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Bon mots and random thoughts. Geek magnifique.
Coworker in the South Campus office is from Heilongjiang and has a mellifluous Dongbei accent in both English and Chinese. I just want to follow her around all day and listen to her talk. <3
Our office had a PhD student from Liaoning, but he graduated and moved to Chicago last spring. No Dongbei in our office since he left. :( - Jessie
Your Waitress, Your Professor - -
Your Waitress, Your Professor -
"ON the first day of the fall semester, I left campus from an afternoon of teaching anxious college freshmen and headed to my second job, serving at a chain restaurant off Las Vegas Boulevard. The switch from my professional attire to a white dress shirt, black apron and tie reflected the separation I attempt to maintain between my two jobs. Naturally, sitting at the first table in my section was one of my new students, dining with her parents." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"This scene is a cliché of the struggling teacher, and it surfaces repeatedly in pop culture — think of Walter White in “Breaking Bad,” washing the wheels of a student’s sports car after a full day teaching high school chemistry. Bumping into a student at the gym can be awkward, but exposing the reality that I, with my master’s degree, not only have another job, but must have one, risks... more... - Jessie
"Living these two supposedly different lives, I’ve started to see their similarities. Whenever I’m trying to meet the needs of my more difficult guests (“Do you have any smaller forks?” “You don’t carry wheat bread? What kind of restaurant doesn’t carry wheat bread?”), I recite, along with my colleagues, the collective restaurant server mantra: “I need a real job.” The same thought gets... more... - Jessie
"It is a shame I share with many of my blue-collar colleagues, a belief that society deems our work inferior, that we have settled on or chosen these paths because we do not have the skills necessary to acquire something better. It is certainly a belief I held for the majority of my undergraduate experience. But not all my restaurant co-workers are college dropouts, and none are... more... - Jessie
Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure - The Atlantic -
Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure - The Atlantic
"'Failure is always an option' came up as a joke in season two, when we were screwing something up over and over again, but it’s an awesome way to think about the scientific method. We tend to think about science as a series of facts and absolutes that we need to study in order to understand stuff; a scientist saying, “I want to prove this thing,” and then coming up with an experiment to prove it. Nothing could be further from the truth on both counts. The scientist simply says, “I wonder if?” and then builds a methodology to test whether his theory is correct, or even to figure out what his theory might be. So to think that an experiment could “fail” is ludicrous. Every experiment tells you something, even if it’s just don’t do that experiment the same way again." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Taipei Zoo’s ‘hero tortoise’ makes TV news in the US - Taipei Times -
"The story of a tortoise at Taipei Zoo that helped another one flip over made headlines on ABC News in the US on Tuesday. A video of the stranded tortoise on its back, being tipped over by another one, attracted 1.51 million hits on YouTube and drew the attention of ABC News after it was posted by Audi Yu on Nov. 25. Posted under the title “See a Hero Tortoise Help a Friend Get Back on Its Feet,” the video shows a tortoise using its head to nudge the other one until it flips onto its feet, to huge applause from a crowd of spectators. Yu said he noticed the tortoises while he was accompanying his daughter on a school field trip to Taipei Zoo and he shot the video to show her that helping others is the key to happiness." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Most of those views came after Ellen put it on her show - Steve C Team Marina
Ellen has good taste. :D - Jessie
Oh yes we watch it daily. - Steve C Team Marina
Christmas carols: Why do we keep singing “Jingle Bells” and “The First Noel”? -
Christmas carols: Why do we keep singing “Jingle Bells” and “The First Noel”?
