What do Wordherders write about? Check out…
- Jason J on Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White.
- Jason R on gaming and biofeedback rings.
- Tanya on attending church.
- Chuck on the film Blue Car.
- Matt on the “Grammatology of the Hard Drive”.
- Natalie on her trip to Tanzania.
- Kari on bibliophagi.
- Dave on Gregory Peck.
- Calamity Jane on “portraiture, self-portraiture, and women’s ekphrastic poetry in the 20th century”.
- Ryan on designing a composition course entitled “The Pleasure and Politics of Eating”.
- eriC on Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and a related ABC News special.
- Mike on his Kitchen Aid Artisan 5-quart stand mixer.
But “Winston” thinks we’re all incestuous Marxists, apparently because I use the word “collective” to describe the Wordherders and because we comment on each other’s blogs. I would respectfully suggest that inattention to detail and nuance is more likely to sink one’s chances on the job market than academic prejudice against conservatives.
By the way, I use the word “collective” in the sense of “a collective body or whole” as in this example from 1655: “A Jewell (sometimes taken for a single precious stone) is properly a collective of many” (taken from online OED).
Well, I write about tooth brushes and athletic shoes too, but no one seems to notice that stuff. In any case, I for one plan to immediately dismantle my blog now that our Collective’s plans have been so thoroughly exposed. I hereby concede the blogosphere to Winston’s voice of reason and moderation. I only hope there’s something left in the analog world to problematize and deconstruct.
In the meantime, as they say over at http://www.kraftmstr.com/christmas/humor/pcgreeting.html, “best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all.”
Sounds, Images, and Words
A few things I’ve been listening to, watching, and reading in recent days: Something’s Gotta Give: A much better, more nuanced film than the previews indicate. The film makes the older male-younger female romance appear rather absurd, and the scene…
I suppose I’ll have a lot of explaining to do at the next meeting of our cell.
Matt – I, for one, thought your post on toothbrushes was a riot.
And I mean that in the funny sense, not in the “incite a” sense. Just in case Winston was worried.