[Ads-l] ancestor

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 26 19:37:25 EST 2016


Here's a good one. Note academic context:

"Bynum, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Texas State
University, presents her history as a more objective examination in
contrast with the histories of Knight and Jones County perpetuated by
Newt’s ancestors. In 1935, Newt’s estranged son Tom sought to rehabilitate
his late father’s reputation by depicting Newt as a Robin Hood figure
championing the rights of common people against the exploitation of the
slave-owning planters...."

http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/163183

JL


On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Jun 24, 2015, at 10:35 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
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> > Don't need all that sci-fi, Larry.  Our ancestors are on high, looking =
> down at us and after our best interests.
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> What can I say?  One man's looking-down-from-on-high is another man's =
> sci-fi.
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> LH
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> >  And all others -- that is, those not our ancestors -- will not know =
> or care about us.  Natch.
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> > Joel
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> >      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
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> > Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 9:11 PM
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> >> On Jun 24, 2015, at 9:02 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> >> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter =
> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
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> >>> "Nobody will really know about us when we're gone, either, except =
> for our
> >>> own ancestors."
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> >> Whoa! Faked me right out of my shoes! Total discombobulation. Thought =
> that
> >> I'd been koan-ed, for a moment. Before I could stop myself, I began =
> to
> >> ponder.
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> > Well, our ancestors have been traveling into the future to keep track =
> of how their DNA is doing, while our descendants are too busy with their =
> social media and smart phone apps and hi-tech gaming to care about =
> anything else.
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