July 21, 2005

Wednesday Links

My son has begun an illustrious career in fan fiction. I say this because he has already discovered the allure of the "Mary Sue," and insists that I add him into the plots of fairy tales like Jack and the Beanstalk and the Three Little Pigs. He looks to be specializing in "crossover" fan fiction, because not only does he make me insert him into the action, he drags people like Scooby Doo, Darth Vader, and Shemp from the Three Stooges into the mix. I'm so proud. Especially of the one where Darth Vader, Shemp and The Boy have to fight the giant who lives at the top of the beanstalk.

Ever have a day when you were so damn sick and tired of other people going on about their uniqueness and feelings and how everyone needs to "understand them" that you wanted to kick them in the eye? I have lots of those days. Here's a refreshing antidote/rant brought on by emotive commenting on supreme court nominees. It'll singe your eyebrows right off. And that's a good thing.

Erin's got two good posts up (just scroll down) on the current fights that FIRE is involved in. Apparently, mob rule is okay--as long as the mob does what the administration wants them to do. Gah. As tiresome as it is, you have to keep paying attention, because apparently some people never learn. Irony would like to point out that a lot of those learning-challenged types tend to gravitate toward academic administration. Thank you, Irony. That will do.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at July 21, 2005 11:09 AM