[Complete]Half-Hours with the Idiot - lt

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carteki
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Post by carteki » March 18th, 2016, 7:46 am

Half-Hours with the Idiot by John Kendrick Bangs (1862 - 1922).
All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/half-hours-with-the-idiot-by-john-kendrick-bangs/
Mr Idiot returns with his opinions on a number of diverse topics, including women, taxation, and international diplomacy. As always, the Idiot's silly soliloquies are packed with equal parts ridiculous fallacy and sly wit. Which is your favourite? (Kim)
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Last edited by carteki on July 18th, 2016, 2:07 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by Lynnet » March 18th, 2016, 8:35 am

I can MC this for you. Back in a few minutes with the MW.
Lynne

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Post by Lynnet » March 18th, 2016, 8:39 am

All set. Looks like a fun project.

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Post by carteki » March 18th, 2016, 9:04 am

Thank you. It is. I will be DPL and have set up the MW.
Now for some readers ...

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Post by Lynnet » March 18th, 2016, 9:11 am

Might as well move straight over to Readers Wanted then 8-)

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Post by realisticspeakers » March 19th, 2016, 11:26 pm

Hello.

Can I read Chapters 3 and 4--Christmas Shopping and Income Tax?
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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Post by carteki » March 20th, 2016, 2:03 am

realisticspeakers wrote:Hello.

Can I read Chapters 3 and 4--Christmas Shopping and Income Tax?
Assigned. Thank you :)

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Post by 2839reader » March 23rd, 2016, 2:32 pm

Hi, claim six and seven to read.?
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Post by carteki » March 24th, 2016, 12:09 am

2839reader wrote:Hi, claim six and seven to read.?
All yours. Thank you :)

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Post by realisticspeakers » March 26th, 2016, 4:34 pm

Chapter 3 He Goes Christmas Shopping

[18:03]

Uploaded to Lynnet (not yy-yyyyy--because I looked and could not find one :hmm: )

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/halfhourswiththeidiot_03_bangs_128kb.mp3
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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Post by carteki » March 27th, 2016, 1:59 am

realisticspeakers wrote:Chapter 3 He Goes Christmas Shopping

[18:03]

Uploaded to Lynnet (not yy-yyyyy--because I looked and could not find one :hmm: )

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/halfhourswiththeidiot_03_bangs_128kb.mp3
Thanks for the note about the MC name. I've updated the instructions.

PL OK.
However, if you want to review the gaps between the phrases - they are about 1/2 a second too long. Your choice.

Kim

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Post by realisticspeakers » March 27th, 2016, 4:47 am

Chapter 3 - new time [17:51]

also attenuated most egregious gasps for air by 9db.

(note to self: SLOW DOWN!!!)
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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Post by carteki » March 27th, 2016, 6:16 am

realisticspeakers wrote:Chapter 3 - new time [17:51]

also attenuated most egregious gasps for air by 9db.

(note to self: SLOW DOWN!!!)
Listening to your own work does point out some things :evil:
I did think about mentioning the speed at which you read, but the piece worked well with it being fast paced (and helped heighten the sense of his desperation) - although I want to know how his watch got stabbed by a hat pin!

Anon

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Post by realisticspeakers » March 29th, 2016, 1:57 pm

The Idiot is such a conspiracy theorist; a wild alarmist with a fantastically outrageous imagination. :roll:

Chapter 4 - As to the Income Tax


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/halfhourswiththeidiot_04_bangs_128kb.mp3

[16:30]
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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Post by 2839reader » April 8th, 2016, 1:07 pm

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