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#1 TheGreenOne

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:53 AM

To chase, to hold, and to rotate

To hear, to see, and to offend

To run, to breathe, likewise to hate

And to endure, and to depend.

 

—Vitia Dancin


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:25 AM

Ah, you dear

feeble-minded boy.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:25 AM

My pal,

but not

my neighbor.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:25 AM

More is the loss.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:27 AM

There are similarly constructed strings

of exceptions that my sons have had

to learn.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:29 AM

The fool is the exception who may speak

truth to power.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:00 PM

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:39 AM

It's all Geek to me.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

Because you studied Chinese.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:18 PM

I had to do some research to get any clue at all about this thread and couldn't come up with anything more clever on the spur of the moment.

I don't know why people want to read difficult books.  Seems too much like, I don't know, ..... work.

I went into a Chinese restaurant last week, more like those booths at a food court in a mall, but self-contained in a strip mall.  It was against my better judgement, but I wanted to know for sure.

A boy and his grandma were holding the door open; she because she was in a hurry to go in, and he because he wanted to read the menus on the windows.  He told her she needed to read the menus.  So I barged through - no point in waiting for people who don't know what the fuck they want.

Then Grandma went to the counter and said to the Chinese woman behind the counter, who obviously spoke almost no English, that she wanted some "Crab Ragoo and Chinese rice - on a plate".

The Chinese woman looked at her like Grandma had slugs crawling out of her ears.

After several more failures to communicate, the Chinese woman simply said "No!"

Grandma fell in line and pointed to the picture, and finally completed the transaction.  "Told you", said the boy.

When I left, I told the Chinese woman goodbye in Mandarin, but used the honorific for "you", which seemed to discombobulate her, as I could not ordinarily be perceived to be below her station.  But I thought she had something nice coming for having to deal with Grandma.

And the food gave me the liquid shits for almost a week.

No good deed goes unpunished.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:13 PM

Read difficult books, no, I wouldn't want to do that. But since there's always someone (or many ones) who find any book difficult, I choose my bar carefully.

 

In a way, I hope this book evokes images of the kind of dusty, pipe-smoke infused
gems one sometimes finds in the far corner of a used bookstore—something not unlike
the copy of William James’s collected letters I once owned. It takes a funny person to
read such a book: one who is willing to dig in the far corner.

-- CA Fuchs


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:28 PM

I tried to get to the bottom of it, and found several articles about reading of difficult books, but they contained far too many words, and so will remain unread by me.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 07:34 AM

No wonder. It's difficult to get to the bottom of that which has none.

 

It's sorta like being with a flat-assed girl.


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#14 Kirk

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 01:28 PM

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:12 PM

What sort of asshole writes a dense article about how to read a dense book, is what I want to know.

It's like the safety placard that reads "If you cannot read this warning .... "


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:16 PM

I once wrote a letter to The New Yorker about a poem they had published, complaining that it was so dense, I couldn't drive a needle through it with a ballpeen hammer.

I got a reply from the poetry editor, wherein he refused to agree about the poem, but praised me for my own poetic prose.

I probably should have phrased my grievance in the form of a poem; maybe they would have paid me $10 for it.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:09 AM

An old friend who used to submit poems

to The New Yorker only

to have them rejected time after time,

once told me he knew he was getting through

when after a series of summary

rejections he once got his manuscript back

with an actual hand-written note

attached. More than that

he never got.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:36 AM

The New Yorker has lots of good writing but is notorious for terrible poetry. They have something decent only once or twice a year -- on a good year. I think dens, meaningless verse is supposed to demonstrate their sophistication. About 5 years ago they published a really good poem and I almost wrote a letter congratulating them.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:36 AM

There once was a  man from Xit City

Upon bad poets, he took no pity

As he sipped the swill

from a clandestine still

He thought, "Hans, you write childish ditties"


Edited by Hans Conried, 31 December 2016 - 07:48 AM.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:43 AM

That clandstine swill

Gives the poor Prole a thrill

Though sippin' alone is a pity

Better with friends

like that fellow called Hans

if he happened to come through Xit City

 

 

New Years fest at the proles'

 

C'mon down, heah!


