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Monday, January 4, 2021

The Purloined Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:53 AM

See also the phrase “Beautiful Mathematics” in this  journal.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Joke

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:31 PM

George Clooney to Matt Damon —

“There’s Michelangelo joke to be made.”

A search in this journal for Michelangelo suggests . . .

How about “Bach meets Bochner“?

The Ice Stone* Meditation

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:14 AM

A quote from the novel on which George Clooney’s new Netflix film,
“The Midnight Sky,” is based —

“Yet here he was, seventy-eight years old …
and, having come to the terminus of his life’s work,
all he could do was stare into the bleak face of
his own ignorance.”

— Brooks-Dalton, Lily. Good Morning, Midnight   (p. 5).
Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Related material —

For more ignorance, see part of the current New Yorker  home page —

Click image for the magazine’s animated gif  .

— and other recent posts tagged “Sixteenth.”

* The “Ice Stone” is in the New Year’s Eve post  tagged “Sixteenth.”
Space fans may think of that tag as representing the empty space
(a sort of black hole ) in the classic “15 Puzzle.”

Friday, January 1, 2021

Mission Possible: KenKen Meets BarbieBarbie

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:13 PM

Wikipedia on the late Hugh Hefner

“Through his father’s line, Hefner was a descendant of
Plymouth governor William Bradford.  He described
his family as ‘conservative, Midwestern, [and] Methodist’.
His mother had wanted him to become a missionary.”

A quote from Story Space

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it . . . .” —

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Annie_Fanny .

Hefner’s parents might prefer the region of Story Space
proper to Dreamboat  Annie.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Dreaming Jewels . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:11 PM

Continues.

Ice Stone

      Meanwhile, in this  journal on the above Ice Stone date —

'Square Ice' figure

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Space Force

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:08 PM

New Yorker  video  today, at 14:00-14:25 —

“What’s good about KenKen, and Sudoku, and crosswords,
all of those puzzles like that, is that they have grids to be filled in,
empty squares. I think there is something about human nature
that we want to fill up spaces. And if you’re a puzzle person,
or almost anybody, and you see an empty grid, you want to
put something in those spaces. It gives a feeling of satisfaction
that you don’t get often in life and that really feels good.”

— Will Shortz, New York Times  puzzle editor

“I can’t get no… satisfaction….” — The Rolling Stones

The New Yorker  recently restarted the Weiner story,
which includes —

“… the fall of 2017, when he began a twenty-one-month
prison sentence for sexting with a minor.”

“You want to put something in those spaces.”

— Will Shortz, New York Times  puzzle editor

Yes, you do.

Weiner is now with a Brooklyn countertops company called IceStone.

The Whiteboard Jungle

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:45 PM

Detail:

A story in numbers:

15:15.

  It is what it is.

See also the phrase “Beautiful Mathematics” in this  journal.

The Sixteenth Subset

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

A four-set has sixteen subsets.  Fifteen of these symbolize the points
of “the smallest perfect universe,”* PG(3,2).  The sixteenth is empty.

In memory of . . .

Polish this — “The Nothing That Is.”

* Phrase by Burkard Polster.

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