sovay: (Psholtii: in a bad mood)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-08-23 02:27 pm

This situation is now as old as anything

I am behind on posting about politics, NecronomiCon, and movies, I am exhausted and I have to catch a bus for a doctor's appointment right now, but Brandeis University has had to close its campus because of bomb threats and I am not happy. That is my non-sectarian, quota-busting, Jewish-sponsored alma mater, with a school calendar that shifts each year to the Jewish holidays and Hebrew on its university seal. In this political climate, I have a hard time thinking it's a coincidental crank call. Please explain to me again why it won't work if I inscribe אמת on the forehead of the nine-foot bronze statue of Justice Louis D. Brandeis and ask it to lay down some old-school crusading social justice on this country.

[edit] The campus has reopened, but I'm not sure I shouldn't still do it anyway.
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2017-08-23 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
That's terrible. I like your idea of animating the statue of Justice Brandeis.

We just saw a quote by him, coincidentally, on a building in Holyoke.
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2017-08-24 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
I don't remember! I was just now searching pictures of the building (the Holyoke War Memorial Building), but the pictures I find only show the front of it, and the quote was on the side.

Next time I'm in Holyoke, I'll look.

Those are great photos--I like the one with the canoe and with the kids in the corn.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-08-23 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you should go for it, tbh.
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[personal profile] moon_custafer 2017-08-23 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
^^^^^^
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2017-08-24 09:29 am (UTC)(link)
Surely it's worth a try?
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[personal profile] choco_frosh 2017-08-25 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
I have a feeling it might start by squishing some of the current and former members of the university administration. Not sure if you think that's a good reason to skip trying it, just saying'.
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[personal profile] yhlee 2017-08-23 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
*support support*
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[personal profile] zdenka 2017-08-23 07:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Seems like a good time for a golem to me.
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[personal profile] negothick 2017-08-23 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
All the years I spent there, and never thought of a Justice Brandeis golem--and it's such a perfect match, since the Prague Golem was made for justice. . .
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[personal profile] cmcmck 2017-08-24 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
We saw Rabbi Loewe's tomb in Prague and heard the legend about the golem still being up in the rafters of the 'Old New' Synagogue.

You can't have too many golems!
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2017-08-23 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
A Justice Brandeis golem sounds like just the ticket.
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[personal profile] pameladean 2017-08-24 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
Brandeis, thou shouldst be living at this hour. Yeah.

P.
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[personal profile] ladymondegreen 2017-08-24 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
One wonders if attempting to create the golem might draw the soul of the original man into the replica, thereby actually creating a self-haunting dybbuk.
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[personal profile] pameladean 2017-08-25 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
Well, yes, it does seem more efficient that way.

P.
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2017-08-24 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Please explain to me again why it won't work if I inscribe אמת on the forehead of the nine-foot bronze statue of Justice Louis D. Brandeis and ask it to lay down some old-school crusading social justice on this country.

....has anyone who says so TRIED?
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[personal profile] kore 2017-08-24 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] julian 2017-08-24 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
I would like to endorse this idea most heartily. Louis Brandeis for the defense! (Of the USA.)
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[personal profile] selidor 2017-08-24 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
At the very least, it's a hell of a poem-story. One can do a lot with a grease-pencil?

Grief, I wish all this wasn't happening to your country. I just keep wishing for more flowering of the America I know, the one where people are kind and generous and build & create amazing things, and less of this hurtful vampire America that is showing its parasitic fangs.
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[personal profile] coraline 2017-08-24 11:48 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my goodness that image of the judge is amazing. I'd read that story :)
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[personal profile] nineweaving 2017-08-24 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Brilliant!

Nine