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Monday, July 13, 2020

Unpoetic License

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The above novel uses extensively the term “inscape.”
The term’s originator, a 19th-century Jesuit poet,
is credited . . . sort of.  For other uses of the term,
search for Inscape in this journal. From that search —

A quote from a 1962 novel

“There’s something phoney
in the whole setup, Meg thought.
There is definitely something rotten
in the state of Camazotz.”

Addendum for the Church of Synchronology

The Joe Hill novel above was published (in hardcover)
on Walpurgisnacht —April 30, 2013.  See also this journal
on that date.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Knight Moves

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As noted in the previous post, the phrase “the ability to jump
in and out of spaces” was quoted in an update this morning to
a July 2 post, “The Maxwell Enticement.” Related jumping —

See also other Log24 posts now tagged Knight Move.

Jack in the Box

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The phrase “the ability to jump in and out of spaces” was quoted
in an update this morning to a July 2 post, “The Maxwell Enticement.”

This suggests other Log24 posts now tagged “Jack in the Box.”

A related image, from Know Your Meme

The Producers

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The above reported death date suggested a Log24  update this morning.

See that update in The Maxwell Enticement , July 2, 2020.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone

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See also the previous post and the Red Books of May 30.

Philosophy for Murdoch Fans

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The previous post contained a passage from Iris Murdoch’s
1961 essay “Against Dryness.”  Some related philosophy —

'Crystal and Dragon' by David Wade, publisher's description

For those who prefer pure mathematics to philosophical ruminations
there are some relevant remarks in my webpage of August 27, 2003.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Fashion Space

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In memoriam

Click the quotation below for “Foster’s Space” posts.

The Enigma Glyphs

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IMAGE- The Diamond Theorem

For those who  prefer fiction —

“Twenty-four glyphs, each one representing not a letter, not a word,
but a concept, arranged into four groups, written in Boris’s own hand,
an artifact that seemed to have resurrected him from the dead. It was
as if he were sitting across from Bourne now, in the dim antiquity of
the museum library.

This was what Bourne was staring at now, written on the unfolded
bit of onionskin.”

— “Robert Ludlum’s”  The Bourne Enigma , published on June 21, 2016

Passing, on June 21, 2016, into a higher dimension —

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

“Ronald Graham, 1935-2020”

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Graham reportedly died yesterday, Monday, July 6, 2020.

          His AMS obituary says “he created the Erdős number.”

See also the tag in the previous post.

(That tag was created and added to several posts
just before I saw the above news of Graham’s death.
The tag, , was suggested by an earlier post from
June 30 — the cartoonist’s death date in today’s 8:45 PM post.)

“When Death tells a story, you really have to listen.”

Memorial from a Cartoon Graveyard

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From the New York Times  obituary today of a cartoonist
who reportedly died on June 30, 2020 —

 

Science Woo

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Magnificent.

'The Seven Dwarfs and their Diamond Mine

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sunset Boulevard Revisited

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The Liquor Locker appears also in  Into the Sunset  (Aug. 24, 2019)
and in  For Devil’s Night  (Oct. 30, 2017).

Dark Thirty

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Caliber

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Lines from “Impulse,” a 1990 Sondra Locke film —

He died by two contact
gunshots to the head.

Definitely small caliber.
Probably .22.

There’s almost no rigor,

so time of death
must be about 12:30 a.m.

an anonymous woman
caller reported it.

If a broad did it,

she sure knew
how to use a gun.

“Bing bang . . . .” — Song lyric quoted here on 7/01.

Notes

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Annals of Medicine:

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Death by Ventilator

Related reading —

As doctors got a crash course in the new disease,
their stance on ventilators began to evolve.

It’s Still the Same Old Story …

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“He recounted the story of Adam and Eve, who were banished
from paradise because of their curiosity. Their inability to resist
the temptation of the forbidden fruit. Which itself was a metaphorical
stand-in for knowledge and power. He urged us to find the restraint
needed to resist the temptation of the cube—the biblical apple
in modern garb. He urged us to remain in Eden until we were able
to work out the knowledge the apple offered, all by ourselves.”

