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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Monday, June 29, 2015

This Is Not...This Is...(TIN/TI #8)

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 THIS IS NOT Brad Pitt ... THIS IS  Brad Pitt
                                                                  


















The man on the left is
Hermann Rorschach

His face is not as famous
as his  ink blot.
                     

The next page in
this series is  here.


The next Rorschach
page is  there. 
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Alice In Puzzleland: More B'day Gifts For The 150-Yr-Old Girl

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Photo courtesy of the New York Times

"We should all 
  look this good
  on our 150th
  birthday"

    Raymond Smullyan








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Footnotes
The Lewis Carroll School of Logic would not exist
if  it weren't for  Alice In WonderLand.

I would not be confidently teaching a Logic Class now if I hadn't
read the literature of  Mr. Smullyan  forty years ago.

One of his books is entitled What Is The Name Of This Book.

He is ninety-six years old and still treating logic
like silly putty. I am so damn jealous.

Have a nice day, especially you, Mrs. CarPeo.  
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Who Was The Greatest Man That Ever Got Chalk On his Coat?

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If you have an IQ above room temperature
and are willing to  waste  three minutes
of your time

will answer that question

If this song does not make you laugh,
change the temperature!

Nikolay Ivanovich Lobachevsky
The Answer

The New Math is
here 

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Photoverio © (#109): Private Art Exhibit @ CSULB

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© Oliverio
The Smiley Garden


 

© Oliverio
Celebration Of  The Lizard



© Oliverio
Crowning The Sleeping Obelisk  



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Eight Is NOT Enough (The Book Of Gus #9)

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5 billowy  C  words  +  4 other  C  definitions
 












CONCISION: A language no one speaks anymore.

CORSET: Prevents having children.

CRUCIFIX: Looks good in an alcove and on the guillotine

CUT-RATE: Good name for a shop: inspires confidence.
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Only 92 pages!





























Born in France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert  died in 1880 
but  THE DICTIONARY OF ACCEPTED IDEAS
was not published until 1913.

The original title, translated to English, 
was  THE DICTIONARY OF RECEIVED IDEAS.

Someone named  Kafka  was maddeningly influenced 
by this dictionary and other Flaubert books. 

I wish I had read anything by Flaubert forty years ago.

I read this dictionary forty days ago.

At least half of the 800 definitions
could have been written
four days ago.

Flaubert's dictionary 
should be 
required reading for anyone who breathes.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Adan And Eva + Pistil Pete

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At this hour, their mood is
the opposite of dour:                                  

             Eva  is jumping for joy
                                                   Adan  believes in Flower Power
 
© Oliverio
Illustrated by Mrs. CarPeo
The next Adan + Eva page is  here. 
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

VERBATIM From The NYT: Jackie Robinson Of The N.Y.P.D.

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Samuel J. Battle 
New York Times Photo
(1941) 

It is odd that Samuel J. Battle, the first black officer in the New York Police Department, is not a larger part of our city’s lore. He was a giant man—6-foot-3 and nearly 300 pounds—who more than 100 years ago led the integration of the department, then essentially an Irish-American enclave.

Mr. Battle’s arc from humble Southern roots through racist barriers in New York would be a familiar story, like the stories of other black pioneers. But he was largely forgotten until a veteran New York journalist followed a trail that led to a remarkable discovery.



The New York Times article continues  here.
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Attention STONERS: You Gotta Dig Him: He is Chronic

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Melancholia
The artist's name 
is pronounced 
Chronic
as in "chronic weed"

The artist
who created these 
eight paintings is 
CRANACH

 
Lucretia

His first name was
Lucas and he

is known as 

Lucas Cranach
The Elder


Because he 
was older than
Lucas Cranach
The Younger

 
 

The Procuress



CRANACH 
 The Elder 
 died in 
 1553.
















The Fountain of Youth

The Three Graces



























Oh, by the way
let us have a
Silent Moment
of Gratitude
for what the
Supreme Court 
did yesterday...







Hercules and Anteus

It is now a federal law
that anyone, anywhere
in the United States
can marry anyone
in these United States,
regardless of gender.
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Photoverio © (#108): Only The Photographer's Shadow (+ Elvis)...

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© Oliverio
Only the Photographer's Shadow
Can step on his  Blue Suede Shoes
(Casa Del Mar Patio)
6-15-15  










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Photoverio © (#107): Private Exhibit At MOLAA

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© Oliverio
Rorschach Pond

(Located behind the MOLAA Fountain)
 ⬇

 

The next Rorschach page is  here. 
 
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Letter To A 150-Year-Old Girl

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Dear Alice

The chair you are
looking at may need
re-upholstering but 
you look great
for someone whose
150th birthday 
is next month.

