Wednesday, January 9, 2008

know what's fun?

Picking up an extra class five days before the semester starts. Especially when it's an additional prep. And with a book I've never used before.

It's not like I had anything else going on anyway.

-sigh-

9 comments:

Jeffrey J Cohen said...

A pair of pale green pants with nobody inside them? Thanks for picking my favorite Dr Seuss story to entitle your blog ... and you know, the protagonist DOES make it out of the snide field and into a new appreciation of life's wonders.

Prof. de Breeze said...

Good point, JJC; I suppose there's hope for us all. But here's the bonus round question: can you identify the source of my pseudo-pseudonym?

Jeffrey J Cohen said...

There, alas, I fail. If it's not from medieval literature or Dr Seuss, then it's outside my ambit. Can you give me a hint?

Prof. de Breeze said...

Ah, but it's not outside your ambit. Though others may be fooled by your impressive publications list, I see the truth: when it comes to the good Doctor, you're just another hack.

But don't worry Duckie, don't grumble, don't stew. Some critters are muchly more worse off than you.

Jeffrey J Cohen said...

According to the guide "Who's who and what's what in the books of Dr Seuss" by Edward Connery Lathem, Professor de Breeze was long engaged in “trying to teach Irish ducks how to read Jivvanese” in Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Alas you know more of the Giesel than I do!!

Jeffrey J Cohen said...

Um, that's GEISEL

Prof. de Breeze said...

Don't feel too bad. Did I Ever Tell You... (which my daughter has always called Lucky Ducky) is relatively obscure, though certainly worth a read, in my opinion.

Anyway, I'll forgive your ignorance in this matter, seeing as how you were the first to post a comment on this here blog (and to recognize the allusion in the title). Thanks for stopping by.

Jeffrey J Cohen said...

I just linked to you from ITM so you should see a small spike in traffic ... probably from readers who know their Seuss better than I do!

Prof. de Breeze said...

Thanks for the props, JJC. I feel vaguely unworthy to be linked from a site with the prestige of ITM. I'll do my best to live up to the honor.

I'll also try to tone down the Seuss-based elitism. Having memorized the bulk of the Geisel canon is a dubious achievement, after all, and little more than the product of having small kids who like to read the same books over and over. I really need to get out more.