I don't read often....
...but the discussion on the Comparative Jobs blog (actually, American and Comparative Jobs, but on the Comparative side) is so appallingly juvenile that I have to recommend it.
One person even gives us: "Anonymous said...
Fight! Fight! Fight! I want to see you guys square-off by the bike racks.
5/16/2007 10:25 AM "
At least SOME one has some sense of proportion. Well done, 10:25 am.
And then the posts that follow:
Ooooh. Good poo-flinging there. 9:51--your turn.
5/16/2007 10:46 AM
I may be a second-rate political scientist, but I'm a first-rate lover.
Ask your wife if you don't believe me.
5/16/2007 11:26 AM
OOOOOOOOH! Snap! Oh no you di-int! Excellent poo return volley. Back to you, 10:33. May I suggest a "yo momma so fat" joke?
5/16/2007 11:43 AM
What kind of sicko are you? Get out of here before we reveal your IP address!
5/16/2007 12:06 PM
Oh no! Juvenile threats against the guy who is pointing out how juvenile this entire discussion is. Well played, 12:06. I will go cower in shame now while you grown-ups return to your serious debates as to whose department can beat up whose. Oh, by the way here's my IP#: 22.214.171.124 Do you want my e-mail address too? Blood sample? Writing sample?
5/16/2007 12:28 PM
As always on the Interweb, opinion + public forum + anonymity brings out the assholes.
You have GOT to read this. Fascinating. I predict heavy involvement by 2nd and 3rd grad students at "top" universities, who don't yet realize they will never publish anything in a good journal in their entire lives. Pride goeth before a fall in the poo. Say hi to Tigger for me. TTFN.