Category Archives: Mass Media

Television, Radio, Youtube, and other mass media outlets.

Dancing with the Stars: Season 6 Final Results

I fast-forward through the recap, so I started watching with Usher’s Love in This Club. Usher doesn’t get partner dance. His “partner” does the splits, and promenades around. They do a couple turns, but then he just watches. It’s almost … Continue reading

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Women Deserve Better

Back in February, I received a personal invitation to view the rehearsal of a controversial event. No, I don’t mean the 2008 KYMAA math festival. I mean an event on Bellarmine’s campus that was held around 14 February. The stated … Continue reading

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I teach Sunday School, @!?#

It’s rare to find a single thing that encapsulates both what I appreciate and what I disdain about a subject. The last minute and a half of this Colbert Report clip. In it, Philip Zimbardo tries to suggest that Lucifer … Continue reading

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Football as Salvation

It should surprise almost nobody that I served as manager and statistician for my high school’s football team. Well, if you know me now, I’m reasonably sized, but I had a late puberty. At the beginning of tenth grade I … Continue reading

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Kissing and Cranking

Particuarly with the Daily Show and Colbert Report off the air, my TV and TiVo work as an expensive stereo. In my home wireless network, I’ve connected my TiVo box. With a couple little legal hacks, it can play any … Continue reading

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Drew on TPIR

I set my TiVo to record Drew Carey’s first episode of The Price is Right. It was different. Drew’s not a Game Show Host. Yes, I capitalized those for a reason. The Game Show Hosts I know have stature and … Continue reading

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National Bingo Night

Timeshifted from early June. Now it’s Friday night, and as I’m thinking about the proposal vector for my modified MCMC, and eating a sandwich, I thought I’d do some more TiVo blogging. So far, I’ve blogged The Price is Right … Continue reading

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The Spelling Bee

Timeshifted from my notes in early June I watched the finals of the Spelling Bee last night. Obviously, as a professor, I need to support all academic competitions on TV. Additionally, the thrill of the contest exceeds that of pretty … Continue reading

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The Price is Right

Timeshifted from late May when I was watching more TV. I’ve had a life with more than one pope, but a couple years ago that was a big change. It’s really not, but it will seem bigger when Bob Barker … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Free Throw

(Written on March 5) For those of you that don’t follow college basketball, Butler University in Indianapolis has a good men’s basketball team this year. They are good enough to receive a non-automatic bid into the tournament, even though their … Continue reading

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