Some of us don't have tenure yet. This is completely uncalled for:
In Connecticut Yankee, Twain warns the reader that the United States is already following the lead of the European imperial powers, a message he would repeat with growing volubility in his anti-imperialist writings from 1898 to 1905, most of which require little interpretation. (Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism, 139, emphasis mine.)
You are an evil liar, John Carlos Rowe. You may have total recall. You may be right charming. I may even respect you mightily. That changes nothing. This is beyond the pale. Don't believe me? Ask anyone without tenure and brace yourself for a brutal what for. Fact:
Everything requires loads of interpretation. All of it. (Even that.)
Just because you have tenure doesn't mean you can give up the gig. Some of us still have to slog through six sets a night.