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Clint Eastwood’s gestalt empty chair work
Posted: 31 August 2012 02:37 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Clint Eastwood took the 2012 GOP convention from opposite world (where hard truths are actually easy lies) to a Saturday Night Live reject skit.  Still he showed his skill at making something entertaining out of things that are tragic.

In his gestalt work with the empty chair, he revealed that his inner conception of Prsident Obama is that of a nice but sadly ineffectual guy, who has nothing better to say than “Shut up.” and “Go fuck yourself.”

Ironically in gestalt work, one’s projection of the character in the empty chair is a projection of a part of one’s self.

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Posted: 31 August 2012 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Do you think that perhaps Eastwood was Obama’s mole? A secret weapon for the Dems?  tongue wink

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Posted: 31 August 2012 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A few of the things I heard he said almost make me think he was actually slamming Dems and Repubs alike.  Like the comment about Pols being OUR employees. Clint just seems like too sharp a guy to not realize how ludicrous both parties have become.

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Posted: 31 August 2012 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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What you guys talking about?

got a link?

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Posted: 31 August 2012 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I haven’t watched it yet myself…

http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/08/30/us/politics/100000001752472/clint-eastwoods-rnc-speech.html

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Posted: 31 August 2012 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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asanta - 31 August 2012 09:54 AM

Do you think that perhaps Eastwood was Obama’s mole? A secret weapon for the Dems?  tongue wink

I know you’re kidding, but I wish that was the case.  I’ve always enjoyed Clint Eastwood movies (most of the ones he acted in and ones that he produced/directed, also). I don’t like seeing him debased like that.  But, it seems that he brought it on himself.

The Repugs just made a mistake.  They should have shown a propaganda video about what a “real human being” Romney is, in that time slot.

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Posted: 31 August 2012 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I could not believe I was watching one of my favorite actors actually imploding on stage. It’s like watching a family member with dementia attempting to make conversation. I just kept thinking poor Clint, you sound like Charleton Heston holding up a long rifle and shouting “from my cold dead fingers” at an NRA rally. Even the reps. were embarrassed at his rambling diatribe to an empty chair. If they were trying to make a point it was lost on the tv audience anyway. The ditto heads in the auditorium would have applauded even if Romney had dressed in a clown suit and sung America the beautiful in Swahili. Man, I hope the dems. Don’t try this lame trick. We need a powerhouse speaker to open the convention; some young Kennedyesque politician speaking to the real issues.

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Thevillageatheist - 31 August 2012 12:12 PM

.... We need a powerhouse speaker to open the convention; some young Kennedyesque politician speaking to the real issues.

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That would be nice. But it seems to me that great political orators are a thing of the past. Such as Churchill, JFK, RFK, MLK Jr…

The closest we seem to have today is Obama himself.  Clinton (Bill) would do a credible job of it. But I don’t think they would have him open the convention.  It will be interesting to see how they work things.  Whatever they do, I think it will make the Repug Convention look like crap in comparison.

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TimB - 31 August 2012 12:44 PM
Thevillageatheist - 31 August 2012 12:12 PM

.... We need a powerhouse speaker to open the convention; some young Kennedyesque politician speaking to the real issues.

Cap’t Jack

That would be nice. But it seems to me that great political orators are a thing of the past. Such as Churchill, JFK, RFK, MLK Jr…

The closest we seem to have today is Obama himself.  Clinton (Bill) would do a credible job of it. But I don’t think they would have him open the convention.  It will be interesting to see how they work things.  Whatever they do, I think it will make the Repug Convention look like crap in comparison.

I wonder if Stephen Colbert is available?

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Thevillageatheist - 31 August 2012 12:12 PM

I could not believe I was watching one of my favorite actors actually imploding on stage. It’s like watching a family member with dementia attempting to make conversation. I just kept thinking poor Clint, you sound like Charleton Heston holding up a long rifle and shouting “from my cold dead fingers” at an NRA rally. Even the reps. were embarrassed at his rambling diatribe to an empty chair. If they were trying to make a point it was lost on the tv audience anyway. The ditto heads in the auditorium would have applauded even if Romney had dressed in a clown suit and sung America the beautiful in Swahili. Man, I hope the dems. Don’t try this lame trick. We need a powerhouse speaker to open the convention; some young Kennedyesque politician speaking to the real issues.

Cap’t Jack

If the Dems could get the actual Romney to sit in a chair and ask him questions about issues.  This would essentially be the same as talking to an empty chair.

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Now I’m really depressed.  Here I am, just 3.5 weeks away from turning 82, and if I use the example of a well known actor, what do I have to look forward to—dementia.  tongue rolleye

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Posted: 31 August 2012 07:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Now I’m really depressed.  Here I am, just 3.5 weeks away from turning 82, and if I use the example of a well known actor, what do I have to look forward to—dementia.  

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I rather doubt that Occam. You have a mind sharper than a lot of teenagers and post teens I have known. You depression kids are like the energizer bunny, ya just keep going.


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Posted: 31 August 2012 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Occam. - 31 August 2012 06:27 PM

Now I’m really depressed.  Here I am, just 3.5 weeks away from turning 82, and if I use the example of a well known actor, what do I have to look forward to—dementia.  tongue rolleye

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Look at the bright side.  You’ll never be lonely as long as you have at least one empty chair.

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Posted: 31 August 2012 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Hey, I can change the imaginary person, Romney one day, Limbaugh another, one of the Supreme Court justices, etc.  Boy, will I get great practice with all those words I can’t use in polite company.  LOL

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Posted: 01 September 2012 02:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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This is what happens when celebrities are asked their opinions.

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Posted: 01 September 2012 06:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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This is what happens when celebrities are asked their opinions.

Yeah Mike, I agree somewhat and it totally depends on which one you ask. Some activists for a specific cause, that Baldwin guy comes to mind but then you have Snooki. Jason Alexander seemed to know his subject on Bill Maher last night and presented some valid arguments about the rep convention and celebrities in general but most are too busy making movies and appearing on ads to care.


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