Flying academics

Spent much of the day on IM with students. One (anonymous) grad student, in a discussion regarding the expectations of The Academy, commented: “But I am always very interested (from the beginning) why you enter academia. I think you are the person flying in the sky.”

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the disaffected academic!

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  1. Posted 11/29/2005 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I’ve always felt you were different… if there were a “physical” RSS feed of you, I’d subscribe to it. :P

  2. AnitaHotty
    Posted 12/1/2005 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I would like to begin my own website. I need help with understanding costs. I own my own home. I love the floors in my home. They are beautiful.

    I would like to publish a book. I request assistance with copyright laws and, again, costs.

    This is my first experience on one of these blog things. I still don’t understand this experience. I am confused.

    Mr. Halavais, are you a Finn?

    Paiva! Mita kuulu (if I spelled correctly?)?

    Kiss. Kiss.

    PS I have aspirations to be rich and famous. I don’t want unkind people bothering me, so go away!! I have a rebellious spirit, for I am frustrated by society. I call out for famous photographers!! I would like to be tastefully exploited!! In my natural form, hairy legged and all!!

    I feel social concience in all I do. It burns in my spirit and I think it scares other people sum x?

    I don’t crave all the fame and attention. Vanities gross me out. When they enter my person, I don’t like the vibe and try to push it the fuck out!! Yuck. Negative vibes. Not my style.

    I’m more peace hippie love.

    Little kum bai ya (or however you spell it), and pass the bong [giggles].

    Okay, so, in other words, wanna connect on a personal level Alex? Tell me a little more about what this blog thing is about? I still think it’s fucking weird and I’m not kidding > I really don’t get it.


  3. Posted 12/1/2005 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    So many questions. You must find your inner blog. Perhaps blogging is a way of textually pushing out those negative vibes. Or are you a Markov process? Or Canadian? Or a Canadian Markov process? A grammar-based generator? In prolog? In prelog?

    But then, you seem quite human. I am not a Finn but I have one.

  4. Posted 12/5/2005 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    Do they get a cape?

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