[lit-ideas] Re: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  • From: "Walter C. Okshevsky" <wokshevs@xxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 16:06:57 -0230

I get it Skipper! Rodney Dangerfield is alive and well.

Anyone going to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in
Fredericton? (That's in New Brunswick, btw. A province in the Atlantic region
of Canada. Look on the map ... keep going eastwards ...)

Cheers, Walter

Quoting Mike Geary <jejunejesuit.geary2@xxxxxxxxx>:

> I've never had any complaints against this List (excepting, of course, those
> complaints I've already voiced), but now I do have to complain.  I feel that
> no one here respects my philosophical perspectives.  No one races to
> challenge my propositions.  Why not?  Are they unassailable?  Or is it that
> I can't quote chaper and verse?  Yes, it's true, I'm no scholar of the
> ancients or the middlemen or the current crack pots, but I am a human
> being!!!  I deserved to be heard.
> How so?  you say.
> How so?  God so.  My beloved grandfather John Sebastian Geary came from a
> family of Irish draymen in Blairsville, PA. (well, yes, before that they
> came from Ireland and before that they came from Africa and before that from
> amoeba).  My beloved grandfather wearied of hauling other peoples "stuff"
> (as George Carlin would say) and so took up plastering.  Just then the
> hurricane of 1906 struck Galveston, TX, killing over six thousand people and
> destroying lots and lots and lots of houses.  Being an astute
> businessplasterer, my beloved grandfather John Sebastian Geary hie-di-hoed
> himself to Galveston and started plastering.  There he met my grandmother.
> They did the deed from whence is my history.  My father Emory Joseph Geary
> swore that God killed all those poeple just to insure that he would be
> brought into the world.  We respected him for that.  But later on in life I
> wondered if he wasn't mistaken.  My father wasn't the goal, I was.  God
> killed off six thousand for me.  Thank you, God.  Praise Baby Jesus.  I
> think it's time you folk started showing me more respect.
> Mike Geary
> God's Special One
> in Memphis

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