urban legends

Clowning around

by meanlouise October 3, 2016 halloween

In the middle of writing a post about creepy clown sightings I found an excellent article on the subject at Rolling Stone, so I’m going to save some time and post that instead: ‘Killer Clowns’: Inside the Terrifying Hoax Sweeping America. As campus safety officials in Pennsylvania pointed out in their notice, the “creepy clown” […]

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Urban Legends, Halloween Candy edition

by meanlouise October 31, 2013 academia

My neighborhood gets pretty festive for Christmas, but I find the amount of time and money that goes into Halloween is staggering. Fun, but a bit crazy. I love Halloween and, admittedly, I require vigilant adult supervision in the Halloween aisles so that I don’t cart home every single novelty item pertaining to bones or […]

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Jim Croce cover band

by meanlouise May 31, 2013 academia

When I was a kid, our next door neighbors had a Hammond organ. They used to let me play it but their sheet music selection was pretty limited. Very limited. Let’s put it this way: if you ever form a Jim Croce cover band and need some funky organ breaks for “Time in a Bottle,” […]

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CyberCulture

by meanlouise October 1, 1999 academia

I’ve been talking with faculty in Anthropology and CompSci about developing a course in Digital Culture that I could possibly teach after I finish my Master’s Degree next year. I have to finish Comprehensive exams and complete two major projects between now and then, so I don’t want to get too excited yet…. If you […]

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