The newest collection of the popular web comic, The Oatmeal.
The newest collection of the popular web comic, The Oatmeal.
Author: The Oatmeal
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Award-winning writer Dr. Damien Broderick gathers his most forthright articles from the 1960s and '70s, on topics ranging from sex, politics, and religion to drugs and the way things were before the Internet, and caps them with sharp insights from today, looking back in amazement--and often with dismay or laughter. Great reading!
... furious, quietly desperate, sunburst paradox of anger and complacency is harmonized into a profile of our age, perhaps our children will see this culture as betrayed by its own brash energy. Perhaps they will discern, with surprise, ...
Author: Damien Broderick
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Category: Political Science
The fourth Jackson Brodie novel: literary crime from the prizewinning number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription. 'Crime has given Atkinson the freedom to write an ambitious, panoramic work, full of excitement, colour and compassion' Sunday Times A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a shocking impulse purchase. That one moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn. Witnesses to Tracy's outrageous exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie, who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots. All three characters learn that the past is never history and that no good deed goes unpunished.
'This is my letter to the World.' he said to the dog when it returned. rabbit-less, 'Thar muer wrote to ill/Ir.” The dog cocked its head. 'I don't know what it means either,']ackson said. 'I think that's the whole point of poetry.
Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Random House
The relationship between dogs and humans has been represented and contemplated since the beginning of human culture. Lasting expressions of this interest can be found in art, philosophy, literature, and science. With the rise of biological and social sciences in the nineteenth century, disciplinary frames of analysis have increasingly been brought to bear on this topic. These include, among others, evolutionism, biology, genetics, psychology, ethology, anthropology and sociology, with a more recent trend toward interdisciplinary treatments. At present, there is a large body of scientific literature about the relationship between humans and dogs based upon primarily biological, genetic and psychological approaches. It is only within the past decade that sociologists have shown a concerted interest in the social organization of dog-human interaction, and Playing with My Dog Katie is an example of this movement. This unique contribution to the literature - an in-depth case study of a single dog and her guardian (the author) at play uses an ethnomethodological approach, an important aspect of the research is providing the reader with various kinds of data - in written, photographic and video formats - in order to display the phenomenon of play as ordinary, mundane practice. Based upon these data, various theoretical, methodological and empirical issues regarding our understanding of dog-human play are explored. Some of these include: anthropomorphism and anthropomorphic language, the social organization of different 'kinds' (guardian, guide-dog, working dog) of dog-human relationships, the conceptualization of play as an interspecies activity, and intersubjectivity (loosely meaning mutual understanding) between dogs and humans.
An Ethnomethodological Study of Dog-human Interaction David Goode ... has that intention, Thus, there is no paradox in stating that an animal intended to do something, but did not understand why and could not stop itself from acting so.
Author: David Goode
Publisher: Purdue University Press
The cat and the dog have been occupying a prominent place in our homes and at our sides for many years. It is normal to come across them at any time in our literature or when visiting a website. Sometimes they occupy the central place and there are many books that have been devoted to them, sometimes by writers less well known than their companions... Other times, they are just making the scene more lively, more truthful, because without them, where would be the soul of our homes? Through these quotes, you will first travel in time, across regions religions and cultures: the Bible, Einstein, Mahomet, Queen Elisabeth II, Shakespeare, Agatha Christie and many others. This little journey into the heart of wisdom or in the company of famous personalities will give you all the delights that our fourlegged friends deserve. And at the heart of all these treasures, I'm sure you will find valuable thoughts to illuminate your every day. His life in a familly of Egyptian Maus and King Charles Spaniels made him sensitive to the deepness of the thoughts of our favorite 4-legs. Didier HALLEPEE shares with us the many quotations he met in the over ten thousand books he could read."
Recently we were discussing the possibility of making one of our cats Pope, and we decided that the fact she was not ... of dead-and-alive cats as a serious possibility; quite the reverse, the paradox is a classic reductio ad absurdum.
Author: Didier Hallépée
Publisher: les écrivains de Fondcombe
The sequel to "Antonio mató a Luis en la cocina con un hacha porque le debía dinero". Flanagan McPhee's adventure continues in a time travel nonsense with his son and his granchild from the future and his granpa from the past. An homenaje to Asimov.
you had to pay 100% of your salary in taxes, minus the number of followers following you, giving way to the paradox of the government owing dough to certain twitter celebrities all the way to 2108, more or less; these were referred to ...
Author: Roberto López-Herrero
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
He asked, condescendingly. Not only did I have to face the supreme embarrassment, but I had to answer trivia for them as well. What a power trip. My dog came to the door and began to sniff around. “Well, obviously you didn't know that.
On Christmas Day, 6-year-old Randolph runs into the family room and cries, "Daddy!" Two men - William and Cyrus - answer his call. In his quest to unravel the mystery of two fathers, which leads to a reunion with his birth mother and the exposure of grim secrets William tried to bury half a century ago, Randolph rediscovers himself. Thirty-three years after that ominous Christmas Day, as William tries to atone from his deathbed for a lifetime of deceit, Randolph realizes that he has solved a far greater question: Does God exist? The practical implications of his answer will astonish you. Where We Find Ourselves is a true story, told by one of those rare individuals in whom the old world and the new coalesce. In this tale of betrayal and liberation, R. Thomas Risk enlists the analytical skills of a lawyer, the savvy of an investigator and the eloquence of an award-winning poet to forever change your perception of society's sacred institutions - the three most insidious of which are Religion, Celebrity and National Politics ... a positively unholy trinity.
