this case, and I recall there was a whole wall of mossmen for sale. Shame I didn’t buy more at the time. Thus the source of the expression “there’s a big lot of ’em” sometimes spoken in my blogs concerning the creatures.

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Hucka D. is morse coding me from Burger King now. We have more information on the actor who’s slowly but surely becoming as much a star as mmmmmm Grassy Noll and mossman Gene Fade before him. Toy avatar thespian Billy *Bob* Thornberry hails from Henrietta, Texas, with a brother or father named Charlie who runs — hold on — a company called Zigzag, which is a, um, buyer of peanuts? No: pumpkins. Pumpkins or peanuts — maybe pumpkin seeds. Hucka D. remains unsure.*

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And a brother or son named Dean who sometimes dresses up as Jolly old St. Nick on Labor Day and as a, er, turkey — *not* a pumpkin, Hucka D. is reinforcing — on Halloween. Interesting.

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Located further away are cousins Joy, Shannon, and Jimbob, with the latter some kind of softball oddball twin to Billy Bob and who once played 4th base for the Montreal Penguins womens’ oddball softball team. I think that means he was the catcher.

Then there was mother/sister/daughter Henrietta whose story will have to wait. End transmission.

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Jimbob caught pretending to be second cousin Dean robbing the Thornberry’s house on Labor Day.

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* In checking the region of Charlie, Texas, there is a large *pecan* farm (and Wicked Andy’s Insane Acres Haunted House!). Maybe that’s what Hucka D. was trying to interpret.

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Zooming further out in GoogleEarth, we get this interesting moire effect from the bordering, square shaped plot. More signals?

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Additional interesting sites from GoogleEarth in Charlie:

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http://www.earthimmigrant.net/minipeter/meet.html

http://www.earthimmigrant.net/minipeter/adventures/minimozo.html

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Bigfoot Rivals

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Simpsons to the rescue!

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The wife and I visited the local Dollar Tree tonight. 4 out of 5 Simpsons purchased (minus Marge — soon!), and also what appears to be the arch-nemesis of Taum Sauk in the continuation of the Bigfoot art/toy/junk happening (“Afterfoot”?).

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a good guy?: batteries-not-included (bni)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Missouri_Lead_District

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Bill Bixby as Hulk

Boss MO (= Boss Moss!):

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4.23 miles from both Buick and Bixby in neighboring Iron County. Not chance.

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Red Point, MO in approximate center of 3B Triangle (Boss-Bixby-Buick). Reinforced by color *green*.

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“Bossmo”

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Good

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See below for more on Foote. It’s already come up here in terms of the Mississippi location. LINK Foote also resonates with the name Bigfoot, as in “bigfooted” Actually there’s an earlier mention of Foote, MS here, and in that particular post a Foot in White Co, TN is discussed.

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Goodland, Goodwater, Boss-Bixby-Buick

http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_iron.html

Place name: Foote
Description: A post office from 1888-1902, near East End. Named for E.L. Foote, superintendant of the Sligo Furnace Company. It was the site of the first white ware pottery in Missouri and one of the earliest in the Mississippi Valley. Known as the Pool pottery, it was operated by potters from England. It had long since been obliterated, according to Wheeler, writing in 1896. (Postal Guide; Wheeler (1896) 178; W.H. Copeland)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

Place name: East End
Description: At the eastern end of the Sligo and Eastern Railroad; hence the name. The railroad is no longer there. (E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

Place name: Good Water
Description: A post office since 1876 in Dent Township. Named from its good spring. (Postal Guide; Campbell’s ATLAS (1873); Campbell’s GAZETTEER (1874) 262; E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

Place name: Goodland
Description: A post office since 1886 in Dent Township. Named from the good land in the vicinity. (Postal Guide; E.E. Brand; B.F. Crocker; O.A. Crocker)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

And one more…

Place name: Clones
Description: A post office from 1888-1892. Nothing could be learned about the origin of the name. (Postal Guide)
Source: Zimmer, Gertrude M. “Place Names Of Five Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1944.

https://bakerbloch.com/2015/10/27/afterfoot-01/

Wild [Billy J. Thornberry]:

Well, you know I’m a clone of course, in that I am an actor playing [cloned] roles. Many of my wild, wild friends, hehe, worried that I was actually killed by Hater the Cow during the production. But of course that was a stunt double… er, stunt dummy I should say there.

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Clone/sv (all)

http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_reynolds.html

Place name: Clones
Description: A post office from 1893-1908 serving a sawmill camp in the northwestern part of Carroll Township; presumably a personal name.
Source: Hamlett, Mayme L. “Place Names Of Six Southeast Counties Of Missouri.” M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1938.

So Reynolds County has its own Clones, which could be the same as the one in Iron County just north of it? Who can tell sometimes with clones.

