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Side Effects (2013)

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2013, R, ***, 01:45, Color, English, United States,

A woman's (Rooney Mara) world unravels after her psychiatrist (Jude Law) prescribes a new medication to treat her anxiety.

Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vinessa Shaw, Ann Dowd, Mamie Gummer, David Costabile, Michelle Vergara Moore, Vladimir Versailles, Mitchell Michaliszyn, Polly Draper Director(s): Steven Soderbergh Producer(s): Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Gregory Jacobs, Scott Z. Burns Executive Producer(s): James D. Stern, Douglas E. Hansen, Michael Polaire

Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

What'd you get me? Em? Em? God damn it. Em? These fucking pills. Em. You sleeping again?

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Side Effects (2013)

Release Info

USA 31 January 2013 (New York City, New York) (premiere)

Masquerade Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 15, 1983 on ABC

A KGB agent codenamed Wolfen is systematically killing NIA operatives. With no viable agents left and Wolfen the top candidate to become KGB head, Lavender comes up with a desperate plan to use untrained civilians to discredit Wolfen in the eyes of his Soviet bosses before the ruthless killer becomes too powerful to stop.

AIRED: 12/15/83

The American Presidency Project

Richard Nixon

XXXVII President of the United States: 1969 - 1974

226 - Veto of the Emergency Medical Services Systems Bill.

August 1, 1973

To the Senate of the United States:

I am returning today without my approval S. 504, the "Emergency Medical Services Systems Act of 1973."

At my direction, this Administration has been engaged for the past two years in an effort to demonstrate the effectiveness of various types of emergency medical services which can be utilized by local communities. Some $8 million was budgeted for this purpose last fiscal year, and $15 million should be spent in the current fiscal year. I strongly believe the Federal role should be limited to such a demonstration effort, leaving States and communities free to establish the full range of emergency medical services systems that best suit their varying local needs.

By contrast, S. 504 would establish a new Federal grant program which would provide Federal dollars to State and local governments for emergency medical services. The program would be a narrow, categorical one, thrusting the Federal Government into an area which is traditionally a concern of State and local governments and should remain under their jurisdiction.

Instead of providing flexibility for local decisionmaking, a new Federal categorical program of this sort would encourage State and local governments to commit limited funds to federally-defined objectives when their funds might otherwise be spent for local purposes of higher priority.

The bill would authorize appropriations of $185 million for this program over the next three years. This is far in excess of the amounts that can be prudently spent, and S. 504 therefore represents a promise of Federal financial assistance that cannot be kept. I believe all of us must avoid actions of this kind which tend to mislead and therefore disappoint the public.

My second objection to this bill is that it requires the continued operation of the inpatient facilities of the eight general hospitals presently maintained by the Public Health Service. These hospitals have a record of service to this Nation, and especially to its merchant seamen, which is long and distinguished. Nevertheless, it is clear that their inpatient facilities have now outlived their usefulness to the Federal Government. The number of individuals they serve is declining and many of the facilities have become old and outmoded.

Accordingly, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare has embarked upon a program of contracting with community hospitals for the care of those now served by Public Health Service hospitals. The patients now cared for in Public Health Service hospitals are entitled to receive the best medical treatment available. The fact is that many of our community hospitals are more modern, better equipped and more conveniently located than the Public Health facilities and thus would provide better medical care. I cannot agree to legislation that would deny these patients that opportunity.


The White House,

August 1, 1973.

Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

You, on the other hand...
Fuck you! You get her out of
there right now, you hear me?
You do that and you won't hear
from either one of us again.
Yeah, you can go back to chatting with
rich white people
about their problems.
She's cured, as of right now, Jon.
You're a fucking genius!


Side Effects (2013)


Dr. Victoria Siebert: She IS cured! You're a fucking genius.

The Wackiest Ship in the Army Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 19, 1965 on NBC

AIRED: 9/19/65


Side Effects (2013)


Martin's Mother: [reading from Emily's letter] "We go to doctors with our sadness and our faith in the hope they will guide us toward health. But instead I have gone down a path toward a misery I never could have imagined. And I have taken my loved ones with me. My only hope is that no one else follows me to this place."


Side Effects (2013)


Emily Taylor: I'm not crazy, you know I'm not crazy.


Side Effects (2013)


Dr. Jonathan Banks: I'm a psychiatrist, Miss Taylor. Normally, when people hit things with their car, there are skidmarks on the pavement. A brick wall is a pretty good reason to use the brakes, turn the wheel. You didn't do that.



Wednesday 22 March 1995

Episode 1 Season 1 DVD video:


Bum in park: It's time to overthrow the chains of capitalist oppression. Communism will sweep the world and the days of the US imperialist war machine are numbered! Take heed, boy! Join the revolution or suffer the consequences!

Quinn Mallory: [ running to class ] Thanks for the warning!

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Pilot (1)

Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1995 on FOX

AIRED: 3/22/95


The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett

After his now celebrated theory of multiple universes met scorn, Hugh Everett abandoned the world of academic physics. He turned to top secret military research and led a tragic private life

By Peter Byrne on October 21, 2008


Fifty years ago Hugh Everett devised the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics, in which quantum effects spawn countless branches of the universe with different events occurring in each.

The theory sounds like a bizarre hypothesis, but in fact Everett inferred it from the fundamental mathematics of quantum mechanics. Nevertheless, most physicists of the time dimissed it, and he had to abridge his Ph.D. thesis on the topic to make it seem less controversial.

Discouraged, Everett left physics and worked on military and industrial mathematics and computing. Personally, he was emotionally withdrawn and a heavy drinker.

He died when he was just 51, not living to see the recent respect accorded his ideas by physicists.

Editor's Note: This story was originally printed in the December 2007 issue of Scientific American and is being reposted from our archive in light of a new documentary on PBS, Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives.

Hugh Everett III was a brilliant mathematician, an iconoclastic quantum theorist and, later, a successful defense contractor with access to the nation’s most sensitive military secrets. He introduced a new conception of reality to physics and influenced the course of world history at a time when nuclear Armageddon loomed large. To science-fiction aficionados, he remains a folk hero: the man who invented a quantum theory of multiple universes. To his children, he was someone else again: an emotionally unavailable father; “a lump of furniture sitting at the dining room table,” cigarette in hand. He was also a chain-smoking alcoholic who died prematurely.

At least that is how his history played out in our fork of the universe. If the many-worlds theory that Everett developed when he was a student at Princeton University in the mid-1950s is correct, his life took many other turns in an unfathomable number of branching universes.
Everett’s revolutionary analysis broke apart a theoretical logjam in interpreting the how of quantum mechanics. Although the many-worlds idea is by no means universally accepted even today, his methods in devising the theory presaged the concept of quantum decoherence— a modern explanation of why the probabilistic weirdness of quantum mechanics resolves itself into the concrete world of our experience.

