Monday, March 1, 2021

As If

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:59 PM

”                                            . . . It is as if
We had come to an end of the imagination,
Inanimate in an inert savoir.”

— Wallace Stevens, “The Plain Sense of Things

For such a savoir, see Cube School.

See as well the Stevens online concordance.

Annals of Typography

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:53 AM

See as well a search in this  journal for “asu.edu.”

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Language Games

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:31 PM

    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

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:55 PM


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”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:33 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:31 PM

“… 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


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:27 PM

Cards of Identity  Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:45 PM

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

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:50 PM

Cube Plan

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Design Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 10:59 PM

A related image —

Related design theory in mathematics


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Cube Woo

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:01 PM

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

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Storm News

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:49 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:58 PM

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

Related language —

Friday, February 19, 2021

Autistic Enchantment . . .

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:36 PM


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

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:08 PM

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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Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:53 PM

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

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:10 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:51 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:04 PM

For writers of wickedly difficult revolutionary prose —

Accompaniment by  The New York Times

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Das Nichts Nichtet

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:34 PM

Also on February Seventh

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Transformers Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:50 PM Edit This

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

Et cetera .

Bullshit Studies . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:40 PM


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

Related news for fans of Language Games

Friday, February 12, 2021

What I Mean . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:59 PM

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

A Midrash for Singer

Vide “Bereshit”  in Wikipedia  and  in this journal.

Related material —


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:51 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:49 PM

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:16 PM


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

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:02 PM

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

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:46 PM

Related meditation from April 6, 2020 . . . 

The clock of Cortez's Palace in Cuernavaca

. . . and from Sept. 20, 2017

WW Review

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:38 PM

This suggests a review of Wonder Woman and the Dreamstone

Really Simple Syndication

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:17 AM

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


Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:28 PM

“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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:18 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:59 PM

From the AJC —

From a Google search –

Maybe in L’olam ha-bah .

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Art of the Possible

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:40 PM

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

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:10 AM

Immaculate Inception

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Click to enlarge the author page below.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Sitcom Obit

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:42 PM

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.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:51 PM

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

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Language Game for Nabokov

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:23 PM

A recent search for one Georgina Edwards, writer on Wittgenstein
and Hesse, yielded a different G.E. who is perhaps better suited to
illustrate the oeuvres  of Nabokov and of Stephen King


This post is in memory of a fashion designer —

— and of a Russian philologist:


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:33 PM

The ivory-tower games of the previous post, Space Poetics,
suggest a review of Hesse on the I Ching

“Once Knecht confessed to his teacher that he wished to
learn enough to be able to incorporate the system of the
I Ching  into the Glass Bead Game. Elder Brother laughed.
‘Go ahead and try’, he exclaimed. ‘You’ll see how it turns out.
Anyone can create a pretty little bamboo garden in the world.
But I doubt the gardener would succeed in incorporating
the world in his bamboo grove’ ” (P. 139).

— Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi) .
Translated by Richard and Clara Winston ( London, Vintage, 2000).

The above passage is as quoted and cited in

“Language Games in the Ivory Tower:
Comparing the Philosophical Investigations  with
Hermann Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game ,”
by Georgina Edwards
First published: 13 December 2019,
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9752.12389 .

The cited publication date was also the date of death for
a Harvard classmate of mine.  As an alumnus of Phillips Andover,
he might have preferred Oliver Wendell Holmes to Hesse.

Space Poetics

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From Malcolm Lowry’s Poetics of Space ,
edited by Richard J. Lane and Miguel Mota,
University of Ottawa Press, 2016 —

Another gesture —
See “Bella Vista” in this journal.

Prelude to Groundhog Day

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:00 AM

Welcome to Westview  continues.

My Windows lockscreen this morning features a badger
emerging from his den.  Microsoft’s commentary —

Related commentary from Bellevue

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

— James Joyce, Ulysses

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Associative Logic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:48 PM


By Ema R. Schumer, Crimson Staff Writer

The co-ed Delphic-Bee Club will split into the all-male Delphic Club
and the all-female Bee Club three years after merging, according to
club affiliates.

See also the previous post, “Bee Season.

Bee Season

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:57 PM

Related remarks:  “Bee Season”  in this journal.


Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:22 PM

This post was suggested by a list of names in the previous post
and by a death date in the obituary of a Phillips Andover alumnus.

A Date with Jill

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:45 PM

“Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!”

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, “The Chambered Nautilus”

See as well this journal on the above library date — December 15, 2014 —
in posts now tagged Myth and Memory.

Kind of a Drag* . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:40 AM


* The title is from a post of last December —

Also on Linden Street —

Related news —

By Ema R. Schumer, Crimson Staff Writer

The co-ed Delphic-Bee Club will split into the all-male Delphic Club
and the all-female Bee Club three years after merging, according to club affiliates.

