[personal profile] ladycaviar
Some of you asked about Acer Moyaschenko Institute for Cultural Studies.

I needed to get a group discount on a museum tour once, so I said we were with the "Acer Mensa Institute for Cultural Studies." It worked. I'm a pissant smart-ass, you see, but if I can save $75 and get to see the manuscripts in the back room just by smarting off, well, then... I'm a pissant smart-ass Laurel with enough money to get the hell back home.

I named it after the tree at Pennsic (Latin for "maple table") and it's been useful ever since for lots of things. So I made a logo and official university merchandise on Cafepress because I could, and damned if I don't indeed get a "cease and desist" letter from MENSA. Fuckers. I know full well you can't copyright Latin words in this country, hell, you can't even copyright company names, so WTF? Oho, those smartypants have TRADEMARKED the rights to put the word Mensa on all merchandise in the US. You think you're so smart, huh? Well, I'll show you. I'll name it after the other tree. Smart jerks, you may have the IQs, but who has a fake university, huh? Hell, who has a university of any kind? You'd think the brainiacs would run some kind of school, but apparently not.

It still makes me laugh, and then I find someone made a movie about some kid who couldn't get into college so he invents a college to fool his parents so they won't get mad at him.. it's called "Accepted," and I saw it this weekend. Dumb movie as far as movies go, but I thought it was hilarious--I just might buy it. Who invents fake universities?

Date: 2006-08-28 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fuzzface00.livejournal.com
I just submitted it to LJ as a school located in Slippery Rock, PA.

Hey, if they allow "Hogwarts" they should allow "Acer Moyaschenko Institute for Cultural Studies"

Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-28 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladycaviar.livejournal.com
On the other hand, we define all the main criteria of colleges for accreditation. We actually teach classes, we actually have professors with degrees in their fields, we actually have a mission statement to teach, we actually educate about something (let me get back to you on what...), so I may have to stop using that word "fake." Crap, what have I wrought?

Re: Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-28 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] technomage.livejournal.com
Dean Ro... sounds like a good job after Khan...

Re: Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-28 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amykb.livejournal.com
I can cover Renaissance Literature and Medieval Lit. If I brush up on it a bit, I can do Classic Lit too...

My Latin and Greek are a bit rusty though...

Oh, yeah, and I have a decent background in Historical Linguistics.

Those are the professional credentials --along with a few publications... I can also teach lots of difference stuff about illumination, as well as interpreting the marginalia in manuscripts...but that is just for fun :)

Oh, yeah--in case you didn't figure it out, the MA is in English, and I taught at Clarion University while getting my Masters, and at Allegheny County Community College as an English and Writing Tutor. Do I qualify as faculty?

Re: Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-29 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] windsingerbard.livejournal.com
Dibs on "History of the English Language". ;)

Re: Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-29 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amykb.livejournal.com
Cool--You want traditional and Non-traditional grammars too? You take Linguistics, I'll take Lit...think we can get someone else to cover the Comp classes?

Re: Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-28 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stitchwhich.livejournal.com
*grin* I can teach "early history of Christianity", "Anthropology 101" and "Norse cultures to 1100"... I doubt we need anyone for "Science Fiction as Literature" (I think a basic verbal test at the Tree is all that is needed for acceptance to the College - yes?)

No college degree here - hosed my requirements and never got a chance to fix 'em. Yet.

Re: Strangely, define "fake"

Date: 2006-08-29 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amykb.livejournal.com
I took a SF genre class--it was pretty good--I also took a seminar on Fantasy adn Third World Literature...awesome cultural anthroplogy stuff!

Date: 2006-08-28 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] technomage.livejournal.com
Yet another reason why I love your crunchy mind. I've no idea when you're getting your goods, but they're all safe and sound. Work's hell, J's in MO visiting a sick kid (MS flare up), and I'm on Granny watch. Be well, rest, and throw your phone in a lake.

Date: 2006-08-28 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stitchwhich.livejournal.com
Hey - any chance the horde cookie/Pel-laurel thingie could be made into a mousepad and a (black) t-shirt? (Or any shirt in humongous my-size?) I don't want a coffee mug so am stuck!

(It's time to do some shopping! Online, of course. No driving *anywhere* for me!)


Date: 2006-08-28 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bronx-baroness.livejournal.com
LOL, giggle.... snort! ROFLMAO.... can I teach Sexual Anthropology, Women's Studies and run the Culinary Arts program? Can I? huh, CAN I? lol...

Trial By Fire

Date: 2006-08-29 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bronx-baroness.livejournal.com
Just thought you might want to know this... Monday, Sept 4th is Bright Hills Cooks Guild annual Trial By Fire. This year it's being held at Chirhart's house in Hampstead, MD. I'm wearing the Acer Moyaschenko Institute for Cultural Studies offical BBQ Apron for the days activities.... our school will be proudly represented!

Date: 2006-08-29 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] windsingerbard.livejournal.com

That resonates of Marion Zimmer-Bradley being put on the spot, and having to cough up a name for her Berkeley medieval hippie-freak friends in order to reserve an event-site...

...boom. "Society for Creative Anachronism" was born (and stuck).

Dibs on professorships

Date: 2006-09-01 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] huginn-gdh.livejournal.com
I'll plunk for Medieval Metallurgical Techniques and Anthropology of the SCA (since I've taught them both many times already). I've got the Anthro degree and some Crown or other thought I could BS real good about metal.


Date: 2006-09-04 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
My wife says I must order the AMICS boxer shorts. --Steve.



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