Everett’s work is well known in physics and philosophical circles, but the tale of its discovery and of the rest of his life is known by relatively few. Archival research by Russian historian Eugene Shikhovtsev, myself and others and interviews I conducted with the late scientist’s colleagues and friends, as well as with his rock-musician son, unveil the story of a radiant intelligence extinguished all too soon by personal demons.

Ridiculous Things

Everett’s scientific journey began one night in 1954, he recounted two decades later, “after a slosh or two of sherry.” He and his Princeton classmate Charles Misner and a visitor named Aage Petersen (then an assistant to Niels Bohr) were thinking up “ridiculous things about the implications of quantum mechanics.” During this session Everett had the basic idea behind the many-worlds theory, and in the weeks that followed he began developing it into a dissertation.

The core of the idea was to interpret what the equations of quantum mechanics represent in the real world by having the mathematics of the theory itself show the way instead of by appending interpretational hypotheses to the math. In this way, the young man challenged the physics establishment of the day to reconsider its foundational notion of what constitutes physical reality.

In pursuing this endeavor, Everett boldly tackled the notorious measurement problem in quantum mechanics, which had bedeviled physicists since the 1920s. In a nutshell, the problem arises from a contradiction between how elementary particles (such as electrons and photons) interact at the microscopic, quantum level of reality and what happens when the particles are measured from the macroscopic, classical level. In the quantum world, an elementary particle, or a collection of such particles, can exist in a superposition of two or more possible states of being. An electron, for example, can be in a superposition of different locations, velocities and orientations of its spin. Yet anytime scientists measure one of these properties with precision, they see a definite result—just one of the elements of the superposition, not a combination of them. Nor do we ever see macroscopic objects in superpositions. The measurement problem boils down to this question: How and why does the unique world of our experience emerge from the multiplicities of alternatives available in the superposed quantum world?
Physicists use mathematical entities called wave functions to represent quantum states. A wave function can be thought of as a list of all the possible configurations of a superposed quantum system, along with numbers that give the probability of each configuration’s being the one, seemingly selected at random, that we will detect if we measure the system. The wave function treats each element of the superposition as equally real, if not necessarily equally probable from our point of view.

The Schrödinger equation delineates how a quantum system’s wave function will change through time, an evolution that it predicts will be smooth and deterministic (that is, with no randomness). But that elegant mathematics seems to contradict what happens when humans observe a quantum system, such as an electron, with a scientific instrument (which itself may be regarded as a quantum-mechanical system). For at the moment of measurement, the wave function describing the superposition of alternatives appears to collapse into one member of the superposition, thereby interrupting the smooth evolution of the wave function and introducing discontinuity. A single measurement outcome emerges, banishing all the other possibilities from classically described reality. Which alternative is produced at the moment of measurement appears to be arbitrary; its selection does not evolve logically from the information- packed wave function of the electron before measurement. Nor does the mathematics of collapse emerge from the seamless flow of the Schrödinger equation. In fact, collapse has to be added as a postulate, as an additional process that seems to violate the equation.

Many of the founders of quantum mechanics, notably Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and John von Neumann, agreed on an interpretation of quantum mechanics—known as the Copenhagen interpretation— to deal with the measurement problem. This model of reality postulates that the mechanics of the quantum world reduce to, and only find meaning in terms of, classically observable phenomena—not the reverse.

This approach privileges the external observer, placing that observer in a classical realm that is distinct from the quantum realm of the object observed. Though unable to explain the nature of the boundary between the quantum and classical realms, the Copenhagenists nonetheless used quantum mechanics with great technical success. Entire generations of physicists were taught that the equations of quantum mechanics work only in one part of reality, the microscopic, while ceasing to be relevant in another, the macroscopic. It is all that most physicists ever need.

Universal Wave Function

In stark contrast, Everett addressed the measurement problem by merging the microscopic and macroscopic worlds. He made the observer an integral part of the system observed, introducing a universal wave function that links observers and objects as parts of a single quantum system. He described the macroscopic world quantum mechanically and thought of large objects as existing in quantum superpositions as well. Breaking with Bohr and Heisenberg, he dispensed with the need for the discontinuity of a wave-function collapse.

Everett’s radical new idea was to ask, What if the continuous evolution of a wave function is not interrupted by acts of measurement? What if the Schrödinger equation always applies and applies to everything—objects and observers alike? What if no elements of superpositions are ever banished from reality? What would such a world appear like to us?

Everett saw that under those assumptions, the wave function of an observer would, in effect, bifurcate at each interaction of the observer with a superposed object. The universal wave function would contain branches for every alternative making up the object’s superposition. Each branch has its own copy of the observer, a copy that perceived one of those alternatives as the outcome. According to a fundamental mathematical property of the Schrödinger equation, once formed, the branches do not influence one another. Thus, each branch embarks on a different future, independently of the others.

Consider a person measuring a particle that is in a superposition of two states, such as an electron in a superposition of location A and location B. In one branch, the person perceives that the electron is at A. In a nearly identical branch, a copy of the person perceives that the same electron is at B. Each copy of the person perceives herself or himself as being one of a kind and sees chance as cooking up one reality from a menu of physical possibilities, even though, in the full reality, every alternative on the menu happens.

Explaining how we would perceive such a universe requires putting an observer into the picture. But the branching process happens regardless of whether a human being is present. In general, at each interaction between physical systems the total wave function of the combined systems would tend to bifurcate in this way. Today’s understanding of how the branches become independent and each turn out looking like the classical reality we are accustomed to is known as decoherence theory. It is an accepted part of standard modern quantum theory, although not everyone agrees with the Everettian interpretation that all the branches represent realities that exist.

Everett was not the first physicist to criticize the Copenhagen collapse postulate as inadequate. But he broke new ground by deriving a mathematically consistent theory of a universal wave function from the equations of quantum mechanics itself. The existence of multiple universes emerged as a consequence of his theory, not a predicate. In a footnote in his thesis, Everett wrote: “From the viewpoint of the theory, all elements of a superposition (all ‘branches’) are ‘actual,’ none any more ‘real’ than the rest.”

The draft containing all these ideas provoked a remarkable behind-the-scenes struggle, uncovered about five years ago in archival research by Olival Freire, Jr., a historian of science at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil. In the spring of 1956 Everett’s academic adviser at Princeton, John Archibald Wheeler, took the draft dissertation to Copenhagen to convince the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters to publish it. He wrote to Everett that he had “three long and strong discussions about it” with Bohr and Petersen. Wheeler also shared his student’s work with several other physicists at Bohr’s Institute for Theoretical Physics, including Alexander W. Stern.


