I’m 40 minutes in and normally would have punched out long ago but I want to get some of his source material and that only comes at the end. Burning an hour of a completely packed day is annoying so I’m writing this with him in the background to calm myself down. If you present and or teach in any way please don’t read slides to your students. It’s insulting with a heaping side order of lazy. It’s this kind of bush league bullshit that makes me feel like I’ll always be able to find work.
Moving on… Am I the only idiot who hears the supposed to be scary terrorist group name Isis and immediately thinks “O Mighty Isis! Isis isis" followed by “zephyr winds which blow on high, lift me now so I can fly!”? EVERY SINGLE TIME I HEAR IT. Love me some 1970’s Saturday morning live action super hero shows. If I ever form an international terror organization I call dibs on SHAZAM!
Anyhow, I’m busy as I make ready for a three week on and off road trip that will take me from Minnesota to California to Florida. I like to plan things close together to minimize travel time and increase efficiency. Maybe I don’t have any control at all over these next three weeks but I have to prepare for this shitshow none the less. I have been spoiled as of late by a long stretch at home but the financial Sword of Damocles isn't going anywhere and these new spectacles make objects look closer than they appear and a little wavy to boot. (sorry, I opened with I wouldn't...)
By the way if you get a chance Google Richard Westall's painting of the sword. One of my favorites. Everyone is wearing tapestries even the poor slave girl except she has to keep one boob out. Probably to signify her status. As if her backwards Italian bike riding cap wasn't sign enough. And so ends today's intellectual art lesson.