Occupation? French grad student
Reason for existence of this tumblr? A place to toss all the fascinating odds and ends that I find... my internet junk drawer, if you will.
MARCH 15!!! MARCH 15!!!! Thanks NBC for coming to your senses!
I like French and it’s good to know another language in case you might travel someday. And if a GOP candidate wins the presidency I’m moving to Canada so it’s good to know.
one of my level 3 French students on why he’s taking the language. Kids like that make TAing way more fun.
“My Fair Wedding” is excellent winter break trash TV, but it does nothing but reinforce the Wedding Industrial Complex with “your shades of blue don’t match?!” and “You CANNOT use fake flowers”. (And I’m only 7 minutes in, haha)
Sooo my goal for winter break (goes until 2/6) was to finish my French literature reading list for exams in May. I have 18 books left. Not bad, but not the pace I was hoping for. I was admittedly lazy, because French philosophy does not exactly get my rocks off.
BUT I did the calculations and adding that to the 29(!) I’ve already read, there are 47 BOOKS on my master’s exam list. More than half were not assigned in class, which really bugs. If they did reading lists by the stuff you ACTUALLY read in class (which is my idea, because then they’d actually test you on stuff you learn), it would be around 21, probably top out at 25. Why are half my exam topics independent study?
Gahhh, I am fairly fed up with grad school.
The critically-acclaimed-but-inexplicably-low-rated sitcom will be replaced by new episodes of 30 Rock starting January 12th. 30 Rock’s traditional 9:30 PM slot will be filled by Will Arnett/Christina Appelgate/Maya Rudolph vehicle Up All Night.
Meanwhile, critically-maligned-but-inexplicably-popular sitcom Whitney will move to Wednesdays, where it run in an 8-9 PM “comedy block” with the Laura Prepon-starring Chelsea Handler book adaptation formerly known as Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea.
The Hollywood Reporter says it spoke with sources who claim Community will return to NBC “at a date to be determined,” but the New York Times’ Brian Stelter says that while the show has not been formally canceled, “its chances of being renewed next year are painfully low.”
You Arrested Devlopmented Community. Damn You NBC Damn you all to Hell!!!!
This has been kicked around my facebook feed the last couple days. By females. Can we stop encouraging stuff like this? The thing I hate about these stereotypes is what they contribute to the public image and assumptions about women. I think my boyfriend would tell you that my communication strategies include none of these items.That’s because about the time my twelve-year-old self became familiar with this female role, she decided to make it a life goal to never conform to it.
When you hear the word “wife”, it’s often associated with “the old ball-and-chain”, the sitcom housewife who the husband doesn’t actually like spending time with. I really hate that, because I don’t want somebody to think that about me some day, when in reality my boyfriend and I have fun together, and have a relationship where we talk openly instead of playing these manipulative little games. And this perception of wives or moms or petty girlfriends persists because we pass these lists around with an “LOL!” No one is going to BELIEVE things are different from the assumed standard if we don’t demonstrate the fact that they are.
Watching Six Feet Under, I’m continually impressed that there is no Dexter Morgan in David Fisher. He’s just his own hip-tilting, apologetic, vulnerable character. Props, Michael C. Hall.
(As compared to Rainn Wilson’s guest stint, which, God love him, is like a slightly toned-down less intense Dwight Schrute.)