Daily Archives: December 25, 2003

Harper’s Index Great Teaching Tool

For years the Dowbrigade has been using the Harper’s Index with his advanced ESL students.  The Harpers Index is a monthly list of surprising or unexpected or counterintuitive statistical facts, written in a strange hybrid form expressing equivalency, but gramatically … Continue reading

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What Kind of Postmodernist Are You, Anyway?

Cool little quiz over at quizilla.com, called "What kind of post-modernist are you?" I’m not really sure what a post-modernist is, except that I think it has something to do with deconstructionism. Thanks to Ryan Overbey for the tip. Here are … Continue reading

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McCarthyism Meets Libertariansim

Gadzooks! Jay McCarthy has discovered Ayn Rand! Also notable as a sweet application of outline-based, category-rich blogging. From Make Out City

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Princess’s Pooch Eats Queen’s Corgi

The holiday spirit was dampened and Christmas dinner ruined at Buckingham Palace by a combination dog fignt / cat fight involving The Queen of England, her daughter Princess Anne, a bull terrier named Dottie and the Queen’s favorite Corgi, name … Continue reading

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Dean Finds God on Christmas Morn

As the top prize gets closer and closer, The Remaking of Howard Dean is reaching a fevered pitch. What with Michael Jackson embracing the Nation of Islam, hearing that Dean is embracing his Christian roots is all part of a … Continue reading

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