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Surreal Thursday: Memorex Memories

Memorex Memories

This Surreal Thursday is an Antique Impression of some Necro-media. Here is a Memorex Video Box label stuck to cabinet door. Was it that long ago when videos referred to video tape ? I remember when VHS was king and an easy access to a variety of resources for teaching & entertainment. Now it is as antique as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. If it is not memory is it real ? Or is it Memorex Necro-media?

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) (Watch) is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is often considered being one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era cinema.  The image below is Dr. Caligari’s Cabinet of Spoonerisms. A spoonerism is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched, between two words in a phrase; for example saying “The Lord is a shoving leopard.” instead of “The Lord is a loving shepherd.” The Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930), Warden of New College, Oxford, was so notoriously prone to this mistake that his name became forever linked to both the intentional and unintentional spoonerism.The Reverend Spooner & Dr. Calagari are now forever linked in the surreal Necro-media of this blog post.

Cabinet of Spoons MTf

Note: The Somnambulist is a 2007 fantasy/horror novel set in the late Victorian period, and is the debut novel by Jonathan Barnes . It takes the movie as part of its inspiration. The protagonists Edward Moon, a conjurer and detective, and his silent partner The Somnambulist, a milk-drinking giant who does not bleed when stabbed, are called to investigate a murder that may tie to the poetry and prophecies of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the fate of London. 

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2 responses

  1. So… I’m not so sure I’d call my memory ‘live’, exactly, but I sure remember Memorex!
    🙂

    August 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

    • elmediat

      A sure sign of age. 😀

      August 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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