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, June 22, 2017

Photoverio © (#252): Two J's And A Yellow Rose

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© Oliverio 

Tony's Garden
Inspired by my Better Half
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My Introduction To Tchaikovsky ... 1966 + 1812

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to a night of fear
With windows howling wind
into your ear
You listen to the spirits
far behind
These things you hear
are too much for your mind

This song from 1966
begins where
The 1812 Overture 
ends.


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Footnote
This page is dedicated to
my friend Steve
who left the Motherland
at an early age but never forgot
the eclectic musical gems
of the British Invasion.
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The Washington Post Today ... No Donald But One Jimmy The K

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The home page of WashingtonPost. com
above the fold is all about the Senate's vote
on the fate of health care for all Americans.

President Obama's image is there.
His name appears twice in print
but there is no direct reference
to President Trump.

However, the last words
on this page refer to




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Footnote
The next GoFather/Trump page is
TBD________________________________________________________________________________________________


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Why Media Matters [HKu #40]

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There is nothing
as easy to manipulate
as the human mind.

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Footnotes
WHY MEDIA MATTERS
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather Haiku page is
TBD.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Photoverio © (#251): Newest Postal Guessing Game

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© Oliverio 
    
Name That Flower
#1
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nobel Prize Novelist Predicts Donald Trump ... Ever So Kindly

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Give me a prejudice
and I will move the world.

(1982)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Quote from p.117
of this edition

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 

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Word War III

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1. CNN fired Reza Aslan
after using the S-word 
in this tweet.





2. Bill Maher 
was verbally molested
by the media after using
the  N-word.





3. Someone wore 
a t-shirt on national TV
with the words
KILL YOUR MASTERS.

Absolutely no one
seemed to mind.
But it probably helped
sell a lot of t-shirts.
Threats and stones
may break your bones
but single words
will get you fired

Or set the media on fire
Context means nothing
but marketing means everything
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The Kook And The Cuckoo Clock

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Like a coo-coo cloc
Like a German mechanical
Clock
Paul
Slams a door at the hourhouse
To display a variant carved character
Who will dance a while
Revolve and bow
Until another hour
Chimes and chants

 © Mrs. CarPeo
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Photoverio © (#250): Self-Portrait In Rhombus Garden

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© Oliverio 
    
A Grate Blue Moment
on Somewhere Street
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The Other Side Of JC (Comic Relief #1780)

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Maddie Dai
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Rorschach Page #19 ... Anteater Wearing Hooded Red Pajamas

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© Oliverio 

About To Sleep On A Cold Red Bed
The next GoFather/Rorschach page is
TBD.

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Can You Follow Simple Instructions? [ pST #18]

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© Oliverio 
Probably Not


The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
TBD.


The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
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Friday, June 9, 2017

I Died 40 Years Too Soon ... Livin' On The Dark Side Of The Moon

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I'm an old time Smugglin' Man
And I know just what to do

Smugglin' Man

Born: 12/21/39
Died: 12/29/80
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Top Of The Legal Crop Says ... NO ... To The Donald

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to their advice...
 

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here
     
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Footnote
About the title:
Addressing him as THE DONALD
sounds so much more appropriate
than writing President Trump
😉 ________________________________________________________________________________________________


💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 ... Either/Or ... 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

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© Oliverio
Jacaranda Junction

💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙
💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
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Ricky Wheely: The Al Fresco Mayor Of 4th Street ... 1100 Block

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His days are spent
exactly where you see him,
with his trusty companion,
Olde English

 
His nights are spent
forty feet east of here,
under an awning
at 1150 E.4th
Street

Mornings involve
his furthest travel:
1.5 blocks to
McDonald's 

If he has no morning money
(which is rare)
one of eight people
will buy him a coffee
and a breakfast burrito. 
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President (Mo, Larry, And Curly) + 16 (Intelligence Agencies)

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Sober drunk or stoned...
George W. Bush
—the 43rd President—
was alternately
referred to as 
Mo, Larry and Curly


Each moniker had its own
intelligence gathering mechanism
(his Father had been a CIA chief)

The symbols above represent
sixteen Federal Intelligence Agencies

3 + 16 = 19

which equals the number
of terrorists involved
in the 9/11 attack

 
Each terrorist had a dossier
including such minutiae
as when they farted
or watched The Simpsons
or opened a door.

The nineteen intelligence agencies
were smart enough and detailed enough
to learn such things about their prey.

Unfortunately, each terrorist dossier
was the property of a different agency.

The nineteen intelligence agencies
were not smart enough to share
any of their intelligence
with any other agency.

What allowed the nineteen terrorists
to turn the world upside down
on September 11, 2001
was a simple matter
of a failure to communicate
information with eighteen
other agencies.

This happened nineteen times.

Intelligence without communication
is utterly worthless or...
as the day that will always
be remembered as a fraction proved...
utterly destructive.


