Saturday, March 10, 2012

Boo Boo Boo*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 PM

Academics today—

Note that Levine states forthrightly that he won Third Prize for Bad Writing
from the international journal Philosophy and Literature  in 1998.

* Stanley H. Kaplan, mnemonic for "square root of two."
On the void — See this morning's post and "Is Nothing Sacred?"

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ghost Humor

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:12 PM

This afternoon's post Tally quotes "Day-O,"
a song performed, notably, in the 1988 film

More merriment —

Tummler  Lou Goldstein died at 90 on April 2, 2012,
according to this evening's online New York Times .

In his honor, figures from a Sept. 17, 2009, post


See also "Boo Boo Boo."

Those not amused by tummler  humor may prefer
a post from the date of Goldstein's death
related to the object viewed above by the fictional
symbologist Robert Langdon.

Monday, March 26, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

(The title is a nod to Peter Woit's recent post "Nothingness Smackdown.")

"To wrestle new mediums to the mat of specificity has been a preoccupation of mine since the inception of October , the magazine I founded in 1976 with Annette Michelson, the first issue of which carried my essay 'Video and Narcissism' which attempts to tie the essence of video to the spectacular nature of mirrors."

Rosalind Krauss, 2008, introduction to Perpetual Inventory  (MIT Press, 2010)

Related material— The video art and mirror art of Josefine Lyche.

See also Krauss's essay on video in Perpetual Inventory—  "Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism" (first published as "Video and Narcissism," October , no. 1 (Spring 1976))—

"In The Language of the Self , Lacan begins by characterizing the space of the therapeutic transaction as an extraordinary void created by the silence of the analyst. Into this void the patient projects the monologue of his own recitation, which Lacan calls 'the monumental construct of his narcissism.'"

— and related remarks on October  and the void quoted here March 10 in "Boo Boo Boo."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Boo continued…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:18 PM

Click image for some context. See also yesterday's Boo Boo Boo.

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