Comments on: Saturday morning funnies http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:56:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: SF http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-40734 Tue, 22 Jul 2008 06:22:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-40734 I’ve got this great Lusty Lady Tee with a voluptuous topless woman wearing an aviator’s hat and straddling a fighter plane. Be happy to lend it to you for the occasion.

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By: ortho stice http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-40440 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 13:41:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-40440 Historiann, I hope you attend the president’s reception. It shall be a great opportunity to nibble hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails while hobnobbing with wealthy buffalo ranchers. Have fun!

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-40046 Sun, 20 Jul 2008 16:44:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-40046 Yes to the last point. On whether to go clubbing to the prez. event, I’m all for networking. Even if you’ve already blog-thumped the guy a few times, if he knows about it and has a sense of humor maybe he’s a candidate for upgrading to “revise and resubmit.” If he has an iconic meltdown when you walk in, besides I guess maybe putting some staffer’s job at risk for the invitation itself, there’s more posting fodder! (I have a great– almost Biblical-parable quality–story about university first lady resourcefulness that I heard when I arrived at my current perch, but wouldn’t even dare to think about how to construct it for distribution. If there’s ever a Historiann convention, however, I’ll narrate it at the bar!)

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-40029 Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:20:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-40029 And…she was married to a pol, not an academic!

This “First Lady” business is a huge scam designed to get free work out of women. I think that if they’re going to do substantial work in the way that Mrs. Garrison did, they should get more than a fancy title–they should get a proper job title with a proper salary and benefits. Why should universities or the state get free work out of women married to pols?

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By: Rose http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-40026 Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:08:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-40026 When we first arrived at our current institution last fall, the wife of the outgoing president was referred to as “The First Lady” of the university, which I thought was particularly strange. She had, however, done a tremendous amount of work fundraising, setting up various town-gown philanthropies, etc., all unpaid of course…so I guess the least she deserved was a fancy title.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-39773 Sun, 20 Jul 2008 01:57:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-39773 I’m not a long pants or long sleeves kind of woman, even in the dead of winter…unless I’m snowshoeing or something.

Should I really go, just to see his m.o. in cultivating the big donors? (I was just kidding when I asked what to wear, thinking that it would be obvious that I wouldn’t be attending, but Indyanna and Cero have me thinking…)

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-39756 Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:34:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-39756 The prez. of the proverbial other place is coming up to Pottersville to see you? This is cool. U. presidents love that road trip stuff. The best way to NOT see a new president, or even an old one, is either to be at my place (one live sighting, outside of structured situations, in ten years–over a run of maybe three presidents) or to be at the university where the president is technically affiliated. Do universities have tunnel systems so their presidents can prowl around when needed without the risk of running into other campus-based stakeholders?

I’d say biz. casual definitely rules out flip-flops, and probably a good deal more. People were wilting at SHEAR this weekend in long pants and sleeved shirts, if that’s any guide.

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By: Cero http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/19/saturday-morning-funnies/comment-page-1/#comment-39728 Sat, 19 Jul 2008 23:32:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=445#comment-39728 I´ve seen university presidents interview for the job with their wives present … I think they are thought of lot more like presidents of republics than other administrators are. Remember the old fashioned role of the faculty wife – I think it hangs on and gets writ large.

The Paper Chase will tell you what to wear, she is good at that. I think it means nice shirts and jackets but not suits and ties. You could wear a very cool leather blazer (an idea I got from her). My default for this is an elegant skirt and sweater – I figure business casual means fancy but not party and not tailored, since I reserve tailored things and suits for business formal.

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