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Monday, July 6, 2020

Dark Thirty

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:28 PM

Caliber

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:59 PM
Lines from “Impulse,” a 1990 Sondra Locke film —

He died by two contact
gunshots to the head.

Definitely small caliber.
Probably .22.

There’s almost no rigor,

so time of death
must be about 12:30 a.m.

an anonymous woman
caller reported it.

If a broad did it,

she sure knew
how to use a gun.

“Bing bang . . . .” — Song lyric quoted here on 7/01.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Actress Descending a Staircase

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:25 AM

The above title was suggested by a scene in Body Double  (1984) . . .

Variations, starring Theresa Russell, on related themes —

The De Palma Balcony in Body Double , and “ready for my closeup” —

“Bing bang, I heard the whole gang!”

Summary — 

Monday, June 29, 2020

The De Palma Balcony

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:44 AM

The Demolished Man  was a novel that had fascinated De Palma
since the late 1950s and appealed to his background in mathematics
and avant-garde storytelling. Its unconventional unfolding of plot
(exemplified in its mathematical layout of dialogue) and its stress on
perception have analogs in De Palma’s filmmaking.”  — Wikipedia

This, together with the Cuernavaca balcony in Deschooling MIT, is
perhaps enough of a clue for mystified theologians on St. Peter’s Day.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Deschooling* M.I.T.

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:29 PM

New York Times  opinion yesterday from a professor at M.I.T.

* For some background on Deschooling, see (for instance) . . .

Monday, April 6, 2020

Timequake

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:24 PM

The clock of Cortez's Palace in Cuernavaca

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Tuesday October 1, 2002

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:25 AM

Who’s on First?

To Lucero on October First, 2002:
A Poem by Homero Aridjis

ES TU NOMBRE Y ES TAMBIÉN OCTUBRE…

Es tu nombre y es también octubre
es el diván y tus ungüentos
es ella tú la joven de las turbaciones
y son las palomas en vuelos secretos
y el último escalón de la torre
y es la amada acechando el amor en antemuros
y es lo dable en cada movimiento y los objetos
y son los pabellones
y el no estar del todo en una acción
y es el Cantar de los Cantares
y es el amor que te ama
y es un resumen de vigilia
de vigilancia sola al borde de la noche
al borde del soñador y los insomnios
y también es abril y noviembre
y los disturbios interiores de agosto
y es tu desnudez
que absorbe la luz de los espejos
y es tu capacidad de trigo
de hacerte mirar en las cosas
y eres tú y soy yo
y es un caminarte en círculo
dar a tus hechos dimensión de arco
y a solas con tu impulso decirte la palabra.

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