Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Sunday Thirsty.

Q: Which Game of Thrones characters do your colleagues and administrators remind you of?
Which one is you?


Two different readers sent me this Onion link so I thought I'd add it...


Area resident Jonathan Green does not own a television, a fact he repeatedly points out to friends, family, and coworkers–as well as to his mailman, neighborhood convenience-store clerks, and the man who cleans the hallways in his apartment building.

Jonathan Green, who tells as many people as possible that he is "fully weaned off the glass teat."
"I, personally, would rather spend my time doing something useful than watch television," Green told a random woman Monday at the Suds 'N' Duds Laundromat, noticing the establishment's wall-mounted TV. "I don't even own one."

According to Melinda Elkins, a coworker of Green's at The Frame Job, a Chapel Hill picture-frame shop, Green steers the conversation toward television whenever possible, just so he can mention not owning one.


  1. Ooh, fun! I am lucky enough to have Jon Snow as a Dean, I think. He goes missing from the castle fairly regularly as he has a national profile, but has a good heart and is competent and mostly well-respected. Unfortunately, the dept. chair is more of a Tommen...

  2. All my Deans are Tommens.

  3. Brynden Tully--just waiting for Provost Jamie Lannister's next move

  4. My department needs a Kingslayer.

  5. May I add a partner? Brienne of Tarth, loyal, dedicated, honorable--what a college teacher should be, a champion. I wish we worked in the same college.

  6. I can't spell it and I'm not as pretty, but I wish I looked like Danerys Stormborn and could take those dragons to faculty meetings.

  7. Game of What? I am too poor to afford pay cable tv.

  8. My department has far less nudity than GOT.

    1. Same here, and I am profoundly grateful.

  9. I've tried reading and watching GoT and just can't get into it.

    That said, my president reminds me of GRR Martin, as neither of them write in ways that hold my interest.

    I could compare a few colleagues to Harry Potter characters: I know a perfect Lockhart, and a couple of would-be Slughorns.

  10. There are so many connivers at LD3C that I'd think the entire place was run by Littlefinger clones ... except that none of the administrators where I work are nearly as clever.

  11. Alice the AdjunctJuly 11, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    I wish I was Yara or Arya!

  12. I wouldn't mind having Peter Dinklage as provost.