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 29, 2016

Existentially Speaking [HKu #23]

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Sometimes we go to places
only to avoid being
somewhere else.

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Footnotes
EXISTENTIALLY SPEAKING
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is  here.
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A Quote From Amusing Ourselves To Death

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Americans no longer talk to each other, 
they entertain each other.
They do not exchange ideas, 
they exchange images.
They do not argue with propositions; 
they argue with good looks, 
celebrities and commercials.


 Originally published in 
1985
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#30] ... Up Against The Wall

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© Mrs. Oliverio 
Spaghetti Lovers

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.  
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#29] ... HER Sunflower

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© Mrs. Oliverio
Finally: It Happened!

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Cactus Choir

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The Cactus Choir
performs in front of

© Oliverio

Pass the Pencil

(5/18/16) 
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2 Pray Or Not 2 Pray

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To pray or not to pray
May or may not
Be the question

But the answer is:

Praying to this Guardian Angel
could be a lot of fun

© Mrs. Oliverio

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Footnote
Text and image are the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#28] ... The Sunflower Kisses The Sky

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Up  close and personal
At a spectral hour


© Oliverio (2x)


***
Here she is, again:
in full blossom,
bleached of color,
and twelve feet tall

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 

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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#27] ... As Requested By The Artist

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She insisted on seeing
the blue water

© Mrs. Oliverio

Previously posted
in Black and White

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 
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Mr. Johnson's Lament

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The rocket
that flared  with red glare
is now fueled
by flat air

so it does seem

giving  transport
to a yellow stream
and a lost dream
***

Paul Oliverio
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Footnote
MR. JOHNSON'S LAMENT
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wrought Irony

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© Oliverio 
Ticket Office
(5/18/16)
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#26] ... Up To His Railing

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© Mrs. Oliverio
Shadow Man Carries His Weight

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
 
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

I Think The Artist Prefers Picasso To Sargent

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Norman Rockwell
Picasso vs Sargent
(1966)
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I Will Never Stop Quoting DAWN POWELL

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If she was restless now, it was not that
she wanted an affair for lust's sake.
She had a genuine distaste for sexual
intimacy and hated to sacrifice 
a facial appointment for 
a mere frolic in bed.

But there were so many things
to be gained by trading on sex
and she thought so little 
of the process that she itched
to use it as currency once again,
trading a half-hour in bed
for a flattering friendship,
a royal invitation...
power of whatever sort
appealed to her.
   
 A Time To Be Born
(1942)
Quote is from page 24
of this edition.

The next Dawn Powell quote is
here.  

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14/17ths Of A Haiku Pounded Without Verbs

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The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

(1913)
IN A STATION OF THE METRO

He lived to the ripe
old age of
eighty-seven years
plus
two days

This page was inspired by
a distinguished
Long Beach poet  
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#25] ... Another Groundhog View

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© Oliverio 
Tony's Place
a/k/a
St. Anthony's
90802

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Footnotes
The next CarPeo Set Piece is  here 

The next Groundhog view is  there
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#24] ... They Could Have Been Legs

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© Oliverio
Above The Farmer's Market

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

For Serious Fans Of American Literature [With Tongue In Cheek]

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Excerpted from
The New York Times
12/9/84


It would be superb stuff if only the writer did not keep giving away the fact that he was a modern young American working in 1984. His anachronisms were not so much in the historical facts - those seemed accurate enough - but the point of view was too contemporary. The scenes might succeed - say it again, this young writer was talented! - but he kept betraying his literary influences.

