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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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 40th Bullet: Your Tongue

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If the cat has got your tongue, 
don’t feed him until he gives it back.

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Footnote 
THE 40th BULLET  is the copyrighted property of   LCSoL.

The next  "bullet" is  here. 
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Operator, I'd Like To Order Fifteen Minutes Of Fame...

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For the woman in the next booth

© Billy Name 
Andy in a phone booth




Exhibition of
Black and white
Photographs from
Andy Warhol's
Factory opens 
In London




© artdaily.org




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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Photoverio © (#135): Padded Wagon Through "Stain Glass"

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© Oliverio
A commuter's view

Sometimes staining glass requires only a dirty window.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Perversion Of Memory

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My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; 
most of which never happened.
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The Human Equation

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The only problem with the human equation
 is that too many variables are in 
direct contradiction 
with each other.

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Footnote
The quote is from Paul Oliverio and is the copyrighted property of LCSoL. 
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Friday, September 25, 2015

The GoFather's Lament

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The paucity of pages
for this month of September
leads me to remember...

Ninety-five pages of August:
photogenic, whimsical and robust.

Time + Life
alters its range.

The only thing
constant is change.


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Footnote
THE GOfATHER'S LAMENT is the copyrighted property of LCSoL
but the last line is from  Heraclitus.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

As Ever, This Door Is For You, Mr. Fitzgerald

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425 Madison Avenue, #1001
Never before has a door

inspired me to buy a book.



Never before have I entered an office 

where Scott Fitzgerald had been.

He had been there many times.



I was there only once,

by an act of providence.
 



As Ever, Scott Fitz


Scott Fitzgerald was born
on September 24, 1896.

Today is his 119th birthday.

His only literary agent,
Harold Ober, opened 
this office in 1929.

The letters from Scott
to Harold are virtually all
words of gratitude for money
received and pleas for 
more of the same.





Most of Scott's letters were in the latter category and his only
collateral was Mr. Fitzgerald's literary creativity.

But Scott's literary reputation and output 
for most of the 1930's was negligible.

His living (and family) expenses for that decade 
were just the opposite.

It suffices to say that Harold Ober had the patience 
of a saint and the generosity of a Santa Claus.

He could also see into the future.

Twenty-five thousand copies of Fitzgerald's 
GREAT GATSBY were sold during the author's life time. 

Today,  twenty-five million copies of the book 
have been sold world-wide.

The domestic gross  of the most recent 
GREAT GATSBY film is approximately $150 million.

If it were possible in 2015, on the occasion
of his 119th birthday, for Scott Fitzgerald 
to walk into the office of Harold Ober Associates, 
the gratitude would be exponential but directed at–
not originating from–Scott.

Since the author's literary reputation and financial value
are presently sky-high, the office–without prompting–
would give Mr. Fitzgerald a gazillion dollars.

We are all entitled to dream.

          
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Footnote
The next Fitzgerald page is  here.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

And Then GOD Said...

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Pope Francis sat with President Obama  this morning.

Tomorrow, Francis will be at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

On Friday, the Pope will be at Madison Square Garden.

Of course, my eyes will be focused on these events

because I observe a lot by watching 

and there is no one, at this time,

I would rather sit with 

than  Yogi Berra.

Lawrence Peter   "Yogi"  Berra

born:May 12, 1925     died: September 22,2015 

R.I.P.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Photoverio © (#134): And Then There Was Light

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© Oliverio
Evergreen Midnight
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

He Said...She Said...(He/She #44) ©

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"Why do you always yell at me?"

"Always? What a feminine choice of words.
 I do not always yell. If I did, one of us
 would have filed for divorce by now."

"Very true. So what should we do?"

"I could stop yelling altogether
 and act more like you."

"That would be nice. But how
  would you do that?"

"Instead of yelling, whenever I get the urge...
  I will just let out a few good primal screams."

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Quoting J.C.

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All that money gives you
is the state [of mind]
to not have to worry
about having money.
Johnny Carson

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Footnote
To translate Mr. Carson's quote into the lingo of   Yogi Berra:
Having money means not having to worry about having money.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

A Nonsense Poem For Scott And Zelda

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In 1936,
was created by 
Scott Fitzbubble


In 1932,
was created by 
Zelda Fitzlabra


In 2015,
I wanna holla'
for verses created by
a Fitzgerald schola'


Amateur: yes
Spelling: a mess
Disguising facts:
triple YES!
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Footnote
The next Fitzgerald page is  here.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

WE Shall Return...

