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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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Another Page That Belongs In The Wall -2- Wall Gallery

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Chuck Berry's Ode to my Father

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Footnotes
The WALL -2- WALL GALLERY
is featured on the bottom of every 
GoFather of Math page.

In that Gallery, you click on the image
and then there is music.

On this page, the music is provided
by clicking above the image. 
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Photoverio #280: Anthropomorphically, Say It LOUD ...

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© Oliverio
***
I'M SAND AND I'M PLOWED
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A Page That Belongs In The Wall -2- Wall Gallery

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***
I ask you very confidentially
Ain't she sweet
Mrs. CarPeo, age 5

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Footnotes
The WALL -2- WALL GALLERY
is featured on the bottom of every 
GoFather of Math page.

In that Gallery, you click on the image
and then there is music.

On this page, the music is provided
by clicking above the image. 
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Photoverio #279: Sixteen Days Before Christmas

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© Oliverio
Belmont Shore 6AM
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

An Excerpt Of An Allen Ginsberg Poem

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I’ll settle for Immortality

Not thru the body
Not thru the eyes
***
But thru words, thru the breath
Of long sentences
***

Now and Forever

This image is from
here 
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The Surname With 3 Identical Syllables + 3 Caps ... [ pST #30]

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© Oliverio

Tom Waits Was Here 

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
TBD

The p in the title
stands for
photoverio

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

When There Are No Boxscores To Read, I Need Baseball History

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Some people,              
when stressed, 
go shopping
I am not one 
of those people.

When I am stressed, 
I read  about baseball.

But there are 
no current boxscores
in the off-season.

When not stressed,
I still need to read
about baseball.

Anyone capable 
of breathing
knows about
Jackie Robinson
but what appears 
here expands
on his historical
significance.

The table lists the first 
African-American to play 
for each of the sixteen teams
in Major League Baseball before integration 
was no longer noticeable on the ball field.  


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Footnotes
Four of the baseball players on this list
are in the Hall of Fame.

Minnie Minoso  should also be in the Hall of Fame.

The list came from  here.
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Remolding and Retaliation ... [ pST #30]

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***

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here

The p in the title
stands for
photoverio

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Footnotes
The superimposed text was originally written
approximately thirty years ago.

But the title was coigned by Mrs. Carpeo
approximately thirty minutes ago.

***
The image is from
Museum of Latin American Art
and will be identified ASAP.   
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Courage Was The Countdown

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twenty steps to that  door

the heavy lifting of his legs
got lighter  with  every step

ten, nine, eight...

three, two, one...

never had his knuckles
felt  quite so  profound

he knocked

and  a more profound knock
came  from   the   other side
of that  wooden   titled door

courage  is  not 
without reward

but ... it
was  all
a dream

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is an inaccurate description of the Ober Agency.

From 1919 until his death in 1940,
Scott Fitzgerald was represented by Harold Ober.

From 2017 until his dreams become illegal,
the GodFather of Math is represented
by the Ober Agency.

The last hyperlink will get you
to websites about Marlon Brando,
James Brown, and Euclid but I get
top billing.  
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Flight Of The Pigeons From The Palace

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Donald Barthelme's story
continues
here
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Rorschach Page #20 ... Bleached Cross-Section Of Cabbage Carnage

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© Oliverio
  
Vegetable Nod To Matisse Dancers  
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A Poem That Has The Same First Line As A Very Famous Poem

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the barefoot boy
jumped for joy
when he touched sand
life was grand

the dream within reach
found him at the beach

white waves of water
said,
Jump in, you oughta 

and so he did
far down he dove
deep down
into a cove

where water's color was
one thousand shades of blue

lo and behold,
he found an old brown shoe

back on shore
the leather boot
fit perfectly
on his left foot

he made his neighbors
laugh and hoot
as he walked home
with one bare foot


***
***

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Footnotes
A POEM THAT HAS THE SAME FIRST LINE...
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL

The very famous poem
referred to in the title 
can be found
here

A not so famous song
about what was
in the cove is
there 
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This Is Not ... This Is ... [TIN/TI #42]

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  ⬆ 
THIS IS NOT FROM
Casa Del Herzmeinundtheirz


THIS IS FROM
Casa Del Herzmeinundtheirz
 


The first image
is entitled
Shadows on the Wall:
"Chrysanthemums"

Adolf de Meyer
photographed the shadows
in 1906

111 years later
—at 5:45 AM, today—
 I photographed
The second image,
in our condominium complex
which is named
Casa Del Hermeinundtheirz
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

ROYAL AIR FORCE Soldiers Banded Together And Sang...

