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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Sixteenth Subset

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A four-set has sixteen subsets.  Fifteen of these symbolize the points
of “the smallest perfect universe,”* PG(3,2).  The sixteenth is empty.

In memory of . . .

Polish this — “The Nothing That Is.”

* Phrase by Burkard Polster.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blue Sixteen

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"Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s got the grown-up blues"

Chuck Berry, January 1958

Related material — Hollywood Easter

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sweet Sixteen

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Google celebrates its 16th birthday today.

Here are some family values found with its help.

The father-in-law of the late Thomas A. Tombrello
(previous post) was sociologist Robert K. Merton.
See a tribute to Merton by his daughter Stephanie,
Tombrello's widow. See also a Log24 post mentioning
Merton from Oct. 19, 2005. That post leads to a
post from the date of Merton's death, Feb. 23, 2003.

From that 2003 post:

“Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets ‘em one by one.”

— “Sweet Little Sixteen,” by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Purloined Joke

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See also the phrase “Beautiful Mathematics” in this  journal.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Joke

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George Clooney to Matt Damon —

“There’s Michelangelo joke to be made.”

A search in this journal for Michelangelo suggests . . .

How about “Bach meets Bochner“?

The Ice Stone* Meditation

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A quote from the novel on which George Clooney’s new Netflix film,
“The Midnight Sky,” is based —

“Yet here he was, seventy-eight years old …
and, having come to the terminus of his life’s work,
all he could do was stare into the bleak face of
his own ignorance.”

— Brooks-Dalton, Lily. Good Morning, Midnight   (p. 5).
Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Related material —

For more ignorance, see part of the current New Yorker  home page —

Click image for the magazine’s animated gif  .

— and other recent posts tagged “Sixteenth.”

* The “Ice Stone” is in the New Year’s Eve post  tagged “Sixteenth.”
Space fans may think of that tag as representing the empty space
(a sort of black hole ) in the classic “15 Puzzle.”

Friday, January 1, 2021

Mission Possible: KenKen Meets BarbieBarbie

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Wikipedia on the late Hugh Hefner

“Through his father’s line, Hefner was a descendant of
Plymouth governor William Bradford.  He described
his family as ‘conservative, Midwestern, [and] Methodist’.
His mother had wanted him to become a missionary.”

A quote from Story Space

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it . . . .” —

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Annie_Fanny .

Hefner’s parents might prefer the region of Story Space
proper to Dreamboat  Annie.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Dreaming Jewels . . .

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Continues.

Ice Stone

      Meanwhile, in this  journal on the above Ice Stone date —

'Square Ice' figure

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Space Force

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New Yorker  video  today, at 14:00-14:25 —

“What’s good about KenKen, and Sudoku, and crosswords,
all of those puzzles like that, is that they have grids to be filled in,
empty squares. I think there is something about human nature
that we want to fill up spaces. And if you’re a puzzle person,
or almost anybody, and you see an empty grid, you want to
put something in those spaces. It gives a feeling of satisfaction
that you don’t get often in life and that really feels good.”

— Will Shortz, New York Times  puzzle editor

“I can’t get no… satisfaction….” — The Rolling Stones

The New Yorker  recently restarted the Weiner story,
which includes —

“… the fall of 2017, when he began a twenty-one-month
prison sentence for sexting with a minor.”

“You want to put something in those spaces.”

— Will Shortz, New York Times  puzzle editor

Yes, you do.

Weiner is now with a Brooklyn countertops company called IceStone.

The Whiteboard Jungle

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Detail:

A story in numbers:

15:15.

  It is what it is.

See also the phrase “Beautiful Mathematics” in this  journal.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sound Track

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Two songs by Chuck Berry on Chess Records in 1958

Sweet Little Sixteen  and  Sweet Little Rock and Roller .

Rock and Roller  begins

She's 9 years old and sweet as she can be
All dressed up like a downtown Christmas tree
Dancin' and hummin' a rock-roll melody

For meditations on Sixteen , see Berry + Sixteen in this journal.

A meditation on Rock and Roller —

Related material — From the above post's date,
March 21, 2017, a memoir by one Siva Vaidhyanathan,
"Robertson Professor of Media Studies and Director of
the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday October 3, 2009

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Missing Pieces:  Conceptual art by Cullinane and Bochner

Related material:

Frame Tales, as well as
The Sacred Day of Kali,
this morning’s
New York Times obituaries,
and
Mental Health Month, 2003:

Wechsler blocks (illustrating the 'Blockheads' theme)

WAIS blocks

IZZI puzzle
IZZI puzzle

Michael Douglas in 'The Game'

Sondheim: 'Putting It Together'

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday June 11, 2009

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Geometry for Jews

(continued from Michelangelo’s birthday, 2003)

The 4x4 square grid

“Discuss the geometry underlying the above picture.”

Log24, March 6, 2003

Abstraction and the Holocaust  (Mark Godfrey, Yale University Press, 2007) describes one approach to such a discussion: Bochner “took a photograph of a new arrangement of blocks, cut it up, reprinted it as a negative, and arranged the four corners in every possible configuration using the serial principles of rotation and reversal to make Sixteen Isomorphs (Negative) of 1967, which he later illustrated alongside works by Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse in his Artforum article ‘The Serial Attitude.’ [December 1967, pp. 28-33]” Bochner’s picture of “every possible configuration”–

Bochner's 'Sixteen Isomorphs' (or: 'Eight Isomorphs Short of a Load')

Compare with the 24 figures in Frame Tales
(Log24, Nov. 10, 2008) and in Theme and Variations.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday December 31, 2007

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Happy New Year
from Steven Priest

"… and the girl in the corner
      is everyone's mourner…."

Stevie Nicks to appear on Groundhog Day

The Priest quotation appeared here
on Grammy Night 2003 with
another musical meditation:

"Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets 'em one by one."

— "Sweet Little Sixteen,"
by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday November 19, 2007

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Lament for a DJ

In memory of Philadelphia DJ Hy Lit, who died on Saturday at 73:

"Chuck Berry didn't need prompting to insert, in his 'Sweet Little Sixteen,' the lines 'Well, they'll be rockin' on Bandstand, Philadelphia, P.A.' I remember 'Bandstand' before it was 'American…' It started in 1952, when Walter Annenberg, whose Triangle Publications owned the WFIL radio and television stations, suggested an afternoon TV dance party…."

— Richard Corliss, TIME magazine, July 14, 2001

Related material: Back to the Future (Log24 on Sunday)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday April 24, 2006

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Finis
Coronat
Opus

continued from
Saturday, April 22

Finis

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Opus

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Sweet Little Sixteen
She's just got to have
About half a million
Famed autographs…

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www.davidgregharth.com/press/article_38.html

Her wallet's filled with pictures
She gets 'em one by one

— After Chuck Berry, 1958

"We are all Paris Hilton now."
— Ana Marie Cox,
Sweet 16 and Spoiled Rotten,
in TIME Magazine,
the April 24 Opus Dei issue

Related material
in the Harvard Crimson:
 

The $500,000 sophomore’s
debut novel is on the shelf…
But is it a gift or a curse?

Publisher 'Certain' of
'Literal Copying' in
Sophomore's Novel

The Crimson Passion

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday April 23, 2006

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Hollywood Easter
 
Part 8

Sweet Little Sixteen
She’s got the grown-up blues
Tight dresses and lipstick
She’s sportin’ high-heel shoes
Oh but tomorrow morning
She’ll have to change her trend
And be sweet sixteen
And back in class again
 
Chuck Berry, 1958

Back in
Sunday School Class:

“Send magazines!”–
Flora Poste in
Cold Comfort Farm

The Student Body

in today’s
New York Times:

“… a spate of sex magazines…
      emerge on elite campuses….”

“We are all Paris Hilton now.”
— Ana Marie Cox,
Sweet 16 and Spoiled Rotten,
in TIME Magazine,
the April 24 Opus Dei issue

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“Or perhaps not.”

— Flora Poste in
Cold Comfort Farm
Revisited

Sunday, February 23, 2003

Sunday February 23, 2003

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Grammy Night

Today's musical birthday: bassist Steven Priest of Sweet. 

Today's back-to-the-future trip:  See the article "Sweet Tunes…." on Chuck Berry at the top of today's New York Times website.

"Her wall is filled with pictures,
She gets 'em one by one."

— "Sweet Little Sixteen," by Chuck Berry
(Chess Records, January 1958)

Click on the above for the context.

"Are you ready, Steve? Aha….

And the girl in the corner is ev'ryone's mourner.
She could kill you with a wink of her eye."

— "Ballroom Blitz," by Sweet

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