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Monday, 16 May 2005

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Some Gay Guy

My new low opinion of you? IF you say so, biatch.

Love,
SGG

David

OK, fine, I'll accept your incessant pimping of The Valve and read it /some/. You know, just a little bit. Doo dee doo doo doo... ooh, "articles on radical pedagogy," eh? I bet if I Google "radical pedagogy," I'll find something worth linking to in a comment on Scott's blog!

You're goddamn right I did. Would you describe that more as sickeningly self-absorbed, ludicrously self-important, or comically oblivious? I vote for the last one, but your opinion may differ.

http://radicalpedagogy.icaap.org/content/issue6_2/rodriguez.html

I want you to promise that you'll shoot me like a dog if I ever even approach that level of asshattery.

David

Incidentally, Skippy McMetsfanface, how would you describe the reception of your no doubt painstakingly written paper? Bored and/or hungover looks accompanied by polite but completely insincere and indeed disinterested applause, or cheers, rapturous joy, and enthusiasm?

Yeah, I thought so. This is why I stay away from public speaking. My soul would be crushed on an all-too-frequent basis.

Regards,
David

P.S. Speaking of soul-crushing, did the beers help with Phase One of your retooling project? Are you feeling any better now, or is bitterness just starting to sink in?

A. Cephalous

Can I format or can I format? The retoolin' has begun, but with no beers, tears, steers or queers. (BTW: Everyone who reads this should send hearty congratulations out to Some Gay Guy who, yesterday, one the most prestigious dissertation fellowship around.) Next year I will win it all! Next year I will be the crusher of souls and you all will have your soul's crushed!

As for the reception of that essay, well, in the way that criticism of the academy from within the academy has about as much of an effect as pressure from without, when I looked up, a lot of people looked at me, asked some useless, irrelevant questions, and then started talking about something else.

And Mr. Rodriguez and all of his being? Who is he talking to? Who are "you" and why do "you" care about what "you" embody to him and he to "you"? If I think about this much longer I'm goin' to rant again, so it's back to London, Kipling and company...

David

Congrats, SGG! What's your dissertation's subject anyway?

As for you, SDJ, your claims of imminent recovery remind me of the immortal "ahem" thread. Good times! (Having said that, I'm pretty sure your team /is/ about 9 times better than the O's, so I'm really glad I won't have to face you again. Assuming I beat Oakland.)

David

Wait, the "assuming I beat Oakland" thing looks insanely out of place, but what I meant was LOOK! OVER THERE! IT'S A RHINO!

Some Gay Guy

Thanks, David! My diss is on the fine-ass men of medieval romance, and what their fine-assness tells us about the rise of a marketable literary culture. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking I chose this topic because I like ass! You'd be absolutely fucking right.

Cheers!
SGG

Stephen

Congrats, some gay guy!

Some Gay Guy

Much love, The Real Stephen Schryer.

David

Thanks, David! My diss is on the fine-ass men of medieval romance, and what their fine-assness tells us about the rise of a marketable literary culture. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking I chose this topic because I like ass! You'd be absolutely fucking right.

Cheers!
SGG

I'm not clear on what you're saying here. Does it involve you liking ass, or am I way off base on that?

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