Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Quotes for Michaelmas (2015)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:29 PM

For remarks by a non-fictional Harvard professor
see the previous post.

See also Jews Telling Stories.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Stone…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM

of  Woody Allen's  philosopher

"Deadline reports that Stone is finalizing a deal
to star in Maniac , a 30-minute television series with
her former Superbad  castmate Jonah Hill.
The project, a dark comedy, will be directed by 
True Detective  alum Cary Fukunaga and is based
on a 2014 Norwegian series about a mental-institution
patient living out a fantasy life in his dreams."

Vanity Fair  today

See as well the previous post and Jews Telling Stories.

Update of 11:07 PM ET —

From Variety  today — "Hill and Stone would also make their
TV producing debut as the two stars are attached to exec produce
with  Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Doug Wald …."

"The problem is having a solid business plan and knowing what
you're doing, whether it's a movie, a TV series or a company."
Steve Golin in The Hollywood Reporter , Sept. 4, 2013

Friday, September 11, 2015

Omega Wrinkle:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:42 PM

A Phrase That Haunts

From this journal on August 23, 2013

Illustration from New York Times  review 
of the novel Point Omega —

IMAGE- NY Times headline 'A Wrinkle in Time' with 24 Hour Psycho and Point Omega scene

From the print version of The New York Times Sunday Book Review
dated Sept. 13, 2015 —

The online version, dated Sept. 11, 2015 —

From the conclusion of the online version —

On the above print  headline, "Wrinkles in Time,"
that vanished in the online version —

"Now you see it, now you don't"
is not a motto one likes to see demonstrated
by a reputable news firm.

Related material:  Jews Telling Stories.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Story Theory of Truth

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM


At right above, a possible image of Queen Isabella I 
of Castile, attributed to Gerard David.

At left above, a Hollywood version.

Happy birthday to Chris Wallace and Hugh Jackman.

Related material: The Foot Configuration 
and Jews Telling Stories.

See also the epigraph to this morning's post Deconstruction —

"                          … Had they deceived us 
Or deceived themselves, the quiet-voiced elders,
Bequeathing us merely a receipt for deceit?"

— Four Quartets

Monday, April 30, 2012

Decomposition (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 10:00 AM

Compare and contrast

1. The following excerpt from Wikipedia

IMAGE- Excerpt from 'Functional decomposition' article at Wikipedia

2. A webpage subtitled "Function Decomposition Over a Finite Field."

Related material—

Decomposition and Jews Telling Stories.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rothstein’s Temptation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 AM

Edward Rothstein reviewing The Red Book of Jung in today's New York Times

"The temptation, after numbingly turning these pages, is to react finally like the psychiatrist Spielvogel at the end of Philip Roth’s 'Portnoy’s Complaint,' and say: 'So. Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?'"

Free association via Google Image Search on Spielvogel + Portnoy:


Click for further details.
See also Jews Telling Stories.

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Sunday June 15, 2003

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 3:00 PM

Readings for Trinity Sunday

  1. Triune knot:
    Problems in Combinatorial Group Theory, 7 and 8, in light of the remark in Section 8.3 of Lattice Polygons and the Number 12 
  2. Cardinal Newman:
    Sermon 24
  3. Simon Nickerson:

For more on the structure
discussed by Nickerson, see

Raiders of the Lost Matrix:

For theology in general, see

Jews Telling Stories.

Friday, June 6, 2003

Friday June 6, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:04 PM

Beware of…
Jews Telling Stories

“Philosophers ponder the idea of identity: what it is to give something a name on Monday and have it respond to that name on Friday.”
— Bernard Holland, C12, N.Y. Times, 5/20/96

From my entry of Monday, June 2, 2003:

William Holden and Martha Scott
in “Our Town,” 1940 

Holden            Scott

From a website titled Child of a Voice

“The Talmud says, even in a time when there is no more prophecy there can still be the Daughter of a Voice.

The Tosefot explain: this is like the sound the echo of a hammer makes when it strikes something, and the sound echoes back from mountains. Not the Voice, but a daughter, a child of it.

Not the sound but the echo of a sound. Not the prophecy from God in its purest way, but in a less pure way.

Now because of our sins there is no more prophecy but in a time when there is no prophecy there can be Daughter of a Voice.”

Copyright Abraham Mezrich 2003

From a July 1999 review of a novel:

“The good news is that this is perhaps Ben Mezrich’s finest thriller. The irony is that he used a pen name on it.”

novel is
the author,
Ben Mezrich,
used the pen name
Holden Scott.

From an interview
with Ben Mezrich

“Mezrich, the author of several critically acclaimed thrillers, came to Boston from Princeton, New Jersey, by way of Harvard University, where he graduated – magna cum laude, mind you – in 1991…. In his Boston apartment…. prominently exhibited was a paperback biography of local boy made good Matt Damon.”

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