9.17.2014

I Hate D2L

Dear MOL 212,

Until the D2L situation gets sorted, please make use of the following links below for class purposes.

Syllabus

Handouts

Oedipus the King

Antigone

Supplemental Readings

Thanks for your patience.

Cheers,
Mike

9.09.2014

New York Times Goes Double-Barreled on the Pro Pot Op-Eds

Just saying. "The N.F.L.’s Absurd Marijuana Policy" & "Obsolete Zero Tolerance on Pot." Funny how quick marginal positions can become mainstream when regular folks feel comfortable that they're not going to get marginalized for expressing them.



9.04.2014

Very Excited About New Aphex Twin

Here's some. More on the way.


Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]




This new track doesn't sound like anything we haven't heard from Aphex Twin before. I don't care.

9.01.2014

My Fantasy Football Team Is Better Than Your Fantasy Football Team, Bro

I drafted in the 11th position of a 14 team league. The roster settings run as follows: QB, WR, WR, RB, TE, W/R/T, W/R/T, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN. Only one RB required to start, so I went with a heavy WR strategy, drafting 4 WRs in the first 5 picks. A few injury risks here, but if Gronk pans out he could be a steal at the 46th pick. Despite not picking an RB until the 7th round, I feel OK about my options there. Again, I only need to start 1 RB; I'll just play match-ups, hope my rookies develop, and let the rest of my roster bail me out.

Team: Viva Husserl

1. (11) A.J. Green (Cin - WR)
2. (18) Julio Jones (Atl - WR)
3. (39) Andre Johnson (Hou - WR)
4. (46) Rob Gronkowski (NE - TE)
5. (67) Jeremy Maclin (Phi - WR)
6. (74) Jay Cutler (Chi - QB)
7. (95) Stevan Ridley (NE - RB)
8. (102) Carlos Hyde (SF - RB)
9. (123) Russell Wilson (Sea - QB)
10. (130) Jeremy Hill (Cin - RB)
11. (151) Houston (Hou - DEF)
12. (158) Delanie Walker (Ten - TE)
13. (179) Kenny Britt (StL - WR)
14. (186) Baltimore (Bal - DEF)
15. (207) Robbie Gould (Chi - K)

8.31.2014

RIP Mike Brown (Sponsored By Gatorade)

Can cross-promotional corporate gimmicks be harnessed for the purpose of political commentary? You betcha! Here's a DC Comics sports hero I built on their League of Captains site.



Reminds me of the Shell corporation PR thingee that got hijacked by activist messages not so long ago. Here's the story on that. Shell set up an online mechanism to easily churn out slick looking, user generated, Shell branded PR copy. The only problem is that users didn't stick to the pro-Shell script. Have a look.




It's harder to embed a political message on the Gatorade site because the set up is very restrictive in terms of what text you can use. These corporate ad campaigns are learning their lessons -- like the personalized Nike sneakers that won't let you emblazon the word 'sweatshop' across their shoes.