## Posts Tagged ‘Math’

### Saturday Matinee – Nick Offerman, John Edmark & Phi, HST & Roy Buchanan

Saturday, 27 May 2017

I’ve never seen a single episode of “Parks & Recreation,” but this advert featuring actor  Nick Offerman is mildly amusing [via]. It doesn’t go far enough IMO. Someone tell Nick that I’d be happy to outline a horror story based upon actual events.

John Edmark creates some amazing stuff using the irrational number Phi, laser cutters and strobes [via].

Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 documentary about rogue reporter Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Nick Nolte. Thompson was an amusing unhinged journalist who set the standard for inserting himself into every story he ever covered.

Gotta have at least one music vid, and we haven’t posted any Roy Buchanan in a while, so there you go.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, folks, and please take the time to remember what it’s all about.

### Cartesian Bear

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Definitely not a polar bear.

[Found here.]

### Anarcho-Calculus

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

[Found here. And no, I didn’t check the plot, but this guy will.]

### Phi Do

Thursday, 14 January 2016

This either explains a lot, or it doesn’t.

[Found here. Related posts here and here. If it still doesn’t make sense to you, click here.]

### On Drafting Geometries.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Rafael Araujo‘s work blows me away considering it’s hand-drafted and not computer-generated (unless he traced it and hand-lettered it). Either way, it’s killer manual drafting, and some day I’d like to talk to him about it.

[Confidential to R. Araujo – I saw what you did there. – Bunk]

[Related post here.]

### φ + φ

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

φ =$\tfrac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2} \approx$ 1.618033988749894848204586834

φ is the best number derived since π .

[Image found here.]

### Saturday Matinee – Cold Capybara, Doodles in Math Class & Miles Davis

Saturday, 11 February 2012

When a capabara clicks and huffs, it’s angry and this one is really pissed at the snow.

The Utoobage videos entitled “Doodling In Math Class” are pure awesome. This one relates the Golden Rectangle and irrational number Phi to botany.

Miles Davis, live in Munich 1988. I saw him in the early 80s, and the performance was amazing. Nice groove here.

Late posting this – got kind of busy with other stuff last night. Have a great weekend, see ya tomorrow.

### Snake Calculation

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

I never take a challenge sitting down, so when Steamboat McGoo spotted a black racer on his chimney and asked for estimates on its length, how could I refuse?  After all, my ancestors specialized in reptilian length prognostication.

S. McGoo rewarded me with the honor of posting my snake calculations DIRECTLY UNDER HIS BANNER HEADER. (Click on the image unadulterated big to make it.)

Such an honor bestowed requires reciprocity, so I’ve added Aaardvarks & Asshats to our glorious blogroll. You goo, McGo!

### The Man with the Longest Arms

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

I can’t make anything out of this, except for two typos in the 14th line in the top board about a foot from the right.  Otherwise the proof is correct.  Here is the problem:

if”n”is a whole number that is more than 3.
The value of”x,y,z”in the equation
“x^n+y^n=z^n”will not be a whole number.
write an equation to prove it.

The man is/was a mathematician of Czech Republic, Pilsen, Westbohemian University, Department of Mathematics, RNDr. JiÅ™Ã­ ÄŒÃ­Å¾ek, CSc. [Source here.]

Then there’s this:  “[something]Ver Analysis: Relationships Built On Self Respect” followed with little train cars/lunchboxes of unintelligible words [perhaps “corp,” “banks,” and two other scribbles] and being pulled by an engine down below past the x’s where it derailed and the little engine spun out.  I dunno, Babs.

I don’t know who the master is in the top image, but I do know whose class I’d sign up for.

[Images from here and here.  As an aside, THIS is very interrrrestink.]

[UPDATE: Some folks are trying to figger out who the guy in the top photo is.  It might be RNDr. Josef Voldrich, CSc, although our crack team of webminers think it is someone older.  Email us if you have a link with positive identification.]

[UPDATE 2: This is cool, and we’re a little bit closer.]