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


______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Thursday, March 31, 2016

.......... We Interrupt The Norton Simon Pages For This Important Announcement From One Of Our Favorite Non-Sponsors ............

________________________________________________________________________________________________


The next Fitzgerald page is  here.

________________________________________________________________________________________________


A Norton Simon Stealthiverio Photograph Dedicated To JD + DT

________________________________________________________________________________________________

A detail from Auguste Rodin's
The Burghers of Calais
⬇︎ 

© Oliverio

***

In the middle of the 20th Century, 
a middle-class kid I did be
with a six-legged cultural boundary:

Willie Mays, Ed Sullivan, Bobby Vee
plus 3 networks w/ middle letter  B
as in NBC, CBS and ABC.

In 1961,   Jimmy Durante  was a guest
on  Make Room For Daddy.

At a museum,  Danny Thomas and Jimmy Durante
encounter The Thinker, a life-size sculpture.


 Jimmy exclaims: 
"I know what he is thinking!
He's thinking Where did I leave my clothes?"

This was my first exposure to the art of  Auguste Rodin.

By the end of the 20th Century,
thanks to an extraordinary museum in Pasadena,
I knew that "burgers" could be spelt
with an h without adding ham. 
      
Auguste Rodin 
The Burghers of Calais
(1884-1895)

The next GoFather/Norton Simon page is  here.     
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Another Norton Simon Stealth Photograph By Photoverio ©©©

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Henry Moore 
Three Standing Figures
(1953)

I was four years old when 
Mr. Moore brought this sculpture
to life but I will now do 
what four thousand people
have done before me:
I will give names to those three figures.

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
symbolizes my connection
to the Norton Simon Museum.

PAST
When I lived in Burbank,
  I visited the Pasadena museum
frequently and loved every minute of it.

(Despite the shock to the system
when they dis-allowed smoking
on the premises.)

PRESENT
Exactly one week ago today,
I returned to the Norton Simon
for the first time in twelve years.

The mixture of memories, fun,
"stealth photography,"
and aesthetic appreciation
were thoroughly intoxicating.

My gratitude to my best friend
in Long Beach cannot be measured,
partly because he–not me–did the driving.

FUTURE
I eagerly await a double-date
at the Norton Simon:
my best friend with his wife
plus Mr. And Mrs. CarPeo.

The next Stealthiverio/Norton Simon page is  here. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photoverio © (# 177): Stealth Photography At The Norton Simon

________________________________________________________________________________________________



Aristde Maillol
The Three Graces
a/k/a
Three Nymphes
(1930-1937)

© Oliverio 2x
Please visit the next page
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Gigli's Girls With A Few Words From The King

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Window
(1960) 

The theme song of this page
is sung by
Elvis Presley. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Nathanael And Jasper

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Jasper Johns
Grey Numbers
1957








Numbers constitute 
the only universal  language.
Nathanael West             






________________________________________________________________________________________________
Footnote
The next Nathanael West-inspired GoFather page is  here.
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, March 28, 2016

A Poem By William Carlos Williams

________________________________________________________________________________________________


What have I to say to you
When we shall meet?
Yet—
I lie here thinking of you.

The stain of love
Is upon the world.
Yellow, yellow, yellow,
It eats into the leaves,
Smears with saffron
The horned branches that lean
Heavily
Against a smooth purple sky.

There is no light—
Only a honey-thick stain
That drips from leaf to leaf
And limb to limb
Spoiling the colours
Of the whole world.

I am alone.
The weight of love
Has buoyed me up
Till my head
Knocks against the sky.

See me!
My hair is dripping with nectar—
Starlings carry it
On their black wings.
See, at last
My arms and my hands
Are lying idle.

How can I tell
If I shall ever love you again
As I do now?  

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Inversion Therapy Has Countless Health Benefits...

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Even without 
spike legs and chain link hair

Roland Penrose
Octavia
(1939) 

...
This page was created
by a former card-carrying Asthmatic
who would be dead
if it weren't for 
inversion therapy!

