“The sprightly green, has drunk the Tyrian dye”. On (#De)#basement , Repression and A rising of the rich against the poor. Seeing the Bretton Woods For the (#)(D)isease. #(C)ovidPurpose #ConquestofDough

Figure 6. Foreshadowing the Lockdown of COVID-19

Edward Hopper. Cape Cod Morning. 1950. Oil on canvas. 34 × 40 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. © 2020 Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
It is not surprising that within the last 6 months Hopper has been anointed by magazine writers, newspaper journalists, and internet bloggers as the artist of the COVID-19 outbreak (Jones, 2020; Schjeldahl, 2020; Wullschläger, 2020). More than any other artist, his work best speaks to the spirit of the pandemic’s quarantine culture. Two of Hopper’s oil paintings are especially noteworthy in this regard. One painting dramatically foreshadows lockdown, and another foreshadows social distancing, the two dominant practices of the current pandemic that are necessary to minimize spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

In the painting entitled Cape Cod Morning (1950), a woman gazes out of the bay window, her arms tense and her grip locked tight on the table in front of her (Figure 6). Her focus is forward and to the outside world, yet she seems imprisoned in her own home, anxiously staring toward an uncertain future and hoping that the lockdown will end soon.

Inspire the vocal brass, inspire;
The world is past its infant age:
Arms and honour,
Arms and honour,
Set the martial mind on fire,
And kindle manly rage.
Mars has look’d the sky to red;
And peace, the lazy good, is fled.
Plenty, peace, and pleasure fly;
The sprightly green
In woodland-walks, no more is seen;
The sprightly green, has drunk the Tyrian dye.

The Secular Masque

First let’s do Millions , Billions and Trillions.

Millions, Billions, and Trillions
How Can We Think About Really Large Numbers?
By Courtney TaylorUpdated April 17, 2020

Do we really know how big these numbers are? The trick to thinking about large numbers is to relate them to something that is meaningful. How big is a trillion? Unless we’ve thought of some concrete ways to picture this number in relation to a billion, all that we can say is, “A billion is big and a trillion is even bigger.”

First consider a million:

One million is a thousand thousands.2
One million is a 1 with six zeros after it, denoted by 1,000,000.
One million seconds is about 11 and a half days.
One million pennies stacked on top of each other would make a tower nearly a mile high.3
If you earn $45,000 a year, it would take 22 years to amass a fortune of 1 million dollars.
One million ants would weigh a little over 6 pounds.
One million dollars divided evenly among the U.S. population would mean everyone in the United States would receive about one-third of one cent.
Next up is one billion:

One billion is a thousand millions.
One billion is a 1 with nine zeros after it, denoted by 1,000,000,000.
One billion seconds is about 32 years.4
One billion pennies stacked on top of each other would make a tower almost 870 miles high.3
If you earn $45,000 a year, it would take 22,000 years to amass a fortune of one billion dollars.
One billion ants would weight over 3 tons—a little less than the weight of an elephant.
One billion dollars divided equally among the U.S. population would mean that everyone in the United States would receive about $3.33.3
After this is a trillion:

One trillion is a thousand billions, or equivalently a million millions.
It is a 1 with 12 zeros after it, denoted by 1,000,000,000,000.
One trillion seconds is 32,000 years.5
One trillion pennies stacked on top of each other would make a tower about 870,000 miles high—the same distance obtained by going to the moon, back to Earth, then to the moon again.3

One trillion ants would weigh over 3,000 tons.
One trillion dollars divided evenly among the U.S. population would mean that everyone in the United States would receive a little over $3,000.3

Numbers of Zeros in a Million, Billion, Trillion, and More
Learn How Many Zeros Are in All Numbers, Even Googol

All of Those Zeroes
A table like the one above can certainly be helpful in listing the names of all of the numbers depending on how many zeros they have. But it can be really mind-boggling to see just what some of those numbers look like. Below is a listing—including all the zeros—for the numbers up to decillion—a little more than just half the numbers listed in the above table.

