Saturday, June 27, 2015

4 Years Ago on The Misery.

A reader writes:
This post of Terry P.'s got me hooked. I didn't know what to make of this blog until then. Suddenly it all made sense. I know you're struggling, but made a note on a post-it to watch for the anniversary of this very cool part of your past. Love the page, brother. Keep doing it.

This is an article I found about college professors. It also has some stuff about college students. It says we need to remember that NEW THINGS ARE...


It sounds like good advice to me, because I'm a professor, and I have students, and they're scared. And I forget that. I just think, "FUCKING MEATBAGS," when I see them, and forget that they're human.

This article that I'm directing you, too, though, takes a different approach. This lady who wrote it seems nice. She's a professor, too, like you or me. Although since she's at a community college, many of you will think she's probably just a half step above being a beauty salon worker, since at the community college I taught at when I first started teaching, we churned out as many beauticians and air conditioning people as we did transfer students.

But your horrible prejudices aside, I think this article below is something that MANY of you would enjoy, because the lady, I think it's a lady, because the lady is saying nice things about helping students, and shitfire we all could use some of that.

I've not posted the WHOLE article, because that would be absolutely fucking crazy. I mean it must be at least 500 words long. I'm sure Fab pays Blogger by the bits and byte, so I would never presume to waste his money or your time by giving you more FLAVA than is necessary for you to decide if you want to read the article or not.

So, without any further ado, prompting, etc., here's a little taste of this article I was talking about. Should you want to know more about what this lady, I think it's a lady, has to say, you can click the FULL ARTICLE hyperlink and Fab (wherever he is) will connect a big fiber optic pipe to the necessary widget box and you'll be able to peer in through your monitor and see the WHOLE thing. But I won't post the whole thing. That would be absolutely fucking crazy.

And if you don't want to click the link, well, shit, what else do you have to do? But if you don't? If instead you're up in the Beehive state with Yaro, and don't have time for this lady's nice article about how scary college can be, at least I think she's a lady, then skip on by. Angry Archie has got some crazy fucking game going down below, and further down from that Fab Sun has made up a bunch of fake complaint letters, because he's one needy SOB, and more nervous than a bald guy holding a long tailed cat at a rocking chair convention outside one of Donald Trump's casinos.

And then below that is just pages and pages of Google ads.

So, here we go. Here's the article I was talking about. Well, not ALL of it. I mean it's about 500 words long. Posting the whole thing here would be absolutely fucking crazy.


New Things Are Scary

June 27, 2011, 11:05 am
My 5-year-old son will be starting kindergarten in the fall...


  1. Good find! Fab, has there ever been a hall of fame of posts?

    Over at RYS we had the Ring of DistinKtion.

  2. The original post is linked from the incomplete history, in the bullet that states "There is a duck. The duck was popularized in CM lore by Terry P. It's often evoked to change the topic, defuse a tense situation, or because it's such a good looking fucking duck."

    The context of Terry's post is that not long before that 27 June 2011, there had been some kerfuffle on CM about people posting links to articles on other sites with too much of the original artice quoted, or not enough, accompanied by too much of the link-posters' commentary, or not enough.

  3. It is a microcosm of the whole 10 years of the 2 blogs.

  4. I wish to present an alternative to the notion that the blog is "struggling".

    We are killing it, and it is a protracted demise punctuated by moments of great beauty.

  5. I missed the title of the post saying that it's a rerun from four years ago. On the one hand, I was a bit confused about Angry Archie's game that I apparently missed but, for the most part, it still seemed like it could be posted today. Timelessness is a wonderful quality.

  6. I think Strelinkov would back me up on this: the Philadelphia natives of age 55-plus pronounce their local rag "the Fluffia Inkwire", or just "The Inkwire", accent on Ink. Those under 55 get their nooze from teh intertoobz.

    1. On the streets of Ocean City, NJ, c. mid-6'0s through mid-'80s, the roving newsboys (perhaps a species unique to summer resorts, at least by that point) pronounced it INNNNNNN-kwire (always repeated once immediately, with a gap to follow).