Former Students Make Good

So I really honestly did add them to my blogroll a couple of hours before Liz popped up in the comments, and had made a note-to-self to post an actual bloggy link this afternoon, before getting all distracted by the notion of my disappearing audience, and then wrapped up in a little bit of work. But all this is neither here nor there.

The thing that is most important: two of my most fantabulous former students have started a blog, Glowy Box, focused on the most serious matter of watching television.

I like to think that I taught them, if not everything, at least some small subset of what they know.

3 thoughts on “Former Students Make Good

  1. Aww…thanks! Yes, Lori and I are dedicated to making sure watching television takes its place among such legitimate hobbies as being a movie buff or a music nerd. And also dedicated to ranting and raving about what’s on.

    And…um…we’ll be sure to try and incorporate some of that Marxist and Postmodern business that we learned in your classes.

    Seriously, though, you are definitely an inspiration to aspiring bloggers and studiers of television everywhere. Thanks for blazing the trail!

  2. Everything that Liz said goes double for me. Thanks for giving us 24 and Alias screenings to look forward to and classes that allowed us to think critically about television. And not just the “Rory seriously needs to shut up” sort of critical, although that’s important too.

    Postscript about another class I had with you: I just read Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver, and it leaves me wondering – what is it about big novels and extended musical sequences? First Gravity’s Rainbow, now this. Curious.

  3. Hey, I just realized that I never responded to your question. You know, I haven’t a clue. I thought at the time I was reading it that the sequence you’re referring to was an over homage of sorts to GR, and particularly to the Banana Breakfast scene. Beyond that, I’m not sure.

    Coincidentally, however, the day before you posted this, I finished volume 2 (The Confusion) and began volume 3 (The Broom of the System). I’m teaching the Big Novel class again next semester, and it’s all I can do to keep myself from making them read the whole trilogy…

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