Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kook Mail Returns!

Like clockwork... once spring arrives, I begin getting strange mail. Today's is especially noteworthy.

Thank you, whoever you are. I very much needed a copy of Habermas's Between Facts and Norms. That you took the time to mark the text up with your notes ("nobody believes that") and other emendations ("dumb") is greatly appreciated. I also am grateful for the fact that you saw fit to remove full chapters from the book (by simply pulling out pages)-- the book was indeed entirely too long. The pages with large X's over them will also be skipped. I'm lucky to have anonymous friends like you.

9 comments:

Paul Gowder said...

Maybe it was someone important's novel way of criticizing Habermas. Was it signed "Ronald Dworkin" or "Charles Taylor?"

John R. said...

Can I have that back? Thanks.

Chairephon said...

Hilarious. I needed this story--thanks Spiros.

Anonymous said...

My god, you must be a complete freak. I can't fathom getting mail like that. Do tell. What's your secret?

Anonymous said...

This doesn't seem like kook mail at all, but rather that you have a friend with an awesome sense of humor. I can imagine this friend getting sloshed with his buddies one night, stumbling upon his worn undergraduate copy of Habermas, and then someone having the brilliant idea that they should send it to old cranky Spiros as a prank.

PA said...

God, I wish I got kook emails ... I would know at least somebody cares.

Anonymous said...

PA, have you checked your spam filter for kookmail? I'll bet lots of kooky people care deeply about you, right down to the most intimate and financially valuable details of your life.

wv: 'pinises'

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:44: best wv ever!

Anonymous said...

It was probably from Habermas. He's wacky like that.