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:43 AM

Ride on, Hans.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:46 AM

The rest of you welcome as well. Have a grate evening and year --

 

I plan to.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:18 AM

Prole, I would if I could. Staying in tonight and hoping slate stops falling bullets.

All the best to the loungefolk for the coming year.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:20 AM

Agreed about the New Yorker.  Circa 1990 I had a subscription.  Back then they never used color and had very few ads (or if I remember right, none at all).  The poetry was 90% crap, with a gem now and then.  It was always a liberal rag, but I enjoyed the articles - much in-depth stuff; sometimes one article would take up almost the whole magazine.  It was there I learned all about "killer" bees.  I remember a piece about the Clintons in the Arkansas governor's mansion - they hosted a dog and pony show for poor underprivileged black children, after which the reporter heard Hillary say "now let's get these little niggers out of here".  If Bush had said that, he would have been burned at the stake.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:23 AM

Best wishes to everybody.

I have a nice cabbage for tomorrow and some black-eyed peas (for luck and money).

I think I'll open an Abita Amber.  I still have mead, but I've drank it twice and got hammered twice - that's some dangerous swill.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:56 AM

I don't know why people want to read difficult books.  Seems too much like, I don't know, ..... work.

 

Kinda like making your own mead.

 

I'm not sure which "dense article about how to read a dense book" you're referring to what I posted, that was just a brief introduction by the author to an informal publication of some of his assorted correspondence, it can often be quite a fun read and any dense parts are easily be skipped over.  https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0105039v1 


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 12:22 PM

I'm not sure which "dense article about how to read a dense book" you're referring to

I was referring to the articles *I* found as mentioned in Post #12 of this thread:

 

I tried to get to the bottom of it (why people read difficult books) and found several articles about reading of difficult books, but they contained far too many words, and so will remain unread by me.

 

And then I said that writing a difficult to read article about reading difficult books is like writing a safety placard that reads "if you cannot read this sign ...".   I contend that it's nothing at all like making you own mead.  Making my own mead is work, but it's only TOO MUCH work if the result is not worth the effort.  Besides that, it's self expression and that is its own reward.  Laboring to understand what some writer was trying to express is NOT worth the effort to me.  Besides that I give up caring what he was trying to say, there is a suspicion that if he were a better writer, he'd be very easy to understand.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:51 PM

Oh dear, I didn't read your reference soberly enough. Or drunk enough. The possibility that someone (multiple someones) would write articles about books the article writer considers difficult, I hadn't contemplated. I thought the articles defended books that other people found difficult. If someone finds a given book to be "difficult" at least in some sort of unpleasant way, that would suggest one of three possibilities. The book lacks merit, possibly due to poor writing. The book is over the writer's head. The writer read the book under some form semi-compulsion (work, etc.). I don't see why any of those possibilities would cause someone to write an article about it.

 

I just can't bother with someone's difficulties with the difficult.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

To summarize:

 

You mentioned a piece of writing.

I visited it, and found it not worth my time to try and understand.

It occurred to me that maybe I simply wasn't bright enough to complete the task, but I doubt it, for reasons that may have to do merely with foolish pride.

But the problem was important enough to me that I endeavored to persevere, and therefore researched it (if Google passes for research).

And I found a bunch (I mean, there are plenty of them) of articles about reading "difficult" books.  But the articles themselves were difficult.  So, what's going on here?  No, the articles did not so much defend the books in question as defend the process of reading difficult books.  It's GOOD for you!  It will muscle-ize your brain!  It will cure your asthma too!

And of course, there were lists of "difficult" books, including many with which I am familiar, but unread by me and will remain so.

Aleister Crowley had a reading list for his acolytes.  One of the books was Tristram Shandy.  So I bought it.  Gave up on it after a few pages.

There are books which allegedly require a separate book designed to make sure you get the most out of the first book:  there is a book on how to read The Name of the Rose.   There is another on how to read Lolita.  Now, I have read both of those cover to cover with no problem whatsoever.  Would I have gotten more from them with the helper books?  No doubt about it.  And I might even still do that some day.  But I got plenty (dare I say enough?), just reading them straight up.

But generally speaking, as I get older, and more jaded, or whatever the fuck I'm getting, too many words is just too many words.  All of the possibilities you mention above are solid.  But people write articles about it because they are driven to write something, for whatever personal reasons.