Wheeler’s letter to Everett reported: “Your beautiful wave function formalism of course remains unshaken; but all of us feel that the real issue is the words that are to be attached to the quantities of the formalism.” For one thing, Wheeler was troubled by Everett’s use of “splitting” humans and cannonballs as scientific metaphors. His letter revealed the Copenhagen-ists’ discomfort over the meaning of Everett’s work. Stern dismissed Everett’s theory as “theology,” and Wheeler himself was reluctant to challenge Bohr. In a long, politic letter to Stern, he explicated and excused Everett’s theory as an extension, not a refutation, of the prevailing interpretation of quantum mechanics:

I think I may say that this very fine and able and independently thinking young man has gradually come to accept the present approach to the measurement problem as correct and self-consistent, despite a few traces that remain in the present thesis draft of a past dubious attitude. So, to avoid any possible misunderstanding, let me say that Everett’s thesis is not meant to question the present approach to the measurement problem, but to accept it and generalize it. [Emphasis in original.]

Everett would have completely disagreed with Wheeler’s description of his opinion of the Copenhagen interpretation. For example, a year later, when responding to criticisms from Bryce S. DeWitt, editor of the journal Reviews of Modern Physics, he wrote:

The Copenhagen Interpretation is hopelessly incomplete because of its a priori reliance on classical physics ... as well as a philosophic monstrosity with a “reality” concept for the macroscopic world and denial of the same for the microcosm.

While Wheeler was off in Europe arguing his case, Everett was in danger of losing his student draft deferment. To avoid going to boot camp, he decided to take a research job at the Pentagon. He moved to the Washington, D.C., area and never came back to theoretical physics.
During the next year, however, he communicated long-distance with Wheeler as he reluctantly whittled down his thesis to a quarter of its original length. In April 1957 Everett’s thesis committee accepted the abridged version—without the “splits.” Three months later Reviews of Modern Physics published the shortened version, entitled “‘Relative State’ Formulation of Quantum Mechanics.” In the same issue, a companion paper by Wheeler lauded his student’s discovery.

When the paper appeared in print, it slipped into instant obscurity. Wheeler gradually distanced himself from association with Everett’s theory, but he kept in touch with the theorist, encouraging him, in vain, to do more work in quantum mechanics. In an interview last year, Wheeler, then 95, commented that “[Everett] was disappointed, perhaps bitter, at the nonreaction to his theory. How I wish that I had kept up the sessions with Everett. The questions that he brought up were important.”

Nuclear Military Strategies

Princeton awarded Everett his doctorate nearly a year after he had begun his first project for the Pentagon: calculating potential mortality rates from radioactive fallout in a nuclear war. He soon headed the mathematics division in the Pentagon’s nearly invisible but extremely influential Weapons Systems Evaluation Group (WSEG). Everett advised high-level officials in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations on the best methods for selecting hydrogen bomb targets and structuring the nuclear triad of bombers, submarines and missiles for optimal punch in a nuclear strike.

In 1960 he helped write WSEG No. 50, a catalytic report that remains classified to this day. According to Everett’s friend and WSEG colleague George E. Pugh, as well as historians, WSEG No. 50 rationalized and promoted military strategies that were operative for decades, including the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction. WSEG provided nuclear warfare policymakers with enough scary information about the global effects of radioactive fallout that many became convinced of the merit of waging a perpetual standoff—as opposed to, as some powerful people were advocating, launching preemptive first strikes on the Soviet Union, China and other communist countries.

One final chapter in the struggle over Everett’s theory also played out in this period. In the spring of 1959 Bohr granted Everett an interview in Copenhagen. They met several times during a six-week period but to little effect: Bohr did not shift his position, and Everett did not reenter quantum physics research. The excursion was not a complete failure, though. One afternoon, while drinking beer at the Hotel Østerport, Everett wrote out on hotel stationery an important refinement of the other mathematical tour de force for which he is renowned, the generalized Lagrange multiplier method, also known as the Everett algorithm. The method simplifies searches for optimum solutions to complex logistical problems—ranging from the deployment of nuclear weapons to just-in-time industrial production schedules to the routing of buses for maximizing the desegregation of school districts.

In 1964 Everett, Pugh and several other WSEG colleagues founded a private defense company, Lambda Corporation. Among other activities, it designed mathematical models of anti-ballistic missile systems and computerized nuclear war games that, according to Pugh, were used by the military for years. Everett became enamored of inventing applications for Bayes’ theorem, a mathematical method of correlating the probabilities of future events with past experience. In 1971 Everett built a prototype Bayesian machine, a computer program that learns from experience and simplifies decision making by deducing probable outcomes, much like the human faculty of common sense. Under contract to the Pentagon, Lambda used the Bayesian method to invent techniques for tracking trajectories of incoming ballistic missiles.

In 1973 Everett left Lambda and started a data-processing company, DBS, with Lambda colleague Donald Reisler. DBS researched weapons applications but specialized in analyzing the socioeconomic effects of government affirmative action programs. When they first met, Reis-ler recalls, Everett “sheepishly” asked whether he had ever read his 1957 paper. “I thought for an instant and replied, ‘Oh, my God, you are that Everett, the crazy one who wrote that insane paper,’” Reisler says. “I had read it in graduate school and chuckled, rejected it out of hand.” The two became close friends but agreed not to talk about multiple universes again.

Three-Martini Lunches

Despite all these successes, Everett’s life was blighted in many ways. He had a reputation for drinking, and friends say the problem seemed only to grow with time. According to Reisler, his partner usually enjoyed a three-martini lunch, sleeping it off in his office—although he still managed to be productive.

Yet his hedonism did not reflect a relaxed, playful attitude toward life. “He was not a sympathetic person,” Reisler says. “He brought a cold, brutal logic to the study of things. Civil-rights entitlements made no sense to him.”

John Y. Barry, a former colleague of Everett’s at WSEG, also questioned his ethics. In the mid-1970s Barry convinced his employers at J. P. Morgan to hire Everett to develop a Bayesian method of predicting movement in the stock market. By several accounts, Everett succeeded— and then refused to turn the product over to J. P. Morgan. “He used us,” Barry recalls. “[He was] a brilliant, innovative, slippery, untrustworthy, probably alcoholic individual.”

Everett was egocentric. “Hugh liked to espouse a form of extreme solipsism,” says Elaine Tsiang, a former employee at DBS. “Although he took pains to distance his [many-worlds] theory from any theory of mind or consciousness, obviously we all owed our existence relative to the world he had brought into being.”

And he barely knew his children, Elizabeth and Mark.

As Everett pursued his entrepreneurial career, the world of physics was starting to take a hard look at his once ignored theory. DeWitt swung around 180 degrees and became its most devoted champion. In 1967 he wrote an article presenting the Wheeler-DeWitt equation: a universal wave function that a theory of quantum gravity should satisfy. He credited Everett for having demonstrated the need for such an approach. DeWitt and his graduate student Neill Graham then edited a book of physics papers, The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, which featured the unamputated version of Everett’s dissertation. The epigram “many worlds” stuck fast, popularized in the science-fiction magazine Analog in 1976.

