February 12, 2007


I just accidently deleted a long-ish post about the Duke abuse of prosecutorial discretion/pomo faculty lynch mob case, based on an article in The Chronicle today which fawned all over the true victims of the case---the beseiged 88 professors who heroically published an ad last March standing up for truth, justice, and the immediate castration and execution of all privileged white male athletes everywhere. Irony abounded, and I had a great line--"Deconstruction pour moi, but not for thou." But I've got to get back to work.

But I'll leave you with this bit of insipid slice of collegiate life:

Monday, February 12 is Charles Darwin's 198th Birthday. Come to the Grissom lobby between 12:30 and 2:30 to celebrate! Discuss your favorite adaptation! Eat cake and hypothesize about its evolutionary relationships! Watch videos about evolutionary theory! Enter for a chance to win books by Darwin and about evolution! Play Darwin bingo! Fun will be had by all.

It was the Darwin Bingo bit that got me. What would that look like, exactly?

Posted by Steve-O at February 12, 2007 12:33 PM | TrackBack

Sorry you lost your post.

Stunts like those of the 88 professors are all part of the reason I left academia. Well, that and the low wages/benefits for Adjuncts. Oh, and the bias against Freedom of Speech for those who hold points of view that don't coincide with the likes of those 88 professors.

Posted by: michele at February 12, 2007 01:30 PM

What would it look like? An infinite number of monkeys playing Bingo.

Always a winner!

Posted by: The Colossus at February 12, 2007 04:52 PM

If you win, your descendants reproduce, if you lose you provide a source of food for the winners.

Posted by: Ed Flinn at February 13, 2007 08:57 AM