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Posts Tagged ‘Phi’

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.

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The .Gif Friday Post No.461 – Playing with Echeveria

Friday, 25 November 2016

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Yeah, I was bored.

Phi Do

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Phi Phun

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.]

Amasunzu (circa 1923)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923.

Rwandan man with Amasunzu hairstyle, 1923.

It’s like a giant brain-sucking leech. I want one.
Oh wait…

[Image, caption, and more about the hairstyle here.]

On Drafting Geometries.

Monday, 17 August 2015

FIBONACCI DODECAHEDRON Rafael Araujo

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

Nautilus Shells 1947 Edward Weston

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

φ is the best number derived since π .

[Image found here.]

Hurricane Sandy & The Golden Ratio φ

Monday, 1 June 2015

Golden Ratio

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BTW. nature doesn’t run on mathematics, and the typical example of a nautilus shell exhibiting the proportions of Phi has been debunked. It’s still a fun exercise, counting the seeds in a sunflower’s (or pine cone’s) spirals and dividing the larger number by the smaller to see how close it approximates Phi.

Oddly enough, if you multiply Phi by ten it gives you the approximate average miles per hour on Interstate 10 between Santa Monica and Los Angeles in either direction at any hour of the day and any day of the week. TRUE.

[Image of Hurricane Sandy (2012) found here. The definition of Phi is stuck in my head, but it’s also 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.

Saturday Matinee – The Tick, Phi, Ken Nordine, Bootsy & The Zappas

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Tick came and went, but lives on the Utoobage. Here’s Part 1 of my favorite 1/2 hour episode: “The Funeral.”  The next two parts are here and here.

Speaking of nature and mathema-Ticks:

The concept of Phi, graphically illustrated. [Found here.] Ken Nordine had a great take on the Fibonacci Sequence as well:

Bootsy’s New Rubber Band’s got a nice groovejam going with a left handed shredder.

Here’s a fun compilation, “Peavey Nation,” by the Sons of Zappa, featuring a cameo by Dick Clark.

Have a great Easter weekend, folks.


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