Despite the opposition of the bigoted town schoolteacher

by illimitableoceanofinexplicability

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How long must we suffer these fools?!

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For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.

2 Corinthians 11:19

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Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges
19. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise] Literally, For gladly do ye tolerate men without understanding, being prudent (or perhaps better sensible men). The word here translated suffer is translated bear with in 2 Corinthians 11:4. The translation here is Wiclif’s. It is a question (see next note) whether either of the two members of this sentence is to be taken literally. But that its general purpose is ironical there can be no doubt. Cf. 1 Corinthians 4:10.

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This is really becoming overly complicated. I’m just trying to send you a postcard! A simple postcard!¹

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speed of light

That’s it. Why the big production? I don’t know. It can’t be helped.

Oh, and by the way

This is an interesting bit of trivia:

The ‘Stamp’ on the above postcard is a portrait of Albert Michelson!

How about that?

And

then there’s this²:

From our friends at Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia)

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In an episode of the television series Bonanza (Look to the Stars, broadcast March 18, 1962), Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene) helps the 16-year-old Albert Abraham Michelson (portrayed by 25-year-old Douglas Lambert (1936–1986)) obtain an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, despite the opposition of the bigoted town schoolteacher (played by William Schallert). Bonanza was set in and around Virginia City, Nevada, where Michelson lived with his parents prior to leaving for the Naval Academy. In a voice-over at the end of the episode, Greene mentions Michelson’s 1907 Nobel Prize.

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That’s where the title for this post comes from! I do wonder (don’t you, sometimes?) why the writers of this television show decided to write this story. Seems odd to me. Speaking of odd, did you ever see Bruce Dern in that episode of Bonanza? Bruce Dern plays some odd guys, like in the movie ‘Dark Star: The Spaced Out Odyssey’. That whole film was a little strange. Well, anyway. Hope you liked the postcard I sent you.

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¹ The study and collection of postcards is called Deltiology. Who knew? And… there is ‘The Institute of American Deltiology’ in Pennsylvania. Another fine Institute!

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² “Then there’s this” may remind you of ‘And Then There’s This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture’ by Bill Wasik, but that has nothing to do with me. That’s your deal. I’ve never read the book and have no intention to do so in the future.

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