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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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Pormanteau Prez

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Twitter-holic + Trump = Twump



Therefore

I now present:



 
I believe the humor
imbedded
in this page
will officially end
in fifty-two days.

But here is what some
comedians from around
the world have to say
about that. 


The next page
in this series
features Donald's
favorite transvestite.  
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#36] ... Botanical Sumo Wrestling Orgy

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© Oliverio 
Vignette with Beheaded Flora

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Trump L'oeil

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Fifty six days from today
–January 20, 2017–
Donald Trump will be sworn in as 
the 45th President of the United States.

Somewhere between 45 hundred
and 45 thousand (or million)
citizens of the United States
will consider the possibility
of looking North of the border.

They will consider relocating
to Canada to escape criticism
of their lifestyle
–or worse–
to escape arrest
or deportation.

But somehow,
in the Nineteenth Century,
a European artist symbolically
predicted this might happen
!!!

Pere Borell del Caso

Escaping Criticism
(1874)

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 

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This Is Not ... This Is ... [TIN/TI #33]

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  ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT 
an M.C. Escher
chessboard.


THIS IS
an M.C. Escher
chessboard.
 


Oh how the photographer
of the first image wishes
his Black Friday photo-walk
from his
 favorite Starbucks
to his 
almost-favorite Mercado
included a sighting of a genuine
Escher image.

But, in truth,
so much of 
what we see
is Escher-ly! 

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Photoverio © (#225): Open To Interpretation

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© Oliverio
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Maybe That Pay-Per-View Event Will Be Next Thanksgiving

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President-Elect Donald Trump 
during his meeting at the New York Times
on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Speaking of the Middle East, 
Trump said unprompted:
 “I would love to be able to be the one
that made peace with Israel
and the Palestinians,” adding, 
“I have reason to believe
I can do that.”

And he hinted that his son-in-law,
Jared Kushner, could be his special envoy
and “he’d be very good at it...
He knows the region.”

(Wow, watching Trump try
to forge a deal between 
Bibi Netanyahu and the Palestinians
would be pay-per-view!)
 
Thomas L. Friedman
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Footnotes
The next GoFather/Trump page is
here.

On this Thanksgiving Day, 
we would like to thank Mr. Friedman
for his very funny parenthetical statement.

On behalf of all Freedom-loving Americans,
we sincerely hope such journalistic humor
will not be compromised after
January 20, 2017.

New York Times photograph
taken by 
Hiroko Masuike.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Vertically Floating ... Multiplied By Three ... Photographed By Me

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© Oliverio
Long Beach WTC 
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Our Superior Courthouse: Filtered, ©ropped, And Pythagorized

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The photographer began this day
across the street
at his favorite Starbucks










© Oliverio (10x)
Governor
George
Deukmejian
Courthouse 
 
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Footnote
This page is dedicated to my smarter half.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Multiply This Image By 39 ... Add 1 Candle ... And Then ...

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Sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to 


He was born on 
November 21, 1898

The Meditation

The CarPeos are indebted to
Professor Magritte for being
the Post-Humous Chairman
of the LCSoL Art Department

As an artist, he is
Not To Be Reproduced
But doesn't
Rene Magritte
look great
as a 118-year-old man?

 

 
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A Previously Posted Image Has Aroused My Curiosity

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How many of Donald Trump's
bathtubs have portraits
of Donald Trump
???

Lee Miller  + David Sherman
Hitler's Bathtub 
(4/30/1945)

The next Trump page is  here. 

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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#35] ... The Electric String Dancers

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© Mrs. Oliverio

Celebrating the day
she got the Ring!

The next
CarPeo Set Piece
is
here. 
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Rorschach Page #15: The Mask Of Comedy

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© Oliverio
Or is it
the Mask of Tragedy?

The next
GoFather/Rorschach page
is 
here.  
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

I Think I Remember The Difference Between Them

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Despite sounding like homonyms,
being partially synonyms,
these two words
–for all intents and purposes–
are antonyms:

Mnemonic
is a device that enables you
to remember something.

Nomonic
 is a mnemonic device
that you have no memory
of what it represents.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Aquarium Day #6 ... A Jelly Jam

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© Oliverio

For these jellyfish,
Every day is a circus 
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It Is Either His Bait Or Someone Else's

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God goes fishing
And we are the fishes
He baits his lines
With prayers and wishes
They sparkle in the shallows
They catch the falling light
We hide our hearts like holy hostages
We’re hungry for the love, and so we bite

Street Angel 
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Another Victim (Comic Relief #1478)

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Lee Lorenz
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Save The Hanky [HKu #27]

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If you do lose your hanky
then you cannot have
much hanky panky.

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Footnotes
SAVE THE HANKY
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
here. 
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Explaining The Election To His Six-Year-Old Daughter

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Imagine the stupidest thing you could ever do,
like peeing on a stack of pancakes. 

Now, imagine that the United States 
is a stack of pancakes.

Millions of grownups just peed on it.




