It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

This Is Not An Abstract Painting But ... X ... Marks The Spot

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X

It was originally an aerial view
of the road leading to
Friendship Beach
on Long Island.

If it were the actual beach,
the entire caption
(excepting the first line)
would be in this water:



 X
marks the spot
of where I lived
for twenty-five years
(if the first image was
an inch taller). 

If the first image was the actual aerial view,
I would drown in the memories
it would conjure up. 
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The 97th Bullet: They Lurk Behind The Soap

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If cleanliness is next to Godliness,
atheists gather in her shadow.

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 Footnotes
THE 97th BULLET 
is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.
 
Only the first 45 Bullets are linked together
because we do not want to make life easy
for our favorite thieves.
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These Quotes Are So Good ... The New York Review Of Books ...

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(or Gift Cards, if you're not that clever)

Each deck (or set) includes duplicates
of 25 of the greatest literary quotes  

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Catnip Mystery (Comic Relief #2127)

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Harry Bliss
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Poem By Frances Sterling

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It felt like happiness
But it could have been the shoes

Spit-shined for the occasion

Or it could have been the hat

Perfectly angled for the occasion

The shoes?
The hat?

My vertical bookends
 
The chrome dome makes the man
She said
Flinging the hat across the room

A beret is a French frisbee
She said

It landed on St. Anthony

She called that table
Saints Without Candles.
 
Joy awaited with arms outstretched
Happiness has passed the torch.

Neither the shoes 
Nor the hat:

It was her.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Photoverio #287: Plus Signs In The Sky

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© Oliverio
Newport Beach w/Pat and Barry
(2/11/18) 
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Some Brits Sat Around A Table Talking ... One Of Them Said ...

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"I remember one of those American TV shows
—you know, we solve your emotional
and sexual problems by putting you
in front of a studio audience
and making a spectacle
out of you,
and sending the audience home
feeling very glad they are not you."

At Phil and Joanna's #3  

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