Monthly Archives: January 2010

Link-o-mania – Ten of a Various Kind

1.  Instant Chewbacca — a new take on instant rimshot. 2.  Jeff and Erin’s EPIC Wedding Trailer — a wedding I want to go to! 3. Salvador Dali on “What’s my Line?” — A surreal bit of old black and white television. 4. I Just Remembered Chris Matthews was White — Great response to Chris Matthews. The author talks about…

What is swag?

The origin of the word “swag” is appropriate since we are now in Mardi Gras season. Swag, as a bag to haul stuff around in, has been used for half a century in one form or another.  The version we use today – the free crap you get from car dealers, trade shows, and Mardi Gras floats – first appeared…

Disclosure in the Classroom

New technologies erode the boundary between the personal and the public, as Joshua Meyrowitz observed about television in No Sense of Place twenty five years ago. Since displaying ourselves is de rigeur, thanks especially to Facebook and Twitter, I feel less guilty about doing it on my blog, even though personal disclosure was never my original intent. In class, students…