There is much I would like to do as well, but I confess that these days, the less reading I have to do to get that done, the better.  I would much prefer to have a master teach me directly, but unfortunately those are in short supply.  I mean, I would like to be Kirk's apprentice.  Or Ted Breaux's.  But I confess that I read almost no books at all these days.  I read thousands in my time.  That's just the crux of the biscuit.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:57 AM

I endeavored to persevere


too many words is just too many words.


If there were anything here to win, you would have just done so.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:04 AM

I wonder what the authors of too many words think in hind sight. Rimbaud's comment on his own words really struck home, I've never seen a sillier bunch of tripe than the words I wrote before these.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

I wasn't surprised by Rimbaud's repudiation of his writing.  I thought it went to the fact that at the time he was DOING something, as opposed to writing about something, or about nothing.  Of course writing is also doing something, and I've done it most of my life, but ...

The Green One has opened a can of worms here.

When I read my own words at FV, which is my magnum opus, for better or worse, I'm often disgusted and often greatly satisfied, as Kirk should be, because as I've told him to his face, his writing is often as profound as anything I've ever read.

I think that in the end the disgust that he and I and Rimbaud have for ourselves has to do with knowing that we saw the true path all along and didn't follow it.

 

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         and eat it.


2. Find a place to sleep where it is quiet,

         and sleep there.


3. Reduce intellectual and emotional noise

    until you arrive at the silence of yourself,

         and listen to it.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 11:36 AM

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 06:33 AM

A gathering of

too many words


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:03 AM

Wowzers, you going?


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 01:03 PM

Uh, no. 

 

I'll be real bizzy then.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:28 AM

You should come on over. Instead of the of the 2 many words, you could just hang out and drink.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:29 AM

Rumor is preban will be served to illiterati.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:49 AM

Roomers and phake noose.

 

What has the weirld cum too?


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:50 AM

Pizza


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

Four days of post-Christmas chrickets chirping in this thread had led me to muse upon the one post to rule them all, one post to in the darkness bind them: what are the words that will cause everybody to shut the fuck up forever?  Not that this is necessarily a good thing, much less a plan of mine, I'm just musing.

But that article reassures me that it's not necessarily a bad thing, either.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:52 AM

Pizza. Izzat your

new word

for Butty Booze

or other ersatz

rooMerd pre-ban

give-away gimmick?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:53 AM

I like it.

 

The neologism.

 

Not the binth

for azzes.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:08 AM

I feel for the pizza.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:32 AM

...and get greezy

fingers for your effort.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:52 AM

taint no greezy fingers in this city


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:09 AM

Benjamin

.

Face

.

Palm

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 10:18 AM

Greezy fingers no, full body lube, oh yeah.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:33 PM

Fakt vs faikt.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:34 PM

The eye makes all the diffy.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:41 AM

Subjectivist heretic!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:43 AM

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:06 AM

You misspelled

"subjunctive Herodotus".


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:07 AM

Common mistake

in the age of Drumpf.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:31 AM

What is frustrating about this case and this statute, is we have a blizzard of words.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:19 PM

I pay public schools money too and I have no kids in school, I don't get refund, why should they?


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

Because they DO have a child in school.  Or at least, that appears to be their case.  The public school, for which they are taxed, failed to educate their child adequately, forcing them to pay for a private school, so, they want the taxpayers (which includes themselves) to pay for that.  Not that I buy it.  As far as I'm concerned, public schools are failing to serve the vast majority of pupils, and by extension the taxpayers, including you and I, who have no children in school.  It's not that they shouldn't get a refund, it's that you and I and everybody else should ALSO get one.  Or at least, they should give up the pretense and quit wasting our money.  You should see the shit they send home as homework with my granddaughter (in 2nd grade).  Vast amounts of money and time are wasted trying to make simple arithmetic as confusing as Sanskrit.  There's apparently a whole industry dedicated to it, with assholes being paid just to come up with even more confusing and useless "methods".


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:00 AM

I'm a product of the public school system. I'm not saying it's great but if you allow them to draw money from the system it will diminish the system,

and school is one of the only things that is better off in the public sector. If it's not working right, help to fix it, don't kick it to the curb or you will have

more children being taught in private, faith based academies where they learn that the earth is just 5000 years old and that people different from them are dirty and dangerous.

