Blog post # 179:

(179 = a prime.)

My pictures for this post:

Inadequate Viciousness

Submersion Of Balance

Laughable Selfishness

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Stupidest anagram first:

As dimensions in prayer

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A sinner's noise-pyramid

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Fist to head

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It's of death.

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Anagram puzzle:

If you are thrown in the ocean, it would show "wisdom" if you...

(2 words.)

(I will forego giving the answer, since this is so easy.)

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My two poems first, then a numbers puzzle below:

(Written yesterday and today.)

Configuration Of Our Ambivalence

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The lower-left curl is

floating above its descent.

It is a semi-spiral contained

in the exaggeration

Of tangents. And it flies,

but hovers,

Before the circularity

beneath and left

Of the halving of this duality.

And the upper-right curl

is slanted; yet its

Thickness is round,

and its cusp is turned

Only once. Oh,

it does not float,

Yet it rises as

such contradiction. Yes,

It bulges as such

semi-spirals counterbalanced

By protrusion,

by equilibrium and exception.

There between them, though,

the strings and strands

Droop and are absurd.

Three spikes of such

Extend unto their sequences.

But there below,

Intermediacy is intermittent.

And a triangle and its

Liquids fall from reality's

one juxtaposition, fall

As flaps, as adroit

summations once mathematical.

Yes,

Alternating is the configuration

of our ambivalence.

It is positioned within that

leftmost and rightmost

Coiling, within those

still loops, ad infinitum.

Yes, inwardly, the

binary forms cease this

Asserted parameterization.

They cease this

Topological defiance of

bisections, this defiance of

Balance arcing as curls,

arcing as our metaphorical

Configuration's idealistic gimmickry.

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Odd Id

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An odd id is this limbic corpse.

Such a bulb of

Conjured science contains

its droplet, contains the

Unbent spike jutting

into beneath, unto between.

Oblivious is that grasp

never seeing viscous visions

Of these superstitions or of glass.

But the id is my

Abstinence, and it holds within it

its parallelism; it

Holds within us its

algorithms all ludicrous.

Oh, an id oddly of our

denied minds, it is

Derived via a

pretentious psychology. It is

Derided in its sickness,

and is damned in

Its purposeless flesh.

Yet this anthropomorphism is

Anti-transcendent, indeed.

And it renders those

Fluids damp. For, such knots

of nothingness and of

Imbecilic psychoses are

quite selfish but laughable.

And odd is the id,

despite its conformity. Ha,

Odd are these inexact instincts

of our immaturity;

Odd are these inexact ids

of our entropies becoming

Unthinkably maniacal but

temptingly morbid, becoming

Odd but clangorous,

as do our brains each weird

And methodical or somehow crazed.

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A numbers puzzle/solitaire-game:

Make an 3-by-3 grid on paper.

Fill the grid with UNIQUE positive integers, one integer per square of the grid. The numbers need not be consecutively valued necessarily.

Your score is the largest integer m such that integers 1 through m all occur as sums within the grid (without missing any positive integers <=m).

A "sum" is of any number of addends (3, 2, or just 1) that are all *consecutively placed* within a row of the grid or a column of the grid. (No diagonals in this variation.)

So, for example, if we have the following 3-by-3 grid:

2 9 8

3 1 10

7 6 15

...the sums 1 through 19 all occur in this grid. So, I get a score of 19.

(Notice that some values of sums occur more than once.)

For example, the number 4 = the 3 plus 1 in the middle horizontal row. And the number 14 equals the sum of all three terms in the middle row.

And 5 = the 2 plus 3 of the leftmost column.

And the 1 is just the number 1, while the 2 is the number 2, etc.

And 10 occurs as just the 10, and as 3+7 (in left column), and as 9+1 (in middle column).

Note that the addends must be consecutive in the grid, however. 3 + 10 = 13 would not be allowed, because they are separated by the 1 in the middle. (Although, 13 occurs as a sum somewhere else.)

All numbers from 1 through 19 occur as sums. But 20 doesn't occur. That is why I get a score of 19.

You can "play" someone else by both of you trying to score as well as you can on same-sized grids. Just try to outscore your opponent.

Note: I personally scored a 20 with another grid, but someone using a computer scored a 26, which I think is the best score possible.

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Leroy

## Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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See, I really do come to look and read!

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