In a letter written to theo in December 1883, Van Gogh expressed his reason for writing.
“The way I was taught it was ‘underball,’” says Jared Kemp, 18, who plays theo.
But theo was a valiant man – he was a warrior, however unlikely that might seem.
Both the boys are from upscale families—but Matt is white and theo is black.
A 1985 episode “theo and the Joint” of The Cosby Show featured a “found stash” in a high school textbook.
The shock upset her at first, and she wanted theo to stay behind.
"I daresay it would," theo managed to reply, with a decent show of interest.
theo glanced up in surprise at the irrelevance of the inquiry.
But he managed to end his conversation with theo unconstrainedly enough.
Miss theo and her mother were obliged to confess in their hearts that their hero was but an ordinary mortal.
A frame language.
["Theo: A Framework for Self-Improving Systems", Mitchell et al, in Architectures for Intelligence, K. VanLehn ed, Erlbaum, 1989].