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Dork on Dork Dialog with Jackie Kashian. I am interested in whatever dorky thing you want to talk about. Guests speak to their love of books, TV, Movies, Comic books, websites, food, wrestling, cars, action figures and bees. There is room for all in The Dork Forest. This is a safe space. Credits: Music composed and performed by Mike Ruekberg (Sarah Cohen on intro) Audio fixes by Patrick Brady Website design by Vilmos
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jackiekashian.com Archive - Pre-September 2010 donate to the dorky effort
Aug 19, 2011

My guest is math and puzzle dork, Michelle Mikki. She knows about puzzles that I’ve never HEARD of. It’s fascinating. I don’t know how this will play but know you’ve chosen wisely. I SING near the end. Wow.

 

Credits:

Audio leveling by Patrick Brady

Music is by Mike Ruekberg.
Website design by
Vilmos: who has his OWN podcast.

 

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Notes:

Logic Lover’s Math & Logic Problems

Word Arithmetic - also called Cryptarithm

Cut the Rope

Play along with the puzzle we’re doing! I made this in Photoshop. Art!

Cross Sums – no digit is used more than once, and numbers 1-9 (no 0’s)

Newport Jazz Festival

Jazz Dork Forest – Ep 2

The Bravest Teenage Yanks

Mosquitoes – “Mosquito larvae are, in essence, nutrient-packed snacks for fish and other aquatic animals.”
Darlene Westgor
Diner Dash
Pogo.com that has games that Michelle recommends

NeoPets

Cream

9 Comments
  • almost six years ago
    June M
    I love you for loving drum corps!
  • almost six years ago
    JackieKashian
    awesome Laura!!
  • almost six years ago
    Laura Geryk
    Shoot. I meant to type AS + IS = SEE the as + as = see has no solution and I don't want anyone going insane trying to solve it.
  • almost six years ago
    Laura Geryk
    Love cryptorithms---also known as alphametics. if you're Googling . If you're looking for a great set of easy, first level alphametics, check out the Arithmetic at Sideways School series by Louis Sachar. (the author of Holes and a bunch of othe great kids lit). Starts out very simple ( AS + AS = SEE) and leads you through the thought process in preparation of more difficult levels.

    Ken-Ken is AWESOME! It's a version of sudoku, but with another component--in addition to having to have one of each digit in each row and column, there's boxes with a operation symbol and a numeral. For example, if there's a +21, then the digits in the box must add to 21. It's a great combination of logic and math puzzles.
  • over six years ago
    JackieKashian
    Wow...nice breakdown!
  • over six years ago
    TM
    Ah...That episode...I was thinking it might be another I'd missed from the BlogTalkRadio days.

    And, as usual, a correction of my own comments: the NJF in JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY is the 1958 festival, the film came out in '59.
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Neither of you were reminded of "Sunshine of Your Love" at all? Far out. (--remnant of Newport Stereotype Festival)
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Oh...and the Newport Jazz Festival gave rise to the Newport Folk Festival, and they in turn gave rise to the Playboy Jazz Festival and Monterey Pop and Woodstock and all sorts of stuff since.

    JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY is an excessively adorably bookended film about the 1959 NJF that features some nice work by non-jazz (Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry) as well as jazz artists...
  • over six years ago
    Todd Mason
    Ha! Of course, Dell Magazines is no longer associated with Dell Books (and Delacorte Press and all the other arms of what is these days Bantam Doubleday Dell), any more than Dell computers is...but Dell Magazines/Penny Press is close to my heart as the most prolific of fiction magazine as well as word-puzzle magazines these days...when the Dell folks put their magazine arm up for sale, Penny Press bought them, mostly to get the Dell word-puzzle magazines, but along with that package came astrology magazines (of little to no interest to me) and the four surviving Dell fiction magazines: ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION, ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE and ANALOG: SCIENCE FACT AND FICTION (LOUIS L'AMOUR WESTERN MAGAZINE, sadly, had folded a few years before). It's a long and very dorky story how all four (or all five) of those magazines, each founded by a different publisher in a different decade, came to be owned by Dell and then sold to tiny Penny, and it involves a pretty big swath through the publishing, literary and even larger cultural history of the 20th Century and even the decade since...it involves H. L. Mencken and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain, Robert Heinlein and L. Ron Hubbard, MEET THE PRESS and Hitchcock's daughter Patricia, American Nazis and Ziff-Davis Publications (one of the progenitors of G4, the cable channel of ATTACK OF THE SHOW and one of Chris Hardwick's current gigs), and just a Whole Big Lot of good and great fiction and brilliant new and old writers on the scene. And Betty Page.

    But now to go listen to the jazz show...jazz having crystallized in part out of New Orleans funeral marching music, of course, but also in part out of ragtime and other interactions of European small-chamber traditions mixing with South American dance music...and nothing tends to make us more prone to singing not quite up to the standards we might like trying to remember that melody...and you know the connections of mathematics and music, even without the prompts of such mid-century innovators as Milton Babbitt and Anthony Braxton (back to jazz!). Michelle Mikki is clearly yet another woman after my own heart. Thanks!