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2006 09 17
I repeat: all the files here relate to materials long online at pk domains and long published by pk in other media since the 1970s: shouted into the wind.
Normally one thinks of a university as trying to aid the employability of its students. NYU did the opposite for pk.
In 1963 I registered for six points of George Bernard Shaw, taught by great Shavian Dan Laurence. At the end of the course Dan Laurence requested that the department hire pk for his reader. The department refused. Dan Laurence was unable to persuade them. Begging was neither appropriate nor allowed.
Why did the department not allow money and responsibility to flow back to pk? Because I had an incomplete. I hadn’t finished all my papers.
True. But consider. Papers I had submitted had been returned graded, but unread! How could I write in a timely manner for such an institution? You don’t train the race horse to the starting gate by breaking its legs on entry.
Furthermore, NYU, had it paid any attention to pk’s life record, would have seen that pk has never been able to do anything to other people’s schedule. If NYU wasn’t going to allow me honest or appropriate reactions, it should never have admitted me in the first place.
Maybe the school system should have shot me on the sidewalk when I first dragged by legs on the way to kindergarten. Certainly the school should have shot me by grade school: when teachers began noticing that I was a real person. Absolutely I should have been shot by junior high: when the most absurd aspects of kleptocracy get forced over our faces like blinders.
See pk’s Incompleteness Theorem.