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Poor, poor pitiful me…

Long-time readers will recall Jessica Hagy, and her wonderful site Indexed, from pre-blog days.  Your correspondent, who’s checked in regularly in the meantime, is happy to report that her index card diagrams are as sharp as ever:

As we count our blessings, we might recall that it was on this date in 1934 that the MC at Amateur Night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater drew the name of an aspiring 15-year-old dancer from his hat.  Shocked to be called on stage, Ella Fitzgerald chose to sing– and won…  The rest is blissfully harmonious history.

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Reading ‘ritten ‘rithmetic…

Long-time (pre-blog) readers may recall the amazing Jessica Hagy and her hilarious site, Indexed.  Now, a fellow-traveller:  Craig Damrauer and New Math…  where one can find a weekly distillation of wisdom into algorithmic form.

See them all here.

As we balance our equations, we might smile a memorial smile for Moe Howard, who died on this date in 1975.  Howard was born in Brooklyn in 1897; he went on to perform with his friend Larry Fine and his brothers Curly, then Shemp, with whom he appeared in 190 shorts and more than 20 feature-length films:  first with Ted Healey as “Ted Healey and his Stooges”; then, simply– and marvelously– as The Three Stooges.  Nyuck, nyuck!

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Written by LW

May 4, 2009 at 1:01 am

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