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30. Professional integrity - by Arky-Ollie-Just

In the interests of professional credibility, reputation and of acquiring a job in the future, I would like to disassociate myself from Monty’s ludicrous illegal fracking theory. 139 more words

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A Confederacy of Dunces

Read a Confederacy of Dunces if you’d like to meet the most comically odious character ever conceived: Ignatius J. Reilly.

Ignatius is a neurotic, overeducated, narcissistic, melodramatic, glutinous, deadbeat. 99 more words

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"Mother doesn't cook... she burns."

A couple of weeks ago I posted my pretty enthusiastic reaction to the publication of A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook. I’m well aware that I’m a small fish screaming into the abyss of a very big Internet sea, so I was boggled when author Cynthia LeJune Nobles got in touch, offering to send me a copy of the book. 796 more words

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John Kennedy Toole

Doff of the hat to Cory MacLauchlin for reminding me of another great New Orleanian’s birth.

New Orleans

"I want that Easter Ham. Where's my Thanksgiving Turkey?"

I love A Confederacy of Dunces. It’s been a good couple of years since I last read it, an oversight I’m planning to rectify these holidays, but it always springs to mind when people ask me for book recommendations. 274 more words

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Discussion of Confederacy Staging

A sensible discussion by Jeffrey Hatcher. Click image for MP3 discussion (H/T Robert Bugg)

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Staged Confederacy of Dunces Reviews

I’m typically very sceptical about a great piece of art being adapted for another modality and though the reviewers don’t fully grasp CoD, I think this shows. 83 more words

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