Quitters Never Win

If there’s one thing that Papers rails against, it’s quitters.  Well, actually it’s people who don’t know when to quit, but quitters are now on the agenda.

Necronomicon, edited by Simon, page xxxi:

At a crucial stage in the preparation of the manuscript, the Editor was stricken with a collapsed lung and had to undergo emergency surgery to save his life.

The Mao of Business, Peter Levenda, page 3:

Then, about a year after my study began, I wound up in the hospital with a collapsed lung.  It was Thanksgiving week.  There were no thoracic surgeon available in the entire New York City area, except for a tall Chinese doctor from the “mainland” who was connected with the United Nations in some capacity.

Come on!  It used to be that Simon would write books smearing me and going on occult forums to engage in name-calling.  Even later, he’d at least show up (apparently) to edit his own Wikipedia page, or to tell people he had an evil twin.  Now, he’s not even trying!

I should add that the “study” mentioned above were his studies of Mandarin.  That’s right.  After discovering a Greek manuscript with Sumerian antecedents that was crucial to the future of humanity – indeed, of all life on this planet –  Simon did exactly what anyone in that position would do:  learn an entirely unrelated language.

Other weirdness:

I first began studying Mandarin in 1971.  My initial purpose was the translation of ancient Chinese alchemical texts that had not yet appeared in English… (Why would I want to do that?  What can I say?  I was a strange youth and it was the sixties.)

The sixties, as in, the seventies…

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Published in: on December 21, 2007 at 1:42 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. Maybe he learnt time travel from his studies?

  2. “Come on! It used to be that Simon would write books smearing me and going on occult forums to engage in name-calling. Even later, he’d at least show up (apparently) to edit his own Wikipedia page, or to tell people he had an evil twin. Now, he’s not even trying!”

    This souinds a little personal, but at leasdt it gives the website vistor a good reason for the motive of putting up this nice site. Wow, and all along i thought you put in all this hard work to rescue humanity from the perils of occult scams. Oh well, i guess history will always repeat itself when you are standing in the same place.

    Be Well

  3. Warlock,

    If you think the motives behind this blog are that clear-cut, you need to read more carefully.

    Dan


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