“I’d love to bottle your innocence and sell it to old streetwalkers.”–Arthur Bryant in Bryant & May and The Invisible Code
“The season had spring up its sleeve like a badly kept secret.” —Thrones, Dominations
Misread sign when driving by TCU stadium today: It said “General Parking,” but I read as “General Barking.” I immediately created a character named “General Barking Madd.” Been reading too much Wodehouse–if that’s possible. BTW, “wod” in Old English means “crazy/mad.” (Go ahead and call men in white coats . . .)
The intellectually honest person changes his opinions but not his principles.
(William Blake, quoted by Northrop Frye in An Introduction to T.S. Eliot)
“I can’t do it.” “I don’t get it.” “I don’t know WHAT WE’RE DOING.”
Here’s one way to get around that boulder: Listen to this student’s point of view: http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/01/09/intelligence-is-irrelevant-an-mit-alums-advice-to-a-struggling-student/.
If you’re reading The River Why (those of you at MHS and LHS will find out about this at the next class), you might want to download a folder of the same name from Shared Files. The most important file is entitled “1 Reading File: The River Why Corollaries,” which may give you many ideas for paper topics; other files include relevant photos of trout, Oregon, a 1959 Plymouth, ad infinitum. Enjoy!
From the best comic on the web, XKCD. You can see similar stuff at http://store.xkcd.com/xkcd/#StandBackScience.