I’ve been away…

May 28, 2013

Well, I’ve been away from the blog.  The end of the semester did me in with comments on student papers, so it’s time to catch up.

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“That’s what she said…”

May 17, 2013

I thought the series finale of The Office was fitting if not perfect.  Even brought tears to my eyes a couple of times.

Everyone learned a lot, but Pam put it best:

“And, act fast because life isn’t that long.”

“There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things.  Isn’t that kind of the point?”

In terms of sitcoms, the influence of the mockdoc sitcom will last just as, I think, the best episodes of the show will hold up over time.  Good to see the series rebound this season and go out on a high note.


Spielberg

May 5, 2013

Whether you love Steven Spielberg’s films, hate them, or are deeply ambivalent (like me), this is fun.

http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,1354185952001_2103557,00.html

See what I mean?


Where Have I Been?

May 2, 2013

I’ve been out of town at a conference (more on that later) and swamped with student papers, thesis defenses, and third year project defenses.  I’ll come up for air this weekend.

It has been a pleasure, though, to watch some of this work come together.  I am so very proud of a number of the films.  Have I mentioned lately that I have the best job in the world?