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Swipes File #33: Danger, Plum Puddingson!

The Plum Pudding in Danger is a widely used trope in carto-caricatures. Here are some examples I have come across in my research: “The Plumb-pudding in danger” by James Gillray (26 February 1805), shows William Pitt and Napoleon carving a map of … 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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What IS a rigabamboo?

This post will likely be of most interest to former or current Girl Scouts of America / Girl Guides (in Canada) / Boy Scouts / summer campers. The title of this post refers to the campfire song “The Princess Pat” … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering FTW (for the win, for real)

Gerrymandering: a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts. (Thanks, wikipedia!) Today, I offer an Ontario / Massachusetts mash-up to demonstrate why I think … Continue reading

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I took the road less traveled by, and it has led me to this stupid tree

The header of this shiny new blog was an image of the sidewalk somewhere in San Francisco: Just to make sure I wasn’t citing a poem by some racist, facist, or other __ist, I looked the guy up on wikipedia, and … Continue reading

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