This is basically how most professors, even those not in the humanities, view their jobs. Find the unseemly, and expose it to impressionable young minds.
Posts Tagged ‘Evil Beard’
Accepting the character of Don Draper in the first place is a bit of fantasy. He’s about as realistic as Jack Bauer, and not just because they’re both TV characters. What I always find interesting are the types of people who will compare themselves to these types of fictional characters. I question their tentative grasp on reality.
It does seem odd that humans progressively get faster. Sure, technology like running shoes is getting better, but certainly at some point there’s got to be a wall humans hit, right? We can’t continuously get better forever, can we?
I notice that whenever someone begins talking about their extended family they either state things like third cousin twice removed with the kind of confidence that would make you think they had a doctorate in familial relationships, or they stutter their way through with a look of desperate hope that someone might know better than them their own family. I simply revert to calling everyone my cousin. I am from Kentucky, after all.
There are few experiences more frustrating than calling someone to install or repair something. I understand the need for time windows, as no two repair services are the same. Still, one thinks you could narrow that window just a bit. This is especially frustrating when they don’t even show up within that window. If it’s something trivial like cable television, that’s when you tell them no thanks.
People love to put down the fields of others. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s all about ego and all, but honestly it just seems bizarre at times. Anyone halfway intelligent can see the difficulty in fields not their own, and they also wouldn’t be so insecure about their intellect. Which makes it a fun quick tipoff of someone’s insecurity when they disparage another field.
The first time I saw an ad for Golden Corral’s cotton candy buffet I assumed it had to be a joke. The second time I realized it must be something far more sinister.
I often see this opinion expressed that television is dumbed down for the masses. What people hate to hear is that they are the masses. Nobody wants House or CSI to be 100% authentic, or they’d be boring messes that only people with medical degrees could follow.
Any meeting where suggestions are asked for is always a trap. Authority figures never want suggestions. They want parroting. It is, however, humorous when someone gets confused and thinks they really want feedback.
I imagine there’s a great deal of overlap between the fan bases of Storage Wars and To Catch a Predator. Just a hunch.