Friday, August 26, 2011

DOOM!!!

Do not click here unless you are ready to discover a whole new justification for extinguishing all life from the universe.


Lulu. We're fucking doomed. Please, someone, make it stop.....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Lawsuit over Fake Pluralism?

Professor Leiter beat me to this, so there's no need to chime in about the self-declared pluralists' latest attempt to deflect legitimate criticism of the "climate for women" debacle.

A serious question for those who know about such matters: Is there a point at which the "needs improvement" departments get to take legal action of some kind?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jani Lane Posse

Not that you'd know who he is, but Jani Lane has a posse.

Here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Juggalos: Striking when the Iron is Dead Cold....

"Charlie Sheen right now is under a microscope, he’s under scrutiny. Everything he says is debated, picked apart – much like everything we do."
--Shaggy2Dope

More Here.

DOOM: Fake Pluralist Losers Edition

In my time away, I had somehow formed the impression (false, I have learned) that the geniuses behind the disastrous "pluralist's guide" had done the minimally un-dumb thing and simply removed the "climate" section altogether, perhaps replacing it with a sensible and forceful statement about the serious gender issues that remain unresolved (and widely unacknowledged) in the profession, links to the discussion threads on various blogs, and so on. They might even have asked some of their best critics (Professor Kukla especially) to contribute to such a statement.

But, alas, they have not. What a bunch of losers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Law of the Academy #10

No one really knows how to work the Fax machine.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So Much Fuckedupness, So Little Time

I've been away for roughly a week, and everything's going to hell. I unfortunately do not have time to comment on the idiotic department that touts its ranking in that utterly fraudulent and incompetent "pluralist" guide to philosophy. Nor can I remark at length on the blinding lack of foresight that the APA has exhibited in conducting its "back to 1992" retro-"renovation" of its already dysfunctional webpage. Nice job with the submission deadlines, jackasses!! One must wonder: Why take the old site down before the new one is ready?

I did just come across a curiosity. I was just reviewing a paper for a journal, and was surprised to find the author thanking in the footnotes anonymous reviews for another journal. I'd never seen that before. I suppose its a nice gesture of giving credit where it's due, but it does have the consequence of revealing that the paper was rejected by at least one other journal... When it gets rejected from the journal that is currently reviewing it, perhaps I'll get thanked too.