Never in the history
of the English language
has a girl fallen 
soooo deeply into 
the consciousness
of any former 
or present 
child.

 
Your Wonderland Adventures
were born in England 
in 1865.

At that time, England's
former North American
colonies were busy 
exterminating one 
another.

If your creator's
day job had been 
at Harvard University–
instead of being 
a mathematician 
at Oxford University–
American History might have gone through the looking glass 
and our Civil War might have been much more civil and much less deadly.


Sincerely yours,
Mr. and Mrs. CarPeo


Postscripts:
We have eternal gratitude
to you and Lewis Carroll 
for helping to make 
Nonsense an eternal
Art Form.

The 1951 picture of you is 
an animation cel from here
and the 1865 book cover 
is from there.    ________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Problem With Monolith Man's Better Half...

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© Oliverio
Sam and Grace



When the right half 
of this image ➞ ➞

was the home page 
on my smart phone,

I would become 
totally fixated
and oblivious 
to all else.

As if I held in my hand, not a smart phone but a museum piece.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

I Wish This Were An Ugly Monolith

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© Oliverio
Father forgive me
for I have...






If this monolithic man were ugly
then I could smother his face
with icons: those cutesy
little squares with
rounded corners












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It Is BANKSY Intervention Time

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All of the Banksy images are from  here
but related images can be found there.

Click  here  for the next Banksy page.    
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Is That The Reincarnation Of Mickey Mantle?

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The seated man on the dais is NOT 
the "reincarnation" of Mickey Mantle 
and  the aproned man is NOT
the "reincarnation" of Helen Mirren 
because Ms. Mirren is still 
alive and well.

However, she recently starred in a movie 
about a Gustav Klimt painting
but not the one 
adjacent to Mr. Apron.

The Klimt  painting sold for $42 million,
dwarfing the sale price of the other  
"Nazi-plundered" painting
featured on the previous page.

If the art auctioned 
at this  Sotheby's London event
were a baseball team, 
the  "Gurlitt-plundered" painting
would have been a third-string shortstop
and the Degas Dancer would have been Willie Mays!


Thank God Mr. Mays is still alive and well.




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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Nazi-looted Painting From Munich Fetches $2.9 Million"

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YAHOO NEWS  scooped the story 4 hours ago!

I am writing this at 7PM on June 24, 2015

The painting was auctioned at Sotheby's London today
and it was expected to sell for–at most–$800,000.

It "fetched"  ₤1.865 million ($2.92 million).
 


But the story began in 1939, 
when the painting in this image
was stolen by the Nazis
and the theft was witnessed
by the thirteen year-old
nephew of its rightful owner.



The painting did not re-surface
until two years ago when it was found–along with 
twelve hundred other pieces of art–in a Munich 
apartment occupied by  the son of Hildebrandt Gurlitt 
who was handpicked by Hermann Goering to supervise 
art looted from Jews in Germany and elsewhere.

Only two pieces of the  "Gurlitt trove"  have been 
returned to their  rightful heirs.

The painting  in the image is one of them.

Max Liebermann's  Two Riders On The Beach
is the first one to be put up for auction.

David Toren,  the rightful heir to the painting–
and eye-witness to its theft–is now blind. 
 
Click  here  for a 2014 interview with Mr. Toren. 

The next Gurlitt page is  there.
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Another Prediction: For Baseball Fans Only

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The  Los Angeles Angels  will end the season 
as the most balanced team in baseball,
having an equal number of 
victories and defeats.



BUT the smile on 
will continue to 
glow undiminished.
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They Were There In A Previous Year (The Book Of Gus #8)

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Grassy undulations marked the cliffs
composed of soft brown earth that,
in hardening, had turned into 
a wall of gray rock.


They stumbled over the sticky grasses
sometimes leaping over crevasses.
Bouvard sat near the bank and
contemplated the waves,
thinking of nothing, 
fascinated,
inert.

Bouvard And Pecochet


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Footnotes
The 21st Century image of  Port en Bessin is from  here.
Bouvard and Pecochet were there in the 19th Century.

If less than one million and one artists and writers were influenced by–
or descended from–Flaubert's novel, I will eat my beret!

The most obvious descendent in American culture
is the films of Laurel and Hardy.
 
Port en Bessin is in Normandy, France.

Our  BOOK OF GUS began  there.

Eight is enough.

Until later.
 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Poem By West Coast Bound Woman

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Sigh! California has no lightnin' bugs.
He  will need to give me lots o' hugs.

I have never made shortenin' bread.
He'll make me tofu bread instead.


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Footnote
POEM BY WEST COAST BOUND WOMAN + images
are copyrighted property of LCSoL.
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This Is Not...This Is...(TIN/TI #7)

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          ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT  from Jonathon Swift


         THIS IS  obviously from  Mr. Swift 
    ⬇              



 





The Peetnik Literary
Salon unanimously 
agrees that the 
upper quote
is from
Ernest 
Hemingway's
best short story.

