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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday Evening Post

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Maori Chess, Vol. 2

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 4:20 PM

This just in

From IMDb

From Radio New Zealand

"Genesis Potini died of a heart attack aged 46
on the 15th August 2011."

The 15th of August in New Zealand overlapped
the 14th of August in the U.S.A.

From a Log24 post, "Sunday Review," on August 14, 2011 —

Part II (from "Marshall, Meet Bagger," July 29):

"Time for you to see the field."

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110814-TheFieldGF8.jpg

For further details, see the 1985 note
"Generating the Octad Generator."

McLuhan was a Toronto Catholic philosopher.
For related views of a Montreal Catholic philosopher,
see the Saturday evening post.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ave

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:31 PM

Plan 9 continues…

“The number 9… relates traditionally to
the Great Goddess of Many Names (Devi,
Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Artemis, Venus, etc.)….”

Joseph Campbell, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

From the BBC America TV series “Intruders,” Season 1, Episode 4,
Ave Verum Corpus   (33:34 of 45 min.):

Mira Sorvino pays her respects to a distinguished corpse.

(Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Sept. 13, 2014, on BBC America.)

See also Frankie Valli’s hymn  from A Capitol Fourth this year.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Structure

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:00 PM

In memory of cartoonist Tony Auth, who reportedly died today

From Saturday evening post:

“A simple grid structure makes both evolutionary and developmental sense.”

From a post of June 22, 2003:

Friday, January 3, 2014

You’re Doin’ Fine, Oklahoma

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

The title is a reference to a post of a year ago today.

From a page linked to in that post—

"It was a time when American celebrities
still resembled girls and boys next door
and when chart-toppers were manufactured
to appeal to listeners of all ages."

See also a Saturday Evening  Post —

Reba McEntire, Saturday Evening Post, Mar/Apr 1995

“Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to talk about,
A little mystery to figure out”

– Scarlett Johansson singing on
Saturday Night Live, April 21, 2007

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sermon

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:00 AM

Odin's Jewel

Jim Holt, the author of remarks in yesterday's
Saturday evening post

"It turns out that the Kyoto school of Buddhism
makes Heidegger seem like Rush Limbaugh—
it’s so rarified, I’ve never been able to
understand it at all. I’ve been knocking my head
against it for years."

Vanity Fair Daily , July 16, 2012

Backstory Odin + Jewel in this journal.

See also Odin on the Kyoto school —

For another version of Odin's jewel, see Log24
on the date— July 16, 2012— that Holt's Vanity Fair
remarks were published. Scroll to the bottom of the
"Mapping Problem continued" post for an instance of
the Galois tesseract —

IMAGE- The Galois tesseract as a four-dimensional vector space, from a diagram by Conway and Sloane in 'Sphere Packings, Lattices, and Groups'

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Galois Groups and Harmonic Analysis

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 9:29 AM

"In 1967, he [Langlands] came up with revolutionary
insights tying together the theory of Galois groups 
and another area of mathematics called harmonic
analysis. These two areas, which seem light years
apart
, turned out to be closely related."

— Edward Frenkel, Love and Math, 2013

"Class field theory expresses Galois groups of
abelian extensions of a number field F
in terms of harmonic analysis on the
multiplicative group of [a] locally compact
topological ring, the adèle ring, attached to F."

— Michael Harris in a description of a Princeton
    mathematics department talk of October 2012

Related material: Saturday evening post.

See also Wikipedia on the history of class field theory.
For greater depth, see Tate's [1950] thesis and the book
Fourier Analysis on Number Fields .

Sunday, November 3, 2013

YouTube Music Award

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 PM

From a book by Harvard mathematician Barry Mazur —

IMAGE- Barry Mazur quotes Rumi in 'Imagining Numbers'

"Part of the self leaves the body when we sleep…"

The video —

See also the Saturday evening post "Fingo."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Church with Josefine*

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 10:10 AM

(Continued from last Sunday)

IMAGE- 'Permutahedron of Opposites'-- 24 graphic patterns arranged in space as 12 pairs of opposites

For some background, see Permutahedron in this journal.

