From the journal of Steven H. Cullinane...
2006 April 01-15
Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:02 PM
(See previous entry,
on Francis L. Kellogg)
More bookmarks, in the spirit of
Hemingway rather than Fitzgerald,
from the date of Kellogg's death--
New York State lottery
on April 6, 2006:
From A Flag for Sunrise
, page 338:
"She seemed, superficially, to have
thrown every grain of her energy
into the driving.... She was stone
beautiful, he thought; to his eye
outrageously and provocatively
Compare with Grace Kelly driving
Cary Grant in "To Catch a Thief"
and Frank Sinatra in "High Society."
Those who prefer a different sort
of high may also prefer a different
page in A Flag for Sunrise
"He was very high, higher than he
had ever been. His thoughts
twisted off into spools,
arabesques, snatches of
Saturday, April 15, 2006 4:15 AM
For the Late
Francis L. Kellogg
Kellogg is said to have lived
"at the epicenter of
New York City society."
Here, in his honor, is
a social bookmark
Latin Prose Fiction
"To study the two surviving novels
in classical Latin,
as works of literary genius,
as major influences
in Western fiction, and as
documents of contemporary
We may imagine Kellogg in Heaven
returning to college for a version of
this course taught by Petronius,
Apuleius, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Friday, April 14, 2006 3:00 PM
Click on picture for details.
"Little Red Ridin' Hood,
You sure are lookin' good...."
See also today's Log24.net
Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:50 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:50 AM
Thursday, April 13, 2006 4:07 AM
Meanwhile, back at
Click on picture for details.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 7:20 PM
A Coffin for Passover
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 4:07 PM
Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
"Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh
meaning for every new social situation."
-- AP, Today in History,
apparently quoted from an address
at the University of Pennsylvania,
Sept. 20, 1940
Gravity's Rainbow, the beginning of page 373*:
"white and geometric capital before the destruction"
Gravity's Rainbow, the end of page 373*:
"Slothrop was going into high school when FDR was starting out in the
White House. Broderick Slothrop professed to hate the man, but
Tyrone thought he was brave."
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:33 PM
"If you can bounce high,
bounce for her too...."
– F. Scott Fitzgerald,
The Great Gatsby
Magazine purchased at
newsstand May 14, 2003:
A Whiff of Camelot
as 'West Wing'
Ends an Era
– New York Times,
May 14, 2003
Song title from the
June Carter Cash
album "Press On":
From The Great Gatsby,
"Highballs?" asked the head waiter.
"This is a nice restaurant here,"
said Mr. Wolfsheim, looking at the
Presbyterian nymphs on the ceiling.
Mimi Beardsley, JFK playmate,
in the news on May 15, 2003
On JFK's plane trips:
"Whenever the President traveled,
members of the press staff
traveled as well.
You always have a press secretary
and a couple of girls traveling....
Mimi, who obviously couldn't perform
any function at all, made all the trips!"
Apparently there was some function...
"Don't forget the coffee!"
– Punchline from the film
"Good Will Hunting."
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:09 AM
Monday, April 10, 2006 9:20 PM
"What other colleges call fraternities,
Princeton calls Eating Clubs."
The Restaurant Quarré
with a view of the Brandenburg Gate.
square, F. carré
from L. quadratus
-- Webster's Revised
Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
A symbol of symmetry
that might have pleased
Timothy A. Smith on
Bach's Fugue No. 21,
Clavier, Book II
(2) The remarks of Noam D. Elkies
"Brandenburg Concerto No. 7
"It is of course an act of chutzpah,
some would say almost heresy,
to challenge Bach so explicitly
on his own turf."
The five Log24 entries
culminating on Pi Day
March 14, 2006
The following event
on March 14, 2006, also
featuring Noam D. Elkies:
"At 3:14 p.m., six contestants began
a pie-eating contest.... Contestants had
exactly three minutes and 14 seconds
to eat as much pie as they could.