If all they teach you in school is to shuck and jive, shuck and jive is an important skill.

I don't care if they take the brat out of public school, but they have to leave the pittance they pay, we all need it to be there, along with the roughly 29 cents a year you pay for the N.E.A.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 10:16 AM

It's a lot less than great.  It's a cesspool.  Teachers' Unions and the federal government are a large part of the problem.  I hope Trump does abolish the Dept. of Education; it should have never existed in the first place.  I'm not sure why you think education is better off public than private.  I can't argue by presenting facts (other than the indisputable fact that government money goes hand in hand with government dogma in the curriculum), but there's no way I can agree.  Not all private schools are run by religions, for sure.  Catholic schools have always had a reputation around here for providing a good education, and many people place their children into such who aren't even Catholics, simply to get them out of the disasters that are the public schools.  I agree that we all benefit from the schools being as good as they can be (obviously), but I'm not convinced that such goes hand in hand with expenditure.  Money can't buy respect.  I tell you what - my daughter worked as a substitute teacher for a year or two, but gave it up.  She could tell you stories that I bet would not only give you a better picture of what public school is like today, but downright enrage you on a personal and moral level, to say nothing of your tax money being misused.

I just noticed that I wrote "I" above when I should have written "me".  It's not the public school's fault, though.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:26 PM

I remember having substitute teachers.

Oh, my, twas bettterer than what knew

was gonna be the classroom norm,

onacuz we went surnorm for subs.

Whole different world for them.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:30 PM

Had a friend of my brother's once

sub in for a music teacher who was out.

He didn't know a note

and couldn't a carried one

if he had an hydraulic assisted wheelbarrow.

 

First and last time I ever

called him Mr. anything.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:34 PM

There are common goods

which are the rights of all

and we are rightly the watchdogs

thereof. Like we are

of government. Not

like we are collectively

over private business concerns.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:23 PM

Hamas prefers madrassas, around here the piously concerned prefer the wilderness christian academy,

where they produce college ready students who believe the fossil layers to have occurred  at once, when the flood receded.

It's a proven fact that colony builders, like humans and bees are able to make decisions that are more intelligent than any single individual,

private academies are the antithesis to this.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

Many of the human colonies in the U.S. were financed and organized by, I believe, corporations - so much for the public sector.  In any case, bees and ants can't be compared to humans.  Both populations live only to serve a queen, and are happy to die in her service.  And, serving the queen and serving the colony are one and the same thing, because she lives only for the colony and has no self interest.  Find me a human colony like that and we can talk about it.  As to pupils showing their asses to a substitute teacher in a way that they wouldn't to the regular teacher, no doubt that it happens, but it doesn't have to.  And what I'm talking about with my daughter - their behavior was the same for the regular teachers.  The clique I'm talking about - they are not there to learn, they have no respect for anything, not even themselves, and they are being baby-sat, plain and simple, at taxpayer expense.  Years ago the school system would have cut them loose, but apparently today it's considered that at least in the classroom they aren't out committing crimes, so they are maintained for 12 years and then handed a certificate of some kind.  As to the guy who could not carry a note in a sack, granted, my daughter isn't like the average public school teacher.  She's a hell of a lot more intelligent.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:52 AM

I'm about to undertake the reading of Ugetsu Monogatari.  Columbia Press, available online.  Forty pages of introduction and ten more of preface.  Far too many words, but in first grade (public school) there was a small library on shelves at the back of the room.  One book there was a collection of Chinese ghost stories.  What a revelation.  What, there are actually books about ghosts?  It was hard back, of course, and the cloth was tattered and worn (it was red), which added to the mystery.  It was, as they say, a seminal experience.  Recently Ugetsu was on TMC - I recorded it and watched it.  So I'm going to dive deeper, close the circle, we shall meet again up yonder, by and by.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:54 AM

One of the schools here takes donations of books all year, they solicit the donations as a benefit to the

Wilderness Road school. A friend helped all summer, collecting books,

donating books, categorizing them and putting prices on them to sell in the schools annual yard sale.

