What We Missed

“Is the world about to watch 750,000 Somalis starve to death?”

Ruth Simmons is the first African American to serve as President of an Ivy League university, and one of the first women to do so. She just announced that she’ll be leaving Brown University at the end of this academic year.

Virginia’s Board of Health has passed the most restrictive abortion clinic regulations in the U.S.

“You’re always nagging me and making me feel like some terrible, lazy person. And I’m not — all I want is a job where I can show up hung over any time I want, with no consequences.” And other hilariously horrible things significant others have said.

The American marriage is in crisis – so Hollywood says.

Katie Halper on Countdown talking about Sarah Palin’s new book, Glen Rice and other “secrets.”

. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.

3 Comments

  1. Posted September 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Ruth isn’t leaving Brown! She’s stepping down as president to return to teaching.

  2. Posted September 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    “You’re always nagging me and making me feel like some terrible, lazy person. And I’m not — all I want is a job where I can show up hung over any time I want, with no consequences.”

    This person should look into becoming an archaeologist. That’s practically par for the course. Also, living in hotels, so no bills to pay and you don’t even have to clean up after yourself.

    • Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

      Yeah, research professor (really in most humanities fields) is actually pretty good for that too.

      Slightly more seriously, I don’t really get that quote. It’s not really that aberrant or ridiculous a desire. I can think of a great many wildly successful writers who relished that aspect of their job. So I’m not sure that wanting to drink at night = lazy or terrible.

172 queries. 0.452 seconds