Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chartered Trips

I'm off in a few days to some other continent where I will refute foreign philosophers and drink their beer (not in that order). I'll probably be out of blogging range until December. Deal.

Upon my return, I'll post a cleverly coded message indicating to only the initiated there where and when of the highly anticipated 3rd annual Philosophers Anonymous boozefest at the Eastern APA. You'll know it when you see it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Even More Doom!

I know that some of you jerks have a soft spot for the Pop Culture and Philosophy Series, and you know that I think your soft spot is unjust. Prepare now to lose this argument once and for all.

Someone just forwarded me a call for abstracts for a project volume on . . . wait for it. . . Red Sox and Philosophy. Among the suggested topics (some by the editor, some by me) are:

*Stoicism and the Red Sox
*Eastern Philosophy and the Red Sox
*The Ethics of Retired Numbers
*Ted Williams and the Philosophy of Hitting
*The Red Sox and the Art of Academic Fraud
*CV Padding and the Ethics of Scalping Red Sox Tickets
*Self-Delusional Attempts at "Making Philosophy Relevant" by Doing it Badly (and the Red Sox)

If this isn't pure foolishness-- the crassest kind of opportunistic navel-gazing disguised as its opposite-- then nothing is.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Return of Doom

Don't be so quick to think that the recent US election will save us from DOOM.... Here's a gem from Craig's List.

I've never actually impregnated anyone and had to abort the pregnancy. I feel like I've really missed out on something here. If you feel the need to get knocked up so you can have your first (or not first) abortion, I'm your guy. I'll cover abortion costs and maybe some reasonable travel costs. You must be disease free and NOT already pregnant. I want to abort OUR zygote, not some other dude's that you got knocked up by.

So, if you've always wanted to get knocked up and have an abortion, this is your big chance! Contact me here - first_zygote at yahoo dot com


Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama Pics

Pics from theObama event in Chicago. I'm not much of a photographer.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

JFP, Round Two

In just 24 hours many of you will received yet another dose of humiliation. All the hard work, stress, sacrifice, and fretting over your wardrobe will prove to have been for naught. This year, there are almost no worthwhile jobs in Philosophy for people new to the profession; the few decent jobs will go to the new Ph. D.'s from four or five fancy departments, the rest is mostly grunt work for insulting wages. Things won't get better next year, either. Have you considered Law School?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

No Sleep Till Chicago

Off to Chicago in a few hours for what increasingly looks guaranteed to be an amazing celebration. If you'll be there too, keep an eye out for me-- I'll be flashing the secret sign.