Author Topic: Post your asides here  (Read 37061 times)

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #570 on: September 06, 2021, 02:18:26 AM »
I was always a pretty good speller, but I'm not going to delve into a NYT spelling bee, not now. Not when proper spelling is going to reinforce white supremacy.
She/her/ hers

jimbogumbo

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 532
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #571 on: September 12, 2021, 02:53:43 PM »
More of a musing than aside. I'm going to guess Howard students are fine with her hire.

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #572 on: September 13, 2021, 03:54:05 AM »
In a last minute effort to boost Larry Elder's political career, President Biden will be in California today campaigning for Gaviner Newsom.
She/her/ hers

FishProf

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1303
  • Haphazard
  • CHE Posts: 3,914
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #573 on: September 13, 2021, 05:17:27 AM »
That YOU is an "if the shoe fits, wear it" you.
And how is that working out for you?

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #574 on: September 13, 2021, 07:18:46 AM »
I agreed with your statement, but I note that if you write

"People have reasons for what they do.  Imagining the most nefarious reasons doesn't bring you closer to understanding them, or them you.  Well, maybe we do understand you (and it isn't good)."

As opposed to

"People have reasons for what they do.  Imagining the most nefarious reasons doesn't bring you closer to understanding them, or them you.  Well, maybe I do understand you (and it isn't good).

It sounds quite different to me.
She/her/ hers

mamselle

  • Use your wit and intelligence to figure out how to be kinder
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5127
  • Wondering, Wandering Sr. Member
  • CHE Posts: 4,618
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #575 on: September 13, 2021, 09:23:12 AM »
^ Unrelated.

Well, Bildad and Eliphaz have weighed in. Will Zophar and Elihu be next, I wonder?

M.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

FishProf

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1303
  • Haphazard
  • CHE Posts: 3,914
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #576 on: September 13, 2021, 09:59:58 AM »
I agreed with your statement, but I note that if you write

"People have reasons for what they do.  Imagining the most nefarious reasons doesn't bring you closer to understanding them, or them you.  Well, maybe we do understand you (and it isn't good)."

As opposed to

"People have reasons for what they do.  Imagining the most nefarious reasons doesn't bring you closer to understanding them, or them you.  Well, maybe I do understand you (and it isn't good).

It sounds quite different to me.

Royal "WE".
And how is that working out for you?

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #577 on: September 14, 2021, 07:39:13 AM »
More of a musing than aside. I'm going to guess Howard students are fine with her hire.

Good guess, considering that saying anything other than 'wow, she's a genius' would get one branded as an Uncle Tom or a racist.
She/her/ hers

Langue_doc

  • Flâneur par excellence
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1564
  • "Not all those who wander are lost."
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #578 on: September 14, 2021, 08:39:29 AM »
What on earth is  geneious?

jimbogumbo

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 532
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #579 on: September 14, 2021, 01:27:02 PM »
More of a musing than aside. I'm going to guess Howard students are fine with her hire.

Good guess, considering that saying anything other than 'wow, she's a genius' would get one branded as an Uncle Tom or a racist.

Or perhaps that journalism students at a prestigious HBCU will be thrilled to be in a class with an African American investigative journalist who has won both a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant.

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #580 on: September 14, 2021, 06:43:41 PM »
More of a musing than aside. I'm going to guess Howard students are fine with her hire.

Good guess, considering that saying anything other than 'wow, she's a genius' would get one branded as an Uncle Tom or a racist.

Or perhaps that journalism students at a prestigious HBCU will be thrilled to be in a class with an African American investigative journalist who has won both a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant.

Well, why don't they? they are young still, and one can pass ignorance on the way to knowledge.
She/her/ hers

marshwiggle

  • Finally, a
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2972
  • Old Narnian
  • CHE Posts: 3299
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #581 on: September 15, 2021, 05:13:24 AM »
More of a musing than aside. I'm going to guess Howard students are fine with her hire.

Good guess, considering that saying anything other than 'wow, she's a genius' would get one branded as an Uncle Tom or a racist.

Or perhaps that journalism students at a prestigious HBCU will be thrilled to be in a class with an African American investigative journalist who has won both a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant.

They may be, but it may confuse them a bit about how academia normally works, and what is required for someone to become a professor, and what is required to get tenure.

Olympic medals and Nobel prizes are both great honours, but they're not interchangeable in who gets them and why. They both have higher value by being distinct.
It takes so little to be above average.

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #582 on: September 15, 2021, 06:42:01 AM »
More of a musing than aside. I'm going to guess Howard students are fine with her hire.

Good guess, considering that saying anything other than 'wow, she's a genius' would get one branded as an Uncle Tom or a racist.

Or perhaps that journalism students at a prestigious HBCU will be thrilled to be in a class with an African American investigative journalist who has won both a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant.

They may be, but it may confuse them a bit about how academia normally works, and what is required for someone to become a professor, and what is required to get tenure.

Olympic medals and Nobel prizes are both great honours, but they're not interchangeable in who gets them and why. They both have higher value by being distinct.

there's not much confusing about hypocrisy once you've seen enough of it.
She/her/ hers

mahagonny

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2604
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #583 on: September 18, 2021, 06:25:29 AM »
The only reason Dr. Suess is active now is I've been goosing it. Otherwise the forum is quiet. Me, the pariah, the troll. You're welcome/.
She/her/ hers

little bongo

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 145
Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #584 on: September 18, 2021, 10:34:59 AM »
Geez, man, way to hog all the credit.