January 9, 2008
The Frenzy of Renown
Walking back from the Cliopatria banquet on Friday night (see photographs here), some of the participants had a brief experience of the leap from blogospheric glory to real-world fame.
A guy on the street -- in his early twenties, it seemed, and too casually dressed to be in town for the American Historical Association, probably -- saw a cluster of us approaching and seemed to take notice. As we started to pass, he stopped us.
"Are you Juan Cole?" he asked Juan Cole.
"Yes, I am," said Juan Cole.
Who, it turns out, is quite used to that kind of thing.
Posted by smclemee at January 9, 2008 9:23 AM
We got separated into two groups, so unfortunately I missed this scene. Had you been with us, you would have seen a well-known lesbian historian compromise her reputation by embracing a ... well, a man ... on Connecticut Avenue. And the conversation during the embrace was hilarious!
Posted by: Ralph Luker at January 10, 2008 12:44 AM