See also…

* Jews may prefer to retitle this post "Sunday Shul with Josefine"
and stage it as a SNL sketch, "Norwegian Disco," with
The Sunshine Girls. (For the Norwegian part, see Kristen Wiig,
of Norwegian ancestry. For the disco part, see Amy Adams,
who stars in a new disco-era movie.)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Knock, Knock, Knockin’

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

The title is a reference to an article on page SR4 of
The New York Times Sunday Review  on Michaelmas.  

From Wired , a Saturday evening post

(Click to enlarge.)

From a Breaking Bad   recap by Logan Hill—

“I am not in danger, Skyler, I am  the danger,” Walt growls,
in an electric shock of a scene that likely marks the beginning
of a new phase of Breaking Bad . If this show has been the story
of Walt’s deliberate, step-by-step descent into the bottom of
some bleak moral valley, this is him charging madly downhill
into darkness. “A guy opens his door and gets shot, you think
that of me? No, I am the one who knocks .”

Talk amongst yourselves.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Powers for Mick

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

(A post suggested by an ad in this evening's online New York Times )

"After being brought to the village's Patriarch… Mick learns
 the intent of the colony and how they operate."

— Summary of a story by Orson Scott Card, a Latter-Day Saint.

For some context, see Saints Have Powers in this journal.

Related material — 

The Saturday Evening Post  and tonight's Saturday Night Live .

IMAGE- Mick Jagger and Kristen Wiig, SNL promo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Forking

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:16 PM

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." — Yogi Berra

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110921-NYlotteryEvening.jpg

This evening's NY Lottery numbers were 375 and 3141.

Subjective interpretations—

There seems to be only one relevant result of a Google search for "375 Log24"—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110921-Search-375-Log24.jpg

There are, however, two  relevant interpretations of the number 3141—

1. The Saturday Evening Post  3/1/41 article by Jack Alexander on AA—

"The members of Alcoholics Anonymous do not pursue or coddle
a malingering prospect, and they know the strange tricks of the alcoholic
as a reformed swindler knows the art of bamboozling."

2. Post number 3141 in this  journal— Aesthetics for Jesuits.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Review

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 PM

The Sunday New York Times  today—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110814-GablerNYT500w.jpg

This suggests…

The Elusive Small Idea—

Part I:

McLuhan and the Seven Snow Whites

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110814-GablerNYT500w7white.jpg

Part II (from "Marshall, Meet Bagger," July 29):

"Time for you to see the field."

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110814-TheFieldGF8.jpg

For further details, see the 1985 note
"Generating the Octad Generator."

McLuhan was a Toronto Catholic philosopher.
For related views of a Montreal Catholic philosopher,
see the Saturday evening post.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saturday September 8, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:11 PM

A Little Mystery

May 25, 2007:

Reba McEntire, Saturday Evening Post, Mar/Apr 1995

"Let's give 'em somethin' to talk about,
A little mystery to figure out"

— Scarlett Johansson singing on
Saturday Night Live, April 21, 2007

Related material:

Today's previous entry
and the following:

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday May 25, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 7:11 AM
Dance and the Soul

From Log24 on
this date last year:

"May there be an ennui
of the first idea?
What else,
prodigious scholar,
should there be?"

— Wallace Stevens,
"Notes Toward a
Supreme Fiction"

The Associated Press,
May 25, 2007–

Thought for Today:
"I hate quotations.
 Tell me what you know."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Journals, on May 3, 1849]

The First Idea:

The Line, by S. H. Cullinane

Four Elements:
 

Four Elements (Diamond)

Square Dance:

Square Dance (Diamond Theorem)

This "telling of what
I know" will of course
mean little to those
who, like Emerson,
have refused to learn
through quotations.

