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Black Swan: Control’s dream of Relaxation 

I've been puzzling over an early myth of sacrifice: a kind of coming of age ritual for Athenians. It involves the child born to Athena, or rather born through the surrogate of the earth. Athena, in turn gives a closed basket or box (presumably holding the child) to three young maidens, who are entrusted with …

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Kindergarten Revised – Dan Golden’s Version of the Froebel Forms… 

Dan Golden re-envisions the Froebel Forms. Only this time they are giant, freaky colored, and made of felt. While you are waiting you can pick up a carpet inspired by ADD medication...

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Vampires After School  ☆

Despite Vampire movies having a classic connection to high school, the proper genre for school is no doubt the zombie movie. The great fear is of the great unwashed, not the stylized identity politics of adolescent lust. That excess we can work with. It is the unturnable relentlessness of nobody being home that is the …

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Zeno and the Art of Archery  ☆

Following up on the one about the bear, here's another joke having to do with education: A duke was hunting in the forest with his coterie of men-at-arms and servants, when he came across a tree with an arrow protruding, dead center, from a target painted on it. Marveling at the nice shot, they ride …

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“Lost” and the Magic Mystery Box of Education  ☆

Now, I have to admit, I never actually watched the show Lost. I'd tune in for a few seconds now and then to confirm that I was in fact "lost." Relieved to find that I was easily keeping pace with regular viewers who were equally lost, I would move on. Likewise, I did tune in …

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 

You would think the working appeal of the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader must lie along the same lines as the humor of its host, Jeff Foxworthy. Namely: the self-deprecating, red-neck, "we're sooo stupid... How stupid are you?..." brand of humor. One could point to the apparent brainlessness of any number …

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