Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Synchronology Check

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:53 AM

From the previous post . . .

"This review was filed from the 2020 Sundance Film Festival
on January 30th."

Meanwhile . . .

Click the above image for posts on "Expanding the Spielraum."

See as well . . .

Monday, July 22, 2019

From the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:14 PM

From this journal on September 16, 2013

"La modernité, c’est le transitoire, le fugitif, le contingent, la moitié de l’art, dont l’autre moitié est l’éternel et l’immuable."

— Baudelaire, "Le Peintre de la Vie Moderne," IV (1863)

"By 'modernity' I mean the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent, the half of art whose other half is the eternal and the immutable."

— Baudelaire, "The Painter of Modern Life," IV (1863), translated by Jonathan Mayne (in 1964 Phaidon Press book of same title)

Also on September 16, 2013 —

* See that term in this journal.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

For the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:47 PM

* See Synchronology and the previous post.

Monday, October 29, 2018

For the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:21 PM

* See that term in this journal.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 6:29 AM

Dates from math forums mentioned in the previous post

Dec. 7, 2016  and  Aug. 2, 2010.

Connoisseurs of synchonology may like to click on those dates.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Biersdorfer Synchronology

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:18 PM

See also this  journal on the above date — July 13, 2016.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Serious Synchronology

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:25 AM

The above image includes a July 9, 2014, file photo.

From this journal on that date

“Be serious, because
The stone may have contempt
For too-familiar hands”

— Adrienne Rich in “The Diamond Cutters” (1955)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

For the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

A book cover from Amazon.com —

See also this journal on the above date, September 27, 2016 —

Chomsky and Levi-Strauss in China,
Or: Philosophy for Jews

Some other remarks related to the figure on the book cover —

Field Theology and Galois Window.

* See Synchronology in this journal.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

For the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"… and all I  got was this lousy sweatshirt" —

Some posts related to the above Rasmus Hungnes exhibition 
opening date — Feb. 10, 2017 — are now tagged Bewitchment.

* See Synchronology in this journal.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

For the Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:16 PM

From the Wikipedia article Bauhaus (band)

"On 31 October 2013 (Halloween), David J and Jill Tracy released
'Bela Lugosi's Dead (Undead Is Forever),' a cinematic piano-led
rework of 'Bela Lugosi's Dead.'"

Halloween 2013 here  (click to enlarge) —

* See "synchronolog…" in this journal.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

For the United Church of Synchronology*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

"Everything clear so far?"

Review by Anthony Burgess of the 1989 translation
     by William Weaver** of Umberto Eco's 1988 novel
     Il Pendolo di Foucault 

* A fictional institution in a just-published novel

** Weaver reportedly died on Nov. 12, 2013.
    Synchronologists may consult that date
    in this journal.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Using the Dreidel*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:53 PM

The date of the Rubber Ducky article in the previous post was . . .

November 11, 2019.

Synchronology check:

* A phrase by Woody Allen (NY Times , May 5, 2011).

Friday, August 27, 2021

Special for the National Comedy Center

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:57 PM

Newlove grew up in Jamestown, NY, a city which
appeared in his fiction. He reportedly died on Aug. 17.
Synchronology check: "Little Museum of Horrors."

Saturday, August 21, 2021


Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:05 AM

A Bon Jovi "Stripped" video released May 1, 2007 —

Synchronology check —

This  journal in the early morning of the above release date —


to put one's back
into something
bei etwas
Einsatz zeigen
to up the ante den Einsatz erhöhen
to debrief den Einsatz
nachher besprechen
to be on duty im Einsatz sein
mil. to be in action im Einsatz sein
to play for
high stakes
mit hohem
Einsatz spielen

"Nine is a very
powerful Nordic number
— Katherine Neville,
The Magic Circle

Happy Walpurgisnacht.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Little Museum of Horrors

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:58 AM

Synchronology check — See LA Scenes tag.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Dark Matter: The Source

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:17 AM

Here is the source of an image from the "tour a book"
link target in the previous post

Note the time and date Midnight on the morning of Oct. 26, 2015.

Synchronology check From that date, posts now tagged Critical Space Theory.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Frontiers of Minimal Art

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:46 PM

"… Denis fashioned a minimalist chamber
that derives eroticism from its sparseness."

HuffPost  on April 11, 2019

That remark describes a film, "High Life,"
that stars Juliette Binoche.

Binoche, along with other minimalist art, appeared here
in the post "The Triangle Induction" on May 11, 2021 —

The logo of a news site that yesterday 
[i.e., May 10, 2021] 
covered a Colorado Springs story:

Related material: 

From a 2014 review, remarks by a noted minimalist sculptor
who reportedly died at 85 on the above date … May 11, 2021.

I personally prefer remarks by Munari —

For the Church of Synchronology:

This  journal on the above HuffPost date — April 11, 2019.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Ken:  Keeping Still

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:15 PM


For the Church of Synchronology — See the above date:  April 3, 2007.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Brick Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:56 AM

The “bricks” in posts tagged Octad Group suggest some remarks
from last year’s HBO “Watchmen” series —

Related material — The two  bricks constituting a 4×4 array, and . . .

