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XKCD Meets Erving Goffman

September 2, 2008 by and tagged , , , , , ,


Interaction rituals, stigma, impression management, presentation of self… it’s all there. Add to that in-group / out-group dynamics.

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Laissez-Faire Bingo Card

September 1, 2008 by and tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Via Alas, A Blog:

Labor Bingo

Posted in Economy, Fun, Humor, Ideologies, Labor, Politics, Poverty, Social Inequalities, Social Institutions, Social Privilege, Social Stratification, Social Structure, Sociology, Structural Violence | No Comments »

Academic Stratification

August 30, 2008 by and tagged , , , ,

The academic social ladder, via PHD Comics:

Academic Stratification

I’m roughly at stage four… and I know a lot of folks at stage five!

Posted in Academia, Fun, Humor, Social Stratification, Social Structure | 3 Comments »

Number 1 Song on the Day You Were Born

August 16, 2008 by and tagged ,

Find out at this site, here is mine (coulda been worse!):

Feel free to leave yours in the comments!

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I Totally Rock at Step Aerobics

August 14, 2008 by and tagged , , ,

Because I can actually do this:

And this

Without falling, hurting myself or looking totally dorky while actually having fun and sweating buckets… which is helped by the fact that my A/C is broken… :-(

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The Onion Rules – The Pentagon’s Unmanned Spokesdrone

August 9, 2008 by and tagged , ,

Pentagon’s Unmanned Spokesdrone Completes First Press Conference Mission

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Cectic Rules – The Scientific Method Works

July 29, 2008 by and tagged , ,


Although… where are the women??

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Skeptic Meets Sylvia Browne

June 29, 2008 by and tagged , ,

So, there is this skeptic guy, Robert Lancaster, who has a website where he documents the vileness of Sylvia Browne. Browne’s fans keep emailing him that if only he met her, he would truly believe that she is a psychic. So, he decides to attend one of her shows in Las Vegas. Hilarity ensues, and Cectic has the evidence:


Ok, it didn’t exactly happen that way… just go read the story, it is really hilarious.


(The claws always crack me up)

Posted in Fun, Humor, Sociology | 2 Comments »

A Well-Deserved Recognition

June 23, 2008 by and tagged ,

Via the BBC,

"Celine Dion is responsible for the world’s worst cover version, a poll of music experts has decided.

The Canadian star’s rendition of the AC/DC track You Shook Me All Night Long was given the dubious honour in the Total Guitar magazine survey.

Editor Stephen Lawson said Dion’s cover was "sacrilege".

The experts also judged the best cover versions, with Jimi Hendrix’s performance of the Bob Dylan song All Along the Watchtower top of the list.(…)

In the list of best covers, The Beatles’ rendition of Twist and Shout, first recorded by the Top Notes, was in second place, followed by the Guns N’ Roses version of the Wings’ song Live and Let Die.

Nirvana’s cover of The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, and Muse’s Feeling Good, made famous by Nina Simone, also appeared in the top five."

I think it was in 2000 that Celine Dion said she was going to retire… and then, she came back. I don’t think she should have been allowed. To cheer us all up, Kathy Griffin in Celine:

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What YouTube is For

June 22, 2008 by and tagged , , ,

As well as Facebook friends, especially Kristjan Wager for sending me this (which cracked me up):

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Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Rocks!

June 21, 2008 by and tagged , , , , ,

I am still playing with the gazillion add-ons available (so far, may favorites are Better Gmail 2, PicLens, ReminderFox and Interclue.

Anyone still using Explorer should be ashamed of themselves.

So, go get Firefox 3.0.

And with this, this is post 400!

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August J. Pollack Says the Olympic Torch Sucks

April 14, 2008 by and tagged , , ,

And he’s right, of course!

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Oscar Night – I Drink Your Milkshake

February 24, 2008 by and tagged ,

Just because it’s hilarious.

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I Have Been Tagged with the Latest Sociological Meme

February 22, 2008 by and tagged , ,

From my brilliant colleague Tina at Sozlog:

“Pick sentence 6-8 on page 123 of the nearest book, write them down and pass the game on to 5 other bloggers.”

Tina’s annoyed with this, but I am not! I like memes! They’re like chain mails for the cool kids!

The book is Saskia Sassen’s A Sociology of Globalization. Here is the quote:

“One can no longer think of centers of international business and finance simply in terms of their corporate towers and corporate culture. The larges Western city of today concentrates diversity. Its spaces are inscribed with the dominant corporate culture but also with a multiplicity of other cultures and identities.”

Chew on that for a while… actually, this is typical global city speak from Saskia Sassen (who, by the way, is an absolutely delighful person and someone I consider THE Global Sociologist before that was a cool blogger pseudo… well, along with a few others :-)) .

Ok, I hereby tag

New Soc Prof

Kieran Healy

The Very Public Sociologist


Lisa and Gwen from Sociological Images

(I would have tagged Andrew but Tina beat me to it!)

Have at it, folks!

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Spell with Flickr

February 17, 2008 by and tagged

Via Frogsmoke, just because this is fun.

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The creator of this fun tool can be found here.

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