Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Triangle Induction (Attn: Harlan Kane)

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Related material from Wikipedia

Keith A. Gessen (born January 9, 1975) is a Russian-born
American novelist, journalist, and literary translator.
He is co-founder and co-editor of American literary magazine


and an assistant professor of journalism at the Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism.
Early life and education
Born Konstantin Alexandrovich Gessen into a Jewish family in Moscow….

Some related images —

The logo of a news site that yesterday
covered a Colorado Springs story:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Spielvogel Conundrum (Attn: Harlan Kane*)

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In memory of an advertising mogul who reportedly died today:

The above Altmetric report is apparently thanks to
my registering with ScienceOpen.com on April 19.

* Author of The Abacus Conundrum.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

For Harlan Kane* — The Frindle Kindle

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"Thus the nature of reality comes into question…."

— Frindle, Helen. The Sentient Shield , author's preface.
Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd. Kindle edition.
Published on December 11, 2018:


This  journal on December 11, 2018 —

Etymology of 'profane'

* See as well other references to Harlan Kane in this journal.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A Title for Harlan Kane: The Guilfoile Experiment

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:30 PM

See Harlan Kane and Guilfoile in this journal.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

For Harlan Kane* — The Rittenberg Saga

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:21 AM

* See Kane in this  journal.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

For Harlan Kane . . .

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The Aloha Grid

Some less demanding reading Mysteries of the Rectangle .

Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Roethke Quote (For Harlan Kane)

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Hat tip to Benjamin Markovits 

for a quote from Roethke

“Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!”

Monday, November 13, 2017

New from Harlan Kane

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:23 PM

"I wrote another book!" — Harlan Kane

The Crimson Staff

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The Emergence of Harlan Kane

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Publisher's description of a book about everything

"When the whole is greater than the sum of the parts—
indeed, so great that the sum far transcends the parts
and represents something utterly new and different—
we call that phenomenon emergence."

— Oxford University Press

Titles for Harlan Kane, from the date that
the above book's author reportedly died

Friday, January 29, 2016

For Harlan Kane

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(Author of The Abacus Conundrum )

The Galois Box

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Enigma Cube

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Promotional material —

“Did you buckle up?” —  Harlan Kane

The publication date of The Enigma Cube  reported above was February 13, 2020.

Related material — Log24 posts around that date now tagged The Reality Bond.

Monday, May 25, 2020

The Shimada Documents

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(For Harlan Kane)

From Shimada’s notes on computational data at

“C24 is the list of codewords of the extended
binary Golay code C24.  Each codeword is expressed
by a subset of the set M  of the positions [1, . . . , 24]
of MOG.”

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Masks of the Illuminati:

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The Sternheim Portrait  (For Harlan Kane)

From last night's 1:01 AM post

Detail —

This portrait is of German playwright Carl Sternheim.

Steve Martin's version of Sternheim's 1910 play "The Underpants"
reportedly opened on November 3, 2006.

My own interests on that date lay elsewhere . . .

Related abstract art —

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Fontana Arches

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(For Harlan Kane)

See also earlier posts tagged The Fontana Arches.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Zeitgeist Finger

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(A title for Harlan Kane.)

Cartoon caption from The New Yorker  issue dated Dec. 2, 2019 —

“Someday I’ll buy a little place in the country
and take my finger off the Zeitgeist.”

This (along with the previous post) suggests a Log24 search for Zeitgeist.

That search concludes, appropriately for today, with a meditation 
on giving thanks.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Oboe Connection

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For Harlan Kane

“… We found,
If we found the central evil, the central good….
… we and the diamond globe at last were one.”

— "Asides on the Oboe," by Wallace Stevens

This post was suggested by a death on the night of
Friday, November 22 — St. Cecilia's Day.

For the oboe connection, see an obituary.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Overbye Metaphors

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(For Harlan Kane)

"Once Mr. Overbye identifies a story, he said, the work is
in putting it in terms people can understand. 'Metaphors
are very important to the way I write,' he said. The results
are vivid descriptions that surpass mere translation."

— Raillan Brooks in The New York Times  on a Times
science writer, October 17, 2017.  Also on that date —

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

See as well The Black List (Log24, September 27).

Friday, September 13, 2019

At the Door

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"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock." — Rev. 3:20

Say it with flowers.

