I had a hectic week, you know, by sabbatiquoll standards. I got some writing done, did some reading, and have an exciting trip to Bismarck for a State Historic Preservation Board meeting tomorrow. Fortunately, the fall weather this week has made me feel more in the academic mood.
Anyway, college football starts this weekend, the NFL next week, we’re getting into the heart of the NASCAR and Formula 1 season, and there’s a bit of intriguing cricket right now in Zimbabwe in the South Africa, Australia, Zimbabwe tri-series. So I have lots to do to distract me in coming weeks (plus a relentless series of academic deadlines to keep me in line).
To start the long weekend right, here’s a little gaggle of quick hits and varia:
- The American Schools of Oriental Research is still looking for nominations for editors of their two book series.
- The next installment in the Drunk Archaeology series. Pretty cool guests!
- Mary Beard takes on trolls. (I remember someone said never argue with fools, ‘cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who.)
- Apparently that tomb in Macedonia is really big.
- Jon Frey introduces his Archaeological Resource Cataloguing System (ARCS) over on David Pettegrew’s Corinthian Matters.
- Armenians in Myanmar (or Burma if you kick it olde skool).
- Three track preview of Alexis Zoumbas on Soundcloud. Olde skool Epiriote music.
- Sociology as craft.
- Beloits annual mindset list for the Class of 2018.
- Don’t use your laptops!
- Two good $300 headphone reviews here and here. For my drachma, I prefer the Sennheiser Momentum and the B&O H6 which I think are much better balanced when driven by a good amp. The Sennies sound decent direct from a laptop or an iPod.
- The roofs of Hong Kong.
- An interview with the designer of the title sequence of King of Thrones.
- Some people make it in the Bakken and others do not. Sometimes towns make it and sometimes they do not. As my wife would say “shockah!”
- Two cricket videos: OUCH and SMASH.
- What I’m reading: L. Dossey, Peasants and Empire in Christian North Africa. Berkeley 2010.
- What I’m listening to: Half Japanese, Overjoyed; Ty Segall, Manipulator.
Can we play now?