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11/1-2/15 Photos 01

The first pic in this post comes from Supersity over in Frank Park. There were a number of posts about this imaginary city-fort composed early on in the Frank and Herman Einstein blog, all from November and December 2012 as I’m now checking. Curious it hasn’t been mentioned here again since then. But anyway, now the 2 sets of rocks have a house polluting their top: no more possible Supersity re-creations or revelations. Compare with this earlier photo here. All we have are the legends of the place. The Sacred Hoop art work once adorning the top was a special site indeed.

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We now move back to the general Bigfoot area with shots coming from a ridge separating Bigfoot from Rediscovery. Today I found an easier way to the top from the main path into Bigfoot. Excellent! It’s a short but still tough climb of about 150 feet. I found this baseball on the ridge. Due to its height, I believe the only way it could have gotten up here is if someone brought it. Although there’s an old baseball field below, one would have to had been a Herman Munster to knock it this far. So there’s clear evidence of human involvement with the ridge in the past. But I’m not sure anyone comes up here any longer.

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Lots of nice rocks on the other side of the ridge from the old high school…

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…with 2 of the biggest, if not the biggest, being one I call Razor’s Edge which we see the sharp namesake top of below…

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… and another I call Flattop, which, in contrast to Razor’s Edge, has a nice flat top where one can sit and enjoy the view of the surrounding woods. Flattop is probably the most dramatic looking rock in the region, and is especially impressive coming up to it from below.

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Flattop’s flat top in autumn leaves.

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I was also very pleased this day of hiking to learn how close Flattop is to the lower end of the ridge: proximity of two flat places, as it were.

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Ridge’s End, as I’ll call it, contains some interesting looking trees and plants…

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… perhaps centered by these 4 (locusts? persimmons?) with moss covered bottoms.

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Another interesting looking twinned tree of the area with a u shaped connection.

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A Ridge’s Edge pine tree’s branches spread horizontally in several directions.

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The 4 central trees again from the “front”.

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Moving back down to Flattop, which lies only about 20-30 feet below the top. It’s definitely a part of the same complex. Site of yet another toy happening in the future?? Could be.

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Flattop view:

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Taum Sauk’s cousin Railingston, his faithful dog Rrrrr, and his two ninja bodyguards occupy the top with me.

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Oh, and of course his precious railing is there as well. I see it as kind of like Linus’ blanket to him. He sits on it, looks out at the marvelous view, and sucks his thumb.

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Polly Beach

Rat Island, SC near Folly Molly Polly Beach and Charleston. Present centerpoint of budding, new mythology, bourne in the midst of unprecedented winter heat. This is where I hiked Sunday. This is where I doddled. Sand dunes.

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Pirate Bluebeard Bluebird involved. Blackbird Rook Crow involved. We will see.

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Other Rat Islands…

New York:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Island,_New_York

Alaska:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawadax_Island

I was just reading about the latter the same morning I found the name Rat I., SC, through researching earthquakes in connection with fracking. Rat. I., Alaska is site of one of the largest earthquakes in US history. Charleston, SC is the location of the largest US earthquake east of the Mississippi River in the last 200 years.

Triangle, thus:

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Whitehead Crossing, 12/31/15 01

The first shot comes not from Whitehead Crossing but Ashville, where I hiked around about 2 weeks ago. I won’t say exactly where — oh yes, I do have a fake name for the hill I trekked up and down. It’s called Hemp Hill, a potential center for an Ashville mythology. I’ll have more on this knob soon enough; just didn’t want to lose track of the particular photo of it below in the meantime. More on Ashville in this blog here. And I haven’t written about it in so long I forgot *its* true fake name, which is Middletown. Maybe a talk with Carrcassonnee about Middletown is in order. I seemed to have summarized my interactions with it through the Embarras collage series of Jan/Feb *last* year (can’t believe it’s 2016 already!), which contains many images from that city.

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Back to Whitehead Crossing, which I visited both Thursday (12/31) and Friday (1/1) for several hours apiece. And I might even return today and Sun. Of course, this particular area is heavily documented in both the present blog and the old Baker Blinker Blog, starting back in 2010 when I first explored it in general. There is little in the present pictures that hasn’t been documented before in terms of just photographing objects. But it seems when I go back I see things from a different angle, or, better, things *change*, almost of their own volition.

The first photo comes from the Korean Channel just south of Whitehead Crossing proper, depicting some bulbous weeds I thought interesting.

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Then we move to the two giant, dead hemlock trees that mark a sort of gateway into the area, acting like Boaz and Jachin pillars in their dark and light coloring respectively, and positioned on opposite sides of The Crossing’s central Green Stream. This would be in the middle of about a 100 foot straight run of the stream I call, simply enough, The Straightway, which traditionally begins and ends with two islands (Rocky I. and Cresent I.). I say “traditionally” here because the composition, shape, and even locations of the islands can change over time.

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The depression below Crocodile Rock is filled with water. It’s rained quite heavily in Blue Mountain at times during the past week. But often when I visit Whitehead Crossing, it’s dry around this rock.

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Another shot of the dark and light hemlock trees surrounding Green Stream.

