Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday is for short-tailed, medium sized wild cats

I think I found a use for students (besides paying our salaries).  Since they spend their time soaking up popular culture instead of learning anything we teach them, students could help administrators not do stupid things.  Like, suspend a faculty member because his son wore a Game of Thrones t-shirt.  The lesson from this episode is not "Be careful what you post on social media."  The lesson is "Why the fuck is your dean part of your social network?"  The dean was notified of the offending picture, which set off the investigation.  This is part of a larger story.

By coincidence, here's another Game of Thrones story.  Again, we can use their love of popular culture to our benefit.

Enjoy your Saturday!


  1. It seems that the college administration in the first story has it in for that prof and was looking for an excuse to get rid of him.

    Been there, suffered for it.

    1. That was my first thought too. Probably not the last attempt either.

    2. Nadine:

      If it is indeed part of a campaign to get rid of him, the college won't stop until it gets what it wants. Stooping to such trivial and petty reasons shows desperation, so it wouldn't surprise me that this wasn't the first time it tried, either.

  2. Administrators are so transparent. Fight back! With fire and blood!!!

    This is the kind of (il)logic that STILL has Americans taking shoes off when going through security for some airlines, but keeping shoes on for other airlines.