Monday, December 25, 2006

My Next In Line For A Miracle

A tangential [yet still grammatical] update is better than no update, right?

A couple minutes ago, I was going through the stations here at home and found this. I didn't think things like these still existed, yet still in the year 2006, people are using the old, standby ways to misrepresent Christianity. Note the use of "your" rather than "you're"

Rev. Peter Popoff, seller of Miracle Spring Water. Yes, thats right: Miracle Spring Water. According to the testimonials he reads, it'll fix anything. One woman, he claims, had her electric bill paid by the Lord after she used the water. And it can work for you too! He says that he knows there's someone out there in the audience with intestinal problems that can be healed. There's a couple that can't have a child that will have a baby once they get the water. There's even a married couple living with their parents that--if they anoint the apartment they want with the water--will move out on their own. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

That's right: if you call now, they'll supersize your order!
(Another grammar error to make this slightly more relevant: extra comma.)

Go check out his website's testimonials, pick out your favorite, and stick it in the comments.

Other links:
Vid of Popoff getting shown up
Part of the informercial
Wikipedia entry
Scans of what comes in the mail

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Podcast: As an anti-hunting, radical feminist...

A podcast of this position paper brought to you by a reader who wished to remain anonymous.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

First Plant?

This is either the first thing planted for 'Fishbowl' or a really really sucky PCAPS [stands for Prison Creative Arts Program I think] assignment.
This is at least somewhat borderline. Less borderline were the 100 or so pages I found the other day, all of which read "I LOVE COCK"

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Anyone wanna own up to this or do we really have to consider that this may have a 1% chance of being real?

Monday, December 18, 2006

Cultural Artifact

Below is a post I never put up because page 2 didn't scan correctly. While I agree with Author that there are plenty of problems with women's magazines and what they tell women, this assignment looks like it was supposed to be a comparison of how views of women have changed over time. This paper does little more than to say what's wrong w/ current magazines.

I'm about to leave to go use a scanner (which means tomorrow I'll have new, more recent content).

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Chill Mag WYO

Blog reader Ascender emailed me this the other day. He ran Casey L's Chill Mag article through a character recognition program and then wrote comments all over it. He wrote kinda small, so I uploaded a pretty large version to imageshack.

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Fair? Unfair? I'll let the commenters decide.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Back in the day...

I've got better content than this in queue, so keep checking back.

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Facebook group mentioned in the image (requires log-in).

Friday, December 15, 2006

Reason for Petition

Some guy explains why he should be allowed to drop a class, thereby saving his grade. I found this in the fishbowl right before everyone got hit with their finals.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Because War Wastes Resources, Not Lives

I've got someone we'll call "Dana" making grabs for me at the Dana building now. For those of you that don't know, the building is home to the school of natural resources.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Doctor Dad

The first thing from campus not found by me. I'm eagerly awaiting for the time when I start getting content from other college campuses.

Author's parents have one butt that they share and work off together.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

False Idenification (poem)

I was in the Chem building today, so I made a grab there. Does it get any more poetic than writing about that time you went to the bar and didn't have your fake ID memorized?

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Dum Dum Wrapper

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Podcast: Hairpin Turns

ko's reading of Hairpin Turns

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Friday, December 08, 2006

The Heart of Ann Arbor

I found this brochure yesterday and another one like it today, so I'm assuming this is for a class.
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Goes around, comes around

I was originally going to post this as a WYO. Yesterday, however, some people that read this site were talking about this after I grabbed it and following the conversation, commenter Allie went to town on it. I'd post it as a WYO, but how could you improve on this? Plus there's no blank space for other comments.

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Because this is a large file, I also mirrored it on image socket in case the above link goes down:

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Misleading Mayo (completed WYOs)

Yeah, remember long ago when I uploaded a paper and invited you to make your own comments and scan them? I finally got a chance to try my hand at combining them. Unfortunately, due to the scans, they didn't combine so well, so I'm just posting the both of them here for you to read in case you haven't already.

#1 by Poly-C
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#2 by Rems
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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Let's Expand

Who's interested in helping this site expand? Perhaps you fall into one of these categories:

-You frequent/work at another campus computing site
-You go to another college and want to start making grabs
-You're a janitor and you always find weird notes and other things in computing sites
-You're a GSI and your students can't write to save their lives (or grades)
-You want to read Fishbowl material aloud for a podcast

Any postage involved is on me. Kick me an email

(If you don't know what "email" is, please read the paper below this entry)

Investment Banking

If you, like Whit, thought the last paper was hard to get through, this one will be near impossible. It's one of the worst (and therefore best) papers I've found in a while. Give it a shot though, hopefully theres enough stick-figure comics contained within to keep you entertained during this b-school paper that just loves to talk about Microsoft Office and electronic mail (email).

"and more" is the new "and etc"

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Facebook group.

We have one now. w00t. Thanks to Little Max for making it.
United Fans of the 'Left Behind at the Fishbowl' Blog

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Chill Mag: "Dear Blogger, Marry Me?"

Casey L. of Chill Magazine was kind enough to write a article about this site; I was crazy excited to turn to page 9 and see an AHFB drawing right on the page. While I (really) appreciate your kind words and marriage proposal, I do have to inform you that I'm quite taken.

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New readers: to view the papers that Casey writes about, check out these links:
The Carribean
Hold the Sprinkles

Comm211 Final Paper (Dems & Abortion)

It's been a while since I uploaded a complete paper:

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As 'Fishbowl' continues on

Hey everyone. I wanna start doing some new things with this blog as time goes on: perhaps expanding my ability to find every horrible paper that goes through the Fishbowl here at Michigan and exploring new ways to get at them. I'd also like to look at expanding to other computing sites at college campuses across the country.

As for now, I'm hoping one of you blog readers out there (that doesn't know me in person) could do me a favor and make some sort of Fishbowl-related, website-linking Facebook group. These days, Facebook can spread word of things pretty quickly. If someone would be so kind, make one up and link it in the comments for other blog readers to join.

Got a good possible name? You can post that in the comments as well.

I really appreciate all you readers and commenters out there. Thanks. You make this even more fun than it already is.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Vitamin Water Ripoff

In case you've never seen Vitamin Water, they've got images on their website.

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Sounds like an electronic race

Title of a paper asking if racism could ever not exist.

Math Homework

Found crumpled up next to a computer. Must not have done well on webwork.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Obesity and Health Intro

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Asian Characters

This amuses me if no one else

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Prison Photos

Seems like I've been finding quite a few printed-out pictures recently. Little Max, I feel like the sorority girl photos probably lend themselves to a caption contest more than these.

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Random Photos

Looks like maybe the girl on the left in the second photo visited for halloween? Or barn dance? If I had to guess it's probably the camera of the girl on the right in the first photo.
Your guesses?

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Peach Dreams and Mystic Nights

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