Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fashion News for Fury Road

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:25 AM

Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' says 'Redemption.'

Saturday, January 9, 2016

When Sisterhood Was in Flower

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:29 PM

The title is a tribute to the late Florence King, who
reportedly died last Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

It is the title of one of her novels.

Related material from the date of King's death —

An excerpt from King's obituary —

Over the years, some critics took Miss King’s writing to task not for its ideology — the ideology, it was widely understood, went hand in glove with the work — but for its rhetorical excesses.

“She is sharp, no doubt about it,” the novelist and journalist Mary Cantwell wrote in The Times Book Review in 1982, reviewing Miss King’s satirical novel “When Sisterhood Was in Flower.” “Too bad she tends to blunt her points by pushing them too hard.”

But even a blunt instrument, Miss King made plain, admirably served her desired ends.

Margalit Fox in this afternoon's online New York Times


Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:23 AM

Charlize Theron in “Young Adult” (2011) —

Related material for older adults: Ravenna and Nietzsche.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks for Imperator Furiosa

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:14 PM

Charlize Theron on women who wear 'Hello Kitty' T-shirts

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Line for a Cartoon Graveyard

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:27 PM

Continued from the Oct. 1 post Cartoon Graveyard and from
the Aug. 30 post Lines ("Drop me a line.") —

Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' says 'Redemption.'

A related song  for Imperator Furiosa
may be found in the previous post.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Infinite Jest …

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

Cut to the Chase.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Progressive Matrix

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:00 AM

Yesterday's post and recent Hollywood news suggest
a meditation on a Progressive Matrix —

Oct. 12-14, 2005:

'A Poem for Pinter,' conclusion: 'Tick Tick Hash.'

'The Interpreter'-- Sean Penn to Nicole Kidman-- 'My Card.'

Click to enlarge.

"My card."

Structurally related images —

A sample Raven's Progressive Matrices  test item
(such items share the 3×3 structure of the hash symbol above):

IMAGE- Raven's Progressive Matrices item with symbols from Cullinane's box-style I Ching

Structural background —

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Harrowing Cuteness

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:22 AM

The title is a phrase from yesterday’s post.

An example of harrowing cuteness:

Charlize Theron in “Young Adult” (2011) —

Related material for older adults: Ravenna and Nietzsche.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Group of Eight*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"Everything's coming up Snow White."

— Anne Billson, May 14, 2013

For Charlize:

"Snow, Glass, Apples," by Neil Gaiman

* See Saturday's post At the Still Point

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:01 PM

In memory of Leonard Shlain, author
of The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

Alphabet logo from the website
of a religious publishing company—

A logo for Charlize Theron, who played
a goddess figure in "Hancock"—

Click images for further details.


Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

IMAGE- The 3x3 ('ninefold') square as Chinese 'Holy Field'

     Click image above
     for some background.

IMAGE- Snow White Imprisoned- An image for the Snow Queen

IMAGE- Charlize Theron as Ravenna: 'She drifted.'

Friday, October 19, 2012

Torpedo… LOS!

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"Hitchcock made movies with many actresses
who had the aloof, Nordic beauty he admired."

— Alessandra Stanley in today's NY Times

Aloof, Nordic…

Freeze Frame

IMAGE- Charlize Theron as Ravenna with raven in poster for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Related material:


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Quadruple Bypass

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"The first human to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong,
is 'doing great' after undergoing cardiac bypass surgery,
his wife reported…..

… Armstrong… went to the hospital on Monday
for a stress test. He flunked, and on Tuesday,
surgeons bypassed four blockages in his
coronary arteries. His wife reports that his spirits
are high, and the doctors expect no problems
with his recovery…." — Alan Boyle, NBCNews.com

Over the life of Man
We watch and wait,
The Four who manage
His fallen estate:

We who are four were
Once but one,
Before his act of

We were himself when
His will was free,
His error became our
Chance to be.

Powers of air and fire,
Water and earth,
Into our hands is given
Man from his birth….

Auden, not Goethe

See also Tuesday morning's post.

Tuesday was Charlize Theron's birthday.
See June 9, 2012.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Literary Symbolism

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:45 AM

From a transcript of the Charlize Theron film
"The Astronaut's Wife"—

Schoolchildren —

"Down came the rain,
and washed the spider out,
out came the sun,
and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy-bitsy spider
climbed up the spout again."

