Archive For September 20th, 2012

“Jack of Fables”

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet The nine volume graphic novel series Jack of Fables written by Bill Willingham tells the story of the trickster Jack (e.g. Little Jack Horner, Jack the Giant Killer (from Jack and the Beanstalk), and Jack B. Nimble – with overtones of the Jackal from other mythologies), his son Jack Frost, sidekick Gary the Pathetic […]

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Text Fragments

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet (Refer to the Writing Notes post for word usage and to Food Vocabulary for food-related words and terms.  Also see Remnants and Famous Quotes.) Interesting Words Contronyms A contronym is a word that has opposite meanings.  For example, when Michael Jackson said that he was ‘bad’ in his video “Bad”, he meant that he was […]

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One Piece

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet (For a review of the One Piece Japanese manga series, see the One Piece post on AuntPennies.com.)  In more than six dozen volumes available in the series the main characters have evolved, particularly those who started as adolescents.  Unfortunately this has also added to the number of Barbie doll figures.  On the positive side, […]

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Importing high-tech workers

By | September 20, 2012

Tweet Congress must reform immigration laws that send top STEM graduates to China – CSMonitor.com. 2012 September 10 print edition Rather than focusing on keeping foreign students of US STEM programs in the US post-graduation, I think that we should focus on enabling more US students to graduate from both US and foreign STEM programs […]

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