Monthly Archives: December 2006

It takes all my self-control not to call you lot ‘bloody colonials.’

MySpace, YourSpace, we all space for MySpace … One thing (of many, I assure you) that I dislike about this site is its feeble ‘blogging’ system, in particular its refusal to give me a more ‘advanced’ editor … curiously, the … Continue reading

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Blurred Visions: Spaces & Places

At least that’s what the free advertising postcard that I’ve been using as a bookmark says on the front. On the back it lets me know that the opening reception — which I missed — was November 3, 6-10pm at … Continue reading

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“But we certainly won’t be naming any of the hatchlings Jesus.”

Monday The other day I mentioned Miorad Pavic’s Dictionary of the Khazars, subtitled “A lexicon novel.” Monday afternoon I left the department later than expected after having spent much of the day grading and waiting for students to show up … Continue reading

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Es fährt kein Zug …

Es war Ungarn Österreich früher groß wie nie It was also 1991 and then 1992 (no longer Austro-Hungary, and years before I visited either); Adrian introduced me to EAV (Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung) and their brand of humor. “Wo ist der … Continue reading

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A termite walks into a bar and asks …

“… so, where’s the bar tender?” The lines of the day, courtesy of friends and conversations: “doesn’t get nearly as hot and it lasts a lot longer” “she was mistress of statistical anomalies”

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Various (and Sundry)

I suspect the headline and one-paragraph summary sounds worse than the situation actually was, but the humor value is there: ‘American Pie’ actress turns herself in at court: “Actress Natasha Lyonne, a star of ‘American Pie’ who was accused of … Continue reading

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Midmonth: the semester ends not with a bang but a whimper

1. The semester is “over” — except for hours and hours of grading. 2. Obligatory Friday Pamela Anderson quote: “When [Howard] Stern asked her why she married Kid Rock in the first place — after divorcing Tommy Lee, she once … Continue reading

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