Friday, December 12, 2014

Vocational Education

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 AM

This post was suggested by today's Harvard Crimson  story 
Protest at Primal Scream Leads to Chaotic Exchange.

Frederick Seidel in the September 3, 2012, New Yorker 

"Biddies still cleaned the student rooms."

IMAGE- Shower wall in 'Sunshine Cleaning'

Above, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt in 
"Sunshine Cleaning" (2008).

The Cleaner:

A scene from Bridget Fonda's "Point of No Return" (1993)
in a video uploaded six years ago on this date.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Cleaning

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Arthur Jaffe CV:

"In 2005 Arthur Jaffe succeeded Sir Michael Atiyah as
Chair of the Board of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Study,
School of Theoretical Physics."

Related material:

Biddies in this journal and


An early version of quaternions.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Grim Joke

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"It's a grim joke." — Amy Adams in "The Master"

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Geometry lesson

Click diagram for some background from 3/17.
See, too, some background on Amy Adams and on Leap Day.

For related Harvard humor, see Venn Diagram.

Friday, August 31, 2012


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:08 AM

"Translation in the direction
conceptual -> concrete and symbolic
is much easier than
translation in the reverse direction…."

The late William P. Thurston

(See also "Atlas to the Text," Harvard Crimson , March 8, 2011).

Related cinematic imagery

Conceptual  (thanks to Don DeLillo and The New York Times )—

IMAGE- NY Times headline 'A Wrinkle in Time' with 24 Hour Psycho and Point Omega scene

Concrete and symbolic (thanks to Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, as well as
Frederick Seidel in the September 3, 2012, New Yorker )

"Biddies still cleaned the student rooms."

IMAGE- Shower wall in 'Sunshine Cleaning'

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