Not everybody agrees, however, that the Copenhagen interpretation needs to give way. Cornell University physicist N. David Mermin maintains that the Everett interpretation treats the wave function as part of the objectively real world, whereas he sees it as merely a mathematical tool. “A wave function is a human construction,” Mer-min says. “Its purpose is to enable us to make sense of our macroscopic observations. My point of view is exactly the opposite of the many-worlds interpretation. Quantum mechanics is a device for enabling us to make our observations coherent, and to say that we are inside of quantum mechanics and that quantum mechanics must apply to our perceptions is inconsistent.”

But many working physicists say that Everett’s theory should be taken seriously.

“When I heard about Everett’s interpretation in the late 1970s,” says Stephen Shenker, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University, “I thought it was kind of crazy. Now most of the people I know that think about string theory and quantum cosmology think about something along an Everett-style interpretation. And because of recent developments in quantum computation, these questions are no longer academic.”

One of the pioneers of decoherence, Wojciech H. Zurek, a fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, comments that “Everett’s accomplishment was to insist that quantum theory should be universal, that there should not be a division of the universe into something which is a priori classical and something which is a priori quantum. He gave us all a ticket to use quantum theory the way we use it now to describe measurement as a whole.”

String theorist Juan Maldacena of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., reflects a common attitude among his colleagues: “When I think about the Everett theory quantum mechanically, it is the most reasonable thing to believe. In everyday life, I do not believe it.”
In 1977 DeWitt and Wheeler invited Everett, who hated public speaking, to make a presentation on his interpretation at the University of Texas at Austin. He wore a rumpled black suit and chain-smoked throughout the seminar. David Deutsch, now at the University of Oxford and a founder of the field of quantum computation (itself inspired by Everett’s theory), was there. “Everett was before his time,” Deutsch says in summing up Everett’s contribution. “He represents the refusal to relinquish objective explanation. A great deal of harm was done to progress in both physics and philosophy by the abdication of the original purpose of those fields: to explain the world. We got irretrievably bogged down in formalisms, and things were regarded as progress which are not explanatory, and the vacuum was filled by mysticism and religion and every kind of rubbish. Everett is important because he stood out against it.”

After the Texas visit, Wheeler tried to hook Everett up with the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif. Everett reportedly was interested, but nothing came of the plan.

Totality of Experience

Everett died in bed on July 19, 1982. He was just 51. His son, Mark, then a teenager, remembers finding his father’s lifeless body that morning. Feeling the cold body, Mark realized he had no memory of ever touching his dad before. “I did not know how to feel about the fact that my father just died,” he told me. “I didn’t really have any relationship with him.”

Not long afterward, Mark moved to Los Angeles. He became a successful songwriter and the lead singer for a popular rock band, Eels. Many of his songs express the sadness he experienced as the son of a depressed, alcoholic, emotionally detached man. It was not until years after his father’s death that Mark learned of Everett’s career and accomplishments.

Mark’s sister, Elizabeth, made the first of many suicide attempts in June 1982, only a month before Everett died. Mark discovered her unconscious on the bathroom floor and got her to the hospital just in time. When he returned home later that night, he recalled, his father “looked up from his newspaper and said, ‘I didn’t know she was that sad.’” In 1996 Elizabeth killed herself with an overdose of sleeping pills, leaving a note in her purse saying she was going to join her father in another universe.

In a 2005 song, “Things the Grandchildren Should Know,” Mark wrote: “I never really understood/ what it must have been like for him/living inside his head.” His solipsistically inclined father would have understood that dilemma. “Once we have granted that any physical theory is essentially only a model for the world of experience,” Everett concluded in the unedited version of his dissertation, “we must renounce all hope of finding anything like the correct theory ... simply because the totality of experience is never accessible to us.”



Wednesday 22 March 1995

Episode 1 Season 1 DVD video:


Professor Maximilian Arturo: As even the most intellectually impoverished physicist knows, the largest symmetry group of a single Dirac field is - ? The silence is deafening.


Amy Winehouse


Date of Birth 14 September 1983, Southgate, London, England, UK

Date of Death 23 July 2011, Camden, London, England, UK (alcohol poisoning)

Birth Name Amy Jade Winehouse

Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

State revoke your license, yet?
I always tell my patients,
"You know what the best predictor
of future behavior is?
"Past behavior. "
Well, you don't have
any more patients.
The only problem with having
a crazy person for a partner
is they tend to stay crazy.

Springfield! Springfield!

Side Effects (2013)

And she told me that her
marriage with her husband
had never been anything
but a meeting of minds.
And minds start to
wander after a while.
He had traded her in for a
younger model, so she was
alone and lonely.


Springfield! Springfield!

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It didn't take much.
I think she always liked girls,
she just never found one
she liked as much as me.

Springfield! Springfield!

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EMILY: It's not a decision
you make just once.
You make it over and over again,
every time you look at your life
and you see the position you're
in and who put you there.
And it all leads back to him.
Each and every fucking
problem, every disappointment.
And you think to yourself,
"Maybe if he just goes away,
it'll all get better. "
Everything would have
worked out perfectly
if you had just disappeared
after the trial
like you were supposed to.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 03:33 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 27 February 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017



JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 09:09 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Monday 11 July 2016 -


[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 11 July 2016 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM


Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts

ID: DNSN9301438

Fireman James Seward sleeps on the forecastle of the guided missile frigate SAMUEL B. Roberts (FFG-58). Some of the crew are sleeping on the deck because of hull damage sustained when the ship struck a mine on April 14, 1988. The guided missile cruiser USS JOUETT (CG-29) is in the background.

Camera Operator: PH2 RUDY D. PAHOYO

Date Shot: 16 Apr 1988

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM


Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts wrote:

I don't remember the USS JOUETT around when I was onboard the Roberts.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]

Tapestry [ Star Trek: The Next Generation ]

Stardate: Unknown

Original Airdate: 15 Feb, 1993

[Ten Forward]

(Riker and Troi are at a table)

PICARD: Excuse me, am I interrupting?

RIKER: No, not at all. Have a seat.

PICARD: Thank you. I'd like to talk to you for a moment about my future on the Enterprise.

RIKER: Of course, Lieutenant. Jean-Luc, isn't it?

TROI: Maybe I should go.

PICARD: No, please, Counsellor, I would very much like to hear your thoughts. First of all, and I would like you to be absolutely straightforward with me. How would you evaluate me as an officer?

TROI: Well, er, your performance records have always been good. You're thorough, dedicated.

RIKER: Reliable, steady, (searching desperately) punctual.

