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Can You Spot The Fake Ethnography?

One of the following titles is not from a real ethnography. Can you pick the fake study?

Sociable robots, jazz music, and divination: Contingency as a cultural resource for negotiating problems of intentionality.

You Have Dislodged a Boulder: Mothers and Prisoners in the Post Keynesian California Landscape.

Legos, gummy bears and helplessness: Facilitating ethnic identity […]

Data Mining The First Grade

Last night, my wife and I received the papers you see here as a part of our first.grader’s information packet. The children’s magazine Highlights would give the.classroom a thousand stickers in exchange for our names, address, telephone numbers and email addresses.

There was no promise that the information would not be shared, or used […]

On Civil Rights anniversary, Where was the GOP?

The Washington Post notes that despite receiving invitations, Republican members of Congress were entirely absent from the Washington, DC event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington to demand civil rights for all Americans regardless of race (source: http://wapo.st/17n2xGG).

Where were they? I can’t answer for all GOP senators or representatives who chose […]

Apparently Nausea is an Attractive Coffee Thing

She seems to need a bucket.

Greenpeace Activists Climb Europe’s Tallest Building To Protest Arctic Oil Drilling

The Shard, at over 300 meters tall, is the highest standing skyscraper in all of Europe. It’s also the home of Shell Oil’s headquarters in Britain. The combination of these factors led six activists associated with Greenpeace to climb the tower, without permission, as a dramatic protest against drilling for oil in the Arctic. They […]

Portable Opposition?

3 Tips America's Top Scrabble Champions Forget

1. It’s just a game. 2. 50 years from now, no one will remember your top word score. 3. Somewhere outside, a sweet breeze is blowing.

What Have You Learned?

Today I learned that:

Sunflowers are “allelopathic” — this means that they release substances inhibiting the growth of other plants. A “banana tree” is not actually a tree, because it doesn’t contain any woody stem. Technically, it’s a big herb! The word “canter” is a shortening of “Canterbury trot,” the less-than-galloping pace at which pilgrims […]

The New 13th Floor

The 13th floor of this building is being cleared out and given a new design and purpose. What do you wish the design and purpose would be?

Mythological Surprise: Angels Aren’t Christian

Angelia was, in pre-Christian Greek mythology, a goddess of messages. Angelia had wings, just like the angels as we visualize them today. […]

Penguins Protest Coca-Cola Opposition To Recycling

Coca-Cola thought it could hold a public promotion event shortly after working to destroy a recycling law in Australia. Not so fast. Protesters this week dressed as penguins hopped up on a stage during the Coca-Cola event, and held up a sign reading Coca-Cola is Out of Order. Across Australia, people have been sticking signs […]