Argh! What do you call peoples' tendency to look for connections everywhere?

There's a word for it and for the life of me and my dear Auntie-who-brought-it-up's* sanity, I can't remember it.  I'm not about to plow through weeks' worth of FARK headlines to find it, so I'm hoping, as with so many thing in life, Crankyland has the answer.

(Makes with the sad pleading eyes.)

* She was all about the "ZOMG, the number 13 and OJ WTF?" thing that I (luckily) hadn't heard of until now.  Kinda reminds me of the one from years ago where, if you take a twenty dollar bill, and fold it this way, and then fold it that way, and turn it around and ect., you will see... that you have way too much free time.


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Signs, with Mel Gibson

RidingFool's picture

Oh, wait. Sorry. Wrong thread.

On a more serious note:

www.mcsweeneys.net/books/everythingthatrises.reviews.html

Is convergence the word you're looking for?

Justice was done..........maybe

Rajah's picture

There may be no God but I do believe in fate

I take that back

Real justice would have been O.J. meating up with Dexter

There's something about the number 13

Apollo 13 weren't no picnic

 

The 13th letter of the alphabet is...

RidingFool's picture

Yes! That letter. You know the one. And it represents... 

 

 

mary-jane!

 

Speaking of hunting, Rajah, what is the limit on hobos?

"Pattern Recognition"? "Paranoia"? "Hysteria"?

Wulfgar's picture

"Being a barely-evolved hairless monkey and not knowing any better"?

 

 

 

~I'm going to Hell and I just don't care.~

 

Um...

Xur's picture

isn't that just what us humans do? Find patterns in things and tell stories? That's why we're here in the first place, isn't it?

I should hope that since we're all human...

TMundo's picture

....and have some similarities that at some point we will come across those similarities, more-so if we're seeking them out on purpose.

I should hope that since we're all human...

TMundo's picture

....and have some similarities that at some point we will come across those similarities, more-so if we're seeking them out on purpose.

connections

Shakesmear's picture

I don't know what the word is but if it doesn't exist I suggest 'synthkinesis' be the word you are searching for.

 

Hey, Shakespeare made up thousands of words.  Surely I'm entitled to one.

Everything relates back to the Time Cube

Rajah's picture

Singularity is Evil!

''Connections?'

Trufflesnuff's picture

Your Aunty is right (I think.)

Everything's connected, we just don't know how - yet. How dense? How porous? How maladorous?

Me? Still duck-diving in the spaces between.....

And that, dear peeps, is why some of us can't afford to do drugs....

 

 

 

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