For those less obdurate
than Emerson —Harold Bloom
on Wallace Stevens

and Paul Valery's
   "Dance and the Soul"–

"Stevens may be playful, yet seriously so, in describing desire, at winter's end, observing not only the emergence of the blue woman of early spring, but seeing also the myosotis, whose other name is 'forget-me-not.' Desire, hearing the calendar hymn, repudiates the negativity of the mind of winter, unable to bear what Valery's Eryximachus had called 'this cold, exact, reasonable, and moderate consideration of human life as it is.' The final form of this realization in Stevens comes in 1950, in The Course of a Particular, in the great monosyllabic line 'One feels the life of that which gives life as it is.' But even Stevens cannot bear that feeling for long. As Eryximachus goes on to say in Dance and the Soul:

A cold and perfect clarity is a poison impossible to combat. The real, in its pure state, stops the heart instantaneously….[…] To a handful of ashes is the past reduced, and the future to a tiny icicle. The soul appears to itself as an empty and measurable form. –Here, then, things as they are come together, limit one another, and are thus chained together in the most rigorous and mortal* fashion…. O Socrates, the universe cannot for one instant endure to be only what it is.

Valery's formula for reimagining the First Idea is, 'The idea introduces into what is, the leaven of what is not.' This 'murderous lucidity' can be cured only by what Valery's Socrates calls 'the intoxication due to act,' particularly Nietzschean or Dionysiac dance, for this will rescue us from the state of the Snow Man, 'the motionless and lucid observer.'" —Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate

* "la sorte… la plus mortelle":
    mortal in the sense
   "deadly, lethal"

Other quotations

(from March 28,
the birthday of
Reba McEntire):

Logical Songs

Reba McEntire, Saturday Evening Post, Mar/Apr 1995

Logical Song I
(Supertramp)

"When I was young, it seemed that
Life was so wonderful, a miracle,
Oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees,
Well they'd be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me"

Logical Song II
(Sinatra)

"You make me feel so young,
You make me feel like
Spring has sprung
And every time I see you grin
I'm such a happy in-
dividual….

You and I are
Just like a couple of tots
Running across the meadow
Picking up lots
Of forget-me-nots"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday March 28, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM
Logical Songs

Reba McEntire, Saturday Evening Post, Mar/Apr 1995

Logical Song I
(Supertramp)

“When I was young, it seemed that
Life was so wonderful, a miracle,
Oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees,
Well they’d be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me”

Logical Song II
(Sinatra)

“You make me feel so young,
You make me feel like
Spring has sprung
And every time I see you grin
I’m such a happy in-
dividual….

You and I are
Just like a couple of tots
Running across the meadow
Picking up lots
Of forget-me-nots

Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday March 31, 2006

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

Women's History Month continues…
 
Ontology Alignment

"He had with him a small red book of Mao's poems, and as he talked he squared it on the table, aligned it with the table edge first vertically and then horizontally.  To understand who Michael Laski is you must have a feeling for that kind of compulsion."

— Joan Didion in the
Saturday Evening Post,
Nov. 18, 1967 (reprinted in
Slouching Towards Bethlehem)

"Or were you," I said.
He said nothing.
"Raised a Catholic," I said.
He aligned a square crystal paperweight with the edge of his desk blotter.

— Joan Didion in
The Last Thing He Wanted,
Knopf, 1996

"It was Plato who best expressed– who veritably embodied– the tension between the narrative arts and mathematics….

Plato clearly loved them both, both mathematics and poetry.  But he approved of mathematics, and heartily, if conflictedly, disapproved of poetry.  Engraved above the entrance to his Academy, the first European university, was the admonition: Oudeis ageometretos eiseto.  Let none ignorant of geometry enter.  This is an expression of high approval indeed, and the symbolism could not have been more perfect, since mathematics was, for Plato, the very gateway for all future knowledge.  Mathematics ushers one into the realm of abstraction and universality, grasped only through pure reason.  Mathematics is the threshold we cross to pass into the ideal, the truly real."

— Rebecca Goldstein,
Mathematics and
the Character of Tragedy

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