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  1. part 1 of the zoom chat:

    19:00:39 From Teacher Lee : Truck drove down a pedestrian street.
    19:03:38 From Teacher Lee : Turn on your heat.
    19:03:52 From Vasanth : Too hot here
    19:04:48 From Teacher Lee : Rambling conversations…
    19:05:27 From Teacher Lee : Imaginary pain in his liver…
    19:06:25 From Teacher Lee : You think YOU’VE got troubles? You should see MY troubles!
    19:07:06 From Teacher Lee : Doc had an office in New York.
    19:07:16 From Teacher Lee : Business was bad for him.
    19:07:34 From Teacher Lee : All the other doctors were drafted into the Army.
    19:07:38 From Teacher Lee : He was alone.
    19:07:46 From Teacher Lee : So he got ALL the patients.
    19:08:09 From Teacher Lee : He wasn’t drafted because he had reported that he had no legs and was in a wheelchair.
    19:08:54 From Teacher Lee : Said he had incurable rheumatoid arthritis.
    19:09:21 From Teacher Lee : correction: had one leg amputated
    19:09:55 From Teacher Lee : The government draft board came to visit him to verify his “medical condition”.
    19:10:47 From Teacher Lee : Yossarian wanted to be grounded. Here we introduce “Catch-22”.
    19:11:01 From Teacher Lee : So elegantly escape-proof.
    19:12:48 From neuromantic : t
    19:14:06 From Teacher Lee : Chief White Halfoat is an American Indian.
    19:14:38 From Teacher Lee : Wherever his family settled, oil companies found oil there and made them move.
    19:16:38 From Teacher Lee : His cousins were pushed in Canada.
    19:17:37 From Teacher Lee : Chief said Doc should be digging for oil under his feet.
    19:17:53 From Teacher Lee : Flying bombers on bombing runs.
    19:18:15 From Teacher Lee : Radio silence so pilot and bombadier can talk.
    19:18:53 From Teacher Lee : A crawlway is a narrow tube/tunnel.
    19:20:25 From Teacher Lee : flak = anti-anticraft shells being shot up at them
    19:26:19 From Diana Yarmolinska : It was a horrible joke, but Doc Daneeka didn’t laugh until Yossarian came to him one mission later and pleaded again, without any real expectation of success, to be grounded. Doc Daneeka snickered once and was soon immersed in problems of his own, which included Chief White Halfoat, who had been challenging him all that morning to Indian wrestle, and Yossarian, who decided right then and there to go crazy. “You’re wasting your time,” Doc Daneeka was forced to tell him. “Can’t you ground someone who’s crazy?” “Oh, sure. I have to. There’s a rule saying I have to ground anyone who’s crazy.” “Then why don’t you ground me? I’m crazy. Ask Clevinger.” “Clevinger? Where is Clevinger? You find Clevinger and I’ll ask him.” “Then ask any of the others. They’ll tell you how crazy I am.” “They’re crazy.” “Then why don’t you ground them?” “Why don’t they ask me to ground them?” “Because they’re crazy, that’s why.”
    19:28:07 From Teacher Lee : arm wrestling = Indian wrestling
    19:28:51 From Diana Yarmolinska : “Of course they’re crazy,” Doc Daneeka replied. “I just told you they’re crazy, didn’t I? And you can’t let crazy people decide whether you’re crazy or not, can you?” Yossarian looked at him soberly and tried another approach. “Is Orr crazy?” “He sure is,” Doc Daneeka said. “Can you ground him?” “I sure can. But first he has to ask me to. That’s part of the rule.” “Then why doesn’t he ask you to?” “Because he’s crazy,” Doc Daneeka said. “He has to be crazy to keep flying combat missions after all the close calls he’s had. Sure, I can ground Orr. But first he has to ask me to.” “That’s all he has to do to be grounded?” “That’s all. Let him ask me.” “And then you can ground him?” Yossarian asked. “No. Then I can’t ground him.” “You mean there’s a catch?” “Sure there’s a catch,” Doc Daneeka replied. “Catch-22. Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn’t really crazy.”
    19:31:36 From Teacher Lee : a catch = a string = a condition
    19:31:49 From Teacher Lee : a gotcha
    19:32:43 From Teacher Lee : a close call = a near-death experience
    19:33:24 From Teacher Lee : a near-miss
    19:33:42 From Teacher Lee : OSHA rule: near misses must be reported.
    19:34:25 From Teacher Lee : aren’t worth a damn = useless, worthless

