Friday, March 30, 2007

Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, PETA

My favorite part about this one is the comment in the margin. And the only English words.

bugs bunny korean story

My friend was kind enough to offer a translation from Korean. It goes something like this (I took notes while he dictated):

"At one private detective office, there was this detective named Hoon. He is a cool person and always wore khaki pants and a white overcoat. Usually he wore a cowboy hat. He smoked 2 cigarettes at a time. He was very smart. Once he arranged for the popular Bugs Bunny to be hidden. Bugs Bunny was always being pursued by Elmer Fudd. Elmer Fudd is escaped from jail. PETA worries for Bugs Bunny. This morning, Elmer Fudd was captured by Hoon. Bugs Bunny and his cousin are safe in an undisclosed location.

Suddenly, Hoon's sexy secretary came into the office. She came in with an anonymous gift which was a cut tree (boom! Hoon hits his desk)."

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Link: Student newspaper suspends editor after he gave false information

No paper today: I've got two papers of my own due tomorrow and a limited amount of time to write them in. So instead, I thought I'd point out this story about The Stanford Daily. How it all went down was a news editor at the paper claimed that he had a heroic role in restraining a woman that threatened to open an airplane's door.

He, in fact, was not a hero; it was later revealed that he only made the situation worse.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Dana Khan comes through again with these three drawings found in the Alice Lloyd lounge. (For those of you at other colleges, Lloyd is a dorm)

crayon eagle plays the trumpet ornsyn

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Link: Bizarre Frat Story from Michigan Daily

From this Daily article (which I couldn't even begin to comment on so I'm just linking):
Police have been unable to locate a woman who entered the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house without permission on Thursday and began to masturbate on a couch.

While fraternity members were eating in the dining room, a woman entered the house's living room, took off her clothes and started masturbating, said LSA junior Dan Nye, the president of the Washtenaw Avenue fraternity.

Re: Adverbs

Ok, so a bunch of people have posted on the recent link entry asking why adverbs are bad. The reason why is they're lazy. Not all the time, but there are plenty of times when people use adverbs instead of good description.

You could say "Tom shook angrily as he talked to Bob" or you could say
"The vein on Tom's head seemed to throb with every stacatto word"
One sentence tells that he's angry, the other shows it.

On another note:
Tom Swift novels are famous for their humorous use of adverbs. A "Tom Swifty" or two [via wikipedia]:
"I manufacture tabletops," said Tom counterproductively.
"I dropped the toothpaste," said Tom, crestfallen.
"I can't remember what I was supposed to buy," said Tom listlessly.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Robots will be widely used in the 21st century.

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Found by Dana Khan at the Dude

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Link: Ly Detector awesomely finds -ly words

Lifehacker has a program on the lookout for adverbs. It'll find and highlight all words that end in -ly on websites that you specify. Quote:
"If you're at all familiar with Strunk and White, you know that excessive use of adverbs - words that end in -ly - isn't a sign of strong writing. All of us writers struggle with sentence-weakening generally's and relatively's at times, but now there's a Greasemonkey script that highlights adverbial transgressions on the web automatically."
[via Hackszine]

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Poor people are angry

bad papers funny comments poor people

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Soon-to-be Graduate?

Post-it note found on the floor of the fishbowl.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I leave something of my own behind.

In a rather ironic moment, I left behind something at the fishbowl. Dan of Electric Countrpoint found it.

He writes in this blog entry:
I note with satisfaction that apparently Mr. or Ms. Fishbowl scans his or her work right here at Angell Hall, not five feet from the front desk of what is certainly his or her most fanbase. My deducing skills aren't revealing any more clues about the mysterious author, but I'll keep the evidence just in case.

Actually, considering the (more or less) love that we Fishbowl consultants have for AHFB, maybe I'll make a little trophy plaque and hang it in the break room...

My work now hangs in a place of honor right next to some Bruegger's Bagels coupons.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Plan of Action

Found wednesday around 1:40pm at the ugli

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Hate to break it to you, R, but there's probably a reason you don't have her number in the first place. If she wanted to talk to you, she'd probably have already called one of your numbers (note: plural).

