Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sermon on the Beach

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

CBS Sunday Morning today:

"On a warm summer night at the Greek Theatre
in Los Angeles last month, Brian Wilson — backed
by a band that included fellow former Beach Boy
Al Jardine — was running through his repertoire
of classics when a cake was wheeled out from
backstage by the extended Wilson family.

On this night, the man many regard as one of
America's greatest living songwriters turned 73.

Well, East coast girls are hip,
I really dig those styles they wear…"

Compare and contrast: Danny Collins.

Jersey girls are tough .

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jersey Girl

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:33 AM

“Oh, pretty baby…” — Frankie Valli at A Capitol Fourth  last night.

Related material — Mira Sorvino in The Great Gatsby .

Jersey girls are tough.” — Garfield.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Learning Guide

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:08 PM

The late Adam Smith:

"Assume a can opener."


"The festival opened with The Great Gatsby
directed by Baz Luhrmann."

Midrash on an earlier film version (Mira Sorvino's, 2000):

"Daisy, when she comes to tea at Nick's house,
refers to the flowers brought by Gatsby as being
appropriate for a funeral and asks 'Where's the corpse?' 
Gatsby enters immediately thereafter. This foreshadows
what will happen to Gatsby. The dialogue is not in the novel…."

Learning Guide to The Great Gatsby

Correction to the midrash: 

Sorvino actually says, when there is a knock at the door,

"That must be the corpse."

Jersey girls are tough.

Update of Candlemas, 2014, in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman—

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday August 2, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:20 PM

Spider Girl

"The 'magico-religious' tarantella
 is a solo dance performed
supposedly to cure…
 the delirium and contortions
 attributed to the bite of a spider
at harvest (summer) time."


Mira Sorvino in 'Tarantella,' with film's motto-- 'Life's a dance'

Garfield on Sunday, August 2, 2009: Spider gets tail-slap learned from Jersey cow, says 'Those Jersey girls are TOUGH.'


Life's a dance
   (and Jersey girlshttp://www.log24.com/images/asterisk8.gif
are tough).

http://www.log24.com/images/asterisk8.gif For Mira Sorvino, star of "Tarantella,"
    who was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey–

    Bull on Sacred Cows:

"Poor late nineteenth-century, poor early twentieth-century! Oh, brave new world that had such people in it: people like Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gödel. Seven people who did more than all the machine-guns and canons of the Somme Valley or the Panzer divisions of Hitler to end the old world and to create– if not the answers– at least the questions that started off the new, each one of them killing one of the sacred cows on which Western consciousness had fed for so long…."

— Apostolos Doxiadis, "Writing Incompleteness-– the Play" (pdf).

See also Mathematics and Narrative.

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