I just saw Beyoncé abbreviated as Bey (common enough and not alien to me at all) and my brain interpreted it as “ah yes, the Turkish honorific title that once denoted chieftainship but later came to refer to provincial rulers”

Older article, but I was thinking about Whitman and that got me thinking about The Dead Poets Society and a Salon article criticizing it which cited this article and god was it cathartic theatlantic.com/education/arch

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hey peeps :blobcat:

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James Joyce, unexpected channer slang 

Just read the “Charybdis & Scylla” chapter of Ulysses. I wasn’t expecting to read the phrase “Cuck Mulligan,” but I’m hardly surprised.

two excited dogs, distant canine ec, my dad's weird chuckle 

My dad's Aussies love dinnertime

I met another Jack at work who also knows a bit about Germanic linguistics. Wild.

nothing like cracking open Ulysses for some elevated smut and inventive reframing of Homer and finding cute kitty noises in the first Bloom chapter

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Man this typewriter is a lifesaver. I started a draft of my teaching statement for an app yesterday and I just submitted the app today.

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so what's your go-to scholarly fact that will make everyone at the party hate you and ask you to kindly leave?

As a little reward I treated myself to a little $10 splurge at the library bookstore. Two movies, two Vonnegut anthologies, Dubliners, and a free little book of poems.

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Just finished reading Simon Critchley's Tragedy, the Greeks, & Us (2019). A fascinating look at the relationship between Attic tragedy and the philosophers who have sought and often failed to understand it over the millennia.

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@platypus but if they don't hyperspecialize how will viewers know to code them as autistic.

No more lurking on birdsite for me. Lack of an account is little protection against doomscrolling, even when viewing one profile at a time.

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Wagner cringe, Shaw snark, copypasta 

4 'What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a Ring tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.’

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Wagner cringe, Shaw snark, copypasta 

3 'As a consequence people who dislike the Ring cycle truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Mime’s existencial catchphrase "Heart-breaking bondage! Toil without end!" which itself is a cryptic reference to Karl Marx’s polemic Capital. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Richard Wagner’s genius unfolds itself on their grammophones.'

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