[Adjective]-ass [noun]. It’s a construction equally dear to elite-ass athletes and cool-ass bloggers—and even a few academic-ass linguists, as this illuminating post from JSTOR’s Daily blog reveals. An intensifier that renders its adjective friend that much pungent or that much more emphatic, “-ass” offers an option…
We love the game. We love the players, too, even when they scare us.
When Lance Armstrong gave the commencement speech at Tufts University in 2006, the school awarded him an honorary doctorate of letters. They cited his "tremendous grit and courage," and called his cycling comeback "a story of sheer determination."
Via DC Sports Bog, we finally have video of George Washington accounting professor Robert Kasmir getting disorderly and getting tossed from a game in which he was honored at halftime. If you have any accounting jokes left over from yesterday, now's the time.
In 2007, two economists released a study arguing that in NBA seasons from 1991 to 2004, white referees called more fouls against black players than against white players, and the NBA got angry. On Wednesday, TrueHoop's Henry Abbott broke down the story.
What we do here, it's many things. Intellectually rewarding? Not what usually springs to mind. But this humble website played a rather large part in the Master's Thesis of a recent LSU graduate. Let's explore the world of academia.