Associate Dean of Eureka Moments

James Hanley

James Hanley is a two-bit college professor who'd rather be canoeing.

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  1. greginak says:

    Well someone has to oversee the Planing of the Sublime Moments and make sure the Zen Discovery is on schedule.

    I also can’t get it out of my hazy memory that on the Benny Hill show “Bristol’s” was the most common euphemism for womens chesticular regions. So there is that.Report

    • Glyph in reply to greginak says:

      on the Benny Hill show “Bristol’s” was the most common euphemism for womens chesticular regions

      Well, that trivia makes this song either disturbing or intriguing, depending on how you read its chorus:


      • Mad Rocket Scientist in reply to Glyph says:

        Not sure if they are stomping Bristol’s, or being stomped by them. One sounds like an unpleasant form of an early mammogram, and the other sounds like an S&M play session.Report

  2. Kazzy says:

    And we wonder why tuition costs are out of control.Report

  3. Saul Degraw says:

    I kind of want that title….Report

  4. Tod Kelly says:

    FWIW, there are a lot of really, really successful for-profit companies that create similar types of positions with similar woo-woo sounding names. (Nike, Apple and Starbucks each come to mind; they’ve all been doing it for over a decade.) In fact — Super Bowl Bonus Fun Fact!! — the creation and the buy in of just such a position is largely what Pete Carroll and the players under him credit for their turnaround over these past couple of years.

    Certainly, there are probably just as many if not more examples of companies that use that kind of verbiage to mask meaningless titles of positions that do nothing, and I have no idea if Bristol’s position is a useful one or not.

    But such a position — both in name and in job description — is becoming more and more common with progressive for-profits.Report

    • Saul Degraw in reply to Tod Kelly says:

      Good point. Isn’t the much derided Shiggy called AOL’s “digital prophet?” I know Techevagelist is a position given to a lot of senior engineers who can talk in front of crowds.Report