Author: Crissie Brown

Morning Feature: Exposing our Bippies – TV Ads (Meta-Monday)

It’s that time of year again. Congress head out for recess and a game of kickball. Kids reach under the pillow to see if that side is cooler. And at Blogistan Polytechnic Institute, the faculty and staff honor non-existence. Yes, it’s time for the BPI Awards … the Bippies. (More) First, our customary thanks to last week’s guest lecturers. Last Tuesday, Professor of Neuroholdemology Caractacus discussed learning from our mistakes in My Club for Growth. And last Wednesday, etbnc debuted at the BPI lectern to ask Are You a Trusting Soul? Both were great discussions, so please read them if you missed them. This Tuesday, Professor Caractacus continues his Things We Learned This Week series with an offering of design, news, and productivity websites he found this summer that have kept him coming back for more. And on Wednesday, addisnana – a long-time intern at the BPI High-Energy Meta Mojo Elucidation Detector (HEMMED) laboratory – earns her faculty tenure with a discussion on Fred Whispering at her local Blueberry Festival. As always, Chef will be here with coffee and bagels, and the Professor of Astrology Janitor will be there cleaning and buffing. Note: We have guest lecturers for the next three Wednesdays, but we have openings starting August 25th. We also still need writers for Furthermore!, the BPI campus soapbox, on Mondays and Wednesdays. We also welcome your ideas...

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Campus Chatter – August 2, 2010

Although published on July 4th, the Declaration of Independence was signed today (1776). Also, the first U.S. Census was conducted (1790), and the world’s first subway opened in London (1870). And the Gulf of Tonkin Incident occurred today (1964), leading to the Vietnam War. Greetings and social banter here. Good morning!...

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Morning Feature: Depends-ency? (Ask Ms. Crissie)

Professor Plum did that dance this morning while looking for the mail, first shifting from one foot to the other, then hopping. Finally urgency overcame curiosity and he left for the rest room. It seems the BPI Squirrel hid the mail well. Or maybe Professor Plum found it after all. (More) We’ll never know, as he didn’t return after his quest for relief. Instead he headed to the wine cellar library to join the rest of the resident faculty in drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”). Alas, his urgency may have been contagious. Minutes later, the Professor of Astrology Janitor began tapping his foot, then bouncing his leg and shifting in his chair. Chef suggested a brief break from the staff poker game, but the Professor of Astrology Janitor was on a win streak. Eventually, his win streak still unbroken, he began to issue the same plaintive mewls he usually makes after a crushing defeat. Chef had heard enough, and headed for the kitchen to make an Independent Breakfast. As for the Professor of Astrology Janitor, we never knew he could move that fast. That left your lowly mail room clerk time to review the week’s correspondence…. +++++ Dear Ms. Crissie, You liberals are so predictable. I said I want people out scraping and clawing and looking for work, not sitting...

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Campus Chatter – August 1, 2010

Octavian entered Alexandria today (30 BCE), bringing Egypt under the Roman Republic. Egypt remained Roman, but Rome did not remain a republic. Octavian became Augustus, the first Roman emperor, and a month was renamed to commemorate his conquest of Egypt. That’s why today is August 1st. Greetings and social banter here. Good morning!...

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