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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:11 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sunday Dinner Crumbs

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:00 PM

From posts now tagged "Memory-History-Geometry" —

"… even the dogs under the table
eat the children's crumbs." — Mark 7:28

From a 2015 post

"… Kansas and Harvard officially met
as Kansas wrestled the unsuspecting Harvard
to the ground in a headlock."

Harvard Heart of Gold , by Dustin Aguilar,
quoted here on April 24, 2015

For the dogs under the table, a note from that same date —

See as well Tom Wolfe on manifestos
and "the creative spirit."

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

"I love those Bavarians." — Don Henley, "The Garden of Allah"

See also a BBC story from March 11, 2005, and Log24 on that date.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

See "Sunday Dinner" in this journal as well as "Standing Still"
(also in this journal) and "Sausage Party" (on the Web).

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Dinner:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

A Search for The One.

"It was a bright cold day in April,
and the clocks were striking thirteen." 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Dinner (continued)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Judith Shulevitz in The New York Times
on Sunday, July 18, 2010
(quoted here Aug. 15, 2010) —

“What would an organic Christian Sabbath look like today?”

One possibility —

See also The Pride of Lowell  (Oct. 3, 2012)
and, a year later, The Hunt for Green October .

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 2:22 PM

From "Sunday Dinner" in this journal—

"'If Jesus were to visit us, it would have been
the Sunday dinner he would have insisted on
being a part of, not the worship service at the church.'"

Judith Shulevitz at The New York Times
    on Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Some table topics—

Today's midday New York Lottery numbers were 027 and 7002.

The former suggests a Galois cube, the latter a course syllabus—

CSC 7002
Graduate Computer Security (Spring 2011)
University of Colorado at Denver
Department of Computer Science

An item from that syllabus:

Six 22 February 2011   DES History of DES; Encryption process; Decryption; Expander function; S-boxes and their output; Key; the function f  that takes the modified key and part of the text as input; mulitple Rounds of DES; Present-day lack of Security in DES, which led to the new Encryption Standard, namely AES. Warmup for AES: the mathematics of Fields: Galois Fields, particularly the one of order 256 and its relation to the irreducible polynomial x^8 + x^4 + x^3 + x + 1 with coefficients from the field Z_2.

Related material: A novel, PopCo , was required reading for the course.

Discuss a different novel by the same author—

The End of Mr. Y .

Discuss the author herself, Scarlett Thomas.

Background for the discussion—

Derrida in this journal versus Charles Williams in this journal.

Related topics from the above syllabus date—

Metaphor and Gestell and Quadrat.

Some context— Midsummer Eve's Dream.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM
 

(Continued)

Elizabeth Taylor: Gerard Manley Hopkins Fan

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Dinner

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Judith Shulevitz at The New York Times
on Sunday, July 18, 2010 —

"What would an organic Christian Sabbath look like today?
For James Carroll, an ex-priest and dissenting Catholic
in Boston (he is the author of Practicing Catholic ,
published in 2009), it would look like the Sunday dinners
of his childhood. These were big formal meals,
held at 2 p.m. every Sunday….

'If Jesus were to visit us, it would have been
the Sunday dinner he would have insisted on
being a part of, not the worship service at the church.'"

Possible Table Topics

Arts & Letters Daily (20 Feb 2011)

Sat Feb 19, 2011 23:00

Nobody likes a grammar scold, but it must be said:
Ambiguity has a death grip on our syntax.
The principles of effective speech are in tatters.
Verbal chaos reigns… more

How did the armies of Mordor cope with defeat?
A retelling of The Lord of the Rings
is more complicated and less sentimental
than the original… more

Is philosophy of science an obsolete
pseudo-discipline? Stephen Hawking thinks so.
But his work relies on the very sort of speculations
that philosophers invented… more

Some background for the discussion —

A book said to have received 15,480 reviews—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110220-UserRatings.jpg

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Quartet

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:48 PM

“The man who lives in contact with what he believes to be a living Church
is a man always expecting to meet Plato and Shakespeare to-morrow
at breakfast.”

— G. K. Chesterton

Or Sunday dinner.

The Eightfold Cube

Platonic
solid

Jack in the Box, Natasha Wescoat, 2004
Natasha Wescoat, 2004

Shakespearean
Fool

Not to mention Euclid and Picasso.

 

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In the above pictures, Euclid is represented by 
Alexander Bogomolny, Picasso by Robert Foote.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Just Desserts:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:20 PM

Meditation  for a  Sunday Dinner

'The Power Of The Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts,' by Rudolf Arnheim

Click images for related material.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:18 AM

A heavenly image from yesterday's
Sunday Dinner  link "milestone award"—

An Oprah-related quote from the Tuesday, April 7,
ceremonial dedication of the Maya Angelou stamp—

“They say Easter was Sunday, but we are still
having church,” promised MSNBC talk show
host Melissa Harris-Perry, the ceremony’s emcee…."

In that spirit … a different sort of kitchen —

The Scholarly Kitchen —

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dueling Menus

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

From Sunday Dinner in this journal—

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Judith Shulevitz at The New York Times
on Sunday, July 18, 2010 —

"What would an organic Christian Sabbath look like today?"

IMAGE- Obit for archaeologist, an expert on Sardis

Menu: Sardi's, not Sardis.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Spider Women

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:10 PM

"Of course, the aesthetic program
of cultural modernism
has long been summed up
by the maxim épater la bourgeoisie."

The New York Times
Sunday Book Review
, July 17

Examples:

"This Extreme and Difficult Sense of Spectacular Representation:
Antonin Artaud's Ontology of 'Live'
," by Deborah Levitt
of the New School (See the noon post of July 13), as well as…

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110715-GaloisMemorial-Lg.jpg

and, from mathematician Ellen Gethner's home page

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110715-GethnerSpiderSm.jpg

See also Sunday Dinner, A Link for Sunrise, and Inside CBS News.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mass Appeal

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:57 AM

A portrait reproduced here on October 11, 2007

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http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/hexagram45.gif

http://www.log24.com/images/IChing/Hexagram45-Massing.jpg

The above was suggested by yesterday's New York Lottery and by
items dated February  8, 1958 (date of receipt of an AMS Bulletin  article)
and February 1, 1953 (newspaper article on applied game theory).

(This covers three of the four relevant lottery numbers.
For the fourth, see 9/19 and recent discussions of
The End of Mr. Y  (Sunday Dinner and A Link for Sunrise)).

See also Saint  John Neumann.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gloomy Sunday

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

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

Hermeneutics—

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.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Java Jive continued…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 PM

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Judith Shulevitz at The New York Times
on Sunday, July 18, 2010 —

"What would an organic Christian Sabbath look like today?
For James Carroll, an ex-priest and dissenting Catholic
in Boston (he is the author of Practicing Catholic ,
published in 2009), it would look like the Sunday dinners
of his childhood. These were big formal meals,
held at 2 p.m. every Sunday….

'If Jesus were to visit us, it would have been
the Sunday dinner he would have insisted on
being a part of, not the worship service at the church.'"

The Usual Suspects —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100815-NeoAndOracle.jpg

For some background, see Java Jive and Today's Theology.

See also the java jive in this  journal on Sunday, July 18

A Tale of Two Cities, Du Sucre , Sermon, and Darkness at Noon.

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