“(this is the famous Kummer abstract configuration )”
Igor Dolgachev, ArXiv, 16 October 2019.

As is this


The phrase “octad group” does not, as one might reasonably
suppose, refer to symmetries of an octad (a “brick”), but
instead to symmetries of the above 4×4 array.

A related Broomsday event for the Church of Synchronology

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Magic for Comedians

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:56 PM

Saturday, November 21, 2020

A Fork for Yogi

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:10 PM

Note for the Church of Synchronology

See also this  journal on the “Songs for the Deaf” release date:
August 27, 2002.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Grossinger Interview

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:40 PM

The following image was suggested by today’s
New York Times  obituary  of Joanna Harcourt-Smith
and by earlier Log24 posts now also tagged Grossinger.

For some background, see a book that reportedly
was published on Devil’s Night (October 30) 1997 —

The interview  date above suggests some related material
for students of bullshit and for
the Church of Synchronology

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Illuminati Hymn

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:43 AM

For the Church of Synchronology

This journal on the above YouTube date — June 21, 2018 —
had posts now tagged Mnemonic Model.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Country Requiem

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM
/ Source: Reuters
By Variety
Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver,
whom Willie Nelson once called ‘the greatest living
songwriter,’ died Wednesday at the age of 81.”

Synchronology check:


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Critical Invisibility

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:44 AM

Synchronology check —

This  journal on the above dates —
8 January 2019 (“For the Church of Synchronology“)
and 24 April 2019 (“Critical Visibility“).

Related mathematics:  Klein Correspondence posts.

Related entertainment: “The Bulk Beings.”

The above Physical Review  remarks were found in a search
for a purely mathematical concept —

“35 points” + projective space . . .

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Of London Bondage

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:38 PM

“After years in hiding, latex fashion re-emerged in the late 1950s,
thanks to the British designer John Sutcliffe, who created the world’s
first catsuit – the prototype rubber-fetish garment. …

The 1960s British spy series The Avengers was monumental
in bringing rubberwear to the masses. The show’s feminist heroine,
Emma Peel (played by Diana Rigg), was styled in a latex, Sutcliffe-
inspired catsuit. With Peel as a media archetype, latex’s second-skin
look wasn’t just sexy, it was superhuman.

Sutcliffe capitalised on the obsession with his products, and founded
AtomAge Magazine in 1972. The periodical, filled with artful and erotic
bondage imagery, gained a huge following among fetishists, and made
quite the splash on London’s progressive fashion scene. ”

By Cassidy George, bbc.com, 8th January 2020

See also an image from a Log24 post  commemorating that date —

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Magic for Liars* . . .

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:27 PM

From a web page

From YouTube, for the Church of Synchronology

Meanwhile, elsewhere . . .

* See that book title in this journal.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

A Poet’s Amanuensis

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:51 PM

The title refers to a Paris Review  article dated August 18, 2020.

Detail of poet Donald Hall’s home in a photo accompanying the article —

A synchronology check of Hall’s date of death — Midsummer Eve
in 2018 — yields, in this  journal —

Related images I prefer to Hall’s —

Monday, August 3, 2020

Celtic Mysteries

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:54 AM

For Kate Beckinsale and the Fair Folk —

Also on Oct. 13, 2014 — For the Church of Synchronology

Thursday, July 16, 2020


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:54 PM

For the Church of Synchronology

Monday, July 13, 2020

Unpoetic License

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:21 AM

The above novel uses extensively the term “inscape.”
The term’s originator, a 19th-century Jesuit poet,
is credited . . . sort of.  For other uses of the term,
search for Inscape in this journal. From that search —

A quote from a 1962 novel

“There’s something phoney
in the whole setup, Meg thought.
There is definitely something rotten
in the state of Camazotz.”

Addendum for the Church of Synchronology

The Joe Hill novel above was published (in hardcover)
on Walpurgisnacht —April 30, 2013.  See also this journal
on that date.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In Memoriam: Jan Saxl, Mathematician

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:03 PM

For the conference, see
https://www.birs.ca/events/2009/5-day-workshops/09w5030 .

For the Church of Synchronology:
Time for you to see the field.” (Posts now tagged “For Banff 2009”)

Saturday, April 11, 2020


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:35 PM

“… the Jesuit religious order, whose intensive, extensive ordination process
typically takes about 10 years”

— The above link in The New York Times  today leads to . . .

For the Church of Synchronology

A post in this  journal on the above Jesuit date —  Aug. 11, 2013
leads to a John Hurley at Wolfram Demonstrations . . .

This may or may not be the John Hurley described in the
LinkedIn page below (click for further details):

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:58 PM

In memory of Stephen Schwartz, a member of
the Harvard College class of 1963 —

Synchronology check —

Friday, March 13, 2020

Missa Brevis

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:19 PM

In memory of a composer who reportedly died on Wednesday,
March 11, 2020 —

From a   synchronology  check

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Play Date

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:15 PM

Today's 4:02 AM ET post, "Steinfeld as Rose the Hat,"
suggests a review —

A more impressive woman in white

Update of 8 PM ET —

Beckinsale gives Oct. 5, 2001, as the date of the New York
premiere of the film "Serendipity."  Synchronology check:

Beckinsale's premiere date — Oct. 5, 2001 — is incorrect.
The film was released  on that date, but its New York premiere
was actually on Oct. 3, 2001. See Getty Images.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Appropriation Appropriates*

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:29 PM

* A weblog motto. See

That Ereignis  post is dated July 3, 2007.
Related material for the Church of Synchronology

"The deepest strain in a religion is the particular
and particularistic doctrine it asserts at its heart,
in the company of such pronouncements as
‘Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.’
Take the deepest strain of religion away…
and what remains are the surface pieties — 
abstractions without substantive bite — 
to which everyone will assent
because they are empty, insipid, and safe."

