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Bobby Jindal: Obama would strip Americans of the right to incur massive debts acquiring a useless degree…

[ 199 ] March 24, 2014 |

…from an unaccredited for-profit college.


Out of respect for the good pastor, no lady-folk are allowed to comment on this post

[ 84 ] March 24, 2014 |

The Arizona pastor who infamously told his parishioners to pray for Obama’s death doesn’t want to hear a damn thing out of you ladies, so just you shut up already.

The Laziest Cashier in All the World

[ 36 ] March 24, 2014 |

SEK walks to the checkout line and asks the cashier if she can grab him a bottle of SKYY, because in Louisiana the alcohol is kept in a different, special, somewhat faraway place and must be requested.

CASHIER: The blue one?

SEK: Yes, much appreciated.

CASHIER walks to different, special, somewhat faraway place and returns with a clear bottle of Absolut.

CASHIER: This one?

SEK: No, the blue one.

CASHIER: (looks somewhat faraway) But does this one work for you?

SEK: Not really, it’s $15 more expensive.

CASHIER: (emphatically looks somewhat faraway) So you don’t want it?

SEK: I wanted the –


SEK: What?


SEK: A coupon?


SEK: I’ll … I’ll take it?

CASHIER: You’re welcome, handsome. Have yourself a good one.

Of course black preschoolers are suspended far more often than their white counterparts

[ 93 ] March 21, 2014 |

Because white preschoolers are suspended for “observable offenses,” whereas black preschoolers are suspended for being uppity. Just look at that kid’s uppity little face. Does he look like he wants to learn?


Someone wrote a new AV Club column about the role of narration in True Detective

[ 23 ] March 20, 2014 |

I’m not going to say who, only that he was disappointed he didn’t figure out how to integrate some lasers into it.

“Paul Ryan insists his ‘inarticulate’ comments about ‘inner city’ men were not about race”

[ 146 ] March 13, 2014 |

That’s today’s headline.

Tomorrow’s will be: “Paul Ryan insists he has no idea why he thought of the word ‘inarticulate’ to describe racially insensitive remarks.”

NOTE: I’m posting links to what I’m writing elsewhere because the conversations generated by them strike me — for the most part — as really interesting. I promise, though, that as a salaried employee at an online publication, I don’t receive any more money if you click on the link than if you don’t.

NOTE ABOUT THE PREVIOUS NOTE: But the more times people comment to complain about me cross-posting material, the more money all of the folks here make, so feel free to lambast me in many comments and at great length.

LG&M Game of Thrones podcast: “A Golden Crown,” Part 1

[ 28 ] March 13, 2014 |

And we’re back, just in time to finish up the first season before the fourth starts. We recorded this a few months back, so our pop culture and political references may seem dated — as might some of our facial hair. Also, it ends with a real bang. Enjoy!


The second part will be posted tomorrow, and the rest of the season covered next week.

An audio version of this podcast can be found here.

Items SEK discusses:

Works Attewell discusses (warning, all of these posts contain spoilers for all five books):

  • Eddard X (The Tower of Joy, and the critical importance of timing for Robert’s death)
  • Bran V (class, disability and the meeting with the wildlings, the history of vagrancy)
  • Tyrion V (Tyrion’s hearing and the nature of Westerosi justice, Tyrion as a political observer,  the history of judicial duels)
  • Dany V (the complications of Dothraki culture, who was Viserys, the history of the golden death)
  • Eddard XI (Eddard’s political strategy in going after Gregor, the history of the Percy/Nevillle blood feud, and more)
  • Catelyn VII (the War of Five Kings begins, Catelyn compared to Lysa, why the Bronn/Ser Vardis duel is historically inaccurate)
  • Sansa III (what did Sansa actually cause to happen by going to Cersei, what would have happened if she hadn’t, and the symbolism of the white hart)

“Every child craves love. And not every child gets the love they deserve at home. And so whose job is it to provide that love for them? I think it’s mine. I know it’s mine.”

[ 43 ] March 13, 2014 |

That is what a former Florida “Teacher of the Year” who was sentenced to 40 years in jail for sexually assaulting a fourth grader told The Florida Times-Union in a profile they did of him in 2012.

Way to go, Florida. Way to go.

(And yes, I do seem to be on the “awful teachers of Florida” beat.)

Today in balding, feminist-hating teachers

[ 162 ] March 12, 2014 |

Which one is worse?

Be sure to show your work, as partial credit will be given.

R.I.P. Joe McGinniss

[ 20 ] March 11, 2014 |

When I was teaching The Selling of the President 1968, I sent McGinniss an email asking if I could ask him questions. He responded that he’d be more than happy to answer any I had, as well as any my students might have, which led to a series of exchanges between him, me and my kids.

People that generous with their time are rare, and should and will be missed.

Because knowing which dinosaurs Noah brought on the ark is more important than math

[ 260 ] March 11, 2014 |


The Real Management™ wrote this article it thinks you would enjoy.

Now it is off to write about the True Detective finale, as well as finish editing — and then posting — a few Game of Thrones podcasts.

Because I’m a Jew and my G-d enjoys a good spiting

[ 171 ] March 10, 2014 |

Who is the bigger asshole? The person I wrote about

  • in this story (about which I’m providing no information)

Or the person I wrote about

  • in this story (about which I’m also providing no information)

I’m The Management here, and I aim to make sure no one forgets it.

(Also, feel free to comment on the quality of the accompanying images in those stories, because I’m the visual rhetoric guy and all.)

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