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Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Writers’ Day*

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From Amazon.com:

Book Description
"Publication Date: April 23, 2013
James Blish called him the “finest conscious artist
science fiction ever produced.” Kurt Vonnegut based
the famous character Kilgore Trout on him. And
such luminaries as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and
Octavia Butler have hailed him as a mentor.
Theodore Sturgeon was both a popular favorite and
a writer’s writer…."

A writers' writer's writer:

"A writer's writer, Mrs. Le Guin 
brings reality itself to the proving ground."

Theodore Sturgeon

* Shakespeare's birthday, April 23

Monday, November 26, 2012

“The Eight”…

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Meets "The Master"—

IMAGE- Joaquin Phoenix, corridor scene in 'The Master'

Today's midday NY Lottery: 333 and 5885.

"Continue a search for thirty-three and three." — The Eight  (1988)

"Make me young." — Kilgore Trout in
Breakfast of Champions . Trout was modeled after
author Theodore Sturgeon who died on 5/8/85.

(An example of Sturgeon's work: The Dreaming Jewels  (1950).)

Related illustrations from the eighth day of 2012—

See also "I'm sorry to be catechizing you like this."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bunker Bingo*

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Mathematics and Narrative continues…

IMAGE- In 'Downfall,' Hitler says that 'Steiner's assault will bring it under control.'

Steiner's version of "classical functional analysis"—

"Mein Führer Steiner"

IMAGE- Classical functional analysis according to Moscow State University

* See the story by Kilgore Trout. See also On Linguistic Creation,
   The Matrix of Abraham, and The Thoreau Foundation.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday November 14, 2008

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Riverrun
 

(The first word in Finnegans Wake.
S
ee also the Log24 entries following
the death of Pope John Paul II.)

At Inside Higher Ed, Margaret Soltan ("UD") discusses…

"moments of clarity [cf. related essay (pdf)] that seem, when you look at all of them together late in the day, to disclose our life’s otherwise hidden pattern, meaning, and flow.

'Not far downstream was a dry channel where the river had run once, and part of the way to come to know a thing is through its death. But years ago I had known the river when it flowed through this now dry channel, so I could enliven its stony remains with the waters of memory. In death it had its pattern, and we can only hope for as much.'"

A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean, a story about trout fishing and grace

Related material:

Maclean's fellow author Kilgore Trout and the story he is said to be most proud of, about Bunker Bingo.

See also yesterday's entry, Bob's Country Bunker, and On Linguistic Creation.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday November 13, 2008

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In Memory of a
Different Drummer

Mitch Mitchell live at Woodstock '69

Drummer Mitch Mitchell, 61, of
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, was
found dead at 3 AM yesterday
in his hotel room.

Everybody wants to
go to heaven

— Kenny Chesney, song at last
night’s Country Music Awards

Click to enlarge

Mitch Mitchell Enters Heaven

Make me young

Kilgore Trout
 (Log24, 5/14/07)

Related material —
the word “experienced”
in yesterday’s entry.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday May 14, 2007

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Seven Bridges

"Make me young…"
Kilgore Trout

For the old at heart:  

The Mathematical Association of America in this
Euler Tercentenary Year honors the seven bridges of
Königsberg, Prussia (birthplace of David Hilbert).

For Kilgore Trout:

A song about the road to (and from)
Hank Williams's memorial marker:

"There are stars in the Southern sky
and if ever you decide you should go
there is a taste of time-sweetened honey
down the Seven Bridges Road

Now I have loved you like a baby
like some lonesome child
and I have loved you in a tame way
and I have loved you wild"

Steve Young

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Nicole Kidman dances 
"Sweet Home Alabama"

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sunday May 13, 2007

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“Make me young…”
Kilgore Trout   

Prime Green, by Robert Stone

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Tuesday January 21, 2003

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Cartoon Graveyard,
or Betty and the Third Eye

I need a photo opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don’t want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
     — Paul Simon

The New York Times, Jan. 21, 2003:

One of my favorite movie scenes is the entry into paradise, through a looking glass, of Kilgore Trout (played by Albert Finney) in “Breakfast of Champions.”  Trout encounters a beautiful (indeed, angelic) maiden on the other side of the looking glass and asks of her, “Make me young again.”  His wish is granted.  Those who wish to may imagine — through a glass, darkly — a great artist’s entry into heaven with the aid of the very popular website Betty and Veronica.

PARENTAL ADVISORY:

The “Betty and Veronica” link above is more suited to Kilgore Trout’s usual publisher,  The World Classics Library, than to, say, the Harvard Classics.  Since Betty and Veronica have been attending Riverdale High for about 60 years now, I think we can assume they are 18 by this time, and can appear in an adult website.  Their cartoonish appearance may be helpful to newcomers to paradise; it does not mean, as Paul Simon fears, that the afterlife consists only of cartoon characters. 

For further details, see I Corinthians 13:11-13.

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