Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Star Wars (continued)

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

The New York Times  today has an
obituary of poet Harvey Shapiro

See also the following image

'King's Moves' (eight-pointed star, viewed through bars)

  elsewhere in this journal.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Star Wars

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 AM

IMAGE- Rudolf Koch's version of the 'double cross' symbol

  Source: Rudolf KochThe Book of Signs

The American Mathematical Society
(AMS) yesterday:

Lars Hörmander (1931-2012)
Friday November 30th 2012

Hörmander, who received a Fields Medal in 1962,
died November 25 at the age of 81. …

more »

Some related material:

See also posts on Damnation Morning and, from the
date of Hörmander's death,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Down for the Count

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM

IMAGE- Jerry Nelson, voice of Count von Count, is dead at 78.

"For every kind of vampire…"

IMAGE- Eight-pointed star formed by the four symmetry axes of the square

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chapman’s Homer

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 AM

Louis Sahagun in today's Los Angeles Times

The late Professor Marvin W. Meyer

 "was our Indiana Jones,"  said James L. Doti,
president of Chapman University in Orange,
where Meyer held the Griset Chair in Bible
and Christian Studies and was director of
the Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Meyer reportedly died on August 16.

IMAGE- The late Professor Marvin W. Meyer of Chapman University in Orange, CA, with the university's emblem, the eight-pointed star

Thursday, August 16, 2012


m759 @ 4:00 AM

IMAGE- Eight-pointed star formed by the four symmetry axes of the square

"Two clichés make us laugh, but
a hundred clichés move us
because we sense dimly that the clichés
are talking among themselves and
celebrating a reunion."

— Umberto Eco

"'Casablanca': Cult Movies and Intertextual Collage,"
by Umberto Eco in SubStance , Vol. 14, No. 2, Issue 47:
In Search of Eco's Roses  (1985), pp. 3-12.

(This paper was presented at a symposium,
"Semiotics of the Cinema: The State of the Art,"
in Toronto on June 18, 1984.)
Journal article published by U. of Wisconsin Press.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3685047.

Click image for some related material.



Monday, February 27, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:29 PM

"But even if the religious note is dissonant to some of us,
 it seems hard to come up with a better formulation
 of what a college should strive to be: an aid to reflection…."

— Andrew Delbanco, Chronicle of Higher Education , Feb. 26, 2012

Another aid to reflection—

The logo of an institution that advertised today in the Chronicle
next to Delbanco's article—

IMAGE- Eight-pointed star logo of Chapman University

Click logo for context.  The institution's original name
was Hesperian  College

For some background, see Evening Star in this journal.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday April 23, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:24 PM
Star Quality

Eight-pointed star, background image for the E! Online logo

This deliberately cryptic entry is to thank an anonymous reader in Sweden for the following footprint:

…&uid=37798719 4/23/2009
4:33 PM

“Speedy” is the browser name supplied to the server. The link is to a Columbus Day, 2003, entry with the song phrase “spinnin’ wheel, spinnin’ true.” The time is Eastern Daylight.

Related material:

Vide today’s midday PA lottery number, 177, the 1919 edition of The Oxford Book of English Verse, and the time (interpreted, in a Joycean manner, as a date) of this morning’s first entry.

Happy birthday to Judy Davis
and happy Day of the Book.

Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday March 22, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM
Funeral Services Held
for Natasha Richardson

E! Online today, 1 PM PDT:

“Family and friends of Natasha Richardson said their final farewells to the late actress Sunday afternoon during a small, private funeral held near her Millbrook home in upstate New York….

Richardson died on Wednesday [March 18, 2009] at the age of 45 from a head injury she suffered [on Monday, March 16, 2009] while skiing in Canada.

The funeral began after the family arrived in a police-escorted motorcade at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lithgow, where Neeson and her sons are members….”

For what it’s worth…

Background image
for the E! story:

Eight-pointed star, background image for the E! Online logo

Related images —
Midsummer Night
in the Garden of
Good and Evil

See also:

God as Trauma,”
by a former vicar
of the Lithgow church,
and Drunkard’s Walk.

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