Category Archives: Education

Morbid and Marvelous

The Chickens of Atlantis and Other Foul and Filthy Fiends, by Robert Rankin – This is the fourth, and presumably the last, book in Rankin’s series of novels taking place in a steampunk Victorian England where War of the Worlds … Continue reading

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Make American Carnage Again

There’s still a part of me that can’t believe Donald Trump is actually President of the United States. The guy is basically a Saturday morning cartoon villain, and not even one of the wisecracking ones. Actually, I was thinking about … Continue reading

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Not Cool Enough for School

Last night’s Family Guy was about the anti-vaccination movement, which I’ve written a bit about before. That isn’t what this post is about, but it’s interesting in that it has supporters from both sides of the political spectrum. I was … Continue reading

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How Is Education Supposed to Make Me Feel Smarter?

As I’ve said before, the Oz books don’t say a whole lot on education in the fairyland. When the Wogglebug, who becomes educated by listening to the lectures at a country schoolhouse, is given the post of Public Educator by … Continue reading

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My Teacher Is a Devil

Okay, this Tumblr post really caught my attention. I already knew about the idea that demons, and sometimes even the Devil himself, could teach many arts and sciences to mankind. The only problem is that they’re going to turn on … Continue reading

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The Upper Crust Is for Pies

Beth recently told me that she was reading an article on the gentrification of Harlem, and how they didn’t start getting timely trash pickup until rich white people starting moving in. It seems to me that, if it’s a public … Continue reading

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I Smell a Frat

Having read this article from last year, I am even more against fraternities than I already was, which is saying something. The Greek system has always seemed full of contradictions to me. They’re a source of embarrassment for the associated … Continue reading

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