— Stanley Fish, quoted here on July 3, 2007
The opening date of the film "Transformers."

The opening pronouncement of "Transformers" —

"Before time began, there was the Cube."

Friday, January 31, 2020

Notes for a Blue Guitar

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

Gravatar at the weblog of Peter J. Cameron

Same Gravatar in blue —

Synchronology check —

Click Lukasiewicz for further remarks.

Monday, January 13, 2020

D8ing Continues

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:42 PM

For the Church of Synchronology

See as well this journal on the above lecture date:  April 4, 2018,
in other posts now also tagged D8.

Update of 11:22 PM ET Jan. 13, 2020 —

Note the Christmas Eve date, and compare and contrast with the previous post.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Adapt or Die

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:53 AM

For Hollywood


For Emily Yahr (see second item above) —

Buck Henry reportedly died yesterday, January 8, 2020.
This journal on that date a year earlier —

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Evening of the Iguana

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:42 PM

Art notes —

See also the "Night of the Iguana" logo by Saul Bass,
a student of Gyorgy Kepes.

Postscript for synchronologists — 

See this  journal on that date:  Nov. 6, 2011.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Last of the God Professors

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:32 AM

From some autobiographical remarks by Simon During,
who was featured in the previous post

For more on the phrase “god professor,” see

The Ownership of Knowledge in Higher Education
in Australia 1939-1996
,” Hannah Forsyth, Ph.D. thesis,
University of Sydney, 2012

Simon During at Utrecht earlier this year —

For the Church of Synchronology, other April 11, 2019, remarks —

See in particular the phrase “Eritis sicut dei ” in the Log24 remarks.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Deep Beauty

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:39 AM

From a Log24 search for Deep Beauty

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix07A/071011-vonNeumann.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

From a related search —

For the Church of Synchronology

An image from this journal on the above Dick date, Feb. 9, 2011 —



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Too Cool for School?

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:14 AM

An article in Men's Journal  on August 1, 2013 —

Robert Thurman, Buddha's Power Broker'

For the Church of SynchronologyThis  journal on August 1, 2013.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Director’s Cut

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:14 AM

The title was suggested by the previous post and by
the title illustration in the weblog of the director,
Leigh Whannell, of the 2018 film “Upgrade.”

Related visual details —

For the Church of Synchronology

Related remarks:  “The Thing and I.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:22 PM

The production-company logos for Carpenter B and Bad Robot
in end credits for a 2016 TV mini-series based on the Stephen King
novel 11/22/63  suggest a look at . . .

For the Church of Synchronology — 
This  weblog on Aug. 11, 2017:

Symmetry's Lifeboat and Archimedes for Jews.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ice Giants and Fire Gods: Mind the Gap

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:52 PM

From my reading Monday morning —

From the online New York Times  this afternoon —

Related literature —

For the Church of Synchronology

The Gigantomachia page above is dated September 20, 2003.
See as well my own webpage from that date: "The Form, the Pattern."

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Mask of Zero

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:55 PM

For the title, see Zero: Both Real and Imaginary (a Log24 search).

The title was suggested by the previous post, by Zorro Ranch,
by the classic 1967 film The Producers , and by . . .

Related material —

Vanity Fair  on Sept. 8, 2017, celebrated the young actress
who played Beverly Marsh in the 2017 film version of
Stephen King's IT . See a post from her 12th birthday —
"Winter's Game" — that touches upon Maori themes.

More generally, see Bester + Deceivers in this  journal.

And for the Church of Synchronology . . .
See posts related to the above Vanity Fair  date.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Never-Ending Toy Story

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:40 PM

" … this beautiful love story . . . ."

An image from the previous post:

The above line "From the producer of Transformers " suggests
a story from March 18, 2019 . . .

      Misreading the words of di Bonaventura
yields a phrase that might be applied to 
the Church of Rome . . .
     "A franchise based on release dates." 
See dies natalis  in this journal.

     For the Church of Synchronology, see
the above di Bonaventura date, March 18.

     Then there is the Church of Cubism . . .

     "Before time began, there was the Cube."
     — Optimus Prime, Transformers , 2007

Monday, August 5, 2019

Blue Guitar

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:32 AM

This flashback was suggested by the following date —

February 26, 2014 —

Related material — The Church of Synchronology.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:16 AM


"Elmore Rual 'Rip' Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019)
 was an American actor, voice artist Torn was born in
Temple, Texas,
on February 6, 1931, the son of Elmore Rual "Tiger" Torn Sr. and
Thelma Mary Torn (née Spacek)."

