Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dark Tale

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:01 PM

From Dark Side Tales, a Log24 post
of August 26, 2013—

"And then one day you find
ten years have got behind you."

— Lyrics to Dark Side of the Moon

Or eleven.

See also today's previous post in light of
the bottom line of Dark Side Tales:

"the spirit's alchemicana."

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Noir sur Blanc

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

IMAGE- Playwright's death announced by his publisher, Noir sur Blanc

Some backstory for this post's title—

IMAGE- 'Iron Sky'- The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon.

A post from the day of Mrozek's death may also be relevant—

I have a nightmare.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dark Side Tales

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 PM

"Got to keep the loonies on the path."

Lyrics to Dark Side of the Moon

For those who, like Tom Stoppard, prefer the dark side—

He runs, panting, until he ends up
in front of a tall, brilliantly lit office building.
As he approaches, the lights in the building
are going off floor by floor.

He rushes into
the lobby, running for the elevator.

Burning the midnight oil, Mr. Smith?
You forgot to sign in.

Bateman wheels around and shoots him.
He runs toward the revolving doors.
As he swings around in the doors, he notices
a JANITOR who has witnessed the shooting.
He revolves back into the lobby and shoots the janitor.

He runs out of the building
and across the street to an identical office building,
the one that houses Pierce & Pierce.

Bateman nods at the Pierce & Pierce NIGHT WATCHMAN
and signs in. He breathes a sigh of relief as
​the elevator doors close behind him.

by Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner
(Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, 
Fourth Draft, November 1998)

Not quite so dark—

"And then one day you find ten years have got behind you."

— Lyrics to Dark Side of the Moon

This journal ten years ago, on August 25, 2003

         … We seek

The poem of pure reality, untouched
By trope or deviation, straight to the word,
Straight to the transfixing object, to the object

At the exactest point at which it is itself,
Transfixing by being purely what it is,
A view of New Haven, say, through the certain eye,

The eye made clear of uncertainty, with the sight
Of simple seeing, without reflection. We seek
Nothing beyond reality. Within it,

Everything, the spirit's alchemicana
Included, the spirit that goes roundabout
And through included, not merely the visible,

The solid, but the movable, the moment,
The coming on of feasts and the habits of saints,
The pattern of the heavens and high, night air.

— Wallace Stevens, "An Ordinary Evening
     in New Haven," Canto IX
    (Collected Poems , pp. 471-472)

"A view of New Haven, say…." —

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"This is the garden of Apollo,
the field of Reason…."
John Outram, architect 

A similar version of this Apollonian image —


Related material for the loonies:

"the spirit's alchemicana."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blessings from the Apollo

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:13 AM

Part I, Midday —

Yesterday's midday NY Lottery "689" suggests (from April 3, 2005)—

689 IMAGE- Chinese character 'Fu' [fú] blessing, good fortune

IMAGE- Strokes of the Chinese Character 'Fu'

   Diagram taken from R. Sing,
  “Chinese New Year’s Dragon Teacher’s Guide”

— and the 4-digit midday number suggests a NASA Picture of the Day
     that was published (not taken) on 7795 (7/7/95)—


Part II, Evening —

Suggested by yesterday's evening NY Lottery "068"
and by Weltschmerz  and the Ursprache


— Walter Benjamin, “On Language as Such and On the Language of Man”  (1916),
Edmund Jephcott, tr., Walter Benjamin, Selected Writings, Volume I:  1913-1926  ,
Marcus Bullock and Michael W. Jennings, eds., Cambridge, MA,
Harvard University Press, 1996, pp. 62-74. The above is page 68.

A more entertaining meditation is suggested by yesterday's 4-digit evening NY number—
a video tribute to a song said to have been released as a single on 7383 (7/3/83)—


Related material— "Dark Side of the Moon" in this journal.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Friday September 1, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 AM
Dirty Business

Some friends of mine
are in this band
— David Auburn, Proof 

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And if the band you’re in
starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on
the dark side of the moon.”

Quoted in Log24 on the
July 20, 2005, anniversary
of the 1969 Apollo 11
“one small step” moon landing

Last night’s entry on Glenn Ford, freemasonry, and the business of narrative leads to the following meditation.