— Richards, Douglas E.. The Enigma Cube  (Alien Artifact Book 1)
(pp. 160-161). Paragon Press, 2020. Kindle Edition.

The biblical apple also appears in the game, and film, Assassin’s Creed .

Related material —

See the cartoon version of Alfred North Whitehead in the previous post,
and some Whitehead-related projective geometry —

Enigma Variations

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The previous post reported, perhaps inaccurately, a publication
date of February 13, 2020, for the novel The Enigma Cube .

A variant publication date, Jan. 21,  2020, is reported below.

This journal on that  date —

The Enigma Cube

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Promotional material —

“Did you buckle up?” —  Harlan Kane

The publication date of The Enigma Cube  reported above was February 13, 2020.

Related material — Log24 posts around that date now tagged The Reality Bond.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Plan 9 from Oz

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Image from a film review of “Eureka” (a 1983 film by Nicolas Roeg).
Note the date of the review — January 09, 2015.

Also on January 09, 2015 —

Related cinematic philosophy —

Final scene from 'Paths of Glory'

Note the number, 701, on the colonel’s collar.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Weintraub Banana

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The Hot Rock

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See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

Midrash for Mayakofsky

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Two Bits

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“…problems can be solved by manipulating just two symbols, 1 and 0….”
— George Johnson, obituary of Claude Shannon

“The female and the male continue this charming dance, populating
the world with all living beings.”
— Leonard Shlain, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess,
Penguin Arkana paperback, 1999, Chapter 17,
“Lingam/Yoni” 

The Speed of Thought

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From the above search result — “0.69 seconds.”

See as well Theresa Russell and Rutger Hauer in Eureka .  . .

See also a different interpretation, by David Lynch,
of the “twin peaks” concept —

The Maxwell* Enticement

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[Update of Sunday morning, July 12, 2020 —

This July 2 post was suggested in part by the July 1 post Magic Child
and in part by the Sept. 15, 1984, date in the image below. For more
details about that date, possibly the death date of author Richard
Brautigan, see “The Life and Death of Richard Brautigan,” by
Lawrence Wright, in Rolling Stone  on April 11, 1985.

From that article:

Marcia called him the next night [Sept. 15, 1984]
in Bolinas. He asked if she liked his mind. “I said,
‘Yes, Richard, I like your mind. You have the ability
to jump in and out of spaces. It’s not linear thinking;
it’s exciting, catalytic, random thinking.’ “

Such thinking, though interesting, is not recommended for the
general public.  Sept. 15, 1984, was perhaps Brautigan’s last day alive.]

* See Maxwell in posts tagged Gods and Giants.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Long Strange Road

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“The road is long
With many a winding turn”

Neil Diamond

Magic Child

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Actress Descending a Staircase

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The above title was suggested by a scene in Body Double  (1984) . . .

Variations, starring Theresa Russell, on related themes —

The De Palma Balcony in Body Double , and “ready for my closeup” —

“Bing bang, I heard the whole gang!”

Summary — 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Classics of Jewish Humor —

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The Polish starlet joke

Related material — Costume design for New Year’s Eve.

“Show me all  the blueprints.” —  attributed to Howard Hughes.

The Social Network

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Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

“Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
me into the Hollywood limelight.”

— https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
131219-897.html

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Same Page

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Writer Robert Avrech on director Brian De Palma —

“Both Brian and I greatly admire Alfred Hitchcock so we were
pretty much on the same page aesthetically. That’s how I came
to write Body Double , a superb thriller that immediately thrust
me into the Hollywood limelight.”

— https://www.opednews.com/populum/page.php?
f=Behind-the-Scenes-with-Hol-by-Joan-Brunwasser-
American-Jews_Hollywood_Interviews_Judaism-Jewish-
131219-897.html

See also Avrech in this  journal —

Dark Comedy

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“There are dark comedies. There are screwball comedies.
But there aren’t many dark screwball comedies.
And if Nora Ephron’s Lucky Numbers  is any indication,
there’s a good reason for that.”

— Todd Anthony, South Florida Sun-Sentinel 

Perhaps another indication — De Palma’s  Body Double .

