Things have kicked into high gear for MH2K6. As I’ve remarked before, this is one annual event that reminds me what is possible when you put your mind to it. Pathological? Yes. But also wicked fun.
Despite it’s off-on humor value, Noun Poetry was one of the few reasons to glance at The Tech my freshman year.
When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political, and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.
An aide later clarified:
”It’s an open secret that you have Harvard University and MIT that tend to tilt to the left in terms of academic biases,” said Robert Traynham, the Santorum aide. ”I think that’s what the senator was speaking to.”
Well, naturally! Putting aside the misuse of “open secret,” the presence of a high density of leftist particle physicists in a space the size of Cambridge results in moral corruption and paedophilia. We should name this principle after its location and discoverer — the Boston-Santorum effect.
I leave it to the more physics-savvy to come up with the mathematical formulation.
I just discovered, via the Huffington Blog, that Jon Robin Baitz wrote episodes of the West Wing and Alias. He’s a playwright originally recommended to me by Alan Brody for the playwriting workshop. I just started rereading The Film Society so it was a nice little convergence.
Perhaps I should reconsider watching TV again. Nah.
Big Jimmy, the nighttime security guard at my old dorm, has passed away. So sad. I’ll miss the long rambling conversations about people I had never met, his collecting of soda cans, which he traded in and bought us food with, and his sense of permanence. I guess nothing is permanent.
Until the Mystery Hunt begins. So excited…
The new Sun Blade 1500 workstations are pretty damn goofy looking. Someone needs to get them an industrial design team, stat. On the other hand, they are damn fast and these flatpanels are very pretty.
To Ginny Corless on getting a Marshall fellowship this year! I am so out of the loop I hadn’t checked the listing two weeks ago. Applying for those fellowships really makes you get your shit together, and actually getting one means you really have it together. Color me impressed.
And yes, the amazing Max Goldman now has a blog. I’m excited.
There’s a petition to Save The Thirsty Ear. Apparently the administration wants to close it down. Goddamn it, the Ear was one of the best things about MIT — open late, cheap beer, seedy decor, good conversation, friendly staff, and close to Kresge Little Theater. So if you’ve ever been there and had a good time, go and Save the Ear today.