Monday, October 28, 2013

* Kiss my glass.

" I am advocating that, so long as this glass floor exists, we must make it accessible to more than just the elite."
It is precisely because the "elite" have a kind of country-club network of eye-winking insiders that the glass floor exists for them. "We protect our own". You can't suddenly transform first generation success stories into this insiders' club.
That what The Great Gatsby is all about.
No matter how much money Gatsby had , he could NOT buy his way into the "old money" club.
Michael Jackson's million-dollar weekend shopping sprees make that clear. OUTSIDER to the end.
To be an INSIDER you have to be INSIDE.
Even snooty Yalies on this posting board have in the past claimed I was not a "real" Yalie because I went to the Divinity School---a kind of academic playpen in their eyes.
Only the Tom Buchanon Yalies (the undergraduate experience Yalies) are authentic.


yale_14bro  theantiyale 

Poor PK being told he's not a really Yalie... I'm glad 
we have him!
^^ Is it this effect of 3+ years of 
 Syndrome as a Yale undergrad?

    * PK Lookalikes (#6)

    William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist

    Walter Mondale. politician
    John Grisham, author

    Sunday, October 27, 2013

    Friday, October 25, 2013

    * Zuckerberg, Gates, and Obsesssive Quantification in the Ascendant: CP Snow, Not



    “Schools can’t improve unless they’re measuring things.”

    This is the mantra of the new religion and its Digitized Deity, DATA, 
    evangelized by Bill and Melinda Gradgrind, whose software and computers just happen to be required to perform these new religious sacraments. 

    Measure, Measure, Measure: 
    Lord God Almighty. 
    God in three Mouse Clicks, 
    Blessed Trinity.
    BubbaJoe T-Bone Malone  theantiyale 


    Yes, because it's better to try stuff and remain entirely ignorant of whether it works. You would probably have condemned Og's efforts to see whether dry wood or a block of ice made better kindling.
    theantiyale  BubbaJoe T-Bone Malone 

    It is better to be on the scene interacting with students, than in a room prostrating yourself in obeisance before the altar of DATA.

    What an amazing insight: 9th grade boys bully others. i could have told you that for free, simply from observation.

    I hate to break it to you, but a recorded observation IS a piece of data.
     3 days ago

    No one "recorded" it. I observed it as a ubiquitous developmental phase, as does every teacher of high school students.
    Your compulsion to analyze bothers.

    It is data, and you did record it, then projected your findings onto other ninth grade boys.
    Presenting these processes as intuition not analysis is just
     obfuscation on your part.

                                                The aridity of the non-poetic mind quantifies everything. 

    This is the CP Snow "Two Cultures" debate.
    At the moment "science" is in the ascendancy.
    Like the zodiac, the arts will have their return ascendant.
    For the time being, bask in your moment.

    Thursday, October 24, 2013

    * Gender, Class, and Ethnicity Images from that Black and White Box that Shaped My Childhood

    Scroll down and watch each of these YouTube antiques for a minute or two.  

    You'll get the point. 

    An impressionable child's soul is television sausage.

    TV was not only giving birth to itself, it was giving birth to us,

     the Image-Generation.

    * Home Sweet (?) Home