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Philosophy & Science / "Scholastic Metaphysics" by Edward Feser
« on: October 28, 2019, 02:49:04 am »
This came up in my Facebook feed. The name Robert Sokolowski and his book "The Phenomenology Of The Human Person" rang a distant TSA Forum bell, and, as the book and its author are referenced in the article, I thought I'd post a link here:

Note: I did a quick search and found no hits for Robert Sokolowski here on TSA Forum. "It was just my imagination, yeah/Running away with me..."

Literature / Cormac McCarthy
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:16:35 am »
Here's a thread for all things CMcC...starting with this recent analysis (some spoilers) of "Blood Meridian".

This may be of interest to some. A recent conversation between Scruton and Peterson at Ralston College, Cambridge.

Philosophy & Science / The Best from "Quillette"
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:22:24 pm »
"Quillette is a platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones. We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Quillette aims to provide a platform for this exchange."

The comment section is unusually civil.

Here's an article on the Jordan Peterson phenomenon, largely focussed on the animosity towards JP from the Left.

General Misc. / Elon Musk "Hits Blunt" on Joe Rogan Experience And.....
« on: September 09, 2018, 02:35:33 am »

#2 is very strong
#3 is best in class so far.
#17 is extremely funny. Winner!

Keep 'em coming!

General Misc. / Tiger Woods at the 100th PGA Championship
« on: August 13, 2018, 04:43:32 pm »
Tiger Woods finished 2nd, alas, two shots behind champion Brooks Koepka. On Sunday, Tiger shot a 64, his best final round in a major ever!

General Misc. / BFK's Gig Journal
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:24:50 pm »
A thread for the ongoing adventures of BFK in the lurid demimonde :o of the bar band scene here in my beloved hometown of STL.

Actually, I'll mostly post setlists and overly-detailed post-mortems of my new band's gigs. We have a name, btw!

         *****  Wild Wood  *****

Gig #2

Date: Aug. 8, 2018
Venue: Failoni's

This was a benefit for a Pedal The Cause team honoring a dear, departed friend of our guitarist. We played out on the back patio. Weather was hot and humid. The stage sound was difficult for me; I need to reinforce my keyboard/vocal levels on my side of the stage.


Riverside - America
Rosewood Bitters - Michael Stanley Band
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
The Weight - The Band
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker
Stuck Inside Of Mobile - Bob Dylan
Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
Codeine - Jason Isbell
Willin' - Little Feat


Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson
You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty
Something - The Beatles
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Captain Jack - Billy Joel
Up On Cripple Creek  - The Band
Blue, Red And Grey - Pete Townsend
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Squeeze Box - The Who
Ripples - Genesis
Band On The Run - Paul McCartney
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young

The Almanac: PON Edition / ARC: TDTCB, Chapter 7
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:36:14 am »
The world is a circle that possesses as many centres as it does men.
--Ajencis, The Third Analytic Of Men

Philosophy & Science / Roger Scruton
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:22:37 am »

I can't believe that I never started a thread on Roger Scruton. So here's a good article of introduction from the pen of Sir Roger Scruton, philosopher and man of letters.

Edited: This link leads to a paywall. I forgot that I was a subscriber to The New Criterion. Many apologies. I'll make sure to post free articles in the future.

The noted archeological team of Nôwan Nös and Khan Tri Membr claim to have found fragments that may constitute what is considered to be the Holy Grail of Eärwan comedy, the Epic Achamian Repudiation Rant, by Zôreius Öenghûs. Transcription is proceeding. WARNING: Strong Language.

