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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Friday, March 31, 2017

Giotto And Guita Joe And The Violin d'Ingres

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© Oliverio






At the end
of the thirteenth Century,
Giotto created The Crucifix.

The year was 1293 but 
the ear of Giotto—
with divine intervention—
listened to music from the middle
of the twentieth Century.

He listened to a sculpted 
blues  musician named
Guita Joe.

Maybe that is why Jesus appears 
to be dancing on the cross.

Maybe that is why the top panel
of the crucifix once made flesh
of a violin's sound holes

Maybe not.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Feel The Pulp ... [ pST #10]

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© Oliverio
Pptftp


The next
Superimposed Text page
is
here.


In the title, p = Photoverio 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CarPeo Set Piece ... [#57] ... Trumpless Mirror Images

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© Mrs. CarPeo

The next
CarPeo Set Piece
is

here.
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If Nilsson Sang The Trump Theme Song ... Midnight Tweetboy

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Everybody's talking of me
I don't hear a word they're saying
only the Russian dressing of my mind
 
People stopping, texting
but they have no faces
only the fear in their eyes
 
I'm going where the Trump keeps shining
through the pouring flak
going where nuclear weather
suits my clothes

Banking off of the Donald whims
selling more of my brand
and skipping over the ocean
with Roger Stone
 
I won't let you leave my huge behind
no i won't let you forget
my scrambled mind
 


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Footnotes
MIDNIGHT TWEETBOY
is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

It is a parody of EVERYBODY'S TALKING.

written by Fred Neill and sung by Nilsson,
was the theme song for Midnight Cowboy.

The next
GoFather/Trump page
is
here. 
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Does Trump Own Stock In This Company?

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To quote
Les Moonves
Chairman of this television network:
 
Donald Trump may not be good for America,
  but he's damn good for CBS.


The next
GoFather/Trump page
is
here.  
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I Would Like To Thank Him For The Bonus Talk Time

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Phone conversations with 
my sister in Virginia and
my best friend in New York
have been monthly events
for the past ten years.

The average length of these calls
has been fifteen minutes
BUT
last week, I spoke with both 
Judith and Jack and each conversation
was a record setting forty-five minutes
because there was one subject
that was unavoidable.

That subject was Donald Trump
and all the mind-boggling
ramifications of his Presidency.

Jack said that all our worries
are groundless unless Trump
has a bad haircut showdown
North Korea's dictator.

The next
GoFather/Trump page
is
here. 
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Monday, March 27, 2017

We Interrupt These Trumpian Pages With Industrial Photography

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Peter Bergonzi
 
Gossamer and Steel
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

What If ... God Forbid ... Donald Trump Is Not Impeached?

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Then 
— by all means —
invest all your money in

The scariest thing about President Trump
may be that he sincerely believes that
he is capable of surviving
a nuclear blast
!!! 

The next GoFather/Trump page is  here. 
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Winner Of Impeachment Sweepstakes ... Will Be The Impeached

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You can almost taste it:

The mind-boggling disaster
that is the Trump Presidency
makes Impeachment
a sure thing.

Any day now...
Las Vegas will be 
placing odds on
when it will begin.

The good money is that
President Trump will be
given at least 100 days
in office before 
the I-word
becomes
a reality.

This means the odds are much higher for the Impeachment
to begin before President Trump's hundredth day in office.


But it's about time.

Today, March 25, 2017
is Day #64

Let us assume the odds
of Impeachment proceedings
commencing a week from 
this Monday, are 100:1




Upon learning of the odds
of defanging his power
after only 72 days,
Donald Trump will just reach
into his small change pouch
for $1 million and then he will
call a grunt.

We can define the grunt as someone
peripheral to the President, known to
no one outside the Trump circle
as having any connections to the Donald.

This grunt will then bet
the cool million on Day #72

And all Donald has to do is...
demand his Impeachers commence
their proceedings on Day #72 

Thus, he will be most assuredly impeached.

Donald Trump will be forced to step down 
as President of the United States.

But it would that make him a Loser?

Absolutely NOT!

Not when he would win one hundred million dollars
on an investment of one cool million. 

What would he give the Grunt?
Probably a free burial
A.S.A.P. 

  
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Footnotes
WINNER OF IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS ... IS THE IMPEACHED
 is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.

The next GoFather/Trump page is  here.
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Did You Hear The One About The Chairman Of The Intelligence Committee Whose Own Brain Had ... Less Than Zero Intelligence

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The next morning he dropped
a bombshell based
on classified information

David Nunes
Chairman of the Intelligence Committee

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here. 
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Sometimes

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She can be so sweet
so beautiful
so nice

I wish I had
an extra pair of eyes
to see everything twice


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Footnote
SOMETIMES is the copyrighted property of LCSoL.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Maybe Banksy Is A Conrad Hilton Wannabe But ...

