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SNIPET FLASHBACK - FAVORITE CINDY PICTURE
Thursday, December 01, 2005

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posted by Jack Mercer @ 12/01/2005 07:35:00 PM  
8 Comments:
  • At 12/01/2005 10:10:00 PM, Blogger Bookworm said…

    Someone had to fill out that "crowd," I guess.

     
  • At 12/02/2005 10:23:00 AM, Blogger English Professor said…

    I followed you over from Bookworm's site, since your acknowledgement that you have left-leaning friends whom you respect gained you instant ethos with me.

    I would like to use the Cindy pictures in my Freshman Composition class--do I ask permission from you, or are the pictures readily available on the web?

     
  • At 12/02/2005 01:33:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi EP!

    Thanks for stopping by the Snipet!

    I have been a media skeptic for years. I picked up this picture public domain so it is as much yours as mine.

    Where do you teach?

    -Jack

     
  • At 12/02/2005 03:28:00 PM, Blogger English Professor said…

    Forgive me--I don't like to reveal my university to the blogosphere, because I want the freedom to say whatever I want without it reflecting on my institution. Would you be satisfied with "a private liberal arts university in Texas"?

     
  • At 12/02/2005 03:34:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    My apologies! I meet a fellow academic and get excited. I did a two year tour in the Penn State system. Enjoyed teaching!

    Would love to have you visit from time to time--the Snipet appreciates all viewpoints!

    -Jack

     
  • At 12/02/2005 04:52:00 PM, Blogger chickenhawk said…

    As an English major and media skeptic, confused as all hell about the current state of the world and where we are headed, the professor's voice is a good one to have around.

     
  • At 12/02/2005 06:05:00 PM, Blogger English Professor said…

    No problem, Jack. I don't post as often as you do, but I'd certainly welcome a visit (and from you, too, chickenhawk).

    My committee chair came from Penn State--great school!

     
  • At 12/02/2005 09:09:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    CH,

    Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it, Making it momentany as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!' The jaws of darkness do devour it up: So quick bright things come to confusion. WS

    EP, look forward to future conversation!

    -Jack

     
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