Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Tuesday April 29, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:17 PM

Being and Time


Heidegger’s birthday: September 26.

Einstein’s birthday: March 14.

Fred Zinnemann, who won an Oscar
for directing “From Here to Eternity“:

Zinnemann’s birthday: today, April 29.

In honor of Zinnemann, a cheerful man, who died on Einstein’s birthday in 1997, our site music today is the cheerful Gershwin tune “Our Love Is Here To Stay.” In honor of Olivia Newton-John (granddaughter of physicist Max Born), who notably portrayed the Muse Terpsichore in “Xanadu” and who shares a September 26 birthday with Gershwin, T. S. Eliot, and Heidegger, today’s midi of “Our Love” has a special arrangement. Ms. Newton-John might wish to commemorate the romance (“Passionate!” — Yale University Press) of Hannah Arendt, a Jewish political theorist, and Heidegger, a Catholic Nazi, by listening to “Our Love” on the acoustic bass and glockenspiel.

Terpsichore is the Muse of Dance.
See also Einstein’s first paper on relativity:
“On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,”
Annalen der Physik,

September 26, 1905.

Not to be confused with an Orson Welles
film based on the life of
William Randolph Hearst,
whose birthday is also today.

Glockenspiel means “bell-play.”
See Metaphysics for Tina.

1 Comment

  1. Man, you just get more connections in each post than even seems possible. I think that’s why I always read you.

    Incidentally, glockenspiel is one of my favorite words.

    Comment by starboard — Tuesday, April 29, 2003 @ 3:36 PM

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