Vlog: Flannery O’Connor, recidivism, and cheap eyeglass decorum

Now Steve, you didn’t really expect depth from me, did you?

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10 Responses to Vlog: Flannery O’Connor, recidivism, and cheap eyeglass decorum

  1. Steve says:

    Helene called it earlier, tonight. She said whatever you did would be entertaining. I think you inserted some depth in spite of yourself! Yes, it is a dark story with an interesting twist on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and what that should mean if someone really believes it which apparently the Misfit did not. I thought you might identify with the story in your line of work. Flanner O’Conner had a way of cutting through the baloney of society in her stories. I have a feeling you are going to get along quite well with her writing.

  2. Tanya Spalti says:

    In my short time working I have learned two very important lesson, never travel with cats ( it will always end with a homicide), and you actually make a huge statement with your glasses in trainings.

  3. Mammaflybox says:

    Very entertaining! You’re hilarious. I was only going to watch a brief moment but watched the whole thing. I like the Vblog!

  4. Stu the Man says:

    Ron,
    I have read many of Flannery’s stories and would agree that they are disturbing. I find that her view of things comes from a distinct belief that the doctrines of Catholicism are correct, while all other forms and practices of Christianity are boorish imitations that lend its followers to miscreant deeds and knuckle-dragging escapades. Reading with my Apostolic filter set to *ON* I do get her powerful message in her stories that the “Truth” is nothing to be mishandled by ignorant folk (in her stories, Southerners [boo!]). But for Flannery, those who do mishandle religion, as she dogmatically believes it to be, die violent deaths or suffer in a big way. She is from Georgia, yet learned her writing skills from the famous creative writing college somewhere in (Yankee-fied) Indiana. Is there some way we could do a group discussion on selected works of hers with you , Steve C, and me?

    • Ron Giesecke says:

      Wow. That’s a great insight-and I’m only a few stories deep. I’m sure Steve would certainly be down for that, as well as Helene. I think it would be cool. How about we pick one, and I’ll post about it–and then use the comments section there to do it? And what would be a good place to start?

      • Stu says:

        Sounds great Ron! You may pick one from the works you have, FC’s Greatest Hits with Brass Section, or your call. Look forward to the discussions. Tag you’re it!

  5. Stu the Man says:

    Oh, and touche on the glasses effect. This works, too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Kyi0WNg40

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