Friday, January 29, 2021

The Oracle

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:02 PM


Miss Jane Pittman reportedly said that . . .

“People are always looking for someone to lead them
through the trials and tribulations.” She said, “Every time
a child is born, the old folks looked in its face and asked,

‘Are you the one?’ ”

Space Laser Theory

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:45 AM

From this journal on Nov. 17, 2018

See also another disastrous-mess commentary  from Nov. 17, 2018.

Related weblog post

Related theology — “Diamonds Are Forever” in this journal.

Related art — “Black Diamond.”

Thursday, January 28, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:43 PM

See the December 4, 2020, film “Wander,” starring Aaron Eckhart,
and the June 15, 2014, Log24 post “Aaron Eckhart Strikes Deep.”

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Game of Royalties

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:35 PM

For Holocaust Remembrance Day —

Little reportedly died at 79 on Jan. 7.

“Mr. Little submitted the manuscript for ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’
to 12 publishers. He received 12 rejections in response, before selling it for £2,500,
or about $3,400 (the equivalent of about $5,800 today). It was a meager amount,
but his genius was in the details: He sold only the rights to publish it in Britain and
the Commonwealth, and he asked for high royalties.” — Clay Risen, New York Times

Leachman reportedly died at 94 today.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein And it was you… who left my grandfather’s
book out for me to find.

Frau Blücher Yes.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein So that I would…

Frau Blücher Yes.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein Then you and Victor were…

Frau Blücher YES. YES. Say it. He vas my… BOYFRIEND!

In the spirit of Kinbote

The real  Frau Blücher was of course Hannah Arendt,
whose boyfriend was Martin Heidegger.

 Cf.  a Log24 post of April 10, 2017 —

From “Heidegger for Passover

Propriation1 gathers the rift-design2 of the saying
and unfolds it3 in such a way that it becomes
the well-joined structure4 of a manifold showing.”

— p. 415 of Heidegger‘s Basic Writings ,
edited by David Farrell Krell,
HarperCollins paperback, 1993

“Das Ereignis versammelt den Aufriß der Sage
und entfaltet ihn zum Gefüge des vielfältigen Zeigens.” 

— HeideggerWeg zur Sprache

1. “Mirror-Play of the Fourfold

2. “Christ descending into the abyss

3. Barrancas of Cuernavaca

4. Combinatorics, Philosophy, Geometry

The Krell Lab

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From a post of Friday, March 30, 2012 —

In memory of actor Warren Stevens


“… Which makes it a gilt-edged priority that one  of us
gets into that Krell lab and takes that brain boost.”

— American adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest , 1956

Posts from the date of Stevens’s death are tagged Requiem Day.

Dramatic Dialogue

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:53 AM

Tony Stark: I’m calling in VERONICA.
[As Hulk is wreaking havoc on the nearest city
Tony Stark brings out his Hulkbuster armor to stop him.]
Alright everybody, stand down! [to Hulk]  You listening?
That little witch is messing with your mind.

Adoration of the Cube . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:53 AM


Related vocabulary —

See as well the word facet in this journal.

Analogously, one might write . . .

A Hiroshima cube  consists of 6 faces ,
each with 4 squares called facets ,
for a total of 24 facets. . . .”

(See Aitchison’s Octads , a post of Feb. 19, 2020.)

Click image to enlarge.  Background: Posts tagged ‘Aitchison.'”

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Here’s to Long Takes and Slow Zooms

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:47 PM

See also Balcony in this  journal.

Monday, January 25, 2021


Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:43 PM

For the title, see Illuminations in this journal.

Another approach —

These images were suggested by Creamy and Sweaty.


Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:26 PM

A search for the above title in this journal yields
a post that itself yields two philosophical links:

 Sweaters and Muses.

Extreme Case

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:09 PM

“It’s not unusual for theorists to work on speculative ideas
involving some degree of wishful thinking, but this is
a case of taking that to an extreme.”

— Peter Woit today, “This Week’s Hype

I prefer the wishful thinking of Robert A. Heinlein —

See “Hollywood Nihilism Meets Pantheistic Solipsism
from Feb. 24 in 2009, and, from today’s date four years
ago: “For Your Consideration.”

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Between Here and There

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:40 PM

“She was having a helluva time tightening her skate.”

This quotation from Catcher in the Rye  was suggested
by a rather different quotation, source not attributed,
posted tonight by a Hollywood celebrity.

The death date of the quotation’s source  was apparently
October 22, 2014.  See, from that date, the Log24 post

Claves Regni Caelorum.

New! Improved! Tomorrowland Vision

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:01 PM

Sunday in the Park with the Welldigger

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:19 PM

“… the walkway between here and there would be colder than a witch’s belt buckle. Or a well-digger’s tit. Or whatever the saying was. Vera had been hanging by a thread for a week now, comatose, in and out of Cheyne-Stokes respiration, and this was exactly the sort of night the frail ones picked to go out on. Usually at 4 a.m. He checked his watch. Only 3:20, but that was close enough for government work.”

