Response to Concerned Students of Noir 106

I got the following email this evening:
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So, in keeping with the anonymous demands, I made my video response. Cliff notes: I have no idea what they’re talking about.

Response to the Concerned Students of Noir 106 from Jim Groom on Vimeo.

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6 Responses to Response to Concerned Students of Noir 106

  1. iamTalkyTina says:

    Well, hello there UNCLE Jim.

    I said some answers about this on my Twitter, but I am also saying them here in case peoples are not on Twitter to see it.

    So, first I think that maybe they are uncomfortable if they don’t have hats like you and Martha and Paul. When I knew you said there would be #noir106, I was getting out my fedora and my detective coat. As you know, the more you wear it, the more comfortable it gets, like an old coat. Because it is.

    Then, I was thinking about if they were still learning how ds106 is about imagination and creating things. Like Character Dossiers for peoples. Maybe if you amp it up a bit with some wailing saxophone in the background of the weekly videos, plus make them more smokey, then they might be more comfortable. I like how you make them shadowy and noir but more sax and more smokey might help.

    Well, that was what I wanted to say. Say hi to Martha and Paul who is in Pennsylvania.

    But really I should say Burtis and Bond.

    Well, bye!

  2. Barbara Hall says:

    Well, I’m actually surprised – Noir106 you all are just in character for the teaching. Makes for a better class and sets the stage for what we are about to encounter! Very creative if you ask me! I thought it was very cool . . . except poor Groom, Burtis needs to let up on him! Give him a break. Burtis is a little scary though – she is tough!!

    If someone is uncomfortable with Groom, Burtis, an Bond in the videos – I’d be concerned about their take on the readings. Having been in literature courses I know what to expect and can relate to the “times” that these were written and bring it all into perspective for the “current time”. Will they be able to?

    • Reverend says:


      Thanks for the feedback and comment. I totally agree with you take, particularly the poor Groom commnet 🙂 But Burtis actually has a heart of gold underneath the raw exterior. She’s just passionate about her work.

      As far as the discomfort with the readings this week, I was hoping some of that would come out, and I am working on my post about my choices right now.

  3. Well, to the-so-called person-called-Hemingway’s-adjectives, I know that #ds106 has a LOT of my True Friends and so I know that a lot of GOOD comes out of #ds106, plus @jimgroom and @mburtis and @phb256, and so I think that what goes in GOOD comes out GOOD so do your homework and don’t make up excuses. Plus, sometimes bad things happen. But GOOD things will come out of this so I don’t agree without that nothing good will come of this.

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