Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Love and Death in Academia

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:20 PM

For tales of the above two professors getting married
(but not to each other) see their obituaries:  Deutsch and Dehmelt.

See also this journal on the above two dates March 13 and March 7.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Love and Death

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:14 PM

— Title of a 1975 film. The late Martin Poll (previous post)
was the executive producer.

See also "A Corpse Will Be Transported by Express."

Related material—

IMAGE- 'Last Train from Cuernavaca' paperback from webpage at Walmart

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sequel to the Summerisle Cross…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM

The Jerusalem Cross

The New York TimesĀ  reports the May Day death
of a son of “a charismatic figure” in Israel:

The center image above is from “A Walk with Love and Death.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Hallowed Crucible

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM


A meditation suggested by the April 20 post Complex Reflection
and by the life and April 20 death of a scientist who worked
at Los Alamos (home of the Monte Carlo method) and at
the Santa Fe Institute (home of complexity theory).

IMAGE- The NY lottery results for midday April 20, 2012, were 0286 and 823.

A search for 286 in this journal yields "Yet Another Cartoon Graveyard."

That June 1, 2008, post linked to poem  286 in a 1919 anthology.

Here is that poem, together with poem 823.

Together, these poems may be regarded as a meditation on
Simone Weil and her brother André Weil or, 
more abstractly, on Love and Death.

Happy birthday to Al Pacino.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gloomy Sunday

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

This evening's NY Lottery numbers were 531 and 8372.


From a Google search for "531 Log24"—

Log24  on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008

531 , Revelation without belief 116. Evening (Belief), Belief without…  The date, 5/24, of the entries linked to in Thursday's noon Log24  entry…

Pynchon on Quaternions – Log24

8. on Page 531 : "… to imps of ingenious discomfort. "Is this a stag affair, or are there likely to be one or two lady Quaternion- ists?…"

The "531" linked to in the Sept. 21, 2008, post above is a mini-drama ending at midnight on 5/31, 2008— the conclusion of Mental Health Month.

And the above 4-digit evening number suggests a search for births on 8/3/72 that yields—

Erika Marozsán, Hungarian actress, 38.

Marozsán starred in "Gloomy Sunday—A Song of Love and Death" (A German/Hungarian film from 1999).

Wikipedia informs us that this "is inaccurately claimed to be the world's longest running film."

Whether Marozsán is a Quaternionist, I do not know.

For love, death, and quaternions, see the post Metaphor from Feb. 22 linked to in this afternoon's Sunday Dinner.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thursday January 1, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM
The Becket List

Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, was St. Thomas Becket’s Day.

On that day in this journal there was a note from the New York Times on the screenwriter of the 1969 film  “A Walk With Love and Death”–

“He feuded with… John Huston, who gave the lead female role in ‘Walk’ to his teenage daughter… against Mr. Wasserman’s wishes.”

Legacy.com this morning:

Liz Evett

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) – Liz Evett, a teen who inspired people across the nation by creating a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died, has died. She was 18.

Her mother, Angie Ivey, said Evett died Monday [Dec. 29, 2008] of leukemia. The West Richland teen was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago and relapsed in April.

When she stopped responding to treatment in June, Evett created a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before dying and spent the last six months crossing them off.

Her list included feeding giraffes, meeting Seattle Mariner Ichiro Suzuki and graduating from high school.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday December 29, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:21 PM
The Gift

Plato's Diamond

Robert Stone,
A Flag for Sunrise:

"'That old Jew gave me this here.' Egan looked at the diamond. 'I ain't giving this to you, understand? The old man gave it to me for my boy. It's worth a whole lot of money– you can tell that just by looking– but it means something, I think. It's got a meaning, like.'

'Let's see,' Egan said, 'what would it mean?' He took hold of Pablo's hand cupping the stone and held his own hand under it. '"The jewel is in the lotus," perhaps that's what it means. The eternal in the temporal. The Boddhisattva declining nirvana out of compassion. Contemplating the ignorance of you and me, eh? That's a metaphor of our Buddhist friends.'

Pablo's eyes glazed over. 'Holy shit,' he said. 'Santa Maria.' He stared at the diamond in his palm with passion."

For further details, click on the diamond.


Related narratives:

Today's online Times on
the Saturday, Dec. 27,
death of an artist:

Robert Graham obituary, NY Times, 12/29/08

"Dale Wasserman… the playwright responsible for two Broadway hits of the 1960s, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest' and 'Man of La Mancha,' died on Sunday [December 21, 2008] at his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., near Phoenix….

Mr. Wasserman wrote more than 75 scripts for television, the stage and the movies, including screenplays for 'The Vikings' (1958), a seafaring epic with Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas, and 'A Walk With Love and Death' (1969), a John Huston film set in 14th-century Europe….

He feuded with… John Huston, who gave the lead female role in 'Walk' to his teenage daughter, Anjelica, against Mr. Wasserman's wishes. And he never attended ceremonies to receive the awards he won."

Accepting for Mr. Wasserman:
Mr. Graham's widow,
Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson


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