The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator →
“I’m troubled by how the sublime beauty of the figurative-narrative line-space matrix seems very disturbing in light of the accessibility of the work.” peterstichbury: hydeordie: As an advocate of the Big Mac Aesthetic, I feel that the disjunctive perturbation of this website endangers the devious simplicity of the substructure of critical thinking. -artfortune With regard...
Powdered sugar, then glaze
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listening to "The Specials - Ghost Town (TOTP)" →
Ah, those 2 tone days. “Why must the youth fight against themselves? Government leaving the youth on the shelves.” (More 80s music for deviance class)
listening to "The Clash - Police and Thieves" →
More 80s music for the deviance class.
listening to "The Pretenders - Back on the Chain... →
More 80s music to prepare for a class on deviance (recidivism, get it?)
listening to "Fun Boy Three - Our Lips Are Sealed" →
Gotta love Terry Hall’s hairdo. (80s mood)
listening to "Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love" →
“Whatcha gonna do when you get out of jail?” Talking about deviance in intro soc tomorrow. Watch out when I get in an ’80s mood.
listening to "GIVE ME LOVE - GEORGE HARRISON -... →
I didn’t get to blip anything for the birthday of “the quiet Beatle,” which we observed Thurs. 25 Feb. http://bit.ly/cYb45w A sweet old song.
Full moon comes February 28, 2010 →
The February full moon f […]
Feb. 28, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Sunday’s Poem: “Ground Waters” by Alison Apotheker, from Slim Margin. Sunday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of the novelist who won last year’s National Book Award for his book Let the Great…
listening to "Van Morrison - Moondance" →
Full moon is actually tomorrow during the day. So the Snow Moon would look equally full tonight and tomorrow night—if it weren’t snowing. Aptly named
listening to "R.E.M. - Exhuming Mccarthy" →
Not sharpening stones or walking on coals, but pressing tofu, actually. Cheaper if I bake it myself. http://bit.ly/9icAfK
listening to "Carrie Rodriguez - Seven Angels On A... →
Not a big fan of country, I find her alt.country “high and lonesome sound” beguiling.
Some names for the February full moon →
Although the moon won’t be full until tomorrow, it falls during the morning daylight hours for much of North […]
Feb. 27, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Saturday’s Poem: “Ocean” by Jason Shinder, from Stupid Hope. Saturday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in Portland, Maine (1807). Longfellow wrote many…
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Things that go “Whumf!” in the night.
I regard myself as a soldier, though a soldier of peace.– Gandhi (via zenofblogging)
I’m at Endicott College’s Center for Teaching Excellence and about to hit the road. About an hour ago, I got word that power had been restored at home. We were without it for about 12 hours, and I was starting to worry. Things that go Whumpf in the night: The largest limb fell off the willow tree in the backyard last night, just before the power went out. I’ll post photos...
Stars in the daytime →
People often ask if stars are up there, beyond our blue sky, during the day. The answer is surely yes, becaus […]
Feb. 26, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Friday’s Poem: “For Our Anniverary” by Jason Tandon, from Give Over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt. Friday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of a woman considered by many to be the greatest…
Professors Find Ways to Keep Heads Above... →
noosphere: infoneer-pulse: “We may already be in the red in terms of our ability to store information,” said Christopher L. Greer last week to an interested, and vaguely intimidated, audience of scientists and other academics. Gene sequences, distant pulsar signals, YouTube videos, e-mail — it’s all too much to keep track of. Or perhaps not. Mr. Greer, who works on networking policy for the...
listening to "William Ackerman - →
Listening to it both figuratively and literally. The figurative is no more melodic, but it’s more pleasant.
Eka Pada Koundiyanasana II- Pose Dedicated to the... →
Got a little closer to this one today.
speakingoffaith: Einstein on Race » download...