"Christmas carols are, if anything, the visiting relatives of the musical world: They show up at the same time every year, stick around a little longer than one might prefer, and set the tone of virtually all family entertainment while they are in town. A December without them would be strange and slightly lonely, yet the prospect of their absence tends to be, by one week in, a reason in itself to look forward to the new year." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Consider, too, that Christmas carols have no obvious counterparts among the other holidays. Large group odes are not sung in anticipation of Memorial Day. Any ditties written about Halloween tend, rightly, to collect in the storm drains and the lint filters of our culture. What few songs flourish elsewhere do so in private, forgoing carols’ wide exposure in favor of smaller, more... more... - Jessie
"Although there are accounts of birth-of-Christ hymns being sung in second-century Rome—by order of Christian authorities, not public preference—it was not until the fourth century, when Christmas was formalized as a feast and fixed to Dec. 25, that a songbook started to take form. Some of the first contributions were existing, non-Christian carols adapted to the new celebration. The... more... - Jessie
A lot or a little? Wolves discriminate quantities better than dogs -- ScienceDaily -
A lot or a little? Wolves discriminate quantities better than dogs -- ScienceDaily
"Being able to mentally consider quantities makes sense for any social species. This skill is important during the search for food, for example, or to determine whether an opponent group outnumbers one's own. Scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied how well dogs can discriminate between different quantities and discovered that wolves perform better than dogs at such tasks. Possibly dogs lost this skill, or a predisposition for it, during domestication. The results were published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Hot pot overindulgence poses health risks: HPA - Taipei Times -
"All-you-can-eat hot pot restaurants are a popular dining choice — especially during the winter — but the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) yesterday warned the public against overindulgence, as it could cause diners to gain unwanted weight. The HPA said field research found that dining at all-you-can-eat hot pot restaurants can lead to consumption of as many as 3,170 calories per meal, which is about 0.32kg in weight, and can often contain about 5,700mg of sodium — 1.4 times the HPA’s total daily recommended amount. “If a person eats at a buffet-style hot pot restaurant once per week over the three-month winter period, he or she could gain 4.3kg by the end of the season,” the agency said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"HPA Director-General Chiou Shu-ti (邱淑媞) said there are six practical suggestions for those wanting to enjoy hot pot without being unhealthy. “The first suggestion is to stay away from all-you-can-eat venues and opt for restaurants that offer a fixed amount of food per person. The second is to go for a tomato or seaweed soup base and shun spicy hot pot, which contains 382 calories per... more... - Jessie
Shun spicy hot pot? Blasphemy! - rönin
Dominic refuses to go to hot pot places that aren't all-you-can-eat. He wants his money's worth. - Jessie
Getting his money's worth...true sign of an asian :) - imabonehead
"Password must be at least 14 characters long, no spaces, and contain a minimum of 2 uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers (0-9), and special characters."
That's 2 of EACH of those. - Jessie
How about F#ckY0uSt#p1dDB - Joe
If I were not opening an account for my boss, that would be it. - Jessie
To Spur Adoptions, an Oakland Cafe Puts Cats Among the Patrons - -
To Spur Adoptions, an Oakland Cafe Puts Cats Among the Patrons -
"On a sun-drenched Saturday, Eddie Metairie wandered around the Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center, past the miniature-golf-size buildings, cat perches and a bed shaped like a tuna can as he followed Lucia, an independent-minded brown tabby. Going to a shelter to find a cat in a cage “is heartbreaking,” said Mr. Metairie, a project manager at a hotel supply company, but the Cat Town Cafe “feels organic.” He was having fun. By the time his $10-an-hour playtime was up, Mr. Metairie had made plans to take the cat home and rename her Amélie. The Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center, which opened in late October and has arranged 52 cat adoptions so far, claims to be the first permanent cat cafe in the United States. Customers line up for locally brewed strong coffee, handmade bagels and “vegan fig nut pop tarts” (the proprietors clearly know their audience). When it is time to visit the cat zone, visitors push through glass doors to another world of lounging cats, all of them candidates for adoption. There are no cages." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Cat cafes are well established in Japan, where there are also owl cafes and penguin bars. There, customers are typically people who need their cat fix, because many apartment buildings in Japan do not allow cats; few cafes serve as adoption centers. In the United States, there have been fitful efforts to establish similar businesses in various cities, but health department rules... more... - Jessie
"Ann Dunn, a co-founder of Cat Town Cafe, runs a rescue organization that finds homes for cats. Her cafe houses older, shy cats that, if not adopted, likely would be killed at a shelter. Ms. Dunn used to work in public housing and became “obsessed with the problem” of unwanted cats. She posted adoption notices on Craigslist, found foster homes for cats and “dreamed of a cat sanctuary... more... - Jessie
