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Re: "what's it fer?"



What was offensive about it?
G

mnh wrote:
>
> I can't remember when I've read anything so offensive.  Are you serious, or
> trying to make some point with sarcasm?
>
> ---- Original Message -----
> From: Pat Baldwin <patbooks@PRIMENET.COM>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 1999 4:16 PM
> Subject: Re: "what's it fer?"
>
> > Y'all:
> >
> > The person who said, "If it has to be 'splained, don't ask, you just don't
> > get it." (or something to that effect) wasn't being snotty about the
> > question of ,"what's it for?"  Some people just don't collect things...
> > instead they throw things away as a point of pride. THEY wouldn't
> > understand collecting an artists' book just to collect it.=20
> >
> > Also, among the populace there are many many people who've NEVER had an
> > original or creative idea in their lives - poor things. I've been asked
> > lots of times, "Where do you get your ideas?" To those I usually answer,
> > "The Sears catalog." They seem satisfied there's a PLACE where one can get
> > original ideas. THESE people wouldn't understand collecting a work of art
> > in any form (unless it was painted on black velvet).=20
> >
> > I think we, who make SOMETHING out of NOTHING, must understand what a
> > consummate priviledge (and responsibility) it is to be able to to just
> > that! And that not everyone is able to, or will understand, that gift. Be
> > gentle with them... they're the ones with the money!
> >
> > Cordially,
> >
> > Pat
> >
> >
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> >
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> >         =09
> >                         =09
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