“Like a rose under the April snow . . . .” — Streisand

The De Palma Balcony

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The Demolished Man  was a novel that had fascinated De Palma
since the late 1950s and appealed to his background in mathematics
and avant-garde storytelling. Its unconventional unfolding of plot
(exemplified in its mathematical layout of dialogue) and its stress on
perception have analogs in De Palma’s filmmaking.”  — Wikipedia

This, together with the Cuernavaca balcony in Deschooling MIT, is
perhaps enough of a clue for mystified theologians on St. Peter’s Day.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

From MOM back to WOW —

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Wild Thing.

Mystic Cristal Revelation

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In memory of actress Linda Cristal — The New York Times  today —

“After a modest film career, followed by guest roles on television,
Ms. Cristal auditioned for ‘The High Chaparral,’ a western
developed by David Dortort, the creator and producer of ‘Bonanza.’
In her telling, it was a memorable occasion.”

Judy Carne and Hoss in NBC’s “Bonanza,”  a nemesis of
CBS Sunday programming.

The New York Times  on “Bonanza” in 2010

“Mr. Dortort oversaw production of the show for most of its run. In addition
to telling stories based on historical events involving the Comstock Lode and
the oncoming Civil War, the show dealt with themes like racial prejudice and
religious tolerance. Mostly, though, its drama, and its popularity, were because
of its focus on the Cartwrights and their tightknit bond.

‘What is the message?’ Mr. Dortort said. ‘Love is the message.’

David Solomon Katz was born in Brooklyn to Jewish immigrant parents from
Eastern Europe on Oct. 23, 1916, and grew up in a neighborhood famous for
the gangsters of Murder Inc. …”

Jazz for Fosse: The Quotation Dance

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Uh-Oh.

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Uh-Oh.

Chariot

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Detail from the Norwegian webpage in the previous post

Related material in this  journal — Chariot Race and Vajrayana.

The Nirvana Shirt

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For the shirt, see Norwegian artist Josefine Lyche in

A Search for Cobain.

Related material — A pyramid by Lyche and erotic Picasso:

Those who enjoy the occult may be entertained by the number 347 in
“Pablo Picasso. Suite 347.”  That number appeared in this  journal,
notably, on Christmas Eve 2005 as a page number from the classic
The Club Dumas , a novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte.

“Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.” — Nirvana, “Teen Spirit”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:00 PM

Or: Kipling and the Temple of Doom

See also Kipling and The Temple.

This post was suggested by a remark of Holland Cotter in The New York Times
on April 19, 2012 —

“An 18th-century Jain diagram of the cosmos turns the universe
into a kind of salvational board game. “

Hence . . .

The Mephisto Device

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:39 PM

The previous post, and Wallace Stevens, suggest a search
in this journal for “The Trials of Device.” That search yields,
among other images, the following —

The Mephisto Waltz  author, Fred Mustard Stewart, reportedly died
on February 7, 2007.  A check of that date in this journal yields . . .

This is not John Belushi, whose cover of
Frankie Laine’s “Rawhide” was memorable,
but Laine himself.

Some Frankie Laine lyrics quoted here on Stewart’s death date:

Frankie Laine (left) and the Blues Brothers

“Times when I know you’ll be lonesome,
times when I know you’ll be sad
Don’t let temptation surround you,
don’t let the blues make you bad”

— “We’ll Be Together Again,”
Frankie Laine,
March 30, 1913 —
February 6, 2007

Mephisto  fans may prefer Sting’s version of the phrase
“we’ll be together.” See Complex Reflection,  April 20, 2012.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Blank Memorial

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

This is a continuation of the “just seventeen” posts.

Smile of a Summer Night

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“There she stood in the doorway; I heard the mission bell….”

