Thursday, March 14, 2019

Habeas Obelisk

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:04 AM

Axioms vs. constructions in finite geometry

† From a search for obelisk  in this journal.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Santa vs. the Obelisk

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

The New York Times  this evening—

Horacio Coppola, Evocative 
Argentine Photographer,
Dies at 105


Published: June 30, 2012

Horacio Coppola, whose black-and-white photographs of the cafes, side streets and neon-lit boulevards of Buenos Aires in the 1930s, and of ordinary objects like a typewriter and a doll, introduced avant-garde photography to Argentina, died on June 18 in Buenos Aires. He was 105.  more >>

Related story—

Coppola photographed the new Obelisk of Buenos Aires in 1936.

"Where the Obelisco stands, a church dedicated to St. Nicholas
of Bari
 [or of Myra] was previously demolished."

Related images—

IMAGE- St. Nicholas of Bari (or Myra)
Wikipedia image

IMAGE- Obelisk of Buenos Aires, 1936

 "And if you should survive to a hundred and five,
   look at all you'll derive …" —Sinatra

Monday, August 17, 2020

Art School Confidential . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:13 PM


See also  Obelisk  in this journal.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Models and Monuments

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

". . . recognizing the bias in your models
and sharing it with clients, users, and engineers
is monumental . . . ."

Made Lapuerta, Sept. 23, 2019, on AI 

"Is this an obelisk I see before me?"

— m759, from a Log24 search for Obelisk

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Shadows: Endgame

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:14 AM

IMAGE- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

'You know my methods' image

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:02 PM

"Watch the trailer." — This journal on Eliza Doolittle Day, 2012.

Carol and Thor... 'easily the best part' in 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer

Midrash — March 14 remarks on geometry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 6:18 PM

See also "Cornerstone" in this journal and

A sidebar from a Google search today —

'The Square of Opposition: A Cornerstone of Thought'

This suggests a review of posts now tagged Obelisk,
which include

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Riddle for the Mall of America*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:16 AM

* See the film "The End of the Tour."

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Rothko Conundrum

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:48 PM

Photo:  J. Griffis Smith

By Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle , February 3, 2016

“At night, over Rothko Chapel’s reflecting pond, ‘Broken Obelisk
looks particularly dramatic.

The great American sculptor Barnett Newman once said his
monumental sculpture ‘Broken Obelisk’ was intended to transform
ideas about life and tragedy into a glimpse of the ‘sublime.’ ”

. . . 

See as well Rothko
in this journal.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The SAG Dagger

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:20 PM

Related posts:  Those now tagged Obelisk.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roman Road

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:18 PM

"All roads lead to Rome."

— Xi Jinping, President of the
People's Republic of China,
at Davos today

In memoriam  Harvard art historian
James S. Ackerman, who reportedly
died on New Year's Eve 2016 —

"Is this an obelisk* I see before me?" 
— Adapted from a play by William Shakespeare

* See the previous post and "The Cherished Gift."

Monday, January 16, 2017

Elsewhere Continued

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

The title was suggested by a 2009 William Peter Blatty novel
and by a Log24 post last Friday, January 13th

Related images —

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Here We Go Loop De Lie

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:15 PM

Wikipedia on The Exorcist III  (1990),
written and directed by William Peter Blatty —

"Kinderman takes his friend, a priest named Father Dyer,
out to see their mutually favorite film It's a Wonderful Life ."

Related material from an RSS feed at noon —

Funny ha-ha, not funny peculiar.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Elsewhere …

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Cherished Gift

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:00 PM

From "Solomon's Cube" —

Related material —

"Is this a dagger I see before me?

"No." (A line suggested by Polanski's 2010 "The Ghost Writer")


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

Despite a remark at ichingpsychics.com, the I Ching's underlying group actually has 1,290,157,424,640 permutations.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lead Bun

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:40 PM

On the new animated film "Sausage Party" —

" our lead bun is voiced by Kristen Wiig."

Of course.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:06 PM

Google search result at 1 PM ET April 24, 2013:

New York Stage and Film 2013 Musicals – EPA – Playbill
14 hours ago – BRIGHT STAR
Casting: Howie Cherpakov
Music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
Lyrics by Edie Brickell Book by Steve Martin…

The musical is set in North Carolina.

From Howie Cherpakov:

IMAGE- Tabletop obelisk, Casting Society of America symbol

From North Carolina:

Archibald Henderson monument, Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury, NC

Henderson died in 1963 on the Feast of St. Nicholas.
Related material: Santa vs. the Obelisk.

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