Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Four for Thursday

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* I have temped on and off for about six years, utilizing the services of three different agencies. From two-day gigs moving office furniture to six-month trudges through thousands of digitized invoices, I have known intimately the feeling of temp-hood and have even emitted that sigh of resignation I now warn against: “A temp job is better than no job, right?” That’s how you know you’re hooked.

* You Can’t Just End an Era: scenes from Cooper Union.

* The National Football League conducted a two-decade campaign to deny a growing body of scientific research that showed a link between playing football and brain damage, according to a new book co-authored by a pair of ESPN investigative reporters.

* A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities in 12 Easy Steps.

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