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Wooden Bullets, “Exotic” Accents & Human Masculinity: True Blood ...

Thea: I was reading the round up over at Jezebel and was surprised – just because it’s a feminist blog – to read that they found that scene boring and flat.  Someone asked why Tara couldn’t get more scenes that were campy and funny, like Russell’s. Here’s hoping that’s up next. I do remember her getting to do a bit more comedy in Season 1. Joe: I keep going back to the theory that True Blood is treating the Tara/Franklin storyline like the archetypal abusive relationship. Anyone who’s had personal experiences with abusers like Franklin will always tell you that their personal [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 16:04:00

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Dagnabit Shit Fuck: True Blood Recap S03E11 | Racialicious - the ...

While reading the book I definitely assumed the (spoiler alert!) Hotshot people were all panthers, and that those panthers were of this variety: and not of the beret-ed variety. Also, to my (cursory, at best) knowledge, a panther is not actually a type of cat like a lion, but it refers to the color. For instance: a black jaguar is a panther, and a black cougar is a panther. There is a such thing as a white panther, but its rare, like a white tiger. Confusing enough? Yes, yes it is. Interestingly enough, the reason that panther cats of any variety turn out black is because of- take a guess- [more...]

Date: 2010-09-01 16:00:06

Corte Europea de DDHH: "Schalk and Kopf c. Austria" (Matrimonio ...

Article 31, paragraph 3, of the Vienna Convention provides that, as well as the context, “ any subsequent practice in the application of the treaty which establishes the agreement of the parties regarding its interpretation” must be taken into account (point (b)). I do not consider that this provision of the Vienna Convention can be relied on in support of the conclusion set out in paragraph 55 of the judgment. The fact that a number of States, currently five, provide for the possibility for homosexual couples to marry cannot in my opinion be regarded as a “ subsequent practice in the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-06 17:55:00

Dear Olivia Munn | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop ...

@Thea–You blew me away with this analysis! I’ve heard the grumblings about Munn and, after reading your breakdown and watching the video, I can see why what Munn does is utterly jacked-up. Just….damn. Posted 26 Aug 2010 at 9:58 am ¶ BBC wrote: Thea, you are amazing. In Britain there are plenty of mixed race people, many of whom have the white father/asian mother combo. Of those I know, all of them have been “whitewashed” – I don’t mean this as to assimilate “white” culture and “act” white – but to sideline their asian ancestry, disrespect and mock that side of the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-23 12:00:55

I swear I wasn't smoking anything! « HeyJude

While I love to see and hear about the amazing feats of students who excel in virtual worlds, gaming and the like – I personally still stake a lot of value in the slow, deep, and reflective practice of writing. The trick is to allow our students to have the time to acquire the habit and the skill of writing for pleasure, relaxation, reflection and learning. Sadly, I feel that schooling has slammed the door shut on this most wonderful of capabilities. Related Articles A Case for Singletasking: The One-Task-At-a-Time Method (lifehacker.com) Two kinds of multitasking [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 23:43:33

Computer Courtesy

It'd be great a practice to start the subject with “Recipient or group name” then a hyphen, your subject (specific and changed for each email), another hyphen and then the date. Eg Thea-Email tips attached-15Oct05 Make the subject [more...]

Date: 2010-07-05 09:10:26

Smugglivus Feats of Strength: Thea reads Practice Makes Perfect by ...

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Date: 2010-01-06 07:01:45

Book Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

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Date: 2010-08-11 07:01:04

Free Reading: Triumff by Dan Abnett – Excerpt #2

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Date: 2009-09-08 07:01:52

Book Review: Kraken by China Mieville

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Date: 2010-07-08 07:01:38

The Book Smugglers » Blog Archive » Joint Review & Giveaway: The ...

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Date: 2010-08-12 10:06:41

For your edification

The other day in Grammar, we took the writing section from a practice THEA test. This test is used for teaching certification, and was amusing simply because it was so facile. I probably could have passed the thing in 10th grade! Anyway, I’ve often enjoyed the short essays that they put in standardised tests, and I found one on this test that was fun in more ways than one. Okay, maybe funny’s not the right word. I mean, I found it to be funny, but the joke can only be described as inscribed – which is to say, “you probably won’t get it.” Nonetheless, it’s a poor man’s version [more...]

Date: 2007-10-23 17:50:54

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