Brace Yourselves for Blather

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First I’ve got to go Christmas shopping; but when I come back, I’ve got something really stupid for you all to marvel at. And break out your Blather Bingo cards.

In case you don’t remember how to play,

Let’s Play Blather Bingo!

Be of good cheer: I’ve also got plenty of Christmas hymns to post. Byron’s got them all lined up for me.

But in the meantime, just in case you thought there was anybody sane running the show–we’ve got definite proof there isn’t.

7 comments on “Brace Yourselves for Blather

  1. I once played a kind of blather bingo at a professional conference. Some graduate student was giving a paper in a Renaissance drama session, and after about 8 minutes into her 20-minute paper, I started making tick marks on my program every time she used a variant on the word “patriarchy.” By the end, I had 24 tick marks. That averaged out to one “patriarchy” or “patriarchal” or “patriarch” every 30 seconds.

    A friend of mine, a professor at another university, saw what I was doing at about the 15-minute point and gave me an elbow in the ribs to get me to stop, but I kept going. I sometimes wish I’d kept that program.

    And by the way, I think the presenter’s main point was that the female character she was discussing, who commits adultery and murder in the course of the play, is a justified rebel against patriarchal hegemonic rules against adultery and murder. In other words, in a matriarchal society (it would appear), adultery and murder are okay. Because (I suppose) women are natural adulterers and murderers. Or something. I didn’t try to figure it out. I just kept making tick marks.

  2. I don’t think I have nearly as many Blather Bingo cards as needed. Just glad leftists don’t make sense to me. That really would have been frightening.

  3. Try being in IT. There are so many buzzwords that it’s mind boggling and in some cases they are used by people that use the PC Blather Lee is talking about. I’ve feared brain death in some of these meetings. 🙂

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