# Tweet `M’ For Murder

* A bit of silliness *

Ray Milland was a great star who played the villain in the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie, “Dial `M’ For Murder.”

Today I want to take a quick break from the hard work of writing a proposal for NSF. It is due soon, and I should be working on it right now. But I had a few minutes and thought of a game. I hope you do not hate it.

The movie “Dial ” is in my opinion one of the great suspense movies of all times. The plot is inventive, the murder unexpected, and the final scene simply brilliant. If you have not seen this masterpiece, see it soon.

** A Name Game **

I wondered what it would be like if theorists and mathematicians named things. So I decided to see what movie tittles and book titles might be in such a world. Note, *Tweet `M’ For Murder* could also had been *Dial For Murder*, among probably many other choices. It doesn’t hurt that Ray Milland’s name itself is comprised of a geometrical term and and .

Here are Ken’s and my quick list of some examples. Perhaps you can create more and better ones. Now back to serious work, hacking away on our proposal. Oh well.

- Law Well-Order
- Good Men
- A -sized House on the Prairie
- The
- No Glory
- Sublime Superfactorial Angry Men
- Samurai
- Fight Set
- The
- North Northwest
- Traversed Edges of Glory
- Like It Hot
- Topologically Closed Metal Jacket
- Slumdog -aire
- Stalag Third Fermat Prime
- Great ‘s
- Catch-
- Angels
- The Non-Composite of Miss Jean Brodie
- A Acres
- Death Venice
- The Einstein
- Pacific
- Ada Ardor
- The Not Even Women
- The Set Closed Under a Binary Associative Operator With Inverses
- The
- The Steps
- Indemnity
- It’s a World.
- Five Base Two Dalmatians
- The Killing
- The Lord of the : The
- Heroes
- The
- J.B.: A
- The Bourne
- WALL-2.718281828…
- Les Coups
- The
- The
- Gone In

** Open Problems **

What are each of these? Most are trivial—but perhaps not all.

Can you create some good Math/CS titles of your own?

Ways to Die LA

Dave,

Hope okay. To use latex map put word latex after first dollar sign.

How about Self-Avoiding Walk I, II, III, IV, V, …?

… ouch.

Ha ha, very nicely done!

perhaps $cos^{-1}(-1)$ is a little to easy🙂. A similar idea is expressed at http://spikedmath.com/401.html

American

Snakes on a

The Power ofThere are already things called Killing fields, infinitesimal isometries.

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

Of course, they are named that after Wilhelm Killing.

inf) (where A is the Ackermann function).

While it’s not quite the same concept, I can’t help but share my algebraic geometry list:

Variety

Schemes

Multiplicity

Intersection

Blowup

Singularity

Motives

Normal

Perfect

The Complex

Adele (soon)

Radical (soon)

Mumford

Krull

Zabriskie Point

3.1415.. : {1, \ldots, 4}

The bounded treewidth Graph of Life.

No idea how to make this look pretty, but:

$frac{5}{2}$ Men

The good $\wedge$ the bad $\wedge$ the ugly

$latex\mbox{\rm To Be} \vee \neg (\mbox{\rm To Be})\\

\mbox{\rm To Have} \wedge \neg (\mbox{\rm To Have})\\

\mbox{\rm The Couple} \not \equiv 0~ (\mbox{\rm mod}~2)\\

\mbox{\rm 5 Pieces} \in P\\

\mbox{\rm A Day’s Night} \not \in P$

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@Tim,

What was that movie?

SPOILER ALERT!

It’s a bit cryptic, but here’s a clue: if I say that is at most some number that’s represented by a Greek letter, I’m typically saying that and are close.

The (Story)…

How many ways to write ‘The Transformers’?

4!

LOL at the Two Towers.