Foglar is a cult of cults. Comparable to Star Wars, the director of the Albatross was heard. Gloss of Ivo Fencl (on glossology)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Jaroslav Foglar Scout Foundation
Caption: Jaroslav Foglar
I’m not sure about a professional, but the amateur author of gloss is, in my opinion, GLOSOLOGIST. If we grab this (controversial) premise now and continue by carriage around the white and black rocks, we may finally map the whole world. But don’t look forward to it, we’ll see. The suffix LOGIE symbolizes the enthusiasm and fanaticism of those affected by LOGIE, we immediately go in a procession with many collectors (who are said to be the happiest people) and we simply saddled a good hobby. I just hope, dear, not too expensive.
Where to start is also a question. And we are each made from different dough. I’m interested in books myself, so I’ll start with areas around various more and less cult literary characters (and that there really aren’t many of them).
There is classical Swiss science, but also British sounding holmesology. There is a bow of arrowheads (around the Fast Arrows), but also bondology. Cimrmanology has a completely independent status, but let us empathize with the souls of those who love painters. Thus we will discover (for example with Vladimír Prokop) also the burianology of Zdeněk Burian’s wheels, with whom others but also saudcology around the works of the illustrator Kája Saudek. Let’s turn again to another medium and the fifth moment in the series of television evenings. See, we’re evening psychologists. But I would also call columbology “science” about various details of the Columbo series and dietology love of the work of “Czech Dumas”. However, LOGIEMI, and I do not deny this, are also intrigues wrapped in film and specifically films with monsters. Only privately to such foolish fanaticism I call gappology, because I saw Gappa from those films first and long before Godzilla.
Hm. You know, it’s not that simple. And in order to be serious about regular LOGIA, it must be, in my opinion, its object really persists KULT. CULT shared not only by a small group of nuts, but rather by perceivers before. What exactly does this mean?
That someone is a hitchcockologist and someone is a spielbergologist. But let’s leave Hollywood and… After all, children from kindergartens, without exception, are already subject to dinology (enchantment from dinosaurs) and we are mating – led by Mr. Sláma – again we fall into cryptozoology. Which, of course, makes LOGIE highly official.
As a child, I also absorbed (less regular) vampiology and great, wonderful vernology. This soon thanks to Neff’s great book (1979). However, I am less well established in carlo-mayology, so I was surprised by the literary magazine Tvar, when it invited me to a lively discussion about May held in Lucerna. Not only Karel ordJordán´ Deniš (music producer and author of books about the Wild West and the Orient) sat in the local café, but also Stanislav Komárek himself.
On the other hand, among foglarologists, we always feel like a fish in water, and I especially love Slavka Janova. I am also in the Association of Friends of Jaroslav Foglar and it is clear to me that this is a cult over cults. Truly comparable to Star Wars, as Albatross director Ondřej Müller made himself heard. And yet we also greatly appreciate Hrabalologists or áčoráčů for more adventurous foxes´: dumasologists, codologists (around the edition of the Book of Courage and Adventure, mostly such typical codologies remain the writer Josef Pecinovský or my friend Josef Kotěšovec), fireworks (studying old magazines Ohníček in extraordinary detail) , ábíčkologů, čtyřlístkologologists (it’s me too) and…
And we could go on indefinitely. On the example of the sciences, the first disappeared, I would rather try to indicate what is the condition for the emergence of interest in the phenomenon. When Hašek dictated an immortal novel in Lipnice at the time, he let himself be carried away by the flow of associations and filled it with a plethora of references to real places and people (albeit he invented many inventively). This is how an independent world was created here, and to this day it arouses such interest that Švejk’s encyclopedias are created. And what can you find there?
I will give an example. According to Švejk, the academic painter Mr. Panuška (1872-1958) once asked: “Should I be bleeding blood?” From 1955 he was a deserving artist.
But we are still not on the merits. WHEN is the LOGIE ´notted´ around the figure? Not always! It is usually created when the figure is “alive”, and the best example is Sherlock Holmes, who even has a motto in the British Encyclopedia. His prestige was also due to the specific style of its author, which I would call the style of a liar, and even the style of “extremely cleverly mystifying”. Doyle did it – and it makes you feel like you’re just touching the surface of something great with each new Holmes game. Existing. Somewhere down there long ago and still present, there beneath the falling surface of the story. But even that will not be all.