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The Welcome Matt stone, which acts as a set with Crocodile Rock, along with another stone bordering Green Stream called Eagle Rock (I think). All 3 are about equal in terms of surface size, and also lie on the same general line approximately equidistant from each other. I’ll have to remember to take a measuring tape out there sometime to find exact distances.

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We step up from Welcome Matt, and what’s called Matland in general at the top of the Korean Channel, to revisit Whitehead Crossing’s stick teepee next, something built by the hands of unknown others just this past June. I don’t think the structure been used for much of anything since it was constructed, and certainly it was never weatherproofed. I initially feared that someone, perhaps a student at the local collage, would simply move in the teepee for the summer and perhaps longer. But it never happened, and now we just have a useless shell of a thing. I’ve even contemplated knocking the teepee down, but that might bring some kind of bad karma. You have to be careful about altering the nature of the area. The *builders* of the teepee might have “sinned”, but I didn’t want to compound their errors by making judgements of my own.

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Second Life’s Spongeberg Resident, crazily enough, claims to have lived in this teepee for a period of time as well. In fact, I think he might still believe he stays there. Is it true? Again I’ll have to ask Carrcassonnee the next time we speak, perhaps later on tonight. She’s back from her trip to Nautilus City, as I understand.

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If Spongeberg in fact lives there, this would be his view across Matland from just outside the teepee. The 3 rocks mentioned before are basically in line with each other in this view, with Welcome Matt at the bottom of the photo, Crocodile Rock beneath the small, dead hemlock near the picture’s center, and Eagle Rock unseen beneath a stream bank in the background. I suppose this could be called Three Rock Line or The Line of Three Rocks, then.

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Stepping up from Matland and Welcome Matt into the teepee and Whitehead Crossing proper would symbolically be very similar to Elton John stepping up into the yellow brick road on the cover of his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album.

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Whitehead Crossing, 12/31/15 02

The Korean Channel’s dark and light dead hemlock trees again.

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The light one is shorter than the dark one. But still, such obvious pillars!*

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The banks of Whitehead Creek as it passes through the meat of The Crossing.

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What I call the 4 Sticks area of WH Crossing, the center of things seemingly. I have, however, cancelled any possibility of a toy happening here. More on that new development shortly. This picture specifically shows a woods phenomenon I’ve named the Pendulum Stick, which I discuss more in this older post. LINK I’m amazed it stayed put through the windy winter months.

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This day I also decided to “pocket” my Pocket Rock, a foreign input into The Crossing, and take it back home with me. Until now, I saw this as a possible center of centers. No longer. A white stain had formed on the rock, which I think is not bird poo, as the viewer of the photo may assume, but pine resin from the tree it lay under. That pine needle is really glued to the rock by it. I thought this more woodsy art by The Others, and a sign I should remove the stone from WH Crossing. I won’t go into details except to say that I seemed to be directed — to put a word on it — to insert the object into my similarly sized Starbucks coffee cup and take it out of the vicinity. WH Crossing, I’m realizing more and more, is a sacred space and it is not my position to impose on it with “foreign” art. I’ll obviously go more into that idea later, but here just reinforce that Pocket Rock is gone, and that the toys we see, for example, here LINK, will not return. And no marble race will come to The Crossing. Or junk. All the things that made the Bigfoot art happening on the edge of the Blue Mountain Urban Landscape so successful this past fall.

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White resin merges with white snow depicted on the cup.

Looking up Whitehead Stream toward the Cliffs of Dundee and Big Log, one of those classic Crossing shots. At one time in the past, little Winnie the Pooh rolled his honey cart across this log but was rejected from entering 4 Sticks by Old Zoso himself. The story is summarized in collage 43.5 of the Falmouth series.

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Seal Stone, the capping rock of the Grey Seal formation, of course.

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And now something new: the elevation of smaller, newly dubbed Owl Rock found at the base of Grey Rock/Grey Seal to WH Crossing weirdo status. In the below photo, you can only see an edge of the rock projecting from the bottom. The focus here is instead on a stick *wedged* into Grey Rock in a mossy area. This is unusual. This is unnatural, I believe. The stick was placed there to mark the importance of Owl Rock, I feel, which it passes directly over. I’m not going to mince my words as much any longer. Notice also, in this shot, lichen on Grey Rock above the wedged stick that appears somewhat like an eye, or maybe a bullseye.

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And here is Owl Rock itself below the wedged stick, illuminated by a flash from my camera. The important thing to notice here is the center. To me, an image pretty clearly emerges from it which I will call the Owl Man. A closer look at it can be found in the Owl Rock post just above, along with the closest online lookalike I could find, from Mike Clelland’s Hidden Experience blog. Then in researching his blog a bit more later on, found out he had just published *a book on Owl coincidences*. Hmmm. I soon detected several blocks of information merging here at this stone and its perceived, queer center.

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Moss on Grey Rock further north. No oddities here to report — just a nice image.

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Grey Seal with Grey Rock and topping or capping Seal Stone. Owl Rock is behind the larger tree closest to Grey Rock.

