Sometimes I feel like Abed from Community, which I guess would make me a real person who feels like a TV character who thinks he’s a real person who knows real life isn’t TV but behaves like it is anyway.
Summer reading list [Updated 5/27]
Keep checking back for updates. Suggestions welcome.
White Noise (Delillo)
The Man Without Qualities (Musil)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Joyce)
Agnotology (Proctor and Schiebinger)
Kids these days: A-
Is the occurrence of students complaining about receiving an A- for the course a new thing, or was I just too baked throughout my undergrad years to notice other kids doing it? Learning how to accept life’s unlimited ways of telling you “close, but no cigar” with aplomb is a valuable lesson.
First thoughts on the sociological epistemology of lying
"It’s not the lie. It’s the cover-up."
A claim in and of itself may not be sufficient proof of whether or not it’s (perceived as) a lie, but a bunch of guys in suits shredding documents about it should usually do the trick.