Re: Guest Post - A.H. Harvey

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That's great, but just way too much effort to copy.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 6:23 AM
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bob mcmanus? read?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 6:30 AM
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Come on, the poetry? Gotta be Natilo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 6:35 AM
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Whatever else you might say about the prankster, dude gets shit done. So, not one of us.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 6:37 AM
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Meekins.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:03 AM
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By reflect well on his output I assume he means he doesn't comment enough.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:08 AM
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Ogged?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:10 AM
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I am AD Harvey!


Posted by: Spartacus | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:13 AM
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4 is the correctest thing ever written here.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:20 AM
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4 is an iron-clad case.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:20 AM
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I agree with 9 but not 10, because of the problems with inductive reasoning.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:23 AM
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11 is the correctest thing ever written here.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:27 AM
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Correct, but not original.


Posted by: Opinionated Hume | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 7:31 AM
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I am AD Harvey!


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:01 AM
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Hmm... Come to think of it, you probably are.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:03 AM
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The title of the post says AH Harvey, but the article says AD Harvey. Layers upon layers.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:12 AM
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I'm where I should be all the time. And when I'm not I'm with some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend.


Posted by: AD Seauvein | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:13 AM
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Anyway, clearly it's emdash, but he's so fiendishly clever he hired someone to play the role of his fictional biography and show up at meetups and whatnot to keep us in the dark.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:14 AM
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Aren't all of you, except me, an elaborate hoax?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:19 AM
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Only half of us are.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:22 AM
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19: Isn't that the philosophical foundation of Halfordismo?


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:23 AM
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Crocodiles!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:23 AM
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I thought crocodiles are the physical foundation of Halfordismo. You will rule from your all-seeing vantage point atop a tower of crocodiles.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:32 AM
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And the tower of crocodiles is, at its base, also crocodiles?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:33 AM
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I'm assuming something about 22 will show up on the news later today.

"And in California, three entertainment attorneys were devoured by crocodiles. Authorities are trying to determine the source of the crocodiles and suspect either foul play or a paleo-diet breakfast gone completely overboard."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:34 AM
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Thales: all is water.
Anaximenes: all is air.
Heraclitus: all is flux.

Halfordísmo: all is CROCODILE.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:35 AM
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The philosophical foundation of Halfordismo is that there is no philosophical foundation, just pure will. Crocodiles!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:35 AM
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Die Welt als Wille und Krokodil


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:37 AM
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So is it spelled officially with just a regular i, and not í?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:38 AM
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Google seems to think regular i, but I don't know. (Also, Googling "Krokodil" produces scary pictures of gangrenous drug users.)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:41 AM
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Fuck. I shouldn't have said so much, there is no explanation in this regime. Where the fuck are my crocodiles?? Fix those bra/ninja star holsters, Teela and Angel. Fly the imperial quadcopter towards the obelisk of culture.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:42 AM
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Google seems to think regular i, but I don't know.

I meant "Halfordísmo".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:44 AM
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Oh, maybe you did too. Who knows.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:44 AM
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í is a litter in Halfordismodeutsch.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:49 AM
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the Latvian poet Janis Blodnieks ("I search but cannot find the key/ Which will unlock the glowing door/ To the life which runs parallel/ To the world in which I am trapped") ... "I'm not an independent scholar," he says, "I'm a scholar who couldn't get a job, a rejected scholar.

Wow. If I hadn't met so many of you in person, I think I'd really be having a panic attack right now, gripped with a horrified certainty that I'd spent so many years of my life having conversations with this guy's legion of sockpuppets here at The Mineshaft. Eerie!


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:57 AM
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Crocodiles don't eat people with gout. True story.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 8:58 AM
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If so, maybe people about to wade in crocodile-infested waters should cover their legs in uric acid.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:03 AM
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Peeing on yourself is the other thread, Moby.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:08 AM
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Was. Was the other thread.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:09 AM
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Oh, maybe you did too.

Yeah, let's go with that. (I was confused about when German ever uses í.)

Although I think in Spanish Halfordísmo would look weird since the accent would automatically be on that syllable.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:22 AM
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(The rule being-- at least approximately --that if the word ends in a vowel, 'n', or 's', the stress goes on the second-to-last syllable, otherwise the last, unless there is an accent mark telling you otherwise.)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:23 AM
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Krokodile den ganzen Weg herunter.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:34 AM
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hinunter.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:34 AM
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"I'm not an independent scholar," he says, "I'm a scholar who couldn't get a job,

There's a lot of that going around.

"I'm not a journalist. I'm not an academic. I'm not a professional writer. I'm not a professional editor. What I am is otherwise unemployed. Superfluous. That's what I am."

Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 9:53 AM
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Crocnado.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 10:00 AM
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Pummeled to death by plastic shoes.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 10:01 AM
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I actually hadn't finished reading the piece when I posted 35. But there's even more great stuff there! We should all aspire to Harvey's equanimity:

"How does the life we live relate to the lives we might have lived or ought to have lived?" he asks rhetorically. "If I'd had the life I ought to have lived, I would have had a junior research fellowship, a fellowship, marriage, marital breakdown, boredom, frustration, might have gone into politics, might have risen to minister of state, then more boredom and frustration. The pattern wouldn't have been that much different in my view."


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 10:22 AM
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In other words: whether Minister of Culture or Master of Sockpuppets, it's still cry, cry, masturbate, cry.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 10:23 AM
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Actual Mitch McConnell tweet: Do you think that #Sharknado could take on the Obamacare Red Tape Tower? pic.twitter.com/0LRU6uczYc


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 10:39 AM
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...might have gone into politics, might have risen to minister of state...

The indulgence of thinking we're geniuses because we're lazy.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07-12-13 4:28 PM
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