Monday, March 19, 2012

The Closet Professor

I've been enjoying reading "The Closet Professor" blog for quite some time, but in particular over the last week or two. He's been on a roll with topics that interest me either because they are important topics or sometimes because they are not important at all, just tongue in cheek things that are fun to read.

David and Me by Steve Walker
The Professor, who goes by the name Joe Blow on line, has never seen my blog I don't think. I don't remember how I found his blog, but I check in on it often. He consistently has things to say about stuff I'm interested in - history, art, literature, politics and culture. I guess I need to see if he wants to swap links on each others blog rolls. I'm pretty sure as a gay guy, he likes pictures of hot men, so he might like "Jack Scott's BisexualBuddies Pictures" blog. However, I'm not sure if I'd be comfortable with a real professor looking at this written blog, "Jack Scott's Bisexual Buddies", or not. He might find too many grammatical and spelling errors that would freak him out. I tend to make a lot of those (sometimes on purpose, but usually not). Maybe he'd be interested in a part-time job of proofreading.

As you know if you are a regular reader of this blog, I try not to talk about politics though this political season has pissed me off enough that recently, I've broken my own rules and talked about the Republican political race a couple of times. To be precise the person who has pissed me off the most is Rick Santorum. The professor recently included a couple of pictures in his blog. I found them both amusing. One picture of Santorum was created from hundreds of miniature pictures of gay men having sex which was funny enough; but the other picture, was created from hundreds of miniature pictures of Rick Santorum and together made up a picture of two men kissing. I found that one to be down right profound in a hilarious way. Too bad the pictures can't find their way onto Santorum's campaign trail. I am not sure who scares me most, Santorum or the people who are voting for him. As a moderate Republican, I find plenty to be scared about concerning both.

I guess what intrigues me about Joe the professor is he seems like a guy I wouldn't mind talking to over the backyard fence. He's witty, articulate and informed. He'd be a great neighbor. Oh, and he's a fan of Steve Walker's painting, "David and Me" which is a great painting. I've always held a great appreciation for all things Michelangelo.

If you've never taken a look at "The Closet Professor" find it at http://closetprofessor.blogspot.com. It is well worth a look.

Jack Scott

4 comments:

  1. The Closet Professor's blog looks like it would be interesting, to say the least. I'll be following it for a while to see what he has to say. Thanks for the lead.

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    1. Since you are a guy that likes to think and since you have an appreciation for a variety of things, I think you'll find some of his stuff interesting Bob.

      Jack Scott

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  2. Thank you Jack for the wonderful kind words.

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    1. You're very welcome Joe. Keep up the good work.

      Jack Scott

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