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It's Good News Week
Someone's dropped

A bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

Hedgehoppers Anonymous
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Photoverio #278: Floral Paradise Of Casa Del Herzmeinundtheirz

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© Oliverio
Even Our Shadows
Have Flowers
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The 46th President Has A Plan

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The Borowitz Report
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Footnote Inspired By Layout Of The Previous Page

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Footnote
Footnotes longer than
the content of the page
are reminiscent of
Big Pharma TV ads
where the disclaimer
about side effects
is longer than
the text of whatever pills
are being advertised
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Luckily For One Gender, This Commandment Does Not Exist

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Thou shalt not 
wiggle thy ass
in front of the boss.

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Footnotes
This non-existent commandment
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL

Vis-a-vis the page arithmetic of my bloggerhea,
[see "About Me" in right margin]
you are reading what is effectively
the first page of
The GodFather of Math Trilogy,
Part 5 
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Page # 2002: Funny But Faux Quotes From Goethe

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YOUTH is the silky apple butter
on the good brown bread of possibility.

MUSIC is the frozen tapioca
in the ice chest of History.

ACTORS are the Scotch weevils
in the salt pork of honest effort.

ART is the four-percent interest
on the municipal bond of life.

CRITICS are the cracked mirror
in the grand ballroom
of the creative spirit.

Conversations With Goethe

Authentic Goethe quotes
are found
here

But a bonus bogus Goethe quote
is found
there
 ⬇︎

POLITICIANS are the bottom-feeders
on the catfish scale of  truth-telling.

- Paul Oliverio -
Someone Who Thought
Goethe Was A German Cheese   
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Footnotes
The better half of the bonus quote
was provided by the smarter half
of the CarPeo family.

Gofather of Math #2011
is a
Donald Barthelme
story
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The 88th Bullet: A Kinship Worth Avoiding

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Hatred is
nothing more than
Jealousy
standing on a bar stool
unless that person
owns the bar
 
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 Footnotes
THE 88th BULLET 
is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.

Only the first 45 Bullets are linked together
because we do not want to make life easy
for our favorite thieves.

This bullet may have appeared
previously  within
 GodFather of Math Trilogy
and I hate when that happens.   ________________________________________________________________________________________________


Monday, November 27, 2017

A Poem That Is Not a Poem

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when the words
disappear
there is nothing
here

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Footnote
 A POEM THAT IS NOT A POEM
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Steve Poltz ... A Love Song For His Tootsie ... Named For A Chevie

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Coffee pot is so bi-lingual
Self help books on being single
 
Everything is so hi-tech
 
Why can’t we just park
by the lake and neck?

Impala

NEXT QUESTION:
What if someone 
wrote a song entitled
Hey God, I'll Trade You
Donald Trump For Leonard Cohen
and no one listened?

YOU
can change that
by clicking
  
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Footnote
The next GoFather/Trump page
—about his successor—
 is
here
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Friday, November 24, 2017

The 87th Bullet: Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Louis C.K. ... et al

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Sexual harassment charges against men
are too numerous to mention.

But if they found a man
who was never guilty
of sexual misconduct
toward women,
that would not
be a man:

That would be a museum piece. 
 
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 Footnotes
THE 87th BULLET 
is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.

Only the first 45 Bullets are linked together
because we do not want to make life easy
for our favorite thieves.   ________________________________________________________________________________________________


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

About The Artist Who Provided The CarPeo Anniversary Card

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is an artist
who was good enough
to have his own museum

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Congratulations Are In Order For ... Mr. and Mrs. CarPeo

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Today is our
"Fifth Anniversary"

Charles Demuth
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold 
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Whatever Happened To Jennifer?

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Once there was an artist
who grew up to become
Mrs. CarPeo

She is the only person
who knows
what happened
to Jennifer
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

If Only It Were This Easy To Depose Donald Trump

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The story
continues
here

The next
GoFather/Trump page
—a song about the Trumpster—
is
there
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She Has Briefly Returned From The Witness Protection Program

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© Mrs. CarPeo



The Institute of Inane Research
determined that Silhouette Sally
was very happy to be relocated
to an estate formerly owned
by Frank Sinatra

Temporarily released from the
Federal Witness Protection Program,
Un-silhouetted, she is seen here
perched upon Mt. Modem
at her former home
in Long Beach.

Staring out the window,
Silhouette Sally is thinking
with disdain about the image 
on the television screen.





Three broads and a blueprint:
What will they think of next?

And what the hell is that white line  
doing across the bottom of the screen?

When do I go back to Palm Springs?
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The 86th Bullet: Another Comment About Freedom Of Speech

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When
inarticulate or unprepared
talking heads
are given the podium,
freedom of speech
becomes
freedom of ignorance
 
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 Footnotes
THE 86th BULLET 
is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.

Only the first 45 Bullets are linked together
because we do not want to make life easy
for our favorite thieves.