— King, Stephen (2013-09-24).
Doctor Sleep: A Novel  (p. 133). Scribner. Kindle Edition.

Related narrative — November 13, 2014.

Slap Shot

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In memoriam

Portuguese Charlize

Math Tricks

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:47 PM

CV books (by which I mean either
Curriculum Vitae  or Clusterfuck Venue,
whichever pleases you more) —

   C                                                              V

Related stupid math joke: “Girls just wanna have F1.” — Song lyric


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:06 AM

Click on the image in the previous post for a trailer
featuring a fictional 15-year-old Natalie Wood.

For those who prefer more mature imaginary lovers . . .

A Love Shack for Daisy Clover

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:26 AM

Provenance — See Lockscreen in this journal.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

In Memoriam: Larry King

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:29 PM


Monday, May 16, 2011

For Quentin Tarantino*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

IMDb quote

Corky St. Clair: Here’s the Remains of the Day lunchbox.
Kids don’t like eating at school, but if they have a
Remains of the Day lunchbox they’re a lot happier.

CNN Larry King Live  Transcript 

TARANTINO: This is a “Kung Fu” lunch box from back in the day here.
KING: Kids bought this, took it to school.
TARANTINO: He was a rock star at the time when “Kung Fu” came out.
Every kid in school had the “Kung Fu” lunch box.
Even has a nice little thermos in here.
KING: What are you doing with it?
TARANTINO: I have a lunch box collection.
KING: You are a little strange.


Story Puzzle

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Related literary remarks — 


Lockscreen Artspeak Continues.

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:18 PM

The same texts appeared in another Windows lockscreen today —

I prefer the beach huts inspiration in “Body Double” (1984)

Midrash for Hollywood —

Into the Woods

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Detail from the above image —

Timestamp for when I saw an obituary for
a science writer quoted here in 2004

Click the timestamp for the obituary.

See also the phrase “willow on a tombstone
in this journal.

Companion Piece

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Also on March 29, 2016 —

Tiny Dancer

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:45 AM

The above image was suggested by a link in a
Philadelphia Inquirer  obituary from yesterday evening.

Exercise: What is controlled by the middle-finger string?

Friday, January 22, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:26 PM

Cards of Identity  continues.

“So I worked the rest of
the feel of the track around
this spacey type sound.”
George Michael on “Father Figure”

Pentagons, Pentagrams, PG(3,2)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:13 PM

See the current Wikipedia article on Hoffman.  No death date is yet given.
A related article —

See as well Hoffman-Singleton in this  journal.

Thursday, January 21, 2021


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Cullinane, Steven H.   Diamond theory :
printed (signed), 1976., 1976..
W. V. Quine papers, MS Am 2587, (1611).
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library.

Accessed January 21, 2021

Source of citation —


For the content — just the first 12 pages —
see http://www.log24.com/log/

Later observations —
“Finite Geometry website of Steven H. Cullinane,”
archived at

Man Date

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:59 PM

The New York Times  this afternoon reports
the death of an author last year
“somewhere between May 2 and May 15.”

“Down and down I go, round and round I go”
Kevin Spacey in the soundtrack album for
“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”

Cards of Identity

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:26 PM

Cock Tale for Rikki

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:50 PM

With apologies to those readers unable to follow knight moves .

The Queen’s Gambit , by Walter Tevis,
published Feb. 16, 1983

“Would you care for a cocktail?” he asked pleasantly.
She looked around her at 
the quiet restaurant,
at the people eating lunch, at the 
table with desserts
near the velvet rope at the entrance to 
the dining room.
“A Gibson,” she said. “On the rocks.”

Omni  July 1982

“A silver tide of phosphenes boiled across my field of vision
as the matrix began to unfold in my head, a 3-D chessboard,
infinite and perfectly transparent.”

Steely Dan, 1974 —

“‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number‘ is a single
released in 1974 by rock/jazz rock group Steely Dan
and the opening track of their third album Pretzel Logic .
It was the most successful single of the group’s career,
peaking at number 4 on the Billboard  Hot 100 in
the summer of 1974.” — Wikipedia

Brian Harley, Mate in Two Moves , 1931—

The key is the cocktail that begins the proceedings.”

See as well my post “Introduction to Cyberspace” (May 26, 2020).

Wednesday, January 20, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:55 PM

An image from the opening of the Netflix series “Locke & Key” —

See also Omega in this journal.

Image- Josefine Lyche work (with 1986 figures by Cullinane) in a 2009 exhibition in Oslo

The key is the cocktail that begins the proceedings.”