For Harlan Kane The 3:20 Midrash:

"… 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. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Wertham Memorandum

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:38 AM

For Harlan Kane

From this  journal on Feb. 5, 2009:

"In the garden of Adding
live Even and Odd
And the song of love's recision
is the music of the spheres."

— The Midrash Jazz Quartet in 
City of God , by E. L. Doctorow (2000).

From this  journal on the date of
the above post by Gavaler:

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Montenegro Contingency

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(For Harlan Kane)

"While digging in the grounds for the new foundation,
the broken fragments of a marble statue were unearthed."

— From Thomas Hardy, "Barbara of the House of Grebe,"
quoted in an epigraph to Paul de Man's "Shelley Disfigured,"
in turn quoted by Barbara Johnson on page 231 of Persons
and Things  
(Harvard paperback, 2010).

From "the world of the unintentional, the contingent, the minute,
and the particular" (Kovacevic, U. of Montenegro, 2011) —

Yes, we received your payment.
No, it wasn't late, but it was for $78.13,
and the bill was for $78.31.
Okay, great.

Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/

Another such transposition:  Pages  213 and 231 in a search
for "gaps" in a 2010 paperback discussion of Lacan —

These pages are as follows —

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Abacos Conundrum

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:57 PM

For Harlan Kane

Image from a New York Times  story this afternoon.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Morgenthau Correction

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:04 PM

For Harlan Kane . . .

The Usual Suspect —

The Folkenflik Obit

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For Harlan Kane . . .


A related word in this journal:  Irvine.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Khurana Embarrassment

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(A title for Harlan Kane)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Toronto Plot*

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* A title for Harlan Kane, suggested by obituaries
from The New York Times  (this afternoon) and from
CBC News (on May 14, below) . . .

. . . as well as by illustrations shown here on May 13 and by
a screenwriter quoted here on May 12 —

“When I die,” he liked to say, “I’m going to have written
on my tombstone, ‘Finally, a plot!’”

— Robert D. McFadden in The New York Times

Another quote that seems relevant —

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Hustvedt Array

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For Harlan Kane

"This time-defying preservation of selves,
this dream of plenitude without loss,
is like a snow globe from heaven,
a vision of Eden before the expulsion."

— Judith Shulevitz on Siri Hustvedt in
The New York Times  Sunday Book Review
of March 31, 2019, under the headline
"The Time of Her Life."

Edenic-plenitude-related material —

"Self-Blazon… of Edenic Plenitude"

(The Issuu text is taken from Speaking about Godard , by Kaja Silverman
and Harun Farocki, New York University Press, 1998, page 34.)

Preservation-of-selves-related material —

Other Latin squares (from October 2018) —

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Annals of Style: Perfecting the New Yorker Sneer

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:38 PM

See also the Verwandlungslehre  link from the previous post
and The Hassenfeld Legacy (for Harlan Kane).

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Quantum Identity

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:45 PM

The title was suggested by the previous post and by
the novels of Harlan Kane.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Cruelest Month

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Continued from the April 1 posts
Apple Gate and Wonders of the Invisible World

Background music: "Like a rose under the April snow…." — Streisand

The Emergence of Harlan Kane  continues from yesterday —

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Phone Logic

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" 'This is a new category (of device) we’re talking about,'
said Andy Nuttall, HP’s director of mobility strategy.
HP introduced the device Sunday ahead of this week’s
Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain."

— Matt Day in The Seattle Times  today

See also the previous post and the recent film "The Intern."

"Buckle up!" — Harlan Kane

Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Omega Weekend

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By Harlan Kane

See Omega  (June 11, 2015).

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Man and His Symbols

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:24 PM


A post of July 7, Haiku for DeLillo, had a link to posts tagged "Holy Field GF(3)."

As the smallest Galois field based on an odd prime, this structure 
clearly is of fundamental importance.  

The Galois field GF(3)

It is, however, perhaps too  small  to be visually impressive.

A larger, closely related, field, GF(9), may be pictured as a 3×3 array

hence as the traditional Chinese  Holy Field.

Marketing the Holy Field

IMAGE- The Ninefold Square, in China 'The Holy Field'

The above illustration of China's  Holy Field occurred in the context of
Log24 posts on Child Buyers.   For more on child buyers, see an excellent
condemnation today by Diane Ravitch of the U. S. Secretary of Education.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Marlowe Deception*

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From The New York Times  this morning:

"David Henry Marlowe was born in Brooklyn
on June 6, 1931, the youngest of three children
of Karl and Lena Marlowe, Jewish immigrants
from Russia and Ukraine. His father sold
insurance, among other things, and his mother
ran the household.

