Monday, June 6, 2011

Evening Number

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 PM

The NY Lottery's evening number today was 975.

See today's previous remarks and Post  975.

"… What Paris says to me is love story, awash with painters,
shots of the Seine, Champagne. Thank God I have a
can’t-miss notion to sell you. I call it ‘Midnight in Paris.’ ”

“Romantic title,” I had to admit. “Is there a script?”

“Actually, there’s nothing on paper yet, but I can spitball
the main points,” he said, slipping on his tap shoes.

“Maybe some other time,” I said, mindful of Cubbage’s
unbroken string of theatrical Hiroshimas.

— Woody Allen, May 5, 2011

See also "Some Other Time" in Post 552.


Tree of Life — Jewish Version

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 6:48 PM

Today's midday NY Lottery number was 753, the number of a significant page in Gravity's Rainbow .

An excerpt from that page ((Penguin Classics paperback, June 1, 1995)—


"… the Abyss had crept intolerably close, only an accident away…."

Midrash— See Ben Stein in this journal. 

But seriously… See "Geometry and Death" in this journal.

See also PlanetMath.org on the Hesse configuration


A picture of the Hesse configuration—

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Some context— A Study in Art Education.

The Way of Grace

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:21 AM


"…we're presented with the dream within the dream within the dream…."

— Remark on "Inception" in a review of  Malick's "The Tree of Life"

The Way of Nature

Singer/songwriter/musician Andrew Gold died on Friday, June 3, reportedly in the early morning.

The Way of Grace

"They've heard lonely songs they thought were the livin' end."

— Reviewer's parody of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain"
printed in the Spokane Chronicle  on May 28, 1991—
the Feast of St. Germain


See also First Class, from the day of Gold's death, as well as the later
 Midnight and Paris and Mystery.

Background— The above 1991 story about Taylor mentions his interpretation of
"Getting to Know You," from "The King and I." Gold's mother, Marni Nixon, was
the singing voice of Deborah Kerr in the film of that musical.

It's a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought…."

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