Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Resolved: Thursday Links Will Take All Our Links

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* Tonight! DC! 6:30! Resolved: Technology Will Take All Our Jobs!

* Help, University Administration Is Terrible! Kids these days.

Statement by PROFS in response to JFC omnibus motion #521, item #39. Foxes in the Henhouse: The Republican Takeover of the University of Wisconsin System. A turning point for the UW Colleges.

* Han’s wife shot first.

Forgetting Lolita: How Nabokov’s Victim Became an American Fantasy.

* Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth: Time for a Teaching-Intensive Tenure Track.

How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes.

Every United Airlines flight was grounded this morning in the US.

More People Work at Fusion Than Are Reading Its Most Popular Post.

The problem is that the IRB system is so fundamentally misconceived that it is virtually a model of how to regulate badly.

French Court Rules It Is Unconstitutional To Cut Off Water To Anybody.

Teen got arrested after cop tried to pick her up, failed. Warrants issued for people who cheered at Senatobia graduation. In the last seven years at least 29 police K-9s have sweltered to death after officers left the dogs inside hot patrol vehicles.

School kitchen manager fired for giving lunches to hungry students.

* Sepp Blatter resigns. Something something joke about George Lucas character names.

The Secret 1949 Radiation Experiment That Contaminated Washington.

How Ridic Are the New Scrabble Words?

* How Ridic Are Call-In Shifts?

Alternative Idea for Resolving Sexual-Assault Cases Emphasizes Closure. “Administrators promised to keep her charges confidential and to protect her from retaliation.” For what it’s worth, I had some general thoughts on Title IX earlier this week that I Storified on the off-chance anyone is interested. I don’t think the outlook is good.

The inside story of how the Clintons built a $2 billion global empire. Is Hillary Clinton in trouble?

* Draft, uh, let’s say Bloomberg.

* The Tampon: A History.

* Google NBA Jam truth.

New Study Confirms Self-Evident Truth: Time Warner Is Literally The Worst.

* Hell is working at the Huffington Post.

* Teach the controversy.

* And the arc of history is long, but Arrested Development season five will air in spring 2016.

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  1. Your links posts are a highlight of my internet week!


    June 4, 2015 at 1:44 pm

  2. Since Lolita came up: I just finished my first full reading of the book since college. (I’d revisited bits.) I know you teach it. Do you have any favorite literary criticism/essays/what have you on it?

    Stephen Frug

    June 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    • Nothing comes to mind immediately — I usually use Nabokov’s afterword and some stuff from the ANNOTATED LOLITA…


      June 4, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      • Not sure from your reply if it was clear, so: I meant for me to read, not to give students to read. (Either way, thanks.)

        Stephen Frug

        June 4, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      • (Not actually teaching it; just interested in interesting takes.)

        Stephen Frug

        June 4, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      • I’m really coming up dry, but I’ll let you know if I think of anything…


        June 5, 2015 at 9:47 am

      • No worries. Thanks for trying.

        Stephen Frug

        June 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

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