Monthly Archives: December 2008

Year in Review

Here’s the “first line of every month” post January: Since I’m another of the mad scientists who birthed this approach, I’ll throw in some quick reflections February: To everyone who asked… yes I am still alive March: I wanted to … Continue reading

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Via ZeFrank, a great flash game called auditorium. I’m stuck on 3.4. I’m not one for flash games, but this is very well done.

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A Small Old-Fashioned American Hero

Its been awhile since I’ve written on the RIAA and ip, but a great story on how ISP’s are resisting the RIAA’s insane plan came across /. this mornin. We can also cast Jerry Scroggin as the everyman hero in … Continue reading

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Global Information Killed the Local Newspaper Star

James Surowiecki has a nice and short article in this month’s New Yorker on the death of newspapers. For those who remember Danny Devito in Other People’s Money, its pretty much the buggy whip argument (movie is down below, skip … Continue reading

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Cover Bands

A few posts ago I talked about my love of cover bands. Today a list of the “top cover bands of all-time” cam across Coudal. I forgot how much I like Dread Zeppelin (the Rondellus was quirky, Nouvelle Vague kinda … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage vs. Civil Unions

Kristen had a nice post on Huckabee’s recent appearance on the Daily Show. I wrote this as a response there, but wanted to publish it here as well. I do so a bit hesitantly, knowing what a charged topic this … Continue reading

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To my students…One more(s) time….

So I’m grading final papers. You italicize or underline a major work, such as a book, journal, or magazine. You quote a part of that work, such as an article. You italicize or underline a major work, such as a … Continue reading

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Someone Tell Me If I Like This…

Something bugs me about this video. I watch a lot of the “times-they-are-a-changin’” videos, but don’t know what to make of this. But my Blink sense is tingling… Since I’m teaching my digital citizenship course next semester, I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Rhetoric v. Philosophy Take 1702931

Read this Machiavelli quote over at Cracked and thought it offered another (mock-Aristotelian?) way for thinking about philosophy’s Idealism against rhetoric’s pragmatism: there are two means of fighting: one according to the laws, the other with force; the first way … Continue reading

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Funny Doesn’t Belong There

I often find myself trying to come to terms with my love of rhetoric; to the point that I try to find traces of this love littered throughout my entire life’s narrative. One such trace, I tell myself, is my … Continue reading

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