Monthly Archives: February 2014

Back to the future! Wait, what?

While (still) unpacking from our (most recent) cross-country move, I came across my school planner from the year 2000 (remember way back when Y2K didn’t happen?). Here are two goals that I apparently wanted to achieve: Glad I haven’t disappointed … Continue reading

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Swipes File #25: Leaks

Today, let’s look at some leaky pipes: Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. Image courtesy of the McCord Museum. (Sorry, I’m getting lazy and doing screen captures for things that aren’t essential to my dissertation. It’s go time! Crunch time? … Continue reading

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Poem: “The White Man’s Burden”

Take up the White Man’s burden– Send forth the best ye breed– Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild– Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child. … Continue reading

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Poem: “The Brown Man’s Burden”

Pile on the brown man’s burden To gratify your greed; Go, clear away the “niggers” Who progress would impede; Be very stern, for truly ‘Tis useless to be mild With new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil and half child. Pile on … Continue reading

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[Insert obligatory Valentine’s Day post.]

On this day, I give to you one of the oldest Valentine’s Day cards (circa 1800) available from the digitized archives of United States Library of Congress: Inside: “To Margaret, let friendship boast [imperial] sway, your eyes his power/[?]; when … Continue reading

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Poem: “On Living”

This poem, written by Nazim Hikemet and translated by Mutlu Konuk and Randy Blasing, was in an exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library in Washington, DC, in September 2013. I Living is no laughing matter: you must live with … Continue reading

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Swipes File #24: Links

Today, let’s look at the ole ball and chain (sans the ball part): — The Comics Journal had an interesting feature called the “swipes file” where they showed two comics or cartoons by different creators with very similar formatting. In that … Continue reading

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“Be kind to yogurt. It’s the only culture some people have.”

It has recently come to my attention that not everyone on the planet has seen the 2013 music video “What does the fox say?” Since it’s getting really awkward to keep sending out the t-shirts to people who don’t understand … Continue reading

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What does the fox say… about Coca Cola?

Via Fox: Many called out the soda company, questioning why an English-speaking country would advertise in different languages and that Americans should “speak English.” Via xkcd: If Fox News hates it, maybe we should all watch / love the commercial? Also … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jim Jim!

With love from me and Nelvana of the Northern Lights, that kissin’ Canadian superhero.

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