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This is not quite Park Avenue

A general view shows the Walled-Off Hotel (L), 
Banksy's newly opened hotel, standing next to
Israel's controversial separation wall,
in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town
of Bethlehem, on March 20, 2017. 


Photographer =


Best Photos of the Day
3/23/17

The next
GoFather/Banksy page
is
here. 
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To Prove He's Just As Stupid As The Guy Who Hired Him...

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of school's first gay
student president

This is the man Donald Trump selected
as Secretary Of Energy.

He is standing next to
the post-Impeachment
CEO of the United States.

The Institute of Inane Research
has determined that Secretary Perry
is the Trump Teamster most likely*
to double as a hit man.

The candidates for  extermination
increases hourly but hopefully
will not include the scientists
at the Institute of Inane Research.

Their names are Dinkly,
Rebus and Spike.

If anything deadly happens
to them, please notify this website.


*
When asked if he might
consider being the hit man,
Steve Bannon replied
  "Been there, done that."

The next
GoFather/Trump
page is
here.   
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Two Springboard Poems Plus One Apology To Robert Frost

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but the parrot
called the police

After curiosity
bit the dog
and got a
mouthful
of fleas.

***
***

Two roads diverged
in a yellow wood
where I wore a pair
of old brown shoes

Around me did snooze
three carpenter ants
two farmer potato bugs
and a priestly
praying mantis


Paul Oliverio

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hummble H. Hummingbird And The Nest Outside Our Door

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© Oliverio
Hummble was born
right outside our door.

Mother Hummingbird
built the nest unbeknownst
to us or any of our neighbors.

But, much to our delight,
Mother Hummingbird
provided aerial ballets 
daily for the past month.

Humbler H. Hummingbird—
Humblee's brother–flew the coop
moments before this picture 
was taken.

Humblee's maiden flight
began moments after
this picture was taken.

None of the family of three
has been seen since.

And hummingbirds do not leave
forwarding addresses.

The remains of the nest
remain intact and  is now
a local tourist attraction.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I Wish I Could Entitle This Page ... The 78th Bullet

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Never attribute to malice
that which is adequately explained
by stupidity.
 


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Footnotes
The __ Bullet  sequence contains only aphorisms
originated by Paul Edward Oliverio.

The quote was used by one of the talking heads
on today's edition of
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If This Aint Poetry, Get The Goddam Word Out of the Dictionary ............. a/k/a ... MY FIRST FRENCH LESSON ... (1964) ..............

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YOU NEVER CAN TELL

It was a teenage wedding,
and the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur
and madame have rung the chapel bell,
"C'est la vie", say the old folks,
it goes to show you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment
with a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed
with TV dinners and ginger ale,
But when Pierre found work,
the little money comin' worked out well
"C'est la vie", say the old folks,
it goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono, boy, did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records,
all rock, rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down,
the rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks,
it goes to show you never can tell

They bought a souped-up jitney,
'twas a cherry red '53,
They drove it down New Orleans
to celebrate their anniversary
It was there that Pierre was married
to the lovely mademoiselle
"C'est la vie", say the old folks,
it goes to show you never can tell


© Chuck Berry ©

The next Chuck Berry
tribute page is
here.
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The M.I.D. Of March, 2017

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For former American teenagers,
the Most Important Death of March, 2017
would be  Chuck Berry.

For those who love movies,
The Most Important Death of March, 2017
would be  Robert Osborne.

But for those who truly understand
how America works...
The M.I.D. of March, 2017
would be  David Rockefeller.





The next GoFather/Chuck Berry
page is  here.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Photoverio © (#238): The Spire On The Tree

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© Oliverio 

St. Anthony's 90802
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This Image Was Not Meant To Fool The Eye

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This is not Trompe L'oeil
This is Trump w/ Oil Pump

Pumped from 
the Paranoia Petrol Power Plant
directly into his brain.

The image is from 
FULL FRONTAL
with Samantha Bee

The next
GoFather/Trump page
is
here. 
 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#56] ... Most Photographed Windows In LB

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© Mrs. CarPeo

Long Beach Museum of Art

The next
CarPeo Set Piece
is
here. 

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

What I Listened To Upon Learning Of CHUCK BERRY's Death

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...
...
Bio
is the most
autobiographical
song ever written
by Chuck Berry.

The next
Chuck Berry tribute
page is
here.
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One Reason Why CHUCK BERRY Was A True American Hero

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The essay continues
here

The next
Chuck Berry tribute
page is
there.
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CHUCK BERRY's Influence On Rock n' Roll Was Incalculable

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Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger
and a handful of others in the 1950s...
Chuck Berry helped define
the modern teenager.



The next
Chuck Berry tribute
page is
here.
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Death Of An American Hero: CHUCK BERRY ... Rest In Peace

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Chuck Berry
born: October 18, 1926
died: March 18, 2017

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Footnotes
The quote is from  John Lennon.

