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European Studies 101

August 11, 2012

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This course is a prerequisite to a major in European studies and introduces the student to Europe, its people, its languages, its geography, its history, its rich artistic, literary, musical, cultural and philosophic traditions. The peoples of Europe are heirs to one of the world’s richest and most exciting cultures.  We’ll have plenty to discuss […]

Marxist-Leninist Credit Cards

June 20, 2012

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Because you haven’t had your recommended daily dose of irony for today, I present to you the Karl Marx credit card. If you are fortunate enough to have Sparkasse Chemnitz as your bank, it offers a bust of the venerable coauthor of the Communist Manifesto which you may present every time you wish to make […]

Sam Weller and the Pieman

December 24, 2011

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‘You see that green hill there?’ ‘Certainly.’ ‘That’s the place where we are to lunch; and, by Jove, there’s the boy with the basket, punctual as clockwork!’ ‘So he is,’ said Mr. Pickwick, brightening up. ‘Good boy, that. I’ll give him a shilling, presently. Now, then, Sam, wheel away.’ ‘Hold on, sir,’ said Mr. Weller, […]

Mark Twain’s Advice to Youth

December 9, 2011

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Be respectful to your superiors, if you have any ...

Where the Borg Empire Really Began

August 31, 2011

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Everything starts small. It’s not well known that the Borg Empire began with the career of Larry Borg, a shady  one-legged door-to-door prosthetics salesman who built up his business by a combination of aggressive salesmanship and a cavalier attitude towards patent and copyright laws. Detractors said that he often stole ideas outright. The slogan of […]

Hacking the Briefcase

August 11, 2011

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I have an old leather briefcase which has been lurking about for a decade, unopened.  It has dual combination locks, one of those sorts where you can set the combinations yourself, but those numbers mysterious, lost long ago. I really don’t have much use for a briefcase anymore, but I didn’t like to throw it […]

Father Theo’s Talking Blues

August 28, 2008

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If you wanna get to heaven let me tell you what to do...