Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

You are what you write/You write what you are

"If, as you live your life, you find yourself mentally composing blog entries about it, post this exact same sentence in your weblog."

Found via CheekyProf, though this sentence seems to be proliferating at an exponential rate throughout the blogosphere.

(CheekyProf, by the way, links to Mr. Cheeky's commentary on media reaction to the London bombings, and I'm in full agreement with them both about the disgusting "I know lots of people died and were injured and that many more are in mourning in the UK, but what does this mean for me" stories that have dominated the domestic newsrealm.

And I also accidentally discovered her wonderful post--and the very useful comments upon it by others--about end-of-term pleas from failing and/or underperforming students.)

UPDATE: Tina reminds me that New Kid posted similar sentiments on the coverage of the London bombing a few days ago. In fact, I even replied to NK's post, but I'm so scatterbrained that I couldn't remember whose the post had been.