They just opened a cat cafe here in NYC. You can choose to adopt the cats there as well. Wait listed for months. - rönin
Driver arrested for OWI, marijuana possession after chase across Bong Bridge | Duluth News Tribune -
"A 51-year-old Duluth man was arrested in Superior after a brief motor vehicle chase that began on the Bong Bridge on Saturday night, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Patrol." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
@@ - Anne Bouey
I read that as Driver arrested for OWL. Who? - Eric - ill subliminal
Seriously? Marijuana possession? Bong Bridge? Dear goodness, I hope this 51 year old man isn't related to me (with him being in Duluth/Superior, chances are pretty good that he is, I think). Also, on a completely unrelated note, I noticed they used the word "median" to describe the grassy strip between the two sides of the highway; while that's what I've always called it, my father (who grew up in that area) insists that's called a "boulevard". - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Hialeah Cop Pulls Over Harvard Grad For Playing N.W.A. Song "F*ck Tha Police" | Miami New Times -
"But when Baldelomar pulled up to the stoplight at West 60th Street, Hialeah Police Officer Harold Garzon was standing nearby, filling out some paperwork from a traffic accident. At that moment, another song came on Baldelomar's stereo. "Fuck tha police/Comin' straight from the underground," N.W.A. rapped. "A young n**** got it bad cause I'm brown / And not the other color so police think / they have the authority to kill a minority." Then came the song's eponymous refrain -- "Fuck tha police!" -- four times in a row. "Really?" Garzon said to Baldelomar through his open car window. "You're really playing that song? Pull over."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"But Baldelomar is no Hialeah bro. He's a double Harvard graduate now studying law at Florida International University. So when Garzon told him it was illegal to play loud music within 25 feet of another person, Baldelomar called bullshit. "In 2012 the state supreme court struck down any law banning loud music," he says. "I knew that because it was a case I had actually studied in law school."" - Jessie
"Garzon grew angry, though, when Baldelomar told him that fact. He called over two other cops and then demanded proof of insurance. Baldelomar pulled up his info on his phone, but Garzon waved it off, saying, "It's got to be paper." (It doesn't. Florida changed the law a year ago.) Finally, Garzon tore off three tickets: one for the insurance, one for having an out-of-state license... more... - Jessie
"Baldelomar says he's not backing off. He refused to sign the bogus tickets and plans to fight them in court. He also says he'll file a complaint against Garzon (potentially IA case number 17 for him). Baldelomar says he sees Garzon's actions as part of a much bigger problem of police abusing their authority, from Ferguson, Missouri, to South Florida. "I'm educated. I know my rights.... more... - Jessie
Wow once I had it playing when a cop was in the next lane over at a red light. My friend was all, oh my god turn it off! but I turned it up. Shit was funny. But I guess Oakland cops got bigger stuff to worry about than what song we're playing... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
South Dakota's 'Don't Jerk and Drive' Campaign Rubs People the Wrong Way | Adweek -
South Dakota's 'Don't Jerk and Drive' Campaign Rubs People the Wrong Way | Adweek
"If you thought "Don't Jerk and Drive" was less about sharply turning your steering wheel and more about fulfilling personal urges while on the road, you're not alone (pun!). South Dakota's attempt to reach out to young men (oh man) who tend to overcorrect by jerking the wheel when they hit icy patches—causing car accidents—had more than a few state residents clutching their pearls. In response, officials pulled the campaign from TV. "I decided to pull the ad," Trevor Jones, secretary of the Department of Public Safety, said in a statement. "This is an important safety message, and I don't want this innuendo to distract from our goal to save lives on the road." (The YouTube version and microsite are still live, for now.)" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The campaign, from Lawrence & Schiller in Sioux Falls, was apparently getting great visibility—outperforming previous public safety campaigns 25 to 1 in terms of driving traffic to the DPS's social media channels, according to the Argus Leader. Maybe it's the DPS who overcorrected here." - Jessie
66 years ago, beavers bombarded Idaho's backcountry - KBOI 2 -
66 years ago, beavers bombarded Idaho's backcountry - KBOI 2
"This is the story of a beaver named Geronimo and a simpler time of ingenuity, when the rodents parachuted into Idaho’s backcountry. Yes, I just wrote that sentence, and every word is true. As the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, a number of wild tales of wildlife management have surfaced, and none are better than Geronimo’s. His tale is from the 1940s, when an abundance of beavers in some areas prompted depredation concerns, according to an article headlined “Transplanting Beavers by Airplane and Parachute” by Fish and Game’s Elmo W. Heter. The article was published in 1950 in the Journal of Wildlife Management." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
