Calling all bibliobloggers at SBL
Let’s face it, we are surrounded by some seriously socially inept folk at SBL. For some reason, the world of academia attracts them. Even though they may have planet sized brains, it is painful to watch some of them ‘walk’ past.
So, Jim and I thought of an uplifting competition for those of us here at SBL. The idea is to take a picture of the goofiest academic social catastrophe you can, and post your favourite on your blog.
Yesterday I snapped one chap who was going for the ‘Jesus look’ – a definite potential winner. Another one with ‘interesting’ dress sense walked past looking as though he were in deep meditation on something profound, but was clearly a little unsure as to how to put one foot in front of the other. He quickly attracted my camera-endowed attention.
Of course, I am a little reluctant to start posting my own favourites. Were one of them to end up sitting across the table at any future interview, I could find myself in a slightly tricky spot. But on the other hand, it could be a real laugh, which is the factor that usually majors in my decision making processes. So join in, and get snapping. And if I take a picture of you at SBL, be worried.
Winners will be voted a week after SBL.