Category Archives: Bloggenpheffer

There is something flawed about this pitch for mammography custom

Via.

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A handy guide for discerning the gender of a toy!

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Random charming photo of Justice Ginsburg

From here.

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Correction to Chelsea Clinton’s Vogue Profile

From here!

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Parenting can be so complicated.

From toothpastefordinner.com.

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In case you don’t already own enough tee shirts

From here. The link and plug are completely gratuitous, posted because the image is amusing. This blog remains resolutely noncommercial.

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I don’t think this one can be blamed on Autocorrect.

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Book Igloo by Miler Lagos

The book igloo is the work of artist Miler Lagos.  Love it! -Bridget  Crawford

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Maya Pranks “Cornel”

Maya Rudolph doesn’t nail it perfectly, but there are moments of brilliance in this skit!  It’s worth sitting out the annoying ad at the beginning. -Bridget Crawford

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He’s Elmo and He Knows It

Other than the misplaced apostrophe in the subtitles (“kid’s look at these crayons”), I love it. -Bridget Crawford

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Literary and Culinary Pumpkins

Harry Potter here.  A whole multi-genre slide show here. And there’s always this: From here. -Bridget Crawford  

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Sending Birthday Wishes in the Internet Age

The “HappyBirthday” extension for Facebook can automatically send messages to your “friends” on their birthdays.  (See Lifehacker’s take here.)  I like a good generic wish — heck, I bought stock in Hallmark earlier this summer.  It’s a whole new robo-era. … Continue reading

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Gallery-Style Web Personality Quiz for Law Profs and Others

I’ve never enjoyed magazine-style personality quizzes or horoscopes, but I do have fond grade-school memories of “fortune tellers” made of folded paper, such as the one shown at right (image source: retrodundee, here).  Nevertheless, I couldn’t resist Firefox’s Webify Me, … Continue reading

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Law Professors Support Decimalizing Marijuana

CNBC has a story and slide show “Marijuana by the Numbers,” explaining that if legal in the United States, marijuana would be a $40 billion industry. See here. I did chuckle when I saw the slide above, describing the history of marijuana … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Influence

In an interview (here) with filmmaker Louis Massiah, American author Toni Cade Bambara explained why she dedicated one of her books to her mother: So, why I dedicated The Salt Eaters to my mom: I can remember any number of … Continue reading

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When Maya Angelou and James Baldwin Walked into a Bar…

Maya Angelou recently donated 343 boxes of her papers to the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  At the accompanying ceremony/talk, she told a story about a time that she and James Baldwin went to a bar in … Continue reading

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At Your Local Tailor

 This sign, from a shop on 29th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues in Manhattan: Via WNYC.org and Leonard Lopate’s "Bad Sign Language" contest (here). -Bridget Crawford

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Could it be you don’t have any?

Fun with corporate website search functions: Via.

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Don’t drink and paint signs, either.

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Cat with cat markings

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Hey thanks, Wikipedia

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Silence is Golden

The creative folks at the Japan Trend Shop (here) are marketing a new gadget to help … um …. quiet down the men in your life.  There’s a choice between the wood (single-piece) model, or the polyurethane dual-part model. Warning: … Continue reading

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Hearsay Exceptions

Via the fabulous Rebecca P.; see also.

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Annals of Bad Writing

–Ann Bartow

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Hope you are merry!

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Mrs. Claus Banned From Parade

Santa walks alone in Raleigh, North Carolina.   The head of the merchants’ association that coordinates the local holiday parade says, “[I]t’s confusing for children to see two people in Santa suits.”   Story here. Ummm…from the photo of a … Continue reading

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“Twitter and electronic billboards don’t mix very well.”

Next to the image of three WPMI-TV (Mobile, Alabama) anchors on an electronic billboard is a”right now on Twitter”screen. Larger version here. Via.

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Attention.

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Recipe Correction

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Perspectives on Tourists in Pisa

From this post: The Art of Gesture in Tourist Italy … In Pisa my elder daughter became fascinated by all the people taking pictures of their friends holding up the leaning tower, or pushing it over – it is never … Continue reading

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The Dodge Logo?

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Make Your Own Academic Sentence

Now I just have to figure out where to deploy this: “The poetics of post-capitalist hegemony invests itself in the systemization of the gendered body.” Make your own here. –Ann Bartow

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Brain Earrings, Kidney Brooch, Eyeball Pillow

And even more felted body organs here!

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Regretsy

Here is just one sample of the distinctive artworks that are featured at Regretsy:

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Friends.

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Diagram of the 19th Amendment

From here, via.

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“The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has changed its name, after being made aware that its acronym WTF had become crude internet slang.”

Per The Guardian: … It seems that the federation was unaware of – or unconcerned by – the modern meaning of WTF until its acronym featured on a blog that compiles unfortunate corporate logos earlier this year. Commenters wondered whether … Continue reading

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Decal I want…

So I’m going to buy one here when they are back in stock. NB: This is NOT a paid or compensated (in any way) mention. –Ann Bartow

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“No Time At All” performed by Martha Raye

Better than you might think!

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Law School Classroom or Meeting of the Connecticut Legislature?

Answer here.

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MAOAM

“The other day, while doing our weekly shop, I bought for my two children, Benjamin & Ofelia, a packet pf Haribo Maoam lemon-and-lime confectionery. It was only after I was leaving the check-out that I noticed the appalling illustration on … Continue reading

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Make sure your balls aren’t too big.

From here: Fitness Balls Recalled by EB Brands Due to Fall Hazard; New Assembly Instructions Provided WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following … Continue reading

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A Vibrating Mascara

Imagine the possibilities. -Bridget Crawford

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Yep, a letter is missing…

This is funny.

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Please Keep Your Toes Covered in Class

Over at Prawfsblawg, Bennett Capers asks (here): Given the importance of this first impression, am I the only one that obsesses at the start of the school year about what to wear on the first day of class, down to … Continue reading

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Mentoring Tip

Do not teach in these pants.

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Hang in there Bar Exam takers…

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