Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Thursday Night Links

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* Clay Shirky, getting right to the point: “MOOCs are a lightning strike on a rotten tree.” Okay, now we’re getting honest! Let’s have that conversation.

Actor James Cromwell has been arrested for allegedly disrupting a University of Wisconsin Board of Regents meeting where he was protesting animal testing.

Some people like to claim that minorities can’t take jokes; those people have never had to try to take a joke. The frat in question, incidentally, has already managed to be re-suspended.

* A brief history of the first eleven Lady Doctors Who.

North Carolina Appoints Pre-School Opponent To Head Pre-School Services.

The Tick That Can Make You a Vegetarian.

* It’s not you, it’s quantitative cost-benefit analysis.

educationwagesAverage earnings of young college graduates are still falling.

* I’m extremely disappointed to report I haven’t read a single one of the 10 Weirdest Science Fiction Novels That You’ve Never Read.

* The federal prison population has spiked 790% since 1980.

* The Master of The Master of Disguise has watched the Dana Carvey flop 21 times since November.

Is marijuana the last, best hope for labor unions?

* Black writers at DC comics.

* Justice League starts from scratch.

Fox News Claims Solar Won’t Work in America Because It’s Not Sunny Like Germany.

* And just to see if Tim Wientzen read down this far: when Joyce sketched Bloom.

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  1. I haven’t read any of the “weirdest science fiction novels”, but I do own two of them. My to-be-read pile could be blowing my mind… what to do?!


    February 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

  2. I’m suing Gerry Canavan for libel. If it can happen to me, it can happen to you, dear reader.


    February 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    • Countersuit!


      February 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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