[Complete]The Complete Works of Brann, the Iconoclast, Volume 1 - lt

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williamjones
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Post by williamjones » May 6th, 2019, 7:27 am

Posted Chapter 42 - The Bike Bacillus

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A little silliness on Brann's part in reaction to even sillier concerns that Bikes cause loose morals in women.
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Post by msfry » May 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm

42 is PL OK. Brann reaches the height of silliness in this piece. I expected him to mention that women (and men) rode horseback for long years before the bike came along, and thus mounted they both took a pounding for sure.
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Post by RitaBoutros » May 6th, 2019, 1:16 pm

Section 31:

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22:40

Someone needed to put a muzzle on this guy

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Post by williamjones » May 6th, 2019, 2:28 pm

Wonderful job, Rita :clap: Your file is PL OK !

He is sooooo condescending!
I'd think that female readers would be outraged by some of his comments.
Here is a typical statement that shocked me:
Perchance woman is fully as big a fool
as these reformers paint her--that she has no better sense
than a blind horse that has been taught to yield a ready
obedience to any master.
In my imagination I see a long line of women, each waiting her turn to smack him in the face with a wet squirrel.

Again, Thanks, Rita! This was not an easy read.
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Post by iBeScotty » May 6th, 2019, 7:04 pm

I’d love to read 16, if I may.
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Post by williamjones » May 6th, 2019, 7:32 pm

iBeScotty wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:04 pm
I’d love to read 16, if I may.
As Pharaoh said to Joseph: "So let it be written. So let it be done."

Thanks, Scotty.
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Post by iBeScotty » May 7th, 2019, 10:43 am

Chapter 16 on Thomas Carlyle:

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21:54

Glad to correct any mistakes, mispronunciations or misarticulations. :)
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Post by williamjones » May 7th, 2019, 12:17 pm

Thank you, Scotty.
If you get a spare moment, give us some feedback on this article, please.
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Post by iBeScotty » May 7th, 2019, 12:45 pm

I had fun reading it, not so much for the content but the way he uses the language. Ironic considering he lauds substance of writing over form in praise of Carlyle and disgust for any pretense of dignity. He definitely sounds like an opinionated coot, haha. I’m not sure he convinced me to read Carlyle but can appreciate where he’s coming from and why he likes skewering critics. I wonder if Brann’s affinity to him has anything to do with Scottish ancestry, as many Scots (not me though) settled in Texas. I know nothing about him. Was he even Scottish?
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Post by williamjones » May 7th, 2019, 3:21 pm

Well, Scotty, my expectations were fulfilled!
You put on a wonderful West Texas accent!

This reading is PL OK! :clap:

Great job!

However, you did mention mispronunciations, etc. and I came across TWO, which in no way detracts from the story line.
So... don't concern yourself with "correcting" things that don't need correcting.

1:54 heard "Wall-pur- Jis" s/b "Vahl-pur-Gis" (a hard, German G) - This is a German word. Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht), an abbreviation of Saint Walpurgis Night, also known as Saint Walpurga's Eve, is the eve of the Christian feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Francia, and is celebrated on the night of 30 April and the day of 1 May. Wikipedia Celebrations: Bonfires, dancing.

7:16 heard "ol-ee-genius rhyme" s/b "ol-ee-ADGE-inous"rhyme".

I thank you for undertaking that Texan accent. I love it!
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Post by iBeScotty » May 7th, 2019, 4:14 pm

Thanks, that is exactly what I was expecting to muff in flying over this :lol:
I’ll get the corrections in soon, next recording session.

Catch y’all on the flip side...
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Post by williamjones » May 7th, 2019, 6:02 pm

iBeScotty wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Thanks, that is exactly what I was expecting to muff in flying over this :lol:
I’ll get the corrections in soon, next recording session.

Catch y’all on the flip side...
NO!!!!!!
Don't take time to make those two alterations -- it's not worth it. Only someone with a knowledge of German and a chemistry background would have noticed those things. Let ride, Clyde.
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Post by williamjones » May 8th, 2019, 3:41 am

Ch.17. Resquiescat In Pace

PL OK !

Thank you Greg.
Sorry to have been so slow in getting to proof this and #39 - going to listen to that one now.
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Post by williamjones » May 8th, 2019, 4:05 am

Chapter 39 Working Fashion' Fools

PL OK!

Thanks, Greg.

I don't know whether to group this article with his "serious" works, or with his "sarcastic" ones.
Almost certainly he was proclaiming his own independence in his own newspaper, "The Iconoclast" and casting disdain upon the "news for hire" (=Fool) publications.

His last line made me mile:
Verily 'tis a strange world--and sadly in need of a few more industrious fool killers!
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Post by williamjones » May 8th, 2019, 4:35 am

lubee930 wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 7:16 pm
This section was an interesting and entertaining read, but, oh, my goodness--what a sharp, sharp tongue!!

First, he absolutely skewers George T. Winston,<snip> :shock:

And along the way, he lobs a few other bombs at the education system in general, <snip>
This chapter is PL OK !

A nice, careful reading of a "hi-falutin' rant".
Where did he get all those arcane words?!?!? You did great handling those.

When you consider how he gutted Winston, it's no wonder why he, himself, was shot down by a Baylor University proponent after he (Brann) had excoriated the school, its faculty and educational philosophy. The back-shooting was a little much, tho. A simple horse-whipping would have worked just as well.

As you said, Brann was critical of the then-current principles of education. At 43:30 he wrote of instructors:
He is not required to inculcate wisdom, which is well; for that can no man do. He is not even expected to impart much knowledge; but to put his pupil through a course of mental calisthenics, miscalled education.


A few years later, this same sentiment was expressed by the modern American philosopher John Dewey!!

Thanks, again.
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