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Due to technical difficulties, 
no new GoFather pages will be posted 
for the time being.

There are already 2660 pages 
of the GODFATHER OF MATH trilogy.

Feel free to explore them and enjoy them.

But WE shall return...

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Cloud Director

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© Oliverio
Hazeburg, 2005
I've looked at clouds
from both sides now
from up and down
and still somehow
its cloud illusions 
I recall I really
don't know 
clouds 
at all
Joni Mitchell 
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Monday, September 7, 2015

Best Friends

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A Lie can be
The Best Friend
The Truth will ever have.

Without the Lie,
The Truth would have
No Place to Hide.

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Footnote
BEST FRIENDS is the copyrighted proerty of LCSoL.
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Can A Glove Be A Gloov?

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Tis sad but true
that a shoe
can be a
choo

Please
don't panic
but a shoe can
also be a blahnik







If you are daring,
click  here 
or  there 




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Photoverio © (#133): Walk, Don't Walk

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God Bless our Freedom of Choice!
© Oliverio
Some English-reading skills required 
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The Culinary Conundrum

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Q:  When is 99 more than 100?



A: When the numbers 
        are  used to operate  
     a microwave oven.

Compare the results
when your "cook time" is 100 

The image is from  here
but the conundrum is from LCSoL.
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Vito, Guido, Frodo, Freddy + Two Famous People

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And I am one of those Oliverios!
The 1st famous person
is Hall of Famer
Joe Torre.

The 2nd famous person
is wearing a black blazer.

But Tony Oliverio
is only famous
to people named 
Oliverio.




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Photoverio © (132): She Walked Down The Stairs

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© Oliverio
Saw Mill Sunday #3


She walked down the stairs 
into the arms of  a very very
hungry plant...

Only to be 
rescued by her
Knight in Rusty Armor


(You can't see him
but–trust me– 
he was there)

 

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Photoverio © ( #131): There Is No Truth...

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© Oliverio
Saw Mill Sunday #2


There is no truth 
to the rumor that         
O(as in OliveriO) 
is my new Wellness Studio
where all clients get
a mantra that must
contain the word
TOFU 
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Poem From A Fence Post

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i have a nose (albeit twisted)
and a mouth (half-hidden)
with dandruff on my forehead
 
but i have no eyes
and 
no upper-case letters

i need none of those things 
because
i  am only a fence post

the brick walk looks up to me

so does the grass

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Footnote
POEM FROM A  FENCE POST is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The image is Photoverio © # 130.5.
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From The Daily Beast: Another Prescient Author

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AP Photo/ Amy Sancetta 


HOW
J.D SALINGER
SAID GOODBYE
TO WORLD WAR II






Seventy years ago, on September 2, 1945, World War II 
came to an official end in a surrender ceremony 
between the Allied powers and Japan aboard 
the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
 

The entire world is quietly at peace. 
The holy mission has been completed, 
declared General Douglas MacArthur, 
who presided over the signing 
of the surrender documents.
 

But for many who fought in World War II, 
there would be no peace when they returned home. 

Few writers understood this phenomenon as well as 
J.D. Salinger, himself a veteran, and as we mark 
the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, 
it’s a good time to take a close look at Salinger’s 
little-known short story about a World War II 
homecoming, The Stranger, which also 
marks its 70th anniversary this year.
 

The story appeared in the December 1, 1945, 
issue of Collier’s magazine. 

Salinger never included it in his 1953 collection, 
Nine Stories, and so “The Stranger” remains 
largely unread today, even by Salinger diehards. 

The passage of time has not dimmed the story’s 
prescient depiction of what we now call 
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

Descended from the late,
lamented  NEWSWEEK  Magazine
















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Footnote
The other "prescient author" page, regarding World War II,  is  here.

It is deservedly separated from this page by a mock news report
and a cute New Yorker cartoon.

