Monthly Archives: August 2013

Adventures on Bainbridge Island

Even though I just co-authored an article about “distinctly Canadian dolls” (you know, as opposed to American Girl Dolls), so I should know a bit about childhood studies and the notion of play as formative for identity… And yet, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on travel (mash-up!)

Just another research mash-up from the archives and other places for you cats (in chronological order, no less). “Bypasses are devices which allow some people to drive from point A to point B very fast whilst other people dash from … Continue reading

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Woohoo! DC, here I come!

The link will be changing shortly, but for the moment, here’s an article about What I’ll Be Getting Up To This Autumn: “PhD Student to Intern at Influential Institute in Washington DC.” Please note the use of the word “Influential.” … Continue reading

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“The Reasons that Induced Dr S to Write a Poem Call’d the Lady’s Dressing Room”

The Doctor in a clean starch’d band, His Golden Snuff box in his hand, With care his Di’mond Ring displays And Artfull shews its various Rays, While Grave he stalks down — — Street His dearest Betty — to meet. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is credited with saying: “I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. … Continue reading

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“The Lady’s Dressing Room”

By: Jonathan Swift (1732) Five Hours, (and who can do it less in?) By haughty Celia spent in Dressing; The Goddess from her Chamber issues, Array’d in Lace, Brocades and Tissues. Strephon, who found the Room was void, And Betty otherwise … Continue reading

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Of Time, and Free Choice, and Wasting Time

According to Doreen Massey, Neoliberalism Has Hijacked Our Vocabulary. She offers examples like “free choice,” “economic growth,” and “customer liaisons.” I think she raises a fairly reasonable concern (although having a conversation with someone in a t-shirt labelled “customer liaison” shouldn’t … Continue reading

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In the words of GOB Bluth, “You don’t have time for my illusions!”

Some people I know study cognitive psychology, which is all well and good, but I study cartoons, and surely there is no overlap whatsoever in our disciplines! Especially not in terms of optical illusions (er, I mean ambiguous figures, but … Continue reading

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Before there was PowerPoint…

When my dad made the switch from projector slides (yeah, with a light bulb and actual physical slides made out of tiny photo negatives), I remember spending hours scanning in all of his old presentation materials so he could integrate … Continue reading

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Comic redirection

Today, I’d like to direct you to an interesting excerpt from a comic called “Heroes and Villains” (link to comic) from Common Groups (link to original source on Amazon).

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