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12.6.2010 … Let the season begin …

Facebook:  I don’t usually do the FB change your profile … but this was fun to see what people picked.

Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. Until Monday (Dec 6th) there should be no human faces on facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is a campaign to end child abuse and bring awareness to the epidemic of violence towards children.

me:

Dennard Lindsey Teague

OK, since no one asked … I picked Pigpen because when A Charlie Brown Christmas came out in the 60’s my always on top of it grandmother gave each of her granddaughters a pin of a Peanuts character for Christmas.

She “randomly” gave me Pigpen (she was truly clueless) and it hurt my 6 year old feelings. I would love to have that Pigpen pin now. It would be one of my favorite things!

Advent:  But since I thought of Pigpen … I then thought of  YouTube – A Charlie Brown Christmas – Christmas Time is Here Song.

education, Great Recession: Sad.

But then came an op-ed article in the French newspaper Le Monde, calling the cuts Orwellian. And an open letter from the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, sarcastically suggesting that universities give up teaching the humanities altogether.

If the cuts have struck a nerve far from this upstate campus and in more than one language, it is in large part because they involve language itself, and some cherished staples of the curriculum. The university announced this fall that it would stop letting new students major in French, Italian, Russian and the classics.

The move mirrors similar prunings around the country at other public colleges and universities that are reeling from steep drops in state aid. After a generation of expansion, academic officials are being forced to lop entire majors. More often than not, foreign languages — European ones in particular — are on the chopping block.

via Foreign Language Programs Cut as Colleges Lose Aid – NYTimes.com.

random, news: This guy must have been really high!

Despite the snow, it was apparently not too cold for a man arrested after people saw him running around wearing nothing but socks — and carrying a crack pipe — Saturday morning in Lake View.

At 11 a.m., police found the naked man, 38, in the 2900 block of North Broadway. Officers also found his clothing and a small bag of marijuana and arrested him, police said.

The man, who was not identified but who lives in the 1400 block of South Canal, is expected to be charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

via Streaker with crack pipe arrested :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime.

Advent:  This one is beautiful. YouTube – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.

 




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