- Dodgy accounting extends to "self-sufficient" athletic departments, which leads to yet another question regarding college athletics: Particularly for public universities, are they paying a minimum wage? Contrast this objectively verifiable problem with Illinois's right wing papers' continuing bleating concerning the U of I's purported "clout list" and corresponding silence on athletic admissions, while penny-pinching threatens university presses.
- There's very little wry humor anywhere near the Salinger lawsuit. As I've remarked before, The Catcher in the Rye is virtually a self-parody to begin with something that was apparent to me as a high-school sophomore more years ago than I care to admit. It's really not a very good idea to then file for an injunction against publication of a parody of that self-parody, particularly since the standard for granting the injunction includes proving "irreparable harm"... but then, Holden Caulfield is a self-parodying example of 1950s intellectual dishonesty, so I shouldn't be surprised that his creator (or his creator's lawyers) can't see that.
On the other hand, I suppose that beats yet another lawsuit accusing Joanne Rowling of being a plagiarist.
- Also from the department of unacknowledged self-parody, compare this review of a work on the global financial crisis with this breathless "exposé" of the publishing industry's misunderstanding of the concept of branding... but not before that first cup of coffee, please.
17 June 2009
Buggy Sausage Links
at 07:09 [UTC8]
No chocolate-covered ants here just ant-covered sausages.