Which reminds me: it's time for the annual ritual of hyping 9interviews.com! (A person needs ritual, right?) So allow me this round-up of chatter about the site:
Pass and Cross
"What makes them funny is that at the same time that they are absolutely ridiculous, there's more than a touch of truth to them. My picks--The Singer, The Trauma Scholar, The Irish Rave/Ethnographer"
"please take a couple of minutes to look at this: 9interviews.com. The "singer" is amazing. These are RICH!"
"Speaking of the MLA, The Little Professor points to 9 Interviews, a collection of short films of fake MLA interviews with job candidates. They're probably funnier to people who've been through that process, but there's some good stuff."
"So while I'm at it, here is a link: if you are in any way affiliated with academia, go to 9interviews.com to see something hilarious ("trauma scholar" is my personal favorite)."
Poor Mojo Newswire
"Ever wonder why some people go to graduate school for a while, then abandon the idea of putting 'Prof.' before their name so they can hit what I've heard referred to as 'the service track?'"
Annual hype routine over.