Archive for “May, 2007”

Von Korncrake in Kalamazoo, Part 12

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 24th, 2007

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11
Within seconds of taking the floor, my partner Sally, a middle-aged medievalist from a third-tier state university in North Dakota, had proven herself to be the second best dancer at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, and in so doing she leapt […]

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And For My Next Trick…

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 16th, 2007

I shall produce a scholarly work entitled, A Skeleton Key to the Consolation of the Shoes.

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Von Korncrake in Kalamazoo, Part 11

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 16th, 2007

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
Only well fortified by brandy could I confront the Saturday night festivities at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, an unsightly spectacle of several thousand medievalists engaged in a frenzied and arrhythmic St. Vitus, a spastic explosion of flailing limbs and jerking heads […]

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By Way of Reply

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 10th, 2007

I shall conclude the story of my adventures in Kalamazoo later this afternoon.
In the meantime, please allow me, by way of reply to my acquaintance Msgr. Padraig Ó Fhlannchaidh, S.J., to present to you this video.

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Von Korncrake in Kalamazoo, Part 10

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 8th, 2007

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
I must now confess that I had never been to a medievalist dance.
In my younger days, at Patrice Lumumba in Moscow, I had attended more than my share of student dances, events which began with great pronouncements of international revolutionary brotherhood, but ended in […]

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Von Korncrake in Kalamazoo, Part 9

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 7th, 2007

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
As I had predicted, my presentation was a rousing success. But then, academics are like swine. As long as the farmer with the slop-bucket seems confident of himself they’ll happily eat up any sort of swill and grunt for seconds. Thirds if the farmer […]

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Von Korncrake in Kalamazoo, Part 8

Posted by: Herr Prof. Dr. von Korncrake on May 4th, 2007

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
Finally, Saturday afternoon, the date set for the delivery of my paper, arrived. Still feeling the baleful effects of too much karoke and too many Schlitz, I found my way to the conference room, where a small group was already gathered.
“Ah, you must be Professor von […]

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