Loyal reader Pat M. pointed me this morning to an article on the habits of academics who put things on their office doors.
Written in an anthropological tone, James Lang notices that while many would think the door reflects the occupant's discipline, in many cases it's just a reflection of their personalities or their politics. Looking at my office door I see five things posted:
- One of those Demotivator illustrations, this one for elitism;
- a clipping from a Bleat about how the market provided James the perfect number of fish sticks (I know, I know -- of all the things Lileks has written, why this?);
- my one political statement;
- a joke flyer about meetings;
- and a very narrow strip of paper with the words that are used by some to describe me here: "You are an articulate advocate for an evil position." (Originally applied to a guy advocating for marijuana legalization.)
Others may post their door hangings in the comments, and I will offer them as evidence to Prof. Lang.