The author of ''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' had obviously been taught a lot by such major writers as Sinclair Lewis, John Dos Passos and John Steinbeck; he had certainly lifted from Faulkner and the mad tone Faulkner could achieve when writing about maniacal men feuding in deep swamps; he had also absorbed much of what Vonnegut and Heller could teach about the resilience of irony. If he had a surer feel for the picaresque than Saul Bellow in ''Augie March,'' still he felt derivative of that work. In places one could swear he had memorized ''The Catcher in the Rye,'' and he probably dipped into ''Deliverance'' and ''Why Are We in Vietnam?'' He might even have studied the mannerisms of movie stars. You could feel traces of John Wayne, Victor McLaglen and Burt Reynolds in his pages. The author had doubtless digested many a Hollywood comedy on small-town life. His instinct for life in hamlets on the Mississippi before the Civil War was as sharp as it was farcical, and couldn't be more commercial.

Norman Mailer

Mark Twain's novel was originally 
published in England in 1884.

The following year,
it was published in 
the United States.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Poem By Shel Silverstein + An Illustration By Cooper Edens

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SOMEBODY HAS TO
 
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
They're looking a little bit dull.
Somebody has to go polish the stars,
For the eagles and starlings and gulls
Have all been complaining
they're tarnished and worn,
They say they want new ones 
we cannot afford.
So please get your rags
And your polishing jars,
Somebody has to go polish the stars.

Shel Silverstein
(2010)


Cooper Edens
(2003)





Shel Silverstein
may or may not
have been inspired
by the art of
Cooper Edens

and

Cooper Edens
may or may not
have been inspired
by the poetry of
Shel Silverstein

but

They both belong
on the same page!
 

Mr. Edens' illustration
is from his book
If You're Afraid of the Dark,
Add One More Star to the Night
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#23] ... Aeriel View + Midnight Vertical View

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Aerial View 
from Google Maps:


+


Vertical View
from Oceanfront
Driveway:

© Oliverio 
Midnight at Galaxy Towers

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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Midpoint Of Base = HIS Feet

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James Tissot
Crucifixtion, View From The Cross 
(1890)
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Haiku For My Successful Diet [HKu #22]

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My diet always
works out good
unless I'm in 
the presence
of food.


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Footnotes
HAIKU FOR MY SUCCESSFUL DIET
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is  here.  
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#22] ... Two Pink Steps + Twenty-Nine Specks

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© Mrs. Oliverio
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The 70th Bullet: The Problem With Solutions

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Once you have solved
a personal problem,
you may not be able
to get anymore sympathy and pity
from friends and family.
  
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 Footnote
THE 70th BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Twist Of Twain: From Prose To Verse

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The mist curl up off of the water,
and the east reddens up,
and the river

...

The nice breeze springs up,
and comes fanning you
from over there,
so cool and fresh and
sweet to smell on account
of the woods and the flowers

...

And next you’ve got the full day,
and everything smiling in the sun,
and the song-birds just going it!

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Friday, September 9, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#21] ... Colorized By Carol

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Red sits at the edge bottom's curve balances.
Blue is right at the lover's left.

Hair is here up there.
Glasses smooth the seen scene.

A panorama they call it.


 Mrs. Oliverio
© (Text + Image) ©

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.  

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Photoverio © (#221): The Potter's Alley

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© Oliverio (2x)
Retro Row, 90802



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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#20] ... My View Of HER "First Sunset"

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© Oliverio 
Colorized by Carol

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 
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Not Exactly What Langston Had In Mind

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© Oliverio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I’ve known rivers:  
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul
has grown deep 
like the rivers.
 
Langston Hughes 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dialog From Peter De Vries' Blood Of The Lamb

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The religious beliefs
of the narrator
are in crisis because
his ten year-old daughter
is dying of leukemia.

The narrator
addresses
"The Man Upstairs"

Peter De Vries

The Blood of the Lamb 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#19] ... A Supreme Moment

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         STOP
In the Name of Love
Beach Etiquette

© Mrs. Oliverio

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.  
 
