One more time I have evidence that I am deeply embedded into the collective unconsciousness of popular culture without realizing it. I think something is completely obscure and then it turns out that it is no less than the very topic of a mass movement.
A friend has posted on facebook a picture he took at the recent "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music" in which 18,000 people went to the Hollywood Bowl to sing along with Maria and Captain v. Trapp.
Could this just be a coincidence, that I would write my post about The Sound of Music and its relationship to submarine history and that then this event would happen? Is this more proof of the lattice of causality that underlies the apparent coincidences of the material world?
Although I do have other situations that do strongly indicate the apparent presence of the lattice of causality, I doubt very much if any of the participants at the Sing-A-Long were aware of Captain v. Trapp's immense importance to the history of submarines. But maybe that doesn't matter, it occurs to me, maybe his importance to submarine history influenced their behavior without their conscious knowledge?
[An aside: the Hollywood Bowl claims that their screen is the largest outdoor motion picture screen in the world. A few years ago I saw a sequence from the Sound of Music at the Academy that was projected in 70MM from the original 70mm negative. It was completely amazing and much better, read my lips, much better by an order of magnitude than the best digital projection I have seen. Obviously progress is not about making things better.]
Here is the link to Jim Hillin's picture on Facebook.
And the Hollywood Bowl event:
Jim Hillin's picture from the event itself:
My original post about Maria, the Captain and the submarine is at: