Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.

5.29.2006

Roll Call!

Hula
Lark
Rudy
Snaps
Spidey
Bruin



Would'ja all do me a favor and shoot me an email?

Thanks.

20 Comments:

Blogger Bruin said...

can you post your email address? Thanks.

10:20 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

mkanbergs@berkeley.edu

10:29 AM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

Shabu-ya, Sha-Sha-Shabu-ya Roll Call
Shabu-ya, Sha-Sha-Shabu-ya Roll Call

My name is Bruin
Around, I'm screwin'
Reading Henri Nouwin
hey, how you doin'?

Roll Call

9:12 PM

 
Blogger Lark said...

bru you make me s smile

12:21 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Bruin said:

Around, I'm screwin'.

Jav says:

priceless.

10:00 AM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

Not surprisingly, that was also my favorite line of the poem.

11:24 AM

 
Blogger rudy said...

hey brubear what are you screwin?

12:46 PM

 
Blogger Lark said...

what or who? oppps i crossed the line

12:51 PM

 
Blogger rudy said...

actually, bruin crossed the line already when she was taking roll call.

2:41 PM

 
Blogger Chilly said...

thanks for the laugh brubear... i think we all gravitated to that line fish.

10:21 PM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

Does nobody remember the roll call song/game? Everyone is supposed to make a poem with their name in it following the pattern. Even if you've never played before, the call at the end "hey how you doin'?" still didn't give any hints?

But all you guys can think of is the word screwin'. The line was for rhyming sake...meant to mean I'm screwing around.

2:58 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

that part is painfully clear, bru. Personally, I love the double entendre and effed-up syntax you used. Cf. Mike Skinner, Dizzee Rascall, Lady Sov, or any other good, British, emcee who knows her way around a lyric.

9:06 AM

 
Blogger Matt said...

I've always wanted to do this.

Michael, it's Rascal, not "Rascall" Also, wouldn't it be their way and not her way, considering that neither Mike Skinner nor Dizzee are females. Iunno, maybe the MLA updated again and only the CAL english elite are aware.

5:53 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

I remember the chant. Who thinks that Bruin's chant should make it on the day camp lawn? Anyone?

spideyland03@hotmail.com

8:26 AM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

Well, yeah - wrong on the two l's. Sorry to Dizzee and you. However, my grammar stands, and now that you've called me out I'm just going to have to bitch slap you. Sorry.

In this sentence:

Cf. Mike Skinner, Dizzee Rascall [sic], Lady Sov, or any other good, British, emcee who knows her way around a lyric

her, his, his/her, or her/his would be correct. Their, however, would not be correct. Why? Number agreement. See: the pronoun refers to "any other british emcee," not Skinner, Rascal, or Sov. The pronoun is a spot-marker, taking the place of - e.g. - Kano. If I wrote Kano - ignoring for one second that the pronoun becomes grammatically unnecessary - I would use "his" not "their," because the number is singular, not plural. Likewise here: the commas separate the clauses of Skinner, Rascal, Lady Sov, and the other unnamed emcee, grammatically alienating the three prior ("them") from the emcee; ergo, alienating "them" from the pronoun.

Now: I chose "her" because "his," traditionally, has been a bit dominant - gotta' give the feminine a chance, right? - and I find his/her or her/his aesthetically displeasing.

2:58 PM

 
Blogger Christopher said...

Ohhhh...You got punked Matt!

3:16 PM

 
Blogger Matt said...

OmGZoRZ MikAEl YoU'S a GRammAticAL G Fo REaL!!11!!!! TeaCHH mE YoUR WayZ PLEASZZZEE.











p.s. i love you girl.

3:34 PM

 
Blogger Fisher-man said...

all we hear: blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

12:04 PM

 
Blogger Bruin said...

Mike, I seriously appreciate you using her. MLA and APA format now allow one to use her. BTW, one is also valid, although it does seem distant. In psych grad school, where most of the students are females, I always use her or she. It's kind of freeing.

9:23 PM

 
Blogger Michael K. said...

I love you so much, Bruin.

I hate you so much, Fish.

12:05 AM

 

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