September 13, 2014
I wondered why this chair felt like it was going to break in half when I sat in it. Now I know: because it was.

I wondered why this chair felt like it was going to break in half when I sat in it. Now I know: because it was.

September 13, 2014
Hilariously annoyed professor tears a student's email apart word by word | 22 Words

Don’t send this email. Don’t send this email. Don’t send this email.

And yes: I have received this email. More times than you want to know.

September 12, 2014
Van Gogh Museum

Unsolicited travel advice: GO HERE.

It’s as close to a religious experience as I have yet had.

It will be worth it.

September 11, 2014
I so want to add “ranter about relevant topics” to my syllabus now…

See my earlier post re: Rate My Professor, where one faculty was criticized for ranting about relevant topics.

September 11, 2014

I have totally gotten ones like these. Professors read their “rate my professors.”

And yes: people complain that they have to pay attention. Really.

September 11, 2014
Two moments about the 9/11 attacks I have always been “fascinated” by:

1. The weapons with which the highjackers took over the airplanes were mostly box cutters. Box cutters were legal on planes at the time.

2. In summer 2001, a Phoenix-area FBI agent wrote a report about a suspicious man seeking lessons from a local flight school. The man did not want to learn to fly small planes, only jets, and indicated that he did not need to know how to land the plane. When that report passed through the CIA, the CIA failed to mention that the man was in fact on the US terrorist watch list … and the man went on to participate in the terror of 9/11.

#it makes you think it could all have been so different. But it wasn’t.

September 10, 2014
Real political science class!

Ht: @paulisci

Real political science class!

Ht: @paulisci

September 10, 2014
Kang just cannot be trusted!

Kang just cannot be trusted!

September 9, 2014
"It will be very interesting to see if the NFL can make Rice’s “indefinite” suspension stick. The league suspended Rice for a meager two games for knocking his wife unconscious. The league now propose to suspend him indefinitely for….the same thing. This suspension only indirectly relates to the protecting women. It mostly relates to protecting the shield."

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing as always…

September 9, 2014
The Apple iWatch:

a solution to a problem I do not have.