Friday, December 30, 2011

It’s the last Folderol post of 2011! Many thanks to everyone who read, sent in links and emails, and just generally added to the value of this goofy weblog of mine. Let’s hope 2012 is a good year (solar storms notwithstanding) for everyone.

From Bunny: a young woman expresses her dislike of gender-colored toys. You go, girl.

Also from Bunny, and totally unrelated to the first link, fortunately: abandoned brothels from around the world.

From Brendan: Steampunk USB! Get your welder goggles on!

From Cassandra: The most overused words on LinkedIn, the current issues in our government, and how we can use our minds to help our educational achievements.

From a co-worker: Creative uses for legal books, as an increasing number have been deemed unnecessary by the powers that be. (This is very topical at work right now.)

Have a spiffy weekend and New Year’s, everyone! See you in 2012.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RE: Improving educational achievement among marginalized groups

While reading I thought, wow, this is great! Public schools should incorporate this exercise into the curricula.

But, then, I remembered the mission of the public school system is to perpetuate the status quo, socialize students to continue to serve the power holders in our society, by churning out good workers, not good thinkers.

Who would scrub our toilets, babysit our children and serve our food if more students succeeded in academia? Wah….wah….

On that positive note, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Teehee