See also The Patterning Windows.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Matrix Problem Reloaded

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:24 PM

For Frigg's Day—

"The newest badass fantasy flick to hit theaters is Snow White and the Huntsman , out today, and I believe it proves my theory that Kristen Stewart is the Keanu Reeves of her generation…. With few lines but a lot of convincingly heroic facial expressions, Kristen Stewart does a great job channeling Keanu Reeves in The Matrix  (one of the dwarfs even calls her 'the one'!)."

— Annalee Newitz this morning, "The Awesome Terribleness of Snow White and the Huntsman "

See also yesterday's Matrix Problem.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Matrix Problem

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:20 PM

IMAGE- Charlize Theron as Ravenna with raven in poster for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Poster from Walpurgisnacht 2012

Raven’s Progressive Matrices problem:

IMAGE- Raven's Progressive Matrices problem based on triangular quarter- and half-diamonds

Click the problem for a related story.

For some related geometry, see Elements Diamond.
See also a post (Dream Time, May 3, 2010)
about geometry and an earlier Walpurgisnacht.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:00 AM

Keanu vs. the Devil, continued

IMAGE- Still from 'Devil's Advocate' (also starring Charlize Theron)

Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in Devil's Advocate

For Keanu —

IMAGE- 'Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics 168: The Cube'

(Click for some background.)

For Keanu's mentor —

                                  …    There is a Cave
Within the Mount of God, fast by his Throne,
Where light and darkness in perpetual round
Lodge and dislodge by turns, which makes through Heav'n
Grateful vicissitude, like Day and Night….

Paradise Lost , by John Milton


Click on figure for details.


Al Pacino in Devil's Advocate
as attorney John Milton

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday July 24, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:23 PM
Word Problem

“Philosophers ponder the idea
of identity: what it is to
give something a name on
Monday and have it respond
 to that name on Friday….”
Bernard Holland

Quoted here Monday:
Tom Wolfe on the moon
 landing forty years ago:

What NASA needs now
  is the power of the Word.”

30 OCTOBER 2000- NY- Charlize Theron, Matt Damon and Will Smith at the Oct. 29, 2000, NY premiere of 'Legend Of Bagger Vance.' --Ezio Petersen UPI

“It don’t mean a thing
 if it ain’t got that….”


This week’s
earlier entries.

Happy birthday,
Gus Van Sant.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunday July 6, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 PM

"Hancock" Powers to the Top
of July Fourth Box Office

This evening's online
  New York Times

New York Lottery
Sunday, July 6,
Mid-day 307
Evening  921

Log24  3/07:


Three 3x3 symbols of a language game:  the field, the game, checkmate

Log24  9/21:

"The consolations of form,
the clean crystalline work"
— Iris Murdoch, 
"Against Dryness"

Will Smith
on Chess

Will Smith with chessboard

Will Smith

The Independent, 9 July 2004:

"A devoted father, Smith passes on his philosophy of life to his children through chess, among other things.

'My father taught me how to play chess at seven and introduced beautiful concepts that I try to pass on to my kids. The elements and concepts of life are so perfectly illustrated on a chess board. The ability to accurately assess your position is the key to chess, which I also think is the key to life.'

He pauses, searching for an example. 'Everything you do in your life is a move. You wake up in the morning, you strap on a gun, and you walk out on the street– that's a move. You've made a move and the universe is going to respond with its move.

'Whatever move you're going to make in your life to be successful, you have to accurately access the next couple of moves– like what's going to happen if you do this? Because once you've made your move, you can't take it back. The universe is going to respond.'

Smith has just finished reading The Alchemist, by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho: 'It says the entire world is contained in one grain of sand, and you can learn everything you need to learn about the entire universe from that one grain of sand. That is the kind of concept I'm teaching my kids.'"

Related material:

"Philosophers' Stone"
and other entries
of June 25, 2008

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Thursday October 20, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:25 PM
North Country Flux

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“The story centers on
Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron),
the top operative in the underground
‘Monican’ rebellion– led by
The Handler (Frances McDormand).”

— http://www.aeonflux.com

“She once was a true love of mine.”

— “Girl of the North Country,”
by Robert Zimmerman
of Hibbing, Minnesota

Sure she was, Bob

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