Ten: 10 (1 zero)
Hundred: 100 (2 zeros)
Thousand: 1000 (3 zeros)
Ten thousand 10,000 (4 zeros)
Hundred thousand 100,000 (5 zeros)
Million 1,000,000 (6 zeros)
Billion 1,000,000,000 (9 zeros)
Trillion 1,000,000,000,000 (12 zeros)
Quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 (15 zeros)
Quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (18 zeros)
Sextillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (21 zeros)
Septillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (24 zeros)
Octillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (27 zeros)
Nonillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (30 zeros)
Decillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (33 zeros)

Zeros Grouped in Sets of 3
Reference to sets of zeros is reserved for groupings of three zeros, meaning they are not relevant for smaller numbers. We write numbers with commas separating sets of three zeros so that it’s easier to read and understand the value. For example, you write one million as 1,000,000 rather than 1000000.

As another example, it’s much easier to remember that a trillion is written with four sets of three zeros than it is to count out 12 separate zeroes. While you might think that that one is pretty simple, just wait until you have to count 27 zeros for an octillion or 303 zeros for a centillion.

It is then that you will be thankful that you only have to remember nine and 101 sets of zeros, respectively.

“I like money on the wall. Say you were going to buy a painting. I think you should take that money, tie it up, and hang it on the wall. The when someone visited you, the first thing they would see is the money on the wall.”
Andy Warhol

The Dollar Sign paintings were first exhibited at the Castelli Gallery on Greene Street in New York City. Warhol attended the opening on Saturday, January 9th, 1982, noting in his diary: “Another big opening of mine—a double—Dollar Signs at the Castelli on Greene Street and Reversals at the Castelli on West Broadway. … it was like a busy sixties day” (A. Warhol, quoted in P. Hackett, (ed.), The Andy Warhol Diaries, New York, 1989, p. 425). Filling the entire gallery space, the Dollar Signs loomed large, vividly-colored in bold hues and enlarged to monumental scale. Warhol’s close friend and chronicler David Bourdon noted, “When they were shown at the Castelli Gallery in January 1982, they appeared as prophetic emblems of the huge amounts of money that would pour into the art world during the following years. Warhol’s Dollar Signs are brazen, perhaps insolent reminders that pictures by brand-name artists are metaphors for money, a situation that never troubled him” (D. Bourdon, Warhol, New York, 1989, p. 384).

If this is the same Dan Smith I guess like Picasso we now have Dan smith periods. The Early period, blues period, seven string period

1 Art

1.1 Before 1901
1.2 Blue Period
1.3 Rose Period
1.4 African-influenced Period
1.5 Cubism
1.6 Classicism and surrealism
1.7 Later works

Dan Smith.

1.1 Before 1982

1.2 First Dan Smith Strat Period

1.3 Dan Smith Offshoring Period ( Japan )

1.4 Second Offshore Period ( Korea)

1.5 Taco Period ( Mexico ) Squires

1.6 Surreal and Mythological Period

1.7 Later Works.

When Parker was 15, he met 14-year-old Shawn Fanning over the Internet, where the two bonded over topics like theoretical physics and hacking.[5][24] A few years later Parker and Fanning, a student at Northeastern University, cofounded Napster, a free file-sharing service for music.[7] Parker raised the initial $50,000, and they launched Napster in June 1999.[25] Within a year, the service had tens of millions of users.[5] Napster was opposed by recording labels, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the heavy metal band Metallica,[13] among others. Lawsuits by various industry associations eventually shut down the service.[26][27] Napster has been called the fastest-growing business of all time, is credited with revolutionizing the music industry, and is considered by some to be a precursor to iTunes.[28][29][30][31][32]

In November 2002, Parker launched Plaxo, an online address book and social networking service that integrated with Microsoft Outlook.[33] Plaxo was an early social networking tool, which would later influence the growth of companies like LinkedIn, Zynga, and Facebook.[34] Plaxo was one of the first products to build virality into its launch, and that earned it 20 million users.[35][36] Two years after founding Plaxo, Parker was ousted by the company’s financiers, Sequoia Capital and Ram Shriram, in an acrimonious exit that reportedly involved the investors hiring private investigators to follow him.[37][38]