From 7/8/2011 to 5/2/2014 ( Homestead Day 217 - The Homestead Apartments Phase 2 Day 1 ) is 1029 days

From 5/2/2014 ( Homestead Day 217 - The Homestead Apartments Phase 2 Day 1 ) to 2/24/2017 is 1029 days


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

STS-135 (ISS assembly flight ULF7) was the 135th and final mission of the American Space Shuttle program. It used the orbiter Atlantis and hardware originally processed for the STS-335 contingency mission, which was not flown. STS-135 launched on 8 July 2011, and landed on 21 July 2011, following a one-day mission extension. The four-person crew was the smallest of any shuttle mission since STS-6 in April 1983. The mission's primary cargo was the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Raffaello and a Lightweight Multi-Purpose Carrier (LMC), which were delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight of Raffaello marked the only time that Atlantis carried an MPLM.

Although the mission was authorized, it initially had no appropriation in the NASA budget, raising questions about whether the mission would fly.



Stargate Atlantis - Rising - premiere episode part 1 and 2 - Friday 16 July 2004

HOLOGRAM: Never before had we encountered beings with powers that rivalled our own. In our over-confidence, we were unprepared and outnumbered. The enemy fed upon defenceless human worlds like a great scourge until finally only Atlantis remained. This city's great shield was powerful enough to withstand their terrible weapons but here we were besieged for many years. In an effort to save the last of our kind, we submerged our great city into the ocean. The Atlantis Stargate was the one and only link back to Earth from this galaxy, and those who remained used it to return to that world that was once home. There, the last survivors of Atlantis lived out the remainder of their lives. This city was left to slumber, in the hope that our kind would one day return.

nasa .jpg

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:45 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Sunday 26 February 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Walking Dead


4X09 - THE HUB


Roslin: Man, that morpha worked fast.

Baltar: Still... Do you know why I'm so serene right now?

Roslin, indulging and funny: You're doped out of your mind?

Baltar: Because I know God. You need God, Laura. Really, you'd be a different woman. I know God, therefore I know myself. Truth is... I was harboring the most awful, desperate guilt. A heavy, dark... Unimaginable, soul-breaking guilt. Now it's gone. Now it's gone, it's been transformed. Into ... I have been transformed.

Roslin: What was your guilt about?



The Walking Dead

Days Gone Bye

season 1 episode 1 - Sunday 31 October 2010

[ First scenes ]


A police car pulls up and Rick Grimes, a deputy, gets out of the car. He walks around amid overturned vehicles and trash laying everywhere. He holds a small fuel tank in his hand trying to look for some fuel. He walks past several vehicles where decomposing dead people sit in their cars with flies buzzing around them. He walks towards the gas station and sees that the sign says ‘No Gas’. He starts to walk back towards his car but he hears some footsteps. He kneels down and looks under a car. He sees a small girl walking toward a teddy bear. She is in a night gown and some slippers. She picks it up and starts walking away from Rick.

Rick: Little girl? I'm a policeman. Little girl.

She stops.

Rick: Don't be afraid. Okay? Little girl.

From 12/30/1954 ( premiere US TV series episode "The Public Defender"::"The Man Who Couldn't Remember" ) To 10/31/2010 is 20394 days

20394 = 10197 + 10197

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 10/3/1993 ( the Battle of Mogadishu Somalia begins with my personal participation United States of America Delta Force operation and as Kerry Burgess the US Marine Corps captain this day is my US Silver Star date of record ) is 10197 days

[ See also: ]

The Walking Dead Season 1 Episode 1

Days Gone Bye

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 31, 2010 on AMC

AIRED: Oct 31, 2010


Public Defender (TV Series)

The Man Who Couldn't Remember (1954)

Release Info

USA 30 December 1954


Public Defender: Season 2, Episode 18

The Man Who Couldn't Remember (30 Dec. 1954)

TV Episode

Release Date: 30 December 1954 (USA)

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 08:43 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Saturday 25 February 2017

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

This was a lot better than I expected. I had seen it advertised before but today is the first time I noticed it was on Amazon Prime. I anticipated writing here how lousy it was.

Girl sure is pretty. So I was right about that.

And now, after watching the ending I remember thinking through much of the video as I anxiously awaited the ending because I couldn't think of a possible outcome, other than several possible outcomes, or something disappointing (The worst part now is I know there is nothing else good on that I want to watch after that). The ending seems to clearly suggest to me a sequel so that can sometimes be a bummer but yet, I guess, all the observations I have made in recent days targets my possible disappointment.

And the girl sure is pretty.

And "Syd Barrett" has a really great personality.



10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Release Info

USA 8 March 2016 (New York City) (premiere)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Howard: Work on getting handy with these.

Michelle: My boyfriend was expecting me. He'll send the cops looking.

Howard: I'm sorry, but no one is looking for you.

NCIS Season 14 Episode 16

A Many Splendored Thing

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 21, 2017 on CBS

AIRED: 2/21/17

Springfield! Springfield!


A Many Splendored Thing

Bishop: Did I, uh, interrupt something?

Gibbs: No. Just talking about you.

Bishop: How much trouble am I in?

Gibbs: With her?

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 03:51 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Saturday 25 February 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

"Must go faster. Must go faster! Must go faster! Go, go, go, go!"


JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM


Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts

Thanks for the info Rudy. Yeah, it was one hell of a ride on the Wainwright after that. We had stopped in Bahrain earlier, but we didn't touch ground again until a liberty port on our way back to Charleston.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/21/2006 01:06 PM


Subject: Samuel B. Roberts

Hello Rudy,

Are you a former photographer in the U.S. Navy? I found some Navy photos that had your name on them and I was wondering if you took them. wrote:

Hi Kerry, Yes that's me. Where did you find the photos?

----- Replied by Rudy Pahoyo on 4/21/2006 3:32:19 PM

From: Kerry Burgess

04/21/2006 04:40 PM


Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts

Hey Rudy,

I found several credited to you on this website:

The one that caught my attention is listed below, along with the caption on the photo. Can you confirm that the cruiser in the background is actually the Jouett?. I magnified the image and I am quite certain the number on the hull is a '28' and not a '29.' There is a little shadow on the second number that indicates to me that it has the closed lower loop of an eight and a nine wouldn't have that shadow. Or more properly, it is the painted on shadow that produces the effect of raised numbers. I was on the Wainwright during the 1988 Persian Gulf deployment as an FC2 and I thought this might be a good artifact to add to the Wainwright Veteran Association.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM


Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts wrote:
Hi Kerry, I was out of the office the last three days. Yes, The hull number looks like a "28". I don't remember the USS JOUETT around when I was onboard the Roberts. I spent 18 hours onboard the Samuel B. Roberts photographing the damage and video taping interviews and I was trying to catch a ride on any ship in the area going back to Bahrain. I did hear the The USS Wainwright was in the area but not going my way.

That photo was taken the morning after and I was burning off the last shots in the camera before a helicopter flight out.

