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Monday, March 25, 2013

Einsatz für Pessach

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:00 PM

Today's New York Times :

"… potential recruits with the right skills
have too often been heading for business,
and those who do choose government work
often go to the National Security Agency…."

Review: Einsatz in this journal—

IMAGE- German title of 'The Recruit' is 'Der Einsatz'; the MacGuffin is 'Ice 9.'

The German title of "The Recruit" (released Jan. 31, 2003)
is "Der Einsatz." Its MacGuffin is "'Ice 9."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Der Einsatz

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:31 AM

Continues

 ”Confusion is nothing new.”
– Song lyric, Cyndi Lauper  

(This may serve as today's tribute to Katherine Neville.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Der Einsatz

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 AM

See the title phrase and Ice 9 in this journal.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Schicksalstag

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 AM

See Weyl Crossroads and Schicksalstag .

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Exit Center Stage

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

To note deaths on Samedi  and Dimanche :

IMAGE- German title of 'The Recruit' is 'Der Einsatz'; the MacGuffin is 'Ice 9.'

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Incommensurables

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

(Continued from Midsummer Eve)

"At times, bullshit can only be countered with superior bullshit."

— Norman Mailer, March 3, 1992, PBS transcript

"Just because it is a transition between incommensurables, the transition between competing paradigms cannot be made a step at a time, forced by logic and neutral experience. Like the gestalt switch, it must occur all at once (though not necessarily in an instant) or not at all."

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions , 1962, as quoted in The Enneagram of Paradigm Shifting

"In the spiritual traditions from which Jung borrowed the term, it is not the SYMMETRY of mandalas that is all-important, as Jung later led us to believe. It is their capacity to reveal the asymmetry that resides at the very heart of symmetry." 

The Enneagram as Mandala

I have little respect for Enneagram enthusiasts, but they do at times illustrate Mailer's maxim.

My own interests are in the purely mathematical properties of the number nine, as well as those of the next square, sixteen.

Those who prefer bullshit may investigate non-mathematical properties of sixteen by doing a Google image search on MBTI.

For bullshit involving nine, see (for instance) Einsatz  in this journal.

For non-bullshit involving nine, sixteen, and "asymmetry that resides at the very heart of symmetry," see Monday's Mapping Problem continued. (The nine occurs there as the symmetric  figures in the lower right nine-sixteenths of the triangular analogs  diagram.)

For non-bullshit involving psychological and philosophical terminology, see James Hillman's Re-Visioning Psychology .

In particular, see Hillman's "An Excursion on Differences Between Soul and Spirit."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Death on Good Friday

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:07 PM
 

Edward Reed Whittemore Jr. was born
on Sept. 11, 1919, in New Haven, 
where his father was a doctor. 
He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale.
As a sophomore there, with his roommate
James Jesus Angleton (who would later become
the Central Intelligence Agency’s counterintelligence chief),
he founded a literary magazine, Furioso.

— The New York Times

In memoriam:

PART I —

PART II —

  1. Computers in "23"
  2. Der Einsatz
  3. The Borges Compass

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Go Ask Emma*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:07 PM

From Katherine Neville's novel The Eight  (see also April 4, Der Einsatz )—

IMAGE- Porsche racecar decorated with the White Queen, Emma Frost of X-Men

"You walked out of my dreams and into my car…"

* Frost

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Stoner Series

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:00 AM

A reader comments on yesterday afternoon's New York Times
"The Stone" column by Justin E.H. Smith—

"I did indeed appreciate Mr. Smith’s essay.
And I’m curious as to what future contributions of his,
to the Stoner series, that we can look forward to."

From August 24, 2010

Der Einsatz

Motto of Plato's Academy: 'Let no one ignorant of geometry enter'

The Ninefold Square (a 3x3 grid)

Nichts ist wie es scheint.

See also the film
"23— Nichts ist so wie es scheint."

Happy day 23 of Mental Health Month.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday School

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:00 AM

Apollo and the Tricksters

From The Story of N (Oct. 15, 2010)—

Roberta Smith on what she calls "endgame art"—

"Fear of form above all means fear of compression— of an artistic focus that condenses experiences, ideas and feelings into something whole, committed and visually comprehensible."

