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Interesting Interconnections of Indelible Importance by goosecommerce
October 23, 2009, 9:40 am
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Fake Palm Tree

Link roundup time, folks:

Feign, Feign, Feign
Via Prof. Hacker, some thoughtful comments on “imposter syndrome” through the lens of Michael Chabon’s new book on being a dad.. Apparently, as in parenting, so on the tenure track: Fake It ‘Til You Make It. h/t

AAS Blog
The American Antiquarian Society, a much loved research center in dear Worchester, MA now hath a blog. It appears to have started up recently, and they’ve already hit a wonderful slightly snarky but erudite stride:

“The stories that America made up.”
Via hotel boredom and Boing Boing, Robert Wuhl’s comedic retelling of American history. The tagline (above) makes it worth a look. Caveats: A little dated (it’s pre-election, and very borscht belt), and mildly nsfw (fer cussin’).

File Under Love
Finally, an oldie but a (new to me) goodie: the ribald back channel twitter feed from this past summer’s ALA conference. Yes, librarian gossip. Main topics: sex, sex, and how poor some librarians’, uh, presentation skills are. h/t.


purlpletwinkle, Not fooling anyone…,” Flickr, CC License

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Time Out to Grow Some Chops by goosecommerce
September 26, 2009, 10:57 am
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Chops
My apologies for the extended hiatus, dear readers. The spirit of blogging has been temporarily driven out of me by travel, work, and despairing at the state of my apartment/dissertation/facebook wall. Fear not, though! I will return. (But in a more “funny archival stuff” kind of way, not like re-invading the Philippines or anything).

In the meantime, some links:

Prof. Hacker
Lifehacker meets Crooked Timber. Recommended by the Digital Campus guys (who do a great and useful podcast; as informed commentary on important issues, like the Google Book Search controversy, as you’ll find in the New Yorker, for example).

“Is There a Future for Journals in the Humanities?”
Short answer: yes, but only because of the fcuk’d economics of humanities publishing. Robert Townsend reads a Mellon Center report so you don’t have to.

“Angels and Octopodes”
Is it a coincidence that both the Great Old Ones and Ma Bell were both depicted as be-tentacled monstrosities? Rob McDougall thinks not. Also: sentient telephone networks.

Joe Kennedy and Stephen Douglas
History comics are historical. Also: before you quibble, read the alt-text.

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