For a time, the couple had a 'mind reading' act
on the Coney Island boardwalk, and their son
never forgot it. 'I can’t read minds, like my
parents,' he liked to say to friends. 'What I can
read is behavior.'"

For the rest of the story, see Marlowe's obituary.
For synchronicity, see this journal on the reported
date of his death.

*  "I wrote another book." — Harlan Kane

Friday, November 28, 2014

Words and Pictures

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Continued from Finder (Sept. 23, 2014)

"I wrote another book!" — Harlan Kane

From an online NY Times  obituary this morning :

"At Newsweek, Mr. Bernstein and other top editors
became known as the Flying Wallendas for
managing tasks on deadline with the seeming ease
of the famed trapeze artists. In a tribute, staff
members framed a circus poster of the high-wire
troupe and hung it in his office." 

Wikipedia on Bernstein's son-in-law :

"Married to New York Times  correspondent Nina Bernstein,
Huyssen is also a longtime friend of Nobel Prize-winning
Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, and often hosts him when
the writer comes to the US. The two teach an undergraduate
class together at Columbia called 'Words and Pictures,'
which examines problems of visual representation in literature,
particularly theories of ekphrasis."

Ekphrasis for Bernsteins:

The Wonder Show of the World!

See also Miniature Prize —

Snow globe


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Child Buyers

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The title refers to a classic 1960 novel by John Hersey.

“How do you  get young people excited about space?”

— Megan Garber in The Atlantic , Aug. 16, 2012
(Italics added.) (See previous four posts.)

Allyn Jackson on “Simplicity, in Mathematics and in Art,”
in the new August 2013 issue of Notices of the American
Mathematical Society

“As conventions evolve, so do notions of simplicity.
Franks mentioned Gauss’s 1831 paper that
established the respectability of complex numbers.”

This suggests a related image by Gauss, with a
remark on simplicity—

IMAGE- Complex Grid, by Gauss

Here Gauss’s diagram is not, as may appear at first glance,
a 3×3 array of squares, but is rather a 4×4 array of discrete
points (part of an infinite plane array).

Related material that does  feature the somewhat simpler 3×3 array
of squares, not  seen as part of an infinite array—

Marketing the Holy Field

IMAGE- The Ninefold Square, in China 'The Holy Field'

Click image for the original post.

For a purely mathematical view of the holy field, see Visualizing GL(2,p).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grey Screen of Death

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 PM

For a mathematician who reportedly died on August 27

IMAGE- 'Mac for Dummies' from SNL 'Harlan Kane' sketch

"The Mac equivalent to a blue screen is a grey screen.
The info associated with a grey screen is in the kernel.log.
So you may have to look at this." 

See also Plan 9.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Space Cadets

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

From this journal on June 19, 2012

Walter Gropius on space—

"Was ist Raum, wie können wir ihn
 erfassen und gestalten?"

Walter Gropius,

The Theory and
Organization of the

A book published on the same date—
June 19, 2012:

IMAGE- 'The Cryptos Conundrum,' by Chase Brandon

"… what Chalmers called the convergence of coincidence
a force majeure of unrelated events that shaped one's life,
that perhaps defined the concept of life itself.
He believed in the power of that force."

The Cryptos Conundrum , by Chase Brandon

See also Chase Brandon in Sunday's Huffington Post .

"I wrote another book."
— Robert De Niro as Harlan Kane

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The China Conundrum

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The Holy Field


"Buckle up!" — Harlan Kane, in the spirit of strategic stupidity.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Kristen Effect

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From the author of The Abacus Conundrum


Harlan Kane's sequel to The Apollo Meme


IMAGE- Kristen Wiig, 'Cock and Bull Story'

"Thus the universal mutual attraction between the sexes is represented."
Hexagram 31

Monday, December 6, 2010

In Hoc Signo

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Saturday Night Live  on December 4, 2010 —

'The Abacus Conundrum' from SNL

If you liked Harlan Kane's THE ABACUS CONUNDRUM, you'll love…



                                 New York Lottery on Sunday, December 5, 2010

Related links— For 076, yesterday's entry on "Independence Day."
 For 915, see 9/15, "Holy Cross Day Revisited," and its prequel,
 linked to on 9/15 as "Ready When You Are, C.B."

See also "Citizen Harlan" and "The Beaver."

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