In 2004, Parker saw a site called “The Facebook” on the computer of his roommate’s girlfriend, who was a student at Stanford.[5] Parker had experience in the social networking industry as an early advisor to Friendster and its founder, Jonathan Abrams, for which he was given a small amount of stock in 2003.[4][39] Parker met with Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, and a few months later joined the five-month-old company as its president.[5][39] According to Peter Thiel, Facebook’s first investor, Sean Parker was the first to see potential in the company to be “really big,” and that “if Mark ever had any second thoughts, Sean was the one who cut that off.”[5]

As president, Parker brought on Thiel as Facebook’s first investor.[5] In the initial round of funding, he negotiated for Zuckerberg to retain three of Facebook’s five board seats, which gave Zuckerberg control of the company and allowed Facebook the freedom to remain a private company.[4][5] Additionally, Parker is said to have championed Facebook’s clean user interface and developed its photo-sharing function.[40][41] Zuckerberg notes that “Sean was pivotal in helping Facebook transform from a college project into a real company.”[4]

During a party in 2005, police entered and searched a vacation home Parker was renting and found cocaine.[5] Parker was arrested on suspicion of drug possession, but was not charged.[5] This event caused Facebook investors to pressure Parker into resigning as company president.[42] Even after stepping down, Parker continued to remain involved with Facebook’s growth and met regularly with Zuckerberg.[43] The event was later dramatized in the movie The Social Network.[44]

In 2017, during an interview with Axios, Parker expressed concerns about the role of Facebook in society, saying that it “exploit[s] a vulnerability in human psychology” as it creates a “social-validation feedback loop”. Parker stated that he was “something of a conscientious objector” to using social media.[45]

The Founders Fund
In 2006, Parker became a managing partner at Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund founded by Peter Thiel.[46] Founders Fund is focused on investing in early-stage companies, has $500 million in aggregate capital, and has invested in Quantcast, Path, and Knewton.[47] Parker was given carte blanche by Thiel when finding investments.[48] In 2014, Parker stepped down from his role at Founders Fund to focus on other projects.[49] Parker has also hosted The TechFellow Awards, a partnership between TechCrunch and Founders Fund that annually gives 20 entrepreneurs $100,000 each to invest in startups.[50][51]

While working at Founders Fund, Parker had been looking to invest in a company that could further Napster’s music sharing mission legally.[5] In 2009, a friend showed him Spotify, a Swedish streaming music service, and Parker sent an email to Spotify’s founder Daniel Ek.[52] The pair traded emails, and in 2010 Parker invested US$15 million in Spotify.[53][54] Parker, who currently serves on Spotify’s board, negotiated with Warner and Universal on Spotify’s behalf, and in July 2011, Spotify announced its U.S. launch.[55] At Facebook’s f8 conference that year, Parker announced a partnership between Facebook and Spotify, which allowed users to share their Spotify playlists on their Facebook profiles.[55][56]

Brigade Media
In April 2014, Parker announced his backing of a new initiative called Brigade, an online platform for civic engagement to “combat a lack of political engagement and interest in all levels of government across America”.[57] Parker serves as the Executive Chairman of Brigade.[58] The initial round of funding was $9.3 million from Parker, with additional sums from other investors.[59] In 2014, Brigade acquired Causes, an online platform for social impact and political activism. Causes had in 2013 acquired Votizen, a political advocacy startup.[60] Parker and The Founders Fund were a part of Votizen’s $1.5 million funding round in 2010,[61] and Parker served on the board of directors. He has stated, “Politics for me is the most obvious area [to be disrupted by the Web].”[62]

And Now do we see Debasement and Financial Repression in these Graphs?

Printing Warhol Lithographs, Pumpkins and moonbeams.?

Earlier Posts, skin in the game, Apples cash mountain is it real? Bricks without Straw.


Are you seeing the “Bretton Woods “, for the disease yet?

Yumpu Magazine expanding on these ideas to follow here later.