Amuse Bouche

Amuse-bouche is a regular feature designed to add a little amusement to your day and celebrate the arrival of the (early) weekend. Suggestions welcome!

From McSweeney’s comes Lisa Nikolidakis to the rescue, just in time for tomorrow’s Humanities Department meeting. Wish I’d had one for DWFDW back on August 10th.

Faculty Meeting Bingo

Also on McSweeney’s is this bit of awesomeness–a Socratic Dialogue featuring Socrates and Taylor Swift.

Amuse-bouche

Amuse-bouche is a (new!) regular feature designed to add a little amusement to your day and celebrate the arrival of the (early) weekend. Suggestions welcome!

The Only Thing that Can Stop this Asteroid is Your Liberal Arts Degree

A snip:

Anyone can learn how to land a spacecraft on a rocky asteroid flying through space at twelve miles per second. I don’t need some pencilneck with four Ph.D’s, one-thousand hours of simulator time, and the ability to operate a robot crane in low-Earth orbit. I need someone with four years of broad-but-humanities-focused studies, three subsequent years in temp jobs, and the ability to reason across multiple areas of study. I need someone who can read The Bell Jar and make strong observations about its representations of mental health and the repression of women. Sure, you’ve never even flown a plane before, but with only ten days until the asteroid hits, there’s no one better to nuke an asteroid.