Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sunday March 16, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:20 AM
Real Numbers

(continued from
March 7, 2008)

NY Lottery, March 15, 2008: mid-day 874, evening 332

A search for the evening
 number, 332, in Log24
yields a rather famous
 line from Sophocles…

Sophocles, Antigone,
edited by Mark Griffith,
Cambridge University Press,

Sophocles, Antigone, line 332 in the original Greek

“Many things are formidable (deina) and none is more formidable (deinoteron) than man.”

Antigone, lines 332-333, in Valdis Leinieks, The Plays of Sophokles, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1982, p. 62

Continuing the search within Antigone for the mid-day number, 874, we find…

Sophocles, Antigone, line 874 in the original Greek

“Power (kratos), for one who is concerned with power (kratos), is in no way to be transgressed.”

Antigone, lines 873-874, Leinieks, op. cit. p. 69

Both passages from Sophocles seem not unrelated to yesterday’s entry for the Ides of March and to last night’s opening routine on “Saturday Night Live.”

The above word deina (formidable, wonderful, awesome) in the latter context suggests the following meditation:

“… it’s going to be
accomplished in steps,
this establishment
of the Talented in
  the scheme of things.”

— Anne McCaffrey, 
Radcliffe ’47,
To Ride Pegasus

United Talent Agency photo of Kristen Wiig on staircase

Related material:

The Log24 Pi Day 
mantra from 
 Roger Zelazny —
center loosens,  
forms again elsewhere.”

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