Q: Hitler – Ripe for comedy or still taboo?
A: What is the answer? Is there one? You tell me.
In case you missed it, on Dec. 20, UA President Patrick Gamble emailed the UAF Staff list-serve with an letter that can only be described as cute. In case you are not on the Staff list-serve, here is the email in it’s entirety. I have bolded the lines that I felt were particularly fun/interesting.
A UA Christmas Reflection
As we round out the semester and commence the holiday season I find myself thinking back to student days (the proverbial “days of yore?”) and the anticipation I felt then about the approaching time off. Family and travel quickly replaced any academic focus I might have had, and the burden of classes was mercifully lifted for a couple of weeks. I’m sure that over the many years since then nothing much about that has changed in the student department. Now, being on the other side of the fence for the first time, I’m fascinated to observe the same phenomenon occurring on the faculty and staff side. Amazingly, it never occurred to me way back then that the university was likewise quite happyto be rid of me so they could take a well deserved breather too!!
So enjoy yourselves in all the ways the season provides. Take comfort that despite how sometimes this crazy planet rocks, rolls, and rhumbas to the discordant events of our time, we in America still have many blessings to be thankful for…like our ability to tolerate and appreciate others, our freedom, the diversity we enjoy among our family and friends, and for the special opportunity we have here at UA to educate generations of Alaskans. As professionals we need our students, because making them successful makes us whole in our life’s work. In turn they need us…to support, instruct, and educate them so they can fulfill their awesome potential. They all know they cannot fly solo yet. Even so, at times, this relationship takes on the characteristics of a sumo struggle more than a learning partnership. Not a problem, it mostly works out just fine. It’s just that every now and then, like at Christmas, we need to go back to our respective corners, take a breather, unwind and then smile at the prospect of the exciting opportunities ahead for all of us in the next round. Every job description within our UA system is crafted as a link to all other job descriptions in a latticework that creates a powerful university team. Every individual team member is essential to the task of getting our students through. Thank you all for doing that so well. I look forward to the New Year, and working with you.
Have a great break.
It makes me think that underneath that four star general exterior lies a fun-loving Joe Hayes middle. Thoughts?
To wear. What? Not every post on here has to tackle some big geo-political issue! I’m talking about for dress shirts! It’s a great color, and looks simply fab, except it stains easily…and if it’s just a wee bit too small…is painfully obvious. Why must such a wonderful thing be so hard to pull off?
That last sentence sums up oh-so-many things, no?
A few days ago, I posed a Facebook status that read: “Things Not to Say in Bed #1: ‘This…is my boomstick.'”
Over the course of the next day, several of my friends added their own quips to the list and this is the result.
Things Not to Say in Bed
Two posts were also made that I thought deserved special attention:
Laurel: “As a girl, I have to say that’s actually something TO say in bed. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a Cleansweep instead of a Firebolt.”
Brenna: “What if the girl is really into Army of Darkness?”
Oddly enough, only one woman joined in with an actual submission. The others were all guys. So, a question to everyone: What do you think that means?
Who: David Thorne is the seemingly annoyed Australian genius behind this website.
What: 27bslash6. It is most assuredly a site to be experienced rather then discussed, but what I will say is that it is one of the funniest things I’ve ever stumbled upon while on the web. When I say that I’m even thinking back to that whole Did you mean: french military defeats? meme from the middle 2000’s.
When: Thorne began his website in 2006 but gained a more global audience in 2008 after this article began to circulate.
Where: If you missed it the first time: 27bslash6. My all time favorite, however, has got to be either “I have read your website and it is obviously that your a foggot.” or Missing Missy.
Why: Because this is a fabulous humor site wherein your posterior will, most likely, be laughed off.