The Supreme Court case they were referencing on Orphan Black s2e1 was Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics right? The one heard last April challenging the validity of gene patents?
OMG, so a college professors AU is actually kind of perfect for these people???
Because clearly, Steve is the accidental hipster US history professor who totally wrote his doctoral thesis on New York City 1935-1941. All the students adore him because he’s super-chill and kind of nerdy and an easy grader but you still work hard in his class because you want to impress him. He’s the one everybody stops by to say hello to in the department even if he’s not the reason you’re there. He’s also the one who hangs out at the local coffee shop and occasionally pays for your coffee and doesn’t mind if you interrupt his coffee break to discuss the Great Depression or World War Two or anything, really, except relationship problems. He’s not very good with relationship problems.
Dr. Natasha Romanova, on the other hand, is the hard-ass scary feminist professor of Russian literature, who terrifies all the students because she hands out a 10-page syllabus with capital letters and underlining about her grading policies (no late papers EVER, no excused absences EVER, not having the book = kicked out of class, etc.) and she is a TOUGH grader. But at the same time, students know exactly what to expect from her and the ones who like that kind of strict discipline thrive under her tutelage.
Then there’s also James “Please call me Dr. Bucky” Barnes, who teaches Modern European history with a focus on the Cold War. Steve and Bucky are very good friends, and their offices are across the hall from each other, so you can catch them shooting (friendly) barbs at each other about US/Russia relations in the twentieth century. Bucky likes to tell ridiculous “In Soviet Russia” jokes in earshot of Dr. Romanova because it annoys her and makes Steve blush.
Sometimes, Clint Barton, associate professor of Ancient World history, tells them to shut their pie-holes, he’s trying to get some work done. Thor Odinsson sticks his head in to tell everyone that his Medieval Studies students are hosting a trebuchet launch party and there will be free beer, which was brewed by Bruce Banner’s chemistry students. Jane Foster, adjunct professor of astrophysics (and Thor’s wife) will of course be in attendance, as will Tony Stark head of the engineering department and Steve’s nemesis/co-teacher in the seminar on the technology of World War Two. Pepper Potts, the chair of the Literature faculty and English lit professor will most likely make an appearance, though there’s a decent chance she’ll head back to work before the party’s over.
Then again, it’s equally likely the party will be shut down when Admissions Counselor Phil Coulson reports to Academic Dean Maria Hill and/or President Nick Fury that the entire college of liberal arts and sciences faculty is having an impromptu ren fair on the soccer fields and he is trying to lead new student tours.
Sometimes I think Coulson couldn’t endear himself to me anymore…
…but then he does this.
and I love him just that much more.
Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world, sailing past Eilean Donan Castle. The Highlands, Scotland. Credit: David Win
Okay, so my dash did a thing and now it is all I can think about. Can you imagine Moriarty trying to break into the warehouse for its art? Being thwarted time and again by Claudia, and once she succeeds has a run in with the hacker herself. The sass! The eyebrow game! Ugh! I need this!
How many Peeps can a 50-calibre bullet pass through?
Wow, many fewer than I thought. The fascinating part about this is how little it takes to throw a .50 slug from a Barrett M82 off-line. Maybe a Mechem NTW-20 in 14.5 or 20mm next time? :-)
Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy - PolicyMic »
"As Gilens and Page write, "the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter."
Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Council Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass.
Clyde spends some quality time with the ever so lovely Ms. Hudson.
Three Women by Domestic Science Club
Beautiful harmonies and a lovely song.