Thanks for the information. Rudy

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: From: Kerry Burgess

04/28/2006 12:59 PM


Subject: Re: Samuel B. Roberts wrote:
If you ever have family or friends in Los Angeles I can set up a free tour of the studio. My number here at the Camera Dept. is

There's a handful of prior military people in the movie business and we seem to stick together.

Talk to you later.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 28 April 2006 excerpt ends]



album: "Wish You Were Here" (1975)



"Wish You Were Here"

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: - posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 09:22 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 26 November 2015 -

All I know for certain now is I feel a whole lot sadder.

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 26 November 2015 excerpt ends]

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 4:52 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 24 February 2017

Apollo 10

See also:


"Nothin' but angles."

Apollo 10

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon. Launched on May 18, 1969, it was the F mission: a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing, testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing. The Lunar Module (LM) followed a descent orbit to within 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) of the lunar surface, at the point where powered descent for landing would normally begin. Its success enabled the first landing to be attempted on the Apollo 11 mission two months later.

According to the 2002 Guinness World Records, Apollo 10 set the record for the highest speed attained by a manned vehicle: 39,897 km/h (11.08 km/s or 24,791 mph) on May 26, 1969, during the return from the Moon.


Apollo 10

July 8, 2009

After a midcourse correction, and command and service module separation, Apollo 10 re-entered Earth's atmosphere May 26. The module splashed down 165 degrees west, and 5 degrees, 8 minutes south in the Pacific Ocean. It's landing was within television range of its primary recovery ship, the USS Princeton.

From 4/5/1951 ( premiere US film "Bedtime for Bonzo" ) To 5/20/1958 ( Ron Reagan ) is 2602 days

2602 = 1301 + 1301

From 11/2/1965 ( the birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA of Kerry Burgess ) To 5/26/1969 is 1301 days


June 3, 2014

Apollo 10 was Moon Landing Rehearsal, EFT-1 Preps for Trips Beyond

By Bob Granath

NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

The mission put NASA's flight controllers and extensive tracking and control network through a rehearsal. Except for the touchdown on the moon, the mission went exactly as a landing would have gone, both in space and on the ground.

Splashdown occurred in the Pacific Ocean on May 26, 1969, with the astronauts and spacecraft recovered by the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. While all lunar missions entered the atmosphere at similar speeds, Apollo 10 set the record for the highest velocity attained to date by a piloted vehicle at 24,791 mph during the return from the moon.


Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)

Release Info

USA 5 April 1951 (New York City, New York)


Superman (1978)


General Zod: You *will* bow down before me, Jor-El! I swear it! No matter if it takes an eternity, YOU *WILL* BOW DOWN BEFORE ME! *BOTH YOU AND, ONE DAY, YOUR HEIRS!*

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 02:34 AM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Friday 24 February 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017


excite tv

A Few Good Men (1992)

715 OVATNHD: Thursday, February 23 7:00 PM [ 7:00 PM Thursday 23 February 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

1992, R, ***1/2, 02:18, Color, English, United States,

Navy lawyers (Tom Cruise, Demi Moore) defend two Marines accused of killing a private at the naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J.T. Walsh, Christopher Guest, J.A. Preston, Matt Craven, Wolfgang Bodison, Cuba Gooding Jr. Director(s): Rob Reiner Producer(s): Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, David Brown Executive Producer(s): William S. Gilmore, Rachel Pfeffer

Springfield! Springfield!

A Few Good Men (1992)

So I told Duncan: If you wanna take this to court, you'll force me to file discovery motions... and you're gonna spend a year going blind on paperwork... because a 90-year-old man misread the Delaware insurance code.

From 3/2/1962 ( premiere US TV series episode "The Twilight Zone"::To Serve Man" ) To 6/14/1993 ( Bill Clinton - Remarks Announcing the Nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Be a Supreme Court Associate Justice ) is 11427 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 2/14/1997 is 11427 days

From 6/28/1884 ( Chester Arthur - Special Message {calling attention to certain omissions, etc., in the act (H. R. 1340) entitled "An act to establish a Bureau of Labor Statistics," and invite the attention of the Congress to the same} ) To 10/12/1915 ( Robert Innes announced the discovery of Proxima Centauri ) is 11427 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 2/14/1997 is 11427 days

From 3/16/1991 ( my first successful major test of my ultraspace matter transportation device as Kerry Wayne Burgess the successful Ph.D. graduate Columbia South Carolina ) To 2/14/1997 is 2162 days

2162 = 1081 + 1081

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 10/18/1968 ( Lyndon Johnson - Remarks Upon Signing the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968 ) is 1081 days

From 12/2/1942 ( Enrico Fermi to Franklin Roosevelt: "The Italian navigator has landed in the new world" ) To 2/14/1997 is 19798 days

19798 = 9899 + 9899

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 12/9/1992 ( premiere US film "A Few Good Men" ) is 9899 days

From 9/20/1981 ( premiere US TV series pilot "Code Red" ) To 2/14/1997 ( as Kerry Wayne Burgess the United States Marine Corps officer and United States STS-82 pilot astronaut I begin repairing the US Hubble Telescope while in space and orbit of the planet Earth - extravehicular activity #1 ends ) is 5626 days

5626 = 2813 + 2813

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/16/1973 ( the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes revealed ) is 2813 days

[ See also: ]

STS-82 Day 4 Highlights

Back to STS-82 Flight Day 03 Highlights:

On Friday, February 14, 1997, 6:00 a.m. CST, STS-82 MCC Status Report # 7 reports:

Astronauts Mark Lee and Steve Smith worked throughout the night in the cargo bay of the Shuttle Discovery, conducting a spacewalk lasting six hours and 42 minutes to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, which now contains new science instruments for an expanded view of the universe.

The first spacewalk of the second servicing mission of the Telescope began at 10:34 p.m. Central time Thursday night when Lee and Smith switched their spacesuits over to battery power. The spacewalk was slightly delayed to enable ground controllers to assess the unexpected movement of one of Hubble's solar arrays, which slewed from a horizontal to a vertical position as Discovery's airlock was depressurized. The motion was created by an apparent gust of air from the airlock, but caused no damage to the array which was repositioned horizontally.

Once outside, Lee and Smith went right to work, opening the aft shroud doors on Hubble to remove the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph and the Faint Object Spectrograph. The telephone-booth sized instruments slid out of their compartments and were replaced by two brand new instruments, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer. STIS was installed in Hubble shortly before 1 a.m. Central time, followed almost two hours later by the NICMOS. Payload controllers send commands to check the health of the two instruments, which were declared alive and well and ready for calibration over the next several weeks. The aft shroud doors were finally closed as Lee and Smith stowed the old science gear in protective containers for the trip back to Earth. With their work successfully completed, Lee and Smith returned to Discovery's airlock at 5:17 this morning



Man in Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo Was Misidentified, Marine Corps Says


JUN 23 2016, 11:02 AM ET

One of the six men believed to have been part of the iconic moment when an American flag was hoisted at Iwo Jima was misidentified, the Marine Corps confirmed.