When she showed up for the big day, all the books had been burned the Wednesday before, at bible study meeting, the only books left were the kind that people give away, the religious kind.

The dean of the school is the tenured professor of religious studies at Virginia Tech, when asked if he had read them before he burned them,

he replied he did not have to read them, if they weren't by god or about god they were evil.

It was pointed out to him that many of the authors he was burning faced violence in their lifetime, and that he was committing violence against them in death, his response; 

"they deserve it".

Mark Twain

Rudyard Kippling

John Steinbeck

Kurt Vonnegut

etc. etc. etc.

A graduate student from tech was tasked with being my apprentice for a year, in exploring the origins of gemstones with her I

learned that god created them, that he made the layers in the grand canyon with the flood waters and that the earth and everything in it, or on it is 5000 years old or less, get it?

She was a beautiful girl, seemingly intelligent, a graduate of the wilderness road school and doing her 5th year at Virginia Tech University, but my response provoked her to explain why they are told not to share what they learn with anyone who is not a true believer,

not talking about it, according to her would protect her from the heathens who do not believe.

I believe they keep it quiet for another reason, the dean believes his beliefs will not stand the light of day.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:16 AM

An oldie but still relevant --

 

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

I'm actually nervous that the pitch fork wielding mobs will show up at my door and strip me of my tools and freedom

 because they don't get me and they suspect that that is a problem for them, and  that any of my successes or triumphs came at their expense.

Goldsmiths, merchants, philosophers are just some of the first to die, if they are considered successful, hopefully that will leave me out of the impending pogroms.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:41 AM

I lived with Bush as president for 8 years, roughly 10% of my expected life span, and for 8 years I was embarrassed by him and felt my reputation as an American citizen was bad.

For the last 8 years I've been proud to be an American and felt like I was regaining some lost face. Now I have to give that up, I am already ashamed and embarrassed .

If Trump holds office for 8 years, that will be another 10% of my life, maybe the last 10%, couple that with the other republican presidents I've lived through and they have shit on the better part of my life.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:21 AM

There's apparently a whole industry dedicated to it, with assholes being paid just to come up with even more confusing and useless "methods".

 

The Great American Education-Industrial Complex

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:22 AM

shuck and jive is an important skill.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:24 AM

all the books had been burned the Wednesday

 

I burned some books once.  I felt like I had too many and had to get rid of some.  And afterward, and to this day, I felt like I had drowned a puppy that afternoon.  Now I have a better idea what you're talking about, and I can see why you're wounded, but public school isn't of and by itself exactly a shining alternative to one school run by a moron.

 

Goldsmiths, merchants, philosophers are just some of the first to die

 

More than likely, they were all Jews.  I believe you're safe for now.

 

Now I have to give that up, I am already ashamed and embarrassed .

 

I submit that the Kirk I know hasn't changed much from day one and is good enough for me.  The rest of that shit is just noise in your head.  Drop it and move along as the one true Kirk.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:29 AM

Ugetsu.

 

A pale moon obscured by rain.

 

All that in one word.

 

Got to love the Japs.  It has to be that I was one in a former lifetime.  When I see the farmers grubbing around in the dirt in a Samurai movie, I want to roll around in it with them and then walk around in the rain.


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

American education has become as much the domain of private organizations, corporate entities, and political agents who see it as a market for their ideas, technologies, and ultimately profits

 

Yeah, but it's school boards that are buying that shit.  Local, elected people.  I don't think it's a market for ideas, either.  It's an idea for markets.  In other words, "we have to sell some shit, let's come up with some new shit to sell".  Cart before the arse, so to speak.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:36 AM

The washboard is that folk element of the blues that cannot be corrupted. It represents the strength to resist over-refinement and willful descent into ever more elite forms of intellectual masturbation that often replace basic human engagement.

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:38 AM

The washboard is that folk element of the blues that cannot be corrupted.

 

Cajuns call it a Frottoir.   Technology waits for no man.  You wouldn't want to try and wash some dirty drawers on a "modern" version.  Not to mention you could buy a year's supply of drawers for the price of one.

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:55 AM

You could rub your dirty drawers

all over my washboard...


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:56 AM

iffen only I wuz this guy:

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:57 AM

(Which someone once thought

I wuz.

 

Butt I isn't.)


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