The next Salinger page is  here. 
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

From The Onion News Network: NASA Intervention

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NASA Deploys Congressional Rover 
To Search For Funding


WASHINGTON—
Calling the program “the most crucial in the agency’s history,”
researchers at NASA announced Wednesday they have
successfully deployed a Special Exploratory Rover 
to Congress as part of an open-ended mission
 to seek out any possible trace 
of funding on Capitol Hill
... 


The Onion
"All the news that is worth creating"
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Curbside At CurBucks (Comic Relief #649)

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Danny Shanahan
Or is it a CAAnine  Meeting?
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The Great Gatsby Predictor in 1935

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Folks, here’s Poke McFiddle bringing you the big battle
in Central Europe. Take it away, Poke.
 
Good morning, folks—it’s just dawn over here but everybody’s up
—yes, sir, everybody’s on hand—a cast of twenty million—
the greatest ever assembled. 

Before I begin I want to tell you who’s in this corner. 

Folks, I’m five miles behind the lines in a dug-out with some of the finest men I ever met. I’ll just introduce you before the boys get going—here’s a delegation of cabinet ministers and half a dozen generals and presidents and a couple of stuffed Kings all just as eager to see the sport as you are, gentlemen—just as near to it as a periscope will let them get.

Set your clocks by that bomb, folks, it’s zero hour minus one minute—and now boy! are they laying down a hot barrage! Here, I’m going to turn’ you over to the heavy artillery for a minute. BOOM! That was a big one—sounded like the Fourth, eh? 


Ha-ha-ha.

While the boys are waiting to go over, everyone of them happy as jack rabbits, I’m going to let you hear this military band swinging the lads into battle. Take it, Tony. BOOM! I’m sorry, folks. That band doesn’t exist any more. You see, the enemy are putting down a barrage, too. Incidentally, just before the boys go over, I’m going to turn the mike over to our commercial man who’s got some Big News for you. I’ll be back in a flash with a crash… 


Hello, America. This program, the first battle ever broadcast, comes to you through the courtesy of the Jitka Arms Works, who are supplying the ammunition for both sides. You can’t fight battles with duds—you need a Cool Clean Burst. I want to remind you of our little prize contest: you simply buy a package of our cartridges at your sporting store, tear off the top and write your guess at the number of casualties for the day. Whoever is nearest— 

Sorry to interrupt, folks, we’ll hear more from Jitka later—about that Clean Cool Burst. 

But just now the boys are going over—and are they hitting that front line! This is War! They’re piling in, and watching them through this periscope is a sight to see. They’re down—they’re up, they’re up—they’re down for good. But that’s only one wave, folks, and they’re plenty more. Incidentally, the noise isn’t static, it’s machine-gun fire coming to you courtesy of—
 

Let me tell you, the men in this dugout are wild! They’d give anything to be in there, but they’re too old and they’re needed back here to run things. Or else, how could we be bringing you this fine broadcast, courtesy of A. B. C. and the Jitka Arms Company…
 

…Folks, the show seems to be over for the day and now we’re going to take you out on the battlefield where all the Red Cross people are doing a fine job picking up some of the boys. 
Take it, Ned…
 

Hello, America. I’m going to let one boy speak for twenty thousand of them. Here he is, a fine boy—or he was this morning—and glad and proud he had the chance to do it. Speak up, son, you’re talking to half a billion people.
“Hello. Mother—goodbye, Mother.”
Thanks, son. Oh-oh! That was too much for him.
Take it away, Poke.
 
Folks, we’re having a little champagne dinner back here outside the dugout—and do we need it! 

But it seems to be getting suddenly misty in this neighborhood, very misty. And it’s beginning to smell funny. I don’t like it—it’s GAS, folks—GAS! And I can’t find my mask! Hey, my job is giving it out, not taking it…
 
…The time is eight o’clock. All you truckers on your toes! Prince Paul Obaloney of Dance Hall Society will give us a lesson in the Slinky-winky Blues.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Written in 1935


The Broadcast 
We Almost Heard
Last September
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Footnote
Mr. Fitzgerald's image may be pixilated
but his words will never be outdated.

World War II "officially" began in September, 1939.

The United States did not engage in its combat until December, 1941.

World War II officially ended on September 2, 1945.

The next Fitzgerald page is  here.
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