Margaret Atwood on tricksters and art—

"If it’s a seamless whole you want, pray to Apollo."

Here is some related material In memory of CIA officer Clare Edward Petty, who died at 90 on March 18—

A review of a sort of storyteller's MacGuffin — the 3×3 grid. This is, in Smith's terms, an "artistic focus" that appears  to be visually comprehensible but is not as simple as it seems.

The Hesse configuration can serve as more than a sort of Dan Brown MacGuffin. As a post of January 14th notes, it can (rather fancifullly) illustrate the soul—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110417-AlderTilleyColoredSm.jpg

" … I feel I understand
Existence, or at least a minute part
Of my existence, only through my art,
In terms of combinational delight…."

— Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Magnificent Load

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

From Doonesbury today—

"What a magnificent load"

From this journal (September 20, 2009)—

scheinen
German verb:

  1. to shine; to gleam     
  2. to seem; to appear….

Quine, Pursuit of Truth,
Harvard U. Press, 1990, epigraphs:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/090920-QuineEpigraph.jpg

Google search:

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/090920-SozeinChi.jpg

Der Einsatz

Motto of Plato's Academy: 'Let no one ignorant of geometry enter'

The 3x3 grid

Nichts ist wie es scheint.

See also the film
"23— Nichts ist so wie es scheint."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday September 30, 2009

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 9:48 AM

Midnight in the Garden, Autumn 2009

 

Review:

Der Einsatz

Motto of Plato's Academy: 'Let no one ignorant of geometry enter'

The Ninefold Square (a 3x3 grid)

The New York Times Magazine
on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009:
 

From this journal on the following day, Sept. 21:

Pearl Jam 'Backspacer' album released Sept. 20, 2009

Happy birthday, Stephen King.

Today's previous entry is based on a song, "Unthought Known,"
from the above album; the cover of the album uses the 3×3 grid
shown in Sept. 20's midnight review. For related material
on the unconscious, see June 13-15, 2005.

I know more than Apollo,
For oft when he lies sleeping
I see the stars at mortal wars
In the wounded welkin weeping.

Tom O'Bedlam's Song

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday September 20, 2009

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

Der Einsatz

Motto of Plato's Academy: 'Let no one ignorant of geometry enter'

The 3x3 grid

Nichts ist wie es scheint.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday March 3, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:09 AM
CENTRAL Central Intelligence
 
A Wrinkle in Time:

"Holding hands, they crossed the square. The huge CENTRAL Central Intelligence Building had only one door, but it was an enormous one, at least two stories high and wider than a room, made of a dull, bronzelike material.

'Do we just knock?' Meg giggled."

Tom Raum story on Obama vs. Clinton with associated Miami Herald CIA ad

Detail:

Detail of Tom Raum Obama-Clinton story and associated Miami Herald CIA ad

"Do we just knock?"

"Click PLAY."
_______________________

Related material:

Der Einsatz

 

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday July 30, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM
Garden Party
 
"And the serpent's eyes shine    
As he wraps around the vine…"

In The Garden of Allah

"But not, perhaps,
in the Garden of Apollo":

The Garden of Apollo: The 3x3 Grid

— "Garden Party" —
Log24, April 9, 2007

Related material:

"When, on the last day of February 1953 Francis told her excitedly of the double helix discovery, she took no notice: 'He was always saying that kind of thing.' But when nine years later she heard the news of the Nobel Prize while out shopping, she immediately rushed to the fishmonger for ice to fill the bath and cool the champagne: a party was inevitable."

— Matt Ridley on Odile Crick (The Independent, July 20, 2007), who drew what "may be the most famous [scientific] drawing of the 20th century, in that it defines modern biology," according to Terrence J. Sejnowski, a neuroscientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla quoted by Adam Bernstein in The Washington Post, July 21, 2007

See also "Game Boy"
(Log24 on the Feast
of the Transfiguration–
August 6, 2006):

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tuesday May 1, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM
May 1, 2007
2:45 AM

I could tell you a lot,
but you gotta be
true to your code.
— Sinatra

At the still point…
— Eliot

George Tenet, At the Center of the Storm

da ist der Tanz;
Doch weder Stillstand noch Bewegung.
Und nenne es nicht Beständigkeit,
Wo Vergangenheit und Zukunft sich sammeln.