The problem with trucks and mules, however, was that beavers died in large numbers because they weren’t suited for the heat of summertime travel. “Older individuals often become dangerously belligerent,” Heter wrote. “Rough trips on pack animals are very hard on them. Horses and mules become spooky and quarrelsome when loaded with a struggling, odorous pair of live beavers.” (Let me... more... - Steve C Team Marina All ABout That Bass - Kaitlyn Frank - Tap Video
Wow! - Jessie
"Christopher Walken’s tap dancing skills > your tap dancing skills." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
This is true. - Jessie
Largo man injured in 'accidental' overnight shooting -
Largo man injured in 'accidental' overnight shooting
"A Largo man was hospitalized overnight after being shot in what authorities said was a game between two men pointing loaded guns at each other. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 23-year-old Tony Roe was shot in the chest just before midnight at a home in the 15000 block of Topaz Lane. He was rushed to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where officials said he is stable." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Florida! - Jessie
Dirtbag Paul Atreides -
Dirtbag Paul Atreides
"JESSICA: the spice extends life LETO: the spice expands consciousness REVEREND MOTHER: the spice is vital to space travel PAUL: the spice gets you high as shit lol" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
How Scientists Are Learning to Write - The Atlantic -
How Scientists Are Learning to Write - The Atlantic
"The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for the nine students, all of whom are Ph.D. candidates or post-doctoral fellows. Their assignment had been to distill their extensive research down to just three paragraphs so that the average person could understand it, and, as in any class, some showed more aptitude than others. The piece on the board was by one of the students, a Russian-born biologist. The professor, the journalist and author Stephen Hall (with whom I took a different writing workshop last year), pointed to the word "sequencing." "That's jargon-ish," he said, circling it on the board. "Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means." He turned to another student in the class, an Italian native working on his doctorate in economics, for confirmation. "Yes, I didn't know what was going on," he said, turning to the piece's author. The biology student wrote something in her notebook." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Even though most of their efforts may seem to be concentrated in the lab, scientists spend a lot of time writing. "Scientists need to know how to write to get their work published and get grants—it's an important skill that people assume they already have [once they reach a certain level], so no one ever teaches them how to write well in these specific formats," said Kristin Sainani, a... more... - Jessie
"Brad Henderson teaches writing to undergraduate science majors at UC, Berkeley, and doesn't share Rodger's relaxed attitude about the actual science the students cover. "It drives me crazy when I'm talking with other writing teachers and say they don't worry about what the student is technically talking about, just looking at the shape and form [of their writing]," he said "That's a real disservice. If you're going to write about science, you have to roll up your shirtsleeves and learn about science."" - Jessie
Eh, I think the key point for early-career scientists is "Know your audience." Explaining sequencing may be a good idea if you're writing a newspaper article, but I don't think it works for journal articles because your audience will most likely already know what it means. Same for grants, depending on the sponsor and the makeup of the grant review committee. - Jessie
"If you're going to write about science, you have to roll up your shirtsleeves and learn about science." ---> I definitely agree with this, however. There isn't one ideal form of "good writing" that crosses all disciplines. If you are not able to interpret the content in science articles, you should not be teaching science writing. ETA: I don't mean to imply that teaching science... more... - Jessie
"God-night, Rune": An Old English Translation -
"God-night, Rune": An Old English Translation
"Goodnight to the earth-grip, goodnight giver of gold who slumbers in silence, sun-robbed and cold. Words wrought on tombs, worn beyond study. Goodnight forgotten graves: goodnight nobody." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
A real pick me up - Steve C Team Marina
Hence the beard baubles post. - Jessie
This Agency Wants You to Become a Christmas Tree by Putting Ornaments in Your Beard | Adweek -
This Agency Wants You to Become a Christmas Tree by Putting Ornaments in Your Beard | Adweek
This Agency Wants You to Become a Christmas Tree by Putting Ornaments in Your Beard | Adweek
"Now that dudes are letting their Movember 'staches grow back into beards to warm up for the winter, here's a weird thing they can stick in them to celebrate the holidays. Introducing Beard Baubles—tiny Christmas ornaments for adorning your face-bush. Designers Mike Kennedy and Pauline Ashford from agency Grey London are behind this follicularly farcical idea, specifically intended for the festively bearded." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The Beard Baubles were originally sent out as holiday gifts, but they were such a hit that the team decided to sell them online (for about $11). All sales go directly to the charity Beard Season, which helps to fight melanoma. Unfortunately, they're so popular that they're currently out of stock." - Jessie
Stinky revenge: Couple tricks holiday package thief into stealing box of dog poop | -
Stinky revenge: Couple tricks holiday package thief into stealing box of dog poop |
