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counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-23-2003 02:17

I'm working on a 20-60 minute presentation on Thoreau's life, with an Analysis of Walden and Civil Disobedience in it for AP Lit.

I heard from several people that while Thoreau lived at Walden pond, he had his mother there to cook and clean and etcetera for him.

I searched the internet, but couldn't find any referance to this.

So, can anyone verify this, or point me to somewhere that can?

Thanks in advance.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 10-23-2003 04:19

never heard such a thing....

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-23-2003 13:26

First of all, what are you doing with a quick question in the Philosophy section?

Secondly, I have also never heard such a thing. The reason I have never heard such a thing is that I was part of Thoreau's housekeeping staff while he was at Walden--he needed intensive shock therapy to bring him out of his frequent drug-induced stupors. I can say with certainty that his mother did not cook and clean for him, although she did occasionally stop by to berate him for hours on end. Quite entertaining, it was. Lacuna was in charge of foot massages, so she can back me up on this.

I don't think I ever realized just how much I missed this forum...


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velvetrose
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: overlooking the bay
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 10-23-2003 14:58

do a quick search on google for thoreau and his mother. lots of entries, hope this helps.

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-23-2003 15:49

I did, and the search came up fruitless.

I decided that it must of had some merit, because one was a colledge English professer, and the other was his assistant.

Hmmm...

Well, it was worth a shot.

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Suho: =)

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bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 10-23-2003 16:52

An English professor and his assistant ought to be able to provide you with documentation for such a claim...

If you still have contact with them, you might just ask about it... If they really believe that, they had to get it from somewhere...


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Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 10-23-2003 18:37

ummm...yeah, whatever suho said! i was in charge of foot massages. the man had some pretty knarly feet, lemme tell ya!!
it was quite entertaining watchin his ma berate him. like this one time (no, not at band camp) he was wearing a diaper, and she was telling him what a bad bad boy he was.....

oh....wait....i think that may have been suho in the diaper......

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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-24-2003 02:43

Did I mention that Lacuna was on LSD the whole time we were there?

On a more serious note...

quote:
I decided that it must of had some merit, because one was a colledge English professer, and the other was his assistant.


You'd be amazed at some of the crap college professors come up with. Really. I'm not saying that it's not true, of course. I'm saying that it doesn't necessarily have merit simply because a college professor said it.

I'm now studying for my Ph.D., and the more I study the more I realize I don't know. The closer I get to actually becoming a college professor, the less awe in which I hold the profession. I know some great professors that I really respect a lot, but I also know a few crackpots...

My advice for you is take everything you hear with a grain of salt, and put everything to the test--never believe something just because an "authority" said it. That seems to be what you're doing here, so you should be well on your way to becoming a healthy intellectual.




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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 10-24-2003 15:15

Oh, way to go guys.

Poor kid comes here for help, and all you can do is make jokes?

Sheesh. Losers....

( )

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 10-24-2003 17:35

yeah, way to go suho...ya big loser! geeeezz!

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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-25-2003 05:32

Oh, I get it now. I'm the bad guy, huh? Fine. You two are now on my "people who are mean to me" list. I just can't wait for your next shock therapy sessions...




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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 10-25-2003 05:46

Oh?

What you need to understand is that, unlike most of the people here, Lacuna and I are fully aware of the twisted little acts that you commit all alone in the dark in the middle of the night - for which you use the term "shock therapy session" as a euphemism...





Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-25-2003 16:22

Yeah, and there's a reason you and Lacuna know about these things... but I wouldn't want to ruin your pristine reputation here, so I'll say now more...




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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 10-25-2003 18:12

OK you three back to your cells and have one of these pills (white with little silvery bits in).

cfb: As Suho has said the more you know the more you come to realise:

1. That you know less than you thought.

2. That things are rarely black and white.

If someone states something with certainty and it is a rhetorical technique then they'd better be able to back that up with some serious evidence.

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Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 10-25-2003 18:27

oh suho, there's no need to lash out at DL and I. you'll feel much better if you're just honest with everyone about what you're doing down there...and though some people may quit talking to you because if it...as far as i'm concerned i don't mind you being the asylum pig boy. squeel for me bubay!

and i dunno what emps is playin at...he's the one that tipped us off to what you were really doing down there! but i'll gladly take this nifty lookin lil pill (what does it do??).

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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 10-26-2003 02:30

Follow the white rabbit..................

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-26-2003 09:09

Eh, I could use a pill right about now, what with all this slandering of my character going on... ooh, look at all the pretty colors...

(btw, cfb, ever find anything further on the original subject?)


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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 10-26-2003 17:44

=)

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-26-2003 18:31

Suho: Yah, from what I've read, it looks like he was spewin' shit.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 10-27-2003 02:41

cfb: Glad you were able to track that down. Good for you.


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Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 11-06-2003 05:46
quote:
Thoreau wrote prophetically to his mother from Staten Island In 1843: "I should have liked to be in Walden woods with you, but not with the railroad."(232)



That's the only thing I could could find where Thoreau mentions his mother in the woods...

There is more to life than Google..

http://www.walden.org/scholarship/b/Blanding_Thomas/Walden_Woods_4.htm

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 11-06-2003 10:52
quote:
There is more to life than Google..


Blaspheming heathen!


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