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Book Review: A Morning for Flamingos, by James Lee Burke #BookReview #CrimeFiction #NewOrleans .@HarperCollins

A Morning for Flamingos, by James Lee Burke. Harper Mystery paperback. 1990. $9. (#4 0f 19 in the Dave Robicheaux series) I’ve been toying with this idea for a few days. I’m debating of starting a giveaway. JLB has become one of my favorite authors of…
A Morning for Flamingos, by James Lee Burke. Harper Mystery paperback. 1990. $9. (#4 0f 19 in the Dave Robicheaux series) I've been toying with this idea for a few days. I'm debating of starting a ...
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New Level of Absurdity Reached! Achievement Locked Even More! #HigherEd #EdWorkshop

I’ve written several times about nonsense in Higher Education. Administrators in Higher Education love bureaucracy like zombies love brains. Some bureaucracy has to exist. We want to make sure people are treated fairly. We want to ensure people have…
I've written several times about nonsense in Higher Education. Administrators in Higher Education love bureaucracy like zombies love brains. Some bureaucracy has to exist. We want to make sure peop...
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Spring is Finally Here...Maybe #weather #climate #OhioRiver #Barges #Commerce

The above region depicted in the image above should be familiar to most of us in the United States. The blue “veins” are the regional arteries of part of our nation’s transportation network. Here, we can see flooding along the Ohio River near Henderson,…
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Congratulations, Mason! from CSS #Outcast #Cinemax #Kirkman

Comic Shop Stories ran its first giveaway the week of March 15th. Our prize? Outcast Vol. 1 from Image comics, written by Robert Kirkman with art by Paul Azaceta. Our winner, @masonrad, was announced Thursday on Twitter. Mason received a new trade…
Comic Shop Stories ran its first giveaway the week of March 15th. Our prize? Outcast Vol. 1 from Image comics, written by Robert Kirkman with art by Paul Azaceta. Our winner, @masonrad, was announc...
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Tomorrow is 3.14.15, otherwise known as Pi Day, making today “Pi Day Eve.” We won’t see another Pi Day for 100 years. Custom has it people are supposed to eat pie at 9.26. “a.m.” or “p.m.” should make no difference, right? Pizza is pie, too, so if your…
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Win a new copy of Image Comics, "Outcast Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him."

In recognition of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta’s “Outcast” comic being picked up by Cinemax (“Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Ordered to Series at Cinemax,” 2015), we are giving away one copy of the new trade paperback to one lucky person. If this sounds…
In recognition of Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's "Outcast" comic being picked up by Cinemax ("Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Ordered to Series at Cinemax," 2015), we are giving away one copy of the ...
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Hey, all! Comics Shop Stories is giving away a copy of Image Comic’s “Alex + Ada” trade paperback graphic novel, courtesy of G’s Comics in Murray, Ky.   “Alex + Ada” concerns a young man with a non-sentient robot girl friend. He doesn’t want her to remain…
Hey, all!Comics Shop Stories is giving away a copy of Image Comic's "Alex + Ada" trade paperback graphic novel, courtesy of G's Comics in Murray, Ky. "Alex + Ada" concerns a young man with a n...
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Busby's NCBD for March 25th, 2015 #Powers #Daredevil #Netflix

In 15 days, Netflix will release one of the most anticipated shows in the history of streaming services producing their own unique content – Daredevil. Daredevil establishes a new front in Marvel’s pursuit of capturing more media territory. Yes, I just…
In 15 days, Netflix will release one of the most anticipated shows in the history of streaming services producing their own unique content - Daredevil. Daredevil establishes a new front in Marvel's...
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CSS Podcast Episode 6: The NCAA Bracketology Edition #comics #podcast #reviews

Did you have Iowa State going to the Final Four like I did? No? Actually, me neither. But, the Cyclone’s upset loss at the hands of University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) wrecked my bracket. And this is what happens in comics, too; sometimes the Underdog…
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Busby's NCBD for March 18th #Batgirl #Deadpool #comics #Avengers2

This has been an interesting week for comics and people who like comics, people who make comics, and people who read comics. News dropped this week of the censorship DCComics practiced in shutting down printing of the Batgirl #13 variant cover. The…
This has been an interesting week for comics and people who like comics, people who make comics, and people who read comics. News dropped this week of the censorship DCComics practiced in shutting ...
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Busby's NCBD for March 11th, 2015

I picked up a number of “new-to-me” comics this week, plus some “true-new” comics. Michael Moorcock was a favorite author of mine in high school; I read most of his “Elric of Melniboné” novels, featuring the blood-thirsty sword, Stormbringer. A customer…
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Book Review: World Order, by Henry Kissinger #foreignpolicy #foreignaffairs #bookreviews

World Order, by Henry Kissinger. Penguin Press. 2014. 420 pgs. $36  Dr. Kissinger has six books to his credit; this is the only book of his I’ve read. I’m not receiving any compensation for reviewing this book. I did receive the book for free, but only…
World Order, by Henry Kissinger. Penguin Press. 2014. 420 pgs. $36  Dr. Kissinger has six books to his credit; this is the only book of his I've read. I'm not receiving any compensation for reviewi...
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I teach world geography, weather and climate, and map analysis / cartography at a nearby university and a couple local community colleges. I run the blogs Constant Geography and Murray State RacerWerx plus contribute on the blog, Amazing Comic Shop Stories. Constant Geography contains geography and higher education related essays and commentary. Murray State RacerWerx contains articles, links, and instructional content to support local Makers, people interested in Arduino, Raspberry Pi, robotics and other forms of artistry. Amazing Comic Shop Stories provides articles, reviews, insights, and our podcast pertaining to the genre of comic books and graphic novels.
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ESRI Takes Its Deep Mapping Software Online To Help Developers Become Mo...
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Out beyond the edge of SXSW last week, the ESRI team camped out in an old brick firehouse with the veneer of an old boot factory and the int

Art Student Hand-Illuminates, Binds a Copy of Tolkien’s Silmarillion
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This German art student, Benjamin Harff, decided, for his exam at the Academy of Arts, to do something only slightly ambitious -- to hand-il

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com
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TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwin

15 Essential iPad Apps for Students | iPad.AppStorm
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Student life can be daunting; assessments, deadlines, classes, exams and maybe even a social life. It doesn't have to be this difficult thou

Why All Filmmakers Should Speak Out Against SOPA | Techdirt
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There are many reasons why SOPA and other legislation like it should never be passed, e.g., it fundamentally changes how the internet functi

You Sunk My Battle Shots!
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Annnnnnd you also sunk my sobriety. This is brilliant. (via 9GAG)

YouTube - Jedi Kittens Strike Back
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This Cat Is An A*shole [Video]
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Apparently this cat’s curiosity includes finding out what would happen if it trapped another cat in a cardboard box for awhile. However, sin

Soon Squirrel…Soon
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A squirrel just dropped some nuts on this cat. Check out the reaction after the break. A rumble is coming. (via 9GAG)