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    Friday, November 30, 2007

    In A Box

    Found this little suggestive gem in the newspaper yesterday.

    I can't decide whether its an intended take on the Emmy-Winning Christmas SNL song "Dick In Box" with Justin Timberlake or a sexual marketing ploy (both?). I don't have my finger on the pulse of advertising, couldn't tell you if this a nod or psychological trickery. I sincerely doubt whether its just an accident, right?

    SNL Dick in a box Justin Timberlake
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    The social networking website Facebook created a virtual gift shop for Valentine's Day that included a box with a bow on top and a hole cut into one of its sides.[16][17] This box is now sold out. (Some Dick In A Box Wiki Info)

    Note the checker design.

    Another 'thing' in a box, ahem, comes to mind. This one from Barry Levinson's 1982 coming of age film 'Diner'.

    Mickey Rourke in "Diner " - The Popcorn Scene

    Interesting to note that 'Diner', like all these 'penis box' syncs, has a Christmas theme. Here we see alcoholic but secretly sensitive and intelligent misfit Kevin Bacon, the original synchro 6 degree of separation poster boy, as Jesus in the manger! The cross is sometimes esoterically shown as an unfolded cube. A mysterious Christ-Mas cube clue?

    Wiindigo left some great info about box syncs in the comments about classic Futurama episode "The Fransworth Parabox". Firstly its one of the best episodes of the series, secondly its a goldmine of sync gems. Here are just a few.
    The dummy box contains Christmas lights in keeping with the X-Mas theme being uncovered in this ever growing post.

    Hermes (thus Thoth rez) about to hurl the box/cube/ark into the sun! Remember that the Jesus Christ (Horus/Osiris/Hiram Abif) etc story and possible historical events entrain with the cycles of the sun and that Christmas falls practically on the Winter solstice. In a way you are looking at Thoth hurling the christ-cube (folded six sided cross-cube) into the source, very interesting stuff...
    The box held over the crotch area in keeping with the original theme that started this thread. There is much more in this episode but I feel it deserves the right time and place. I suggest you see it if you have the time and inclination.
    The octagon inside the cross hairs as the universes switch/invert... Heavy, fascinating stuff. Plus just simply a very funny episode.