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, February 1, 2016

True in the Year 0066 and Equally True In The Year 2016

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Where cash alone is king
what good are laws

Where no man can ever 
win his cause

The cynics, though
they put the times to shame

Will now and then, for pennies,
throw the game

While law's official guardians
sell her dear 
The judge presiding 
as the auctioneer.


Satyrica
(≈ 66 AD)

Translated by
J.P. Sullivan
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Footnotes
Inspired by a character from this book,
Scott Fitzgerald wrote a novel called   Trimalchio
but his wife Zelda suggested a different title.

The novel was re-written
with major alterations  and re-titled
The Great Gatsby.

The next Fitzgerald page is  here.
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