An investigative panel led by a retired general reviewed claims that one of the men was not Navy corpsman John Bradley, and concluded that he was actually a Marine who was there that day: Pfc. Harold Schultz of Detroit.

"Our history is important to us, and we have a responsibility to ensure it's right," Marine Corps' commandant Gen. Robert Neller said in a statement Thursday.

The black and white photo was taken on Feb. 23, 1945, by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal atop Mount Suribachi. At the time, Marines were helping to capture the tiny Pacific island in a bloody battle against the Japanese during World War II.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt later asked that all of the men in the picture be identified — a difficult task because their faces were turned or obscured.

Before this most recent investigation that began in late April, one conducted in 1946 found that a person thought to have been part of the flag-raising was actually someone else: Marine Cpl. Harlon Block.

Related: What Became of Lost Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photos?

With the correct identification of Schultz, it's now clear that all who took part in the historic moment were Marines. The four remaining men have already been identified as Pfc. Rene Gagnon, Pfc. Ira Hayes, Pfc. Franklin Sousley and Sgt. Michael Strank.

There were actually two flag-raisings that took place that day, and Bradley had been in the first one — not the second hoisting that is depicted in the now-famous photo.

Bradley's son, James, wrote about his father's experience in the best-selling book "Flags of Our Fathers" — later turned into a movie by Clint Eastwood. But with the military investigation in full swing, James Bradley, said last month that he no longer believed his father, who died in 1994 at age 70, was in the photo.

The military investigation was only opened after producers with a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the upcoming "The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima," approached them about the true identities of the people involved.

The producers had used an independent forensics expert to help determine that Bradley was in fact Schultz, a mail sorter who died in 1995 at age 70.

Schultz's stepdaughter, Dezreen MacDowell, told The New York Times that he had once quietly claimed in the 1990s to have been an Iwo Jima flag-raiser, but otherwise never spoke of it.

"My mom was distracted and not listening and Harold said, 'I was one of the flag raisers,'" MacDowell recalled. "I said, 'My gosh, Harold, you're a hero.' He said, 'No, I was a Marine.'"

The Marines said it will correct the record to reflect Schultz's name — giving him his due. Still, the spirit of what the men did that day for their country is what's important, Neller said.

"Simply stated, our fighting spirit is captured in that frame, and it remains a symbol of the tremendous accomplishments of our Corps — what they did together and what they represent remains most important," he added. "That doesn't change."

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:25 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 23 February 2017


Kerry Burgess

23 February 2017

seattle pi - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer Updated 4:49 am, Thursday, February 23, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday.

The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three are in the so-called habitable zone, the area around a star where water and, possibly life, might exist.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 02/10/07 3:17 PM
Wait - what if I already knew I was going to discover life out there

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 10 February 2007 excerpt ends]


any restriction imposed upon commerce by edict.

a restraint or hindrance; prohibition.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: August 4, 2006

I suspect that all this was supposed to be revealed after a 25 year delay. And so Bill Gates started his Borg plan to assimilate me so he could cash in on my activities when the confidentiality ban was lifted. After 9/11 happened, he and George W. Bush realized just how much trouble they were in though because they were trying to exploit my activities to make themselves rich and because they are girly. I mean, look at Bush, he was a cheerleader for crying out loud. And Bill Gates is Bill Gates. He isn't even smart as everyone thinks

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 04 August 2006 excerpt ends]

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: 11/05/08 4:10 PM

Bill Gates [ is a violent criminal and enemy combatant against the United States federal government ]

AKA William Henry Gates III

Born: 28-Oct-1955

Birthplace: Seattle, WA

Driving without a License Phoenix, AZ (29-Apr-1975)


A person who dresses and acts in a style or manner traditionally associated with the opposite sex.

someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex

Someone who dresses in the clothes usually worn by the opposite sex. Transvestites may be bisexual, heterosexual, or homosexual

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 05 November 2008 excerpt ends]

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 6:01 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 23 February 2017

"It ticks! Listen! Look, it ticks!"


1991 film "Flight of the Intruder" DVD video:

Grafton: I mean, did you ever stop to think you're taking your job just a little bit too seriously? Look at me - I enjoy my work.

McPherson: [laughing] Yeah, I'll bet.

Grafton: See, I'm happy. See? Look.

McPherson: Enemy search radar looking for company.

1991 film "Flight of the Intruder" DVD video:

Grafton: Here we go.

McPherson: [radio] Black Eagle, Devil Five O Five. Feet Dry.

US Navy air traffic controller: [radio] That's a roger, Five O Five.

Grafton: Look at that small-arms fire down there, Morg.

McPherson: Every peasant with a rifle

You Tube

the SPS-48


Under Siege (1992)

Better call the office.

You're in deep kimchi, buddy.

Better have it all
in one sock for this one.

Claims he was a company man
who worked for you.

What's his name?

William Strannix.

Jesus Christ!

Not good.

Not good.

Mr. Breaker. . .

. . .you better be candid
with us here tonight.

We need answers,
and we need them now.

fc2 burgess.jpg

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 3:06 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Thursday 23 February 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Limitless (2011)

excite tv

Limitless (2011)

662 TNTPHD: Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM [ 7:00 PM Wednesday 22 February 2017 Pacific Time USA ]

2011, PG-13, **1/2, 01:45, Color, English, United States,

An unemployed writer (Bradley Cooper) rises to the top of the financial world after an experimental drug gives him extraordinary mental acuity.

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Andrew Howard, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana, Robert John Burke, Darren Goldstein, Ned Eisenberg, T.V. Carpio, Richard Bekins, Patricia Kalember, Cindy Katz, Brian A. Wilson Director(s): Neil Burger Producer(s): Leslie Dixon, Scott Kroopf, Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer(s): Tucker Tooley, Bradley Cooper


Limitless (2011)


Eddie Morra: You see that guy? That was me not so long ago. What kind of guy without a drug or alcohol problem looks this way? Only a writer.

JOURNAL ARCHIVE: Posted by H.V.O.M at 3:06 AM Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Also, "Salesman." I saw that in a dream while sleeping recently. I saw myself going through an induction process in the United States Marine Corps and I woke up understanding that I was dreaming of my actual experience in 1990. I saw a document that indicated I was being inducted to the United States Marine Corps with the officer grade of Chief Warrant Officer 2. I saw in the dream another document associated with my induction and that document indicated I had been assigned the informal name "Salesman."

[JOURNAL ARCHIVE 10 January 2012 excerpt ends]


Stargate: The Movie (1994)

Ex-excuse me. Wha-what are you doing? We've used every known technique.

[Daniel finally turns around, pointing to an untranslated symbol.]

That's a curious word, to use, eh, "Quebeh"?


