A Most Compleat and Compendious Reference on Stoler
Librarian, linguist, analogizer, associator, Californian, ex-Latin teacher, ex-bicycle messenger, ex-Bostonian, ex-New Jerseyan
A Publication of the Institute for Analog Studies

Si quaeris monumentum eius circumspice
Lookin' sensitive. Click to see the history of Stoler in ID cards! www.stoler.info

A wicked good time
A retro-page that looks as if it could have been made in 1995!
Hence, easily viewable on any mobile device! (not that I'd know)
Full of deprecated tags, and self-deprecation.
Apologies to Zevon's Old Velvet Nose
Hey, Shepard Fairey uses other people's images  himself. This is transformative!

Here we are at City Hall.
Stoler has a wife!

Or rather, Stoler has a Beth!
December 3, 2004

(And here are pictures of the reception and the "honeymoon"!)

They've gotten a lot bigger since.
Stoler has wonderful cats!

(Or rather, kittehs can has Stoler?)
Thank you SO MUCH, Laura and John!
December 23, 2007

Do you want to see more pictures of our cats, the most beautifullest in the world? Of course you do!

The Sheppard is my lord.
Stoler has a job!

As a librarian in a big law firm.
Since August 2006

The circle is complete. *I* am the master now.
Stoler has a Master's in Library Science!

From San Jose State University.
December 2006

Witness my hand and my seal.
Stoler has a Notary Public commission!

Things are true because he says they are.
July 2004

If I could just get some pictures up...
Stoler has an entry in the Internet Movie Database!

Thanks to Andy!
February 2009

Doesn't everyone?
Stoler has a Facebook page!

If you want to "friend" him, please send a message first.
April 2009

At the Kilauea Crater
Stoler has travel memories:
Links to Beth's photo collections.

Like Sisyphus, or Mercer in 'Do Androids Dream...?'

Stoler exercises a lot!

...that rhymes with P and that stands for 'pool'!
(coming soon)

Stoler has tattoos!
Well, no, he doesn't, despite promises to Beth. But if he could bring himself to take a week off from swimming, here's what he'd get around his left arm, around his right arm, on his solar plexus, and covering his back.

She really is dangerously cute
Beth has a Website that doesn't look as if it was built in the previous century!

And another.
June 2007

All These Things That I Have Done
Important and Timeless Stoler Documents, with portraits of the author contemporaneous to the works

Look how much less hair he has...

Stoler Writes Another Silly Mash-Up

He looks nothing like the real Zuckerberg ...

Stoler Guest-Posts on
Beth's World-Famous Blog!
September 2007 December 2007
February 2008 May 2008

Find the cat in this picture!
And as a result, Stoler has his picture in The New York Times!

Unfairly -- Beth just happened to be away. Note the correction.
October 2008

Papers written for Library School:

Online Resources for Lexicographical Searching
Spring 2005
Librarians are heavy drinkers

Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Systems Theoreticians
Fall 2005
My domain, my very well organized file room

Reclassification of Public Documents at the National Archives
Spring 2006
Not sure what this book was, but it looks old and interesting

Competitive Intelligence, Trade Secrets, and the Economic Espionage Act of 1996
Summer 2006
We switched to West codes

Anthony Panizzi as Organizer
Fall 2006
Panizzi started out cataloging these, and so did I!

Stoler's abortive attempt at blogging

On language and other Stolerish stuff. But he was too afraid of saying something offensive. Maybe again someday.

I was too afraid of saying something offensive
Right there on Ellis St...

Stoler attends the celebration of the anniversary of "The Maltese Falcon"

The original, and still the greatest, San Francisco hard-boiled mystery...

The stuff that dreams are made of..


Like you have to guess what it's about..
The first film written by, produced by, and co-starring STOLER!

made for a budget of basically nothing with a cast of friends, colleagues, comrades, co-workers at the movie theatre ...

If you just want to see the *trailer*...