These are contradictions. He Doyle was not a very consistent reminder and cartographer of his own world, so he left countless contradictions in the Holmes canon. And that’s just it. Meritum. Here we come to the heart of the mystery, dear Watson. Why did Sherlock address you once to James? By chance? The answer is solved by holmesology.
The example of canonical figures and victims of the cult are the already mentioned Fast Arrows, and the characteristic of arrowology is that it works with messages. Example. “How beautifully Mirek Dušín runs!” I say in the pub, and the knowledgeable friend says in a second, “That’s why we all admire him.”
“But what does he want to do with the wood over there?” The third of us adds. As an avid arrowlogist, I have even written a study of all the moments when the Fast Arrows run anywhere, taking into account the moments when they are just trotting off.
As a four-leaf clover, for a change, I observed some moments when Pinďa was afraid. But there are too many four-leaf clover, so I only considered the first hundred numbers.
Well, others dissect Bond like me Pinda, even more brilliantly; but others dissect Hamlet, even Shakespeare, and I remember the moment when Ludvík Souček’s son David left the Czech Sherlock Holmes Society. “Why?” I asked the president then.
“He says he’s into shakespearology now.”
Well, and a couple Zavadil from Brno, with whom I unfortunately lost contact a long time ago, with their time seized the phenomenon of Major Zeman, ironically, and wrote and published a book about him. The series was ridiculed, but I have their work and I like it. It just lies beneath a pile of other publications on the subject. They only swarmed for a while. There are cult rumors in Zeman as well. Example? “Everything for the life of Major Hradec!” Or with a beer you score with this dialogue: “Agent Bláha is in Karlovy Vary!”
“And you don’t know where he lives?”
But my generation loves the (already mentioned) evening science. At university, we like to remember the evenings very much, calculate, even dream about them and compete on hops in their knowledge. But that was beautiful for you. Today, however, you will find somewhere on the network a list of all Večerníčky is your prime minister, and you can easily find out when you actually lost the third part of Viktor and Horace, namely Večerníček, which they never repeated!
In vampiology, alias vampyrology, I was fascinated by what a vampire is not allowed to do and what he is doing against him. Poor thing. But Dracula’s novel is really a bible of vampirism, which I would also call science fiction. No? The vampire is clearly perceived by the book as a natural phenomenon.
But even further. A very complex conspiracy surrounds my favorite basilisk. Take only the conditions necessary for him to be born so that he can flock to this world. It can only happen from a square egg, which is planted by a toad, then … But study yourself, for example in the book Bubáci with pictures by Mr. Váša.
How would I end up? I end up enumerating and trying to joke. Enumeration first.
Rumcajsologie. Bigglesology. Boříkologie (Bořík was created by Vojta Steklač). Potterlologie. Kopytomňoukologie (written by Mr. Švandrlík about Kopyť and Mňouk’s pupils), Asterixology, Tintinology, Pepcology (about Sailor Pepek), Hornblowerology (surely you know about whom), Burianology (not now the painter, but around the king of comedians Vlasta Burian), Spencer-Hillologie ( but there are not that many films with this great couple), Beatllogie, Součkologie, Ladologie, Sekorologie, Kingologie, Poeologie, Stevensonologie, Mateřídouškologie, Sluníčkologie, Pragologie. But not the one about Prague, but the one about diverse Prague: and I like it the most of all LOGIES.
Karek Hynek Mácha (= Máchologie) once wrote May, which has been published in hundreds of editions (= Májologie), well, and not this May (= Maylogie) was written by Vinnetoua (= Vinnetouologie), which I know well from the first class, when we they told each other that Vinnetou was sleeping in a teepee with his “Gentle” brother when something went wrong. Vinnetou jumped out of the tent, but stunned and turned back. I jumped out of Old Shatterhand and, stunned, fell back into the tent or teepee. They wake up and Vinnetou says, “My white brother also stepped on a rake?” But that’s humorology and in his childhood.
Entered by: Ivo Fencl