Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18th, outsourced

Awesomely impractical benches in Belgium and Germany.

Red state/blue state baby names. Re: the last sentence in the article, whatever happened to giving kids names that couldn't be made fun of? I feel like that's not even a consideration anymore. [HT Alyssa]

A professor fools Wikipedia but gets caught by Reddit. Ethics aside, that is a really cool class project.

Stephen Colbert takes a page from By Common Consent's book and takes a hard look at subtlety in John McNaughton's paintings.

Epic Tea-Time with Alan Rickman...

Did you know 50 years ago was 1962? Really. Here are some photos from the world then.

Finally, the 10 TED talks that never should have been.

3 comments:

Jessie said...
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Bridget said...

Fixed! I'm surprised that doesn't happen more often.

Kathy Haynie said...

I spent a long time looking through the 1962 photos. Brought back memories...but also a realization of how much I DIDN'T know at the time. I was only 8 years old and lived in a small town.

Love the wikipedia hoax article. I will be using it some teacher training soon. It's a good example of a text that is a challenging but interesting read, and I can use it to show teachers outside of English how to help their students read more deeply and analyze text. Thanks!

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