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Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:21pm
by Dr. Medulla
Okay, an idea that I'll throw out here for consideration. This fall, I'm teaching a reading course on the use of rock as a way of talking about history. So far, I have all but one of my assigned readings in digital form (and plan on scanning the last one in the next week or so). Is there interest in running a parallel, virtual reading group on this stuff? Leaving aside logistics for organizing actual discussion online, is there sufficient interest to commit to a regular reading and discussion schedule? I've been involved in reading groups before and that discipline over several months is the biggest hurdle.

I've uploaded a snipped version of my syllabus, dealing only with the reading schedule (ignore the dates).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwid3wr9cqeqe ... e.pdf?dl=0

I know people have busy lives and all, so I certainly won't take offence to crickets and tumbleweed. But if we can get a half dozen or so people who want to debate popular music as a historical force, it could be fun.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:28pm
by eumaas
With school commitments now, I don't think I could really engage with the material as I'm already trying to do a blog, podcasts, and keep up philosophical reading on the side. Unfortunately.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:34pm
by Dr. Medulla
eumaas wrote:With school commitments now, I don't think I could really engage with the material as I'm already trying to do a blog, podcasts, and keep up philosophical reading on the side. Unfortunately.
I suspect most people are in a comparable boat and I can appreciate that. No worries. :cool:

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:38pm
by Wolter
Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:With school commitments now, I don't think I could really engage with the material as I'm already trying to do a blog, podcasts, and keep up philosophical reading on the side. Unfortunately.
I suspect most people are in a comparable boat and I can appreciate that. No worries. :cool:
Sadly, it sounds awesome but I'm honestly up to my nipples in my animation course and shouldn't have even been here as often as I have been today.

I don't know why I chose to use my nipples as a yardstick, and I apologize for the traumatic image.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:48pm
by Dr. Medulla
Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:With school commitments now, I don't think I could really engage with the material as I'm already trying to do a blog, podcasts, and keep up philosophical reading on the side. Unfortunately.
I suspect most people are in a comparable boat and I can appreciate that. No worries. :cool:
Sadly, it sounds awesome but I'm honestly up to my nipples in my animation course and shouldn't have even been here as often as I have been today.

I don't know why I chose to use my nipples as a yardstick, and I apologize for the traumatic image.
I'm considering doing a Michael Ginsberg on my own nipples now. X(

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:49pm
by Flex
I should know a lot more about my time commitments after next Tuesday. I'd love to do it.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:54pm
by Dr. Medulla
Flex wrote:I should know a lot more about my time commitments after next Tuesday. I'd love to do it.
$300 non-refundable fee required. :shifty:

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 9:57pm
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:I should know a lot more about my time commitments after next Tuesday. I'd love to do it.
$300 non-refundable fee required. :shifty:
Charge it to one Jon Q. Wolter. He's good for it.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 10:01pm
by Wolter
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:I should know a lot more about my time commitments after next Tuesday. I'd love to do it.
$300 non-refundable fee required. :shifty:
Charge it to one Jon Q. Wolter. He's good for it.
Naw, man. I'm just a penniless animation student and stay-at-home dad living in a surprisingly wealthy suburb, not one of you fancy politicians living in your massive mayoral palaces.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 10:04pm
by Flex
Wolter wrote:Naw, man. I'm just a penniless animation student and stay-at-home dad living in a surprisingly wealthy suburb, not one of you fancy politicians living in your massive mayoral palaces.
I had Dudley, my man servant, read that to me while I sipped shasta from my gold chalice, and I chuckled.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 10:06pm
by Wolter
Flex wrote:
Wolter wrote:Naw, man. I'm just a penniless animation student and stay-at-home dad living in a surprisingly wealthy suburb, not one of you fancy politicians living in your massive mayoral palaces.
I had Dudley, my man servant, read that to me while I sipped shasta from my gold chalice, and I chuckled.
Kudos to the use of Shasta in that response.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 10:35pm
by JennyB
I would love to participate, though I never really have much of importance to say.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 11:18pm
by BostonBeaneater
I think I can do it.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 21 Aug 2015, 6:18am
by Dr. Medulla
JennyB wrote:I would love to participate, though I never really have much of importance to say.
Importance, shimportance, it's just interpretation and conversation, an opportunity to do more applied thinking with some of the stuff that goes on here already.
BostonBeaneater wrote:I think I can do it.
Cool. I'll keep this open for a week or so and then we'll see where we're at.

Re: Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

Posted: 26 Aug 2015, 12:34am
by Flex
Insane work crisis defused. I think I'm in (I'll at least give it, er, the old college try)