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Christmas, Toys, and The Blind

Just a few interesting links to pass on today: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells – An oddly-named exploration of the history of Christmas from the perspective of a Christian who finds the "war on Christmas" amusing. Toys of Our Own – Instead of trying to teach our children the joys of the world away from their video games and TV, are we just getting toys of our own (iPods, Blackberries, etc.) to occupy us instead of taking the time to actually...

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YCBS: You Can't Be Serious

Ok, in the past it's been News of the Dumb and News of the Stupid, but these stories seem to be popping up more and more frequently, so I'm going to give them the status of a YCBE recognition. Simply put, these are stories so ridiculous that they're likely to make you stop in your tracks and exclaim "You Can't Be Serious". Here are today's candidates: Willett Elementary School in Attleboro, Massachusetts recently banned students from playing "tag" during recess....

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From The Slashdot Heap

Well, there's been a number of things piling up in my Slashdot folder on Bloglines that I've been wanting to write about and share with y'all. So instead of trying to write an article on each of them, I'll just highlight them here for ya this morning. First, there's The 7 Ways That People Search The Web, which is entertaining, if nothing else. I'm pretty sure I'd be classified as an Omnivore myself. Then there's the article about how cable...

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Repercussions of Technology

I've come across several articles recently that caught my eye about this world of technology we're in: Has Orwell's '1984' Come 22 Years Later? from Slashdot takes a brief look at how Big Brother is watching us all today. It does seem like everything is being recorded anymore, but the question has to be "Is anyone ever going to go back and look at it all?". Photograph Police, Get Arrested from Slashdot has two links to stories about individuals who...

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Quick Hits From The Long Weekend

Jake loves the outdoors, and enjoyed the fenced in yard at my mother-in-law's house. He was chasing after everything that moved, and we found a few spots in the fence where that became a problem. But he always stayed close by. Jake doesn't like swimming. He's ok when we give him baths, but when the water is deeper than he is tall, he gets nervous. The ironic thing is that he's a pretty darn good swimmer nonetheless. Is it just...

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Fun Links

Just a few interesting links today: The RAV4EV, and electric car made in 2003 that got the equivalent of 166 MPG, had decent range, could travel at least 75 MPH, and didn't make people think you were gay. There's a new Web2.0 application coming along called eBible. It's in beta testing right now, but it looks like it could become an interesting application. Why 'Bunker Buster' weapons are typically ineffective. An interesting story about a first year teacher in Boca...