Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Small Venues

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

“… her art was rarely exhibited until the 1970s,
and then only sporadically and in small venues . . . .”

— New York Times  obituary suggested by
today’s review,


“No ordinary venue.” — Song lyric

Related material now linked to in the previous post

David Carradine displays a yellow book-- the Princeton I Ching.

Click on the Yellow Book.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Re Volvo

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:49 AM

A passage quoted above

“The crystal was a sort of magnifying glass,
vastly enlarging the things inside the block.
Strange things they were, too.”

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Principles Before Personalities

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:07 PM

“I Know Him So Well” — The Beckinsale Version

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Christmas Carol Carré

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:00 PM

“Comments Off” in the above image may be
regarded as a stage direction.

Update of 11:20 PM ET —

Monday, December 14, 2020

Espace Carré

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 3:24 PM

“Leave a space.” — Tom Stoppard, “Jumpers.”

Obituary of a novelist  in The Washington Post  yesterday —

“He gave various explanations for how he chose his nom de plume
le Carré means ‘the square’ in French —
before ultimately admitting he didn’t really know.”

Related material for Dan Brown — Imperial Symbology and . . .

“Together with Tolkien and Lewis, this group forms
the Oxford School of children’s fantasy literature. . . .
They all celebrate the purported wisdom of old stories,
and follow the central tenet that Tolkien set out
for fairy-stories: ‘one thing must not be made fun of,
the magic itself.  That must in the story be taken seriously,
neither laughed at nor explained away.’ “

A leftist academic’s  essay at aeon.co, “Empire of Fantasy,”
on St. Andrew’s Day, 2020.

A more respectable writer on literature and magic —

Sunday, December 13, 2020

From the Cold

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:39 PM

Friday, January 27, 2017

In Memory of Actor John Hurt

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 PM

Hurt, who reportedly died today, played a purveyor
of magic wands
in the Harry Potter series and also
Control in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

“In the original screenplay for the film adaptation
of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Smiley muses that
Control had once told him that Howard Staunton
was the greatest chess master Britain had ever
produced. ‘Staunton’ later turns out to be the name
that Control used for the rental of his flat.”

— Wikipedia, Control (fictional character)

Related images —

Happy Chinese New Year.

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