 
IMAGE- Scenes from 'Der Einsatz' with ninefold square

 
to put one's back
into something
bei etwas
Einsatz zeigen
to up the ante
den Einsatz erhöhen
to debrief den Einsatz
nachher besprechen
to be on duty
im Einsatz sein
mil.to be in action im Einsatz sein
to play for
high stakes
mit hohem
Einsatz spielen

"Nine is a very
powerful Nordic number
."
— Katherine Neville,
The Magic Circle

Happy Walpurgisnacht.
 

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Thursday November 9, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:00 AM

Hour of the Wolf

Today is Schicksalstag, the “day of fate” in German history.

This entry’s time slot, 3:00 AM ET– which some say is the beginning of “the hour of the wolf*”– was reserved earlier for some entry appropriate to the day. (Actual time of this entry: about 12:48 PM ET).

Markus Wolf,
East German Spymaster,
Dies at 83

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006

Filed at 11:16 a.m. ET

BERLIN (AP) — Markus Wolf, the ”man without a face” who outwitted the West as communist East Germany’s long-serving spymaster, died Thursday [Nov. 9, 2006]. He was 83.

Wolf died in his apartment in Berlin, his stepdaughter Claudia Wall said in a statement. The cause of his death, on the 17th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, was not released.


Related material
from Aug. 6, 2006:

 Game Boy

 

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Nine is a very
powerful Nordic number
.”
— Katherine Neville

 
to put one’s back
into something
bei etwas
Einsatz zeigen
to up the ante
den Einsatz erhöhen
to debrief den Einsatz
nachher besprechen
to be on duty
im Einsatz sein
mil.to be in action im Einsatz sein
to play for
high stakes
mit hohem
Einsatz spielen

* “Wolf” — See the etymological notes
in The Shining of May 29.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Saturday September 16, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 PM

The Pope in
Plato's Cave

Those who find the Pope's recent remarks (see the previous entry) on a Byzantine emperor lacking in literary depth may consult the writings of William Butler Yeats on Byzantium quoted in Log24 entries of February 14-16, 2003.  Those entries also refer to a modern version of Plato's cave– the movie theater– and the film "The Recruit." See also a more recent Log24 discussion of that film:

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This supplies a different illustration
of the previous entry's conclusion:

"Nine is a very powerful
Nordic number."

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Sunday August 6, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:00 PM
Game Boy
 
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"Nine is a very
powerful Nordic number
."
— Katherine Neville

 

 
to put one's back
into something
bei etwas
Einsatz zeigen
to up the ante
den Einsatz erhöhen
to debrief den Einsatz
nachher besprechen
to be on duty
im Einsatz sein
mil.to be in action im Einsatz sein
to play for
high stakes
mit hohem
Einsatz spielen

 

Score:

"His music had of course come from Russian folk sources and from Rimsky-Korsakov and from other predecessors, in the way that all radical art has roots. But to be a true modernist, a cosmopolitan in the twentieth century, it was necessary to seem to disdain nationalism, to be perpetually, heroically novel– the more aloof, the better. 'Cold and transparent, like an "extra dry" champagne, which gives no sensation of sweetness, and does not enervate, like other varieties of that drink, but burns,' Stravinsky said about his own Octet, Piano Concerto, and Piano Sonata. The description might be applied to works by Picasso or Duchamp."

— Michael Kimmelman in
  The New York Review of Books,
issue dated Aug. 10, 2006

Perhaps.
But the description
certainly applies to
Bridget Moynahan:

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"… like an 'extra dry' champagne,
which gives no sensation of
sweetness, and does not enervate."

For more on the
"Ice 9" figure, see
Balanchine's Birthday.
 

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