– Brian Harley, Mate in Two Moves


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:57 PM

A dance that reminds me strongly of the young Jill O’Hara —

Nordic Art

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:12 PM

“… motifs that look like Monet on acid. This particular mode
of expression has been in Lyche’s repertoire ever since she
graduated from the art academy in 2004.”

Monet-related entertainment —

Wrap that rascal!

170703-The_Forger-Christopher_Plummer-2015-500w.jpg (500×336)

It’s Easy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:18 PM

See as well ABC in this journal.

Dramatic Dialogue

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:24 PM

“How’s tricks?” — Cop in “Impulse” (1990).
(See a Log24 search for that word.)

That line of dialogue is in memory of a woman who reportedly
died in Bellingham, Washington, on January 11, 2021.

See also Bellingham in this journal.


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:11 PM

Perhaps more memorable —

The Magic Carpet Departs

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:50 PM

Today’s playlist at  Joint Base Andrews —

ARRIVAL – “Gloria” and “Small Town Girl.”
DEPARTURE – “YMCA” and “Tiny Dancer.”

Related notes for film fans —

Hannah Ware does the most she can in the role of Katia.

I prefer the less stressful TV series “Glow,”
starring Alison Brie —

“In the bluish light emanating from the TV,
EE looked at him, her eyes veiled.”

— Being There , by Jerzy Kosinski

Swing It, Li’l Darlin’ . . .*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:44 AM

. . . At the speed of a slow, comfortable screw —

* On the title music —

The composition, in the words of jazz writer, Donald Clarke, is
‘an object lesson in how to swing at a slow tempo.’ ”

“X marks the spot” — Indiana Jones

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Notes for Katz, the Musical

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:29 PM

From a memoir published in 1997 —

The author and his friend Katz :

I couldn’t believe it.

— ‘You want to come with me?’

— ‘If it’s a problem, I understand.’

— ‘No,’ I said. ‘No, no, no.
You’re very welcome.
You are extremely  welcome.’ “

A Walk in the Woods , by Bill Bryson.
(Crown, Kindle edition. p. 20.)

From a novel published in 1971 —

“In the bluish light emanating from the TV,
EE looked at him, her eyes veiled. ‘You want me
to come while you watch.’ Chance said nothing.
. . . .

‘I think I understand now.’ She got up,
paced swiftly up and down the room,
crossing in front of the TV screen;
every now and then a word escaped her lips,
a word scarcely louder than her breath.”

Being There , by Jerzy Kosinski

Back to the present . . .

See also Dance 101: A Leg Up.


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:59 AM

Maybe.  See Bowie singing Show us the way to the next little girl …”

Related art:

Review from Variety  (March 1, 2020):

“The trigger warning big enough to cover the plot details, let alone
the themes here, has not yet been invented (such a trigger would
have to be more in the order of the firing pin on a mortar, or maybe
the detonation code to a suitcase nuke), so proceed with caution. . . .”

Related culture:

Monday, January 18, 2021


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:39 PM

Screenshot from seven minutes ago —

See as well  Geometry for Child Buyers  (January 1, 2021).


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:46 PM

“Take out the papers and the trash”

—The first line of the song Yakety-Yak (1958).

Related cultural observation —

The above passage is from “The Matrix,” a post of Nov. 23, 2017 —

Social Calendar

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:59 PM

In memory of an architect who reportedly
died on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 —

Related material — Fuellhart  in this  journal.

It happens that my own name appears on the same page, 8,
of the Tuesday, August 8, 1961, Warren Times Mirror

A relevant calendar from the Disney+ channel

Note that in 1961, August 8 fell on a Tuesday, as in the Disney version.

Do Androids Dream of Dinner Parties?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:31 AM

The title is adapted from a novel by Philip K. Dick
that was turned into a classic 1982 film.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

“Signs and Symbols”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:42 PM

The title is from Nabokov.

Related: A sign or symbol known to
techies as “the hamburger.”
See also “White Palace” earlier tonight.

The above image appeared earlier in posts
now tagged “Darkinbad the Brightdayler.”

Point of View

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

Susan Sarandon in “White  Palace” (1990, based on a 1987 novel).

David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve star in 'The Hunger' (1983).

Sarandon also starred in “The Hunger” (1983), along with David Bowie
and Catherine Deneuve (above).

Entertainment News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:35 PM

Pray for the grace of accuracy.” — Robert Lowell

Related material — Futon Dream.

The Janine Corner

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:28 PM

— “The squares have names?”
— “And sometimes the corners too.”

The Miscast Spell

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:34 PM

See Spectre and Spectral in this journal.

Details —  “California Health Care Facility inmate Phillip Spector, 80,
was pronounced deceased of natural causes at 6:35 p.m. [California time]
on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at an outside hospital. His official cause of
death will be determined by the medical examiner in the San Joaquin
County Sheriff’s Office.”
— California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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