Welcome to the May 31, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading. I promise, the only cliche part of this edition is the title. Instead of seeing it as unoriginal, let's call it traditional. Onto the linkage!
Kerry Dexter presents intersections: words, music, and Robert Burns posted at Music Road.
How unfortunate that I can't write the way I hear the name Robert Burns when I see it. It's like a deep, gutteral Robert Buuuuuuurnnnnssss. Interesting stuff.
Jim Murdoch presents The Truth About Lies: Why I hate book reviews posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "What makes a good book review? More importantly, what makes a bad one? A lengthy discussion of reviews, especially online reviewing. It also asks the question: Should critics be penalised in some way for the effects their harsh words could have."
First off, kudos (or kudooz if you watch Real Housewives) to Jim for the exquisite useage of a Statler and Waldorf image. Secondly, uh, Jim, don't you write reviews?
Brian Mounts presents USBC Open Championships 2009 - Day 2 posted at Mounts Bowling, saying, "My experiences at the biggest participatory sporting event in the world. I bowled with nearly 60,000 competitors."
Madeleine Begun Kane presents They Only Have Themselves To Blame posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness.
POST OF THE MONTH
Ricky Wijaya presents 25 Things I Like To Say Out Loud At Work Chapters of My life posted at Chapters of My life.
No way! I actually have #5 on a t-shirt! That makes this our Post Of The Month! Even more kudooz!
Karen S Murphy presents The story of the cat who did things differently posted at Polaris Rising, saying, "A story about how living freely and from the heart has a ripple effect."
I think this is like a fable because it's got a cat and a moral.
America001 presents Visiting the Kennedy Space Center America 001 posted at Traveling In America, saying, "A trip to Orlando, Florida just wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Kennedy Space Center."
John Anyasor presents Going Out to Eat in College posted at Living the HiLife2B (in college), saying, "Here are a few tips to break out of the dining halls and into the awesome diners in your college town."
While this post is slightly "how to," I'm allowing it because it evokes nostalgia for cold-cheese pizza at 3 AM and room temperature pizza for breakfast.
Kilroy_60 presents More Than Anything Life Is Made Up Of Memorable Moments posted at Fear And Loathing - The Gonzo Papers.
I'm a sucker for anything remotely related to Hunter S. Thompson.
Asmoday presents An Autobiography of my Descent — Part I posted at The Asmoday Experiment, saying, "Because of my adoption, I think I tend to treasure what I could learn about my birth more than most. I'd like to share that with you here."
GrrlScientist presents Tough Love for City's Homeless: Pay Rent or Get Out! posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "Sounding like a story that is fresh out of the satirical newspaper, The Onion, the eighth richest person in America tells thousands of homeless families (most of whom are single mothers) in NYC to pay rent to live in a shelter or GET OUT!"
Shaun Duke presents Lit Rant: A Few Thousand People Does Not a Movement Make (Or Why Podcasting Ain't That Great) posted at The World in the Satin Bag.
I'm also a sucker for posts that have 2 titles connected with an "or." Nicely done.
David Michael presents Wikipedia and the future of knowledge posted at Perplexicon, saying, "An article on Wikipedia and it's possible value for the future of knowledge and education."
No doubt, my students will find this post and try to make a case for being able to use Wikipedia in their research papers.
Shannon presents ‘Make it’ - Basil pesto sauce - no stove-top required! The Daily Balance posted at The Daily Balance, saying, "Funny domestic story and DELICIOUS recipe."
I will not be trying this because I am the opposite of domestic but it sure looks tasty.
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