 

Master

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Nihilist Tune for Dixie

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Church News

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Compare and Contrast

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Compare and contrast —

Roz Chast's Math Cliff

Persons and Operators and Things

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Harvard University Press on a book,
Persons and Things,
it published on March 31, 2010

Moving effortlessly between symbolist poetry and Barbie dolls, artificial intelligence and Kleist, Kant, and Winnicott, Barbara Johnson not only clarifies psychological and social dynamics; she also re-dramatizes the work of important tropes—without ever losing sight of the ethical imperative with which she begins: the need to treat persons as persons. In Persons and Things , Johnson turns deconstruction around to make a fundamental contribution to the new aesthetics. She begins with

the most elementary thing we know:
deconstruction calls attention to
gaps

and reveals that their claims upon us are fraudulent. Johnson revolutionizes the method by showing that the inanimate thing exposed as a delusion is central to fantasy life, that fantasy life, however deluded, should be taken seriously, and that although a work of art “is formed around something missing,” this “void is its vanishing point, not its essence.” She shows deftly and delicately that the void inside Keats’s urn, Heidegger’s jug, or Wallace Stevens’s jar forms the center around which we tend to organize our worlds.

The new aesthetics should restore fluidities between persons and things. In pursuing it, Johnson calls upon Ovid, Keats, Poe, Plath, and others who have inhabited this in-between space. The entire process operates via a subtlety that only a critic of Johnson’s caliber could reveal to us.

I prefer the more straightforward insanity of  Operators and Things .

Barbara Johnson reportedly died on Aug. 27, 2009.  See that date
in other posts now tagged Autistic Enchantment. (That phrase is
the sort of sneering tag one may expect from deplorable academics.)

Distancing

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“But for all its success, Mr. Webb largely distanced himself
from ‘The Graduate,’ which featured a Buck Henry and
Calder Willingham screenplay . . . . ”

— Harrison Smith in The Washington Post  yesterday

Related material —

the liberation of the plastic elements.”

Thursday, June 25, 2020

After Gauss

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St. Bridget’s Cross

(Modulo Bridget)

“Well, she was just seventeen . . .”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Iconic Form

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“I appreciate simple, iconic and timeless forms —
things that can adapt or serve multiple purposes
and avoid being easily labelled. At the same time,
I love parts and fragments that reveal how things
move or work. Mostly, anything that tells its
own story and isn’t generalized or clad in some
sort of ornamental icing.”

— Charlottesville, VA, architect Fred Wolf, who seems
to have been associated with the business name
“Gauss LLC ” in Charlottesville.

Posts tagged Space Writer include —

.

Hollywood Nights

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The conclusion of an obituary for a former resident of Laurel Canyon —

“He would go to all these old junk shops and buy
black-and-white photos of nobody actors,’’
Mr. Klein said. “He didn’t want stills of the stars.
He said, ‘Actors that never made it — that’s
the real Hollywood.’ ’’

— Guy Trebay in The New York Times , June 23

Related music and art — Posts tagged Hollywood Nights.

With a Knick-Knack Paddywhack …

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Art21 web page on dog bone art

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Serious Numbers

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Serious Leary

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The director of the 2007 film “The Number 23” reportedly died today.
In his memory — An image that appeared in the Leary link of last night’s
post on “a combination of Kafka and Joyce, with a touch of Orwell” —

The Long Hello…

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Continues.

“In July, 1960, having just received a doctorate from Harvard
and a research and training fellowship from the National Institute
of Mental Health, I drove, together with my wife, Sandylee,
from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Cuernavaca, Mexico.”

Michael Maccoby, June 26, 2014

This is the Michael Maccoby of . . .

First published, with a less lurid cover,  in 1958 by Arlington Books
of Cambridge, Mass.

What appears to be that 1958 edition, with the Maccoby introduction,
is available as a PDF —

http://paragoninspects.com/articles/pdfs/temp/operators_and_things.pdf .

Some Harvard-related material — See Leary and 6 Prescott .

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Equals

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A love story of epicepicepic proportion” — Kristen Stewart on “Equals

“Some things are more equal than others.” — Adapted from Orwell

Garden Party for Snowball*

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Internationale

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The party line —

“We are proud to be part of an international community
dedicated to learning, teaching, and to the search for solutions.”

— Jill Pipher, President of the American Mathematical Society,
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The theme song — “The Internationale

* See the previous post

and . . .

