Monthly Archives: November 2004

Membrum Virile Envy

The Dowbrigade’s present center of operations, Boston University, has long had a serious case of endemic envy towards its downstream neighbor and Dowbrigade Alma Mater Harvard University. Like a frustrated, neurotic younger sibling, BU both looks up to the Senior … Continue reading

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Parental Sacrifice Thwarted

A very bizarre case has developed this week up in New Hampshire, the Northeast’s last bastion of rugged individualism and trailer park chic. A couple were arrested after invading a church and informing the Reverend that they wanted to sacrifice … Continue reading

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Hands-free Phones MORE Dangerous, Study Says

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Driving with one hand on the wheel and another on a cell phone has led to legal restrictions and proposals to require drivers to use hands-free phones. Hello? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have … Continue reading

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Help Unwanted

Jessica the Cyber Librarian writes of people who found jobs through their Blogs: This Globe and Mail article discusses how companies might use someone’s blog to influence their hiring decision and interviews some human resources people and bloggers who got … Continue reading

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What would Jesus Do?

The Presidential election is already fading into the rear-view mirror, years of hope and effort either safely in the bank for some (political capital) or suddenly turned to ashes in the mouths of many others. Of course, memories are short … Continue reading

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Architect of Evil

If Yassir Arafat had not existed, the Israeli government would have had to invent him, and maybe they did. Observing his unkempt appearance, slovenly dress and caricaturistic profile, for years we were convinced he was a golem for the Jews, … Continue reading

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Origami Architecture

Photo by Dowbrigade (note busted off stub of driverside mirror) With no Thursday Night Bloggers meeting tomorrow we will be looking for something to do…… Thursday, Nov. 11 KNOW HOW TO FOLD ‘EM Sure, origami is exact, but is it … Continue reading

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Lack of Discretion Award

A Norwegian couple who had sex on stage at a rock festival have caused more controversy at their court appearance. Tommy Hol Ellingsen, 28, dropped his trousers and showed his penis during a break in the proceedings at Kristiansand City … Continue reading

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Quick – Declare Victory and Go Home

The news media are declaring a smashing military victory in Fallujah against a non-existent enemy: NEAR FALLUJAH, Iraq-Nov 9, 2004 U.S. troops powered their way into the center of the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah on Tuesday, overwhelming small bands of … Continue reading

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Quick – Declare Victory and Go Home

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Why We Teach

This is the fourth semester we have used blogs in our teaching.  We have had our students read blogs, do assignments posted on blogs, review blogs, write written reports on blogs, give oral reports on blogs, comment on blogs, post … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“And now the liberals want to stop President Reagan from selling chemical warfare agents and military equipment to Saddam Hussein, and why? Because Saddam ‘allegedly’ gassed a few Kurds in his own country. Mark my words. All of this talk … Continue reading

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