Miss the first debate? Here it is, edited down to one minute.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
"Ask yourself: how has 'elitism' become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in which extraordinary talent and rigorous training are denigrated. We want elite pilots to fly our planes, elite troops to undertake our most critical missions, elite athletes to represent us in competition and elite scientists to devote the most productive years of their lives to curing our diseases. And yet, when it comes time to vest people with even greater responsibilities, we consider it a virtue to shun any and all standards of excellence. When it comes to choosing the people whose thoughts and actions will decide the fates of millions, then we suddenly want someone just like us, someone fit to have a beer with, someone down-to-earth—in fact, almost anyone, provided that he or she doesn't seem too intelligent or well educated."
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Your university is rocked by a controversy. Could you run a fair and balanced story about it without risking your neck?
- Yes, we've done it before: 5 votes (45%)
- Not sure...I'd have to talk to my boss: 3 votes (27%)
- I wouldn't even try it: 3 votes (27%)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
From jazz poet Lord Buckley's "The Bugbird," a translation into the "semantic of the hip," circa 1950. (via boingBoing)
Eddie Allen Poe was a swinger.
He loved to en-joy that good whiskey
and chase them little ladies all over the place,
undstand what I mean?
Now, you see Poe didn't want that bird,
he didn't need the bird,
he didn't dig the bird,
he didn't send for the bird,
he didn't even know what aviary the bird came from.
If they've knocked the bird on him post paid
he wouldn't have dug it.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Someone please let me be the first to string this guy up by his Buster Browns:
Children are being held back at school because they are forced to memorise irregular spellings and learn how to use the apostrophe, a leading academic will claim this week.... Professor Wells said that the apostrophe was an equal waste of time. "Instead of an apostrophe we could just leave it out (it's could become its) or leave a space (so we'll would become we ll). Have we really nothing better to do with our lives than fret about the apostrophe?"
Let pupils abandon spelling rules, says academic
Friday, September 5, 2008
Do you edit your sources' quotes?
- Never (it's blasphemous): 2 votes (8%)
- Sometimes (to make them more clear, concise, etc.): 9 votes (39%)
- All the time (they're incoherent otherwise, and they get to approve their quotes anyway): 12 votes (52%)