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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Sunday, October 30, 2016

The 74th Bullet: Full Frontal Forgetting Is Deception's Best Friend

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When you do something violent,
stupid, or illegal–
and immediately forget 
what you did–
 You are telling the truth
when you deny it
because you truly have
no memory for such a deed.

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 Footnote
THE 74rd BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.
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You Do Not Have To Be A Baseball Fan To Appreciate This Story

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As a kid, Jason Kipnis had dreamed
about slugging a World Series home run
at Wrigley Field.

Sometimes he acted out the situation
with a Wiffle ball.

Sometimes, it was a softball.

Other times, an acorn.

His dad would pitch and his mom
would sit in a chair
and cheer him on.

He never imagined, though,
that he would hit a momentous home run
to silence his hometown crowd.

The story continues
here. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

This Is Not ... This Is ... [TIN/TI #32]

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  ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT 
a statue
of Jack Benny.



THIS IS
a statue 
of  Jack Benny.
 



   The multi-talented man
in the bottom image
is world famous.

The scholarly man
in the top image
should be as famous
as Thomas Jefferson
but is not.

He is George Mason,
the forgotten Founding Father
who–in 1776–wrote
THE VIRGINIA
 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
proclaiming

“That all men are born equally free
and independent, and have certain
inherent natural Rights… among which are
the Enjoyment of Life and Liberty,
with the Means of acquiring
and possessing Property, and pursuing
and obtaining Happiness and Safety.”

Later–that same year–nearly
the exact same words appeared in
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

Thomas Jefferson denied all charges
of plagiarism by saying he was only 
honoring the wisdom of 
the wisest man
of his generation.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The 73rd Bullet: ANGER To The unRescue

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When Anger is your first responder,
your disaster will proceed
unabated.


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 Footnote
THE 73rd BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.
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The 72nd Bullet: Good Advice

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In the course of our lives,
we all step on somebody's toes
but it is highly recommended
that those toes belong to someone
with feet smaller than our own.
  
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 Footnote
THE 72nd BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.
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If And Only If

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If and only if
all Americans
are prepared
to react like
this man
⬇︎⬇︎

Was   Edvard Munch
thinking of Donald Trump
when he painted 
The Scream
??? 

The next GoFather/Trump page is
here. 
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Photoverio © (#223): With Unseen Containers

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Tractor-Pull Beach folk
ponder the  Port 
of Long Beach

© Oliverio
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Sports Poetry From A 15-Year-Old Boy

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Football

Now they’re ready, now they’re waiting,
Now he’s going to place the ball.
There, you hear the referee’s whistle,
As of old the baton’s fall.
See him crouching. Yes, he’s got it;
Now he’s off around the end.
Will the interference save him?
Will the charging line now bend?
Good he’free; no, see that halfback
Gaining up behind him slow.
Crash! they’re down; he threw him nicely,—
Classy tackle, hard and low.
Watch that line, now crouching waiting,
In their jerseys white and black;
Now they’re off and charging, making
Passage for the plunging back.
Buck your fiercest, run your fastest,
Let the straight arm do the rest.
Oh, they got him; never mind, though,
He could only do his best.
What is this? A new formation.
Look! their end acts like an ass.
See, he’s beckoning for assistance,
Maybe it’s a forward pass.
Yes, the ball is shot to fullback,
He, as calmly as you please,
Gets it, throws it to the end; he
Pulls the pigskin down with ease.
Now they’ve got him. No, they haven’t.
See him straight-arm all those fools.
Look, he’s clear. Oh, gee! don't stumble.
Faster, faster, for the school.
There’s the goal, now right before you,
Ten yards, five yards, bless your name!
Oh! you Newman, 1911,
You know how to play the game.

(1896-1940) 

Written while FSF was a student
at the Newman Academy
in New Jersey.

But the image above is from
here. 

The image below is the 1912
Newman Varsity Football team.

Scott is third from left
in the front row.

The next Fitzgerald page is here.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bellowing Bellow + Platitudinous Plato

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I hold a good book up to my face
and it takes only one good sentence
to turn my brain into a volcano.




***

Books are immortal sons
defying their sires.

Plato 
    
A story about the mysterious
Platonic clock was written
≈ twenty five hundred years ≈
after his birth.

