Monthly Archives: April 2014

These are a few of my favo(u)rite things…

Some of my favo(u)rite things are improv, pirates, Canada, making fun of Canada, and exposing (US)American ignorance about Canada. This post combines them all! — Once upon a time, I was hosting some Canadian friends in Chicago. We went to … Continue reading

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Improve your writing with this one weird tip redux

Here’s another (shorter) list of writing tips and suggestions that I compiled for the Canadian Studies course for which I am a marking / grading Teaching Assistant. The tips strike me as generalizable to a few contexts (including internet comments), so … Continue reading

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Poem: “Burdens of the Day, Nov. 12, 1936”

“Burdens of the Day, Nov. 12, 1936” by: Duane Big Eagle On the day they opened the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Japan put on a dragon’s mask and marched into China. Archduke Otto of Austria got back the Hapsburg throne … Continue reading

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Poem: “My Grandfather Was a Quantum Physicist”

“My Grandfather Was a Quantum Physicist” by: Duane Big Eagle (rather tellingly, he doesn’t seem to have his own wikipedia entry) I can see him now smiling in full dance costume in front of the roundhouse on a sunny afternoon. Scientists … Continue reading

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Swipes File #14.1: Immigration (again)

The topic is immigration. The mash-up is thus:

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Swipes File #32: Sewing

John Miller Baer – 4 January 1917 Mauldin – “Suture” – 15 May 1963

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“I just have to ask…”

Three of the best / my favo(u)rite questions that I have been asked about Canada (since, ya know, I have a BA, MA, and am ABD in the doctoral program in Canadian Studies) are as follows: (1) “Do they have … Continue reading

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Old Timey Easter Bonnets

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Swipes File #31: The White Man’s Burden

“A White Man’s Burden” – Portsmouth Daily Times 5 December 1911 “The White Man’s Burden” – Boston Evening Record 8 February 1898 “The White Man’s Burden” – Gillam – 1900

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Ukraine vs. USA in carto-caricatures

A member of the Washington Map Society recently shared this cartoon map (carto-caricature!) from The Independent (UK), including this commentary: Francis Herbert [wrote]: “In The Independent (London) of today (Tuesday) 18 March 2014, is a politically [un-]correct [?] cartographic cartoon by … Continue reading

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