Various and Sundry…Armitage et alia

Well, today marks my first full, post surgical, week back on campus.  The surgeon tells me that I’m good to go (more or less) but I think I’ll keep up the facade of a restriction on lifting for a little while longer (those baskets of laundry aren’t going to carry themselves upstairs…)  As I try to settle back into my routine – which had been derailed the past few months by chronically feeling rotten – I’ve been taking stock of a few things..

  1.  After dithering around with framing it for over a year, tonight I finally said “F$&k it, it’s a poster!” and hung the Crucible poster that Servetus gifted me with last fall on the wall in my office…without a frame.

crucible poster

I think it fits in well with the ca 1954 map of ancient Greece and the SARCASM plaque…even without a frame!  Who knows…maybe finally hanging it on the wall will be the kick in the butt I need to go back and write that analysis of Sophocles, Antigone, Arthur Miller and The Crucible I’ve been kvetching to myself about for a year.

The thought of writing a classically inspired analysis of a piece of the Armitage oeuvre brings me to a second point I’ve been pondering:

Why is it that intersections of Richard Armitage and cheesehead hats generate so much blog traffic?!

armitage cheesea query for the sages no doubt!

And finally, another new piece of wall art for the new office – my recent comic book class has revealed the fact that I really dig the look of vintage comic art –

Cover of  Detective Comics No. 27 - 1st Appearance of Batman  (and man do I need to find more things to hang on that continent of beige wall!)

Cover of Detective Comics No. 27 – 1st Appearance of Batman (and man do I need to find more things to hang on that continent of beige wall!)


…reminds me that I’d promised to report back on whether or not my students were able to detect all of the background character development work that went into Richard Armitage’s portrayal of Heinz Kruger in Captain America The First Avenger:

That would be a resounding “NO” 

They all concurred that the Heinz Kruger character was more or less typical of the one dimensionality one would expect from the 1940’s era comic book villian.  (Sorry about that Mr. Armitage!)

Deep thoughts indeed  😉

9 comments on “Various and Sundry…Armitage et alia

  1. Guylty says:

    What’s wrong with an unframed poster? I think that is perfectly valid, and possibly looks less conspicuous 😉 than a framed one. The main point is – it’s finally up there on the wall, reminding you of something (someone) which (who) cheers you up. (I wish I had a proper office I could deck out in memorabilia.)
    As for the ongoing recuperation – milk it for as long as possible. No need to tell everyone that you are fine. It’s good for family to know that you do not possess an infinite amount of energy and power. (I am glad to hear you are better, though!)

  2. Esther says:

    I’m glad you’re starting to feel better! And I have the same Crucible poster. 🙂

  3. jholland says:

    LOL at the blog traffic! Glad you’re feeling better =)

  4. Mimi Cruz says:

    Of course I am biased, but I totally dig your Detective Comics art. I hope you get more comic art to hang up too 👍

  5. Great poster positioning! Sure to bring a smile! And I’m sending healing thoughts your way as you recuperate! (((((((Hugs!))))))))

  6. Hariclea says:

    Glad you are feeling better, but don’t rush it 🙂 everyone can still help carry those baskets upstairs even if they have to do more trips, it’s only been a bit more than a week:-)

    Oh i love that poster, it was my favourite one and just looking at yours already makes me happy. I definitely need to put mine up too, forget frame and all 🙂 And great comic art too! Sigh i miss having an office space or some space i own and can stick anything to the wall that i please 🙂

  7. Servetus says:

    The sign that you have finally really moved in!

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