Reading log

Updated for the week beginning 1 October, 2012:

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

A candlelight vigil for Bair’s reading ofPamela will be held Monday evenings in communities across the nation.  Sumptuous refreshments will be provided.

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Reading log

Opa!

Updated for the week beginning 24 September, 2012:

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

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A candlelight vigil for Bair’s reading of Pamela will be held Monday evenings in communities across the nation.  Please contact your local American Journal bureau for times and location.

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Reading log

Steve-O performs with fire eater at Lollapaloza

Updated for the week beginning 17 September, 2012:

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

A candlelight vigil for Bair’s reading of Pamela will be held Monday evenings in communities across the nation.  No conflict with the Occupy movement is intended by this arrangement.

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Reading log

Candlelight vigil for Bair’s reading of Richardson’s Pamela

Updated for the week beginning 10 September, 2012:

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

And God created Kim Gordon.

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forced me to drink his urine and eat his feces

My Holmies

A tentative date has been set for the 67-mile round trip along Kal-Haven cycling trail: the end of September.  This is more of a commitment to finish the trail this year as the goal of the inaugural season of the Nash Mercato hybrid (Amazon, $375) than anything else.  Therefore the idea is to ride all day and say I did it.

Richardson’s Pamela is being prepared for Monday’s reading log.  Tomorrow’s reading will include EM Forster’s Room with a View.

Please note that the two gentlemen pictured above are honorary American Journal correspondents for this weekend.  Check them out on Facebook.

Denver Post reports on James Holmes’ Iowa admissions essay and includes excerpts here.  Holmes expressed such eloquent aspirations as

“I have always been fascinated by the complexities of a long lost thought seemingly arising out of nowhere into a stream of awareness.”

“I have an unquenchable curiosity, a strong desire to know and explore the unknown, and a need to persist against the odds.”

You and me against the world, buddy. *

Honestly, most of this stuff is filler, but I felt like posting tonight even if it was bullshit.  I’m laying off politics, sports and television but the internet stuff is over on the next tab.  It’s all the same.  I complain and three months later something gets done about it.  So now, we’ll see what happens.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Holmes went bonkos from getting dissed @ Iowa.  He would have fucked up Des Moines or someplace this summer when Batman came out, that is, if he were fucked up when he was an undergrad, and was planning it all along.  But Colorado and the West in general must be used to that stuff (“different world” concept- I’m from the Midwest myself, but I never tell anyone that- No sleep till Brooklyn, etc. is what I always say).  I mean, Coloradoans must have a masochistic streak… look at Mork’n’Mindy for Christ’s sake.  They had that weird football coach who was a Christian.  And of course there was the Columbine massacre.  There are probably other things.  So they took Holmes, flaws and all… Bless you, Colorado.  You saved us all a lot of grief.

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This is a pivotal time to get the MS together for black book.  There will be more updates as the work progresses and the site begins to incorporate this material.  The project is requiring a lot of focus, so the site should be down to the MS and the reading log at this point, down to two or three posts a week instead of four or five.  It’s fall now, it’s time to get serious, everybody knows the drill.  I write, you read, we share.  It’s beautiful.

Thank you readers one and all for your support.

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forced me to eat animal parts

This is probably one of my last posts written as an an update to my progress as a writer and citizen of the cosmos for the time being, as the plans for complete immersion in various projects proposed on urbs antiqua fuit for these autumn months have been finalized, and the next few hundred entries will be dedicated to drafts of the next few chapters of the black book as well as to outlines of the Gradou trilogy, and other creative endeavors will be explored as well; so that the casual rapport between readers of this blog and the writer should be more intimate and worthwhile.

Exceptions to this rule of thumb include mentioning any major progress in cycling (I mean if I complete the 67-mile round trip of the Kal-Haven trail) as well as announcements regarding new publications from Eureka Coal Company.  Otherwise, for all intents and purposes, the website is the vehicle for new projects and material.

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway),

those of you who support the arts and wish to enable the efforts of William Tell Collective are encouraged to make a paypal donation to:

arnold.braunschweiger2012@gmail.com

Your patronage is sincerely appreciated.

Please stay tuned to this site for an interesting experiment in literature as well as updates on Eureka Coal Company publishing.

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wrapped 100% of my body with plastic wrap and then cut a hole and ejaculated down my throat and I choaked on his seamen.

Charismatic authority is

[P]ower legitimized on the basis of a leader’s exceptional personal qualities or the demonstration of extraordinary insight and accomplishment, which inspire loyalty and obedience from followers.[4]

As such, it rests almost entirely on the leader. The absence of that leader for any reason can lead to the authority’s power dissolving. However, due to its idiosyncratic nature and lack of formal organization, charismatic authority depends much more strongly on the perceived legitimacy of the authority than Weber’s other forms of authority. For instance, a charismatic leader in a religious context might require an unchallenged belief that the leader has been touched byGod, in the sense of a guru or prophet.[5] Should the strength of this belief fade, the power of the charismatic leader can fade quickly, which is one of the ways in which this form of authority shows itself to be unstable.

In contrast to the current popular use of the term charismatic leader, Weber saw charismatic authority not so much as character traits of the charismatic leader but as a relationship between the leader and his followers. The validity ofcharism is founded on its “recognition” by the leader’s followers (or “adepts” – Anhänger). This recognition

[I]s not (in authentic charism) the grounds of legitimity, but a duty, for those who are chosen, in virtue of this call and of its confirmation, to recognize this quality. “Recognition” which is, psychologically, a completely personal abandon, full of faith, born either from enthusiasm or from necessity and hope. No prophet has seen his quality as depending from the crowd’s opinion towards himself.[citation needed]

His charisma risks disappearing if he is “abandoned by God” or if “his government doesn’t provide any prosperity to those whom he dominates (Wikipaedia)”.

Caught a lite sneeze?

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