04Feb/18

Super Bowl LII American Revolution Commercial Roundup: Does any January ad count?

This is the fourth time I’ve done the Super Bowl revolution round-up (note: these go off YouTube pretty quickly; my apologies for the broken links). And for the first time, there’s not

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22Feb/16

Question on George Washington’s Birthday: Would He Be a Good Candidate Today?

There’s nothing like celebrating February 22, George Washington’s birthday, during a presidential campaign year. Mount Vernon, the historical site comprising George Washington’s home and plantation (oh, and the home of 300+ people

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01Feb/15

Best Super Bowl Commercial: American Revolution Turbotax, of course

 Tonight’s American Revolution surprise: a witty Turbotax commercial , complete with background music from a fellow whose name I once heard historian John Morton Blum pronounce in a lecture as “Bobby Die-lin” (I

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12Dec/14

Friday funnies: 20 something betters

In the midst of lots of grading, one interesting thing to see is how many ways students express similar thoughts, which, depending on the question, are sometimes all the variations on a given

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03Dec/14

Buzzed on Research

Research can be boring, draining, sometimes physically or emotionally exhausting.  For previous projects, I’ve logged weeks worth of time doing data entry, and have had students  who have dealt with such topics as rape

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