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Re: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence - Lehmberg

From: Alfred Lehmberg <alienview.nul>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 15:07:06 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 11:56:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence - Lehmberg


>From: Stuart Miller <stuart.4.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 15:56:52 +0100
>Subject: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence

>I have just had the great pleasure of watching Paul Kimball's
>Best Evidence UFO documentary (not shown in the UK yet) and at
>the end of it, I find I am experiencing an emotion I did not
>expect to feel; immense anger.

>This List, along with others, has used up copious volumes of
>bandwidth in the past berating the quality and moral integrity
>of previous UFO documentaries and the people who have produced
>them. Oh how we love to complain about how we've been stabbed in
>the back, lied to, been victims of dishonest editing, etc., etc.

>Here at last is a documentary produced not only by someone who
>knows what he's talking about but who has also delivered a fact
>driven, objective piece of work featuring people who also know
>what they're talking about.

>Simple, clear, unsenstational, to the point; an outstanding
>piece of work and a piece of work we can use to point others to
>as a perfect example of what the subject of UAPs/UFOs is all
>about.

>Well done Paul and thank you.


Great suffering and most baragrugous ZOT, but can you give a guy
a second to see the DVD and compose a forkina response? Here's a
draft of something I'm working on just to let you know that you
should be careful what you wish for, eh? See, your shaming was
not remotely required! <g>

__________

Best Evidence? Best ever!


Perchance to revision entirely, repudiate ironically, or mea
culpa humbly? I suspect not. It's against the poet/warrior
charter and in the bylaws somewhere. Issues, of course, remain.

Moreover, pushing 60 I've learned there is often another shoe to
drop, eh? True, my perhaps tediously prosecuted and melodramatic
multi-media perturbation with the irrepressible Mr. Kimball is
long, detailed, and even easily Googled. We've battled
magnificently, if I'm allowed, in the poetic sense following the
tradition of Lord Byron and Bob Southey in Don Juan...

The thrust of my consternation; however, described in "Why I
Fight," located at my Weblog - leaves Mr. Kimball handily free
of any personal responsibility for my perhaps... exuberant
explication in his regard over the years. Seriously... unless
there's too much broccoli water, perhaps, but you'll have to
read Why I Fight for that. It's all philosophy, eh?

The short version? As always, the proceeding can be taken as
sincere reportage and not a convenient course change currying
favor of a star in obvious ascendancy, even as that causes a
shudder to some readers. No apologies, eh?

Still, I am most gratified to be able to make this report.

All that said? This writer asserts that Paul Kimball has raised
the bar, decidedly, on what constitutes a competent film
documentary about UFOs, and he has produced a work at once
wonderfully convincing and thoroughly authoritative... indeed as
interesting as it is compelling in every conceivable way.

Searching hard, reader, being bitten and therefore shy, I find I
can be contrary only about the run-time of the piece. It was too
short by a factor of three.

Best Evidence, in one word? Simply: More. There is much more
after all.

An always improbable perfect storm of informed intelligence,
controlled talent, and vetted support from key individuals,
Kimball is able to ask society at large... reasoned, reasoning,
and reasonable questions about UFOs, reader, which cannot go
unanswered - ultimately - questions.

Allow me to digress a moment and address this concept of
'questions'. Consider the generic root 'question'. The
interrogative.

See? The interrogative shapes perception... where the answer
only restricts itself to the question provoking it; am I right?
If one wants the most useful and productive answer available?
One must first ask the correct question, eh?

I should think that this makes questions more important than
answers by an order of karmic magnitude! Why not?

Moreover, this will be true, I suspect, even when the answers
are not forthcoming - as they often are not... remember. No, it
is the questions which have always been enough, friends, to buoy
an invested intellectuality until that answer is forthcoming.
Reach must exceed grasp or what's a heaven for, right? Shouldn't
we all aspire more to a 'reach' over grasp, or how are any of us
supposed to grasp anything new? That seems a no-brainer.

Besides, what does that boon answer do, actually, but provoke
the next appropriate set of freaking question, regardless!
Verily, the bigger we build the fire the more the shadows are
revealed!

