Saturday, December 31, 2016

Toronto Star Quality

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"It's hard to get by just upon a smile, girl."

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Star Quality

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Actor portraying Bobby Fischer

Monday, November 18, 2013

Star Quality

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Continued from  July 13, 2008.

Happy birthday,  Peta Wilson.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Star Quality

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IMAGE- NYT obits: Jacob Goldman, Doe Avedon, Don Sharp

"The horror! The horror!"

IMAGE- Alyssa Milano in 'Embrace of the Vampire'

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Star Quality*

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Helen, meet Scarlett… (PG-13)


Scarlett, meet Helen… (R)


* Dame Helen Mirren hosts Saturday Night Live  tonight.
  Some background— Harrison Ford's Birthday, 2008

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Star Quality

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A search in memory of Gerry Rafferty,
a talented singer-songwriter who died today at 63.

"Here was finality indeed, and cleavage!"
— Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano

Monday, April 8, 2013

Star Wars

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See searches in this journal for Balliol and for Star Quality.

Related material:

Above: A Google image search for Göpel tetrads  today. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rite of Spring

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Last night's Saturday Night Live


Related material— See  Cleavage.

Background— Yesterday evening's Star Quality as well as earlier posts on Horseness and Mysteries of Faith.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday April 23, 2009

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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, July 13, 2008

Sunday July 13, 2008

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C. P. Snow on G. H. Hardy:

“This was 1931, and the phrase was not yet in English use, but in later days they would have said that in some indefinable way he had star quality.”

From the Feast of the
Transfiguration, 2007

 Symmetry axes
of the square:

Symmetry axes of the square

See Damnation Morning.

See also today’s
previous three entries

Happy birthday,
Harrison Ford.

Sunday July 13, 2008

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Christ's High Table

C. P. Snow in A Mathematician's Apology :


"It was a perfectly ordinary night at Christ's high table, except that Hardy was dining as a guest. He had just returned to Cambridge as Sadleirian professor, and I had heard something of him from young Cambridge mathematicians. They were delighted to have him back: he was a real  mathematician, they said, not like those Diracs and Bohrs the physicists were always talking about: he was the purest of the pure. He was also unorthodox, eccentric, radical, ready to talk about anything. This was 1931, and the phrase was not yet in English use, but in later days they would have said that in some indefinable way he had star quality."

Perhaps now also at Christ's high table– Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister , Evelyn Keyes, who died on July 4, 2008:

"… the memory of Evelyn Keyes looking at herself on the screen, exclaiming: 'There's star quality! Look at those tits!'"


Evelyn Keyes in 99 River Street


See also "Supper at Eight" and
Irreconcilable Differences.

Saturday, April 12, 2003

Saturday April 12, 2003

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2:23 PM
to the previous two entries

“This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond….”
— Emily Dickinson

Today’s birthday: dancer/actress Ann Miller.

“In 1937, she was discovered by Lucille Ball….”

Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz,
and Ann Miller, cast photo
from Too Many Girls (1940)

“Just goes to show star quality shines through….”
— Website on Too Many Girls 

“It’ll shine when it shines.”
— Folk saying, epigraph to The Shining

“Shine on, you crazy diamond.”
Pink Floyd

“Well we all shine on…”
— John Lennon, “Instant Karma

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