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Thursday, November 16, 2016 – Jonathan Swift , Ignatius J. Reilly and Me

Thursday, November 16, 2016 – Jonathan Swift , Ignatius J. Reilly and Me

Thank you to my government employee friends and the literary people especially us liberal arts folks – especially Brit Lit and Grit Lit majors. You recognized yesterday’s quote from Swift’s Thoughts on Various Subjects written about the British monarch George I and published around 1726.

And yes, regardless of political leanings it is said with every transitional period of government and has since the 18th century when Swift wrote about the rise of Parliament and decline of the monarchy when the sun never sat on the British Empire.

Speaking of centuries, here is another great quote from John Kennedy Toole’s outstanding, laugh out loud and well deserved Pulitzer Prize winning book about Nawlins, Louisiana – From A Confederacy of Dunces:

“I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.” Ignatius J. Reilly.

So me!

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Here’s to the beginning of The Silly Season – the filing of bills in the Texas Legislature. Photo by me.

Wednesday – June 3, 2015 – The Confederacy of Dunces Continue to Increase

Wednesday – June 3, 2015 – The Confederacy of Dunces Continue to Increase

  1. “When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift – Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting.
  2. Just when you think it is safe to turn on your device to see the news, another presidential hopeful throws their hat into the ring.
  3. Pretty safe bet that Captain Hairspray will not be wearing a hat tomorrow. Pretty safe bet too that he is not the genius appearing. But he does join the dunces in a confederacy.

Nailed it! Remembered and named all three points!