Friday, January 05, 2018

DicksnJanes #663: mixedupchoppeduptossedsalad

The Scarborough Dude records from home for a change, and revisits the past.

Cantaloop - Us3 - Starbucks: Blue Note Blend
Work Song (1962 live) - Cannonball Adderley - The Complete Recordings: 1959-1962
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD - Days Into Years
Catch A Falling Star - Perry Como - Magic Hits of the 1950s


Unknown said...

Re: fanboys, seen this?

Scarborough Dude said...

The article's conclusion:

"Thus FANBOYS has taken on a mythical status far beyond its utility or basis in reality. College composition teachers are the intelligentsia (or priesthood) who know and control the myth, who propagate it to maintain the stability of the culture in which we have achieved a position of relative power, and who use it to impose conformity on the uninformed student laity.
However, it is not simply a matter of FANBOYS being used as a marker of acculturation that should trouble us. It is the lack of any real learning connected to “rules” of this sort."

I had of course never heard of FANBOYS until I started teaching college classes. I tell students the real issue if whether or not the reader can understand what you are trying to express, and punctuation can and usually does help. Glad I know longer have to perpetuate this!

Jason said...

The clip about worrying about podcasting becoming something too important to let go of and then your current thoughts on what you said way back when sure resonates with me. I’m in this constant re-evaluation phase lately and I’ll talk a bit more about it on an upcoming podcast, of course!