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The Green Turtle formation, known about for a number of years now LINK. Another classic Crossing oddity.

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Head of Little Whitehead stream. It’s unusual to find the source of the stream so far up; as I’ve stated before, it’s rained quite heavily at times lately in Blue Mountain.

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Looking down the length of Little Whitehead from near its source.

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Green Turtle again. So green!

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Moving above the formation, it starts looking more like a parrot than a turtle.

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In the same rock grouping is found what *might* be Edward’s Stone, and featured in another Falmouth collage (Falmouth 56).

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Whitehead Brook tumbling on the opposite side of the Emerald Ridge from Little Whitehead.

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Owl Rock

More story here.

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Whitehead Crossing, 01/01/16

I returned to Whitehead Crossing on Fri., following up on a visit the previous day already chronicled in this blog. I began to look anew at *everything* in the area. For example, is there something odd, or “beyond the natural”, about this cluster of tree trunks tucked in a western corner of the area? It’s a strange looking tangle.

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And what about this grouping of ribbed, low rocks nearby? Both of these border what I’ve called Rock’s Meadow before, named after the toy avatar that stars in Gene Fade’s projected movie “Fade to Moss” (When will it come out? *When* will it come out?!). Rock Meadows, the avatar in question, supposedly found a slipper belonging to his creator Sinclair The Maker next to these rocks. Also, as I’m recalling, these are called Rock’s Rocks, which makes them redundant.

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Rock’s Grave, another possibly unordinary object in The Crossing. Add it to the list. The odd thing is that it almost appears to float, since it is much narrower at ground level than at the top.

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Dead, red tree also at the edge of Rock’s Meadow. Appears to have a precisely rectangular chuck of it removed from this angle. But who did the removing? Nature? Let’s hope so.

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I was thinking about how one could call some of the queer things I’d already encountered this day in Whitehead X-ing “unnatural art” (and I was only at the western edge!) when I turned around in my tracks and saw this. When I thought about it more it became quite scary. This could be art, but perhaps not in a healthy way. But since humans obviously broke many branches to construct a stupid teepee this past summer in The Crossing, this could be their doings. Stupid humans.

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Another odd thing projecting from the ground — a flat piece of tree bark (front of dark tree). I tested it and found the bark to be firmly in the ground. Did someone *shove* it in, then. Again humans could be responsible. But also maybe not. It’s becoming more and more difficult to tell in oddity laden Whitehead Crossing.

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Projecting object from the side, along with neighboring Directional Rock.

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Is there something peculiar about these sprouts growing from a tree bordering Whitehead Brook? Probably not, but…

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Closeup of Edward’s Stone situated above Little Whitehead.

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Head of Little Whitehead, or its source, at least for today. I’ve never seen the stream come up this far, and, again, it’s rained heavily at times in Blue Mountain the past couple of weeks. No real mystery there. But check out the water line of the pool making up this source. Are you having a bit of trouble telling where the water ends and the air begins from this angle? If you’re confused, notice that the twig bending along the wall of the pool marks the exact line of this transition. Another freak’n optical illusion.

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Tree bordering the Comtemplation Loop. Interesting roots.

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I believe these plants might have sprouted due to the extremely warm winter weather we’ve been experiencing. Destined to die soon, poor little things.

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And then another shot of the stick above Owl Rock already talked about in the recent “Whitehead Crossing, 12/31/15 03” post. Actually, this day I had a harder time making out the Owl Face in the middle of the namesake rock, perhaps because it was cloudy instead of sunny. If I had discovered it the day after I did, I would have passed it by, not noting the obvious oddity. Perhaps odd in itself that it appeared one day and not the next. Again… who knows with this wacky place (!)

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I’ll have another batch of Whitehead Crossing photos to post soon. And also some deeper ideas to write out, I’m guessing.

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Rocket ManThere are many things yet to be fathomed about WH X-ing. What is Pocket Rock and why was I compelled to bring it back home in that empty Starbucks coffee cup? What does the white resin mean?

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Newly placed Pocket Rock in WH X-ing, May 2014.

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Dec 2015: Pocket Rock with resin now.

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I can theorize that it stands for Rocket (Pocket + Rock), even though it got that name because I carried it into Whitehead Crossing in my back pocket. And I carried it out in another “pocket” (Starbucks cup).

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If president grant had had another one of those general lincolns in his back pocket.

Pocket Rock now sits on a filing cabinet next to a table downstairs in my study, beside another empty Starbucks coffee cup, coincidentally. The 2 different species seem to like hanging out with each other now.

Is Pocket Rock the same as the toy avatar Rock? It would be about the same height as the character.

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Rock Meadows, toy avatar movie star

Rock, after all came in a *rocket ship* to Whitehead Crossing in the projected movie “Fade to Moss”, written, directed and produced by Mossman Gene Fade. He is truly a Rocket Man, then. His crashed ship still exists on the southern edge of the area.

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Rock’s crashed spaceship in Matland.

