Published by Richard Parent on 19 Dec 2008

Final Blog Vote — The Winners!

For the final blog vote of the semester we have a tie!

Like MAD and The Unprepared Critics

Congrats to both of the these crews! The last stretch of blogging is always tough. You guys rocked.

Published by Richard Parent on 11 Dec 2008

Blog Vote — THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

So, who will emerge victorious?

Who will be crowned with fame and glory and bonus points?

We’re leaving together,
But still it’s farewell
And maybe we’ll come back,
To earth, who can tell?
I guess there is no one to blame
We’re leaving ground
Will things ever be the same again?

It’s the final countdown…

Published by Richard Parent on 09 Dec 2008

The Perils of Social Networking, Part 3-Million-and-One

As everyone knows, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… on hidden-camera surveillance footage to be unearthed and used for future (or present) blackmailing purposes. Duh.

And I’ve mentioned before that everything you put online stays online in one form or another. Forever. Right, Monica?

And I always make it a point to talk with my classes about how everything other people put online about you stays online forever. This isn’t news, and it isn’t rocket science. You’d think a smart up-and-comer would have figured that out by now.

So, pop quiz time: Who’s The Guy On The Left Honking Hillary’s Hooter?

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Published by Richard Parent on 04 Dec 2008

Hotel 626

It’s late. You’re not working on your final project. You’re surfing the web aimlessly.

But then, up ahead, you see the neon glow of a VACANCY sign. It’s Hotel 626. Why not check in? You may even be able to check out.

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Hotel 626 is an “advergame.” Like The Lucky Ones, it’s an online diversion that’s trying to get you to buy a product. Like The Lucky Ones, the connection between the game and the product may be hard to see. But the game itself is fascinating, moody, and intense.

And as the name suggests, it can only be played from 6pm to 6am. So if you want to play it during the day, you’ll need to change your computer’s internal clock.

Published by Richard Parent on 02 Dec 2008

Blog Vote #5 — THE WINNERS!

This vote’s winners are:

Like MAD

Congrats again to Blowfish, Melissa, and Doug! You guys are really on a roll.

Published by Richard Parent on 01 Dec 2008

Blog Vote #4 — WINNERS!

Despite some voting irregularity (feeling Floridian, Slide?!), this vote’s winner is:

Like MAD

Congrats to Blowfish, Melissa, and Doug!

Published by Richard Parent on 20 Nov 2008

Blog Vote #5 — Blood Sport

They say that man is the ultimate predator… and prey.

In today’s blog vote, we will see which blog has risen to the top of the blog food chain, and which… hasn’t.

As usual, vote and give a GOOD reason for your vote.

May the best blog win!

Published by Richard Parent on 20 Nov 2008

A Million Penguins… sorta

I mentioned in class a story about a team-writing assignment that went horribly, horribly wrong (kinda like A Million Penguins).

Here’s the link to that story, and Snopes shows us that it might even be true!

http://www.snopes.com/college/homework/writing.asp

Published by Richard Parent on 30 Oct 2008

Blog Vote #4 — Grudge Match?!

It’s time for our fourth Blog Vote. Who will emerge victorious? Will last time’s winner retain the throne? Will the exiled former #1 return in glory?

Only you know. So vote. And, as always, give a good reason for your vote.

May the best blog win!

Published by Richard Parent on 30 Oct 2008

Calendar Revised!

As promised, I’ve revised the calendar. Here are the new deadlines and due dates:

  • The Twenty-Six Lies Project is now due on November 18
  • The Final Project Proposal is now due by 10am on November 20th

That’s it!

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