Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hulu for Academics

Academic Earth. via.

Guilty Unless Proven Innocent

A 13-year old girl was stripped searched because her middle school principal thought she might be smuggling ibuprofen (aka Motrin or Advil, similar to those other street drugs, aspirin and Tylenol, that the kids go for these days)--seems another girl at school was caught with two pills of the stuff and fingered the girl in question, an estranged friend, as the source. So the school nurse and administrator strip searched her, playing right into the first girl's plan to get her "friend" deeply, truly humiliated and ruining the second girl's life. Or something like that.

Her case is now being argued before the Supreme Court. Asked by the New York Times reporter about the perp's pristine permanent file--straight As until the incident, and not a single disciplinary report--the school said, "Yes, but that does not mean she followed school rules, just that she did not get caught breaking them."

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Digital Photography

See, if only we had time, we would cultivate a skill/talent/hobby like photography. We have a nice little camera, so this is going to be our starter project: The Art of Panning, from Digital Photography School.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

BSO Tix on the Cheap

BSO tickets are $20 if you are under 40. They just make being over the hill hurt that much more.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thanks for Clearing That Up

Coffee: The nature of "varietal" coffee, generalizations about caffeine content, but not how to brew a good pot.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


From an artist in NY by whom we're obviously impressed.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Stereogum MP3s

Free music, even for those who are reluctant to hop on the BitTorrent bangwagon. See also Sonos on Twitter.


Anyone else using this? Maybe we're seduced by the Apple-brand marketing, but seems like a nice motivator/feedback tool. Anyone know if it works on a treadmill?

See also: Nike-brand marketing for same.

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Sunday, March 08, 2009


Wine's first duty, they say, is to be red. If you are going to drink the white stuff, though, riesling really is the way to go. Rieslings actually span a gamut from sweet & apple-scented to nearly dry and spicy, so each new bottle is a little adventure. This Dragonstone was near the dry end of the spectrum and cries out for some hearty pork-roasted-with-apples dish. Wine via.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Weekend Project

Always happy to lend a hand, Tris: Peter Wehner, go eat balls.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Bill Clinton's iPod

Sorta. His playlist for an autographed iPod being auctioned for charity:

  1. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
  2. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Carly Simon)
  3. Bahia (Stan Getz with Charlie Byrd)
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
  5. Crown Imperial (“The Presidents Own” U.S. Marine Band)
  6. Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
  7. Philadelphia Freedom (Elton John)
  8. English Folk Song Suite [1-3] (North Texas Wind Symphony)
  9. A Song for You (Willie Nelson)
  10. Winds of the Old Days (Joan Baez)
  11. Concierto de Aranjuez [1-3] (John Williams)

Sunday, March 01, 2009