Friday, December 31, 2010

MAP: North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Onion: Kim Jong Il Ends Nuclear Program For Lead In Next 'Batman' LOL!

Monday, December 27, 2010

John G. Shedd Public School: The agenda for the Dec. 8, 2010 Bennett-Shedd LSC Meeting

I had that ready for publication today, but just plain forgot to place the agenda in the post. 
The Sixth Ward: Unknown Chicago on Englewood. The picture above is from the Unknown Chicago post about Englewood "The Brooklyn of Chicago". It's the intersection of 63rd & Halsted back in 1935 and it looks radically different today.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A little late for Christmas as the holiday is over, but better late than never

Marathon Pundit: Merry Christmas from the Heartland

John Ruberry talking about a "Very Elvis Christmas" at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa.

Also another goodie, George Washington attacked the Hessians during the Revolutionary Ward on Christmas 1776.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Is it Christmas?
Artistmac is back with a video of himself shoveling snow outside of his home. Challenges Bing Crosby and Irving Berlin to help him shovel up his snow!
I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas have a safe and wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 24, 2010

This is a cool "hack" of a Moleskine notebook. If only I was willing to put in all the work this individual did to turn it into a case for an external hard drive.

Watching Stossel on the FOX Business Channel. They seem to be alternating between John Stossel and Don Imus today. This was a good segment worth sharing today.

Deroy Murdoch talks about political correctness in this nation. He and Stossel both wonders what is up with this talk of being "African-American".
Decided at random to check out the Morehouse College website. For some reason I decided to check out the faculty openings section and I see that the Political Science department is still looking for a political theorist to take an assistant professorship. If you click the link faculty openings link just scroll down to Department of Political Science.
he Political Science department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to commence by August 2011.  The ideal candidate will have broad training in Western political thought with the ability to teach the gamut of political theory, from Plato to contemporary authors such as John Rawls.  The department is particularly interested in those applicants who also have experience teaching black political thought, as well as non-Western thinkers such as Gandhi.  The political theory/philosophy track in the political science major includes an Introduction to political theory course, Ancient Political Theory, Modern Political Theory, and, Contemporary Theories of Justice.  The successful candidate must show evidence of professional and scholarly activity, potential for future growth, as well as a strong commitment to service in keeping with Morehouse College standards.  A PhD in political science is required.  For additional information about the department, please visit its Web site:

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filledApplicants should submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of reference, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching (course syllabi, teaching evaluations, etc.)
A little over 2 years after the last political theorist left, they're still looking for a full time one! Below are to links to my other blog on this particular subject

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WBEZ: Gary’s demolition derby: 101 buildings down, 300 to go
It’s not every day you see a sitting U.S. senator take a sledgehammer to a building, but that’s exactly what Evan Bayh did Monday on his last visit to Gary, Indiana, as a senator.

Like a kid hitting a piƱata, Bayh gave four good swings at wooden planks of an old, burnt-out home on the city’s northeast side.

“There we go!” Bayh said as the sledgehammer struck the plank with force.

Bayh said he wants the structure to come down so neighborhood children could have a better environment to live in.
You can now read this blog mobile at of course to make this blog worth reading there just needs to be more posts here.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Since I don't publicize my YouTube videos enough, here's some video I shot from the CTA Green Line on the Englewood branch from Ashland heading towards the main branch. Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I now see that, Blogger has mobile templates. Wanted to test this over at John G. Shedd Public School, but it seems that it doesn't render in mobile as of yet. It still would be cool to see this on my other blogs. I would like to see my other blogs rendered mobile.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hidden Chicago originally aired on Chicago Tonight on Sept. 28, 2009. Geoffrey Baer takes a look at the movie palaces of old. Many of them are still around in one form or another as live venues or churches. Something for just about all of my BlackBerry needs. Also looking at cases and would like to find a very nice one at that. :)

Friday, December 3, 2010