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Worth Posting A Second Time [ pST #17]

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© Oliverio

A pastor of the church
for fifteen years had never
noticed the Star.

A friend who attended this church
since 1947 had never noticed the Star.

The Church is St. Anthony's
in Long Beach.

I am part of their
Saturday Night Special:

We all shake hands
at 6PM.


The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here.


The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
   
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Footnotes
The image above is a detail
of the image below:

 
The Institute of Inane Research
has determined that hating Jews
for killing Christ
is counter-productive.

Had they not killed Him, there never
would have been Christianity.
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Photoverio © (#249): YMCA, Plasticene Era

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© Oliverio

YMCA

Created by Harriet
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Why There Are No Mirrors In Heaven

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#857142
Why We Have No Mirrors

Vanity has no priority here.
I don't need to see 
my reflection in every soul.

Blind adoration makes me nervous.
I admire the suspicions of atheists
but they are  lacking in imagination.


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Footnote
Sometimes, the Vertical Fax was signed Gus
because it is a three-letter G word.
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HYDRAULIC UNIVERSITY ... Chapter 1

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At Hydraulic University, the beloved professors repeat what students say, before the students say a single solitary word..
 
Whenever a Math teacher state an equation, it must contain the phrase might or might not be equal to
 
The Theology department, according to Dr. Seamster, emphasized the happy mid-point between evolution and creationism.

God created the world in six days...and then he refinanced.

He was praised by Murray, the Global Evolution Bank officer, for creating the mountains, sky & sea.

"What we can do for you is a package deal."
 
God was told that in time there would be fish in his waters, birds in his sky, then give or take a millennium, there would be MAN!
 
"Man. What is that?"
"Oh, you’ll find out."
"Whatever."     
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Students at "Hy U" do not need recreational drugs. They are naturally pumped up. When adrenalin isn’t flowing, whimsy is.

Smoking marajuana would be redundant but some students, the "Un-naturalists," smoke it if only to be at one with the outside world, which was ignored as much as possible on campus.

The school was the brainchild of Silvia Porto, Daniel Di Maria, Mort Mecklosky, and Etta Seamster. 

In the year 2010, three of the the founding parents were still alive and well but, in the middle of the  quad in the middle of the cam- pus a statue of Mecklosky–bow-tied, beer-bellied, and beaming– was triple life-sized.  
Tragedy guaranteed the university that budget cutbacks would never set foot on campus.
 
A high-level conference of western European nations invited Mort Mecklosky to lecture on the internal gymnastics of the CIA. But the night before his scheduled flight, he was murdered in his home. 

On December 9, 1976, his valet found the professor’s body in a fur-lined reclining chair, slumped over a copy of Advance Man by Jerry Bruno. The mathematician’s reading glasses provided the target. Single bullets were retrieved from each eye. Woodland Hills homicide detectives immediately launched an investigation but within a fortnight, all records of the murder mysteriously disap-peared, as did the body. 

Seamster, Porto , & DiMaria protested to the Los Angeles Times, NBC and numerous other media who collectively reported absolute diddly squat about the murder of a very distinguished educator and great friend of liberal causes everywhere. 
Seamster, Porto , & DiMaria pursued the matter no further because a zip of their lip was worth access to the eternal fountain of funding for their brainchild.

Profundity Squared–a favorite expression of Mort Mecklosky–applies to a six digit number: 142857
 
It is universally understood that all zip codes in the United States have five digits. 
Welcome to the exception.
Welcome to Hydraulic University.
If a letter or package were addressed solely to “142857,” it would be delivered to Hydraulic University within forty-eight hours.

Eternal federal funding was guaranteed by the shadow government, the invisible branch of governance far exceeding the power of the Executive, Congressional, and Judicial branches. 

Quicker than you can say “SGA” the Shadow Government Agency is capable of shutting down roads in southern California to accomodate Hydraulic video students. 

Hollywood should have it so easy.
 
To this day, no one has ever been arrested for or suspected of committing the murder of Mert Mecloskey. 

A California police record was set in the case of  Mort Mecklosky. After all of fourteen days, a homicide was declared a “cold case” but eternal funding is one helluva mea culpa!

The plaque for the triple life size Mecklosky statue, consistent with the math professor’s wish for an epitaph, establishes a cause of death: a shopping cart accident in Akron, Ohio

The sculptor was a one-legged VietNam veteran named Ray Ozen.

The plaque also lists some of Meclosky’s accomplishments: 
As an undergraduate, he wrote a prize-winning thesis entitled "Why Perpendicular Has Thirteen Letters." In 1967, he set a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem to  folk music.

Posthumously, students of Steve Bachrach and "Bergen-Gerben" made it into an opera.

