Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dido Nix et Trojanus

In an even more spectacular and embarrassing fiasco than the election, Nixon played Aeneas in a reenactment of Virgil’s Aeneid, which the school ambitiously staged on the two thousandth anniversary of the birth of Rome’s greatest poet. Nixon had an … Continue reading

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Fulminating at Job

Class assignment for Book of Job: “On Friday, we will spend the class thinking about God’s response from the whirlwind. In fact, I am going to ask you to imagine yourself as God— the all-powerful and all-knowing creator of the … Continue reading

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Arabic letters as Rorschach test

A few articles in recent months on Arabic letters as a sort of Rorschach test–the visual equivalent of the mondegreen, though far more malevolent. June 2015 “CNN mistaking dildos and buttplugs for Arabic script is arguably the most apt metaphor … Continue reading

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