For the Church of Synchronology

The above photo was reportedly taken on March 10, 2011.

An image from this journal on that date


Found in translation — See "Ex Fano " in this  journal
and the Fano post "In Nomine Patris."

Friday, July 5, 2019

“Darkly Enchanting”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:05 PM

For the Church of Synchronology

Monday, May 13, 2019

“The Eyes of Orson Welles”…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:49 PM

is a TCM special at 8 PM ET this evening.

A snow-globe phrase from April 28 —

Bauble, Babel . . . Bubble —

Images including Plato's diamond on a tombstone

The "bubble" cited above —

For more metaphysical accounting, see
The Church of Synchronology.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

An Actor Prepares

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

See too "Desperately Seeking Resonance"
and, for the Church of Synchronology, posts
on the above date — April 3, 2017.


Monday, March 25, 2019


(Continued from the previous post.)

In-Between "Spacing" and the "Chôra "
in Derrida: A Pre-Originary Medium?

By Louise Burchill

(Ch. 2 in Henk Oosterling & Ewa Plonowska Ziarek (Eds.),  Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics , Lexington Books, October 14, 2010)

"The term 'spacing' ('espacement ') is absolutely central to Derrida's entire corpus, where it is indissociable from those of différance  (characterized, in the text from 1968 bearing this name, as '[at once] spacing [and] temporizing' 1), writing  (of which 'spacing' is said to be 'the fundamental property' 2) and deconstruction (with one of Derrida's last major texts, Le Toucher: Jean-Luc Nancy , specifying 'spacing ' to be 'the first word of any deconstruction' 3)."

1  Jacques Derrida, “La Différance,” in Marges – de la philosophie  (Paris: Minuit, 1972), p. 14. Henceforth cited as  D  .

2  Jacques Derrida, “Freud and the Scene of Writing,” trans. A. Bass, in Writing and  Difference  (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), p. 217. Henceforth cited as FSW .

3  Jacques Derrida, Le Toucher, Jean-Luc Nancy  (Paris: Galilée, 2000), p. 207.

. . . .

"… a particularly interesting point is made in this respect by the French philosopher, Michel Haar. After remarking that the force Derrida attributes to différance  consists simply of the series of its effects, and is, for this reason, 'an indefinite process of substitutions or permutations,' Haar specifies that, for this process to be something other than a simple 'actualisation' lacking any real power of effectivity, it would need “a soubassement porteur ' – let’s say a 'conducting underlay' or 'conducting medium' which would not, however, be an absolute base, nor an 'origin' or 'cause.' If then, as Haar concludes, différance  and spacing show themselves to belong to 'a pure Apollonism' 'haunted by the groundless ground,' which they lack and deprive themselves of,16 we can better understand both the threat posed by the 'figures' of space and the mother in the Timaeus  and, as a result, Derrida’s insistent attempts to disqualify them. So great, it would seem, is the menace to différance  that Derrida must, in a 'properly' apotropaic  gesture, ward off these 'figures' of an archaic, chthonic, spatial matrix in any and all ways possible…."

16  Michel Haar, “Le jeu de Nietzsche dans Derrida,” Revue philosophique de la France et de l’Etranger  2 (1990): 207-227.

. . . .

… "The conclusion to be drawn from Democritus' conception of rhuthmos , as well as from Plato's conception of the chôra , is not, therefore, as Derrida would have it, that a differential field understood as an originary site of inscription would 'produce' the spatiality of space but, on the contrary, that 'differentiation in general' depends upon a certain 'spatial milieu' – what Haar would name a 'groundless ground' – revealed as such to be an 'in-between' more 'originary' than the play of differences it in-forms. As such, this conclusion obviously extends beyond Derrida's conception of 'spacing,' encompassing contemporary philosophy's continual privileging of temporization in its elaboration of a pre-ontological 'opening' – or, shall we say, 'in-between.'

For permutations and a possible "groundless ground," see
the eightfold cube and group actions both on a set of eight
building blocks arranged in a cube (a "conducting base") and
on the set of seven natural interstices (espacements )  between
the blocks. Such group actions provide an elementary picture of
the isomorphism between the groups PSL(2,7) (acting on the
eight blocks) and GL(3,2) (acting on the seven interstices).


For the Church of Synchronology

See also, from the reported publication date of the above book
Intermedialities , the Log24 post Synchronicity.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Romancing the Heterojunction

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:20 PM

(The date "September 25, 2002" in the opening of the Alferov video above
may or may not be correct. It will suffice for the Church of Synchronology.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Axis of Anti-Evil?

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:16 PM


Wolff reportedly did on Sunday, Feb. 17.

For the Church of Synchronology

Log24 posts on the reported date of Wolff's death.

Related Log24 post — Good News and Bad News.

Wolff himself, in a weblog post of Oct. 16, 2017,*
had some trenchant comments on religion . . .
See "How Odd of God." (See as well today's midnight
post in this  journal, "Ghost in the Shell.")

* "Broomsday." See also Log24 posts on that date.

Monday, February 18, 2019

For Times Square…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:45 PM

and the Church of Synchronology

The date of the Urban Dictionary "Joy of Six"
article in this afternoon's previous post was Oct. 15, 2016.

