- Me: So, in the sciences they do their research with experiments. We can't do that in the humanities. We can't re-live the 14th century without the Black Death and we can't re-write Wuthering Heights so that Heathcliff falls in love with Edgar.
- Student: Yes we can. It's called fanfic.
WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “AREN’T ALL LIBRARIANS SUPER NEAT AND ORGANIZED?”
(Have you seen the back room of a library?)
WHEN THE JOB I WANTED GOES TO A “BETTER FIT”
Although the 1994 genocide in Rwanda has garnered the most scholarly and popular attention–and rightfully so–it did not emerge out of a vacuum. As the world commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Genocide, it is important to locate this epochal humanitarian tragedy within a broader historical and regional perspective.
J. J. Carney, author of Rwanda Before the Genocide: Catholic Politics and Ethnic Discourse in the Late Colonial Era, looks at the history of Rwanda and the events the led up to the Genocide.
Misquotation: “Winter of discontent”
A period of difficulty, especially involving political or industrial unrest; it is specifically used for the winter of 1978-9 in Britain, when widespread strikes finally led to the downfall of the government. This particular usage goes back to an interview of February 1979, given by the Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan. He said, ‘I had known it was going to be a “winter of discontent”.’ The origin of the phrase is much earlier, and more literary: the opening line spoken by Richard of Gloucester in Shakespeare’s play Richard II (1591):
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York
Image credit: Title page of the third quarto of Richard II (1598). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
We’re a bit embarrassed about this. Obviously it’s Richard III. Not Richard II.
The Tumblr Editor’s face on seeing all the reblog comments:
We apologise to all of Tumblr.
*hangs head in shame*
"Wu-Tang producers Cilvaringz and The RZA present the first ever private music album.
The music will only ever have one incarnation.
It will not be made available digitally or in any other existing mass format.
After touring the album at festivals, museums, exhibition spaces and galleries for the public as a one off experience, it will be sold exclusively to one buyer.
The music industry is in crisis. Creativity has become disposable and value has been stripped out.
Mass production and content saturation have devalued both our experience of music and our ability to establish its value.
Industrial production and digital reproduction have failed. The intrinsic value of music has been reduced to zero.
Contemporary art is worth millions by virtue of its exclusivity.
This album is a piece of contemporary art.
The debate starts here…”
WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU HOW THE DISS IS GOING:
Van Gogh was a sad dude.
Art History, NYU