Saturday, April 10, 2021

In Like Flynn . . .

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Friday, April 9, 2021


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Related material:  The Guy Embedding.

Gender Issues: Sleeping Beauty

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(With belated Easter greetings to Kate Beckinsale)

Beauty not so sleeping  —

See also Cama Suitra  and . . .

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Logic Illustrated

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Drilling Down . . .

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“See all activity” . . . Good idea.

A Wonderful Model

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” Ironically, the bestselling ‘historian’ of time
seems stuck in the past, known throughout his life
to put up posters of Marilyn Monroe in his office,
visit ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ and claim that women were
‘a mystery.’ ” — Philip Ball, March 1, 2021

See related material on a  Mystery Woman of Cuernavaca.

See as well the March of Hawking’s death in posts tagged Spring Awakening

“… a wonderful model of a small church or chapel.”
Andrew Cusack, March 20, 2018

For another wonderful model in Bavaria, see Straight Line Fever.

For Child Buyers

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Recent posts on hotels and education suggest a review.
See “Child Buyer” in this journal.

From John Hersey’s The Child Buyer  (1960):

“I was wondering about that this morning…
About forgetting. I’ve always had an idea that
each memory was a kind of picture,
an insubstantial picture. I’ve thought of it as
suddenly coming into your mind when you need it,
something you’ve seen, something you’ve heard,
then it may stay awhile, or else it flies out, then
maybe it comes back another time….
If all the pictures went out, if I forgot everything,
where would they go? Just out into the air? Into the sky?
Back home around my bed, where my dreams stay?”

“We keep coming back and coming back
To the real: to the hotel instead of the hymns….”

— Wallace Stevens

Hotel Bella Vista, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

— Postcard from eBay 
From Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry, 1947, Chapter I:

Faustus is gone: regard his hellish fall —
Shaken, M. Laruelle replaced the book on the table… he reached to the floor for a folded sheet of paper that had fluttered out of it. He picked the paper up between two fingers and unfolded it, turning it over. Hotel Bella Vista, he read. There were really two sheets of uncommonly thin hotel notepaper….

I sit now in a little room off the bar at four-thirty in the morning drinking ochas and then mescal and writing this on some Bella Vista notepaper I filched the other night…. But this is worst of all, to feel your soul dying. I wonder if it is because to-night my soul has really died that I feel at the moment something like peace. Or is it because right through hell there is a path, as Blake well knew, and though I may not take it, sometimes lately in dreams I have been able to see it? …And this is how I sometimes think of myself, as a great explorer who has discovered some extraordinary land from which he can never return to give his knowledge to the world: but the name of this land is hell. It is not Mexico of course but in the heart.

Timeless  Capsules

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Drilling down . . .

My own, more abstract, academic interests are indicated by
a post from this  journal on January 20, 2020
Dyadic Harmonic Analysis: The Fourfold Square and Eightfold Cube.

Those poetically inclined may regard that post as an instance of the
“intersection of the timeless  with time.”

Philadelphia Story

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For Timeless  fans, a flashback to April 8, 2016 —

See as well the above Rittenhouse date — April 8, 2016 —
in posts tagged April 8-11 2016.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Annals of Educational Temptation:

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Ever Witch Way


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The Title

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Otro Idioma

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See as well this  journal on the above Sundance photo date —

“We keep coming back and coming back
To the real: to the hotel instead of the hymns . . . .”

— Wallace Stevens, quoted in posts tagged Portal1937

Update of 12:35 PM ET the same day —

Monday, April 5, 2021

For Your Consideration

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. . . And then there’s Abigail  Spencer . . . .

A line for von Braun in “Timeless” S1 E4 —

“But sometimes I hit London.”

Watch Party

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A TV episode  from 2016 —

The above “Lucy” actress in 2014 —

Compare and contrast with the homecoming
bedroom scene in De Palma’s  “Body Double” (1984).

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


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This  journal on that date —

A New (Old) Key* for Philosophy

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* See other posts tagged Langer Key.

A Balcony for De Palma*

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This post was suggested by last night’s image of Nicola Cavanis
at the Louis Hotel in Munich by photographer Linus Meier.

Related material —

Today’s New York Times  report of a March 28 death in Rome:

* See this  journal  on St. Peter’s Day, 2020.

Cama Suitra . . .

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Continued from Kickstarter (Sat., April 3, 2021).


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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Dutch Logic

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This is from a book by five Dutch authors

See as well . . .

Zero Dark AA

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We all know the song.” 

Saturday, April 3, 2021


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𝅘𝅥𝅮𝅘𝅥𝅮  “I get no kick from champagne . . .”

An example of Seduction by Language, this post was
by the Joycean phrase cama suitra .

Warp and Woof

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Click to enlarge.

Opus 47

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Related art in memory of Arthur Kopit

Seduced by Language

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The previous post suggests a review of a passage quoted here
on Holy Cross Day 2018 . . .

Warburg at Cornell U. Press

in light of a post from March 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Carter Theory

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This post was suggested by a recent American Mathematical Society essay:

My goal here is to make the results of one such collaboration,
by Branko Grünbaum (1929-2018) and Geoffrey Shephard (1927-2016)
in the area of discrete geometry more widely known.”

Grünbaum reportedly died on Sept. 14, 2018 — Holy Cross Day.

As for Shephard . . .


Inside Job

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For Pleasantly Discursive Day.

Another Abstract Signature

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(See “Abstract Signature,” March 15, 2021.)


Thursday, April 1, 2021

“Anatomy of a Scene” — Variety URL

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“… incessant need to crack the detail ….”  Or vice-versa.

For Mr. Magoo

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That’s Careful How , not Careful Glow , Magoo.

See also Magoo at the Tate .

Sex Textiles . . .

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“Some day, when I’m awfully low . . .
I will feel a glow just thinking of you”

— Sinatra

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