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Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School

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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.

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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(
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I should know a lot more about my time commitments after next Tuesday. I'd love to do it.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I would love to participate, though I never really have much of importance to say.
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I think I can do it.
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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.
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Insane work crisis defused. I think I'm in (I'll at least give it, er, the old college try)
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