Apologies to all for not posting in a while; I've been out and about, conducting interviews and going to Wimbledon. Rough life, I know...
But what I really wanted to say was that I'm not persuaded by the new Google Image Search
-- it doesn't seem to get anywhere near the pictures I want and is overwhelmed by lots of little advertising .GIFs.
The only way an image search engine is ever going to work is by accepting a starter image as input
, and using that as a search criterion...
Why isn't the Foucault
figure clad in leather and wearing a pair of the thickest black glasses you've seen this side of Piggy?
I'd be hard-pressed to think of a less likely Tupperware salesperson
, but it appears that she's serious about it.
While we're on the topic, this book
is an excellent take on the the plastic containers and how they fit into the economies of 'female' work.
Whew! Thank goodness I found it
. I've got a literature review to write, after all.
As the 'sulfnbk.exe' virus hoax continues to spread (hitting my academic department, incidentally), some clever person has seen the humourous side of computer-inspired paranoia
First, a homeless boy gets a perfect SAT I score
(in addition to some incredible SAT II scores). Then instead of the likely suspects (i.e. Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc.) stepping in to offer the kid a chance to come and study, he gets an offer from unaccredited, ultra-religious Bob Jones University (the very same one that was vilified in the press during the last election for its retrograde attitudes towards racism, the Confederate flag, and sexuality). What seems the biggest shame here is that he'll end up going there unless something pretty drastic happens.