Can the Rock toy be fit into a Starbucks coffee cup as well? That may be an ultimate test.

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Carr.:

Your collection has been rearranged, you think.

bb:

Seems to have been, Carr. Could *rock* have done it? Is there psychic transference going on?

Carr.:

Careful what you write here. Remember when I said “do do” [that time]? I get jokes about it all [over the place] now. Do you want to bring Rock[ Meadows] here to Collagesity? That could be an answer. Spongeberg could bring him the next time he comes.

bb:

Spongeberg really does live in Whitehead Crossing, then.

Carr.:

Yes. In the teepee I provided him. Stupid humans. But they give me my hands, my feet I need. In a slightly different dimension the teepee is insulated from the weather. And now we have entered a slightly different dimension in Collagesity where actual weather appears. Coincidence?

bb:

I don’t know.

Carr.:

So you think the rock you brought home… well, I can’t say it here.

bb:

The rock is Rock Meadows, star toy avatar. I’m pretty sure about that.

Carr.:

You now know that the *true* artists of Whitehead Crossing do not need that Rock. Either one of ’em.

bb:

Yes.

Carr.:

I am an alien being. What you are dealing with now is alien art, in essence. Terrestrial aliens, but aliens still. I know a little about that. What am I to you, baker b.?

bb:

An alien from both Pluto and its moon Charon at once.

Carr.:

You have been getting a lot of hits for that post about Charon, Georgia in your Sunklands blog.

bb:

Yes. I’ll link the post to your comment.

Carr.:

You have been given the Bigfoot art happening as compensation. The whole landscape was developed by the artists of Whitehead Crossing. You should thank them sometime.

bb:

I will (!)

Carr.:

They understand you and your happenings better now. But they don’t want it in The Crossing still. My Crossing.

bb:

Everything can’t be yours, Carrcassonnee.

Carr.:

Can’t it?

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bb:

I came back, Carrcassonnee, to ask if New Monkey City near but not technically part of Whitehead Crossing could instead be the site of a toy happening?

Carr.:

Can it?

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New Monkey City/New Sharon 01

The Others have prepared a place for me in New Monkey City/New Sharon. They would prefer that I *not* use this space, but it’s there, and a much better place to do what I do than in WH X-ing proper. That’s my new thoughts. New Monkey City/New Sharon thoughts. That’s where the Rock and the Stone unite. Whitehead X-ing already has a Rock and Stone together — this would, of course, be the Grey Seal formation (Grey Rock + Seal Stone). The unification is permanent there, however. The merger in NMC/NS will always be impermanent or temporary. A temporary fix. Toys are united with something else, and this goes back to the dump(s). These two come from a common source. I do and do not know what Carrcassonnee is, or who she is. She was grown from a piece of gooey glop gloppy goo. She is the alien discovered by Sharon explorers on far away Mythos a long time back now. She gave them the chromacube knowledge. She demanded the ensoulment of Mythos people through toys, a vice. Wazob banned ensoulment of the wee people or the yellow downs as they called them. They demanded “Greenup!”. Renegades stole the last of Carrcassonnee and brought her on a spaceship to NMC/NS (these were the two names debated for the new town). They were propelled away from Whitehead Crossing proper, which already had a Rock and a Stone united, as stated. They were thrown offcourse a bit. A vice was created to the president. Wheeler, Wilson. And it could move forwards and backwards in time. NORRIS.

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New Monkey City/New Sharon 02

In an alternate reality, the renegade or rebel space travelers from Sharon province of Wazob of Mythos planet *did* make it into the heart of Whitehead Crossing and established their base at Edward’s Stone. All kinds of evidence for this, a predominant example being the Green Turtle formation (Green Turtle was a city in the Edwardston metro area of Mythos). And of course Grey Seal, or Grey Rock + Seal Stone, is also directly predicted in Mythos’ Edwardston’s related names through the nearby city of Sealston, not a part of Edwardston metro but in the same province. Sealston stands for Seal Stone, although, again, that’s not the origin of the name. Later I associated it with a Blue Mtn. artist named Seal that the wife also knew, I believe. I saw one of her works hanging in an office I visited about a year or two back while on official business at my job. The travelers mentioned are rebels because they identify with the concept of “yellow down” over “Greenup” championed by the Wazob unification supporters. Unification of Wazob (green) suppresses or absorbs Sharon (yellow), just like Eob did before with Wurme (lower octave).

Monkey City’s Pope Project is another symbol of destruction for Sharon. Nearby Edwardboro’s POPE (Wurme) is the regrowth of same in a newer, stronger form. The POPE is represented by a beanstalk, as it is shaped similarly. In an alternate US where US Grant was hidden away in a back pocket, the South and its rebels won the Civil War.

