Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cartoonist’s Requiem

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In memory of Jack T. Chick, 1924-2016.

Related material —

See also Log24 on the date of Chick's death.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Spoils for Harvard

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:01 AM

Nian Hu in The Harvard Crimson  this morning, Oct. 16:

"Hey Harvard, it’s Friday and it’s the weekend again–
though sadly, not another three-day one. On this day
in 1844, Friedrich Nietzsche was born. Remember
his wise words 'That which does not kill us, makes us
stronger' when prepping for midterms this weekend."

A fact check shows that Nietzsche was born yesterday .

A source check shows that the Nietzsche quote is from a book
with alternative title "How to Philosophize with a Hammer."

Click on the image below for related materal.

Epiphany 2014 piece on TV miniseries 'Spoils of Babylon'

Monday, September 21, 2015

Happy Birthday, Stephen King

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Not Mocked …

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But not for lack of trying. Click the image for details of the inset.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:00 PM

"Passion simmers,
 Then it boils.
 To the victor
 Go the spoils."

—  The Spoils of Babylon
      (theme song, adapted)

Compare and contrast:

                                 " my song sounded
In the four-towered Caer, forever turning,
And of its Cauldron was my first song sung:
Nine maidens kindle the Cauldron by their breathing.
Of what nature is the Lord of Annwn’s Cauldron?
Enameled iridescence and pearly white its rim.
It will not boil the coward’s portion – not so its destiny."

The Spoils of Hell
     (title adapted)

Midrash Jazz for Kristen

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:51 AM

(Title suggested by the Midrash Jazz Quartet
in E. L. Doctorow's novel City of God )

Monday, January 6, 2014

Triumph of the Will

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 PM

"… the human will cannot be simultaneously
triumphant and imaginary."

— Ross Douthat, Defender of the Faith,
     in this afternoon's New York Times  at 3:25* PM ET

Some— even some Catholics— might say the will
cannot be triumphant unless  imaginary.

Related material The Galois Quaternion: A Story.

See also C. S. Lewis on enchantment

* Cf.,  in this  journal,  the most recent 3/25 , 
  and a bareword —

Click image for some context.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday April 23, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 AM
Understanding Media
continued from Nov. 28, 2003

Ben Brantley in this morning's New York Times:

"Television mows down a titan in 'Frost/Nixon,' the briskly entertaining new play by Peter Morgan* about the 1977 face-off between its title characters, the British talk show host (as in David) and the former American president (as in Richard M.)….

Structured as a prize fight between two starkly ambitious men in professional crisis, 'Frost/Nixon' makes it clear that the competitor who controls the camera reaps the spoils."

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Another application of this
"control the camera" philosophy:
the multimedia manifesto of
the Virginia Tech author of
"Richard McBeef"

(a play excerpted above).
The New York Times on the author
  (of "Frost/Nixon," not of "Richard McBeef")–
"[The author] had a particularly difficult time connecting with his peers… due in large part to the language barrier, which made communication with classmates nearly impossible. Though standing apart from the pack can at times be a deeply troubling experience for a youngster, it provided the imaginative [author] with a unique perspective not afforded to the vast majority of his peers."

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