Archives: June 2010

Both behind and ahead

June is almost over. Houston is getting hot. And I am at least a month behind in writing, but I did finish my new spring semester article and get it out, and my long-suffering prose rhythm article finally found a good home. So I am both behind and ahead in the game. I had a

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The founding fathers preferred Dodge

That I’m considering buying one doesn’t hurt, but it’s still a really, really funny commercial. The ‘making of’ video is also hilarious, with the shots of the sepia-toned, scowling Washington standing in front of an black SRT.

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a slow way to the asylum

There’s a billboard on the way home from work that drives me crazy every time I see it – it’s been there for at least a year or more, an advertisement for some sort of online job search, and consists of the following: What is the better decision? Having the job you want Desiring a

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the loss, the horror

I’m a big fan of white space, but not so much that I’d feel the burning need to critique the mere appearance of a background image, a technology available for, oh, 15+ years or so, at least since Mosaic.

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Some perspective on BP and Obama

Question: What powers does the President of the United States have in regards to stopping oil leaks over a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico? Answer: None. Believe it or not, the President is not Superman. I am inclined to mention Superman as he is probably the only individual that could stop a mile-deep

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RSA ends, Summer I begins

I’m back from RSA. As usual, it was an excellent conference that reinvigorated my interest in all things rhetorical and gave me some ideas for a paper. No panels were duds. Not one. I even managed to be social enough to meet a fair amount of interesting people, some working on similar projects. RSA really

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