Tuesday, March 2, 2021

McLuhan and the Time Machine

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Page  1590 —


Turn the page.

Thomas Pynchon:

“For every kind of vampire,
there is a kind of cross.”

The Year  1591 —

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Für Seeräuber Jenny

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 AM


  1. Tonight's New York Times  obituaries —
    with an ad for a Terracotta Warriors  exhibit
  2. "Turn the page" in this  journal
  3. "A Page is a Door," by Remy Charlip
  4. Wendy Derleth in "Wishmaster."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Page Mark

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Multispeech is… like a kind of multidimensional speech…."

langmaker.com on The Gameplayers of Zan

The Hunt for Blue August concludes…

As quoted today in The New York Times

“We only have so much time to leave a mark.”
Carl Paladino

"Now, it’s time to turn the page."
President Obama

A search in this journal for the President's phrase yields…

For Jenny



Click on the mark for some context.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday June 20, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:00 AM
A Symbol
of the Self

Turn the page.

Google Book Search on Marlowe and Stone

“Unsheathe your
dagger definitions.”

Dagger on cover of  'The Fraternity of the Stone'

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesday April 28, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:15 AM
For Jenny



The above symbol
does not stand for
"Walter Winchell."

Oct. 15, 2008 

From the link
at the end of
yesterday's entry:

Noah: Jenny, what's troubling you?

Jenny: Sigh. I was reading this book, but the words stopped in mid-sentence at the bottom! What… what do I do, Noah?

Noah: Turn the page.

Turns page.

Falls in love amidst turmoil.

The King and the Corpse, pp. 265-266:

"… the goddess at last bodily appeared to him, dark and slender, hair hanging free, and standing on the back of her tawny lion. He gave her greeting. And Kali, 'The Dark One,' addressed him with the voice of a



cloud of thunder: 'For what reason have you called? Make known your wish. Though it were unattainable, my appearance would guarantee its fulfillment.'"

Turmoil and cloud of thunder

courtesy of

United States Air Force.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Friday May 4, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:01 PM

May '68 Revisited

"At his final Paris campaign rally… Mr. Sarkozy declared himself the candidate of the 'silent majority,' tired of a 'moral crisis in France not seen since the time of Joan of Arc.'

'I want to turn the page on May 1968,' he said of the student protests cum social revolution that rocked France almost four decades ago.

'The heirs of May '68 have imposed the idea that everything has the same worth, that there is no difference between good and evil, no difference between the true and the false, between the beautiful and the ugly and that the victim counts for less than the delinquent.'

Denouncing the eradication of 'values and hierarchy,' Mr. Sarkozy accused the Left of being the true heirs and perpetuators of the ideology of 1968."

— Emma-Kate Symons, Paris, May 1, 2007, in The Australian

Related material:

From the translator's introduction to Dissemination, by Jacques Derrida, translated by Barbara Johnson, University of Chicago Press, 1981, page xxxi —

"Both Numbers and 'Dissemination' are attempts to enact rather than simply state the theoretical upheavals produced in the course of a radical reevaluation of the nature and function of writing undertaken by Derrida, Sollers, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva and other contributors to the journal Tel Quel in the late 1960s. Ideological and political as well as literary and critical, the Tel Quel program attempted to push to their utmost limits the theoretical revolutions wrought by Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Mallarme, Levi-Strauss, Saussure, and Heidegger."

This is the same Barbara Johnson who has served as the Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard.

Johnson has attacked "the very essence of Logic"–

"… the logic of binary opposition, the principle of non-contradiction, often thought of as the very essence of Logic as such….

Now, my understanding of what is most radical in deconstruction is precisely that it questions this basic logic of binary opposition….

Instead of a simple 'either/or' structure, deconstruction attempts to elaborate a discourse that says neither 'either/or', nor 'both/and' nor even 'neither/nor', while at the same time not totally abandoning these logics either."

— "Nothing Fails Like Success," SCE Reports 8, 1980

Such contempt for logic has resulted, for instance, in the following passage, quoted approvingly on page 342 of Johnson's  translation of Dissemination, from Philippe Sollers's Nombres (1966):

"The minimum number of rows– lines or columns– that contain all the zeros in a matrix is equal to the maximum number of zeros located in any individual line or column."

For a correction of Sollers's  Johnson's damned nonsense, click here.

Update of May 29, 2014:

The error, as noted above, was not Sollers's, but Johnson's.
See also the post of May 29, 2014 titled 'Lost in Translation.'

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