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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Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Tribute Page For Another Bronx-Born Italian: Jake Lamotta

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Though they were born in the same year,
Jake LaMotta outlived my Mother
by forty-six years.

Though they were born in
the same borough of New York,
my Mother's only son will outlive 
Jake Lamotta for at least
one more day.

The "Bronx Bull" is pictured below
with his wife Vicki:

But Jake Lamotta did not become
famous as a family man.

He was a professional boxer
with a career record
of 86 wins, 19 losses,
and 4 draws.

 Losing nineteen bouts
does not a legend make.

Jake Lamotta fought
Sugar Ray Robinson
six times,
losing five times.

Lamotta's last professional fight
was in 1954. 

In 1980,
Jake became a household name
as a result of a movie
about his life.

Raging Bull,
according to better minds
than my own, is
the greatest boxing film
of all-time.

Directed by Martin Scorcese,
it starred Robert Deniro
as Jake Lamotta.



Raging Bull introduced
Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty
to the silver screen.

They portrayed Jake's brother
and the wife with whom
Jake had a tormented
relationship.

The real Jake Lamotta
had seven wives
but only Vicki
(his second wife)
is featured in the film.

As a result of the movie,
the real Vicki Lamotta
posed in Playboy
at the age of fifty. 

Raging Bull
gave birth to the acronym
TGIWFIBAWANC

Thank God It Was Filmed
In Black And White
And Not Color

In Hollywood,
Raging Bull cemented
the names
Scorcese and DeNiro
together and has 
slathering them with
1001 superlatives

The greatest little treasure
of  Raging Bull,
however,
involves another
Italian/American:

Most famous as "Coach"
—the lovable/gullible bartender—
in the TV Series CHEERS,
Nicholas Colasanto
goes 180 degrees
in Raging Bull.

Colasanto played the part
of a menacing, influential
mobster responsible for
the darkest moment
in the boxing career
of Jake Lamotta


***
 
The real
Jake Lamotta 
died yesterday
at the age of ninety-five

 I will close this page
with a quote
from the cinematic
Jake Lamotta:
Rest in peace, Champ 


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Please Don't Get Me Wrong About Jane Fonda

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Unlike the allegedly legitimate media,
I  criticized Jane Fonda's flagrant
mispronunciation of
an important word on 
the 2017 Emmys

But don't get me wrong:
I respect her talents
immensely

Jane won two Academy Awards
and has had a stellar career

Great debate would ensue
if you tried to name
her best film

However,
there is little debate
about which of Jane Fonda movies
had the most enticing
opening credits.

That would be her third film,
made in 1962.

It was entitled
Walk On The Wild Side
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2017 A.D. Does NOT Refer To The Year

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This excerpt
is from an essay entitled
Sex sells—
but Fear and Anxiety sell more

The italicized initials
in the title of this page
represent what the news media
—be it print, TV, radio, or internet—
does on any given day:
There are, a minimum of 
2017 Anxieties Dispensed   

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Footnotes
This page echoes a quote from
the late, great journalist
Eric Sevareid

(1912-1992)
For longer than a decade,
Mr. Sevareid
was the news analyst on
CBS News with Walter Cronkite  
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Monday, September 18, 2017

The Guy Who Said GOD IS DEAD Also Said...

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There are no higher men, we are all equal,
man is man, before God we are all equal.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The quote is from p.222
of the above hyperlink

In the words of
Zeke Theismor de Oposito:
"The quote may be out of context
but no philosopher
speaks with only
one tongue."  


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Footnote
Nietzsche  also said
"I myself have pronounced my laughter holy."
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Her Emmyness Speaketh: Jane Fonda's Covfefe Moment

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On last night's Donald Trump Roast
that doubled as
an award dispensary
...

Jane Fonda coigned a new word:

But the text accompanying 
that hyperlink
fails to acknowledge
her "covfefe" moment

People in covfefe houses
shouldn't throw covfefe

However, 
Ms. Fonda,
pictured here with 
9 to 5  co-stars
Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton,
pronounced her words correctly
in 1980.

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Footnotes
Jane Fonda's creative pronunciation
occurs at the :52 mark
of the :72 video.

But an appreciation
of her film history
can be found
here.

The italic caption is a quote from Hillary Clinton.

You may now google at your own risk
BUT
the next GoFather/Trump page
is
TBD
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Friday, September 15, 2017

How Donald Trump Made American Comedy Great Again

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Jokes come from a place
of pulling your hair out
seeing things that make you cringe
and wanting to make that into
something that will make you laugh.


Quote is from
page 4 of
this book 

The next
GoFather/Trump page
is
here 
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Ground Zero For The Number Zero

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New carbon dating research commissioned
by the University of Oxford into
the ancient Indian Bakhshali manuscript
has revealed it to be hundreds of years older
than initially thought, making it
the world’s oldest recorded origin
of the zero symbol that we use today. 


© Art Daily
9/15/17
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Footnote
The Oxford researcher was asked
"How did you know you discovered
the origin of Zero?"
He replied
"There was nothing to it."

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