Kipnis

Chantal

6 day(s) ago

And did you walk around outside in order to dry off in below-freezing weather, while wearing the clothes you wore while fully immersed in the lake? And did you succeed in drying of in this way so that nobody noticed you had been in the lake when you arrived at your residence hall and strolled by the security person at the front desk?

Please explain this scientific marvel.

Jesús

6 day(s) ago

I've always assumed Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa was a Blanchard (one of them started a blog called Epistocalypse or something like that) or some other troll. The posts are too over the top to be sincere. I think the joke is supposed to be that the people who post here and elsewhere about negative trends in the profession are on a par with aggressive street preachers screaming about the apocalypse.

Otto

6 day(s) ago

I've always assumed Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa was a Blanchard (one of them started a blog called Epistocalypse or something like that) or some other troll. The posts are too over the top to be sincere. I think the joke is supposed to be that the people who post here and elsewhere about negative trends in the profession are on a par with aggressive street preachers screaming about the apocalypse.

Jesús

Actually the blog is spelled "epistepocalypse," and the connection is unlikely since it is mostly a propaganda platform on behalf of the FBI:

https://epistepocalypse.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/james-comey-dont-give-a-shit/

Wendy

6 day(s) ago

Gayatri here.

Olav: Yes, it was late at night, each time. No to your other question (of course -- that would be crazy).

Chantal: No to both questions. Re-read what I wrote. I went in naked. Also, were I to do as you describe, it would be a physical marvel, but not a scientific one.

I'm starting to get the feeling that some of you people don't even want to have fun. The rest of you should meet me at the lake at midnight, six months from now.

Olav

5 day(s) ago

Wendy/Gayatri: You seem to think that the well-known fact that weirdos go swimming in Lake Michigan in the winter somehow disproves some claim of Kipnis.' If you had read the book you would know that she actually explicitly discusses the fact that people do that and actually explicitly points out the relevant differences between the two cases.

Wendy

5 day(s) ago

Humorlessness abounds.


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