Another exercise of our freedom
to comment on Freedom of Speech
can be found
here    ________________________________________________________________________________________________


And It's A Rent-Free Residence (Comic Relief #1991)

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Harry Bliss
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About That Picture With The Duck

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In the middle
of this image,
there is a duck
who appears to be alone in the
Belmont Pool 

Upon closer
inspection,
that is not 
true

The black dot
below the first
two red banners
of the bunting
is none other
than me

It required
repeated 
viewing
of this image
to make that 
determination.

Repeated
viewing
of a much older photograph of a swimmer
yielded the same result

That is,
I looked at
a 1958 snapshot
of my sister
—post-swim—
half a gazillion times
before realizing
I was in the picture

Moments ago, I underlined 
the black blur in the water.

It was Linda's little brother
in an inner tube.

 

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CONCLUSION:
The next time I see a duck 
either in the Belmont pool
or flying above it, I will say
Hello, Linda

The joy of doing so is that
Mr. CarPeo can harbor thoughts 
of "another woman" without
Mrs. CarPeo getting jealous.

That explains why Mrs. C 
is the smarter half
of our family.
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Photoverio #277: Long Beach Symphony Hall ... Intermisssion

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© Oliverios
The Net Worth of Culture 
(11/11/17)

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Not To Be Confused With John Lennon's Imagine

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Imagine a state of endless praise
and gratitude and adoration...
then you have conjured a world
of hellish nullity and conformism.

Letters To
A Young Contrarian
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

I Am So Angry I Repeat My Words ... Verb Bite Him

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Nothing voids intelligence
as much as 
a sudden burst
of anger.

 
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 Footnotes
Mr. Watajerk is such a jerk,
he doesn't know how to spell
Verbatim.

Nevertheless, the name Wally Watajerk
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL 

Mr. Watajerk considers himself
an Alter Ego of Mr. Oliverio,
one amongst many 
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The 85th Bullet: Corollary To A Quote About Mr. Big [Or Mrs. Big]

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God helps those who help themselves
but God also hurts those
who hurt other people.
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 Footnotes
THE 85th BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.

Only the first 45 Bullets are linked together
because we do not want to make life easy
for our favorite thieves.
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Anyone Could Be That Someone

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If you stop telling lies about me,
I'll stop telling the truth about you.

*Swnttavkp*

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*Footnote*
The source is an acronym for
"Someone who needed to throw
a verbal knockout punch."
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Helping Could Easily Be Substituted For Mourning

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Is it proper to mourn death
of beings who do not practice
mourning among themselves?

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Haiku Inspired By Franz Kafka [HKu #47.5]

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In fact,
the phrase "as long as possible"
is not possible for long.

Franz Kafka
Letters to Milena

The text image
is from p. 186
of the paperback
edition with this cover.

More quotes from the book
can be found
here. 

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Footnotes
This haiku is not copyrighted. 

It is merely the paraphrase
of a literary mastermind. 

The next GoFather Haiku page is
TBD
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Cabbage Cotillion Caught In The Crosshairs Of A Canon Camera

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© Oliverio (4x)

Before The Slaw

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Footnotes
The hyperlink above is based on a parable
about a man who never ate cabbage
and is therefore denied access to
the cotillion.

A GoFather page
with an acknowledged
reference to Kafka is
here.

A companion page
for Cabbage Cottilion is
there. 
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Alabama Auditor Has Neither Brain Nor Heart But Is Quotable

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Defending a GOP Senate Candidate's
seduction of a 14-year-old girl,
Alabama State Auditor
Jim Ziegler demonstrated
how to say something
more revolting than
anything Donald Trump
ever said.

Ziegler used the birth
of Jesus Christ
to justify an alleged
child molestation 

Please read question
posted below
Are those Devil's Horns
growing out of 
Jim Ziegler's
head? 

 
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Photoverio #276: Student-Free Image Of Local High School

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© Oliverio
Wilson High School

How cool is a school
where you could have
seen Bob Dylan perform
with the best seats costing
$4.00 

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Footnotes
What's even cooler
is the fact that a Principal there
(as of 2014, at least)
had a poster of
the 1964 Dylan  concert
on display
in his office.

In the shadow
of this palm tree image
is a baseball field
where 14 students advanced
to the major leagues, including
a Hall Of Fame pitcher
(Bob Lemon)
and a current
New York Yankee
(Aaron Hicks)

In the entire United States,
only six high schools
have more graduates
who advanced to
"The Big Show" 
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The 84th Bullet: When Is Freedom Of Speech Dangerous?

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Freedom of Speech
can be dangerous when
people have nothing to say
but insist on saying it
often enough
to actually believe
what they are saying.

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 Footnotes
THE 84nd BULLET  is the copyrighted property of  LCSoL.

Only the first 45 Bullets are linked together
because we do not want to make life easy
for our favorite thieves.

A slight variation of this bullet
may have appeared
somewhere within
the GodFather of Math
trilogy.  ________________________________________________________________________________________________