Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Thursday, May 30, 2013

19, 1948 = 58,400,000

Number 19, 1948
Jackson Pollock
...sells for $58.4 million at Christie's...

According to Lewis Carroll School of Logic mythology, Mr. Pollock originally
named this painting for the day it was completed: November 19, 1948.
But the abstract artist, known as both "Jack the Dripper" and "Jack the Drinker,"
mispronounced the month...Number 19, 1948...

The sub-title of this page could have been
"Christie's Arithemtic" or "A Lewis Carroll Equation."
The title did not become valid until May 30, 2013.
The only possible mispronunciation of that month is "Me."

To the best of our knowledge, the white gloves of the handlers in the photograph
were not included in the purchase price.

AP photographer = Alastair Grant

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