Great article by a long-time faculty member.
Dave Barry Learns Everything You Need to Know About Being a Husband From Reading 50 Shades of Grey | TIME
Two things that you never want to happen to you:
1. Dave Barry reviews your book.
2. Dave Barry reviews your book.
This book review is the funniest thing I’ve read in some time. Since he’s reviewing 50 Shades, of course, it may be a bit explicit for some readers, but even that is funny.
Barry reviews books like they did in the old days, back in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when book reviewing was a bloodsport. He doesn’t get as personal as the older reviewers sometimes did, but he certainly has fun going after the book.
We need more graffiti like this. A lot more.
The New Colossus Reinvented "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, As I bury them under my golden floor!"
Written July 19, 2014 © James Rovira 2014
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Fun song just passed along to me from one of my former students…
And the lyrics:
I have been trying To write a haiku for you Some things I just can't do Maybe you're beyond Ancient Asian poetry Or maybe it's just me I have been trying To get this haiku just right All night for you alright I'm through! Maybe this poem Was lost in the sauce we spilled That never got refilled I've never thought much Of formulaic verse anyway And rhymes are not my fort– I have been trying To get this haiku just right All night for you alright I'm through! I'm trying not to try too hard But you're hard to write down right So I pen these trite attempts At haikus for you tonight La da dee diddum Lada da dum doo diddle Dum doo la dee do There that's sufficient I wrote a haiku for you Well I tried at least And that's not so bad I'm working here Can that be said for you? I'm trying not to try too hard But you're hard to write down right So I pen these trite attempts At haikus for you tonight Words don't work like Webster says They trip me up all night I'm just trying to write for you But you're hard to write down right
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Great blues and rock guitarist Johnny Winter passed away at age 70.
I’ve always loved his cover of “Highway 61 Revisited”
And I love how much he uses the lower registers in his lead guitar here:
His most famous song is probably “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo,” but many of us under 50 or so might have originally heard that as a Rick Derringer hit:
And of course “Johnny B. Goode” — but man he shreds on this song:
And I think I like his cover of “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” better than the original. It’s followed up with his brother Edgar’s performance of “Frankenstein.” I’m pretty sure Derringer is up there on stage too: