Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Round-Up of Noteworthy Items

We're Black and We're Proud

Did you know that in the southern US, a new term used to surreptitiously refer to African Americans by non-African Americans is "Canadian" as in:

...a subversively good defense by Matt Hennessey that had some Canadians on the jury feeling sorry for the defendant . . . .

The funny thing is that we know about this because a non-African American prosecutor put this in an email because she thought it was possible there'd be some Canadians on a Harris County, Texas jury and Canadians are known for their leniency in criminal matters. [Here is the most interesting posting on this story.]

Prop Making with Keir

Our young friend Keir is back in video on the internet, this time demonstrating how to make props on Indy Mogul. Specifically, Evil Dead props.

News from the Front

Scientific American has compiled a useful page that demonstrates how much closer 2007 brought us to the upcoming robot rebellion. Keir will be ready. Will you?

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