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Public Sociology vs the Anger Industry (or Why... →
It’s amazing that we should have to “contend” for the right of public discourse. icancstructures: by pj.rey Cast deep in recession and with unprecedented political polarization inside the halls government, it’s no shock that the American public is angry. Perhaps, this frustration is…
Moon and Mars close together on February 25 →
The waxing […]
Feb. 25, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Thursday’s Poem: “In the Alley” by Ted Kooser, from Valentines. Thursday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of George Harrison, born in Liverpool (1943), known as “the quiet Beatle.” He was the lead…
Infographic: ChatRoulette, "Nexting" by the... →
This week, my students are talking about ChatRoulette the way they were talking about Facebook five years ago. This is the latest “weird,” “creepy,” “sketchy” internet technology and the Casey Neistat video, while a little crude in spots, about sums it up. Caveat nextor! BY CLIFF KUANGToday Ladies really do have all the luck, and the perverts are a sizable...
Let’s face it. We’re undone by each other. And if we’re not,...– Judith Butler, (books by this author) (1956-), author of Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), who currently teaches Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at Berkeley. The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.– Steve Jobs (Happy Birthday!) The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor
Fact-checking the GOP on healthcare reform →
Apparently, it ain’t reconciliation until the crocodiles have cried. TUESDAY, FEB 23, 2010 20:20 EST Senate Dems adopted 161 amendments and key GOP planks while soft-pedaling the public option. That’s not compromise? BY ETHAN SHERWOOD STRAUSS AP/J. Scott Applewhite Rep. John Boehner, with other Republican congressional leaders, talks to reporters outside the White House. As the...
Bringing the hate for Scott Brown, RINO →
Scott Brown is bearing political costs for his support of the Senate jobs bill, but he could be in worse company. TUESDAY, FEB 23, 2010 20:24 EST Scott Brown says voting for a Democratic jobs bill just proved his honesty — but the wingnuts are feeling the hate BY JOE CONASON Reuters/Kevin LamarqueMassachusetts Sen. Scott Brown smiles after his ceremonial swearing-in in Washington Feb....
Moon near Mars, Castor, Pollux on February 24 →
The big and bright
Feb. 24, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Wednesday’s Poem: “Travel Directions” by Joan I. Siegel, from Hyacinth for the Soul. Wednesday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of a woman who has been called “one of the superstars of ’90s…
politicizing parenthood →
BBC News recently reported on the concept of “parental determinism,” as discussed by Kent University (England) sociology professor Frank Furedi: There was a pervading prejudice that…
Why so little attention to Vernon Hunter? →
Remember the victims… MONDAY, FEB 22, 2010 22:23 EST JOAN WALSH IRS bomber Joe Stack captured the news for days, but his African American, Vietnam vet victim has gone unheralded BY JOAN WALSH KTVT-TVVernon Hunter I traveled this weekend and missed the identification of the only person killed by Joe Stack in his unsettling attack on the Internal Revenue Service office in Austin...
Moon highlights Winter Circle on February 23 →
This evening, the wax […]
struggling Americans blame those with less →
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently examined Americans’ tendency to turn on the poorest members of their society during hard economic times: Last month, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina…
Feb. 23, 2010: The Writer's Almanac →
Tuesday’s Poem: “Failing and Flying” by Jack Gilbert, from Refusing Heaven. Tuesday’s Literary Notes: It’s the birthday of composer George Handel, who wrote the great oratorio Messiah, born in Halle,…
For those minds inquiring about the weather tomorrow.
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The Bankruptcy Boys →
By PAUL KRUGMAN Published: February 21, 2010 O.K., the beast is starving. Now what? That’s the question confronting Republicans. But they’re refusing to answer, or even to engage in any serious discussion about what to do.
The Future of the Internet, Where Everybody Knows... →
BY DAN NOSOWITZThu Feb 18, 2010 Is anonymity online coming to an end? The pervasive attitude says yes. The Pew Research Center teamed up with Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center to survey 895 experts on the future of the Internet—and at the forefront of the discussion is the sticky topic of anonymity. Experts were nearly split down the middle, with 55% agreeing that...
In other weird news: Belarus declares Rammstein... →
Belarusian authorities, apparently with the approval of President Lukaschenko, have declared German Shock Rockers Rammstein enemies of the State in an effort to ban them from performing in Minsk on March 7. Here’s a very quick paraphrase of the gist of the case from a German article on the matter: “German rock band Rammstein would undermine ‘the order of the Belarusian State,’ ruled the...