Vintage Hawaiian Shirts

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I guess there’s really not much to say…I first discovered Hawaiian shirts back when I was in high school. They’re loud, bright and somehow expressive of a mood or a state of mind that contradicts modern civilities and conformity. I’ve known many people who describe them as “ugly” or “hideous.” What these people, and so many others like them don’t seem to understand is that that’s the point. It’s amazingly freeing to adorn one’s self in a garment that’s sole purpose is to scream individuality, happiness, leisure…ALOHA.

(via Jaf Project)

The Hundred Greatest Theorems

The millenium seemed to spur a lot of people to compile “Top 100” or “Best 100” lists of many things, including movies (by the American Film Institute) and books (by the Modern Library). Mathematicians were not immune, and at a mathematics conference in July, 1999, Paul and Jack Abad presented their list of “The Hundred Greatest Theorems.” Their ranking is based on the following criteria: “the place the theorem holds in the literature, the quality of the proof, and the unexpectedness of the result.”