Limitless (2011)

Strangely enough,
nobody believed that
I actually had a book contract.
Well, it's masquerading
as a sci-fi novel,
but it's really, uh,
my own personal manifesto
about the plight of the
individual in the 21st century.
I sort of created a utopian society
where we all sort of...
Uh... Uh...
It's really... it's really...
EDDIE: Today was the day
I was gonna kick its ass.
Here we go.
Here we go. Here we go...
It was gonna be great.
Just gotta put in the time.
Stay in the room.
That's the key concept.
Don't leave the room.
EDDIE: A few weeks passed this way.
Maybe a few months.

Limitless (2011)

EDDIE: Of all the useless relationships better forgotten and put away in mothballs, is there any more useless than... the ex-brother-in-law?

Holy shit, man. What has it been? Like nine years? God!


You all right? You look like you're living on the streets. What's going on?

Not much, I... Well... What am I...

What's up?

Uh, I'm writing. Writing a lot.

Oh, you're still trying to write?

Matter of fact, I have a book contract.



That's great.

How about you? Are you still dealing, Vern?

Do I look like I'm still dealing?

Limitless (2011)

How's Melissa doing?

BARTENDER: Here you go.


Wouldn't know. I don't see her. She moved upstate. She got some kind of Internet home sales kind of job. Couple kids. Couple kids.

Who's the husband?

He walked out on her, if you really want to know. But what do you care, man? You were married, like, five minutes. Look, I don't wanna talk about her. I wanna talk about you, OK? Tell me about this book. How's it going?

Well, it's, uh... I'm... I'm... I'm behind. I'm behind on my book. And, uh, it's pretty well polluting my days and nights, if you really want to know.

Well, how much have you written of it?

Not one word.

Creative problems, huh?



Well, I suppose I can help you with that. Just this once.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no.

You don't even know what it is.

Limitless (2011)

You're still dealing.

Brother, I am light years from that now. I've been doing, uh, some consulting for a pharmaceutical company.

What, like some offshore lab making fake Viagra? Come on, Vern.

No. This is an exclusive product that's coming on stream next year. They've had clinical trials and it's FDA approved.

All right, just out of curiosity and that's all... Let's see it. What's in it?

They've identified these receptors in the brain that activate specific circuits.

Limitless (2011)

So, uh, what's it called?

Doesn't have a street name yet. But the boys in the kitchen are calling it NZT 48.

"The boys in the kitchen"?

I don't...

That doesn't sound very FDA-approved, Vern.

FDA-approved, that's a laugh. You didn't really believe that shit, did ya?

EDDIE: OK, so what do we have here? Some unknown, untested, possibly dangerous drug scammed out of some unidentified lab somewhere given to me by a highly unreliable guy I hadn't seen in years.

So you want some more?

Yes. Definitely.

All right, we'll talk about it, but I, uh, need a favor first. Obviously, I'm in no condition to go out right now, so, I was wondering if you could pop down to the dry cleaners, grab my suit for me. And maybe grab a little... A little breakfast for us.

EDDIE: He knew he had me.


EDDIE: From now on, I'd happily be his errand boy. Wash his windows, scrub his toilet... ...anything I could do to get my hands on that little clear pill that would bring back... Enhanced Eddie.

From 10/25/1963 ( premiere US TV series episode "The Twilight Zone"::"The Last Night of a Jockey" ) To 3/8/2011 is 17301 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 3/16/2013 ( the untimely demise of Kerry Burgess 2005 ) is 17301 days


Limitless (2011)

Release Info

USA 8 March 2011 (New York City, New York) (premiere)


Limitless (2011)

Full Cast & Crew

Bradley Cooper ... Eddie Morra

The Twilight Zone Season 5 Episode 5

The Last Night of a Jockey

Aired Unknown Oct 25, 1963 on CBS

AIRED: 10/25/63


Google Maps

Monroe Ave NE

Renton, Washington

Limitless (2011)

EDDIE: It's true, I did marry once. Right out of college, to Melissa.

I do.

EDDIE: Briefly.

This isn't working.


From 7/16/1963 ( Phoebe Cates my sister-in-law and the United States Army veteran and the Harvard University graduate medical doctor and the world-famous actress and the wife of my biological brother Thomas Reagan ) To 3/26/1999 ( the "Melissa" computer virus was produced by Corbis Microsoft Bill Gates violently against the United States of America ) is 13037 days

From 11/2/1965 ( my birth date in Antlers Oklahoma USA and my birthdate as the known official United States Marshal Kerry Wayne Burgess and active duty United States Marine Corps officer ) To 7/13/2001 is 13037 days

See also:



Stargate SG-1 / Season 5 / Ascension


Original Air Date: 07/13/2001

Limitless (2011)

Detective: So, you guys tight? Hang out a lot?

Eddie Morra: No, my ex-wife's brother. I just actually ran into him on the street and he asked me to come up to...

Buy some drugs?

No, no. What?

What did this guy do?

He... Uh, I don't know. He was, um... I heard that he was an antiques dealer?

A dealer?

Yeah, uh, antiques. Um... Like, uh, Viennese kinda, um... chairs and stuff.


Like, you know, like curlicue leg things.

Yeah? That is correct. An Edward Morra. He's here. Victim's sister.

EDDIE: I hadn't heard her voice in ten years.



MELISSA: You were there?

Um... Just before. I had run into him on the street and, uh... yeah.

MELISSA: Oh, God. I wish I was more surprised. He was involved in some stuff. I'd better not say any more.

No, no, that's probably a good idea. So, uh... We should probably, uh, meet or something, right?

MELISSA: No, I gotta do the funeral and God knows what else. I just... We can't meet, OK?

Right. Well, I'll just... I guess I'll just see you at the funeral then.

MELISSA: No. I don't want that. Please don't. I'll call you at some point, OK? When this is over.

OK, all right.



Detective: You know, something doesn't gel here. Write down your number. I may need to contact you later.

Legion Season 1 Episode 2

Chapter 2

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 15, 2017 on FX

After Melanie and the others take David to Summerland, Ptonomy helps David explore his memories to learn the origins of his powers so that he can master them.

AIRED: 2/15/17

Springfield! Springfield!


Chapter 2

The point of a stove being what? - [dog barks] - Like its function? - [pop, object shatters] - To me.
I look like a guy who needs a stove? You know how in baseball they say [voice distorts] "So-and-so's a utility player.
" [muffled] The stove is the utility player of the modern home.
You know, you can cook with it - [muffled bark] - You can heat a room with it.
- You can read by it.
- [overlapping whispers] Some of your finer poets even knocked themselves off [normal voice] With the old head-in-the-oven scenario.
You saying I should kill myself? Dude.
Look, I don't, um, care what you do with it.
I'm just trying to trade a kitchen range for some drugs.
That's all.

- posted by H.V.O.M - Kerry Wayne Burgess 8:40 PM Pacific Time Spokane Valley Washington USA Wednesday 22 February 2017