Monthly Archives: August 2006

links for 2006-08-25

Retrobites: Jack Nicholson’s Car – Google Video Not Fooling Anybody: a chroncile of bad conversions and storefronts past These buildings are just sad. Night of the Living Dead – via Google Video George Romero’s classic 1968 horror flick can be seen in all its brain-eating glory for free on Google video. The movie is now […]

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I Am The Captain Of This Blog

Anniina posted a quiz titled “Which Sci-fi/Fantasy Character Are You?” on her blog. Guess who I am? That’s right: Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. Here’s what it said about me: “An impassioned commander with more respect for individuals than for authority, you have a no-holds-barred approach to life and its obstacles.” I […]

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links for 2006-08-24 – A happy place for sad rainbows. Is this page the end of the internets? My name is Detective John Kimble- via I really don’t know what to say about that. Someone really talented has waaaaay too much time on his hands. Evolution Major Vanishes From Approved Federal List – via New York […]

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Censor This

I just watched an episode of “Crossfire” from 1986 with Frank Zappa as one of the guests. Zappa appeared on the show to defend the first amendment as it applies to artistic expression, and for the most part did a wonderful job. Here’s the video: I found it quite revealing when Loughton balked after Braden […]

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links for 2006-08-23

What a conservative sees on the pages of the New York Times The art section killed me. USB Powered BBQ- via Gizmodo Tired of using the convenience of a stove or grill to make your barbeque? Why not use your computer? The meat may taste like ass, but at least you’ve done something with your […]

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My First Day: Part I

I’ve got my first class as a writing instructor in the bag, baby. I made it through the entire fifty minutes with nary a kick at anyone. Good on me, huh? There I am in my office sporting a ridiculously awesome tie. All kidding aside, if all the other classes are filled with the same […]

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Our Time

Well, I start teaching bright and early tomorrow morning. Wish me luck. Oh, and if you want to send a pizza to one of my classes feel free. There’s nothing wrong with a little snack on our time.

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links for 2006-08-22

Work Habits by Scott Adams via Dilbert blog “I read that Stephen King used to write his books while listening to hard rock music and drinking heavily. I envy him, except for the part where he became a drunk and got hit by a car.” Web Surfing in Public Places Is a Way to Court […]

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The Monkees Destroyed Us

I start teaching on Wednesday and in preparation for classes our department has hosted several luncheons with speakers who have spoken about the challenges in teaching eighteen year old kids. This generation, known most popularly as Gen-Y, apparently places specific demands on the instructor. Since they have grown up in a world with ubiquitous internet […]

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Mobile Blog

We’re visiting my parents, so bloggery will be light. I’m posting from my phone because their net connection is down…again. I hope I set the WordPress mobile blogging up correctly, otherwise you probably aren’t seeing this.

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