A check of that date in this journal yielded a post titled "Word and Object"
that featured an image of a sailor in Times Square.

Related material encountered later this afternoon —

From the "Word and Object" post

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Secret Life of Harry Albers

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 3:00 PM

A novel by Harry Albers featuring his fictional Pacific Science Institute:


See the real  Pacific Science Institute (PSI) in the previous post.

Synchronology check —


Related literary remarks —

— Cloud Atlas , by David Mitchell (2004).

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Too Clever By Half

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:14 PM

"Particularly if a person thinks of himself as clever,
he will often have a hard time admitting his own ignorance."

John Ganz in the online New York Times  today.

"One model for what I’m trying to accomplish is the writings of
Martin Gardner. Some other models are … well, actually, I’m not
going [to] tell you; I’d much rather imitate these writers in hope that
you’ll notice the resemblance and figure it out. That’s a game
I’ll be playing with you over the next few years."

— James Propp, Mathematical Enchantments, June 17, 2015.

A check of my own ignorance of synchronology . . .

a post of June 17, 2015.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:48 PM

"How do you  get young people excited about space?"

— Megan Garber in The Atlantic , Aug. 16, 2012

The above quote is from this  journal  on 9/11, 2014.

Related material —

Synchronology for the above date — 9/11, 2014 —

A BuzzFeed article with that date, and in reply

"A Personal Statement from Michael Shermer" with that date.

Friday, November 24, 2017


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 PM

From this evening's online New York Times : 

"Eric Salzman, a composer and music critic who
championed a new art form, music theater,
that was neither opera nor stage musical, died
on Nov. 12 at his home in Brooklyn. He was 84."

. . . .

"The first American Music Theater Festival 
took place in the summer of 1984.

Among that first festival’s featured works was 
'Strike Up the Band!,' Mr. Salzman’s 'reconstructed
and adapted' version of a satirical musical
with a score by George and Ira Gershwin
that had not been staged in 50 years. The director
of that production, Frank Corsaro, died 
the day before Mr. Salzman did."

Synchronology check :

"The day before" above was November 11, 2017.

Links from this  journal  on November 11

A Log24 search for Michael Sudduth and an 
October 28, 2017, Facebook post by Sudduth.

Detail of Sudduth's Nov. 11 Facebook home page

Click the above for an enlarged view of the Sudduth profile picture.

Related material :

Harold Schonberg, 1977 review of Corsaro production of Busoni's 'Dr. Faust'


Monday, November 20, 2017

Dating Charlie*

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

Washington Post  dateline . . .

November 20 at 6:34 PM

Address . . .

with-nudity-groping-and-lewd-calls/2017/11/20/ . . .

See also Charlie Rose in this  journal.

The only post found in a Log24 search for "Charlie Rose" is about
his May 7, 2008, interview with a Museum of Modern Art figure,
Paola Antonelli.  A more recent appearance by Antonelli —

Synchronolgy check — Log24 on the date 5 June 2012.

* Title and wording of post revised the following day.

Monday, November 13, 2017

In Nomine Patris

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:28 PM

See also Norbert Wiener  in this  journal  and

Related material for the Church of Synchronology

The Log24 post on the above New York Times  death date.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

For Your Consideration

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

From today's online Wall Street Journal

A synchronology check of the above 2015 Taylor Swift date —

The above remarks suggest Swift as a possible presidential candidate:

From The Harvard Crimson  on Halloween


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Extreme Aesthetic Distance

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM

The previous post suggests an example of
extreme  aesthetic distance.

The word "mosaic" in Max Black —

The same word in a very different  author —

Related historical remarks, for the Church of Synchronology

The above death reportedly occurred on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
This journal at 11 AM on that date

Some background —

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Maori Chess

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:44 PM

The Decepticons  date above, June 21, 2017, suggests an instance of
that date in this journal —

For the Church of Synchronology, a New York Times  item from  
the above death date, June 21, 2017 —

See as well Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Some relevant context:  Expanding the Spielraum .

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

July 29 Podcast

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:26 PM


Discuss whether Knudson's phrase "essentially says" is correct.

For the Church of Synchronology

The above Forbes article is dated July 29, the date of death for 
Landon T. Clay, founder of Clay Mathematics Institute.

For remarks related to that date, see posts tagged Prize Problem
in this  journal.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Death and the Compass

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:06 AM

Or:  Emma Watson at the Church of  Synchronology .

Amir Aczel was the author of, among other books,

The Mystery of the Aleph :
Mathematics, the Kabbalah,
and the Search for Infinity
, and 

The Riddle of the Compass :
The Invention That Changed the World .

He reportedly died on November 26, 2015.

See that date in this journal.

Monday, June 12, 2017


Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:19 PM

The "bubble" passage in the previous post suggests a review of
a post from December 21, 2006, with the following images —


Update of 11:01 PM ET the same day, June 12, 2017 —

Related material for the Church of Synchronology

From a tech-article series that began on Halloween 2006 and
ended on the date of the above Geometry's Tombstones post —

Compare and contrast (from a post of Feb. 27, 2017) —

“Lord Arglay had a suspicion that the Stone would be
purely logical.  Yes, he thought, but what, in that sense,
were the rules of its pure logic?”