*   *   *   *   FRAGMENT THE FIRST  *   *   *   *

[......what] the fuck do you think being a comic is like? Put it this way: the pay is like your dick. Insufficient and unsatisfying..... <uproarious laughter and sustained applause>.....I mean, why heckle me? Really, why?.....<long pause....audience gets silent>..... Comics,'s a dog's life, really. Trying to entertain, trying to be funny, trying to keep you fuckers laughing, trying to keep working, trying to get paid......Trying, yeah, that's the word! It's trying! Really, I'm at the end of my fucking rope, here.....<scattered laughter>.....Oh, now I'm funny, huh?.....You all wear me the fuck out....You know who I feel like?....<silence, then scattered shouts of "Achamian!".....That's marvelous, three guys. Folks, that was what we in showbiz call a cue. Once again, you know who I feel like?...<shouts of "Achamian!>...I SAID, DO YOU KNOW WHO I FEEL LIKE?....<audience roars, "ACHAMIAN!">.....I feel just like Drusas Achamian when he repudiated the Aspect-Emperor....<cheers, laughter, applause>

Now, folks, you all remember that during the Holy War, I had the good fortune to be embedded in the contingent that contained Kellhus and Achamian, and that the noted Achamian even transcribed some of my performances. So, I got to know the guy a little. Well, as you also know, no one version of the Epic Achamian Repudiation Rant exists. Some say he said this, some say he said that, yadda yadda yadda. Well, without further ado, here's my take on what went down:

<ZO begins pacing back and forth>..."You fucker. You absolute bastard. You fucking Dûnyain piece of crap. Hey, stay the fuck away from me, you motherfuckers, I have just kicked the ass of a Ciphrang and trust me, you do NOT want to fuck with me right now. That's right, just stand where you are, people, and listen up."

"Well, here we are. I mean, here YOU are. Where was I? I wasn't here, was I? Anybody miss me? Anybody fucking LOOK for me? Did anyone, anyone at all here give one single good goddamn where I was? Fuck no. Why the fuck would you? YOU WON! And what do winners do? They have a big fucking party like you assholes are having right fucking now. Well, you know what? I FUCKING WON, TOO! I could, right now, be in possession of the baddest, I mean the BADDEST bitch of a Ciphrang the Three Seas has ever seen. Except I was so fucking black-out-rage insane fighting the motherfucker that I don't believe there's enough of it left to fill a fucking anpoi bowl. By the way, you're off the hook, Iyokus. At least there's one Ciphrang that won't be chewing on your balls for eternity. Hey, Iyokus, I'm over here! Somebody point him in the right direction, please. Nice to SEE you, Yoke. Glad to SEE you survived. You about done sending Ciphrang to harass my ass? Word of advice to you, Yoke: Keep a low profile. Because believe me, you give me any more shit--but, hey, at least you'll never see it coming! You could be dead right now, except I just love the idea of you bumbling and stumbling around for the rest of your life. You'll be wandering around, bumping into people, saying "Are you Achamian? Anybody seen Achamian? Where's Achamian?" I'll be around, Yoke, don't worry."

"Hey, there's Nautzera! My peeps! Mandati!! My shit-stupid School! You stupid motherfuckers. Thank God this Dûnyain prick Kellhus came along, huh? "Where's the Consult? Where's the Consult?" The Big Question, right,  Nautzera? News flash, boss: The Consult is standing RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR SORRY ASS! Open your fucking eyes. I swear, you couldn't find a Consult skin-spy if it was fucking you in the ass. Well, I am well and truly done with you and your bullshit. No more fucking Cants of Calling from you, Nautzera! The number you are trying to reach is no longer in service, you got it? Return to fucking sender, address unknown. Over and fucking out of here. Mandate......fucking rename the school "Ingrate". No goddamn thanks, no goddamn help. Get the fuck out of my face."

[ be continued....]

Writing / Limericks!
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:29:59 pm »
From today's Quorum:

There was a young waitress named Maddox,
Who had the most marvelous buttocks.
She would say with a grin,
"If you're inclined to sin,
I'm willing to service your bollocks!"

The Forum of Interesting Things / The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly
« on: March 05, 2018, 04:43:43 pm »

General Misc. / "City Journal": A compendium.
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:41:26 pm »

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