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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dollhouse, Season Two

Last night, I stayed up too late again. I wasn't watching Dollhouse this time - I finished that a couple of days ago. But I did spend a bit of time watching Joss Whedon and Tahmoh Penikett at NY ComiCon in 2009. There were a couple of quotes from that that really helped me formulate some of what I'd been thinking about the show since finishing the 2nd season, so I've sprinkled them in here.

"I'm such a bitter, sad man...and this is my bitter, sad show - welcome to it!"
I wish I'd watched those clips before I watched the show—especially Season Two. It might have changed my expectations. My first, brief review was that it was better than I'd been led to expect, albeit rushed, and with unnecessary cruelty at the end. I stand by that.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm just sayin': On Jill Scott and a big can of worms

So, some of you know that Jill Scott opened a big ol' can of worms wrote an opinion piece for Essence magazine in which she said that interracial dating - especially Black men who marry White women - carries with it a "sting" for Black women, having to do with the shared historical experience of African Americans. Here's her full (short) piece. Take a look at it, because my summary is a clumsy one.

Not surprisingly, there's been a lot of discussion of it, a lot of it heated.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Grading, day 2, part 1: The plan

7am - wake up
7:01am - go back to sleep
10:30am - wake up again
10:30-11:10am - Facebook, Twitter, Blog, general inertia. Still in bed.
11:10-12pm (projected) - coffee, breakfast, Fug research and play-in vote.
12pm - Start grading papers.
12:30pm - whine about grading paper.
12:31pm - Suck up and deal; grade more papers. Continue until brain gets mushy, patience wears too think to grade fairly, or have finished 6 papers.

Amended schedule
12:30pm - coffee, lunch, bemoan prodigious talent for procrastination. Finally start grading papers. For real.
12:35pm - whine about grading papers.12:36pm - Suck up and deal; grade more papers. Continue until brain gets mushy, patience has worn too thin to grade fairly, or have finished 6 papers.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A picture post

I've been trying to get a shot of this head scarf for some time, now. Last week, I finally succeeded:

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm just sayin: Oh, Honey, No.

Why is this facial hair happening? This is not the only example I've seen recently, but he's the one I was sneaky enough to get a picture of (I tried to figure out how to put a black box over his eyes, but am not that savvy).

I'm just sayin': learn to park

Saturday, March 6, 2010

BSG Eps. 1:3-5

Previously on Battlestar - DRAMA!

Bastille Day (1:3)
Now on Battlestar: crusty old alcoholic continues to be a crusty old alcoholic. How long is it going to take for people to get sick of his alcoholic ass?

So, there's an issue with the water. And - what is this? There's drama between Adamas senior and Junior? Shock!