Monday, June 25, 2007

Asians are good at being minorities

Some people really can't write intros. Or conclusions for that matter.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Search for an Identity

No, it's not a short story about trolling resume websites looking for social security numbers. It's the first ever paper about a character's sense of identity in a work of fiction. Except it isn't. Mostly it's a paper that ambles its way through the plot and throws out the word "identity" from time to time.

betty-san boring boring paper bad

This is just the first page and a half because it got [more] painfully boring as it went on.

[Link] This is literally a great site.

First off, let me tell you that I've got an actual update coming today (Tuesday).

Literally, A Web Log is a site that keeps tabs on the misuse of the word "literally". Take, for example, this quote from NPR.
"In a few hundred words, McGhee simply and elegantly charts the arc of motherhood — from birth and childhood through adulthood and the next generation.

McGhee says that in Someday, her ninth book, she literally put her heart on the page."
Or this, from Jerry Falwell:
"If you and I do not speak up now, this homosexual steamroller will literally crush all decent men, women, and children who get in its way … and our nation will pay a terrible price!"
/was unaware that steamrollers had a sexual preference.

Anyhow, a new post will be going up once I'm able to scan it, so I'll literally see you back here later.

Monday, June 11, 2007

[Link] Catalog of Passive-Aggresive Notes is a depository of notes left by roommates, neighbors, co-workers, and strangers. Figured this would be a site of interest to the Fishbowl community.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Africa, List of Questions

This Sunday's post is two pages, each from separate grabs.

The first is evidentally from the same assignment that bought us "The Caribbean."

The second is a numbered list of sentences that don't seem to go together.

African Countries Random Questions

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Breaking News: Street Sweeps Hurt

Hi everyone. I'm still out of town (though this week in a different town), so this week's update is a little different than usual.

After plagiarism showed up in the local college paper, I started watching other college papers to see what I could find there. So far I haven't found much in the way of plagiarism, but I've found plenty of the bad college writing that keeps this site alive.

I subscribed to the email edition of The Lantern from Ohio State so I could stay current. Today's commentary and comics center around the lead stories from April 21 to June 1 (the current issue).

Ohio State University OSU Lantern college newspaper
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Sorry for the quality of scanning: I'm not able to scan on the usual scanner back home.

Some quotes from different articles:

"For those Ohio State students who have been experiencing chicken wing withdrawal this school year, fear not. The new Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar will open June 25 at its new location on the corner of Lane Avenue and North High Street." [This was the first sentence of a lead story]

"According to, a wiki is 'a collaborative Web site whose content can be edited by anyone who has access to it.'" [arggg citations]
If there's anything that you noticed and would like to point out, feel free to do so in the comments.