Friday, February 19, 2016

A Watchman for Nolan

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:31 PM

The title refers to the Watchman Rorschach in "Go Set a Structure"
and to Christopher Nolan, director of the 2014 film "Interstellar."

"Watchmen"-like art in next Sunday's NY Times Book Review

'Watchmen'-like art in the Feb. 21, 2016, NY Times Book Review

Thursday, December 19, 2019

In the Game

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:55 AM

From a post of April 24, 2010 —

Image— Miles Davis ESP album


Alicia Keys


Related literature —

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A Singular Eye

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 8:08 PM

Photographer Key Heyman, 89, dies

Cover design by Will Staehle.

Heyman reportedly died on Dec. 10, 2019.
See this  journal  on that date.

Saturday, August 31, 2019


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:16 AM

From this journal on All Hallows' Eve 2007

"God demands scrutiny beyond his menacingly comic aspects."

— Harold Bloom on José Saramago's The Gospel According to
Jesus Christ 
 (1991). Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize 
in Literature in 1998. 

The Hamilton watch from "Interstellar" (2014) —

Thursday, August 15, 2019

What of the Night?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:05 AM

Excerpts from Log24 on Feb. 19, 2016:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Double Veil

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:48 PM

"If you want to win, you need to know just one thing and not to waste your time
on anything else: the pleasures of erudition are reserved for losers. The more
a person knows, the more things have gone wrong."

— Eco, Umberto. Numero Zero  (p. 9). HMH Books. Kindle Edition. 

"All this notwithstanding, I dreamed what all losers dream, about one day writing
a book that would bring me fame and fortune. To learn how to become a great
writer, I became what in the last century was called the nègre  (or ghostwriter,
as they say today, to be politically correct) for an author of detective stories who
gave himself an American name to improve sales, like the actors in spaghetti
westerns. But I enjoyed working in the shadows, hidden behind a double veil
(the Other’s and the Other’s other name)."

— Eco, Umberto. Numero Zero  (pp. 9-10). HMH Books. Kindle Edition. 

How's this for a double veil, Umberto?

Boeing/Being Meets the Flying Spaghetti Monster . . .

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Something to Behold

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:45 PM

From a review of a Joyce Carol Oates novel
at firstthings.com on August 23, 2013 —

"Though the Curse is eventually exorcised,
it is through an act of wit and guile,
not an act of repentance or reconciliation.
And so we may wonder if Oates has put this story
to rest, or if it simply lays dormant. A twenty-first
century eruption of the 'Crosswicks Curse
would be something to behold." [Link added.]

Related material —

A film version of A Wrinkle in Time

The Hamilton watch from "Interstellar" (2014) —

See also a post, Vacant Space, from 8/23/13 (the date
of the above review), and posts tagged Space Writer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Broom Bridge*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:29 PM

The Hamilton watch from "Interstellar" (2014) —

On the above date — Nov. 17, 2016 —

* See posts tagged Broomsday 2014.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Brief History of 7:35

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:14 PM

Friday, February 19, 2016

Umberto Eco, 1932-2016

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 PM

See as well Eddington's "game with four letters" and "BC/AD."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It’s 10 PM

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Do you know where your watch is?

From a post of May 13, 2015 —

From the recent film "Interstellar" —

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