MeFi's take on 'I Have a Scream'

It has been said that reality is all about perspective — a camera is a pinhole view of the world that frequently filters out much of the story. With that in mind, check out this video of the familiar “I have a scream” speech by Dean. I’m no Dean supporter, but from down in the trenches it doesn’t look nearly as bad as it played on TV. Obviously the video…

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Super Bowl Weblog XXXVIII

Unless we get an influx of suggestions within the next three hours, I’ll have no choice but to watch this year’s Super Bowl. I write this post from the living room of Vidiot Emeritus Peter Ko, and if the prospect of sparing me from the tedium of this year’s game isn’t enough to spur your creative suggestions, the least you can do is spare Pete from the tedium of my…

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iT was a dark+stormy Nite

;-) Neterature: all the quirky, jerky kinds of writing that is/are on the World Wide Web — blogs, fan fiction, role-playing game sagas, news filterese, spam poetry, prose parodies, etc. Neterature: Usually energetic passionate innovative and irreverently funny. Not always great or even good. But the best of it is young and sassy and undeniably full of life, in ways that on-the-page writing is not so much anymore. And it’s…

Technical Writing: An Overview

True or false? Technical writers? A. Write about technology. B. Translate specialized knowledge in a manner that is adapted to readers? needs, level of understanding, and background. C. Present information that helps readers to solve a particular problem. D. Persuade readers to see things, ideas, and events as the writers see them. E. ?Set the agenda? and shape day-to-day reality by choosing what gets written and for whom. –Leah A.…

wood s lot

–wood s lot A few good finds from this Canadian blog: The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy E. D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James TrefilThird Edition, 2002 The Day of the Condouror How to be a Propour Canadian SpellourRonald de Sousa repost I scarcely dare fourmulate this question, lest it be censoured, and–Horrour of horrours!–deter our Honourary Donours. Yet suffour me to exhourt you: four though some may harbour…