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 Post subject: Re: Zappa on Wikipedia
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:39 am 
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Droodles
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Droodles was a syndicated cartoon feature created by Roger Price and collected in his 1953 book Droodles. The trademarked name "Droodle" is a nonsense word suggesting "doodle", "drawing" and "riddle." Their general form is minimal: a square box containing a few abstract pictorial elements with a caption (or several) giving a humorous explanation of the picture's subject. For example, a Droodle depicting three concentric shapes — little circle, medium circle, big square — might have the caption "Aerial view of a cowboy in a Port-a-john."

Droodles are (or were) purely a form of entertainment like any other nonsense cartoon and appeared in pretty much the same places (newspapers, paperback collections, bathroom walls) during their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. The commercial success of Price's collections of Droodles led to the founding of the publishing house Price-Stern-Sloan, and also to the creation of a Droodles-themed game show. There was also a droodle-based game called "Mysteriosos" on HBO's Braingames. Series of newspaper advertisements for the News and Max brands of cigarettes featured cigarette-themed Droodles.
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Frank Zappa's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch

One of Price's original Droodles serves as the cover art for Frank Zappa's 1982 album Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch. Price's other captions for that drawing include "Mother pyramid feeding her baby."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droodle

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mu ... signatures only has Keep it Greasy listed. :shock:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mothers_of_Invention

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Zapiekanka

The Polish street food known as zapiekanka has been described both as "Polish pizza" and "a poor relative of its distant Italian cousin"...

A zapiekanka (Polish pronunciation: [zapʲɛˈkanka]; plural: zapiekanki, pronounced [zapʲɛˈkankʲi]) is an open-face sandwich made of half of a baguette or other long roll of bread, topped with sautéed white mushrooms, cheese and optionally other ingredients, and toasted until the cheese melts. Served hot with ketchup, it is a popular street food in Poland. With its origin dating back to the 1970s, the zapiekanka is associated with the austere times of Poland's Communist regime, but it has enjoyed renewed demand in the 21st century, which has also brought a wider range of varieties.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Firebird#In_popular_culture

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Not exactly, but you'll see what I mean:

Arf invariant of a knot

In the mathematical field of knot theory, the Arf invariant of a knot, named after Cahit Arf, is a knot invariant obtained from a quadratic form associated to a Seifert surface. If F is a Seifert surface of a knot, then the homology group H1(F, Z/2Z) has a quadratic form whose value is the number of full twists mod 2 in a neighborhood of an imbedded circle representing an element of the homology group. The Arf invariant of this quadratic form is the Arf invariant of the knot.

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Arf and a formula for the Arf invariant appear on the reverse side of the 2009 Turkish 10 Lira note

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