In the title opening of "Gintama," the samurai Gintoki looks at the viewer--while picking his nose.

The Final ‘Gintama’ Watchlist. Maybe.

With the very last film now out on home video, and any viewers of the film likely getting lost with all that’s happening, here’s a list of what I consider to be the essential episodes to watch. 

And it’s only about 200 episodes out of a total 369…Yay…

(And that’s assuming this is the actual end and not another trolling.)


COVID and Caring, continued

The semester has already started, or is about to start, for many of my colleagues in education. I want to discuss the challenges I fear my colleagues will face, when many schools and academic organizations have made it clear that they don’t really care about their safety against COVID, and don’t really care to protect them against a right wing that doesn’t want them to be anti-racist and anti-bigotry.