Monday, May 12, 2014

WE CILIO ORA!

IVC's "marquee," at Jeffrey & Irvine Center Drive
Say what?
     Last week Rebel Girl sought to bring your attention to the fact that the Register had deemed IVC's intersection the 7th most dangerous intersection in the county.
     You ignored her.
     Instead the post was peppered with comments about the return engagement of the theatrical troupe Shakespeare-by- the Sea, which made their debut last summer. (They are scheduled to perform Hamlet on Friday August 1 and A Midsummer Night's Dream on Saturday August 2 in the Live Oak Terrace.)
     Aspersions were cast, vigorous defenses rallied, rumors were promulgated. The usual.
     Rebel Girl, despite her abiding interest in street safety, decided to investigate since readers seemed to be more interested in Shakespeare than in our dangerous intersection.
     What follows is a result of her inquiry with the key figure in question, referred to by one commentator as "a Bio teacher."

Regarding the sponsors, funds, etc.:
"The Foundation is sponsoring the event using Foundation money. The President's Office is also involved in the sponsoring of these events. It is a College-wide endeavor."
Regarding criticism lodged on this blog and elsewhere:
     "Any whores and senseless villains, any gorbellied scullions, motley-minded rampallions, dread-bolted fustilarians, and qualling crook-pated dewberries" who want to criticize me for for donating my time to bring free Shakespeare to IVC and Irvine "art a general offence and every man should beat" them.
     If I took the time to think about them at all — as I am doing for the moment — I would find myself not troubled in the slightest by any of them, nor by any of their moronic whining, nor by any part of their existence, as they are each, in turn, "deformed, crooked, old and sere, Ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere; vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind; stigmatical in making, worse in mind." Etc., etc.
     Speaking for myself, and not stealing from Shakespeare, they "are numbskulls", they "can kiss my big Irish ass", and can "meet in the parking lot at twelve o-clock high" any day of the week (except for Fridays through Sunday, when I am not on campus. Or on Monday or Wednesday, as I have a class then). I find them to be, prima facie, axiomatically, brainless, self-centered children, not men or women, and I metaphorically spit on them."
     So there.
     Meanwhile, this afternoon, while sitting in traffic by the 7th most dangerous intersection in the county, Rebel Girl had an opportunity to read the IVC sign that squats there. Or at least she tried to.
     WE CILIO ORA!
     Indeed.

20 comments:

  1. WE CILIO ORA? Administration has finally lost its last marble.

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  2. The online Latin translator says it means "we pray council." Really.

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  3. Should have kept the switchboard and switchboard operators.

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  4. David, be not concerned overmuch about the mewling of these insufferable stinkards!

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  5. "You success ur commitment"? IS NO ONE IN CHARGE?!

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  6. It has been like that for months. Months.

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  7. Is it done in text style? You know, an appeal to the youth?

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  8. I really think there was only one critic of the Shakespeare company. We can guess who.

    The sign has been like that for a long time.

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  9. As my students might say, the sign is a SYMBOL.

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  10. So someone disagrees with you or your friends or YOUR special interests and you berate, make fun of, insult, and name call them? Wow, fucking hypocrites. This why your causes/complaints, legit or not, will continue to be ignored by the other self servers, the Administration. You r arguments are just as theirs. Don't answer the real questions and deflect, deflect, deflect. Hypocrites!!

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    1. The so-called "insulting" wasn't done by DtB but by the originator of the Shakespeare thing. And the "insulting," to anyone but the illiterate, was more humor than true insult. 8:45, you are an idjit..

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    2. p.s.: that was an insult

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    3. Maybe a reading class is in order?

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    4. 10:47, as usual, redirect, deflect.....I love how you guys focus on grammar, spelling, and punctuation instead of the issue. True self servers. I am embarrassed for my fellow faculty members. Acting just like the Admin, pathetic.

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    5. Anon opposed to Shakespeare-by-the Sea,

      You received a nice invite to share your POV for publication. Why not do just that?

      By the way, I think the photo of the sign was a lighthearted end-of-semester image that was shared. There's really no grammar to speak of to assess there - just a sad failure to observe and maintain. It was supposed to be funny.

      Carry on.

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  11. Jeez, calm down. At least RG got you some answers. The bio prof went through the channels and got the project approved - like Amazing Inventions, Ceremonial Helicopter Landings, etc, etc. Then said bio prof, tongue firmly in cheek, let loose with some Shakespearean insults at the lack of perceived respect or understanding his project got.

    If you want your side aired, go see Rebel Girl or send her your POV and ask it to be published.

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  12. We Cilio Ora! Oh yes......and....

    Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
    Ad Astra Per Aspera!
    Orare et Laborare!
    De Mortuis Nil Nisi Bonum!
    Adjutorium Nostrum In Nomine Domine!
    Deus in Adjutorium Meum Intende!
    Suscitans a terra inopem, et de stercore erigens pauperem!

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  13. I thought Latin was a dead language?
    Semper Fidelis

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  14. They fixed the sign.

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