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Password: Snowball

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ID 0571 —

Friday, June 19, 2020

One More for the Road

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A Number for the Rabbi*

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* Title suggested by a New York Times  report of a death on April 1.

Searching for Pinter. . .

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In memory of an actor who in films played Bilbo Baggins,
but on the stage was most closely identified with works by
Harold Pinter, especially “The Homecoming.”

A search for Pinter in this journal yields, as well as the playwright,
some posts tagged The Pinterest Directive.  These include . . .

Related image — The square and circle pictured here yesterday

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sister Act

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Maria Shriver, a contributor for NBC’s “TODAY,” remembered her aunt as an “extraordinary woman.”

Smith “had a great career on behalf of this country as ambassador to Ireland promoting peace there and also started very special arts for people with intellectual disabilities,” Shriver said on the 3rd hour of “TODAY.”

“So I take solace in the fact that she is joining every other member of her family up in heaven. So it’s nice for her,” she added.

Smith was born on Feb. 20, 1928, in Boston, Massachusetts to Rose and Joseph Kennedy.

Related graphic design:

Feb. 20 square and June 17 Circle.

Related entertainment: “The Foreigner” (2017 film) and . . .

Devs Crown

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https://www.w3schools.com/code/tryit.asp?filename=GFX2IP0RMJR7

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

On His Way

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The New York Times  reports a May 24 death

“Arriving in Harlem, he worked as a painter and carpenter,
earning a high school equivalency diploma and enrolling at
Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in mathematics. He was on his way.”

— John Leland

The Art of the Two-Pronged Deal

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See also Crux.

The Hunt for Red Om

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Betty Gilpin as Crystal in The Hunt —

Orange as the new black —

Sanskrit Ah Um

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Fujita Ah Um

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http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101027-PhilosophicalSketches2.jpg

For Bloomsday

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See also a post of April 10, 2018, in this journal and,
more generally, all posts tagged Dimensión de Arco .

Monday, June 15, 2020

Sins Galore

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Galore Magazine , September 2017 issue

In this shoot, Jaime takes us through the many sides
of her personality — inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins
and reflects on her life in the spotlight so far.

Related Wikipedia article suggested by the Galore  icons above —

See also this  journal on the above date — August 29, 2017.

“The Thing and I” Continues*

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“For the first thirty years of its history, Columbia was known as King’s College.”
History of the University Identity

Hence the crown favicon—

“When people talk about the importance of the study of ‘symmetry’
in mathematics, physics, and elsewhere, they often make the mistake
of only paying attention to the symmetry groups. The structure you
actually have is not just a group (the abstract ‘symmetries’), but an
action of that group on some other object, the thing  that has symmetries.”

Peter Woit of Columbia on June 9, reviewing a Quanta Magazine  article

* From earlier posts in this  journal containing the title phrase.

Agenbite

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One effect of Jewish humor:

See also, in Ulysses , “agenbite of inwit.”

Review

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Time

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Blues for Mr. Caplan

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“Mr. Caplan, an essayist, professor, lecturer and consultant on design,
died on June 4 in his apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
He was 95.” — Penelope Green in The New York Times  today.

This  journal on that date —

Related cultural icons —

” James, Alec.  Alec, James.”

Sunday, June 14, 2020

PC Language Game

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The above Nat Friedman is not to be confused with
the Nat Friedman of “Hyperseeing,” discussed here June 12.

One game is real and one’s a metaphor.
Untold times this wisdom’s come too late.
Battle of White has raged on endlessly.
Everywhere Black will strive to seal his fate.
Continue a search for thirty-three and three.
Veiled forever is the secret door.”
— Katherine Neville, aka Cat Velis, in The Eight,
Ballantine Books, January 1989, page 140

Related literary remarks —

The Old Man and the Bull

The Old Man and the Topic

On the Road Again

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See as well the Log24 post “In the Labyrinth of Memory
(January 8, 2003).

