I’ve been Dr. Crazy here on teh internets (how’s that for a throwback?) since 2004. I’ve inhabited three locations, and I don’t make a habit of linking back to previous virtual incarnations of myself, mainly because my first incarnation was a pretty brutal voice that wasn’t really “me” and my first “Reassigned Time” didn’t really fit my post-tenure self. But in the wake of the shooting spree on the UCSB campus, I feel a need to take a trip in the way-back machine to 2005. Apparently I didn’t feel the need to link, as the discussion was so ubiquitous at the time, but in reading the stuff realated to these murders, I immediately called up the memory of the bloggy shitstorm amongst I don’t know, 35 early-career academics, that played out the same arguments. Here’s what I said then. I’m sure google can provide you with the rest of the discussion from 2005, if you are so inclined. And you know what? Probably that narrative and analysis is as useful as being glued to twitter and comment threads about the current horrifying murders.