Aesthetically I like the Huston stamp best ^ (previous page)
(What’s Billy listening for? Marilyn’s got her butt in his ear)
For all of us who are “over the hill….” ;) Bijoux that’s apparently you to The Dude, and wow, esp. me. :D
@Drew, there are a few listed on Amazon but there are not a lot of ratings or reviews so it’s hard to say which ones are any good.
Why not his autobiography ?
I’d love to read that autobiography, but since so much of his literature is deeply autobiographical I’d love a more factual, scholarly perspective.
This is why I read so little non-fiction. I never know the right books to choose. There are too many on the subjects that interest me!
“you’ve been through all of f. scott fitzgerald’s books…”
it’s bob dylan’s birthday, happy birthday, he is really old now
Here’s an article from the Atlanta newspaper today that’s pretty similar to the article Odi posted yesterday about “the demise of guys.” It calls out technology as being detrimental to education, but I don’t have a problem with it, because it doesn’t suggest that technology is inherently bad – it just focuses on how to fix the problems. Also, since it was written by a high-schooler I think I kind of give it a pass on some things (like its not-quite-well-integrated citations and its conflation of technology causing bad grades with simple not-studying causing bad grades). It’s at least more interesting to hear an actual high-schooler’s perspective on education than that of an annoying technophobic psychologist. :P
Bruccoli’s Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald is very good and is still considered the standard of Fitzgerald biogs.
It’s at least more interesting to hear an actual high-schooler’s perspective on education than that of an annoying technophobic psychologist.
I like the perspective from the trenches too. It has more street cred.
I agree kids don’t need to work hard enough for their grades, but I would find a way to make them work for their grades while embracing technology.
Yeah, if your test is just to be able to regurgitate dates and facts, and you look it up, you’re not learning anything.
If your test is to come up with a debate position, and then defend that position from the teacher’s scrutiny, technology will help you learn it way better.
So, I agree that high school’s incentive structure is hugely problematic, but technology isn’t at fault, lame requirements are at fault. Whether or not you’re using the internet, if you’re just cramming facts to repeat without discussing those facts, you’re not going to retain any of it. We need class discussions, critical thinking, independent research skills. They’re just having kids memorize stuff out of a textbook.
^ Agreed! :)
My friend needs help on increasing her queasiness tolerance. Can y’all help her out?
the dude – get one of those spinny office chairs, and sit her on it and spin her around until she gets used to it.
She meant violent stuff and all.
Show her some Herschel Gordon Lewis while eating Hamburger Helper.
Show her Theatre of Blood and make her eat chunky clam chowder.
invite her over and when she gets there be sitting in the middleo f the room smearing your nude bod with pigs blood
@bijoux: I would be tempted to if I wanted to troll her. She can’t even take the show House.
It’s not trolling if she asked for your help :)
True, true. But I can’t. She’ll probably hate me 4 life.
Dude, I’m kind of thinking she wouldn’t mind any movie you suggested …
Movies I suggested:
The Human Centipede (kidding)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original, since it’s got little to no blood)
If she makes it through that she’s keeper.
Not a date movie.
Take her to a bad part of town and leave her there.
You guys are … EVIL.
Nothing makes a persons weakness, stronger other than good practical experience.
Well, not really. You could die of fright. ;)