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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Goldstein’s Asterisk

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 PM

"… a pathetic asterisk of condescension" — Steven Goldstein

See also the Vonnegut asterisk in this journal.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Mark

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 1:30 AM

"Condescension and a certain amount of hostility
used to mark the critical reaction…."

— Emma Brockes on Stephen King in
    The Guardian , 21 Sept. 2013

For the mark itself, see Black Swan Venus,
Vonnegut Asterisk, and Branding Iron.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Another Opening, Another Show

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 10:30 PM

Ben Brantley in tonight's online review of a show that
reportedly opened off-Broadway on Dec. 10, 2015 —

" 'Mattress' has its charms, but they do wear thin. "

See also The New York Times  on Martin Gardner Nov. 30:

A companion image from this  journal
on the "Mattress" opening date —

Images of time and eternity in a 1x4x9 black monolith

Midrash:
Vonnegut Asterisk

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moonshine

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:56 PM

“The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning
of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut. But Marlow was not
typical (if his propensity to spin yarns be excepted), and to him the
meaning of an episode was not inside like a kernel but outside,
enveloping the tale which brought it out only as a glow brings out a
haze, in the likeness of one of these misty halos that sometimes
are made visible by the spectral illumination of moonshine.”

— Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness

Photo of full moon over Oslo last night by Josefine Lyche:

A scene from my film viewing last night:

Some background (click to enlarge):

Note:

The “I, Frankenstein” scene above should not be interpreted as
a carrying of Martin Gardner through a lyche gate.  Gardner
is, rather, symbolized by the asterisk in the first image from
the above Google search.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Requiem

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:31 PM

Gary Snyder poem, Google+, May 22, 2012

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Asterisk*

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 10:30 AM

A year ago today—

2:02 AM EDT

   Art Space

Box symbol

Pictorial version
of Hexagram 20,
Contemplation (View)

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10A/100522-Clouseau.gif

Space: what you damn well have to see.
– James Joyce, Ulysses

10:31 AM EDT

Image-- The Case of the Lyche Gate Asterisk

* See Vonnegut.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Packed

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 7:11 AM

Significant Passage:
On the Writing Style of Visual Thinkers

"The words are filled with unstated meaning.
They are (the term is Ricoeur's) 'packed'
and need unpacking." —Gerald Grow

From the date of Ricoeur's death,
May 20, 2005

“Plato’s most significant passage
    may be found in Phaedrus  265b…."

From Sept. 30, 2004

With a little effort,
anything can be shown
to connect with anything else:
existence is infinitely

cross-referenced."Image-- 8-rayed asterisk

— Opening sentence
of Martha Cooley's
The Archivist

Image-- 8-rayed asterisk Example:
Mozart's K 265,
the page number 265,
and a story by George MacDonald.

Mozart's K 265 is variations on the theme
now known as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

For darker variations on the Twinkle theme,
see the film "Joshua" and Martin Gardner's
Annotated Alice  (Norton, 2000, pp. 73-75).

Image-- From the film 'Joshua,' Joshua with the Alice statue in Central Park

Joshua

For darker variations on the asterisk theme,
see Darkness Visible (May 25)
and Vonnegut's Asterisk.

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