Click
≈ HERE ≈ 
for another
Saul Bellow
quote.
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Larry Lets His Eyes Do All The Talking

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I would like a Meow Mix martini
with a smidgeon of Salmon

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Footnote
This copyrighted Oliverio image
+ the caption are the exclusive property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
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The Oval Offering

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The woman who made
the oval offering
in the Oval Office

is back in the news

twenty-two years after
she opened her mouth,
 

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Footnote
As of 10/24/16
—6:19 AM PST—
A Google-image search for
The oval offering in the oval office
offers not one image of  Monica Lewinsky.
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Seven Reasons Why He Deserved What He Got

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Somebody got lucky
But it was an accident.

***


***

Is your heart made out of stone, or is it lime
Or is it just solid rock?

***

Your debutante just knows what you need
But I know what you want.

***

I didn’t mean to make you so sad 
You just happened to be there, that’s all.

***

An’ I told you, as you clawed out my eyes 
That I never meant to do you any harm.

***

You say you got some other kind of lover
And yes, I believe you do
You say my kisses are not like his
But this time I’m not gonna tell you why that is
I’m just gonna let you pass.

***

But when we meet again
Introduced as friends
Please don’t let on that you knew me when
I was hungry and it was your world.

******************************************
They talk about him
in cyber cafes
and all over the telly.



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Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Rare Gem From A Most Bloviated Comedian

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Guilt is the pruning shears
that society developed 
to keep you from becoming
an even bigger asshole
than you actually are.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Quoting The Godfather Of The Godfather Of Math

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Obtuse Anger
is greater than
Right Anger.

 Dynamics of a Particle

More quotes from the author
of Alice in Wonderland
are  here. 

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An Ego Built For Two

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Gloria’s independence, 
like all sincere and profound qualities,
had begun unconsciously, but,
once brought to her attention by
Anthony’s fascinated discovery of it,
it assumed more nearly
the proportions of a formal code.

From her conversation it might be assumed
that all her energy and vitality went into
a violent affirmation of the negative principle
“Never give a damn.”

“Not for anything or anybody,” she said,
 “except myself and, by implication, for Anthony.
That’s the rule of all life and if it weren’t
I’d be that way anyhow.
Nobody’d do anything for me
if it didn’t gratify them to,
and I’d do as little for them.”

 ***

F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1922)

The next Fitzgerald page is  here.
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The Anecdotal Age Of Teddy Legmund

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Teddy Legmund  should have died young,
leaving behind a pretty corpse
but his ego would not
allow that.  

Then his heart, which had romanced him
through one hundred and one silk sheets,
sent up flares. 

But now, another friend means another 
lunch tab as long as Teddy  does all  the talking.
Every conversation is  an audience of one
and every fifth story is about
a pacemaker.


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Footnote
THE ANECDOTAL AGE OF TEDDY LEGMUND,
originally written in 1998,
is the copyrighted property
of LCSoL.
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Happy Birthday Chuck ... We Eagerly Await Your Gift

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Chuck Berry celebrated his 90th birthday
yesterday, announcing the release
of  his first album in thirty-eight years.

The album, entitled  CHUCK,
will be released in 2017.  
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

STREET ART UTOPIA #26: Lost And Hopefully Not Found

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Artist/Photographer
Unknown

(He/She probably prefers it that way)

The next
STREET ART UTOPIA
page is 
here.  
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Aquarium Day #5 ... Penguins Speak To The "Superior" Species

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© Oliverio
 
Everything we need is right Here!
Can you say the same thing?

Aquarium Day #6 is
here.   
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Aquarium Day #4 ... It's A Wonderful Life

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© Oliverio 
Wet and Wonderful
Up and Down
Over and Out

Aquarium Day #5 is  here.
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A Mound Of Dust

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Roland Topor
Untitled and
Unpublished
 (Until Now)
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It's About Time This Happened!

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If only we could do the same thing
to Donald Trump before
it is too late

The house where Adolph Hitler was born
is about to be torn down to prevent it
from becoming a Nazi shrine,
authorities said.
© Art Daily
10/18/16

The next Trump page is  here. 
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Monday, October 17, 2016

A Handful Of Words From A Handful Of Dust

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For a month now he had lived
in a world suddenly bereft of order.
It was as though the whole reasonable
and decent constitution of things,
the sum of all he had experienced
or learned to expect, were an inconspicuous,
inconsiderable object mislaid somewhere
on the dressing table.

