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JOLLYROGER.COM: THE WORLD'S CLASSICAL PORTAL

The Jolly Roger was originally launched in 1995 to publish contemporary poetry and prose in the rich context of the classics, and she has since evolved into The World's Classical Portal. Today, jollyroger.com brings classical literature, music, and art to life for over 500,000 unique visitors each month, as sailors and scholars from all over the world voyage here to read our branded poetry and prose, conduct research, and partake in "The World's Greatest Conversation."

Our central business plan has ever been to marry the timeless truths to cutting-edge technology, and whether we're publishing ebooks, hosting forums, providing databases which help people find others with similar classical interests, hosting a free Great Books library, providing wireless classics, or facilitating the sending of classic greeting cards about the watery globe, we are guided by a profound respect for those who composed the classics, and their immortal creations. From Socrates, to Shakespeare, to Shelley, to Salinger; from Austin to Zen, you'll find echoes of eternity's truths throughout jollyroger.com's classical network.

The New York Times deemed jollyroger.com "simply unprecedented," adding that the site "teems with discussion, the kind that goes well beyond freshman lit 101." The Los Angeles Times referred to the classical portal as "a lavish virtual community known as The Jolly Roger(TM)." And we say she's built from "Oak planks of reason, riveted with rhyme, designed to voyage across all of time."

We wish ye smooth sailing throughout our sites, and if ye have any questions, please contact becket@jollyroger.com.

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Ahoy there matie! We'd love to hear from ye! We're always glad to receive yer band's new CD, yer books, yer literary journals, posters, and any other loot ye send our way.

From: "Kattelus, Kristi A"
To: Red Avenger
Subject: Re: ***THE JOLLY ROGER*** 222 PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE ROGER'S TREASURE CHEST

Jollyroger. Cap'n:

Just HAD to say how MUCH I love the 222 PEARLS! I am an education student, ready to waylay the minds of the young in the stagnent waters of secondary academics, and I know the sound logics of the PEARLS will follow me for many years, as they are embedded in the unknowing young "clams" to grow further. May God bless you with many more fruitful years.

Adventuring Pirate, Kkatt


From: Jonas Made
To: Red Avenger
Subject: Re: 222 PEARLS OF WISDOM

Dear Drake & co,

Thanks for the those 222 sardonic pearls! One of the crew mentioned something about meeting up in the summer - I'm still interested, if you're planning on being in England.

I have now set up a web page - with a link to JR, of course. It also has some of my poetry on, although nothing that I was thinking of including in a (possibly) forthcoming anthology with my good friend Mr. Seymour Jacklin (who I belive is also on your mailing list). Will let you know if that works out, as we would both value the opinion of such an esteemed body as the Good Ship.

URL: http://www.dur.ac.uk/~d61m4w/lit.htm

... that's the bit of most significance, but it also doubles up as my homepage, so there's other stuff on as well.

I hope it doesn't evoke the liberal - it's perhaps 'unconventional', but I don't think it offends the JR constitution. It is my 'old' poetry after all. I think I've moved on since then.

- many of my favourite authors have abused opiates; e.g. De Quincey, Burroughs et al. That is not, however, why they are my favourite authors. Perhaps these authors violate the JR constituition, but I think that it IS possible to discuss subjects such as drug abuse and crime and still be within the constitution. There's a major difference between how one lives life and subject matter. Also, I would pay more attention to a man who had lived a good life warning me away from the negative than vice-versa. I would be interested to hear your opinion on this; that's how I've interpreted the JR constitution. It's your baby, after all.

Keep sailing. Thanks for your support of "the art".

Adam.



From: abdulbar@*****.com
To: Red Avenger Subject: Re: ***THE JOLLY ROGER*** 222 PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE ROGER'S TREASURE CHEST

Dear Sirs,

Do wish you would quit hacking on ol' Fritz Nietzsche, he has contributed more to the conservative movement than R. Limbaugh and the lot of the conservatives today who have sold this country to the banks. N. recognized the nature of the liberal long before they had even recieved that name. Nietsche belongs to the cannon of the west! In order to better understand his contribution I recomend the men of the Good Ship Jolly Roger read him and his great interpritor Marty Heidegger! With reference to Heideggers work "Nietzsche".

