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Month: May, 2013

Scut-Scut-Scut-Scutaro.

Well the Giants have been sucking it the last three days (at least they’ve been sucking it to the benefit of the the A’s, the only silver lining), but to cheer ourselves up about it Eran and I wrote a little song about one of our favorite Giants — and by far the one with the best at-bat approach and affect — Marco Scutaro. Enjoy :). 

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From behind his war paint his eyes flicker:

He waits, he takes –

He’s no ground-ball one-pitch hitter. 

Looking back, he squares the pitcher’s glare –

With a compact swing, he hits a line drive and it’s fair!

 

Oh Scut-scut-Scutaro,

How you make the Giants go –

And always deal the ball a blow,

Scut-scut-Scutaro.

 

A little man who plays small ball:

He’s chill, he’s still –

And rarely gets a strike-out call.

And when he’s hot this bad-ass can’t be stopped –

For his bloopers always seem to fall!

 

Oh Scut-scut-Scutaro,

How you make the Giants go –

And always deal the ball a blow,

Scut-scut-Scutaro.

 

Yeah!, Scut-scut-Scutaro,

How you make the Giants go –

And always deal the ball a blow,

Scut-scut-Scutaro.

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Acknowledgements.

So huzzah!, I’m done with my dissertation and I have my degree. Hopefully that means I’ll be posting more things here in the weeks to come, since I’ll theoretically have time to spare. But first things first — here are my acknowledgements, which I’ll post here so that people can have access to them without having to download my entire dissertation, and because I can’t figure out how to make a “note” on facebook.

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(Dedication, on previous page: For John Cleese & Tim Lincecum)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Contrary to popular myth, any accomplishment is the end product not only of the individual will and skills of the person accredited with the final product, but the influence, assistance, and generosity of untold numbers of people and institutions surrounding the supposed author. In this sense the list of people and places I am indebted to would indeed be endless – I could thank my favorite downtown coffee shop for providing me with a soothing space to focus on my work, I could thank the state of California for providing me with eleven years of high quality public education, and I could even thank random genetic chance for endowing me with an inquisitive mind and, mercifully, the ability to write drafts of dissertation chapters very, very quickly.

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