Monday, February 6, 2012

Intellectual Consumerism

From Sociological Images:

"The cartoon, though, suggests that intellectuals have their own breed of conspicuous consumption, even as they criticize the Hummer drivers."

Enjoy this comic while I attempt to carve out time this week for an essay/ramble/article on the intersection of intellectual consumerism and anti-intellectualism.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird

"I maintain that the Ewells started it all, but Jem, who was four years my senior, said it started long before that. He said it began the summer Dill came to us, when Dill first gave us the idea of making Boo Radley come out."
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Contrasting Representations of "Catcher in the Rye"