Again with the late in the year ads. This one is from December 13, 1902, right below an ad for a “manly” boarding school:
As someone who got a degree in the middle of a serious ecomonical downturn – the Great Recession, so called – this dated cartoon has significance to me.
I was born far too late to have lived through either of the “Red scares”, but that doesn’t mean their detritus isn’t available for me to find. Here is one example:
The publisher of this one is far from “lost”: The American Bar Association is still around, probably as strong as ever. Their “Standing Committee on Education against Communism”, however, appears to no longer exist.
Do note the “bar” in the ABA’s logo, though.
While perpetually scorned by people, for no real reason, Microsoft’s search engine “Bing” has a few tricks up its sleeve.
MLA is the Modern Language Association, and they are responsible for the MLA style of citations used in some research papers, in opposition to the APA, IEEE and others. I shouldn’t really say opposition to, since they all have the same goal in the end.
Anyway, some amusements I have found are:
- The now changed Purdue OWL example of an anonymous publication citation: “Wordsworth is a Loser 100”.
- The ACW style sheet, that I swear was partially adapted into MLA. Examples can be seen here. For some reason I remembered “pine_guest” for maybe 15 years since I first had to work on MLA papers in English 101 and had a handbook for citing MLA style.
- I cannot find it now with some cursory searches, but there was an example text about motion picture censorship that I think was lifted from someone’s research paper, about how licensing fees by governments (towns and villages) were used to control films.
Anyone have anything else like this?
A popular reminiscence going around the image blogging platform Tumboleer about overhead projectors has reminded me of my favorites.
I feel I should apologize shortly for not posting. So there, I just did. Maybe.
At work, some of my job is checking work done by people and firms the State contracts with.
Not a porno.
I found this antient (1914, despite what the cover says) yearbook from Colgate University: