Monday, December 2, 2019

“Show me all  the blueprints.”

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:32 PM

Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Solid Point

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:07 AM

"Show me all  the blueprints."

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

D8ing the Joystick

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:45 PM

Or: "Show me all  the blueprints!"
— A saying attributed to Howard Hughes.

Krysten Ritter narrates a podcast that asks 'R We D8ting?'

From the Blacklist episode in the previous post, "Date," blueprints
allegedly describing the boiler room in the Denver Mint —

Note the Thrust/Translation Controller Assembly (TTCA) at upper left
and the Attitude Controller Assembly (ACA) at lower right.

A NASA publication dated April 1, 1971, illustrates the Attitude Controller —

Krysten Ritter was born more than ten years later, in 1981.

For more on Attitude Control, see Boiler Room in this journal.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


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Show me all  the blueprints.”
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

From an old Dick Tracy strip —

This journal in April 2006

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Cleaning out her studio, Oslo artist Josefine Lyche 
has found some frames from an old art-school audition video —

(Click to enlarge.)

      * Search for "st.+peter"+eve+adam+"first+words"

Friday, March 31, 2017

Women’s History Month

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM


Show me all  the blueprints.”
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

Monday, March 2, 2015

Shades of Grey (1949)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:45 AM

Or:  Elements of Design  Continued

"Show me all  the blueprints."

Sunday, January 6, 2013

True Fury

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For the Feast of Epiphany:

A trip back to December 1955

IMAGE- Cowboy magi and star on cover of TRUE, Dec. 1955 IMAGE- Gloria Pall on back cover of FURY, Dec. 1955

Meditations for Three Kings Day (Feast of Epiphany)—

"Show me all  the blueprints." — Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes

"The Tesseract is where it belongs: out of our reach." — Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

"Here was finality indeed, and cleavage!" — Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano  (1947)

Click images for some background.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

See today's NY lottery numbers* and Gravity's Rainbow , pp. 656-657.
(Penguin Classics paperback, June 1, 1995.)


"Show me all  the blueprints."
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

* Readers new to lottery hermeneutics may consult
  some remarks by Stuart Moulthrop.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quarantine Story

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:02 PM

A link in the previous post to Delos in this journal mentions physicist John Cramer.

His daughter Kathryn's weblog mentions the following story—

Graffiti in the Library of Babel  • David Langford

—from her forthcoming anthology Year's Best SF 16 .

From the Langford story—

"'I suppose we have a sort of duty…' Out of the corner of her eye Ceri saw her notes window change. She hadn't touched the keyboard or mouse. Just before the flatscreen went black and flickered into a reboot sequence, she saw the coloured tags where no tags had been before. In her own notes. Surrounding the copied words 'quarantine regulations.'"

Related material from this journal last Jan. 9

"Show me all  the blueprints."
 – Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Aviator" (2004)


DiCaprio in "Inception"

In the "blueprints" link above, DiCaprio's spelling of "Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E" is of particular interest.

See also a search for Inception in this journal.

A post on a spelling bee at the end of that search quotes an essay on Walter Benjamin—

This blissful state between the world and its creator as expressed in Adamic language has its end, of course, in the Fall.  The “ignorance” introduced into the world that ultimately drives our melancholic state of acedia has its inception with the Fall away from the edenic union that joins God’s plan to the immediacy of the material world.  What ensues, says Benjamin, is an overabundance of conventional languages, a prattle of meanings now localized hence arbitrary.  A former connection to a defining origin has been lost; and an overdetermined, plethoric state of melancholia forms.  Over-determination stems from over-naming.  “Things have no proper names except in God.  . . . In the language of men, however, they are overnamed.”  Overnaming becomes “the linguistic being of melancholy.”7

7 Walter Benjamin, “On Language as Such and On the Languages of Man,” Edmund Jephcott, tr., Walter Benjamin , Selected Writings , Volume I:  1913-1926 , Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings, eds., Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1997, p. 73.

Compare and contrast with a remark by a translator mentioned here previously

I fancy, myself, that this self-consciousness about translation dates approximately from the same time as man's self-consciousness about language itself. Genesis tells us that Adam named all the animals (just as in Indian tradition the monkey-god Hanuman invented grammar by naming all the plants in the Garden of Illo Tempore). No doubts, no self-consciousness: "Whatever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof." (Genesis II, 19). But after the expulsion from Paradise I see Adam doubting  the moment the possibility occurs that another name might  be possible. And isn't that what all translators are? Proposers, in another language, of another name ?

— Helen Lane in Translation Review , Vol. 5, 1980

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ariadne’s Clue

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IMAGE- The final page of 'Deathly Hallows' is 759.

Related symbolism from Plato’s Cave—

Recall that Ariadne in “Inception” is played by Ellen Page .


Show me all  the blueprints.”
— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 AM


"… a wake-initiated lucid dream occurs when the dreamer goes from a normal
waking state directly into a dream state with no apparent lapse in consciousness."

Not necessarily a good idea.

"Show me all  the blueprints."
 – Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Aviator" (2004)


Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Leonardo Code

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 PM

"If you’re the kind of geek who yearns for detailed schematics
 of the technology behind all of this, you’ll be disappointed—
 there are none."

— "7 Reasons Why Techies Love 'Inception'," by John Hagel

"Show me all  the blueprints"
 — Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Aviator" (2004)


Playing with Blocks



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