Monthly Archives: December 2009

Don’t piss off the eagles!

A mishap from a photo shoot about Kazakhstan’s eagle hunting tradition. I found this through Gizmodo, which found it on Reddit. Here are more photos from the original story: Kazakhstan Eagle Hunt

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Unfortunately, it’s possible to have mice and a cat in the same apartment.

From time to time, I’d seen Maomao looking intently at the cabinet under the kitchen sink, and at the cabinet under the bathroom sink. I’d wondered if there were mice under there, although I couldn’t figure out how they could … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Robin Wood …

the cool Canadian film critic. His writings had a big influence on me. One article about the contradictions in American culture (I’m not sure what it was called, since I don’t have it anymore — maybe “The __________ and the … Continue reading

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Hey!

One of my photos (of terrible parking) was on fail.alltop.com!

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I’d watch “Camera Man, Boom Mike Guy & Key Grip Plus Eight.”

Just as I suspected they would, the Gosselin kids miss the camera crew. It would be amazing if one of the cameramen (or the whole crew, together) appealed for custody!

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The Brick Testament: Religion, in Legos.

Deuteronomy 23:14 ‘For Yahweh your God moves about the camp to protect you and put your enemies at your mercy. Yahweh must not see anything indecent there or he will desert you.’ From The Brick Testament: The Law

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Embracing risk.

Risk is something I really don’t like. I realize, though, that sometimes not liking it makes me totally stymied. Like right now, I’m trying to write a paper. I have to get stuff down on the page even though it … Continue reading

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I made a weird social faux pas.

So, tonight was the last day of the ESL classes I’m teaching, so we had a big, school-sponsored dinner. Before it started, this one student came up and started chatting with me. I was a little surprised, because this one … Continue reading

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Protest to save Deaf Education and ASL at MSU

I went to this last week on Friday. I think this is a significant component of any special education program, and I’m astonished the school would get rid of it just to save money. I think it would hurt the … Continue reading

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“Mickey Mouse Is No Longer Cute”

A group of Nanchang U. students interviewed workers at a Disney plush toy factory and report on bad working conditions, including poor safety standards. It’s interesting that this scandal was broken by college students. I heard the brick kiln slavery … Continue reading

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