This is a benefit of doing what it is we do, reader, you and I,
indulging our curiosity for the '"out of the box' stuff. Shadows
are regularly revealed and novelty begins to increase; am I
wrong? The borders are pushed back, our intellectual horizon
gets wider still, and we discover that there is all manner of
potential in those heretofore unrealized shadows. To sleep
perchance to dream, eh? Then, from those aggregate dreams
improve an individual actuality. This is a sub-text of Kimball's
film.

Its the rare flower should get a little water, eh? Good is often
interred with bones, no? Evil, conversely, lives on and on,
right? Kimball's documentary as rare 'good' living on and on for
a change? We begin:


I think the thing I liked most about Kimball's film was the
steady width of its beam of stark inclusiveness, an
inclusiveness not dismissible as playing merely to the "lowest
common denominator. It remains, everybody can get the point of
Kimball's film.

Indeed, disparate persons could get the film wherever they
approached it on the Bell curve, and in as much as the smartest
person on the planet is numbingly stupid about some things,
proper respect and appreciation gets shown to what has ever been
inappropriately maligned, too readily disrespected, and
heartlessly betrayed as the dimmer left half... of what is an
overworked and inappropriately applied, if famous, Bell-curve.
Kimball talks down to no one, and is straight with everyone!
Everyone gets respect!

Truthfully, I was all set for a tedious viewing ordeal, upon
which I would I would strafe and pan a review of equal
tediousness. It was not to be.

In fact I was immediately delighted, hugely interested, and
completely absorbed with the program from its onset. With a
little shame I'd started ready to sneer. But I was spared that!

Strap yourself down reader! The boost's not over at perigee!
Acceleration is ongoing! Infinity and beyond! Concrescence looms
and beckons!

Like a ten stage rocket for a micro-mini mind-missile, the
reality of a ufological profundity is fired so high and hard
into the ufological fence-sitter's forebrain, that said fence-
sitter can't really look at UFOs the same way ever again.
Seriously, for every iterated case or stage of this rocket...
given the quality of the persons involved? The numbers of
quality persons involved? The corroborating evidence
involved? The quality of science involved?

Well... lets just say that the aforementioned fence-sitter has
every right, authorization, and duty to float right down from
that fence and be amongst her fellow anti-klasskurxians and
sharp-beaked pelican-hawks... feast on the well invalidated
skeptibunky flesh hereby vanquished! But seriously, trees of
ufological liberty finally nourished by the blood of harsh
klasskurtxian tyrants, no? That's a subtext of Kimball's film
and small hyperbole reader.

At case #10, even conversant I was, "Wow!" By #5, I was, "Great
suffering Zot!" At #9? Well, my exuberance knew no bounds,
reader! You see, Kimball has paid the awful debt incurred by a
scurrilous lapdog mainstream in the abortive second half of the
infamous Peter Jennings Special. Yes! Jennings' ABC is put
paid by Kimball's Redstar! No one is more gob-smacked than
myself!

Indeed, Kimball's Best Evidence is filled with all manner of
meaningful and constructive surprises. One such is an employment
of one Kris McBride, a serious young female actor, as a
narrator.

There was some small discussion whether or not McBride was the
correct choice to provide the aforementioned narration. Based on
what I heard consistently throughout? She was, actually, if I
may say so.

Her understated approach to the material sampled, coupled with
the calm confidence of her informed delivery, contrasted
productively with the youthfulness of her voice in a wide-sweep
synergistic sense. Consequently, her performance compelled and
communicated at many levels where a masculine delivery would
not, I suspect. This girl is more than the sum of her parts,
assuredly!

Moreover, she shows a rare courage (always guaranteed to blow my
dress up) associating herself with even a serious ufology lest
she be painted as a "woo-kookian or tin-foiler"!

Finally, the full blown DVD of Kimball's Best Evidence is
predicted to add all the material not entertained by network
television, so the work could better approach the run-time
wished for at the beginning of this essay. I submit that it will
be a wealth of valid information about not being alone in a
back-water galaxy, and whatever the implications of that are,
you can bet that it is a great pay-off to a concrescence graphed
asymptotically, I've heard. Buckle up! The future is inexorable,
but I suspect, still, that that is good news.

Mr. Kimball? Good work, Sir!

I wonder... could this be the other shoe dropped regarded
earlier? Time will tell, but I'll keep my saber loose in its
scabbard. There are seasons to stand firm. This is not one of
them, however; Best Evidence is sea change, if we let it.


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