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Sunday, January 19, 2020

For a Harvard Classmate Who Died on St. Lucia’s Day

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Richard H. Masland and I were in a Harvard freshman seminar together
in the 1960-61 academic year.  From a Crimson  article on the program

"Freshman Seminar Program Department Administrator Corinna S. Rohse
described the program’s courses, which allow students to study subjects
that vary from Sanskrit to the mathematical basis for chess, as
'jewel-like:  small and incredibly well-cut.' "

This suggests a review of Log24 posts now tagged Four Gates.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Raising of Hell

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:06 PM

On a former LA Times  editor who reportedly died today at 73 —

"Richard Masland, who grew up with Carroll, described
his friend as a mediocre student who enjoyed midnight
raids on auto junkyards and other mischief.

But, Masland noted, he 'was never the front man.
He let other people actually do the raising of hell.'"

Elaine Woo, LA Times , June 14, 2015

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Saturday October 29, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 AM
Flux Redux

“I remember how the darkness doubled
I recall lightning struck itself
I was listening, listening to the rain
I was hearing, hearing something else

Life in the hive puckered up my night
The kiss of death, the embrace of life
There I stand neath the Marquee Moon
Just waiting”

Tom Verlaine, “Marquee Moon”

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In memory of Michael Gill,
producer and director of the
1969 TV series “Civilisation,”
who died on October 20:

Two descriptions of “Aeon Flux,”
a story featured in the Log24 entry
 on the day that Gill died —

“The title character is a tall, sexy, scantily-clad secret agent from the country of Monica…. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sworn enemy, and sometimes lover, Trevor Goodchild.  Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society while Bregna embodies a centralized scientific planned state.”

Wikipedia

“After Aeon is done, Trevor decides that she knows too much, so he has a underling propose a plan to kill her. The plan, quite strangely, is to implant a bunch of nanites (microscopic robots) in Trevors seminal duct so he has sex with Aeon and the nanites tear her apart from the inside.  But Aeon was prepared because she had some weird, mean, spiky, device in her uterus(!?!!) that eats the nanites (that part is kinda weak), she blows up a wall then and escapes leaving Trevor standing there naked and confused.”

The Sad Geezers Guide
    to Aeon Flux Cultures

In memory of Richard Smalley,
advocate of nanotechnology,
who died yesterday at 62:

The Incredible Shrinking Man
(Wired Magazine, October 2004)

See also yesterday’s entry on Scientism.

In memory of
Thomas Wootton Masland,
brother of
Richard Harry Masland, Harvard ’64,
the Log24 entries of October 25.

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Tom Masland

Funeral services for Masland will be held Sunday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 113 Engle Street, Englewood, N.J. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Jazz Foundation of America, 322 West 48th Street, New York, N.Y. 10036. The group helps elderly and ailing jazz and blues musicians with medical care, housing and other services.

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