Monthly Archives: July 2011

Eddie Izzard & Michael Billig: A Friendship to the End

I’m going to express these ideas in a conference at some point (what can I say? I’m a rebel without a cause), but I wanted to draw your attention to some of the astonishing parallels between the work of cross-dressing … Continue reading

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Publish or Perish (the thought)

There seems to be a lot of conflicting or conflated information circulating about how to get an academic job in the Humanities. (I can never write that word without thinking of the Humani-Tee t-shirts with animals and rainbows on them … Continue reading

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Book Review: William Shatner’s Autobiography

Sometimes, when one finds a book in the clearance section at Borders (Canadian equivalent: Chapters), one should be suspicious of the shockingly low price tag, the sun-bleached tone of the book jacket, and the marked up cover and pages. Or … Continue reading

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Trust no one. On the other hand… read everything.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to confound advertisers and Facebook friends the world over. But only in the parts of the world where there’s wifi. In an effort to pursue this mission, and confuse anyone trying … Continue reading

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Internet search fail

I wanted to show Jim Jim a really cute music video called “The Greatest” by Kenny Rogers, but the first thing I found was this. On the one hand, you can really find almost anything on the Internet.  On the … Continue reading

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If you see something, say something

Although there are various reports on the untrustworthiness of people’s memories — even for such formative events as “where you were when JFK was shot” and “what you were doing when you heard about 9-11” and other American examples that … Continue reading

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Hope you enjoyed the hotdogs / fire works / hockey / whatever your people’s traditions are last weekend

I know it was a party in the USA. More content coming next Tuesday (as if Miley Cyrus isn’t enough!), but if you’re desperate, I have my little web cartoon uploaded through 2013, so that should keep you busy for … Continue reading

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Vote early, vote often

Perhaps I talk about my high school experience too much to strangers, but it was just such a fun/ny place, and it landed me a pretty good spouse, so I will continue to hype it up.  In that vein, I … Continue reading

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