Archive for August, 2009

smart people (not the movie)

nerdus maximus

I hope to apply to this if it doesn’t conflict with summer school:

My students alerted me to this free software that lets you make notes on to PDFs and save them:

a new kfc…

I used to live pretty close to this KFC. Hilarious.

this makes me want to throw something

“For black women, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t,” said Ingrid Banks, an associate professor of black studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. “If you’ve got straight hair, you’re pegged as selling out. If you don’t straighten your hair,” she said, “you’re seen as not practicing appropriate grooming practices.”

Anyone who thought such preconceptions were outdated would have been reminded otherwise by some negative reactions to the president’s 11-year-old daughter, Malia Obama, who wore her hair in twists while in Rome this summer. Commenters on the conservative blog Free Republic attacked her as unfit to represent America for stepping out unstraightened.

kudos to a philosopher

my childhood friend:

as long as i’ve known him, he has done everything with much gusto. it’s great that his work is getting some recognition. congrats andrew!

[on a side note, isn’t it a little odd that a research 1 would only award one dissertation fellowship in the entire school? maybe fewer people applied or funds were low, but you’d hope they’d be supporting their students. or maybe it’s a special fellowship and everyone else got some other fellowship. i hope.]


one fond ucla memory was walking down bruin walk to find one of the latino frats selling bacon wrapped hotdogs with horchata. they had aunties cooking on the grill; it was divine.

speaking of sat prep

obit for stanley kaplan:

jyip, at least you can use google reader with this one!