Geistgate, Wolfgang. Wolfgang, Geistgate.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:38 PM

The title refers to the previous post  and to a Log24 post of
March 24, 2016 —  the date of creation of the Steem blockchain.*

* This blockchain led to the Steemit social networking platform. See a sample
page from that platform. That page suggests a related discussion… Was it
“Looney Toons” or “Looney Tunes”?

Geistgate

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“Magic mirror on the wall. . .”

Related material on amnesia —
The Mandela Effect in a 2020 film. . .

. . . and in a web page from 9/15/2016.

Beach Reading

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Benchley reportedly died on Feb. 11, 2006.  See Log24 on that date.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A Candle for the Padre

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Candle from Sense8 ,  Season 1,  Episode 1: “Limbic Resonance” —

“At the still point….” — T. S. Eliot

This post was suggested by the date — Jan. 2, 2019 —
of a YouTube video —

. . . and by a Log24 post, “Wolf as Lamb,” on that date.

Knock on Any Door

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… Not to mention strange fruit .

From a review for a dirty computer

“… a spooky motel straight out of Twin Peaks.”

Icon Parking

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A street view for the late William Sessions.

Some may prefer the Count to X street view. See as well . . .

The X-File Marks the Spot

Friday, June 12, 2020

Art Icons

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Liz Elverenli on the writers of “I Am Not Okay with This
(Instagram, Jan. 18, 2019) —

“We went full Twin Peaks.”

Perhaps not  full  Twin Peaks . . .

Update of 11:22 PM ET —

A “Not Okay” line from Episode 1.03, “The Party’s Over”

00:00:31,573 –> 00:00:34,159
Something just didn’t feel right.

I prefer the Jacky St. James illustration of this sentiment:

Egon Schiele fans other than Elverenli may agree.

“It’s showtime, folks!” — Opening scenes of “All That Jazz.”

The Gift (Pace Nabokov)

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Click the above image for some related history.

Multispeech

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Now is as good a time as any
for a review of  multispeech.

Prelude to Westworld (1984)

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See also An Epic for Kristen .

Log Lady

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IMAGE- The 24-drawer filing cabinet of Lucia St. Clair Robson

“Just as these lines that merge to form a key
Are as chess squares; when month and day are four;
Don’t risk another chance to move to mate.
One game is real and one’s a metaphor.
Untold times this wisdom’s come too late.
Battle of White has raged on endlessly.
Everywhere Black will strive to seal his fate.
Continue a search for thirty-three and three.
Veiled forever is the secret door.”
— Katherine Neville, aka Cat Velis, in The Eight,
Ballantine Books, January 1989, page 140

“One game is real and one’s a metaphor” —

Twin Peaks

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See the title as a tag.

The title was suggested by

  1. Ashlynn Yennie’s twin peaks in Showtime’s Submission  (May 2016) —
  2. Ethan Allen’s recent appearance in a Vanity Fair  piece  by Betty Gilpin.

Gilpin as Crystal in The Hunt

Bullshit Studies: “Hyperseeing”

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In memoriam —

Friedman co-edited the ISAMA journal  Hyperseeing .  See also . . .

See too the other articles in Volume 40 of  Kybernetes .

Related material —

Compare and contrast the discussion of the geometry
of the 4×4 square
in the diamond theorem (1976) with
Nat Friedman’s treatment of the same topic in 2001 —

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Variants

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From a search in this journal for Angel Eyes

From a 2020 film directed by Tony Leech

Software Engineering I Prefer

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(to that of the previous post) —

Click the image for
      the source.

Related literature —

Annals of Software Engineering

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From the same film — the Digital Rights Management (DRM) variant —

As am I.

The above images are from a film  directed by Tony Leech.

I prefer the version of Ashlynn Yennie  directed by Jacky St. James.

Spacek’s File*

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From a search in this journal for Spacek

“Honesty’s the best policy.”
— Miguel de Cervantes

“Liars prosper.”
— Anonymous

— Epigraphs to On Writing:
A Memoir of the Craft
,
by Stephen King

Lavender Blue,
Dilly, Dilly,
Lavender Green…
Image-- Spacek as Carrie

* A title suggested by the previous post.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Space X File

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“For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross.”

— Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

“Sometimes I hit London.”

