Posts Tagged: Saturday Morning Links
Keith Wilson at We Who Are About to Die makes a very good point about Yale University’s modern poetry classes, given their press’s publication of The Anthology of Rap (which apparently has some transcription problems)....more
Are you a naturally-born woman between 18-27, a registered voter, never been married or photographed nude, can handle a firearm and want to be in a beauty pageant?...more
So we’re into the baseball post-season now, and most of the Rumpus folk live in a city with a team still involved. Last game I attended in San Francisco, Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run, so I guess I’ve got a rooting interest in the team as well....more
In south Florida, all conversations eventually turn to traffic and bad drivers. In the past, everyone blamed the elderly. Now we blame mobile phones, but I think the truth is that human beings are just too easily distracted to be trusted with the operation of cars....more
Today’s blogging comes to you courtesy of the grading I’m escaping from.
Scott Horton at Harper’s points to a study of prosecutorial misconduct in the Justice Department put together by USA Today (really?) which will shake whatever faith you had left in the idea of the federal justice system....more
Sometimes I wish I had a second computer just to grade my students’ papers with, so I could accidentally drop that computer into the toilet.
Do you know who Ines Sainz is? If you’re an NFL fan, you do, even if you don’t recognize her name....more
I’m starting to believe that there is nothing in this world more likely to destroy one’s schedule than Netflix Streaming.
Quick question about Park 51. Almost everyone objecting to it says the owners have the right to build there, and that there’s no legal way to force a move....more
Is it Saturday already? My last week of vacation/first week of work went by a little quickly.
How did medieval folks protect their DVDs?
I haven’t written anything on the stories coming out of the Virginia Quarterly Review because I don’t know any of the people there and don’t know any of the facts of the situation....more
I have one cat who carries around a catnip-filled mouse in her mouth and quacks. I have another who barks. The other two make regular appearances on my Facebook page. Yeah. I’m one of those people.
Jordan Carr of The Awl takes a tour of the neighborhood surrounding the “GROUND ZERO TERROR MOSQUE,” aka, the Cordoba House....more
Late start this morning. I’d like to take a moment to thank all the Belgian beer that made this late start possible.
In the event you’re having trouble finding enough to read online, you can always check out Michelle Orange’s new Tumblr....more
I’m learning how to make books this afternoon–sew them by hand and all that. No telling where that may lead. In the meantime, here’s some non-tree reading for you.
To all college administrators worried about grade inflation: caving in to the gun lobby and allowing concealed carry on campus is probably the worst thing you can do....more