It also explains why
Michelle Obama
is a role model  
________________________________________________________________________________________________


A Quote From When Surname WEST Represented Intelligence

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Nathanael WEST
(1903-1940)
No Relation to Kanye 

The next GoFather/Nathanael West page is  here. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Quoting The GodMother Of The Lewis Carroll School Of Logic

________________________________________________________________________________________________


The first sign of decline:
when personnel became human resources.


Mrs. Carpeo
a/k/a
Mrs. Oliverio
  
________________________________________________________________________________________________
 Footnote
QUOTING THE SMARTER HALF is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Walla Walla Winery Goes Binary

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Sip and Savor the Psychedelic Syrah

And on  you  Tuble,  
get bubbly with
Purple Hazably
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photoverio © (# 176): War Is Not A Card Game

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio

Once upon a time,
we thought 
we could

Win a war with
a straight flush

Shock and Awe
shove and push:

The 9/11 response of George W. Bush


We now know
and understand

This was not
a winning hand


________________________________________________________________________________________________
Footnote
WAR IS NOT A CARD GAME is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Friday, March 25, 2016

Garry Shandling, RIP

________________________________________________________________________________________________

“What I want at my funeral is a boxing referee 
who can count to five and say, 
‘He’s not getting up.’ ”

Garry Seinfeld
(with Jerry Seinfeld)

Garry Shandling
Born: November 29, 1949
Died: March 26, 2016

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The VERMIN SAINT Created by Maloney The Areopoagite

________________________________________________________________________________________________

"If you are interested,
I will give you a short summary of his life"



The Institute of Inane Research
has discovered the only shrine dedicated to St. Puce:

It can be found in the Writer's Room
of a sit-com whose main character
got his name from a 1938 story:
Day of The Locust
by Nathanael West.

Mr. West's first published novella,
The Dream Life of Balso Snell
documents the existence
of the Holy Flea.


_______________________________________________________________________________________________
Footnotes
Balso Snell's Dream Life was originally published in 1931.

Another vermin  was sanctified in 2013.

But unlike the Holy Flea,
He is ensconced in the Holy See.

The text photograph  is from
page 115 of this edition of
The Dream Life Of Balso Snell

The next Nathanael West page is  here.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

   

She Said I Must Have Been Dreaming

________________________________________________________________________________________________

I was awakened by a hand

I couldn't breath because
it was covering my face

Breathing normaized within seconds
sleep normalized within  minutes

****


She said I must have been dreaming
She said that on the phone
from three thousand
                      miles away

                        But she was wrong

                     Her hand has a very big reach

Almost as big as her heart               

Soon–very soon

Soon–very soon
Soon–very soon
Soon–very soon

We will  be this close:

With no more virtual emotions
or actual miles between us

When all phone calls
will be upstairs/downstairs
conversations
 

________________________________________________________________________________________________
Footnote
SHE SAID I MUST HAVE BEEN DREAMING
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.
________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Sesquipadelian "Corporate Philanthropy-Misanthropy Ratio"

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Excluding the excremental profusions from the mouth 
of Donald Trump–when the ratio is as low as 1:7777
the Corporate Philanthropy-Misanthropy Ratio 
has not deviated substantially from 
the ratio of one act of corporate  benevolence
to seven hundred and seventy acts
of corporate malevolence.

The 1:770 ratio was determined 
by  ONION NEWS 
eighteen years ago.

This means that every time a corporation
rewards a student scholarship, there are
seven hundred and seventy corporate instances of deceit,
corruption, environmental pollution or tax-dodging.

To simplify the ONION's
 Philanthropy-Misanthropy Ratio:
it represents the yin-yang
behavior of corporations
as a ratio of good deeds to bad deeds.

The next Donald Trump page is  here. 

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Is That Kafka? 99 Finds ... Is A Book That Doubles As A Museum

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Honored guests at this banquet!
It is true that I have a set
a world record, but if you
were to ask me how I achieved it,
I would be unable to answer you
to your satisfaction. 
You see, I actually cannot swim at all.