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#18] ... Fish-Eye Follies: After The Mass

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         Father Circumference
All-encompassing and Caring


© Mrs. Oliverio

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#17] ... Fish-Eye Follies: The Shnozz

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I love  Jimmy Durante

© Mrs. Oliverio

The Nose Knows

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 
 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#16] ... Fish-Eye Follies: The Beach

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Hillside Beach

© Mrs. Oliverio (2x)

With Sinusoidal Detail




The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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Monday, September 5, 2016

Some Call This Entertainment

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A replica of a 17-th century London on a barge
floating on the River Thames burns in an event
to mark the 350th Anniversary
of the Great Fire of London.

***
 
Art Daily
9/4/16

The first caption is verbatim.
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#15] ... Escapee From A Zurbaran Still Life

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© Mrs. Oliverio

Almost 400 Years in Hiding
(2016)


*****



Francisco  de Zurbaran

Still Life with Lemons,
Oranges, and a Rose
 (1633)

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.  
 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#14] ... A Spaghetti Skien

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S is for Spiderwoman

© Mrs. Oliverio

St. Anthony's Patio
(90802) 

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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Quoting Peter De Vries

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There are times when parenthood
seems nothing more than 
feeding the hand 
that bites you.

***
Before the mind snaps, or the heart breaks, 
it gathers itself like a clock about to strike. 
It might even be said one pulls
himself together to disintegrate.

***

The universe is like a safe to which 
there is a combination. 
But the combination 
is locked up 
in the safe.

***
 
"So death by leukemia is now
a local instead of an express.
Same run, only a few more stops.
But that’s medicine,
the art of prolonging disease."


PETER DE VRIES 

More DeVries quotes
can be found
here.
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The Light Switch Has No Powers Of Speech Haiku [HKu #21]

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It is much easier
to curse the darkness
than to find the light switch.


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Footnotes
LIGHT SWITCH HAS NO POWERS OF SPEECH
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is  here.
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Haiku About The Most Satisfying Calm [HKu #20]

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The calm after the storm
always exceeds any calm
without a storm.


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Footnotes
THE MOST SATISFYING CALM
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is  here.
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#13] ... A Groundhog View

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St. Thomas
and fellow Wheelie
light up the Church

© Oliverio

Saturday Night
At 6th and Olive

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 

Another Groundhog View is
there. 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#12] ... The Watermelon Man Says

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Look for the Union Label

If you can't find it,
Shove it in the hole!

© Mrs. Oliverio

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 

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CarPeo Travelog ... IMAGE #17 ... Brickly Construction

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© Oliverio

Brickhenge 

Wheatley, Arizona
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#11] ... Soft Water Flowers

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© Mrs. Oliverio
     
Marina Pacifica Thursday

The next CarPeo Set Piece is here.
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Photoverio © (#220): Bedford Power Plant

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© Oliverio 
Three Towers
 (7-14-16)

The previous
Photoverio image
was posted all of
thirty-four days ago.
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#10] ... Watermelon Bowling Alley

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© Mrs. Oliverio

There are no gutter balls

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 
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The Beautiful And Damned And Boticelli

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They...would gather round her like courtiers, 
bearing wispy frailties of Georgette crepe,
delicate chiffon to echo her cheeks in faint pastel,
milky lace to rest against her cheek in faint pastel...

She would go elsewhere after a while,
tilting her head a hundred ways 
under a hundred bonnets seeking in vain
for mock cherries to match her lips
or plumes that were graceful
as her own supple body.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Boticelli 
Primevera
(≈1482)

The next Fitzgerald page is  here.

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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#9] ... Also Known As ... Rorschach Page #13

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I'm a little teapot
short–not tall
Now, I've been plastered
to the wall

© Oliverios

Rorschach Teapot

The next Set Piece is
here.

The next 
GoFather/Rorschach page is
there. 
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Friday, September 2, 2016

This Is Not A Haiku

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The Master of  Disaster begat
the Daughter of  Disorder
the Cousin of  Chaos
and the Family of  Fear

But masterfully,
everyone is surprised
because all that he begat
is very well disguised.

© Paul Oliverio

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