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The Myspace bullying case

Update December 10, 2007: It turns out that the Meganhaditcoming blog is a hoax. (see the comments for this post. Wired.com: Cyberbullying Suicide Stokes the Internet Fury Machine Crazy, crazy. What is even more nuts to me is to see Lori Drew (the mother behind the cyberbullying case who posted the notorious myspace profile), created […]

I’m a di-ti-yo-hi-hi

Here’s something I learned today in the Cherokee language article on Wikipedia: Due to the polysynthetic nature of the Cherokee language, new and descriptive words in Cherokee are easily constructed to reflect or express modern concepts. Some good examples are di-ti-yo-hi-hi (Cherokee:?????) which means “he argues repeatedly and on purpose with a purpose”. This is […]

Book burning

  CNN: Bookstore owner burns books in protest KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Tom Wayne has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse during the 10 years he has run his used book store, Prospero’s Books. His collection ranges from best sellers, such as Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October” and Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire […]

Such a neat thing to see

  MSNBC/AP: 100-year-old man finally receives college degree — When Northen left Baylor in 1929, he was one credit shy of graduating . . . Northen left Baylor because the Great Depression had hit and he needed to work to help his family. According to Glenn Hilburn, the retired chair of Baylor’s religion department, Northen […]

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