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CHAPTER 2 is forthcoming
especially if demanded
by YOU


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Footnote
HYDRAULIC UNIVERSITY is the copyrighted property of LCSoL. 
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Don't Tell Carol About This [ pST #16]

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© Oliverio 
Pike Dreams

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here.



The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
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A 1967 Poem From Our Lost Hero Sterling Francis

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We were at the Night Owl Cafe 
in Greenwich Village.

It was Saturday Poetry Night
and we were still in high school.
It was May 2, 1967 and numerous non-entities,
commonly known as hippies, spouted jibberish
from the stage but we waited patiently
for the guest poet from Boston:
Sterling Francis.

He was revered by those of us 
who needed to revere someone
in the absence of Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, 
the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Etceteras...

However, this was the last time
any of us heard Sterling Francis
read poetry in public:  

We'll do what we want
when we want
and we won't
get caught

Shoplifting is easier
on the wallet
than things that
must be bought

Let them try but
Never will they
take us alive

Clamped to
an office
from nine
to five

Let them try
to come and get us

They might as well
zip-lock lettuce.

Sterling Francis was the son
of a Dow Chemical scientist.

What "we" Night Owls had witnessed in 1967
was the first usage of the phrase zip-lock 
but Sterling coigned words and phrases
as often as some people sneeze.

the younger Francis was hired
by the company
as a "phraseologist."

Sterling Francis never wrote
another poem but
he sure made a whole lot of money
and financed the infamous
Long Beach Underground
Poetry Center.  
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Written When He Was A College Sophomore

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Faith, Hope, and Watery Milk …

Of the three, I will take Thicker milk.

Since there is no Thicker Milk,

Give me a little Hope.

J.D. Salinger 
(1938)


Ursinus College 1939 Yearbook 
Salinger is in back row
far left

  

The Institute of Inane Research
has determined that  student Salinger
also wrote a poem entitled
Hope is Thicker than Milk.

But this poem was written
in his official school status
as Roaming Romeo.

Mary Lou Milquetoast
(a/k/a, Milk)
was slim, trim,
and busty.

Harriet Louise Hopely
(a/k/a, Hope)
was sexy but
cylindrical.

Hope is thicker than Milk
but tomorrow,
I will drink Juice
(a/k/a, Rita Mae Juwsnick)  
 
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I Was Born With A Plastic Spoon In My Mouth

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The north side of my town
faced east
and the east side 
faces south

Substitute 
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Photoverio © (#248): Slightly West Of Infinity

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© Oliverio 
1111 E.4th Street
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This Could Have Been The CarPeos (Comic Relief #1763)

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Bruce Eric Kaplan
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Mockery In Miniature (Comic Relief #1762)

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Charles Barsotti
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STREET ART UTOPIA (#30): They Walk Amongst Us

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But fret not...

They have only gotten
as far as 

The artist is unknown
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

A New Mo'

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what do you know
it's a new mo'
oh me
oh my
oh May:

you had your day
lots of fun
spread across
thirty-one

 what can i say
you included 
my b'day

sad it coulda be
but i had SHE

so merrily

but now we 
sing a different song
but now we
sing a different tune

hello June

help us
kiss the moon

*** 

Paul Oliverio

Inspired by his Better Half  

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Footnote
A NEW MO' is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Long Beach Harbor [ pST #15]

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© Oliverio
5/18/17 

The next 
Superimposed Text page
is
here. 





The p in the title
stands for
photoverio
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With The Empire Of Light But Without The Purveyor of Darkness

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Melania Trump visited  the Magritte Museum
in Brussels on May 25th, 2017

Photographed by
Eric Lalmand 

Art Daily
Best Photos
5/28/17

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An Author By Any Other Name ... Would Be Just As Quotable

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If you're a girl and you're thirty...
and you're falling apart at the seams,
and you've never even had an engagement ring
on your finger before, and the chap is presentable
and he's got a farm and he comes from an old family,
then you're in love.



better known as 
Julian Barnes

A plethora of quotes
from JB begins
here. 

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What Should Be May Never Be Unless ... Things Get Impeachy

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BUT 
repeatedly,
the Prez has 
demonstrated.

What now it 
can be stated:

FEAR 
causes no pain 
for the truly insane 

  UNTIL 
the Kryptonite alarm 
from the impeachment farm.

The next GoFather/Trump page is  here.
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Footnotes

FEAR CAUSES NO PAIN is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.
 
As with too many uncountable things,
it was inspired by my smarter half.

Her lesser half feels obligated
to apologize to Superman
and all his fans.  
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Rorschach Page #18: The Shooter And The Subject

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#18
was taken on
the 18th of May
a/k/a
the shooter's
 birthday

The cubist subject
inspired the shooter
–born in '49–
to believe
 68
is the 
sweetest
number
 
The next
GoFather/Rorschach
page is
here. 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blurring The Boundaries (Comic Relief #1754)

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Edward Steed
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