  2. part 2 of the Zoom Chat:

    19:35:51 From Teacher Lee : to get a kick out of something
    19:36:03 From Teacher Lee : knocked him flat on his ass
    19:36:15 From Teacher Lee : cradled in his arm
    19:36:33 From Teacher Lee : had made up his mind to ….
    19:36:44 From Teacher Lee : to pitch our tent
    19:36:55 From Teacher Lee : a divining rod
    19:37:07 From Diana Yarmolinska : to get a kick out of something
    19:37:15 From Diana Yarmolinska : knocked him flat on his ass cradled in his arm
    19:38:24 From Teacher Lee : in the nick of time
    19:38:39 From Teacher Lee : to ground someone
    19:41:36 From Teacher Lee : a divining rod is a stick that can “find water” when moved over an area of ground
    19:42:19 From Teacher Lee : at the last possible second
    19:42:40 From Vasanth : He defused the bomb in the nick of time.
    19:42:57 From Teacher Lee : Parents ground their kids
    19:43:38 From Teacher Lee : yellow-bellied = cowardly
    19:43:48 From Vasanth : There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
    19:44:22 From Teacher Lee : This is the official Catch-22 explanation.
    19:46:09 From Teacher Lee : Elegantly simple and absolutely foolproof
    19:46:45 From Teacher Lee : because Orr, unlike Yossarian’s mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, in-law, teacher, spiritual leader, legislator, neighbor and newspaper, had never lied to him about anything crucial before.
    19:48:19 From Jörgen Olsson : in a zooming, rising roar, banking slowly into formation over mottled treetops, and circling the field at even speed until all the flights of six had been formed and then setting course over cerulean [‘se:ru.lian] water on the first leg of the journey to the target in northern Italy or France
    19:48:31 From Teacher Lee : zooming = going fast
    19:48:42 From Teacher Lee : rising roar = increasing noise
    19:49:21 From Teacher Lee : to bank = to turn (for airplanes)
    19:49:45 From Teacher Lee : mottled = spotted
    19:50:09 From Teacher Lee : even speed = constant speed
    19:50:27 From Teacher Lee : to set course = to steady on course
    19:50:44 From Teacher Lee : light blue
    19:50:56 From Teacher Lee : cerulean
    19:51:10 From Teacher Lee : a leg of a journey
    19:52:57 From Teacher Lee : Zoom Room
    19:53:44 From Diana Yarmolinska : “It was a godsend,” Doc Daneeka confessed solemnly. “Most of the other doctors were soon in the service, and things picked up overnight. The corner location really started paying off, and I soon found myself handling more patients than I could handle competently. I upped my kickback fee with those two drugstores. The beauty parlors were good for two, three abortions a week. Things couldn’t have been better, and then look what happened. They had to send a guy from the draft board around to look me over. I was Four-F. I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service. You’d think my word would be enough, wouldn’t you, since I was a doctor in good standing with my county medical society and with my local Better Business Bureau. But no, it wasn’t, and they sent this guy around just to make sure I really did have one leg amputated at the hip and was helplessly bedridden with incurable rheumatoid arthritis. Yossarian, we live in an age of distrust and deteriorating spiritu
    19:55:48 From Teacher Lee : upped = increased kickback = an illegal payment (partial refund) BBB = an organization to complain to about bad businesses
    19:55:58 From Jörgen Olsson : Parlors?
    19:56:00 From Diana Yarmolinska : spiritual values. It’s a terrible thing,” Doc Daneeka protested in a voice quavering with strong emotion. “It’s a terrible thing when even the word of a licensed physician is suspected by the country he loves.”
    19:57:21 From Teacher Lee : beauty parlor = beauty salons
    19:57:26 From Teacher Lee : nail salons
    19:59:09 From Vasanth : c
    19:59:26 From Teacher Lee : to repossess
    20:01:45 From Teacher Lee : quid pro quo
    20:01:54 From Teacher Lee : scratch each other’s back
    20:02:22 From Teacher Lee : myopic = near-sighted

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