Jan 7, 2008

Sean Dowling/David Massingham...Ministry Of Truth

Thansk to Jeanne for the following info.

I was searching Sean Dowling/Australia and came up with this website. An abc site Australia and David Messingham came up with him. The link is posted below.

http://www.abc.net.au/jtv/comedy/ministryoftruth.htm


Ministry of Truth
The Ministry of Truth is a media collective born in Brisbane with collaborators all over Australia. They make web videos about contemporary politics and culture, using satire and video art to tackle issues that the mainstream media won't touch. That is until now! The Ministry is proud to present three specially crafted music themed vids to be broadcast on jtv over triple j's Ausmusic month.

+ Special Guests
+ Forlorn Gaze: The Big Deal
+ Noise Idol

Special Guests
Meet Special Guests, the hardest working Australian rock band of all. From stadium concerts to backwater bars, there seems no gig too large or too small for them to play support. They have supported the best musicians that this country and the world has to offer without ever having achieved headlining status. Till now. We meet the band as they are preparing for their first headline show.

Vince – David Massingham
Liam – Sean Dowling
Jay – Thom Browning
Clive – Luke Allan
Narrator – Al Caeiro

Created by The Sexy Detective. The Sexy Detective is:
Luke Allan, Marcus Bell, Thom Browning, Alison Caeiro, Sean Dowling, Michael Griffin, Luke Rimmelzwaan, David Massingham, Hannah Warren

I found this when I goggled Ministry of Truth. On wikpedia site it says the following...

The Ministry of Truth (or Minitrue, in Newspeak) is one of the four ministries that govern Oceania in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. As with the other Ministries in the novel, the Ministry of Truth actually does the opposite of what its name implies, being responsible for the falsification of historical events; and yet is aptly named in a deeper sense, in that it created/manufactured "truth" in the newspeak sense of the word.

The Ministry of Truth is involved with news, entertainment and the fine arts. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit party doctrine, for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite history so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate.

The following are the departments of the ministry mentioned in the text:

Records Department (Recdep in Newspeak)
Fiction Department (Ficdep in Newspeak)
Propaganda Department (Propdep in Newspeak)
Tele-programmes Department (Teledep in Newspeak)
Research Department (Resdep in Newspeak)
Music Department (may not belong to the Ministry of
Truth)

5 comments:

Smullie said...

I've googled the sexy detective, and found the following site:

http://www.sexydetective.com/

Couldn't find any strange things. Apparently they're just a group making short films, sketches and such.

I couldn't find anything on imdb though. (this doesn't have to be a big point).

Also, I did a quick imdb/google search for 'Right Foot Down Productions' : nothing.
Note that the RFD logo is a mirroring image, just like the Illuminati logo. (don't know what that's called).

Then I checked the source code for the Sexy detective site.
There was an ad for Mud Films(www.mudfilms.com).
On that page you see a hairy halloween head. Behind it is a picture of, presumably, the moon.

I did a quick search on these things.
Maybe someone else finds something?
Or is it another red herring?

Smullie said...

Sorry for double posting:

The symbol of Right Foot Productions is an Ambigram.
This means, you can read the same thing when you turn the image up side down.

http://users.tpg.com.au/adsl8x6w/sexyd/images/main-image.jpg

(lower right corner).

Further, I search at wikipedia for the name Right Foot Down Productions, this is the top most find (at 100%) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podiatry

"Podiatry is a field of healthcare devoted to the study and treatment of disorders in the foot, ankle, knee, leg and hip"

Didn't Desmond claim to be a 'expert' ankle healer / taper ?

Again, apologies for double posting. Hopefully this i's maybe a little something...

Erik said...

You are definitly on the right track here Dark!

The Ministry of Truth is involved with news, entertainment and the fine arts. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit party doctrine, for propaganda effect. For example, if Big Brother makes a prediction that turns out to be wrong, the employees of the Ministry of Truth go back and rewrite history so that any prediction Big Brother previously made is accurate.


This is definitly a hint..
This points to Naomi's words..

Thomasriekki said...

Looks like you've done some great searching, but I find it all a little too far fetched. Sean et al. are from Hoodlum right? Isn't it just a company that makes websites and ARGs? Tracey probably just put herself into this game (ie Tracey R). These guys also made this Ministry of Truth site right? So it seems a little far to link one of their other projects name with events in the novel 1984 and then say it has something to do with this game.

cldx said...

Ive been wondering for hours how theres a connection to the ARG, honestly i dont even think about Hoodlum being a part of all of this,

I think we expect a little too much sometimes concerning this Game, even if i repeat myself but im gonna state again (even if i get hated on again), the clues are going to be not as hard as a lotta people seem to think, of course we get additional side info on topics that might be connected to the Game and we can very well suck up this info and use it to understand LOST even more, but that doesnt neccesarily mean that the info is going to be very relevant to the solution of the Game Puzzles. Im not saying we dont need the info, i LOVE additional info as a matter of fact, but im just very careful with interpretating too much into it without further proof that its worth investigating on.