3.919 incomprehension blooms, lovingly (36)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Wed, 10 Jan 90 20:30:23 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 919. Wednesday, 10 Jan 1990.

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 90 19:19:00 EST
From: NMILLER@vax1.trincoll.edu
Subject: The Name of the Bloom

I understand every word that Kessler (of UCLA) writes. Even every
phrase and almost every sentence. But, taken all in all, I confess that
I have no idea what he's talking about. Since it's unlikely that
Kessler is similarly disadvantaged, I have decided that he's really
writing Aesopian and that it's up to us to do the decoding. Here is one
possible interpretation.

A department chair or deanlet at UCLA whose name is either LeFleur or
Rosenbaum has written, at the orders of his local Communist Party
cell, an attack on left-leaning tax accountants. This attack was
intentionally clumsy and over-written in order to produce a boomerang in
favor of his supposed targets. For instance, they stand accused of
preparing forms with blunt pencils (is it an accident that Blunt was
also the name of a notorious KGB agent?), a charge sure to be rejected
by those for whom sharp means deceitful. Meanwhile, the CP has ordered
its fellow-travellers to com- plain about the dean's tight-fistedness in
dispensing office supplies, thus producing another boomerang, this time
among watchful taxpayers, in favor of the dean's continued control of
the apparatus. The resultant confusion has diverted attention from the
impending merger of the party with the National Rifle Association.

I know there's even more, but it's as far as this untrained reader can go.