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I am Jeff McMahon. I teach college English, I'm married to a middle school English teacher, and we have a "rescue" dog, Gretchen, with special emotional needs, though I imagine we're now just as dependent on Gretchen as she is on us. herculogical@verizon.net
Interests: power yoga, combat conditioning, cars that possess the i've-got-to-have-it factor, vegetarian cooking, blissed-out naval-gazer and underground dream pop music, a few well-chiseled books. other website: http://herculodge.typepad.com/
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I remember a book making claims about the link between longevity and restricted calories around 4 years ago but years later the claims were refuted. http://www.nature.com/news/calorie-restriction-falters-in-the-long-run-1.11297
One. Ambition, Faustian Bargain, envy (Moldova); the need to strike a pose; Pascal and the need to make others think you're something on the outside when you're nothing on the inside. Two. Symbiosis, enabling, willed ignorance, collaborating Three. Archetype of the Trickster and society's collaboration Four. Willed ignorance: being complicit... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
And yet another study warning about refined carbs today on NPR. Related articles Is It Too Late for Me to Get Ripped? NPR Shop Selling Grundig S350 DL Copper Limited Edition for $79 Plus Shipping World's Best Diet revealed Gluten-Free,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
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Whenever I'm tempted by a watch and post it here, I like to end, as a sort of tag line, that once I acquire this or that watch, "my collection will now be complete." I've been thinking how nice it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Yeah, I saw it at Watch City. Doesn't play the same in person.
Addressing Bill's CCrane CCRadio 2E review, Ken writes: Downsides are that the set takes a second or two to produce full sound when you tune in a MW frequency Wow, I think that's the first time I've read that. I've... Continue reading
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I was in awe of internet photos I recently saw of the Seiko SSC231, with its open dial and large Arabic numerals, but seeing one in person was an underwhelming experience. With lots of watch idiot savants buying watches on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
Since I mess around listening to AM Medium Wave more than anything else, I took the plunge and bought a CCradio 2E to be more or less a dedicated MW DX set. It doesn't disappoint. I could get my revenge... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Herculodge
The size and overall aesthetics of the watch are a certainty. It plays very similar to my Black Monster. The O51 and 057 are some of the most beautiful watches I've ever seen. The SSA line, especially the SS variety, are amazing looking watches at their price point of 270-320. I'm more worried about the SSC277, but I can probably sell it for what I paid for it.
English 1A Syllabus for Jeff McMahon Spring 2015 Office H121P; Work Phone: 5673; email:jmcmahon@elcamino.edu Office Hours M and W: 2:45-3:45; T and TH: 12:30-1, 3:30-4:15 Course Catalog Description: This course is designed to strengthen the students’ ability to read with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakthrough Writer
Chapter 4, The Hollywood Sign; Robert B. Ray, “The Thematic Paradigm” (365-385) One. What is the debate about films in the history of US cinema? Either movies are an opiate to drug the minds of the masses so they are... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Breakthrough Writer
It's probably noisy, but that's the price one pays for an effective fan. The 12-inch blade Vornado isn't powerful enough to reach me on the couch at mid setting and at high setting it's very loud, so I might as well get a 20-inch Lasko.
My Watch Idiot Savant inclinations came back (after a lovely hiatus of writing) in the form of gunmetal "needs." As a result, I pulled the trigger on a couple of gunmetal watches, the Seiko SSA051 and Seiko SSC277. Buying watches... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
I may have to go to Home Depot and check out this $45 Work Force 20-inch floor fan. The Vornado in the living room is just okay but its 10-inch blades are too small. My only concern about the 20-inch... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Herculodge
Steven Johnson, “It’s All About Us”; Brian Williams, “Enough About You”; danah boyd, “Implications of User Choice”; Ian Daly, “Virtual Popularity Isn’t Cool—It’s Pathetic”; ICMPA, “Students Addicted to Social Media” (469-487) One. What are the drawbacks of Web 2.0 according... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
One. In the age of social media, what is happening to the “codes” that determine the boundaries between public and private space? The lines between public and private space are becoming blurred. For many, nothing is private anymore. The most... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Breakthrough Writer
Thanks, Val: Check out this new build-your-own Tecsun am radio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6yPYson0V0 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tecsun-2P3-Radio-Receiver-Kit/dp/B00LXK26QW Related articles Val's First Look at the Tecsun R-2010D Val's AM Question about Tecsun Radio Enthusiasts Want to Know if the Tecsun PL-660 Is Worth $50... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Herculodge
Jim writes: Called my local RS and found they had three Sangean ATS-505 radios for $31; I'm so so tempted to buy an extra as a gift, for someone who could use a good radio, but frankly, aside of my... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
Dan Roth of the Autoblog podcast said that while he overall thinks the 2015 Ford Fiesta is competitive in its class, shifting its 5-speed "feels like mixing a bowl of cookie dought." Love the line. But that's a deal killer.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Herculodge
In a 3-paragraph essay, develop a thesis that defends, refutes, or modifies the assertion that the Thais are misguided in believing that too much thinking results in unhappiness and that their position is a fool’s attempt to remain in ignorant bliss. In a 3-paragraph essay, develop a thesis that defends,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
NYT reviewer Nina Burleigh reviews Walter Kirn's Blood Will Out (possible book for 1C?) and observes that Kirn saw himself as a "collaborator" who allowed the "trickster incubus" to possess him. Assignment: Defend, refute, or modify the assertion that both Blood Will Out and F.Scott Fitgerald's "Winter Dreams" are cautionary... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles
My user name is now kafkabay99.
Because Just Calculators is accepting the return of the Seiko Starfish (is 40mm, not 47mm), I'm selling two: M Force blue dial (like but don't love it); and Sumo. eBay was hacked so I changed password and user but latter was unnecessary. I may change it to old name eventually. When I get the Megalodon and the SBDL021, the watches I'm selling will be long gone from my mind.
Final Research Paper based on Jeff Henderson's Cooked: Defend, refute, or modify the assertion that the narrative in Cooked parallels the Mythic Journey motif described by Linda Seger's essay, "Creating the Myth." Use the Toulmin method by including a counterargument-rebuttal section. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Lesson Plan Über Alles