September
22nd 2011
I can’t get out of what I’m into

Posted under: American history, art, bad language, captivity, Gender, GLBTQ, the body, women's history

WARNING: NSFW or young children.

‘Cos it’s a steady job
And it’s the only thing that makes me money
And it gives me something to laugh about. . .

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9 Responses to “I can’t get out of what I’m into”

  1. truffula on 22 Sep 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Having been temporarily vacuumed up out of the rank and file–into the level of management at which somebody is always whacking you for something–I’m trying to keep in mind that this might all just be the gateway to a career in humor writing. I’m required to attend a monthly 2.5 hour “leadership development” group. Really, consciousness-raising for bosses, how funny is that?

    I’ve been singing the Carter Family’s Worried Man Blues with my a lot kids lately.

  2. Historiann on 22 Sep 2011 at 11:15 am #

    They’re trying to turn you into The Man, truffula. Get out now, while you still can!

  3. Indyanna on 22 Sep 2011 at 11:48 am #

    @truffula: If some authorized “vendor” should happen along on your campus and try to get you to sign off on an invoice-and-purchase order for something called “Desire2Learn,” [D2L for any tech-rappers out there], run, run, run, and keep on running, unless you want to spend your whole waking month (minus 2.5 hours) in non-stop “Wimba” webinars.

  4. Notorious Ph.D. on 22 Sep 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Oooh! Indyanna! Our school bought that this year! It’s godawful: won’t e-mail anyone with yahoo or aol addresses, allows students access to each other’s e-mails and student ID numbers… not to mention the ass-ugly interface and stoopid name.

  5. truffula on 22 Sep 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    @ Indyanna: D2L!!!!1!1!! Ugh. We have already been infected but I refuse to participate, just as I refused to participate with Blackboard and just as I refused to participate in whatever came before that. I simply will not waste my time learning to use a software that is destined to be replaced two years from now. What’s so wrong with putting things on reserve at the library? I know, I know, I’m so out of touch with the youth of today.

    @Historiann: Indeed they are and it creeps me right out.

  6. quixote on 22 Sep 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    D2L? Bwahahahaha. Yup. Been there. Done that. It’s as bad as everyone says.

    (Just in case somebody needs an analogue and hasn’t heard of it, I’ve used Moodle. It’s free, open source, and not hard to use. Although I’d suggest sticking with their v1.9x. Too many rough edges in version 2.)

  7. Susan on 22 Sep 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Our library won’t open a reserve desk. It drives us crazy. “Everything is online”, except when it’s a book that isn’t.

  8. Historiann on 22 Sep 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    But it’s the only thing that makes us money. . . and it *does* give us something to laugh about! (And our real lives ain’t. . . all that.)

  9. Belle on 23 Sep 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    D2L. Blackboard. Any CMS – sucks. What they all need is to talk to teachers, not techies. We can’t even create a simple class list with any of our online systems – Banner or anybody. Cut/paste a list? You are joking…

    It’s a steady job… but I do love the teaching bits. It’s the other $hit that gets in the way.

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