Saturday, 27 April 2002

Sorry, Wrong Number: “With long distance dead as a profit center, the CLECs have swooned and the ILECs are back at square one – trying to boost profits by not spending money.”

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Building A Thriving Language Program: “A week before each fall’s homecoming football game, I would announce that we would be meeting to make banners at lunch and after school. I would gather pieces of butcher paper and markers, and students would write and draw whatever they wished (within reason). This included messages one might expect, such as ‘Go Raiders!’ and ‘Let’s win!’. As it was Japanese and no one else would be able to read it anyway, students also wrote such things as, ‘Where’s the bathroom?’, ‘You look like a goat,’ and ‘I’ll bet you can’t read this.’ They thought this was funny, and the exercise prompted students who normally could not be bothered to turn in homework to come to me asking for such important terms as ‘goat’.”

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With the influx of new “bloggers” over the course of the past few months, I’ve created a handy key to help newbies understand what they’ll be doing: The Life Cycle of Your Weblog

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Tourists pat feeding-frenzied great whites: “I am also appalled by the bizarre behavior of walking across the back of dead whales”

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[Economist.com Economics focus](http://www.economist.com/finance/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1098872): “Every time we update our Big Mac index, readers complain that burgernomics does not cut the mustard.”
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Flo Control - “This is Flo. Her job is testing our image recognition algorithms, although she might not be aware of this. She goes in and out of the house through a cat door (below).”

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