This morning’s New York Times obituary of the Apollo 11 launch director brings back memories of Dean Martin’s classic refrain “when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie….”  This in turn is a reminder of one of the great subtitles– Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams (by Nick Tosches, published by Secker & Warburg on November 9, 1992).  I respect the launch director, Rocco A. Petrone, who later headed the successful recovery of Apollo 13 (and also headed the entire Apollo program), but I also greatly respect Nick Tosches as a guide to the dark side of humanity.  Secular humanism and the religion of scientism are all very well as cheerleaders for physics, but Tosches and the Roman Catholic Church have a much better understanding of human nature and original sin.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sunday July 31, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:24 AM
Looney Tunes


LOS ANGELES, July 30 (AP) – Kayo Hatta, an independent filmmaker… died on July 20. She was 47.

She accidentally drowned at a friend’s home in the San Diego area, her sister Julie Hatta said….

Ms. Hatta graduated from Stanford University with a degree in English and received a master’s degree in film from the University of California, Los Angeles.

She recently completed a 30-minute coming-of-age film called “Fishbowl,” based on the writings of Hawaiian author Lois-Ann Yamanaka.

From Log24 on Moon Day, July 20,
the date of Hatta’s death:

Quote from an earlier entry:

“In honor of Roger Cooke’s review of Helson’s Harmonic Analysis, 2nd Edition, today’s site music is “Moonlight in Vermont.”

Quote from July 20: 

“And if the band you’re in
   starts playing different tunes
 I’ll see you on
   the dark side of the moon.”

Quote from Lois-Ann Yamanaka:

Blu’s Hanging

   … Poppy still plays “Moon River” in the background.
   He sings aloud:
   “Old dreammaker, you heartbreaker, wherever you’re going, I’m going your way.”
   He makes me afraid.
   I know where he wants to go.
   And who the dreammaker is.

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There will be a public memorial service in Honolulu
 open to friends and the general public:

Date: Sunday, July 31st
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Church,
 902 University Avenue

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to:
Asian Improv aRts / Kayo Hatta Fund
201 Spear St., Ste 1650
San Francisco, CA 94105

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Sunday July 24, 2005

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:56 AM

L’Affaire Dharwadker:

Non-computer proof of 4 color Theorem,
2000 Oct. 13-Nov. 30,
sci.math, 23 posts

Open Directory Abuse,
2002 Oct. 2-Oct. 14,
sci.math, 8 posts

Open Directory Abuse,
2002 Oct. 2-Oct. 15,
comp.misc, 2 posts

Steven Cullinane is a Liar,
2002 Nov. 1-Nov.16,
geometry.research, 2 posts

Four-colour proof claim,
2003 Aug. 10-Sept.1,
sci.math, 9 posts

Proof of 4 colour theorem No computer!!!,
2003 Aug. 10-Aug. 20,
alt.sci.math.combinatorics, 8 posts

Steven Cullinane is a Crank,
2005 July 5-July 21
sci.math, 70 posts

From a Log24 post a year ago today:

“With a holy host of others
     standing ’round me
Still I’m on the dark side
     of the moon…”

— James Taylor

From a Log24 post on July 20 this year:

“And if the band you’re in
 starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on
the dark side of the moon.”

— Roger Waters

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Wednesday July 20, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM
Beaming Scotty Up

From crankbuster, July 18

“Do not underestimate Evil Cullinane’s plan for World Domination!  http://www.log24.com now shows that he has crossed over to the dark side, making sacrifices to the Ancient Hindu Goddess ‘Kalli’ to ward off our attacks!  ‘Kalli’-nane will soon appear as the top result on every Google search.

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July 20 illustration of
crankbuster’s remarks

Soon, all young mathematicians will be hypnotised by his dark diamonds of falsehood.  At least, that’s his plan.  But wait, who’s that brilliant mathematician who shines the light right through Cullinane’s fraud and exposes him to the whole world?!  Crankbuster saves the day! (applause)”

From Log24, July 18:

Is Beauty the Beast?

(Headline in Christianity Today)

“In Hindu mythology, Kali, the Divine Mother, is the symbol for the infinite diversity of experience.  Kali represents the entire physical plane.  She is the drama, tragedy, humor, and sorrow of life.  She is the brother, father, sister, mother, lover, and friend.  She is the fiend, monster, beast, and brute.”

Gary Zukav, Harvard ’64

Star Trek’s “Scotty,” who died at 5:30 AM PDT July 20, was “a veteran of the D-Day landings who managed to hide a war injury on screen.  As an artillery lieutenant in the Canadian army, he was hit by six machine-gun bullets, one of which removed his middle right finger.”

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“Beam me up, Kali.”

Related material:
Mathematics and Narrative

“And if the band you’re in
 starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on
the dark side of the moon.”

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