Tuesday, October 16, 2018


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For the title, see the Wikipedia article on the late Paul Allen.

See also . . .

Related material — the late Patrick Swayze in Ghost and King Solomon's Mines.

"Please wait as your operating system is initiated."


Literary Relations

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See also Log24 on November 7, 2016.

Hen Scratches

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Robert M. Adams on Finnegans Wake 
in The New York Times 
on Sunday, January 18, 1987:

"There is a great passage in the 'Wake' where Joyce — if he was not
just a phantasm in the mind of HCE — appears to address his reader
directly, jocularly and sympathetically:

'You is feeling like you was lost in the bush, boy? You says:
It is a puling sample jungle of woods. You most shouts out:
Bethicket me for a stump of a beech if I have the poultriest
notions what the farest he all means. Gee up, girly!'

For there's a bird in the case, and if we follow her hen scratches,
we may be able to 'pick a peck of kindlings yet from the sack of
auld hensyne.' That's what keeps the 'Wake' fellowship awake at night . . . ."

Not to mention "skreaking and skrittering" —

Monday, October 15, 2018

History at Bellevue

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The previous post, "Tesserae for a Tesseract," contains the following
passage from a 1987 review of a book about Finnegans Wake

"Basically, Mr. Bishop sees the text from above
and as a whole — less as a sequential story than
as a box of pied type or tesserae for a mosaic,
materials for a pattern to be made."

A set of 16 of the Wechsler cubes below are tesserae that 
may be used to make patterns in the Galois tesseract.

Another Bellevue story —

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare
from which I am trying to awake.”

— James Joyce, Ulysses

Tesserae for a Tesseract

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The source —

The Other Side

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"As far as I know, there is no escape for mortal beings from time.
But experimental ideas of practical access to eternity
exerted tremendous sway on educated, intelligent, and forward-
looking people in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,
with a cutoff that was roughly coincident with the First World War.
William James died in 1910 without having ceased to urge
an open-minded respect for occult convictions."

New Yorker  art critic Peter Schjeldahl in the Oct. 22, 2018, issue.

Also in that issue —

For Zingari Shoolerim*

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IMAGE- Site with keywords 'Galois space, Galois geometry, finite geometry' at DiamondSpace.net

The structure at top right is that of the
in the previous post.

* "Zingari shoolerim" is from
    Finnegans Wake .

Daily Maro

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From a post of May 21, 2004

A comment on that post —

"Oh yeah – MARO means bread in Romani – pretty cool, huh?" 

See also a New Yorker  piece from the Oct. 15, 2018, issue —


Sunday, October 14, 2018


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New and old AMS logos —

I prefer the old.  Related material —

For an old Crosswicks curse, see that phrase in this journal.

For a new curse, see . . .

    "Unsheathe your dagger definitions." — James Joyce.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Corinthian Style

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The previous two posts discussed the Twitter account of
the author of a New York Times  opinion column published
online today. From a rather different Twitter —

Location: Endor

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See also Space Writer in this  journal.

Space 101

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Screenshot of a tweet by space writer Shannon Stirone
posted at 10:57 PM ET October 12 —

See also NASA + Wiig.

Stirone has an opinion piece in today's online New York Times  promoting NASA.

Discussing the Hubble Space Telescope, she claims that . . .

"Hubble peers deep into space, patiently collecting the universe’s traveling light,
then delivering it to us in never before seen images: galaxies, supernovas and
nebulae. It is a time machine. And without it we wouldn’t know we are inside
a galaxy that is just one of possibly trillions."


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Monday, January 8, 2018


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See also the previous post.

Particular Values

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See also Hobsbawm in this journal.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Spooky Moonrise

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Kristen Wiig leaving bookstore in 
"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," S9E1 —

A Windows 10 lockscreen image — "Spooky Moonrise Over Lake":

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bum Tip

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For a more academic meditation, see University Diaries  today.


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The word "adcraft" in the previous post suggests adman Cary Grant
in "North by Northwest," which in turn suggests a Log 24 post from 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014:


"Mr. Kaplan, you are quite the performer."

That  post was suggested by . . .

See also Log24 posts of Sunday, March 2, 2014 — Oscar Day.


