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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Today in the Blogosphere...

My hypothetical roomie, referring to the Wisconversants, commented: "It's as though they're screaming, Please don't give us funding! Please don't agree to sit on our committees!" Now, I know he was referring to the earlier insanity between the Sconnies and Pub Sociology that culminated in a deceptively good-humored post, but I don't think the most recent status report from over there does much to contradict him.

And.. you know... this is me saying this.

As long as we're on the subject, Mathieu Deflem has updated his blog with a new offensive in his ongoing war with Public Sociology. The post reproduces a comment he wrote for Contemporary Sociology. I'll be honest: I usually think I'm a fairly smart guy, but I'm more or less at a loss to explain what the hell he's getting at. Still, as one of a meager handful of voices in staunch opposition to public sociology, it's worth a read.

As for me... eh. Whatever. I'm blogging on a Saturday night, I obviously have no life.


Blogger Jeff said...

The problem for Anti-Public Sociology is to come up with a more palatable name for this important movement. Pro-choice, pro-life - these come from highly experienced and politically saavy organizers, from whom we should learn!

Say what you mean, Anti-pubic sociologists! PRIVATE Sociology, that's what you want. No demands to make your research relevant, readable, or publically accountable - that infringes on our private property! Our ideas are our power! "Public" sociology is Socialist Sociology!

Freedom-loving academics know that the public good lies in private hands. Convene a tribunal, rid the discipline of these Socialists in Sociologists' clothing! They hate freedom!

Saturday, February 12, 2005 9:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anti-pubic sociologists: Off-color joke in 5, 4, 3 ...

Saturday, February 12, 2005 9:02:00 PM  
Blogger Brayden said...

Who is more pathetic? A blogger posting to his blog on a Saturday night or a commenter posting a comment to a blog on a Saturday night?

Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Drek said...

You're right, Brayden. It's like an Escher drawing gone all stupid.

Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey drek, where is the live minute-by-minute pre grammy show coverage? drunken joan and melissa have to be _at least_ as interesting as the state of the union! c'mon, they have better jokes, are more drunk, and don't get interrupted for applause!
-drunken belle and hazel

Sunday, February 13, 2005 5:40:00 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Thanks for the acknowledgement in the dot wisc comments Drek.

It does get old towing the line, and I've been crabby about it as of late. Thank goddess for Carolyn.

Monday, February 14, 2005 12:46:00 PM  

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