As for the author ➞
of  Gulliver's Travels,
the man who is known as  
The Godfather of Satire  also wrote 
suggested a cure for population control.*

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Footnotes
The GodFather of these pages is partial to the original prayer that Hemingway mimicked.

The OUR FATHER is exactly one half of my daily mantra.

The other half is the HAIL MARY.

Presently, the second half of the mantra will result
in a satisfying conclusion  to the Mary Pickford pages.    

*
If Jonathon Swift's  A Modest Proposal  does not make you laugh,
see a doctor as soon as possible.

This page is dedicated to the memory of my cousin, Richard Kampe.

The images are from Jay Pegg and Jayne Pegg, respectively.

I am not a name-dropper. I do not drop names.
I smash them against the wall and watch the shards sparkle.
- Paul Pretenchio © 

The next  TIN/TI  page is  here.
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Monday, June 22, 2015

My Prediction

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Max Liebermann
Two Riders On A Beach  (1901)

Two days from now, 
this painting will be  
auctioned at Sotheby's  
in London. 

It is expected to sell  
for as much as  
$800,000. 


  




I predict it will sell for  at least double that amount.

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Letter From A Hanging Plant

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© Oliverio
CSULB  6/20/15


Dear Mr. CarPeo



I wish you
and Mrs. CarPeo
peace and happiness
with all of your 
Pickford pages.



Sincerely, 
Felicia Fuschia



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.............This Image Is Dedicated To My Frog Loving Sister.............

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Majesty of the Ancient Maya:
Treasures of an Extraordinary Civilisation  

on view in Liverpool


Frogographer =  Ignacia Guevara

   
© Art Daily 
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mary Pickford (Page 1)

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 Mary Pickford as Judy Abbott in
Daddy-Long-Legs  (1919) plots
the ultimate crime: stalking a doll that she
 plans to snatch from a spoiled rich girl 
and give to a deathly ill girl at the asylum.

The image of  Mary Pickford  is from a film 
released the year after World War I ended.

The caption is verbatim and the photograph
appears in this book:

If there was ever a woman more important to the 
history of Hollywood than Ms. Pickford,
she has yet to be born.

Unfortunately, history has often been ignored
but, in 1999,  Kevin Brownlow  did 
a masterful job of reversing that trend.


(1892-1979)


Mary Pickford was once
the most famous woman
in the world.

The first actress to be known as
was more popular than
the two men 
in the next 
photo.






One of those men 
is Charlie Chaplin.

The other is 
Douglas Fairbanks.









QUEEN OF THE MOVIES and 
THE WOMAN WHO MADE HOLLYWOOD
are two  other books about Mary. 


Mr. Brownlow's book 
was co-published by 
the same film Academy
which annually awards
Oscars to the worthy.


In 1927,  Ms. Pickford was the Founding Mother
of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The other publisher of 
MARY PICKFORD REDISCOVERED
is Henry A. Abrams who is no stranger 
to the GoFather of Math pages.

I will end this page with the words
Miss Pickford said to Mr. Brownlow in 1965:

I think Oscar Wilde wrote a poem about
a robin who loved a white rose. He loved it so much
that he pierced his breast and let his heart's blood
turn the white rose red. Maybe this sounds
very sentimental, but for anybody 
who has loved a career as much
as I've loved mine,
there can be no shortcuts. 
******************  

to be continued 
after serious consultation
with Kevin Brownlow's 
book designer
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

This Is Not...This Is...(TIN/TI #6)

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           ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT from The Little Shop of Horrors



   THIS IS  from  The Little Shop of Horrors 
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Footnotes
Mr. and Mrs. CarPeo are grateful to  RLS  for his Ebell  Essay. 

THIS  is a song from a previous incarnation of the man-eating plant
in the  Little Shop  of Horrors. This song tells a story about
a woman-hungry man who loves a girl named Bernie.

The man-eating plant was named Audrey.

The next page in this series is  here. 
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Photoverio © (#106): The Wallter C. Wall Art Institute

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By the time you read this...
© Oliverio
Pfeiffer Pfunday # 9 


The Twoody Mensional 
students will have 
graduated from 
Wallter C. Wall 
Art Institute.


They will now 
leap into  life
with 
Three 
Dimensions

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Footnotes
The text on this page is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The sibling students are Wonor, Alweeze and Zackly Twoody-Mensional. 
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Give Me The Voices Of Jon Stewart, Thomas Edison, Philip Roth, Tony Soprano, Sinatra and Derek Jeter (Comic Relief #467)

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J. C. Duffy
From New Yorker Magazine
 
With Bonus Duffy Cartoon :





























The next New Yorker page is  here.
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