Rock Meadows in Gene Fade’s “Fade to Moss” sought out his creator Sinclair (The Maker). But when finding his grave, realized he no longer dwelt on this plane. He instead became Blue Skies Mr. way up in the clouds, with Whitehead or white hair. The concept of Whitehead Crossing is bourne. Whitehead is X-ed out because he is dead. When your hair turns white, you are edging towards death, the great beyond. Life not death is the great adventure? Anyway, Sinclair as Blue Skies Mr. became a deity to worship from beyond the grave. This is Jesus and God in one. The colors were set up: Green(head), Red (Head), Blue (Skies Mr.), and White(head X-ing). The colors were planted in [Washington Co.] Florida, along with Noru(m), a central device. An association between Florida and Maine is implied. A gateway to Monhegan Island also opened up near Edward’s Stone and the Green Turtle. Their woodland fairies entered Whitehead Crossing and interbred with the natives (there is record previously in this blog of at least one fairy entering The Crossing from the Maine island). The offspring could easily move between the 2 dimensions. A Monhegan Island artist found the portal and corrupted it. Whitehead Crossing natives learned a valuable lesson about the damage artists and their publicly fueled egos could inflict. They distanced themselves from other artists. They are still getting over this. One of their kind said: “I want to be an artist”. And they turned him away from it.

Rock’s Meadow on the eastern edge of Whitehead X-ing was sort of balanced by Mall Meadows to the west. Famous for its 5 sided mall and 5 shot lattes. 4 Sticks downtown area of 5 Bottles was in easy view. But Mall Meadows was not to be a place for human artists and their ego, no. The rebel native would not be allowed to help the human who desired such, no. You have to see the toys and their consequence. They come from the same place and that’s the dumps. They reinforce this to the youngster who desires to be like the human. You will sink into the pits, they said. No, you will not go down that path.

Mall Meadows was a great gathering place. Those from Red Head came from the east. Those from Greenhead to the north. Those from Whitehead were both there and in the west. The Blue people from above, a place beyond the tomb and the womb (The Eternals?). What formed from this overlap? 5 sided, we know.

Orange Hill (Florida) is yet another color to blend into The Crossing mix. Home, perhaps of Mr. and Mrs. Dundee and Castle Dundee, later turned into an art gallery (same as the Fal Mouth Moon gallery apparently).

Link between Whitehead X-ing and Monhegan Island comes through Little Whitehead, a rock formation in Maine and a small creek in my area. A former fairy bridge linking the two realms was seen spanning the creek several years back, but is now gone. I have photos, however, and the bridge (and its subsequent absence) is featured in the first Whitehead Crossing related collage of the Falmouth series (speaking of Fal Mouth Moon), collage 45 I believe.

Whitehead Crossing closed the portal between Collagesity and Nautilus City, and allowed the former to remain independent and not be absorbed by the latter.

Grey Seal is the *original* one thing on top of another thing. Could it also be surrounded by film?

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Whitehead X-ing Studies 01

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“There it is still, Hucka D. The 2989 Winnie the Pooh lego set. 10 images down in a search for that particular number in google images. Wonderful. Let’s take a closer look.”

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“2989 is 61×49. I’m still around, baker b., [as well]. I’m still your neighbor. Carrcassonnee has taken over many of my old responsibilities. But that’s just because she’s suppose to at this point. I hear Karoz is back.”

bb:

That’s another thing, Hucka D. I believe Karoz appears in the collage most directly related to this 2989 lego set image. Here’s the collage (for the reader)…

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Falmouth series: collage 46

… and here’s the detail.

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The Green Man with removable head, after some experimenting with that “gap”, as I call it, ultimately acts as the replacement for The Contraption seen in that spot in the original picture. It’s just a flower pot or something — doesn’t matter.

Hucka D.:

Doesn’t it?

bb:

But the Green Man was selected because he is green, like The Emerald [green grass patch in Whitehead Crossing]. I removed The Contraption initially because I wanted to keep exposing the beautiful green color of this grass in a certain part of the collage. But then the replaced Contraption begins to take a life of its own, starting perhaps in collage 53, another important work in the series.

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Hucka D.:

Why don’t you show a picture of The Contraption itself. Like you did with the Green Man just now.

bb:

Good idea. Let me dig that up. (pause) Well, I can’t find it. Let me make a new one quickly.

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Hucka D.:

Ah yes. The Contraption. I remember it being a very versatile instrument.

bb:

It could duplicate itself but not infinitely. It could update its own facebook profile picture. It weighs less than an uranium paperclip and could eat its own weight in aluminum. And so forth.

Hucka D.:

I think you’ve figured out more recently that the Green Man faces the same way as the 61 sign [from the same collage], and the Grey Man below him, 1/2 the size, represents the 49 part of the Clarksdale sign. 61×49 — 2989. That’s the crossroads or crossing. That’s where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil so that he could play blues guitar unlike anyone else.

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Green Man is 61; Grey Man: 49. Greater and Lesser. Filling the gap, because Grey Man fills it too. Grey Man’s head becomes Green Man’s foot. Let’s call him Grean Man with an “a” for fun. This is the head and foot[ stone] of a particular grave again, don’t you think? I mean… (pause)

bb:

But [the Grean Man is] Karoz? Don’t you think? I mean… (pause)

Hucka D.:

You go. See, we’re interfering with each other. Almost cancelling each other out. You should talk directly to Karoz. Tell him all of this, or fill in the *gap* of what he doesn’t know. Then you can go from there. Contact me when you’re done. I have a heavy investment in the Falmouth series. I need to get you through all this. Preparation. Talk soon!

