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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday School

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

With Sarah Silverman

… Continued from The Story of N (October 15, 2010).

“I remember how the darkness doubled….”

Friday, December 2, 2011

Des Pudels Kern*–

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Heaven or Hell?

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111202-NatalieWood_with_Poodle.jpg

Morningstar (the weapon, not the girl)

Have You No Shame?

In like Flynn

Oh, and a belated happy birthday to Sarah Silverman.

* See November 25th.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday August 22, 2008

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 5:01 AM

Tentative movie title:
Blockheads

Kohs Block Design Test

The Kohs Block Design
Intelligence Test

Samuel Calmin Kohs, the designer (but not the originator) of the above intelligence test, would likely disapprove of the "Aryan Youth types" mentioned in passing by a film reviewer in today's New York Times. (See below.) The Aryan Youth would also likely disapprove of Dr. Kohs.

Related material from
Notes on Finite Geometry:

Kohs Block Design figure illustrating the four-color decomposition theorem

Other related material:

1.  Wechsler Cubes (intelligence testing cubes derived from the Kohs cubes shown above). See…

Harvard psychiatry and…
The Montessori Method;
The Crimson Passion;
The Lottery Covenant.

2.  Wechsler Cubes of a different sort (Log24, May 25, 2008)

3.  Manohla Dargis in today's New York Times:

"… 'Momma’s Man' is a touchingly true film, part weepie, part comedy, about the agonies of navigating that slippery slope called adulthood. It was written and directed by Azazel Jacobs, a native New Yorker who has set his modestly scaled movie with a heart the size of the Ritz in the same downtown warren where he was raised. Being a child of the avant-garde as well as an A student, he cast his parents, the filmmaker Ken Jacobs and the artist Flo Jacobs, as the puzzled progenitors of his centerpiece, a wayward son of bohemia….

In American movies, growing up tends to be a job for either Aryan Youth types or the oddballs and outsiders…."

4.  The bohemian who named his son Azazel:

"… I think that the deeper opportunity, the greater opportunity film can offer us is as an exercise of the mind. But an exercise, I hate to use the word, I won't say 'soul,' I won't say 'soul' and I won't say 'spirit,' but that it can really put our deepest psychological existence through stuff. It can be a powerful exercise. It can make us think, but I don't mean think about this and think about that. The very, very process of powerful thinking, in a way that it can afford, is I think very, very valuable. I basically think that the mind is not complete yet, that we are working on creating the mind. Okay. And that the higher function of art for me is its contribution to the making of mind."

Interview with Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley, October 1999

5.  For Dargis's "Aryan Youth types"–

From a Manohla Dargis
New York Times film review
of April 4, 2007
   (Spy Wednesday) —

Scene from Paul Verhoeven's film 'Black Book'

See also, from August 1, 2008
(anniversary of Hitler's
opening the 1936 Olympics) —

For Sarah Silverman

and the 9/9/03 entry 

Olympic Style.

Doonesbury,
August 21-22, 2008:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08A/080821-22-db16color.gif
 

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday August 1, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:42 PM
A Two-Part Invention
for Sarah Silverman

Part I:

(Thanks to
The Unapologetic Mathematician)

The puzzle

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08A/080801-Puzzlement.png

http://xkcd.com/457/

Part II:

The moves

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(From this weblog’s footprints today)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Tuesday January 10, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:01 AM
Ten is a Hen
(continued)

From Nov. 12, 2005:

Follow the spiritual journey
that is BEE SEASON.

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“‘Tikkun Olam,
the fixing of the world,’
she whispers.  ‘I’ve been
gathering up the broken vessels
to make things whole again.'”

From Nov. 14, 2005:

Culture Wars

‘Chicken Little’ Lays Golden Egg
(Dean Goodman, Reuters)

‘Bee Season’ Anxiety
(Leonard Klady, Movie City News):

The mixed bag of limited release preems was highlighted by an excellent response to the concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic. The film recorded a $19,000 plus per engagement average from seven outings for a $130,000 gross. The family drama Bee Season had a comparable gross but on three times as many screens that translated into anxiety about the Richard Gere film’s expansion prospects.

 Today’s vocabulary lesson:

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Click on the word for the definition.

A search on the related adjective “hendiadic”
leads to an insightful discussion of
religion and law
in contemporary Latin America
by Antônio Flávio Pierucci.

For other material on
Latin America and religion
from Robert Stone and
Nythamar Fernandes de Oliveira,
see the Jan. 25, 2005, entry
Diamonds Are Forever.

Related material:

Yesterday’s link for Nixon’s birthday
 led to an obituary of a Marxist
writer that concluded as follows:

“In 2004, Mr. Magdoff wrote about his friendship with Che Guevara, one of his revolutionary heroes. At what proved to be their final meeting before Mr. Guevara’s death in 1967, Mr. Magdoff asked what he could do to help Cuba. ‘Keep on educating me,’ was the response.”

For the education of Latin America
I recommend the writings of
Pierucci, Stone, and Oliveira,
but not those of Magdoff.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Monday November 14, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:09 AM

Culture Wars

‘Chicken Little’ Lays Golden Egg
(Dean Goodman, Reuters)

‘Bee Season’ Anxiety
(Leonard Klady, Movie City News):

The mixed bag of limited release preems was highlighted by an excellent response to the concert film Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic. The film recorded a $19,000 plus per engagement average from seven outings for a $130,000 gross. The family drama Bee Season had a comparable gross but on three times as many screens that translated into anxiety about the Richard Gere film’s expansion prospects.

Weekend Estimates
Nov. 11-13, 2005

Title
Gross (average)
Theaters
Cume
Chicken Little
32.7   (  8,950)
3658
81.5 
Sarah Silverman:
Jesus is Magic
0.13 (19,210)
7
0.13
Bee Season
0.13 (  6,280)
21
0.13

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Sunday November 6, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 AM

For Mike Nichols,
whose birthday is today:

Angels in Arabia

Yesterday’s entries discussed an angel and a fugue; this suggests Clive Barker’s classic tale Weaveworld, which in turn suggests the following links:

1.  the Log24 archive,
     Aug. 1-6, 2005, and

2.  C. S. Lewis, George Orwell, and
     the Corruption of Language,

an essay at the website of
St. Christopher’s Cathedral
in Bahrain, Arabia.

Nichols, who is Jewish, may of course prefer the following remark of comedian Sarah Silverman:

“I wear this St. Christopher medal sometimes because– I’m Jewish, but my boyfriend is Catholic– it was cute the way he gave it to me. He said if it doesn’t burn through my skin it will protect me.”

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