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Kitty Litter: Coarse `Cat in the Hat' is another case of Seuss abuse

Believe me, I’m all for the well-placed bit of flatulence, but this is Dr. Seuss, for Pete’s sake, and the onslaught of burps, farts, pee, puke, and almost-bad words is stunningly miscalculated. –Ty Burr –Kitty Litter: Coarse `Cat in the Hat’ is another case of Seuss abuse (Boston.com) This movie sounds awful, but I haven’t read more entertaining reviews in a long time. Here’s another priceless quote: “If the producers had…

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Examples/Discussion on Academic Blogging Policies?

Is it possible to write a policy for academic blogging that respects a university’s mission but doesn’t amount to censorship? The vice-president for academic affairs asked me to draft a policy for student bloggers. Since we are a Catholic institution, the administrator’s off-the-top-of-her-head suggestions included suggestions like “no foul language” and “no links to porn”. Since it’s possible that an anonymous commenter (or spammer) might leave offensive content on a…

America's Most Literate Cities

[Nothing to quote — which is ironic, considering the page is about literacy.] –America’s Most Literate Cities (U Wisconsin, Whitewater) An interesting find, from my student Julie Young. The website itself is an abomination — all these words are images, so you can’t copy and paste, a search engine won’t be able to find it because search engines don’t read images, and a blind person will get no useful information by…