Many Dimensions  (1931), by Charles Williams

See also "The Geometry of Logic:
Finite Geometry and the 16 Boolean Connectives
by Steven H. Cullinane in 2007.

Metaphysical Accounting

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

'Metaphysical accounting ledger' in John Wray's novel 'The Lost Time Accidents,' also about 'synchronology.'

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Anywhere in Years

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:27 PM

" In 1965, Mr. Simmons, an incisive, erudite reviewer and essayist,
won a William Faulkner Foundation Award for Powdered Eggs  [ 1964 ],
recognized as a notable first novel. (He wryly called it his
'64th first novel.') The Boston Globe  said it was 'certainly among
the outstanding fictions of the ′60s.' [ Later, in 1971,* ] The novelist
Harry Crews heralded him as 'one of the finest comic voices to appear
anywhere in years.' "

— Sam Roberts in New York Times  obituary this evening

See also Harry Crews in this journal.

Roberts says Simmons also wrote "a savage sendup of  The New York Times
Book Review
, where he had worked as an editor for three decades."

Some not-so-savage related material —

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

* "Anywhere in years" — From http://www.nytimes.com/1971/11/21/archives/
an-oldfashioned-darling-by-charles-simmons- 202-pp-new-york-coward.html

Friday, May 26, 2017

Power Tools …

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:22 PM

… at the Church of Synchronology

See also Lyche in this journal on April 13.

Friday, April 28, 2017

As In :: A Sin

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:09 PM

For the Church of Simultaneous Devices

Related art —

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quanta Dating

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:15 PM

From Quanta Magazine  —

For the Church of Synchronology

See also this  journal on July 17, 2014, and March 28, 2017.

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:24 PM

"I guess I found my future through Billy Name’s eye.
I saw his pictures of the Warhol Factory when I was
in college and thought, 'Oh that’s the place to get to.
Everyone is so beautiful and it looks brilliant and
complicated – art, music, film, but most of all a kind
of wild life.' It looked like the future as I imagined it."

The late Glenn O'Brien in The Guardian
on November 8, 2014.  O'Brien reportedly
     died at 70 yesterday, Friday (April 7) morning,
     in Manhattan.

"… through Billy Name's eye …."
Then there is Kurt Seligmann's eye

The above-mentioned Billy Name appeared in this journal
in July 2016  in the post "Coterie (for Philip Rieff)." Also
featured in that post was artist Kurt Seligmann.

A Google Search sidebar on Seligmann today:

Synchronology check of this  journal on the above Guardian  date:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

At 11:59*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:59 PM 

Fantasy and the Buffered Self.”

*For the title, see Enormous Changes.

See also an 11:59 PM ET post on Thursday, April 6, titled
"Where Entertainment Is God (continues)."

Some related entertainment:

I do not recommend any of the above entertainments,
but they do supply some background for the article
"Fantasy and the Buffered Self" (which is  recommended.)

Monday, March 27, 2017

For Peculiar Children:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:18 PM

A Ghost Ship —

Related tales for the Church of Synchronology —
See excerpts from an RSS feed this evening.

Earlier related material — Peregrine in this journal.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Transformers Meet Transformations

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 AM

"Transformations , Anne Sexton’s 1971 collection of poems, is a portal."

— "A Poisonous Antidote," by Nick Ripatrazone, at themillions.com
      at noon on October 22, 2015

"You see, opening dimensional portals is a tricky business."

— The librarian in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," season 1, episode 2

See also Transformers in this journal.


"Objective Quality" in this journal on the date of the above review,
October 22, 2015, at 2:26 AM ET.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tetradion …

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 10:09 AM

Also known as quaternion —

"Diagram of an 8 leaf gathering: Quaternion (8 folio or leaf gathering).
A quaternion is composed of 4 bifolios. Conjugate folios form a bifolio
at either end of a gathering or quire. So in the diagram above folios
1 and 8 which form a bifolio are conjugate folios."

— http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/arth214_folder/workshop.htm

The source:

SUNY Oneonta

ARTH 214
History of Northern Renaissance Art
Spring, 2013

Dr. Allen Farber, Associate Professor

Tuesday, February 26: From Workshop to Chamber:
The Paris Book Industry of the Early Fifteenth Century

"Images for class" folder 


An image from Publication, a Log24 post on the above date, 

Feb. 26, 2013 —

Monday, February 20, 2017

At 3:33*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 AM

* A reference to a line in a poem in a novel
by Katherine Neville, The Eight  (1988)

Saturday, September 3, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:30 PM

For the Church of Synchronology, a correction of
a recent New York Times  obituary by Daniel Lewis —

Actor Gene Wilder died early Monday, Aug. 29, not, as 
earlier reported, late Sunday, Aug. 28.

NY Times correction: Gene Wilder died early on Mon. Aug. 29, not on Sun. Aug. 28.

See also the last Log24 post of Sunday night, Aug. 28 (Angles of Vision)
and the first post of Monday morning, Aug. 29, 2016 (Roll Credits).

