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post #91 of 494
No. You're a joke if you do that.
post #92 of 494
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

No. You're a joke if you do that.

What is to be said of someone like you who didn't even have to "do that"?
post #93 of 494
Academic Cultural Studies is, generally, a joke. Not because of the subject matter but because it tends to attract stupid, lazy people and because they are generally judged and celebrated by their peers, other stupid lazy people. But that doesn't mean there is no good work being done. It is just that there is more crap in it than a lot of other fields. And when you throw in the fact that many schools have them in response to noisy student demands and demonstrations, you understand that their value to the institution is that the departments exist so that the students will shut up, not that the department or the faculty be any good.

But if we are posting favorites in cultural studies, here is mine. Really excellent:: William Urrichio and Roberta Pearson (Ed.), The Many Faces of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media (New York: Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1991)
Unfortunately, I can't find a link to it anywhere.

Buffyology is its own field and I wouldn't assume all of it is crap though most of it certainly is.
post #94 of 494
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Academic Cultural Studies is, generally, a joke. Not because of the subject matter but because it tends to attract stupid, lazy people and because they are generally judged and celebrated by their peers, other stupid lazy people. But that doesn't mean there is no good work being done. It is just that there is more crap in it than a lot of other fields. And when you throw in the fact that many schools have them in response to noisy student demands and demonstrations, you understand that their value to the institution is that the departments exist so that the students will shut up, not that the department or the faculty be any good.

But if we are posting favorites in cultural studies, here is mine. Really excellent:: William Urrichio and Roberta Pearson (Ed.), The Many Faces of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media (New York: Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1991)
Unfortunately, I can't find a link to it anywhere.

Buffyology is its own field and I wouldn't assume all of it is crap though most of it certainly is.

Being uncertain as to what field you're using as a base of comparison I can’t really positively agree with your assessment; Universities are hotbeds of moron-activity (Pol Pot was on to something) which means that, providing a somewhat equal distribution -possibly our point of contention-, they’re numerous in cultural studies. Conservatives usually have a strong bias against the field, which is absurd cause libertarians are terminal nerds who jerk off to tv series heroines and dream they’re Batman (the ultimate libertarian icon who turns policing into a private charity activity). I guess people like David Brooks would think they’re pointless since all you need to understand society is the dad-wisdom of David Brooks.

The stupidest university educated people I have met have been MDs but they're more like technicians (not a problem) who sometimes pretend to be academics (usually a problem for 95% of them). This shit is, of course, purely anecdotal.

Note: cultural studies covers various topics, not just pop songs and tv series, are you dissing the whole field or just the “pop” parts?

Ps: I can defend that stuff but I’d rather join ISIS than do that shit day in, day out.
post #95 of 494
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

What is to be said of someone like you who didn't even have to "do that"?


Yes, you're right. I didn't have to write a treatise on Lady Gaga to get where I'm at. You got me. Only had to write a book, edit two, and contribute to one of a Supreme Court Justice. I'm totally out of my league here.

EDIT - And Batman is not a libertarian hero. He's a fascist pig who enforces his own sense of justice over people who have done him no wrong. He is a fucking Neo-Con like Hillary and Jeb.
post #96 of 494
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Yes, you're right. I didn't have to write a treatise on Lady Gaga to get where I'm at. You got me. Only had to write a book, edit two, and contribute to one of a Supreme Court Justice. I'm totally out of my league here.

EDIT - And Batman is not a libertarian hero. He's a fascist pig who enforces his own sense of justice over people who have done him no wrong. He is a fucking Neo-Con like Hillary and Jeb.
There are about a hundred different versions of batman. From communitarian to fascist to anarchist. But, yes, most superheroes are, by their nature, meddlesome and tend to intervene in situations that do not affect them personally.
post #97 of 494
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If you spoke like that to dean/professor in my country you'd be packing your bags and going home the same day... and rightfully so
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If you spoke like that to dean/professor in my country you'd be packing your bags and going home the same day... and rightfully so

I don't know how true it is (and I don't really want to dig into someone's life over one impassioned interaction)...but I read that that girl was actually on the search committee that chose the guy for the master's position.

So the answer to the question "Who the fuck hired you" is "you did".
post #100 of 494
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I don't know how true it is (and I don't really want to dig into someone's life over one impassioned interaction)...but I read that that girl was actually on the search committee that chose the guy for the master's position.

So the answer to the question "Who the fuck hired you" is "you did".

this isn't necessarily true as the search committee may not need a unanimous decision. but if she was on the committee she'd still know who was in favor of the hiring (unless it was by some other less orthodox appointment process)
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Look how uppity they get when the girl says "Black people can be racist too."
post #104 of 494
she sold out to the oppressor, what we gonna hear next 'not all men are sexist' ah common!
post #105 of 494
holy shit
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