Tuesday, December 04, 2007

At Last.......

Tenured Radical, and yours truly, have been linked to the National Review, courtesy of the Blog Whose Name We Dare Not Speak. How brilliant. And in the week I was teaching the Reagan Revolution too. Woo-hoo! I am definitely moving up the conservative food chain. My grandfather, a great admirer of William F. Buckley, and who never missed Firing Line if he could help it, would have been proud.

Do you think there will be a bump in tee shirt sales?

I hope my regular readers are not too dismayed that I am not letting through the comments from the People With Balls and Sticks: maybe I'll post a selection at some point, so you can get the general idea. Most of them are the same. Some of them --purportedly from different authors -- are the same. Or you can go to the Ur-Blog and read them yourself.

But let me just say that, although the NR author, Mark Bauerlein (who is a tenured professor in the English Department at Emory) says that the "tone of smug nastiness" I employ at Tenured Radical "only comes with tenure," it absolutely does not. In fact, by the look of things, smug nastiness is so pervasive that they must be selling it at Wal-Mart. Go to the Ur-Blog and read the comments. Those people do not, I think, have tenure. They spit on tenure. Phth-tooey! They wipe their shoes on tenure! And probably various body parts too!

And I thought I had nothing to blog about today.


Lesboprof said...

Who knew I was a TR "follower"? Nice to know that Adjunct Whore and I have such memorable bloggy names.

Wow. The vitriol of the comments on the other site is quite something. Hang in there, TR.

gwoertendyke said...

was i mentioned somewhere as being smug and nasty also? i missed it...do tell.

i too am a bit baffled by the backlash that particular post received.

dance said...

I once had the opportunity to observe KC as a teacher. He was superb, and the current state of affairs makes me sad.

moria said...

Ohhh, Radical! The National Review! You have arrived!

And you've been compared to the Inquisition! This is a whole new corollary to Godwin's Law. Much better than Nazis.

Okay if I call you Dr Torquemada from now on? Torkie for short. Please?

Tenured Radical said...

No-o-o-o-body expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Belle said...

Count me as another follower. Sheesh. These people. And did I miss a class? Smug & Nasty 5063? Surely, that's a grad level class.