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Overshadowed Baby 2989 explains The Contraption to a group of office workers.

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Sasquatchewans

From Facebook:

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I wanted to add (but couldn’t) that Canada’s greatest export has to be the Trailer Park Boys!

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In the beginning of the episode, Ricky mistakenly refers to Sasquatches as “Saskatchewans” while watching a documentary. Ricky is confusing the word Sasquatch with the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Although this appears to be a typical “Rickyism”, Ricky said Sasquatch correctly previously in the Season 2 finale “The Bare Pimp Project”.

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“Bubbles’ Unequal Marriage”

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Whitehead X-ing Studies 02 > Blood Curdling Tells of the Forest

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“You see, Hucka D., when you enter Lego/ into the GNIRPS oracle machine these twinned Winfields come up, and we know that Winfield is the same as /Winesap/ through Kansas.”

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Hucka D.:

Yup. But you’re losing your few readers, once more.

bb:

This can’t be coincidence[ however].

Hucka D.:

Of course not.

bb:

It goes back to or enters “Map Synching Feeling” again and all that labyrinthian stuff.

Hucka D.:

A way in, a way out. That’s all you can do[ at this point].

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“Let’s go this way, then. The Contraption begins to show up again in the Sam Parr series following Falmouth, where it initially appears.”

At this point, I realized I had to go meet Karoz over in his one room apartment above the Bodega market through Baker Bloch. I rang him up and asked him if he was cool about visiting the galleries for a bit, and that I wanted to take some pictures for the blog. He said okay.

Soon we were in the Red Umbrella gallery Fal Mouth Moon, looking at pieces where The Contraption first shows up.

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“These are the two aspects of me,” he said when seeing these two matching green images in collage 57. They are… the 2 Roger Pine Ridges? Explain that Baker.”

So I, through Baker Bloch, explained the story of the 2 Roger Pine Ridges to Karoz, and how both visited our house last summer. My nephew had just mentioned Roger “Syd” Barrett on a facebook post today, because it was his birthday. I started to defend the music of Barrett more to my nephew, but decided against it. Best to come to the blog and do a solid night’s work. Best to talk about Barrett here, if anywhere.

“I understand Furry Karl thinks Syd is still in the woods,” says Karoz. “Do you think this is the same as Roger Pine Ridge?”

“I guess so, Karoz.” Realizing the tour wasn’t going to work since one of them falls asleep while standing up when the other is active, he suggests they go back to Karoz’s apartment and begin the interview.

“Haven’t we done this before?” Baker Bloch asks while walking with Karoz to the market. “I mean, didn’t we start an interview before and got sidetracked?”

“My memory is not what it use to be, Baker. Do you wish to consult the blog before proceeding?”

“Maybe we should Karoz. I tell you what, I’ll catch up with you tomorrow night if you don’t mind. About the same time?”

“That will be fine, Baker. Goodnight.”

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When arriving back at his house on the western edge of town, Furry Karl was waiting for him on the porch.

“Hey Baker Bloch, um, do you mind if I crash for a couple of nights in your front room? The heat broke over at my bar.”

“Um Karl, you’re missing the lower half of your body.”

Karl looked down. “Oh my God. Oh-my-God! What just happened here?!”

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Half an hour later, after Karl’s full body had returned and he had calmed down some, he admitted he was lying about the bar’s heat being broken. It was the woods again. Baker himself had heard some kind of noises in that direction last night.

“You shouldn’t have released that book “Blood Curdling Tells of The Forest”, Karl,” voiced Baker. “And what about that typo — “Tells” instead of “Tales”? You didn’t like the original title?”

“Well, it was the initial reviews, which weren’t so hot, Baker Bloch. So I just let the admittedly rather massive typo stand; deemed it fate. This fellow *Blood Curdling* who tells stories about the forest is the one who doesn’t write so good, not me. And now I’ve invented his profile on facebook, so I guess he’s legit and all.”

“I’ll find him and friend him tonight. I’ll rez you a sleeping bag, Karl. I know your own inventory is rather light.” Baker decides to be a nice guy this evening to poor Karl. He’s just released a pretty bad book about hauntings. He’s *just* recovered from losing half his body all of a sudden.

He tucks Karl in, and then unwisely begins to read “Blood Curdling Tells of the Forest” before turning in himself.

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The next day a compromise was reached. Baker and Karl jointly decide that it would be best to move the Hole in the Wall bar to Collagesity, and above the Confluence Pool directly behind the town diner. It was a tight fit, but seemed to work after a little terraforming.

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Baker set some pretty strict personal boundary rules right off the bat, since Karl was practically next door to him. Karl had to *call* him before coming over — couldn’t just drop in on a whim. And Baker rationalizes that it’s going to be quite wicked to have a bar just around the corner to wet his whistle. “Hey, you call me too before you come over,” requests Karl, and then laughs it off. But one thing Baker Bloch knew is that Karl didn’t need to live over there in the middle of the Rubi sim by himself any longer. Next to the heart of those woods. No he didn’t.

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Whitehead X-ing Studies 03

Diamond Beach:
https://bakerbloch.com/2013/06/10/diamond-beach-arkansas-beach-etc/

Pooh searches for Master Bee at 4 Sticks, crossing Big Log to enter. 4 Sticks misses him. Gift of honey stuck on knob of Big Log. This is legend. 4 Sticks knows this is Crossroads and 49 x 61 = 2989. 2989 is the Master Number. 2989 is the Master’s Number.

Where does Pooh come from to visit 4 Sticks? He has planned and planned and planned for this trip.

Pooh sometimes said he was a swan and not a bear.

Is Master Bee Hucka Doobie? Did Pooh go to the wrong location (4 Sticks instead of Greenhead, where the Bees actually lived)?

2989:
https://bakerbloch.com/2013/06/07/so-forth-big-log/

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“It’s that “2989” detail where Pooh’s red umbrella attempts to cover the Fal Mouth Moon Gallery but can’t. This predicts the creation of the Red Umbrella gallery and its 3 inclusive series by a number of months. Pooh’s umbrella can’t cover Fal Mouth Moon because the two are separate things. And now in Minoa’s Collagesity the two sit side by side with each other.”

“When you walk in the gallery, this same image appears on the opposite wall smack in the middle of the tetraptych running along that whole side.”

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Hucka D.:

I suppose we have no choice but to bring Pooh physically into Whitehead Crossing. Collagesity I mean there, of course. My bad. I’m getting as bad as Carrcassonnee[ on the word mistakes]!

bb:

Yes, he’s already been to The Crossing and left a pot of honey outside the city gates, or the inner city sometimes referred to as 4 Sticks. He thought the Master Bee was there. He thought *you* were there. You and your bottles.

Hucka D.:

Don’t start with me again. You were just as responsible!

bb:

Back to the detail — so the Clarksdale crossing sign is directly above Pooh and his umbrella in the overall collage (“2989”). Pooh’s honey cart gets stuck on High Knob [= Knobby?]on Big Log, right in front of the the place where we know the Fal Mouth Moon structure was located in Whitehead X-ing. This would be on top of the Cliffs of Dundee, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Precisely there. Highlighted by several other [Whitehead Crossing related] collages.

bb:

So here’s the one with the honey stuck on Big Log…

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[In the second, ]Winnie’s already left the scene, given up on 4 Sticks receiving the gift. But now 4 Sticks is there, which is the same as Zoso I suppose, or the town’s spirit deity.

Hucka D.:

Winnie is Winnfield. Are you going to meet up with Karoz Blogger tonight? Have you found the old interview? You can’t do the new one until you look what happened with that one. Karoz is important as a gap filler. He was *there* in Whitehead Crossing — just like Spongeberg is presently. I’m not sure the two knocked into each other, but you need to know that. Karoz was there to negotiate the founding of the Falmouth collage college in Castle Dundee, and the creation of a virtual town surrounding it. The students had to have a place to live. The faculty and staff as well. So a village had to be built, if it were to succeed. But this was not 4 Sticks, but across Whitehead Stream from it. The village knew it would be the central source of The Crossing. It *was* The Crossing, the energy. But white magic instead of black. That ol’ white magic. Who is Dundee and his wife? You know from your “High Octave Story” that he cherished paintings, and collected everything from the year 1812 he could. “The Cliffs of Dundee” hung on the far wall across from his office. The triangle.

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“The Cliffs of Dundee”, oil painting by Waverly Knapp, c1812.

Now this is a better representation of the cliffs as [Mr. & Mrs.] Dundee saw them. Your collage “Promised Land Revisited” uses many of the same elements, but the perspective is reversed, with the cliffs on the right side of the stream instead of the left. Put that up as well…

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… and this is from the Falmouth collage series, 6 years after “Promised Land”, the actual collage behind the supposed painting “Cliffs of Dundee”. But it *was* a painting… to the Dundees. How did they accomplish this? This is what you must find out next. How did they go into the landscape of The Crossing. They used the power of 2989 to enter. The vortex[ again]. The stone on top of the Cliffs of Dundee in the second collage above has a cross on it. 49×61. 2989. It’s an imported rock, however, actually coming from neighboring Norris Creek. It’s only there in the collage and not in reality. This is an important collage — *these* are important collages. Because both are. But one is also a painting. How is that?

bb:

I don’t know, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Find out. Talk to Karoz tonight but dig up that old interview in the meantime. We’ll speak later. Have a super nice day!

bb:

Thanks! You too.

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Hucka D. later indicated that “Bubbles’ Unequal Marriage” also hung in Castle Dundee.