"After falling victim to thieves who swiped packages off of their front porch several times, a Northeast D.C. couple decided to teach them a lesson. Tis the season for package thieves; many D.C.-area residents have recently caught robbers taking packages on surveillance. But for one couple, caught on camera wasn’t enough—they boxed up a stinky surprise from their two dogs." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Shame they couldn't figure out a way to make the box burst when it was picked up. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents - The Atlantic -
Lumbersexuality and Its Discontents - The Atlantic
"The lumberjack seems like a startlingly apt symbol for hipsters to appropriate. On one level, it’s just a neat metaphor for gentrification: Lumberjacks were, after all, an ad-hoc army of Caucasians, invading regions they imagined to be empty, sucking up the local resources, and leaving vast, bland spaces in their wake. But there’s much more to the lumberjack symbol than another glib comment on urban white culture. This particular brand of bearded flannel-wearer is a modern take on the deeply-rooted historical image of Paul Bunyan, the ax-wielding but amiable giant, whose stomping grounds were the North Woods of the upper Midwest. Paul and his brethren emerged as icons in American pop culture a little over a century ago. What links the mythic lumberjack to his modern-day incarnations is a pervasive sense—in his time and ours—that masculinity is “in crisis.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"At the turn of the last century, middle-class white men were, everyone seemed to agree, in crisis. They were effete, anxious, tired, and depressed. Magazines and advice books worried that they had lost their vigor—the industrial economy and urban life demanded too much time inside, too much brain-work. Clerical jobs in dingy offices provided few opportunities for advancement to the... more... - Jessie
"Both then and now, the men who sought these identities were searching for something authentic, something true. But that “authenticity” often came at the exclusion of real working men and a romanticization of “real” work. A bearded man on OkCupid once told me, upon learning what I study, that he’d always envied lumberjacks because they were so connected to their labor. It must be so... more... - Jessie
Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School Professor, Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food -
Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School Professor, Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food
"Ben Edelman is an associate professor at Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets unit. Ran Duan manages The Baldwin Bar, located inside the Woburn location of Sichuan Garden, a Chinese restaurant founded by his parents Last week, Edelman ordered what he thought was $53.35 worth of Chinese food from Sichuan Garden’s Brookline Village location. Edelman soon came to the horrifying realization that he had been overcharged. By a total of $4. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when a Harvard Business School professor thinks a family-run Chinese restaurant screwed him out of $4, you’re about to find out." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Sheesh. - bentley
Sounds like he skipped the first lesson in economics - opportunity cost. - Jessie
Sounds like Ben is a douche canoe with entitlement issues. - Big Joe Silence from Android
I think we need lots more professors enforcing EVERY LAW ON THE BOOKS no matter how trivial the violation and how much hassle they cause. Because. Unless, of course, Edelman's an asshat. - Walt Crawford
He's apologised following re-reading his emails once they became viral. Claims he will also be apologizing in person - Soup in a TARDIS
Also apparently not the first time he's done this: - rönin
As jerky as he was, I feel like the restaurant owner was kinda trolling him back when he said something like "If you've alerted the authorities, I'd better wait to see what they say I should do." - Andrew C (✔)
Seems like Harvard is becoming school of a**holism!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
#whywecanthavenicethings Don't worry in is spare time he advised Amazon not to let their employees clock in until AFTER security #OKaythatsprobablynottrue but only because they didn't ask him.... - WarLord
Andrew: I see the owner's point--after Edelman's increasing "it's not just my $4, YOU'RE IN BIG TROUBLE HERE!" stream, his only sensible approach was to hold off. Well, and get the old website menu taken down. - Walt Crawford
Taiwan ‘liuli’ glass art to star in Hollywood movies - Taipei Times -
"Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels take the spotlight in this year’s long-awaited sequel to Dumb and Dumber, but what viewers might not be aware of in the comedy film is the presence of glass art from Taiwan’s premier, liuli, or crystal glass, workshop. Two pieces from the Taipei City-based Liuligongfang glass studio appear as decorative art in Dumb and Dumber To, which premiered in the US last month and hits Taiwanese cinemas tomorrow. Out of more than 1,000 pieces, filmmakers chose In Praise of the Tulip, a Vase of Riches (四方禮讚聚寶瓶), which depicts lavender wisps rising out from an earthen container, and Sunny Day (艷陽天), which depicts a purple glass flower growing from a large translucent loop. The scenes in which they appear have caused a minor media sensation in Taiwan, despite only being on screen for a short time and not playing a central role in the story." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Math versus maths: How Americans and Brits deploy the collective noun. -
Math versus maths: How Americans and Brits deploy the collective noun.
