Daily Archives: December 10, 2009

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Comic Caption contest Winner!: Pennies from heaven

UPDATE: In spite of Joel’s attempts at schmoozing (which usually does work) I have to go with Aaron as our winner! Aaron, send me your info off line and I will send you Nielsen’s commentary on Ruth! Look for a new competition later this week (but I cannot promise prizes. I only have so many duplicates in my library.) The New Yorker does this on a regular basis (and this is a NY cartoon). I […]

The Limits of Academic Freedom – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Excellent commentary on the limits of academic freedom.  I tend to think of Inigo Montoya when I hear someone invoke “academic freedom.”  “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” A snippet: The practice of citing academic freedom to condone a limitless range of bad behavior has begun to take on the flavor of that hackneyed student excuse: The dog ate my paper (or, nowadays, My computer […]

Bulletin Bloopers

I know this is the equivalent of passing along junk email, but even after reading some of these many times before, they still made me laugh. I needed that this morning, so I thought I would share it with you. I have no way to attribute the source, I hope you don’t mind. Those wonderful Church Bulletins. They’re Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the […]