Friday Quick Hits and Varia
November 18, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Not only is it a grey and dreary (and coldish) Friday, but we overslept compliments of a little local power failure. So here’s some out of sync quick hits and varia.
- If you missed Kostis Kourelis rock-star performance on Monday, fear not. You can get the recorded version here.
- I was messing around with Googles new citation tracking application and stumbled across my dad’s patent.
- Sort of an ambivalent day for Australian cricket.
- Forbes ranked historian as one of the top jobs for 2011.
- I guess I knew that a few years back Larry’s Bar in Columbus, Ohio closed, but it never really sunk in.
- As you know, I’m developing an interest in the Bakken Oil Fields of western North Dakota. Here they are from space.
- Drinkify matches drinks to music.
- This is a classic poem about missing class (h/t Dimitri Nakssis).
- Newish Gonjasufi.
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland has students living on a cruise ship. Maybe this is a solution to the western North Dakota housing crisis! (h/t Linda Hall)
- Check out the two papers that I co-authored at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research this weekend (program in pdf here).
- As my students are approaching their final papers, I still send them to Strunk and White for basic points of style. So I find the annual “why Strunk and White is stupid” article annoying, but probably right.
- A cool map that has extended the New York City street grid across the entire globe. I am sitting at 7,949th Av. and 1,138th St.
- What I’m reading: A. T. Reyes, Archaic Cyprus: A Study of Textual and Archaeological Evidence. (Oxford 1994)
- What I’m listening to: Atlas Sounds, Parallax; Los Campesinos!, Hello Sadness.
A survey marker on the Sorlie Bridge between Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota: