Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Wednesday Links

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* The Hobbit trailer is out. I think they actually may have gotten the tone just about right.

* My theory that contemporary superhero comics are primarily motivated by a reactionary desire for a return to absolute authority takes a great leap forward today: they elected Captain America president.

* Sci-fi acid-trip of the day: Grounded.

* Inside Higher Ed has decided to run my job “advice” piece for ABDs in two parts. Part One ran today. Meanwhile, the MLA job report for 2011-2012 is out. Don’t look at the long-term trend.

Feds Charge Activist with 13 Felonies for Rogue Downloading of Academic Articles. Death’s too good for ‘im, I say!

* r/Scholar: clearinghouse for requesting and sharing paywalled articles.

* Chick-Fil-A is really, really sorry about that whole Hate Mor Peeple thing. It promises to be totally cool about not hating so many people quite so openly in the future.

* Politics minute:  Yes, Obama is actually winning. Really.

Ten Huge Issues Being Ignored In The Presidential Campaign. Look, if I wanted to talk about things that actually matter, I certainly wouldn’t be following the presidential campaign…

Report: It’s Not Okay To Just Start Talking To People You Don’t Know.

* And These Melting Ice Caps Could Be Great for Business. What was I so worried about!

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