Thursday, July 2, 2015

Shema Cartier*

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Woody as Figaro

* For the title, see a search for Inside Man .

Related material: The co-editor of The Architecture of Modern Mathematics

"I love those Bavarians."

Monday, February 3, 2014


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This journal a year ago yesterday

“Some designs work subtly.
Others are successful through sheer force.”

Penelope Green


Sheer force:

IMAGE- The Cartier diamond ring from 'Inside Man'

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mad Day

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A perceptive review of Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

IMAGE- The perception of doors

"Page 185: 'Whatever else we are, we are also mad.' "

Related material— last night's Outside the Box and, from Oct. 22 last year

"Some designs work subtly.
Others are successful through sheer force."

Par exemple—

IMAGE- The Cartier diamond ring from 'Inside Man'

See also Cartier in this journal.

The Cartier link leads to, among other things

A Mad Day’s Work: From Grothendieck to Connes and Kontsevich.
The Evolution of Concepts of Space and Symmetry
by Pierre Cartier, Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society ,
Vol. 38 (2001) No. 4, pages 389-408

Monday, October 22, 2012

Follow the Ring

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From Penelope Green’s New York Times  story on Wednesday night’s Cooper-Hewitt design awards gala (links added)—

“Then Mr. Wurman went into full curmudgeon mode, fiddling with the two mikes on the podium and questioning the format of the night.

‘We should have talked to each other longer,’ he said. ‘This is the least interesting part.’

When he was done, Gloria Nagy, his wife, recalled how he had critiqued Mrs. Obama’s speech during the awards luncheon in July. (The Huffington Post reported Mrs. Obama as saying Mr. Wurman was ‘quite dashing and sassy.’) Ms. Nagy said Mrs. Obama had teased her by offering condolences and asking how she put up with her husband. In answer, Ms. Nagy said, she flashed what she called her Hazardous Duty Prize, a blindingly huge diamond ring.

Some designs work subtly. Others are successful through sheer force.”

Par exemple—

IMAGE- The Cartier diamond ring from 'Inside Man'

See also Cartier in this journal.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Philanthropic Numerology

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For St. Luke's Day

In memory of a philanthropist
who reportedly died last Sunday

Part I— A safe deposit box number from
the 2006 Denzel Washington film "Inside Man"—

IMAGE- Safe deposit box number 392

Part II—A related occurrence of the same number in
the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Part III— The 1998 Denzel Washington film "Fallen."

Part IV— The works of Octavia Butler
in particular, the character Doro in Wild Seed  (1980)
and Mind of My Mind  (1977).

Kirkus Reviews on the 1977 novel

"Butler is clearly on to a promising vein—
something like Zenna Henderson's 'People' stories
without their saccharine silliness."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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(Continued from July 22)

IMAGE- 'Follow the Ring' note from the film 'Inside Man'

Manhattan, July 22, 2012 — "Once upon a time, in a quiet corner
of the Middle East, there lived a shepherd named Gyges.  Despite
the hardships in his life Gyges was relatively satisfied with his meager
existence. Then, one day, he found a ring buried in a nearby cave."
Read more…

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