Got any “guilty pleasures”?
Sean Carroll mourns the lack of salacious “guilty pleasures” among academics (or at least among those academics who are willing to talk). In response, particle cosmologist Mark Trodden says the best thing I’ve heard all week.
Ah, but once you have tenure it’s all edible panties, firearms and blow.
Richard Monastersky also points to a song, written by somebody called “musclememory” and sung to the tune “My Favorite Things.” I quote a verse:
Skipping my classes to cruise for young gay dudes
Strip clubs and gun running, snorting crushed quaaludes
Stealing department chairs’ gold wedding rings
These are a few of my favorite things
I suppose there’s a difference between activities which are socially offbeat and might be regarded as uncouth, and activities for which the statute of limitations has not yet expired.