A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

Category Archives: commentary

The anatomy of a joke

I keep hearing that Sir Tim Hunt’s joke was a bumbling attempt at humor or outright sexism. But the more I read the text of his comments and the more I read … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women, humor and the workplace

I’ve heard the complaint before, from a certain type of man, that women have no sense of humor. I usually dismiss these complaints because this type of man is usually an asshole; his … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Can we criticize women? – the over-reaction to Tim Hunt

A question I have is this, can women handle criticism?  Well, of course many can.  But can we talk about those who can’t?  Can we acknowledge a pattern, any pattern, … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

NCAA is rife with hypocrisy

Did you see the news recently regarding Eastern Washington University’s starting QB Vernon Adams transferring to the University of Oregon?  Adams falls into the 5th year graduate category; he will … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Yoga Pants, more ass than we need to see

It’s such an easy target; a GOP lawmaker wants to ban yoga pants, suggesting they are indecent.  This leads to the usual predictable snarks.  Republicans; the party that wants small … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s race baiting when it’s half truths

Seattle’s alternative weekly, The Stranger, recently ran a story with the following headline: Watch Seattle Police Pepper Spray Teacher Jesse Hagopian on MLK Day The article includes a photo showing a … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on the Black Bruin

COMMENTARY – If you haven’t seen Black Bruin, the spoken word critique of higher education at UCLA, it’s provocative, to say the least.  And, it has spawned many copies at … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The New Vernacular

COMMENTARY – What’s in a term?  I contend, a lot.  We now use the term stay-at-home-mom instead of a term like housewife.  Does housewife seem dated?  Perhaps.  But notice the … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment