After a balmy early spring day here in North Dakotaland, we look forward to more nice weather and some harmless flurries today. Most of my archaeological friends are in Philadelphia at the Archaeological Institute of America/American Philological Association Annual Joint Meeting where it’ll almost reach 50! Here we’ll stay in the more polite (for the season) 30s. If you want to know how folks at the AIA/APA are holding up, follow them all through the Twitter hashtage #aia/apa. (And be sure to check out our panel and paper!)
So, despite the distracted and diminished potential readership, I offer some quick hits and varia (and a big catch up quick hits and varia, since I took last Friday off!).
- Lots more interesting media coverage (mostly via Richard Rothaus) on the North Dakota oil boom here and here.
- Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III took Latin at Baylor (via Rogue Classicism).
- An interesting anthropological, classroom counterpart to our study of North Dakota Man Camps.
- Obituary for Linear-B-ologist Emmet L. Bennet Jr (via Dimitri Nakassis).
- An interview with the developer of Notational Velocity.
- Now that the Dear Leader has departed, we are left only with uncomfortable moments with Vladimir Putin.
- Pretty colors.
- How about this Australia team!?
- The joy of quiet (via everyone on the internets). I turn on my laptop first thing in the morning and turn it off last thing at night, but my best days are when I go on a long walk.
- Prairie Churches! Get this book before it goes out of print!
- Public domain WPA posters. They should sell these at the post office to, you know, raise money to keep it in business. (Oh, and as a bonus, Q.E.D.)
- A pretty interesting history of Anonymous (part 1, part 2).
- A depressing and nostalgic list of retailers that have gone out of business.
- Next week, I’ll post a response to this article reflecting on scholarly blogging.
- What I’m reading: D. Scott, Conscripts of Modernity. (Duke 2004).
- What I’m listening to: P.J. Harvey, Let England Shake.