MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014
Incompleteness suspended: What happened to our “Weekend Wonkster” series this weekend?
Mainly, two things:
Don’t worry! We’ve continued to take delight in Professor Goldstein’s wonderfully bad explanations! The analysts work with the book every morning. Most days, they chuckle aloud!
(It’s hard not to chuckle at the famous phrase, “the set of all sets not members of themselves.” The fact that people are still discussing that muddled concept—we’ll admit it, it just makes us laugh!)
That said, the book is so full of bad explanation that we weren’t sure where to turn next. (For our last report, click this.) When all explanation is murky and bad, it’s hard to find a foothold for further exploration.
Also this: It’s hard to do posts seven days of the week. One Saturday post doesn’t hurt at all. But oddly enough, if it’s followed by even one Sunday post, our brain just never cleans out.
We may return to our quest this weekend. We won’t try to do two days.
On the brighter side, this: One of our three favorite movies, My Brilliant Career, popped up on our free On Demand this weekend. We’re always surprised by the brilliant concision of its show-us, don’t tell-us, script.
We’re surprised by that film every time! By the splash in the pond, then by the duet. By that beautiful pillow fight scene.