* For some reading related to the title, see an Evil Genius page
by the late David Lavery mentioning Colin Wilson's novel
The Mind Parasites .  Great entertainment for the tinfoil-hat crowd —

"More and more I feel like the narrator of Colin Wilson's 
The Mind Parasites , a phenomenologist who, along with
a dedicated group of compatriots, struggles clandestinely
to overthrow alien invaders that have secretly
taken captive the 'deep structure' of the human mind." 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sleight of Post

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

From an earlier Log24 post —

Friday, July 11, 2014

Spiegel-Spiel des Gevierts

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 PM 

See Cube Symbology.

Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) and a corner of Solomon's Cube

Da hats ein Eck 

From a post of the next day, July 12, 2014 —

"So there are several different genres and tones
jostling for prominence within Lexicon :
a conspiracy thriller, an almost abstract debate
about what language can do, and an ironic
questioning of some of the things it’s currently used for."

Graham Sleight in The Washington Post 
     a year earlier, on July 15, 2013

For the Church of Synchronology, from Log24 on the next day — 

From a post titled Circles on the date of Marc Simont's death —

See as well Verhexung  in this journal.

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Sign That You May Have Taken The Red Pill

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

For the Church of Synchronology

A post from the upload date of the above Log Lady video:

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Dark Tower

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:04 PM

For the Church of Synchronology, some Log24 posts from
the date of King's tweet, on a not-so-dark tower

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Curious Case of the Concrete Universal

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:35 AM


Erica Goode in the online New York Times  tonight

"Irving Gottesman, a pioneer in the field of behavioral genetics
whose work on the role of heredity in schizophrenia helped
transform the way people thought about the origins of serious
mental illness, died on June 29 at his home in Edina, Minn., a
suburb of Minneapolis. He was 85.

His wife, Carol, said he died while taking an afternoon nap.
Although Dr. Gottesman had some health problems, she said,
his death was unexpected, and several of his colleagues said
they received emails from him earlier that day."

A note from noon (EDT) on that day, June 29, for the Church of Synchronology

A detail from the page mentioned in the June 29 post above —

A passage related to the word "soul" discussed by Sullivan —

See as well a related biblical passage, better known at the time of Royce (ca. 1892)
than today, that would probably mean nothing to the late Dr. Gottesman.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Hebrew Connection

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:00 AM

For the Church of  Synchronology

From the literary journal ELH , Winter 1973

See as well

"The explosion panicked parkgoers and could be heard nearby
at the Orthodox Fifth Avenue Synagogue, where the funeral for
Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was underway.
Police said they do not think the blast was targeting the funeral."

Justin Jouvenal in The Washington Post , 7:01 PM ET
     on July 3, 2016

Also, from Mark Helprin's In Sunlight and in Shadow ,
a passage linked to here on August 30, 2013

Saturday, June 4, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:23 PM

Previous references in this journal to the "Church of Synchronology"
suggest a review of that phrase's source —

"The fine line between hokum and rational thinking
is precisely the point of The Lost Time Accidents ;
a brick of a book not just because of its length but
because of the density of both the prose and the
ideas it contains.

It is, in a nutshell, a sweeping historical novel that's
also a love story but is rooted in time-travel
science fiction and takes on as its subject
the meaning of time itself. This is no small endeavor."

Janelle Brown in The Los Angeles Times
     on February 4, 2016

See also … 

A Personal View

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:20 AM

"The editors are also grateful to
T. Kibble and Imperial College Press
for permission to reprint B. Zumino's paper
'Supersymmetry: A Personal View' . . . ."

— Preface to Symmetry in Mathematics and Physics
(AMS, 2009), a book based on talks at
a UCLA conference of Jan. 18-20, 2008

(For the book's title page, see yesterday morning's post Symmetry.)

This suggests a search in this journal for the term "supersymmetry."
That search yields some links that may be of further interest to
devotees of the Church of Synchronology.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Physics Saint?

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

For a physicist who reportedly died at 83 yesterday
(Thursday, June 2, 2016) —

Also on March 13, 2013 —

A note for the Church of Synchronology

See as well the word "contemporary" in the previous post.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mathematics and Narrative

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:06 PM

Principles before Personalities — AA  Saying .

Principles —

See Schoolgirl Problem in Wikipedia.

Personalities — 

See Alexandra Alter in the May 26 online New York Times :

"With the proliferation of 'girl' titles,
there are signs that the trend may have peaked;
it already seems ripe for parody." 

Update of 12:40 PM ET on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 —

A note for the Church of Synchronology 
See a post from this  journal on the date of the Alter piece, May 26:

(Click image for the rest of the post .)

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 6:40 PM

Images suggested by the previous post

Note the name "Dorje" in the first image above.

Remarks related to the name "Dorje," as well as to
 "Projective Geometry and PT-Symmetric Dirac Hamiltonian,"
a 2009 paper by Y. Jack Ng  and the late Hendrik van Dam —

Dorje C. Brody, 'Consistency of PT-Symmetric Quantum Mechanics'

Remarks for the Church of Synchronology from December 16, 2015,
the date of the above Dorje  arXiv upload —

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:30 AM

For the Church of Synchronology

Marissa Mayer, as illustrated on the cover
of the current issue of Variety , and
Mira Sorvino, as discussed in posts of
Feb. 20, 2009 (a date suggested by the
arXiv upload date in the previous post).

