Dear Uncle Mort,
Several years ago I bought a purple AMC Gremlin to show my peer group that there’s no father to my style. Then all of the sudden everywhere I go I’m seeing purple Gremlins. A few years later I bought a blue Ford Fiesta with opalescent finish. Then, blue Fiestas everywhere! Earlier this year I bought a fire engine red Honda CR-V with a spoiler. Now all I see are people in red CR-Vs. Why does everyone have to cop my style, yo!
They See Me Rollin’
Well you sure have a distinguished taste in cars! Why wouldn’t they want to emulate you? But, what you are experiencing is a shift in your perceptual filter. You see, our brains filter out a bulk of the stimulus we’re receiving every second. It takes what it deems necessary for whatever situation we find ourselves in, creates a model of our current reality and projects it out into the world. If it didn’t we might wind up catatonic or insane. The thing is, the red Hondas were always out there, but the stimulus was discarded by your brain as unnecessary details. That was until you bought your red Honda. You have red Hondas on the mind so you’re noticing all the red Hondas already out there. Want do a fun experiment? Look out the window for minute or two. Now write down all the blue things you remember seeing. It may be a pretty short list. Now look for all the blue things out the window. There’s an awful lot more blue out there than you thought there was! If you’re curious about what life would be like if you didn’t have perceptual filters, learn meditation, join a Sufi school or drop some LSD. It may also help with your narcissism and paranoia.
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Greetings, Doomed Monkeys! Uncle Mort, back with another fine edition of the Saturday Evening Ghost. Merwyn is back, this week, with a terrifyingly good ‘Mystic Merwyn’. B. F. Smith found his way back, this week, with part four of ‘A Primer on Zen Boozism’. A. Wizard is here to shed some light on the situation with a double shot of Wizard of Whizzin’ in both sight and sound versions. This month ‘The Joneses’ get an odd helping hand and to round it all off, those crazy kids are back with a hell of a Page Five Ghouls. All this is brought to you by 8-Teen’z with a deal you can’t afford! I’ll see ya next week, kids. Alimentary!
Greetings, Doomed Monkeys! Here we are again with another fine volume of the Saturday Evening Ghost. This week, Vincent Harris is barking in the dark, in an all new episode of ‘The Ruiner’. Then, our very own A. Wizard returns with a moving edition of ‘Wizard on Whizzin’. This week, the crew from ‘Psamurai’ just can’t seem to fire on all cylinders. And as always, the Page Five Ghouls are here with another arresting feature. All this is brought to you by the folks down at O’Snapp’s. You’ll always get lucky at O’Snapps! Until next time kids, have fun. Electrophysiologically!
Look who’s back, Doomed Monkeys. Good old Uncle Mort here, with this week’s round up. This time T.J. Washington is back with his continuing, red-hot, mummy adventure. Hugo is here with a colorful, new ‘Straight from the Fridge’. The gang down in the Crescent City don’t stand a ghost of a chance in this month’s Crescent City Creeps. And our crazy Page Five Ghouls are taking a look at what happens when monsters retire. Hey, kids, did you ever wonder what the inner workings of a fine publication, such as this, was like? You won’t after reading the transcripts of the unfortunate SEG Staff Tweet-Off. Warts and all, this week, are brought to you by Blandley’s, where you have two choices; take it or leave it! So until next time, semiautobiographical!
Greetings, Doomed Monkeys. It’s your good pal Uncle Mort back with another edition of The Saturday Evening Ghost. This week, Stella comes waltzing in, fresh from sitting in the sun and yawning all day, with a brand new ‘Stellar Forecast’. Ray and the gang are reaching a high water mark in ‘Ray #7’. The kids will enjoy an all new adventure with Jimmy Jam & Sally Slam. And the Page Five Ghouls settle an old score. All this is brought to you by The Rev. Dr. Hugo Holmesnow who is up to some new tricks he’d like you to check out. Enjoy yourselves, kids, it’s later than you think. Enjoy yourselves while you’re still in the pink. Binomial Nomenclature!