So you wanna "teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school." So you wanna… fake an appreciation for art speak with an Irish accent have a well-behaved cat (via J-Walk Blog)

Too fast food

I finished Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal last week. It describes the influence the fast food industry has on aspects of our society: food quality, labor laws, eating habits, animal production. It seems to be well researched and it’s easily digested (haha); I read it in less than a week. In his afterword added for the paperback edition, he defends critical reviews of the book

Subtly Simpsons

This site provides quotes from The Simpsons that have subtle, witty references that a lot of people would miss. An example: Mr. Burns always answers the phone by saying, "Hoy Hoy!" This is the word that Alexander Graham Bell suggested that we all say when we answer the phone. Bell resented Thomas Edison, who popularized the use of "Hello." I heard The Simpsons is being made into a movie. I’m

Book sites

Well, one site for now: Mr. Bauld’s English. He’s based in Amherst, a 30 minute drive from me. He includes some great links to book related sites and other literature subjects, including an informative page on grammar. I think I’m going to create a separate book site.