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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

RTT: paperika, ETDs and Blogger

Stacy...Random...you know what to do.

Stacy



My new favorite spice is smoked paprika. Strangely, the smell reminds me of bacon.




I recently published several thesis and dissertations into our Institutional Repository. Here are some of the title that I found interesting:

  1. The Power of Photographs:  Effects of Relationship Awareness on Relationship Outcomes. So I guess, if you take a good picture you'll have a better relationship? That can't be right. I take a horrible picture but JR and I have been together for over 30 years. Maybe, I should go back to read this one.
  2. Cartoon Network's Naughty Sister Station: Innovations of the Adult Swim Network in American Late Night Television Programming. I'm not even sure what this one is about or what to say about it. I do know that I'm not going to tell JR. I'll let him find it all by himself.
  3. THE END OF THE ROAD? AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF AMERICA’S CAR CULTURE AND ITS CINEMATIC REFLECTION AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY. Analyzing movies of cars. Cool.
  4.  The WoW Factor: An Investigation of Social Needs, Interpersonal Communication, and Community in World of Warcraft. I'm not even sure what I think of this dissertation but I sent the link to my WoW playing friend. Her response: Awesome!
  5. THE EMPEROR’S TREASURE WITHOUT THE WALLS. As interesting as this one is title the abstract just about put me to sleep.
  6. Practicing What I Preach in Art Education:  A Narrative Self-Inquiry Seriously? These are the keywords for this one: art is a coyote; art is a river; metaphor; native american oral literature; art education; art metaphor; art education practice; art education metaphor; narrative self-inquiry; self-study; narrative self-study. Art is a coyote? a river? WTF? 


Blogger has a changed their look. I can't stand it. Maybe, because it is change and I'm not dealing well with change right now. Or maybe, because I was too lazy to check out the new look when they started reminding me that they were going to change to it. Or maybe, I can't find anything so it makes posting this morning a pain. Or maybe, because it is a bad look and hard to navigate. Yeah, that's the one I'm going with.




Go visit some of the others who play this random game. Click on the RTT logo. It should take you to Stacy's place.

Love,
M

10 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Smoked paprika? I'm definitely going to have to see if I can find some!

    You have such an interesting job - those dissertations (and your comments about them) cracked me up.

    I'm so glad I'm not on Blogger any more...except for being penalized by having GFC taken away.


    Scramble Brainy Friends, Dandelion Volcano, Obsessive Song Search… The Usual Mishmash

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  2. Okay. THF may want a copy of number three, and grad-level teachers do research like ethnographic anthropologists...self-inserted in the research, and deeply reflective practice. I think the funky search terms are meant to reach those working with native American populations. Now I will shut up...except to say that Jim did tons of voice work when we first got married. Some bank paid him $150 back in the 80's to do a 30 second answering machine message.

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  3. Those diss and thesis titles are great!

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  4. #3; THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, which century. And anyway the scarcity in 1900 renders it pointless and 2000 ubiquitous .

    #5; THE EMPEROR’S TREASURE WITHOUT THE WALLS. Is this a play on the St. Paul-without-the-Walls. Or the Orbi as distinct from the Urbi.

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    1. #3; I think the 20th but one never knows. These are 24 year olds by and large.

      #5; Good point. I have no idea.

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  5. I've seen some of the Adult Swim programming, and it's just very irreverent and full of inappropriate for children content.

    Love your friend's response to the Wow article!

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    1. That's JR...irreverent and full of inappropriate for children content.

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  6. I don't mind so much the page where I draft my posts, but I hate the new dashboard layout. It does not work so well on my netbook at home. I wish blogger had not changed it so much.

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  7. I discovered this spice about 1.1/2 years ago. It is ever so much fun and boy do I like it!


    Linda
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  8. Paprika. LOVE the flavor and the COLOR!!

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