— Saying ascribed to Wernher von Braun

Inscribed Carpenter’s Square:

In Latin, NORMA

The X-File Marks the Spot

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“Where past and future are gathered” — T. S. Eliot

From a recent film —

From the Museum of Modern Art —

From this journal 10 years ago today —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100610-ImaginariumSm.jpg

Count to X

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“X marks the spot” — Indiana Jones.

Indiana Jones’s love interest in “The Last Crusade” was Alison Doody.

See as well . . .

Patrick Swayze in 'King Solomon's Mines'

  Howdy, Doody.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Nordic Sunshine

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Art

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“Anne, Saul.  Saul, Anne.”

Click the above leap of faith for a report of an April 1 death.

Bonjour Tristesse*

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* For the title, see Wikipedia (not Billie Holiday).

Prestige

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See also Light History.

Tune for a Dark Corner

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“Like the castle in the corner
In a medieval game”

Steely Dan, Dirty Work, 1972

Number

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Nine is a very powerful Nordic number.

— Katherine Neville, author of  The Eight

Monday, June 8, 2020

Country Music Fairytale

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“For us, it’s no joke.” — The Pointer Sisters

Question

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    Kristen Stewart?

The Crimson Blade

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From a search in this journal for Florence King


Related images —

The animated version —

Media Matter: The Kaczynski Tweet

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See as well “The Aristocrats.

Chariot Race

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“Mr. Lowery’s view that news organizations’  ‘core value
needs to be the truth, not the perception of objectivity,’
as he told me, has been winning in a series of battles,
many around how to cover race.”

— Ben Smith in the print New York Times  this morning

“Christ is truth.” — St. Gerard Manley Hopkins

See also The Diamond Chariot  in posts tagged September Samurai.

This post was suggested by a May 28 death —

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Personal Feeds

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Related image —

“Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.”

“A Kind of Frame or Space or Field”

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Accounting for Taste

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See also a 2012 Canadian comedy and the following post
from the opening date of a different Canadian comedy . . .

For the Night Clerk*

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* See IMDb.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Inside Job

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A film not unrelated to the screen career
of Sophia Lillis:  Inside Daisy Clover.

I prefer Inside the White Cube.

The Graduate (Alternate Version)

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Kate Beckinsale plays a young Harvard Medical School graduate
working on a doctoral thesis in “Laurel Canyon” (2002).
From the subtitles of the opening scene —

8
00:01:06,713 –> 00:01:08,632
Oh, God.

9
00:01:08,799 –> 00:01:12,886
Oh, Lord. Oh, Jesus.

Night at the Museum of Unnatural History

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“When men and women pour so much alcohol into themselves
that they destroy their lives, they commit a most unnatural act.”

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions , Step Six

Friday, June 5, 2020

Slow Dance

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From the New York Times  obituary  this afternoon
of a talented French comic  —

“They performed in notorious sketches
like ‘The Flirt,’ a slow dance with a
back-and-forth inner dialogue….”

The site of another slow dance . . .

A related meme

»Ein Bild hielt uns gefangen«

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Miss Cream Jeans*

* See “The Beckinsale Letter.”

Making Quote Marks

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From a short story by Stephen King (Harper’s , March 2020) —

“ ‘Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being
the exact nature of our wrongs,’ ” Jack said, making quote marks
with his fingers.

Quote marks I prefer —

See as well the short story  “The Beckinsale Letter.”

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Word vs. Picture

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Some remarks in the current  Times Literary Supplement
related to the Pythagoreans were linked to in the previous post.

Related remarks —

Related picture —

Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box
Religion is the smile on a dog

— Edie Brickell,  1986

Times Literary Supplement

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See also mentions of Justin E. H. Smith in this  journal, including . . .

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rigor and Respect

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“… Western academic philosophy will likely come to appear
utterly parochial in the coming years if it does not find a way
to approach non-Western traditions that is much more rigorous
and respectful than the tokenism that reigns at present.”

— Justin E. H. Smith in the New York Times  philosophy
column “The Stone” yesterday

For example—

Selected Bibliography on Ancient Chinese Logic

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