D-squared Digest, which is a good enough blog that I keep it on my blogroll despite it both being on blogspot and its author being too bloody lazy to ping weblogs like a good boy, has quite a few excellent posts of late that I’ve missed because, well, he’s too bloody lazy to ping weblogs and is thus stuck near the bottom of my roll. But I digress.

Among the highlights (no links because, well, you know): a jolly good two-part piece (with more promised)on why there is no adjunct crisis that rather rudely skewers the academic profession as a whole and a hylarious discussion about why haiku, as we learned it in American schools, ain’t really haiku and is indeed a pointless exercise.

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  1. John Lemon says:

    You mean non-American haiku is NOT a pointless exercise either? I thought poetry and pointless exercise were synonomous, especially since there are “random poety generators” on the web.

    But then again, Poets Against the War proved that poets can mobilize themselves through verse to prevent a major military invasion. …Oh, wait, they didn’t do that either.

  2. James Joyner says:

    You uncultured yahoo, you.

  3. Charyl says:

    Hey! I’ve found that since the Blogger “conversion” or whatever they did, you can actually link to Blog*spot posts rather reliably — check out any of his links on the current posts and they actually open correctly.

  4. James Joyner says:

    Good deal. They weren’t loading for me earlier today.