Monthly Archives: November 2012

Evariste Galois Deserves a Movie

Pursuing a degree in mathematics many years ago, I believe I was the rare student who was truly interested in the lives, and not just in the scribblings of the long-dead mathematicians who advanced axioms, contemplated corrolaries, locked up lemmas, … Continue reading

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An old joke sadly turned upside down

Joe McElroy drove past the Handlebar Tavern each evening on his way home from the Chrysler dealership where for 27 consecutive model years he peddled the likes of Cordobas and LeBarons, regularly beating his annual sales quota. As a junior … Continue reading

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Cuts tell the story

I’m sitting in seat 17D on a Delta flight to Salt Lake City next to a man who in sleep looks remarkably like the mummified body of King Tut, head thrown back and toothless mouth agape. And truthfully, Tut’s skin … Continue reading

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Keanu Reeves: Four down and 46 to go

Keanu Reeves has appeared in three movies with a state in its name: “The Prince of Pennsylvania” (1988), “My Own Private Idaho” (1991), and “Feeling Minnesota” (1996). And in 1991′s “Point Break” he plays an undercover FBI agent with the … Continue reading

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