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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Somebody got it

Further comments from the Objectivist website on the 'Hugh Hefner, Living Large' post:

J (male)

RATING: 2.5 Stars

COMMENTS: Not quite sure what the overall point of this article really
was. Are we for or against this situation? Or was this just to comment on
leggy blondes?

I am a bit confused.

L (female)

RATING: 1 Star

COMMENTS: What is the point? This is all over the place. I'm not sure if
you are in favor of Hefner, opposed, maybe a touch jealous. The ideas are
very poorly strung together.

But now, at last:
W (male)

RATING: 4 Stars

COMMENTS: I agree, and I enjoy your analysis. The fantasy sounds fun, but
eventually one has to become a man.

Folks, when a teacher's class, or a writer's audience isn't getting it, it's generally the teacher or writer's fault. He's talking over their heads or being unnecessarily obscure.

When some do and some don't, well he's probably got what we used to call in English language schools, a homogeneity problem.

In this case the essay, and subsequent one, was a musing on what it is to be a man. Not an original point to be sure:

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”

We'll speculate later about what this means about the audience, and perhaps I'll tell the story of the one university class I ever had (in philosophy) where I thought it was the class that failed the teacher.


  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said…

    Thanks again! I try to be a man, at least part of the time.....


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