I suggested the black boxes be replaced with pictures of cat anuses, but your suggestion works, too.
Maybe we can all agree that nude photos are not in the same gift category as, say, the Isotoner gloves you got someone for Christmas? Maybe? Because that seems eminently reasonable to me. If you’re going through a divorce, it seems reasonable that you would want reclaim intimate photos of yourself so that your ex… Read more
Yeah, buyer beware on that touching advice. That kind of touching is a pretty guaranteed way to get me to end a conversation with someone I don’t know or only loosely know. At the very least, I’m going to tell you to cut it out, and then things will be frosty or awkward. Read more
Yep. I would hand over a file that was entirely a black box except for the writing. Or I would have the photographer cover the entire image save for the words with pictures of diseased penises or something. Make it something the ex-husband is ashamed or embarassed to have. The court order said it had to be digitally… Read more
I would have a “Whoops! My computer crashed and all the digital copies were lost! How unfortunate!” moment, for sure.
Well, I’m not tenured or on tenure track, but now this is all I really want to do in my classroom. Just come in on the first day and plop a big old jar of condoms on the lectern.
That was before they started getting those sweet, sweet guerrilla marketing dollars from Cameron and Co. I find it hard to believe this article is anything more than a paid advertorial.
Every time I see Charles or hear him speak, I can’t help but marvel at what a persnickety little fussbudget he is.
That gif baffles me, because all he had to do was simply pick up the pen case and hold it out. Someone would have discretely taken it from him. If Charles does that and gives a nod of thanks, nobody even notices this. Instead he had to go all weirdo with it. That strange shaking gesture and facial expression drew so… Read more
Eh, I think 3D is cyclical rather than established. Every decade or so, the studios trot out another 3D movie and say, “THIS is the movie that’s going to convince the public that 3D is where it’s at!” and yet I don’t think 3D has really caught on in a widespread, tangible way. I also think part of the problem here is… Read more
At my last university, everyone who taught composition and rhetoric had to do a yearly daylong training session. It was one of the most ironic things I’ve ever endured. For a training session on how best teach the use of rhetoric to communicate ideas, it did so much of this infantilizing bullshit. It was just packaged… Read more
Watching him try to be king is going to be...interesting.
Yes, Charles is undoubtedly a huge weirdo, as are many of the royals. I think the insular nature of monarchy breeds these sort of deeply strange, emotionally-stunted people. There aren’t enough people in their orbit who can tell them to knock it off or that they’re being insane.
Thank you for putting all this more succinctly than I could have. That pretty much sums up the ways this article reaches. I think the biggest overall reach is that they try to conflate technical impact with pop culture impact. They’re making the argument that Avatar had a cultural impact, but to most people that means… Read more
About ten years ago when I was moving into a new rental and calling to put the electric bill in my name, the utility company asked me some basic questions about the house: how many rooms, square footage, etc. Then a week after I moved in a big old box of LED lightbulbs showed up. It was enough, in their estimation, to… Read more
Tim Minchin is one of my absolute favorites! He’s a true polymath. He sings, acts, composes, does comedy...he’s so talented. The song below is where the line I quoted comes from. He is mostly known as a comedy songwriter/singer, but this song has a surprising turn and is really quite touching. (Fun fact: This was the…