Monday, March 21, 2016

USN&WR Law School Rankings, Color-Coded Changes from 2016 to 2017 Editions

Here is this year’s version of the big color-coded chart that shows the changes in all the reported metrics in the USN&WR law school rankings, from the 2016 Rankings Edition (released in March 2015) to this year’s 2017 Rankings Edition (released March 2016).

Click the title to view the whole thing on-line, or click the download link to save yourself a copy.

As the introductory text on the fist page says, contact me with any errors, questions, or other issues. And I've got some other analyses I might do if I have the time - will upload and publicize the same way.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Donald Trump’s Demonic Conspiracy to Take Over America

I stumbled upon this in some old archival material when I was researching something else - I think it must be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Possum Relocation, Again

Its been two years since the great possum scourge of 2012-2013, when I trapped and relocated four of them in just over a year or so. They're attracted to the food we leave out for the semi-feral cats who live in our backyard, but word must have gotten around because we do not see them as often as we used to - I've only caught one since 2013.

But last night I saw this guy stuffing his face, oblivious to me watching him:

They're cute from some angles.

Anyway, I set up the trap and this was the first possum that cooperated right away and climbed in the first night. This is him the next morning, sharing a Hannibal Lector moment with one of the yard cats:

And then I took him to the park and set him free:


 And he's now living happily every after with the other ones I've released there.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Howard Cosell on John Lennon’s Death and “This Sick, Sports-Obsessed Country”

Several places have parts of this interview, but its originally from Jonathan Cott & Christine Doudna, The Ballad of John and Yoko (Dolphin Books 1982), at page 228. This book is a collection of Rolling Stone interviews and miscellaneous remembrances of John Lennon, published a little more than a year after he was killed.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Random Pro-Reading/Book Bumber Sticker

Seen yesterday on the streets of New Orleans:

Many variations on this theme are available but the only one I could find with the coffee cup - NICE TOUCH! - is through a shop where you can personalize them for your own store. Need to find me a blank one, or get them for our library.
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