Archive for November, 2010

It’s Been One of Those Semesters – 1

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Bitch-ee … Bitch-ee … Bitch-ee …


A Quote Too Good to Be Overlooked

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Okay, I know lots and lots of folks – trash-ers as well as supplicants — read the NY Times and  post the readings all over the place as if no one else reads the Times like they do. But this quote was too good to be overlooked and my students are in the back of my mind when they aren’t in the front:

This is a snapshot of a whiplashed country that (understandably) doesn’t know whose butt to kick first. Frank Rich, NY Times, November 6, 2010.

Savvy Straphanger This Guy

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

How savvy, I thought.

I should have stayed as long as he was to be there to see what was to happen next but I wanted to be on time for my class. Would NYPD roust him?  How did the idea come about? Much better than trying to find comfort in those anti-roosting seats [in the background] to discourage the homeless from napping. Yet, something inside me wanted to scream.

Warming Up After a Hiatus Caused by Many Things Personal and Professional

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

So, the first step after a long delay:

A plethora of cop shows! A plethora of Zombie movies! And now a Zombie TV special, The Walking Dead (which stole some “stuff” from 28 Days Later), on AMC. Harbingers of things to come after the mid term elections?!?

Are the Zombies avatars for Americans who don’t vote? Don’t get involved? So desensitized that all they can do is trudge? Have succumbed? Are the surfeit of cop shows an echo of authoritarian palpitations in the nation’s psyche?

Will have to revisit this.