The image is from  The T.A.M.I. Show,
the precursor of Woodstock.

The next
Chuck Berry tribute
page is
here.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jetty Jane Jaffee ... This Is Your Life ... ©©©

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© Oliverio
LB Jetty Tchotchke



Jetty Jane Jaffee
has no doubts about
what life is for:

She's just a toy girl
made of polymer.

A good luck charm
is this Ms. Jaffee...

En route to neighboring





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Camus on Camus ... [ pST #9]

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Albert Camus
The Myth of Sisyphus

 
Quote is from p.55
of this edition

The next
Superimposed Text page
is
here.


p = Photoverio
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#55] ... A/k/a [HKu #34]

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© Mrs. CarPeo 

Art Walk 90802


The next
CarPeo Set Piece
is
here.



The

two-headed 

dancer dances 

to music that

no one else 

can hear.





















The next GoFather/Haiku page is there.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Photoverio © (#237): Rotation + Reflection

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© Oliverio

I've looked at clouds
from both sides now 

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Sea Side Dilemma ... [ pST #8]

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© Oliverio

The next
Superimposed Text page
is
here.


p = Photoverio
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#54] ... Applause

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© Mrs. CarPeo
Two Palms Pounding in Shadytown

[#55]
is
here. 

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A Song From Bruce Cockburn With Reformatted Lyric

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Young men marching,
helmets shining in the sun
polished and precise like
the brain behind the gun

Should be
they got me
thinking about
eternity

Some kind of ecstasy
got a hold on me
and I'm wondering
where the lions are

I'm wondering
where the lions are                ________________________________________________________________________________________________


Friday, March 10, 2017

The Mathematics Of The Mating Game ... As Questioned By JB

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To what extent might human relationships
be expressed in a mathematical
or logical formula...
What signs might be placed
between the integers?

Plus and minus, self-evidently;
sometimes multiplication
and yes: division.

But these signs are limited.
Thus an entirely failed relationship
might be expressed in loss/minus
and division/reduction,
showing a total zero.

Whereas, an entirely successful one
can be represented by both
addition and multiplication.

But what of most relationships?

Do they not require to be expressed
in notations which are logically insoluble?

The Sense of an Ending

Quote is from page 94
of this edition
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Reverse Order

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Youth is about acting before thinking. 
Adulthood is thinking before acting.  
Youth dances with delusions. 
Maturity cuts in on that dance
and changes the music.
 
Adulthood is about denying 
what once made you happy
and not stepping on 
your own two feet. 

But not always.
 
Thankfully.


Paul Oliverio
(1998) 

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Footnote
REVERSE ORDER is the copyrighted property
of the Lewis Carroll School of Logic.

It was originally posted in May, 2014
but I needed to see it again.
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STREET ART UTOPIA (#29): Tribute To Rene Magritte

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Pejac 
Camouflage

The next
STREET ART UTOPIA
page is 
here. 
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CarPeo Set Piece ... [#53] ... Between The Clouds

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© Mrs. CarPeo 
Sunset at Alamitos Beach

[#54]
is
here. 
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The 77th Bullet: How To Keep The Friend Ship From Capsizing

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It is not true that you must
spend to befriend
but it is a surefire way to avoid
the un-friending process.

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 Footnotes
THE 77th 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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Our Shining Son ... Caramelo CarPeo Is An Octo-Millionaire

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Our chimerical offspring  is no pinball wizard
but he has a Ph.D in Puzzelocity.

Our child was born in Avatar Alley. 

Caramelo has amassed considerable wealth, 
if such a thing can be measured
in the coinage of conundrums:
the points given for puzzle-solving.

He presently has 8,316,892 points.


Nicknamed "Taffy," the CarPeo by-product
has two heroes: Blake Griffin and Mike Trout.

We might take him to a Los Angeles Clipper
basketball game this Saturday to celebrate
his Grandfather's 101st birthday.

His Grandfather was no chimera!
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Photoverio © (#237): Aerial Ballet

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© Oliverio

Terpsichorean Seagulls
on Soft Surf, with Seaglets,
Wingless Cranes and Smog Wrap 
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Photoverio © (#236): Groundhog View In Black & White

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© Oliverio
Long Beach Museum of Art
Bicycle Rack
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

A Grandiose Park Visit From Twenty Years Ago

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 Shenendoah National Park
was so much fun,
I remember it
nine times as well
as I should have.

  
  
© Oliverio 
Family Visit,
1997

The family made sure
my will was written
before this photograph
was taken.
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Question And Answer

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QUESTION
What do you get when 
the brush-chromed wall
of an elevator gets intimate
with the flourescent lighting?

ANSWER

© Oliverio
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Photoverio © (#235): This Is NOT An Exit

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© Oliverio

It is a detail from a 
Waterfront Art Museum 
glass wall
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