From yesterday's Ann Arbor News

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"I know, I'll make a list of positive traits"

"...and then say that I have them. I'll be hired for sure!"

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I'll stop posting bad cover letters when people stop leaving them behind.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Clang Clang Clang [...] Me Me Me



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Found by Dana Khan in the CSE building on North Campus.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Photo: Send me 5

This key [in a photo I took about a week ago] was attached to a pole at the intersection of State Street and South U.

found key

The post-it note behinds it reads:

I found your
key, you are
[street address]
Send me 5.

which I can only assume means $5. Who does something nice and then tacks up a note asking for $5?

I kind of want to send the person a letter and find out. Except I would need a not-me address the person could write back to.

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Nacogdoche Indians

Paul at the College of Mt. St. Joseph sends this our way.

This reminds me of third grade when I turned in a paper about gorillas that was supposed to be a page long. I only had a half page of text and was convinced that I had every bit of important information available, so I solved the problem with wordart. Wordart that took up half a page. I got it back from the teacher and didn't do so well, so my dad took me to the library and showed me how to find more stuff.

On another topic, remember when "doing research" meant "going through books"?


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Friday, March 09, 2007

Graduation Speech (advance copy)

I would think that this has to be the student speaker's graduation speech. While Bill Clinton is the main speaker, every year a student gets up and gives a speech as, like, the representative for the students. It's possible, however, that this is only an application for that position. Still, even if this is it, this speech beats two years ago where the speaker told us all the great things that he was going to do. Oh, and last year's where one of her memories was something about waking up after drinking too much. Guess we'll find out if this is the actual speech or not during commencement.

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Link: I've heard of "mail" over the web.

I stopped by and said hi to the fine people at the Grad's Interlibrary Loan office earlier today. They were looking this FAQ about the INTERNET and I thought I'd give it a link.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Unemployed: A story in two parts

Yet another short story with a horrible plot.

deus ex machina

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Mail Order Brides and Opportunity

I hope that one joke a couple months ago didn't scare away all the feminists and women's studies majors, because this is a paper they'd find pretty ridiculous.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

People are evil.

Found on the ground near the engineering arch:


Welcome back.

Because I felt like drawing a comic.

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'Some (weak) experimentation with Adobe Photoshop'

If you thought black text on a black background was hard to read, wait until you try to read outlined, metallic, shadowed text. Sent in by iheartrockwell.

bad photoshop design filters

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The Fishbowl in Sound

AHFB reader William Couch sent this my way. He writes,
"I had an assignment for my Digital Animation/Media course (SAC 306, for inquiring minds) where we were to create an 'audio composition' that would recreate a certain space, or place. I chose the Fishbowl. Each distinct sound was recorded separately and then mixed together."

William Couch - Fishfood

Monday, March 05, 2007

Extreme Yeast


Extreme Yeast


Saturday, March 03, 2007

Re: Creative Writing Courses

Dana's comment on "Living under the Open Sky" about how Author didn't know anything about the drugs he/she was writing about reminded me of this.

Here at Michigan, there are three creative writing classes that contain fiction writing: 223 (intro, also has poetry), 323, and 423. It's probably worth noting that both 323 and 423 require portfolio submissions, and usually around 25 people apply for 15 spots. English 325 (essay writing) is a class that requires students to write nonfiction essays, often about themselves. What I'm about to say applies to all of these courses.

It's been my experience that the bulk of works that come out of creative writing courses fall into these categories:

1) Stories about sex (it's EDGY!!!)
2) Stories about drugs or other dark things (EDGY!!!)
3) Stories that are just retellings of events that happened to the author in real life. Common subject: unrequited love.
4) A story about something that happened to the student while studying abroad. Often combines some or all of 1-3 above.


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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Living under the Open Sky

Chock full of morals!
Bad Short Story Papers

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Useless PowerPoint Slides