No outrageous circumstance in which
he found himself, no new mad thing
brought to his notice, could add a jot
to the all-encompassing chaos
that shrieked about his ears.

(1934)

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Therefore

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Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes
are Acts of God.
    
Therefore,
God has a very destructive nature.
    
Man was made in the image of God.
    
Therefore,
man has a very very destructive nature.

To approximate God's destructive nature,
man created War.

Therefore–
for all intents and purposes–
War is a Godsend.

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Footnote
THEREFORE is the copyrighted property of LCSoL. ________________________________________________________________________________________________


All Things Happen [HKu #26]

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All things happen for a reason
though some are most unreasonable.

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Footnotes
ALL THINGS HAPPEN
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
here. 
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Aquarium Day #3 ... A Fish-Eyed Kiss

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© Mrs. Oliverio 
A Plasticene Whitefish

Aquarium Day #4 is  here.
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STREET ART UTOPIA #25: Little People Doing Big Things

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Slinkachu

The next Street-Art page is  here.
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It Is Now Known The World Over...

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Congratulations to Bob Dylan,
2016 Nobel Prize Winner

 Art Daily
Best Photos of the Day
10/14/16

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Means To The End [HKu #25]

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Lust for knowledge is the vanguard
of immeasurable ignorance.

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Footnotes
MEANS TO THE END
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
here. 
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In The Corner Of The Bar At The Corner Saloon...

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There stands a man with small hands
and a big mouth.

The man is the only one 
in the bar who is alone.

He is ranting and raving incoherently, 
spewing louder than all
the conversations in the saloon.

The house is full.

All the other patrons are seated
on the bar stools or at the tables.

The rant is disruptive and disturbing.
 
The volume is supersonic
but no one complains.
 
Not only does no one complain,
they applaud the man with small hands 
and a big mouth.

The explanation is simple:

He is picking up the tab
for everyone in the bar.

His name is Donald Trump.

        
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Footnote
 IN THE CORNER OF THE BAR AT THE CORNER SALOON
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next Trump page is  here.
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Photoverio © (#222): Found Fronds

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© Oliverio 
Palmed Beach

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

But What About The Dark Memories Of World War Two?

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A model of Ernst Bandius' sculpture
 of Germanic Leader Arminius is seen 
on display prior to the opening of 
'Der Britische Blick: Deutschland - 
Erinnerungen einer Nation'
 (The British View: 
Germany - Memories of a Nation)
 exhibition at the Martin Gropius Bau
in Berlin on October 7, 2016. 

The exhibition running from October 8, 2016
to January 9, 2017 presents 
approximately 200 objects that originated
during the last 600 years in Germany,
and which are formative
for culture, business and politics–
past and present. 

The show traces German identity
from a British perspective. 

© Art Daily
10/8/16
Text is Verbatim
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Aquarium Day #2 ... More Jelly

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© Mrs. Oliverio 
Jelly Calligraphy

Aquarium Day #3 is
here.
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Aquarium Day #1

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© Oliverio 
Jelly Jelly
(with orange peel specks)

10-5-16

Aquarium Day #2 is
here. 
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The 71st Bullet: Not Recommended For Vegetarians

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The advantage
to living in a pigsty is
having easy access
to bacon and pork chops. 
  
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 Footnote
THE 71st BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.
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Monday, October 3, 2016

The Searchers (Comic Relief #1425)

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Charles Barsotti
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

I Apologize For This Definition Of That Word

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To lay the foundation for a future offence


Ambrose Bierce

The Devil's Dictionary 
ought to be required reading
for anyone interested
in fine-tuning
their sense
of humor!
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This Is Not ...This Is ... (TIN/TI #31)

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  ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT 
a Norman Rockwell
advertising image




THIS IS
a Norman Rockwell
advertising image
 


   The top image 
is from MAD MAGAZINE.

The bottom image is 
a Rockwell advert
for an insurance company.

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Lost And Not Found [HKu #24]

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If you lose your sense of humor
then you will never find
peace of mind.

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Footnotes
LOST AND NOT FOUND
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is  here.
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The Corollary To Newton's Third Law Of Motion

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For every action,
there is an equal and positive reaction.



discovered a corollary to this Law:

For some actions, 
there is an  unequal and negative reaction. 
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