Master White and Master Pink

(in decreasing size order)

*Stoler's original treatment for "Reservoir Jedi"!
*The Second Draft
*The Shooting Script
*The Script of the Release

We looked good from the waist down too
See a large version
of this picture of
Beth and Stoler
at the gala premiere
of "Reservoir Jedi"!

There are no small parts, only small actors
Stoler appears in "Market Penetration", another movie by Andrew Hwang.

What are you writing? An obituary.
A short screenplay
written by Stoler with Andrew Hwang.
And another.

Stoler's Final Paper for his Legal Writing Class
at City College of San Francisco,
on the Schwarzenegger Bobblehead Case!
(MS Word Document)

This man really scares me
If adventure has a name...

Stoler dresses up like his favorite characters from George Lucas films


The Force is strong in this one?
We were officially registered, really!

Beth and Stoler do the legendary Bay to Breakers race in costume!


Stoler's Favorite And Most Meaningful Nonlinguistic Analogical Jokes

(Many memorializing people who have passed.)

This wouldn't happen to a slug

An Issue of
Stoler's 2001-2002 personal newsletter!
(Hypomanic hyperlinked hypergraphia, though some of the good links don't work no more.)

Bear, my best friend -- until I got married and the cats

An Issue of the Company Division Newsletter
Stoler Used to Help Publish
When He Was At That Startup
Full of Obscure Inside Jokes You Probably Won't Get Unless You Worked for the Company Too (and the really funny stuff was probably my colleagues' idea, not mine)
(PDF file)


It's been H5 Technologies for almost eight years now

The Bearded Years:

Before Beth (or Bear)

The Terrible Papers:

Postings on the Guardian Online BBS, 1995-2000

the Jesus phase, when I didn't cut my hair for two years
December 1995 - July 1997

before I really started trimming and shaping it
February - July 1998

looking pointy, Satanic rather than Messianic?
November 1998 - April 1999

Cut the sides off, not long before I shaved the whole thing off at midnight, January 1, 2000
November 1999 - March 2000


The Nature of Intrinsicness

Some Fragments of Very Stolerish Fiction

Some More Fragments of Very Stolerish Fiction

Some Conspiracy Theories, or rather, Found Patterns

Festina lente
Learn Latin -- the Fun and Easy Mr. Stoler Way! (Powerpoint Slideshow)

Stoler's Y2K Doomsday Scenario Screenplay!! Oh Noooooo!!

A Humble Contribution to Forensic Science


Robert STRANGE McNamaraDr. Strangelove himselfSo hit the line for Harvard
Something About Which Stoler Once Felt Very Strongly


"Psyched for the Apocalypse"
a monologue or rant or something
Another try at growing a beard Pick an apocalypse, any apocalypse ... that could happen!
1993 or 1994

No beard yetIn Mali, West Africa, summer 1991Rome, you are my densityObstipui steteruntque comae vox faucibus haesitAeneid Comix
As a teacher,
Stoler attempts to create interesting educational materials
for AP Latin

The College Years

I went totally blond -- and had more fun!Like a 'Napoleon Dynamite' glamour photo.OK, it's a mess, but the points are validStoler's Senior Thesis -- On Puns!

"The Humorous Use of Linguistic Ambiguity"
Spring 1989

See, looks just like Stoler -- whose nickname at the time was ... 'Spike'! and like Stoler, into blood and chocolateStoler was experimenting with peroxide then...The Sort of Paper that is Really Fun to Write and Impresses Ivy League Semiotics Professors!
"Levels of Reality in Film"

Fall 1988

Stoler's Harvard ID, Fall 1986See what I mean? This should be on TotallyLooksLikeDavid Byrne tried to look like him when he sang 'Swamp' in 'Stop Making Sense'
Allegorical Autobiography -- Or Pretentious Parallelism?
You Be The Judge

A Paper by Stoler on J. Robert Oppenheimer
Spring 1987

Stoler's high school yearbook photo, Fall 1984The Hunger Artist
Stoler's Expository Writing Paper on Kafka

(originally written on a typewriter, but scanned, OCRed, and edited)
Fall 1985

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