behind the words:
Apuka: János Bartos (9 August 1919 - 29 January 2002)
passed away five days after the completion of this piece. In Hungarian, the title is an affectionate
name for "Father." During World War II, this gentle and funny man survived six years in a Soviet prison camp.
2 - Revisionist: Russian Czarina
Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) reportedly once saved the life of a man by transposing a single comma on a warrant
signed by her husband, Alexander III (1845-1894), exiling the man to death in Siberia. [Note
moving red comma in the animation.]
A Twisted Carol: Charles Dickens self-published
"A Christmas Carol" in December, 1843.
4 - Under Four Minutes: Roger Bannister's
legendary 3:59.4 mile was made possible with the help of Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway,
on 6 May 1954.
5 - Budapest Evensong: The two weddings of King Matthias
"Corvinus" Hunyadi (1458-1490) took place in Mátyás Templom, a 13th-century baroque cathedral
that was turned into a mosque between 1541 and 1686.
6 - Why 16 June 1904 =
Bloomsday: This piece
contains a direct quote from Nora Joyce, wife of James (who wrote "Ulysses" and "Finnegan's
Wake"). They began their courtship on 6/16/1904. [Ulysses for Dummies, Bloomsday