I have always wanted to learn,
but I have never found
the opportunity.
So how did it happen that 
my fatherland sent me 
to the Olympiad? 

That is exactly the question
that concerns me, too.



 This is an excerpt of an incomplete 
 Kafka story included as one of
 ninety-nine items presented 
 in  Kurt Beals' new book.

"Find #13" answers the question
 What color are Kafka's eyes?

 Unfortunately, five different 
 answers are given by people 
 who,  in fact, actually
 knew the man.

 However, the question
 What was Kafka's favorite song
 is answered in an exhibited
 postcard written to 
 his "little sister."

 His favorite song is 
"Now Farewell, You Little Alley."  


 Mr. Beals has also authored 
 a three-volume biography 
 of Franz Kafka.   

 The excerpt at the top of this page 
 was given a title by Beals: Kafka Dreams of an Olympian Victory.

The next GoFather/KAFKA page is  here. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Photoverio © (# 175): Alfred E. Neuman Loves Long Beach

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photoverio © (#174): Five Of A Kind + Palm Tree

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio
________________________________________________________________________________________________


A Post-Humous Autograph For Sale While You Are Pre-Humous

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Post-Humously Autographed By Diego Rivera

© Oliverio

All interested parties:
Please contact this web site
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Did You Hear The One About The Dog Who Cast A Big Shadow?

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio
Peninsula Pup 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photoverio © (#173): Still Life With Twigs

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Young, Willing And Cable TV

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio



We all are able
to have cable
and when all
is unspooled
the opposite
of a fool
has a
table
________________________________________________________________________________________________
Footnote
YOUNG, WILLING AND CABLE TV is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.
________________________________________________________________________________________________


All Right, Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready For My Close-up

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Sunset Boulevard
a/k/a
Bulwar Zachadzacego Stonca
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Imagine A Story About HOMER SIMPSON Without Donuts!

________________________________________________________________________________________________

You wouldn't have to imagine anything
if you read a 1937 Nathanael West novel
featuring a character named Homer Simpson
and inspiring  Matt Groenig  to use
that same name  many years later.

The two Homer Simpsons have as much in common
as the horse chestnut and the chestnut horse.

© Oliverio
Day Of The Locust
________________________________________________________________________________________________
Footnotes
In 1975, there was a  film version  of Day Of The Locust.

Donald Sutherland  played the part of Homer Simpson.

The next GoFather/Nathanael West page is  here.
 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Old Man Mo' Is Still On The Go (Comic Relief #1042)

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Harry Bliss

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photoverio © (#172): CAN WE TALK?

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio
Can we talk?  
Dedicated to the woman who signed
my first California paycheck
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Life Line New Yorker Cover

________________________________________________________________________________________________


If Donald Trump went
 Through the Looking Glass

The next Trump page is  here. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Photoverio © (#171): Come, Don't Come

________________________________________________________________________________________________


© Oliverio
Sky City Casino
10/15/15
________________________________________________________________________________________________



Written in 1989: Fifty Years After The Fair

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fifty years after the fair
The picture I have is so clear
Underneath the clouds in the air
Rose the trylon and the perisphere
And that for me was the finest of scenes
That perfect world across the river in queens



Twehty-five years after 
this New York World's Fair...
There was another New York World's Fair
in the exact same place.

Fifty times, I got free entry into the latter
by climbing a fence
but was only
arrested twice!
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Monday, March 21, 2016

Photoverio © (#170): Going Postal

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Due to terminal dirt stains on his face,
Mr. Tin went postal!
© Oliverio

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Sunday, March 20, 2016

If Only I Had Been Thirty Years Older...

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pain never makes me cry
but happiness does

Eagle-Eye Cherry 


"Eagle-Eye" is the name that appears on his birth certificate, according to his brother, whom I met at Tower Records in Pasadena.

In 1990-something, David Cherry and I had two lengthy conversations in-store and he was very impressed him that I was teaching at Jefferson High School.