"As “Lynneguist” Lynne Murphy explains on her blog, the S at the end of mathematics is only homonymous with the type of S that transforms one cook into too many cooks. It looks like a pluralizing S, but it acts like the deadbeat second S in chess. Mathematics qualifies instead as a mass noun (there goes another deadbeat S): The word may gesture toward quantity, but it is uncountable. Some mass nouns—anger, music, countryside—are too abstract to be divisible. Others—sushi, furniture, cinnamon—might break into discrete units, but these units add up to something slightly different than conventional plurals, such as dogs, pens, or cream cheese brownies." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" Math as an autonomous term for mathematics came first to the United States, in 1890. (Americans were using math. as a standard abbrev. as early as 1818, when War Secretary John C. Calhoun referred to a man named Davies, an “ass. prof. maths.,” in a letter. There is also an entirely different math, from Old English, that refers to mowing.) The British maths cropped up in 1911, and both... more... - Jessie
"The Lynneguist points out that the pluralizing S is far more “productive”—more likely to actually appear in a context where it might go in theory—than the noun-marking S that perches like a grace note at the end of acoustics. So it stands to reason people will frequently mistake the second S for the first, especially with common words like mathematics. And perhaps it also stands to... more... - Jessie
Now Come the Days of the King: Stephen Colbert Transforms Into The Hobbit’s Legolas, Bilbo, & Gandalf | The Mary Sue -
Now Come the Days of the King: Stephen Colbert Transforms Into The Hobbit’s Legolas, Bilbo, & Gandalf | The Mary Sue
Now Come the Days of the King: Stephen Colbert Transforms Into The Hobbit’s Legolas, Bilbo, & Gandalf | The Mary Sue
Now Come the Days of the King: Stephen Colbert Transforms Into The Hobbit’s Legolas, Bilbo, & Gandalf | The Mary Sue
"Entertainment Weekly asked Colbert to write their Hobbit cover story for them since he clearly knows better. As payment, he got to do this:" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Colbert goes on to write, “Tolkien’s work has been a lifelong haven for me—truly a light in dark places when all other lights went out… For an awkward teenager, Middle-earth was a world I could escape to. Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth also gave me a world to escape to, but by the time his films came out, I was rich and famous and didn’t really want to escape my life anymore. Still, great movies.” You can pick up the issue this Friday to read more. I just… love this man so much." - Jessie
Women Resisting Heterosexuality In Western Art History -
Women Resisting Heterosexuality In Western Art History
"what i need is a throne so big i can’t see any men from it" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Powerful 'Lockdown' PSA Marks a Grim Statistic: Nearly 100 School Shootings Since Newtown | Adweek -
Powerful 'Lockdown' PSA Marks a Grim Statistic: Nearly 100 School Shootings Since Newtown | Adweek
""The inconceivably tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook woke up millions of Americans to our country's pervasive culture of gun violence," Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said in a statement. "We do not send our children to school to learn how to hide from gunmen, nor should we expect sharpshooting to be a job requirement for educators. For far too long, our lawmakers have asked children and teachers to stand up to gunmen because they are too afraid to stand up to the gun lobby." Watts adds: "You may not have heard about all of these shooting incidents on the national news, but when a lockdown is announced over a school intercom—for whatever reason—it strikes fear across the community. We will not allow the constant threat of gun violence at our schools to become the new normal—it's time our elected leaders take a stand for the safety and future of our children."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Online Students Give Instructors Higher Marks If They Think Instructors Are Men | NC State News -
"To address whether students judge female instructors differently than male instructors, the researchers evaluated a group of 43 students in an online course. The students were divided into four discussion groups of 8 to 12 students each. A female instructor led two of the groups, while a male instructor led the other two. However, the female instructor told one of her online discussion groups that she was male, while the male instructor told one of his online groups that he was female. Because of the format of the online groups, students never saw or heard their instructor. At the end of the course, students were asked to rate the discussion group instructors on 12 different traits, covering characteristics related to their effectiveness and interpersonal skills. “We found that the instructor whom students thought was male received higher ratings on all 12 traits, regardless of whether the instructor was actually male or female,” MacNell says. “There was no difference between the... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Swell. - bentley
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