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The Social Sciences Drankin’ Game

April 20, 2010

Well, this hardly is an essay or an event review or anything else that I normally intend to post here, but it’s about drinking and social sciences conferences, so I’m posting it. Maybe this will help some of you survive the next conference season with your sanity intact (although not your liver).

Tom Ellard has an amusing blog, which seems to range from music to video games to academia to gettin’ drunk. A little while ago, he posted The Social Sciences Drankin’ Game, which contains gems such as the following:

Speaker from university executive makes big show of acknowledging indigenous land ownership – but doesn’t suggest giving any land back. SWIG.

And also this one:

Research exploits ‘youth culture’. NIP. Research involves ‘online social networking’. NIP. Speaker evokes ‘the cloud’. SWIG!

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