'Five, four, pi, three, two, one,'
Elkies counted down as the
contestants shoved the last
mouthful of pie
into their mouths...."
Noam D. Elkies
(5) The Magic Schmuck
Monday, April 10, 2006 12:00 PM
for the previous entry,
Upon a Time"
- Ernest Hemingway,
"A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
- Ernest Hemingway,
- Joan Didion,
Play It As It Lays
- The Devil's Bible
Sunday, April 9, 2006 12:00 AM
I am waiting
At the counter
For the man
To pour the coffee
And he fills it
I even argue
He is looking
Out the window
"It is always
Nice to see you"
Says the man
Behind the counter
-- Suzanne Vega
Tom's diner in last year's
"A History of Violence"
Palm Sunday Sermon
[Tom/Joey shoots him]
[standing over the body]
Saturday, April 8, 2006 4:09 PM
ART WARS from
April 9 two years ago:
For an explanation
of this icon, see
Saturday, April 8, 2006 4:08 PM
April 8 two years ago:
Art is magic delivered from
the lie of being truth.
Adorno, Minima moralia,
London, New Left Books, 1974, p. 222
(First published in German in 1951.)
The director, Carol Reed, makes...
impeccable use of the beauty of black....
B. Daniel on The Third Man
Saturday, April 8, 2006 4:07 PM
April 7 two years ago:
Welcome to our imaginative and inspiring toy catalog!
Today is Wednesday 7-April 2004. On this day in 30 Jesus crucified
by Roman troops in Jerusalem (scholars' estimate).
Saturday, April 8, 2006 4:06 PM
April 6 two years ago:
Ideas and Art
The first idea was not our own. Adam
In Eden was the father of Descartes...
-- Wallace Stevens, from
Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction
Saturday, April 8, 2006 12:00 AM
There is one story
and one story only
That will prove
worth your telling....
-- Robert Graves,
"To Juan at the Winter Solstice"
"To many, mathematicians have come to resemble an esoteric
whose members alone have access to secret otherworldly mysteries.
All of us who came to Mykonos believed that this is
situation. Mathematics is an inseparable part of human culture, and
should be viewed and treated as such. Our underlying assumption was
that mathematical reasoning had something important in common with that
quintessential human activity – story-telling. But what this means, and
what kind of connections can be drawn between the two, remained to be
"He's a Mad Scientist and
I'm his Beautiful Daughter."
-- Deety in Heinlein's
The Number of the Beast.
"If you have ever loved a book
so much that you began to
believe that it continued on
in its own world
even after you put it down,
this book could be for you."
-- Jodi Russell, review of
Number of the Beast
These last two quotations
Story Theory and
the Number of the Beast,
by Steven H. Cullinane on
December 21, 2001.
See Lucky(?) Numbers,
yesterday's Pennsylvania lottery,
and the previous entry.
Friday, April 7, 2006 7:59 PM
Friday, April 7, 2006 9:27 AM
Thursday, April 6, 2006 7:48 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2006 11:07 AM
Harmony and Conciseness
"Problems are the poetry of chess.
They demand from the composer
the same virtues that characterize
all worthwhile art:
Yesterday's NY mid-day lottery: 456
Yesterday's NY evening lottery: 808
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 4:09 PM
Unholy and Holy
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 2:45 AM
Quarter to Three
Dec. 20, 2003,
April 3, 2006)
... so put another nickel in the machine....
- The death of
jazz percussionist Don Alias,
- Miles Davis's album
("Miles Runs the Voodoo Down"),
- Joni Mitchell's album
("God Must Be a Boogie Man"),
- the Log24 entry
from the day Alias died,
which contains the following:
- "By groping toward the light
we are made to realize
how deep the darkness
is around us."
-- Arthur Koestler
Monday, April 3, 2006 3:09 AM
Sunday, April 2, 2006 8:00 PM