Sunday, February 28, 2021

Language Games

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    Click Nina for the above film from Good Friday, 2019.

IMAGE- 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil' and 'I Put a Spell on You'

Factional Group

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Related tune suggested yesterday by Peter J. Cameron —

The Beatles, “I Me Mine,” from the “Let It Be” album.

Related imagery —

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Pencil Case

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Here is  a midrash on “desmic,” a term derived from the Greek desmé
( δέσμη: bundle, sheaf , or, in the mathematical sense, pencil —
French faisceau ), which is related to the term desmos , bond …

(The term “desmic,” as noted earlier, is relevant to the structure of
Heidegger’s Sternwürfel .)

“Gadzooks, I’ve done it again!” — Sherlock Hemlock


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From posts tagged “The Empty Quarter” —

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05B/050805-Rag.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Related tune suggested today by Peter J. Cameron

The Beatles, “I Me Mine,” from the “Let It Be” album.

That album, and an image from Log24 on Feb. 23 —

The bond with reality is cut.

Friday, February 26, 2021

“Only Connect”

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Twelves   (in memory of Robert de Marrais)

Receipt date for the above article —

Synchronicity check —

Related reading —


Non-Chaos Non-Magic

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:21 PM

For fans of “WandaVision” —

“1978 was perhaps the seminal year in the origin of chaos magic. . . .”

Wikipedia article on Chaos Magic

Non-Chaos Non-Magic from Halloween 1978 —

The Cullinane diamond theorem, AMS Notices, Feb. 1979, pp. A-193-194

Related material —

A doctoral student of a different  Peter Cameron

( Not to be confused with The Tin Man’s Hat. )

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Compare and Contrast

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“… What is your dream—your ideal?  What is your News from Nowhere,
or, rather, What is the result of the little shake your hand has given to
the old pasteboard toy with a dozen bits of colored glass for contents?
And, most important of all, can you present it in a narrative or romance
which will enable me to pass an idle hour not disagreeably? How, for instance,
does it compare in this respect with other prophetic books on the shelf?”

— Hudson, W. H.. A Crystal Age  (p. 2). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.

See as well . . .

The lexicographic Golay code
contains, embedded within it,
the Miracle Octad Generator.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


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Cards of Identity  Continues.

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For a different sort of dazzle, and of seeing beneath,
vide  Square Space.    “Leave a space.” — Stoppard,  Jumpers

Annals of Dim Antiquity

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“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.”

The Bourne Enigma , published on June 21, 2016

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

For those who prefer Borges to Bourne —

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A Cut for Sunrise

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Cube Plan

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Theory

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A related image —

Related design theory in mathematics


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Cube Woo

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“Before time began, there was the Cube.”
— Hassenfeld Brothers merchandising slogan

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Storm News

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Epigraph from Google —

Related narratives — the recent film Fast Color * and
a not-so-recent** film . . .

*  “Parents need to know that Fast Color  is a sci-fi drama
about a family of women who have the ability to deconstruct
objects with their minds.”

** See the not-so-recent writer.

Wechsler Puzzle

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Books by George Steiner at
https://openroadmedia.com/contributor/george-steiner —

Related language —

Friday, February 19, 2021

Autistic Enchantment . . .

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Valentine’s Day, the date of the above post, this year was also
Autism Sunday.  Here is a flashback to the Autism Sunday of 2015
and two related links —

Autism Sunday 2015,  Rima ,  and Far Away & Long Ago.

Das Schmutzige Dutzend

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Raiders of the Lost Coordinates . . .

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From posts tagged Tetrahedron vs. Square —

There is  such a thing as a 4-set.
— Saying adapted from a 1962 young-adult novel.

Illustration (central detail  a  from the above tetrahedral figure) —

A Harvard Variation
from Timothy Leary —

The topics of Harvard and Leary suggest some other cultural
history, from The CoastersPoison Ivy and “Yakety Yak.”

Die Einheit  Revisited

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Eins und Einheit

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“The number one , then, has become Husserl’s touchstone
for discriminating between psychological processes and
logical laws. It is his reality detector. What is
psychological (or empirical) comes on in discrete
individual instances– ones– and you can examine their
edges. What is logical (or ideal) comes on as a
seamless oceanic unity  without temporal edges….”

— Marianne Sawicki, “Edmund Husserl (1859—1938),”
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

See also Roman Numeral  in this  journal.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Buffalo Logic

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From a post of January 8, 2021

“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be
purely logical.  Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense,
were the rules of its pure logic?”

Many Dimensions  (1931), by Charles Williams

A Midrash for Emma —

Notes for Watchmen

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Philosophy for Emma Stone

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From a post of August 30, 2015

“… recall the words of author Norman Mailer
that summarized his Harvard education —

‘At times, bullshit can only be countered
with superior bullshit.’ “

And at times, non-bullshit is required.

BS from The New York Times  Friday  on the mathematical fields
known as topology  and analysis  in the 1960s —

“The two fields seemed to be nearly irremediably divided,
because topology twists objects around, and analysis
needs them to be rigid.”

