May 11, 2010

-FUPPETS- For Readers XL

-FUPPETS- has always had issues with the limited time allowed for the digestion of all the amazing things that are written by people. When you add to this the amount of new scientific research that is published in any given month, it really helps point out the dilemma faced by one who above all seeks to read as much as possible about everything. One life-time is no enough. We must all do what we can to absorb as much as possible in the limited time we have. It may seem overwhelming to cram so much information in your brain but believe -FUPPETS- when -FUPPETS- says your mind can take it. Don't wimp out. Start off with the following essays and articles here in the 40th edition of -FUPPETS- For Readers. MIND CONTROL THEORIES & TECHNIQUES USED BY MASS MEDIA: Mass media is the most powerful tool used by the ruling class to manipulate the masses. It shapes and molds opinions and attitudes and defines what is normal and acceptable. This article looks at the workings of mass media through the theories of its major thinkers, its power structure and the techniques it uses, in order to understand its true role in society. - ( The Vigilant Citizen )

COMETARY DUST FOUND IN ANTARCTICA - ( Science Daily ) How English erased its roots to become the global tongue of the 21st century. - ( Robert McCrum - Guardian UK ) NO SUCH THING AS SILENCE: John Cage's 4'33" - ( Nikil Saval - The New Statesman ) SOUL TALK: No self-respecting professor of philosophy wants to discuss the soul in class. It reeks of old-time theology, or, worse, New Age quantum treacle. But make no mistake, our students are very interested in the soul. In fact, that is the main reason many of us won't raise the soul issue in our classes: The bizarre, speculative, spooky metaphysics that pours out of students, once the box has been opened, is truly chaotic and depressing. - ( Stephen T. Asma - Chronicle Review ) PANDORA'S BRIEFCASE: It was a dazzling feat of wartime espionage. But does it argue for or against spying? - ( Malcolm Gladwell - The New Yorker ) WHY I HATE 3-D (AND YOU SHOULD TOO): I'm not opposed to 3-D as an option. I'm opposed to it as a way of life. - ( Roger Ebert - Newsweek )

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