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Related adcraft — "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
became, for the U.S. market, "… and the Sorcerer's Stone."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Witch Luck *

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*  And Omensetter's  * . . .

Quoted here on Dec. 14, 2017

— Justin E. H. Smith


“Crossword Omen” Continues.

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An image from earlier Log24 posts tagged Crossword Omen

Portrait, in the 2013 film Oblivion , of  a 2005 graduate
of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art —

London derrière.


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On the answers to the puzzle discussed here last night

"Look, this is a complicated theme, but it was no help to me
while solving and feels like an elaborate joke that the teller
has to explain, where you're like 'Oh … yeah, that's clever.'
But you didn't laugh."

— Today's "Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle"

A Stitch in Time

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The above October 7th screenshot is of a New York Times  ad in the
"Business Day" section that accompanied a story with the headline 

"Pret a Manager . . . ." [sic ].

The error was corrected:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Nicht Spielerei

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A YouTube description —

"Walter Klien performing Mozart's 12 Variations in C Major
on the French Song: "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" K.265 on
the piano. Used in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa
Black Sheep, and the Alphabet Song."


"Published on May 23, 2010"

See also this  journal on May 23, 2010 —

Posts now tagged Death Story.

Related material —


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Breadcrumbs for Sophia

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"Spiel ist nicht Spielerei." — Fröbel

See also Gretel in posts from January 24, 2013.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Four Slashes

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"Four slashes of one size fits all.
It should not fit you."

— Alyssa Milano, "A Survivor's Prayer"

Milano's reference was to the hashtag symbol.

For another view of this symbol, see Pound Sign.

Some less popular "four slashes" art from Milan —

The Milano Fork

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"When you come to a fork in the road…"

IMAGE- Alyssa Milano as a child, with fork


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IMAGE-- Matt Damon stands where a door opens in 'Hereafter'

Note that some have to stop and some don't.

This  journal on the above date, 5 July 2008 —

"Review by Charles Isherwood in today’s New York Times :

A god deserves a great entrance. And Dionysus, the god of wine
and party boy of Mount Olympus, whose celebratory rituals got
the whole drama thing rolling in the first place, surely merits a
spectacular one….”

Sunday, October 7, 2018

In the Bag

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"Skip the preface, and it's in the bag!" — Nabokov

See also Shattuck in this journal and . . .

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Smart Drug

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For Shoshana

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See Shoshana, Frame Tale, and Artistic Vision.

Au Revoir, Cosette

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Mary Stewart, 'The Little Broomstick'


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Friday, October 5, 2018

The “Ignotiles” of Paul Hertz

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The above figure illustrating 24 permutations is dated "2007."

An earlier permutations figure, archived on June 17, 2006 —

An illustration of the above title "I Want To Be a Mathematician" —

Wanting does not make it so.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mage Studies: Art vs. Bullshit

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From an October 3 post


From an academic's website —


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The previous post suggests a review of . . .

Broomsday 2004.

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Art Trail

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“There’s always a place at the edge of our knowledge,
where what’s beyond is unimaginable, and that edge,
of course, moves.” — Physicist Leon Lederman in
The New York Times  yesterday afternoon.

An image from Florence, SC

Click image for related material.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nobel Literature Prize

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The New York Times  today —

Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of
the Subatomic World, Dies

By George Johnson

Oct. 3, 2018

Leon Lederman, whose ingenious experiments with particle accelerators
deepened science’s understanding of the subatomic world, died
early Wednesday in Rexburg, Idaho. He was 96.

His wife, Ellen Carr Lederman, confirmed the death, at a care facility.
She and Dr. Lederman, who had long directed the Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory outside Chicago, had retired to eastern Idaho.

"… novelist, poet and minister George MacDonald . . . ."

See as well Jess Lederman, Investment Banker.

"I have three children with my first wife, Florence Gordon.
Daughter Rena is an anthropologist,
son Jesse is an investment banker
and daughter Rachel a lawyer."

— Leon Lederman at nobelprize.org.

Adamantine Meditation

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A Catholic philosopher —

Related art —

Image result for mog miracle octad bricks

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Raiders of the Lost Crucible

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See other posts now tagged Crucible Raiders.

Related entertainment —

From YouTube:

From NBC:

For more from the above date,
Oct. 8, 2016, click "seriously" below.

But seriously

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