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Oh, this is good: Chivalry Isn't Dead, You Just Don't Know WTF It Is.

Number 42

Oct. 1st, 2012 06:01 pm
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Every so often, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes something that just stuns me. This one's from an essay on being black and being The First.
You got to remember Jackie Robinson died young. Don't ever forget that, every time you say that. Remember that.
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
(Hat-tip to James Nicoll.)

We guess is written by a man (57%), however it's quite gender neutral.

The AgeAnalyzer thinks is written by someone 51-65 years old.

Pretty much spot-on, although more than half of the journal was written by someone outside that age range.
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
There are times - many times - when Eugene Volokh, of the Volokh Conspiracy, drives me up the wall. But then, there are occasions when he posts something that warms the cockles of my heart. This is one of them. (I tell my students about stuff like this pretty much any chance I get, but in particular in my History of Math class.)
stoutfellow: (Three)
Here, have a calming manatee. Take more if you like; they're cheap.


Feb. 2nd, 2012 01:42 pm
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I've touted Dogblog more than once here. Here's an interview with its creator, together with a sampling of his work. Take a look, and then, maybe, a look at the site itself. (Don't hesitate to backtrack through the earlier entries. Some of them are meh, but some are sidesplitting, and some are just adorable.)
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
This photo, of Bad Decision Dog, showed up on dogblogsf almost a month ago, but it still tickles me. Take a look, if you will.
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
Letters of Note is just a neat website. It presents facsimiles and transcripts of interesting letters: a fan letter from Ray Bradbury to Robert Heinlein, a letter from a (wrongfully) convicted murderer to a reporter, a paean to crosswords from Frank Sinatra, reactions to Nixon's announcement that he would go to China... the range is considerable, and the letters often fascinating. Recommended.

Ooh, Shiny!

Aug. 7th, 2011 08:29 am
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization looks neat. It allows you to select from about three dozen different map-topics ("Bishoprics ca. 600", "House of Burgundy C14-C15", "Islamic Centers C7-C15", "Elevation", etc.) and then displays a map of western Eurasia showing all and only those items. (I suspect, given the eclectic nature of the topics, that more will be added as time passes.) This is what maps should be.
stoutfellow: Joker (Joker)
The Library of Congress has activated The National Jukebox. (Streaming only, but still....)


Dec. 19th, 2010 07:57 pm
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For those of you who are fans of C. J. Cherryh's Alliance/Union stories, there's a very interesting discussion going on in Jo Walton's post on Merchanter's Luck.
stoutfellow: (Winter)
If you're a Bujold fan but not on the LMB list, here's a head's-up. This article is one of the finest tributes to Lois I've yet seen.
stoutfellow: (Ben)
Trying to hold a dog and two cats at the same time, and get your picture taken, is a really bad idea.

The comments at Tomato Nation are also hysterical.
stoutfellow: (Ben)
This is a lovely little story by Robert Fulghum.

Somehow I've gotten out of the habit of reading his web column. I shall have to remember.
stoutfellow: (Winter)
Bitch Ph.D. has some useful comments on the trampling death of a Wal-Mart employee on Black Friday. Worth a look.
stoutfellow: (Winter)
Geoff Nunberg delivers an interesting discussion of the subtleties of the use of the word "ain't", giving reason to expect that word to continue to hang on the edge of respectability.
stoutfellow: My summer look (Summer)
One hundred years ago today, what is believed to have been a small comet or asteroid exploded over the Tunguska River in Siberia. Science News has a retrospective.
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Doug Muir, he of Max-and-the-typhoon fame, describes an encounter with a hornet, here and here.

Go. Read.
stoutfellow: My summer look (Summer)
separated by a common language is a blog written by Lynne Murphy, an American linguist currently resident in Britain, and devoted to the differences between the American and British versions of English. This is a particularly interesting post on the use of compliments in different parts of the Anglosphere.


Jun. 10th, 2008 09:13 am
stoutfellow: (Ben)
Take a look at panel four.

I don't know about you, but I don't think "BONK" is the sound effect I'd use to describe a tyrannosaur stomping repeatedly on the head of an armored alien. On the other hand, I'm not Jack Kirby, so what do I know?


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