"The legendary Jefferson High," he exclaimed, "that hotbed of jazz! It's got a roster as famous as the 1927 New York Yankees." 

David and Eagle Eye's father,  DON CHERRY,  was a student at Jefferson but many years before my time. 

"The legendary Don Cherry! David, if I were thirty years older, I might have been your father's teacher. Wouldn't that have been something?"

"Paul, if that were the case, my father might have gone into avant garde mathematics instead of avant garde jazz."

"And you would be working at Cal Tech instead of Tower Records. Eagle-Eye and Nenah Cherry would have become Ivory tower professors."

"If that were true, we might have given the world Cherry Mathematics. Wouldn't that have been something?"

"Yes: Avant Garde Cherry Mathematics where polygons–instead of having different numbers of sides–would come in different flavors!"

"And Infinity would just be another exit
off the Santa Monica Freeway.
But Paul, I have to exit this conversation
because Tower Records
gives me a paycheck
and they won't be going bankrupt
for another five years!" 

David Cherry

Eagle-Eye Cherry

Neneh Cherry

Don Cherry
One of the founding fathers of avant garde jazz
and the actual father of David, Eagle-Eye and Neneh!

He is also the composer of  MULTI-KULTI
________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Brother Who Didn't Die On The Titanic + The Daughter Who ...Lived In Excess = Exponential Gratitude From The Art World...

________________________________________________________________________________________________



was a passenger
on the maiden voyage
of the Titanic.





 
His brother, Solomon,
was not a Titanic 
passenger.

Rather than have a museum 
on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, Benjamin's daughter, 
Peggy housed herart collection on 
the bank of the 
Venice Canal.






The debt Modern Art owes 
to the Guggenheim family
is being celebrated
in Florence, Italy
 with such eye candy
as this painting
by  Kandinsky

Mr. and Mrs. CarPeo would like to be your proxy guests
at this exhibit. All you have to do is provide us
with two airline tickets and some spending money.
________________________________________________________________________________________________


From A Lesser Half To A Better Half ... So That We Become Whole

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Go maxi at the Mini

Dent the dumpsters
with eternal kisses
until
all that remains
is the stuff
that U-haul dreams
are made of

Because I am getting sick from
not being able to serve you
breakfast in bed

And fill your head
with so many stupid ideas
that with just one wink
you'll make them sound intelligent

90802 - 10536 = a golden state of bliss





_______________________________________________________________________________________________


This is Not...This is (TIN/TI #24)

________________________________________________________________________________________________



 ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT 
Roland Topor



THIS IS
Roland Topor
     


The first image is Tom Waits.

The  previous page features
one of his songs

But the page before that
features one of Roland's illustrations.

The next page in this series is  here.

The  next Topor page is  there.
 _______________________________________________________________________________________________


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Step Right Up To The Clearance House Poetry Of Mr. Tom Waits

________________________________________________________________________________________________

STEP RIGHT UP
Everyone's a winner, bargains galore
That's right, you too can be the proud owner
Of the quality goes in before the name goes on
One-tenth of a dollar, one-tenth of a dollar, 
we got service after sales
You need perfume? we got perfume, 
how 'bout an engagement ring?
Something for the little lady, something for the little lady,
Something for the little lady, hmm
Three for a dollar
We got a year-end clearance, we got a white sale
And a smoke-damaged furniture, you can drive it away today
Act now, act now, and receive as our gift, our gift to you
They come in all colors, one size fits all

...
...
The large print giveth
and the small print taketh away

Tom Waits

Appropriately, 
STEP RIGHT UP
begins after a 15-second advert
________________________________________________________________________________________________


Through The Looking Glass With ROLAND TOPOR + MyMouth

________________________________________________________________________________________________


There is a reason I refer to someone as
my "Smarter Half."

Without her, I would never have known
the wonderfully absurdist artist
named  ROLAND TOPOR.

The image I just photoboothed
is from a book entitled
Tragodien 

Roland's next GoFather page is  here. 
________________________________________________________________________________________________