Some less ignorant remarks from 1986:

The above Gauss-Bonnet theorem (ca. 1848) is explained in a talk titled
Analysis Meets Topology” labeled with the above Emma Stone date —

Raiders of the Lost Building Blocks

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In memory of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar who
reportedly died on December 29, 2020, here are
links to two Log24 posts from that date:
I Ching  Geometry  and Raiders of the Lost Coordinates.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

The Wickedly Difficult Tango

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For writers of wickedly difficult revolutionary prose —

Accompaniment by  The New York Times

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Das Nichts Nichtet

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Also on February Seventh

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Transformers Continues.

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“Before time began, there was the Cube.”
— Hassenfeld Brothers cinematic merchandising slogan

Et cetera .

Bullshit Studies . . .

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Background reading — Math’s Big Lies and, more generally, Mazur.

Related news for fans of Language Games

Friday, February 12, 2021

What I Mean . . .

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The title is adapted from a recent book by Joan Didion.
That book now appears among others in my Kindle library —

Some context for Schlick and the Wiener Kreis

A Midrash for Singer

Vide "Bereshit"  in Wikipedia  and  in this journal.

Related material —


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Square Root Quaternion

A star figure and the Galois quaternion.

The square root of the former is the latter.

(This post was suggested by the definition of
the Dirac operator  as a square root.)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

An Interzone Tale  for William S. Burroughs

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The above book on Husserl was reportedly published on July 28, 2011.
See also this journal on that date.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021


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The adding machine, a reference to William S. Burroughs,
links to a web page based on a 1938 passage by John O’Hara.


Multiversity News

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“I need a photo opportunity, I want a shot at redemption.
Don’t want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.”
— Paul Simon

See also Lawrence, Kansas, in a Log24 search for August 2, 2002.

Related material: Text Tiles  posts and, also from Lawrence, Kansas . . .


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

On Location

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Above: a 1965 film.

A setting for Daisy Clover:
Room 15 at the Grope ’n’ Feel Motel —

Five miles north of Big Snake

Above: a 1970 novel.

Above: a 1991 film.

The Vision Thing

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“It could have been worse.” — James Bond to M in “Spectre.”

. . . a nightmare vision of hell-on-earth . . . .
— R. Crumb on the work of artist S. Clay Wilson, 79,
who reportedly died Sunday at his home in
San Francisco.

Monday, February 8, 2021


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Wendy Derleth


Wendy Derleth is a fictional teacher and a supporting character featured in the Wishmaster  film series. Played by actress Jenny O’Hara, she appeared in the first installment of the series, Wishmaster  in 1997.


Wendy Derleth was a professor of folklore at a university in California. Occasionally, she was called upon to lend her expertise to projects going on with the drama department, but admitted that such a thing was not really in her wheelhouse.

In 1997, a woman named Alexandra Amberson came to Professor Derleth for advice under the recommendation of art collector Raymond Beaumont. Derleth had history with Beaumont and saw Amberson’s apparent disinterest in the man as a sign of good judgment. Alex had been suffering from recent nightmares and prophetic visions relating to the presence of a Djinn. Without revealing too much, she picked Derleth’s brain about the true nature of such creatures. Wendy was quite knowledgeable about Djinn and was quick to point out that these creatures were not cute and funny as one would expect from the likes of Barbara Eden or Robin Williams. They were dangerous and ruthless monsters born from the shadows cast by the first light of creation.

Related material —

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Transformers Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:50 PM

“Before time began, there was the Cube.”
— Hassenfeld Brothers cinematic merchandising slogan


For WandaVision Fans

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See also posts from Jan. 31, 2003, and Jan. 5, 2005.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Star Brick Memories

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Related meditation from April 6, 2020 . . . 

The clock of Cortez's Palace in Cuernavaca

. . . and from Sept. 20, 2017

WW Review

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This suggests a review of Wonder Woman and the Dreamstone

Really Simple Syndication

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He reportedly died on Jan. 31 at a hospital in Jerusalem.

See also “Deutsche Ordnung ,” the phrase (and film) “Triple Cross,”
and “Circle of Positivity” (Christmas Day, 2020).

Friday, February 5, 2021


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“As you read, watch for patterns. Pay special attention to
imagery that is geometric….” — “Pattern in The Defense

ABC Art Code

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Continued from January 14

A colored version using CSS —

See https://codepen.io/m759/pen/wvoGwzx .

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Prayer Breakfast Day

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See as well the previous post
and Psychoshop.


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“Alan has transformed Blank Rome. . . .”

American Jewish Committee

Tales of Hoffman: Photo ID

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From the AJC —

From a Google search –

Maybe in L’olam ha-bah .

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Art of the Possible

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Nietzsche, 'law in becoming' and 'play in necessity'

Nietzsche on Heraclitus— 'play in necessity' and 'law in becoming'— illustrated.

Related philosophy — Wittgenstein’s Diamond.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Mirror, Mirror

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Channeling Twain, or: The Records Have Two Sides

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Immaculate Inception

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Click to enlarge the author page below.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sitcom Obit

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Related material — “A Dark and Stormy May 29th.”

Hexagrams for Georginas

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:18 PM

The Georginas of the title are from yesterday’s posts tagged Poetics.

The hexagrams of the title, shown below, are from
http://finitegeometry.org/sc/64/iching.html .

Bleak Midwinter Continues.

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From a search for “Studio 60” in this journal —


The drama. The passion. The intrigue…
And the rehearsals haven’t even started.

Plot Summary:

Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save
his sister’s local church for the community by putting on
a Christmas production of Hamlet…

“… were it not that
I have bad dreams.”
— Hamlet

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