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Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Job in West Hollywood

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For the title, see "Inking," a post of Aug. 5, 2015.

See also West Hollywood in a film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.

Search for Viper Room in this journal.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday February 25, 2007

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Devil's Night in Hollywood
Revisited

On the night of October 30-31, 1993, also known as Devil's Night, there was a full Hunter's Moon and the Pennsylvania Lottery number was 666.
— Steven H. Cullinane, 03/20/01

"Mystery surrounds the death of young actor River Phoenix…. The actor… was declared dead at 1:51 a.m. PT Sunday [Oct. 31, 1993]. Phoenix died about 50 minutes after collapsing in front of the Viper Room, a new club on the Sunset Strip…."
— Karen Thomas, USA Today, Monday, November 1, 1993

Related material:

The five Log24 entries
ending on Yom Kippur, 2006.
 

Saturday, April 2, 2005

Saturday April 2, 2005

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Lucky (?) Numbers

From a Log24 post of April 2, 2005

From Dogma, a link in yesterday's noon entry:

"Sky is high and so am I,
If you're a viper — a vi-paah."

— The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West (1939),
    New Directions paperback, 1969, page 162

"Mystery surrounds the death of young actor River Phoenix…. The actor… was declared dead at 1:51 a.m. PT Sunday. Phoenix died about 50 minutes after collapsing in front of the Viper Room, a new club on the Sunset Strip…."
— Karen Thomas, USA Today,
    Monday, November 1, 1993

On the night of October 30-31, 1993, also known as Devil's Night, there was a full Hunter's Moon and the Pennsylvania Lottery number was 666.
— Steven H. Cullinane, 03/20/01

"Do Catholics believe that when you die your soul goes up in the sky? To heaven, if they go to heaven?"
— Hope of Heaven, by John O'Hara (1938),
    Carroll & Graf paperback, 1985, page 162

Pennsylvania Lottery Daily Number,
April 1, 2005:
666.

Monday, August 4, 2003

Monday August 4, 2003

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Venn’s Trinity

Today is the birthday of logician John Venn.

From the St. Andrews History of Mathematics site:

“Venn considered three discs R, S, and T as typical subsets of a set U. The intersections of these discs and their complements divide U into 8 non-overlapping regions, the unions of which give 256 different Boolean combinations of the original sets R, S, T.” 

Last night’s entry, “A Queer Religion,” gave a Catholic view of the Trinity.  Here are some less interesting but more fruitful thoughts inspired by Venn’s diagram of the Trinity (or, indeed, of any three entities):

“To really know a subject you’ve got to learn a bit of its history….”
John Baez, August 4, 2002

“We both know what memories can bring;
They bring diamonds and rust.”
Joan Baez, April 1975

For the “diamonds” brought by memories of the 28 combinations described above, consider how the symmetric group S8 is related to the symmetries of the finite projective space PG(3,2).  (See Diamond Theory.) 

For the “rust,” consider the following:

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt….”
— Matthew 6:19

The letters R, U, S, T in the Venn diagram above are perhaps relevant here, symbolizing, if you will, the earthly confusion of language, as opposed to the heavenly clarity of mathematics.

As for MOTH, see the article Hometown Zeroes (which brings us yet again to the Viper Room, scene of River Phoenix’s death) and the very skillfully designed website MOTHEMATICS.

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