Dear Cal---Sorry, Dr. Cal!Use your i-dingleberry-droid to tell this up-and-coming (as if you've ever heard of one who wasn't) junior faculty that there is no such thing as a plum committee assignment. So, regarding how to deal with the silverback who's trying to steal this committee assignment, I agree with you: FUCK HIM! In other words, let the silverback have the committee assignment.
P.S. I hope it's very time-consuming and so keeps the silverback out of making other trouble. It likely won't prevent the silverback from publishing papers in refereed journals with student involvement, since none of our silverbacks have done that for decades.
Jesus, I snorted my morning gin through my nose at this!
"First of all, Horatio, it's DOCTOR Compound Cal..."Cracked me up!
What's a silverback colleague?
It should be in the glossary in the right-hand sidebar. Along with other words. Wait, here it is:1. An older colleague that has been tenured for years. 2. Unlikely to be much of a contributor to the department’s research or teaching and thus may often be considered deadwood. 3. Predominantly male.
I didn't know there would be homework! LOL.
Kirk, see also "Congratulations" in the glossary. It's relevant to the "plum committee assignment."
Oops, this was in the Academic Water Cooler Big Book of Bullshit: Congratulations!: Means of breaking the news to one of lower rank that he or she has been assigned to a thankless and uncompensated additional role on campus.Perhaps a link in the sidebar would be in order, RGM. I will email that.
What? The page is still open? I thought that it would have been killed off already. What gives? Why the hard work? Why the stick-to-it-iveness. What are you all proving?Is Walt around? Cal, good to see you. Is Gordon Presto / Terry Porter still running things? Why isn't the background changing? The header? I can read the fonts, they're so nice and clear. Why isn't it all fucked up?Oh, my favorite part of the Vidshizzle is a line that might strike too close to home, grading student papers one is barely reading. Oh, God, you have looked into my soul and I am lacking.Anyway. I'm at school, but I don't want to go down the hall and see what fresh hell awaits!
Why isn't my avatar showing up? Why am I being persecuted? Why am I being censored? Aren't I in the special club? DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL.Oh, I thought the Taylor Swift thing was funny, too.Okay, I still don't see my avatar. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING RGM?
I love you Hiram!
Your avatar is up you silly bastard. Whiner. :)
I, for one, love the dancing videos. It allows me to imagine I've gotten my exercise for the day.
I don't believe it's Cal. Make him sing a song for me. Swooon.
Jesus, he doesn't need encouragement for that...Kimmie, do you have his music website? I think he's linked to it before on the page but I won't do it unless he says it's okay.
Jesus, that shirt looks awful on me. How come nobody told me? XOXO Kimmie. Oh and you can't love Hiram AND me. Well, I guess you can. After all I'm probably Hiram, too, and Archie, though I killed him. I'm definitely Walt. Of course I'm Cassandra. I used to be Frog and Toad. Then someone else was. I was never Strelly though. Strelly is his own man.
This was great in so many ways. Outstanding!
Cal, maybe get a better microphone. Sometimes the voice was too far off. I'm no expert.
So much to like here, and even more to anticipate. Will Dr. Cal's answer always be the same?
Not that the answer is the point.
I'm going to guess his answer will always be definitive!
This made me smile. Thank you.
Bubba. You always make us smile.