* Ryan Cordell has an academic job market linkdump, including links to recent classics The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market) and The NFL Analogy. From a more depressing perspective: Why Bother? Thoughts from an “Old” PhD.
* Teaching tips you can use: How to Rotate Your Macbook’s Orientation.
* After Four Months of Excitement, the Presidential Race is Back to Where It Was In May. Obama DNC Bounce Extends To Swing States. Polls Since Conventions Point to Decline in ‘Enthusiasm Gap.’ Elsewhere, Nate’s trends would seem to indicate the state of the race really has turned dramatically.
* And in future news: Imagine, then, in 20 or 30 years’ time, a very rich, very old man, in his dying breath, undocking his penis and releasing it to roam among the stars, where it prints off new copies of itself from lunar soil and asteroid ore, rubbing itself across the face of the very cosmos.