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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Artist Unknown But Appreciated

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On Exhibit at the  Ebell Long Beach
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The Ultimate Bedfellow

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If piety and patriotism
ever had a bedfellow,
it was violence.

Cutter and Bone

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Poussinally, I Beweve He Influwenced Magwitte

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Rene Magritte 
The Empire of Light

(1950)



Nicolas Poussin
The Ashes of Phocion
Collected by his Widow

(1648)

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Friday, November 11, 2016

How The Media Handled This Presidential Election

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The press covered Hillary Clinton 
like the next president of the United States. 
The press covered Donald Trump
like a future trivia question
(and a ratings cash cow).

New York Times

The next Donald Trump page is
here.  
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Rorschach Page #14: Wicker Window Bar Dragon

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© Oliverios 
Sitting in a saloon
 on Election Day 

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Footnotes
It behooves me to quote Ellen Degeneres
regarding the Presidential Election:
"The winner of the election was alcohol."

The next GoFather/Rorschach page is
here. 
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

In 72 Days, Donald Trump Officially Becomes Our President!

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Yesterday—November 8, 2016—

He will be sworn into office
on January 20, 2017.

Wall Street advises investment
in suicide parlors.

Let us hope he proves
them wrong.

The next Trump page is  here.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

One Quote + Three Quotes + One Quote

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The book is 
by
One quote from the book:

I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment
against our century. When my brain begins to reel
from my literary labors, I make 
an occasional cheese dip.


Three quotes from book reviewers:

An astonishingly original and assured comic spree.
NEW YORK

The episodes explode one after the other
like fireworks on a stormy night.
No doubt about it, this book 
is destined to become a classic.

The dialog is superbly mad.
You simply sweep along,
unbelievably entranced.
BOSTON GLOBE


One quote from me:

Never before has hyperbolic praise
of a novel ever been so accurate.
PAUL OLIVERIO
 
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The Answers Are NO and NO

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Did someone bulldoze
a boat down to the shore line
and then sail out 
to a luxury island?

The answers are NO and NO

A bulldozer re-arranged the sand
along this beach in what is a daily
and dubious custom in Long Beach.

The island as no hotels but it does
have a very active oil drill!

The shocking thing is that
people actually swim
in the  Chevron-flavored water.

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Footnote
The photograph is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Photoverio © (#224): Some Graffiti...

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Some graffiti is both
legal and instructive.

© Oliverio

(Not to mention "Divisive.")
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Course Offering From The University Of Scamology

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Laughter 101

Interested students need to be comfortable 
with large groups of people in dark,
air-conditioned rooms and one silver screen 
directly linked to the emotional controls
of everyone present.

The curriculum is based
on  control of those emotions.

The aspiring Laughers attend classes

in a warehouse basement in Hollywood. 

They learn the difference between a guffaw 
and a horselaugh; a ropple and a bellow. 

They learn how to augment their larynx 
(Like laughing into a megaphone.”) 

A ropple is a roaring laugh that ripples 
through an audience. 

Upon completion of the course, certificates congratulate 
the recipients for having a “Welcome Social Disease” 
because professional laughter is highly contagious. 

It infects everyone within its radius. 
It shills into the brains of entire audiences 
and resoundingly echoes out of their mouths.  

Licensed to laugh, the “graduates” are then flown
to every cineplex in America.
 
Their effect is to eclipse the cause. 

The professional Laugher must have a laugh 
that is funnier than a poorly scripted scene 
on the movie screen. 

But those infected by the rippling, rollicking, 
thigh-slapping  laughter that permeates its way 
around the theater will walk out  
stumble-drunk with hilarity.  

Not because they had intercourse with a professional  
Laugher  but  because of  a hysterically funny movie,  
so they think. 
 
Then the film will be  enthusiastically recommended 
to friends and described in a manner superior
to how the movie had originally been written. 

Then the friends repeat this process...And then their friends 
tell other movie-going people...and you have 
another rippling effect that puts 
the boffo in the box-office.
 
Professional  Laughers are future candidates 
for Weight Watchers of America:  they are all fat.  
As a bonus for their sit-down labors, they receive
life-time supplies of buttered popcorn and Milk Duds.
 
And hot  dogs and movie anecdotes.


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Footnotes
A COURSE OFFERING FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SCAMOLOGY
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

It was originally written in 1997.
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Almost There

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Sailing through
the turbulent sea
full of sharks

But surviving 
all the bites
all the daze and 
all the nights

Surviving every alarm
rewarded with calm
 
You both look above
to a sky full of dove
 and a shore
lined with 
love.


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Footnote
ALMOST THERE is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#34] ... Girl Walking OnThe Beach

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© Oliverio 
Approaching The Stick

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.

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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#33] ... A View From The Beach

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© Mrs. Oliverio
Skinny Palms And All 
Above Junipero Beach

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here.
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#32] ... Same Tree From Bloated Perspective

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© Mrs. Oliverio
See Previous Image 

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#31] ... A Fan Palm w/ Creature

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© Mrs. Oliverio
Fan Palm w/Miniature
Cut Palm Monster

The next CarPeo Set Piece is
here. 
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