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  •  Oh my. . . . (14+ / 0-)

    Hunter, your rage is well earned and well expressed. I have long followed Jonathan Swift's advice that society benefits from "the flinging of a well timed turd," but not at coprophages.

    This is a level of autosodomitical insanity, of a monolog of onanism, of Mad-libs styled argument that anyone who read it would have to get dumber or more insane in the process.

    There is, scientists say, negative information, in theory. It is theoretically possible for a piece of information to actually subtract knowledge even from itself as it passes. Your careful culling has now proven this theory.

    Everyone's innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 01:51:51 PM PDT

    •  Oh my (4+ / 0-)

      "autosodomitical" - my spell check doesn't like it, but my sense of le mot juste does.

      I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

      by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 05:08:48 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you: Word Origins: Malibu Jim (3+ / 0-)

        When I was a teaching assistant at a certain storied university, the head of the writing program was named Jim. He had long hair parted down the middle, talked about how superior California was to everything here, and expressed scorn for the rednecks and hillbillies who were around him.

        He told us to do "peer reviewed" classes, so students would assign each other grades. We were never, ever to answer a student's questions. We were never, ever to give a background lecture. Everything had to be "student centered." Despite the fact that the students were straight-A students from the best schools and obviously thrived in the traditional classroom, his "research" on bilingual students in at-risk areas of California proved that peer review and having no teacher was the best.

        The T.A.'s called him "Malibu Jim" and "Silver Surfer" (he had prematurely gray hair) and just "Bonehead Jim."

        Well... he got divorced. His wife's lawyer leaked to the newspaper. Leaked that Jim's new fling was a 20 year old Japanese girl whom he had 1. begun sleeping with at age 18, 2. hired, 3. never assigned any work to this employee. He leaked that there was an illegitimate son  born within three weeks of his son by his wife years earlier, and they had the same first names. He leaked that the love birds were having sex in the campus office, during the day, and videotaping.

        The newspapers enjoyed the story, and they wanted to hear from T.A.'s. I found myself writing to the paper saying that the man should not be fired for his creepy sexytimes, because that was a slippery slope and unrelated to his job. I pointed out that next someone would want all the "adulterers" fired, or the homosexuals, or whatever else, and that academies can't work like that. When I then met with a reporter, I said he should be fired for being awful at his job: "He combines paranoia with narcissism to such an extent as to become the world's first great autosodomite."

        For some reason, the reporter didn't think that that comment should be printed.

        Everyone's innocent of some crime.

        by The Geogre on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 06:58:35 PM PDT

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