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Re: (TV) Re: 'Hypno-eye'

On Tue, 17 May 2011 12:04:56 -0700 (PDT)
Jesse Hochstadt <jesseh58@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I never thought of a Hypno-coin. The MM back cover was always suggestive to me 
> of a time-lapse photograph of stars swirling around a fixed star in the center. 
> Can't you get that with the North Star, astronomer Joe Hartley? 

If you point a camera at the celestial north pole (just -> <- this
far away from the north star) and open the camera for a very long exposure,
you indeed get star trails:

The back cover also resembles some spiral galaxies, like M81 in the Big Dipper:

But it also resembles rifling in a gun barrel, like you see at the start
of James Bond movies:

I also see how it could be a moon reflected in a puddle:

I'm not necessarily inclined to take anything Tom says in an interview
as hard truth.  I can see him saying stuff that just pops into his head
to make things more interesting.

I wonder if we can track down Billy Lobo, who did the back cover, and get
his take on this.

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh@brainiac.com
 Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa
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