If you want a criteria for this study, it is that you will find nobody in North America teaches these men in proper context. Hence the liberals have not found any use for these men other than defamation, which is a pretty good recomendation.

"...That God was not an external substance, but only a moral condition with in us." Freud. This is the concept that Nietzsche claimed the killer of God. And it is through the eternal reoccurence of the same that God will return in his full splendor, through people who prepare the ground with in their hearts to recieve him. The Qur'an the last revelation of God, addresses this with, "God will not change a people, until they change what is in their hearts."

Abdalbarr Brown


From: Michael
To: jollyroger@jollyroger.com
Cc: jollyroger-ahab@jollyroger.com
Subject: please send

Please send the Jollyroger to my liberal daughter at the University of Texas

c***@utexas.edu

THE CAPTAIN RESPONDS: Avast! We've sent out a reconaissance team to rescue her!


From: bjhicks@
To: becket@jollyroger.com
Subject: what's happening in here?

greetings to you, esteemed shipmate(s)

i've spent the past three days studying your most intriguing website; i am a mid-forties married man from houston, texas; i suppose i might be called a "boomer", although i've never felt a part of my own generation - i have always, rather felt myself to be apart FROM my generation. i do not possess a college degree, however i am a most literate individual who feels the same undying affection and respect for the power of the printed word that you profess on your most interesting webpages. (please forgive my consistent use of lower case; i consider e-mail to be informal communication and shift only for emphasis in this regard). the last great work i enjoyed was "ANTHEM" by Ayn Rand - a most prophetic work.

i send this short bit of info because i wish to ensure out of respect that i am not interjecting my presence into an area in which someone such as myself is not welcome. rest assured that i am a conservative, and that i have many thoughts and ideas which bear conversion into "words which mean things". my primary areas of compository interest are poetry (romantic, religious, political, satirical, prose) and essays.

thank you for a most engaging opportunity; i feel as if i have possibly found a home - if so, please let me know; if i am being presumptuous, do accept my apology and forgive me.

floggerflowers

THE CAPTAIN RESPONDS: Agrhrgrhr! Renaissance men are welcome aboard me Ship of The Line!


From: MR oldtree@
To: becket@jollyroger.com
Subject: What about Melville's other books?

Just happend to stumble onto your site. I am impressed! But then as an over 50, female, conservative, newspaper publisher/college-instructor/grandma/small-time politician/... (you get the idea (;->))and publisher of other things, who started adulthood as a physicist, I am sometimes easily impressed. Not really, I am more jaded than I let on. I like the site, it is an antidote to the crap I have to deal with from some of the educationists that I work with.

Literary point--why do you not include Marnie (or for that matter Typee or Oomo)? I managed to recycle a research paper on Marnie as the pre-cursor for Moby Dick through 3 American literature/composition classes (getting an A each time, I might add). Tragically, one day, when I was instructing a class of soon-to-graduate high school seniors (in an honors class no less), at the college where I teach, and wanted to compare the use of the Bible as literature and the allusions to the Bible in Melville's writing as a model of the importance of knowing some of the details about the inside of a computer, rather than just punching buttons, I thought I would do a little reality check. Upon asking the students how many had read Moby Dick, there were two hands (out of a class of 22 students) that went up. One girl said she'd read it, one boy said he had read the classic comics version. What has happend to our common cultural background. It is becoming an even bleaker November for my soul as all of this continues.

Keep up the good fight, even if your taste in some music sucks! (;->)

THE CAPTAIN RESPONDS: Avast! It's only Becket who still likes THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, and a couple of seventh grade skaters somewhere. Corporate grunge bores the rest of us of to death. We'd rather be reading MOBY DICK for the fourteenth time.




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