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fitzgerald and Paris

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:08 AM

The previous post suggests two images

The date of the above Promoted Tweet is October 19, 2015.

For the Church of Synchronology, an image from Log24 on that date:

"So we beat on, boats against the current " — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:09 AM

A college girl's remarks in the previous post suggested
a search in this journal for "vulgar and stupid."
That search yielded date — March 2, 2014.

In the spirit of the Church of Synchronology, a further search —
for that date — yielded, in a March 2, 2014, post, the following —

Square Dance

From The Telegraph —

And no fact of Alain Resnais’s life seemed to strike a stranger note than his assertion that the films which first inspired his ambition to become a film director were those in which Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced. Or was it Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler? He could never be sure. “I wondered if I could find the equivalent of that exhilaration,” he recalled.

If he never did it was perhaps because of his highly cultivated attitude to serious cinema. His character and temperament were more attuned to the theory of film and a kind of intellectual square dance* which was far harder to bring to the screen with “exhilaration” than the art of Astaire and Rogers.

*See today's 11 AM ET Sermon.

"Heaven, I'm in Heaven!"

The college girl, who reportedly died at 70 on May 11, was
Katherine Dunn, author of the book One Ring Circus  quoted
above. She apparently improved with age.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Synchronicity Check

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:29 PM

The book quoted in the previous post, Attack of the Copula Spiders,
was reportedly published on March 27, 2012.

For the Church of Synchronology

The above icon may be viewed as a simplified version
of the image described in the April 8 post Space Cross.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:55 PM

For the Church of SynchronologyLog24 on October 29, 2015.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Media Message

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:26 PM

See a link referencing The Gutenberg Galaxy  (a Catholic's 1962 view of literacy)
in a Log24 post yesterday suggested by a New York Times  obituary.

A different obituary this evening in that newspaper describes a Jew's 1979 view
of literacy.  See "Elizabeth Eisenstein, Historian of Movable Type, Dies at 92."

Related material — McLuhan in Eisenstein's The Printing Press as an Agent
of Change
, Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Eisenstein reportedly died on January 31, 2016. Synchronologists may
consult some media-related material reposted here on that date —

Fittingly, the Times  concludes Eisenstein's obituary as follows —

"This article will be set in 8.7 point Imperial and printed on
one of several presses, including the Goss Colorliner."

For a perhaps more interesting printing press related to change,
see Despedida  in this journal.

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Remarks on a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:45 AM

For Crimson Jill

The graveyard of the title is from a song by Paul Simon.

Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY
9:48 a.m. EST February 24, 2016

"By popular demand, Facebook is going beyond the ubiquitous thumbs-up button with a new shorthand to express your thoughts and feelings.

Acknowledging that 'like' isn't the right sentiment for every occasion, the giant social network is offering new options. Reactions, five emoting emojis, are rolling out to Facebook's more than 1.5 billion users around the globe starting Wednesday.

With a click of a button, you can choose from new emotions when commenting on a status update. Hold the 'like' button on mobile or hover over the like button on desktop and five animated emoji pop up. Tap on love, haha, wow, sad or angry to express your reaction. …"

The "remarks" of the title —

The "Crimson Jill" link above leads to a Harvard Gazette
article dated March 24, 2015. A meditation from the 
Church of Synchronology appeared here  on that date.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Schoolgirl Problems…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:10 AM

and versions of "Both Sides Now"

See a New York Times  version of "Both Sides Now."

I prefer a version by Umberto Eco.

Related material for storytellers and the Church of Synchronology

This journal on the date of the above shooting script, 03/19/15.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM

Reposted from an excellent weblog —

Taking note

A blog on the nature of note-taking.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Nabokov on Index Cards

I came across a recent post on Nabokov's Index Cards by Michael Leddy, which I found interesting.

Nabokov wrote with Index Cards not so much because they allowed associative progression (or because they were somehow like precursors of hypertext for him), but rather because he had such a clear vision of what he meant to create that he could start anywhere in describing it: "The pattern of the thing precedes the thing. I fill in the gaps of the crossword at any spot I happen to choose. These bits I write on index cards until the novel is done. My schedule is flexible but I am rather particular about my instruments: lined Bristol cards and well-sharpened, not too hard, pencils capped with erasers."

"… Since this entire structure, dimly illumined in one's mind, can be compared to a painting, and since you do not have to work gradually from left to right for its proper perception, I may direct my flashlight at any part or particle of the picture when setting it down in writing. I do not begin my novel at the beginning I do not reach chapter three before I reach chapter four… This is why I like writing my stories and novels on index cards, numbering them later when the whole set is complete. Every card is rewritten many times …"

"find a quiet spot (pace the booming surf and rattling wind) where to write. This I do on scrambled index cards (my text existing already there in invisible lead) which I gradually fill in and sort out, using up in the process more pencil sharpeners than pencils; but I have spoken of this in several earlier questionnaires"

Posted by MK at  


From the date of the above Taking Note  post, a post from this  weblog
seems a suitable sermon for the Church of Synchronology.

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

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