For Roslyn, but all mothers and fathers can relate. Fear is all in one’s point of view.
(HT: Leah Stone via FB)
How cold has it been this spring of 2013 in Iowa City? Well, this is how Dept. of Classics Chair, Dr. John Finamore, gets to work in the Jefferson Building in the morning.
I arrived at my University of Iowa Jefferson Building (JB) office this morning (the day before my 40th birthday), and discovered this taped to my door.
It is supposedly the text of “1JB40Car (the Tye-Dye Scroll)”, a newly-discovered Dead Sea Scroll. It purports to be a list of things I’ve said during various classes at Iowa (with the most incriminating words conveniently lost to lacunae :).
Much of it appears to be corroborated by a textual congruency with a particular Twitter site, which I’m guessing was authored by the same students.
Anyways, I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of the statements below.
But I CAN say that I love teaching, I love my students, I love the University of Iowa!
(And NO, I shan’t be supplying the missing words…)
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This is such a perfect (and unfortunately, true) satire of what passes today for Christian praise music, it must be viewed by all.
The beauty (and power) of this brilliant and clever video is that it’s dead on the money. The unimaginative, grammatically ignorant, theologically defunct tripe that passes for “worship music” today is parodied perfectly by Garrett Vandenberg.
Watch it and lament what has become of contemporary worship music.
The University of California has a new logo. It’s supposed to be better for online icons (especially small ones).
The problem is, it sucks. I mean, it’s really bad. NPR did a story. Even the stylish Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsome, thinks it’s bad. HuffPo has a good article and a slide show that depicts some of the fun people have been having with this abomination of a logo.
At first I said: “The new University of California logo is a sad corporate healthcare logo whose yellow toner cartridge ran out. http://bit.ly/RKIVcn #UC”
So as a proud alum (UCLA MA 2007; PhD 2008), I first thought I’d express my displeasure with a simple meme. (I even used Comic Sans to highlight how unprofessional and unscholarly it looks:
But I think I’ve got a better analogy, one that captures the essence of the logo as some form of bad personal hygiene logo:
For those that remember the UC Davis pepper spray incident, I thought this was clever:
Enough said. It’s bad. Logo FAIL! Or to put it in academic terms, rewrite and resubmit.
Wouldn’t it be an intriguing news story if President Obama’s “horses and bayonets” line during the third presidential debate became THE line that stopped the slide in the polls and turned things around for President Obama?
Here’s my mashed-up contribution to the “horses and bayonets” meme.
The headline says it all. It is this week’s sign that the apocalypse is upon us.
(Click on image to enlarge.)
World Peace is suspended the same day that Mad Cow Disease is confirmed in California. Coincidence?? Or the 1st sign of the Apocalypse??
(Either way, I’m guessing Giorgio says ALIENS!!!)