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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Montana Wildhack

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:22 PM

"On Tralfamadore, Billy is put in a transparent geodesic dome 
exhibit in a zoo; the dome represents a house on Earth.
The Tralfamadorians later abduct a movie star named
Montana Wildhack, who had disappeared and was believed to
have drowned herself in the Pacific Ocean. They intend to
have her mate with Billy." — Wikipedia on Kurt Vonnegut's 
Slaughterhouse-Five .

See also the previous post and (from Log24 on Jan. 22) "Hollywood Moment"

Matt B. Roscoe and Joe Zephyrs, both of Missoula, Montana, authors of article on quilt block symmetries

The Cage Country

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:04 PM

See also "Black Mountain Meets Blue Ridge" (Log24, Feb. 22, 2018).

Entertainment Overload

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

From a May 13, 2010, New York Times  theater review

From a link in a post from yesterday evening —

"Why don't you come with me, little girl,
on a magic carpet ride?" — Steppenwolf lyrics

These lyrics are heard in  Star Trek: First Contact  (1996).

Related entertainment —

The production of "Passion Play" reviewed above opened May 12, 2010.

See also this journal on that date.

Monday, April 2, 2018

A Puzzle for the Clueless

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:29 PM

From this evening's online New York Times

Or ask Log24.

The Steppenwolf Carpet

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:20 PM

See posts tagged Steppenwolf Carpet in this journal.

Related fiction:  Weaveworld .

Three Mother Cubes

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:44 PM

From a Toronto Star video pictured here on April 1 three years ago:

The three connected cubes are labeled "Harmonic Analysis," 'Number Theory,"
and "Geometry."

Related cultural commentary from a review of the recent film "Justice League" —

"Now all they need is to resurrect Superman (Henry Cavill),
stop Steppenwolf from reuniting his three Mother Cubes
(sure, whatever) and wrap things up in under two cinematic
hours (God bless)."

The nineteenth-century German mathematician Felix Christian Klein
as Steppenwolf —

Volume I of a treatise by Klein is subtitled
"Arithmetic, Algebra, Analysis." This covers
two of the above three Toronto Star cubes.

Klein's Volume II is subtitled "Geometry."

An excerpt from that volume —

Further cultural commentary:  "Glitch" in this journal.

Review

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

See the posts of April 1 three years ago.

Some context from a personal Kindle library —

"Elementary Mathematics from an Ad" suggests . . .

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Logos

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:07 AM

The Eightfold Cube

Quantum logo

Business logo

Happy April 1.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Burying the Lede

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

"Those seeking an understanding of the historical elements
of Jesus’ saga might find it profitable to engage the vast work
of David Friedrich Strauss, the German intellectual, whose
monumental 'The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined' was
translated into English in the 19th century by George Eliot.
(At times, the translation reads like a scholarly 'Middlemarch,'
much to its credit.)"

— Jon Meacham in the Easter Sunday print edition of
     The New York Times.  The above passage is
     paragraph 10 of Meacham's article.

See also "Over the Mountains" (Log24, Feb. 21, 2018).

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Black Mountain Meets Blue Ridge

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 10:48 AM

Click to enlarge

Related material —

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hollywood Moment

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

Matt B. Roscoe and Joe Zephyrs, both of Missoula, Montana, authors of article on quilt block symmetries

A death on the date of the above symmetry chat,
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Love Story' director dies

An Hispanic Hollywood moment:

Ojo de Dios —

Click for related material.

For further Hispanic entertainment,
see Ben Affleck sing 
"Aquellos Ojos Verdes "
in "Hollywoodland."

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Grossman Chronicles* Continue

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:14 PM

"The warnings come after  the spells." — Doctor Strange

* See the footnote to the previous post.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Grossman Chronicles

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:16 PM

"Shakespeare, Dante, Milton, Homer: those writers trafficked in
witches and fairies and ghosts and monsters. Why shouldn’t I?"

Novelist Lev Grossman in The New York Times  this afternoon

Grossman's father was the poet Allen Grossman.

See that Grossman in this journal, as well as a search for Holy Water.

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