Listen - I haven't even started this presentation but.... its gonna be the most interesting one.

We've got a wrestler riding a tank to the Russian national anthem. We've got Dusty Rhodes talking about Hard Times. We've got Ric Flair talking about being born with a golden spoon....

We've got it all.

If I wasn't worried about potentially doxxing myself I'd give you all the link to watch my talk next Thursday.

Just realized that I have to give a presentation about professional wrestling and narratives next week and I haven't done it....

I'm just gonna make them watch Dusty Rhodes "Hard Times" promo.

I just apologized to my wife for never having won Tetris 99

If there's ever a movie about me - please make sure that Alexandre Desplat does the soundtrack.

Ok? Thanks!

No one asks me to do cool things and that's ok because I am not cool.

Yes. I am the person who will shout at the tv as celebs talk about their holiday memories and some dude talks about those Italian treats profiteroles....

So I am just here yelling. "They're French you imbecile! French damn it!"

Conversation in my house while watching a snippet performance from the broadway show about the Temptations.

Me: "This man is no Smokie Robinson"

Wife: "Who is?!"

Me: "Smokie Robinson."

Turned on the parade and my child boo'd the NYPD at the beginning of the parade.

Apparently I'm doing something right.

I think I've forgotten how to socialize with other humans....

Today, like any day really, is a good day to listen to a bunch of Sam Cooke.

So here's "That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On"

I miss grad school - only in the way that I miss getting to sit around and have lively discussions about things we have all read.

Like, I just miss getting to sit and talk with a group of people.

I don't have that anymore.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is possibly one of the best Wes Anderson films.

I legit just got asked by a student if I can just give extra credit to students currently failing the class.

Like....just give extra credits for doing nothing but currently failing.....

But then again, this class was designed by the same boomer who taught a developmental English class meant to help underprepared students for college level writing classes and thought having them turn in paragraphs was a full assignment and was shocked - SHOCKED - I had them writing full essays.

If you structure your class with activities directly related to your course outcomes and what's expected of them, they learn to do it. And they need to learn to do it.

College should be challenging!

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I hate teaching a class not designed by me that thinks so little of students abilities that it considers 600 words an essay.

600 words is NOT an essay and a college writing class should be asking students to do more.

Man, the soundtrack on The Life Aquatic is so good.

Seu Jorge's covers of Bowie songs...

*chefs kiss*

Am I the asshole for telling a student "No - you can't turn in a 10 point homework assignment that was due the first week of class - you know, the beginning of September - and get credit for it." ??

For reference.... my semester point total is 1000.

On Saturday it was 75. Sunday it was 70 degrees.

Today is a winter storm warning and I may get 5-7 inches of snow.

This is totally normal.


I am totally wearing the same clothes I put on on Tuesday.

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