I then encountered the morality paradox. As Iwalked my dog one crisp autumn morning, I happened across a couple out for a morning jog. While I made small-talk with them, my dog squatted and defecated just inches from their feet.
Author: R. Thomas Risk J. D. M. a.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“No Dog Should Die Alone” was the attention-grabbing — and heart-stirring — headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey’s TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro’s work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of “old dogs learning new tricks,” Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You’ll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney’s cocker spaniel, Einstein; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love.
Therein lies the puppy paradox. Yes, puppies have puppy breath and squishy bellies and too-big paws and goofy, clumsy gaits. Yes, they are adorable. But, much like childbirth and diets and dental work and endurance races, a great thing ...
Author: Laura T. Coffey
Publisher: New World Library
no Arab - Jewish battle for Palestine , as our headlines scream . ... Our failure as Zionists to get the truth across to America is evident in this : that the only kings supported by liberal ... Take a closer look into this paradox .
Author: Morris Norman Kertzer
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Gravity’s Ghost and Big Dog brings to life science’s efforts to detect cosmic gravitational waves. These ripples in space-time are predicted by general relativity, and their discovery will not only demonstrate the truth of Einstein’s theories but also transform astronomy. Although no gravitational wave has ever been directly detected, the previous five years have been an especially exciting period in the field. Here sociologist Harry Collins offers readers an unprecedented view of gravitational wave research and explains what it means for an analyst to do work of this kind. Collins was embedded with the gravitational wave physicists as they confronted two possible discoveries—“Big Dog,” fully analyzed in this volume for the first time, and the “Equinox Event,” which was first chronicled by Collins in Gravity’s Ghost. Collins records the agonizing arguments that arose as the scientists worked out what they had seen and how to present it to the world, along the way demonstrating how even the most statistical of sciences rest on social and philosophical choices. Gravity’s Ghost and Big Dog draws on nearly fifty years of fieldwork observing scientists at the American Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory and elsewhere around the world to offer an inspired commentary on the place of science in society today.
I even concluded that, with my sociologist's insights, I was better placed to know whether Big Dog was real than the ... There is a paradox: to know whether to take the Big Dog out before doing the time slide you have to know whether it ...
Author: Harry Collins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Science versus Grand Design, College versus Church, Theory of Evolution versus the Holy Bible, Darwin versus God. One side is right and the other is wrong. Or could they both be incorrect? What if I tell you that you do not exist? What if I tell you that our Creator is real but we are not? Would such statements be a total nonsense? I bet that after reading this book you will change your mind not about everything you have learned before and, most importantly, about yourself.
Chapter I. Biological Paradox. Fall 2007 was a cold evening. I was walking my dog named Nikita in the San Francisco Park Merced area. My dog is a small but fearless Lhasa Apso breed who is afraid of nothing. That day he saw a pipe with ...
Author: Igor Kryan
Twenty-one stories--fiction and non-fiction--about the thrill of the hunt have been specially commissioned for this collection from such acclaimed outdoor writers as Thomas McGuane and John Randolph
As an active partner in the paradox , my dog fills the requirements . She's not a pointer but an old yellow Labrador bitch who has outlived three cars and who in ten seasons has traveled a hundred and fifty thousand miles to and from ...
Author: Robert Elman
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Category: Sports & Recreation
In All My Relations, Susan Chernak McElroy offers ten poignant stories examining such concepts as ownership, naming and unnaming things, interpreting signs and language, and animals as mirrors of the soul. In these pages, you’ll meet Fashion, the old, arthritic mare who reminds the author of the joys of giving for its own sake; Kulu, the zoo chimpanzee who adopts the author as a surrogate mother and demonstrates the heartbreaking realities of captivity; and a host of other critters who will capture your heart and stir your soul. The meditations and practices that accompany the stories will guide you toward a deeper connection with both the animal world and your own stories.
Looking at the various faces of ownership allows a deeper reflection, wherein lurks a paradox: Admitting my ownership over my dog is not something I like to think about. Thinking about the restrictions and mastery that my ownership ...
Author: Susan Chernak McElroy
Publisher: New World Library
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This study examines key issues related to trust, reason and reciprocity.
To locate it , let us resume the more ordinary thought that trust is essential for everyday life and pervades our dealings with friends ... But that is not untoward - I attribute purpose to my dog when I trust it to bark at intruders .
Author: Martin Hollis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A witty, insightful, and affectionate examination of how and why we spend billions on our pets, and what this tells us about ourselves In 2003, Michael Schaffer and his wife drove to a rural shelter and adopted an emaciated, dreadlocked Saint Bernard who they named Murphy. They vowed that they'd never become the kind of people who send dogs named Baxter and Sonoma out to get facials, or shell out for $12,000 hip replacements. But then they started to get weird looks from the in-laws: You hired a trainer? Your vet prescribed antidepressants? So Schaffer started poking around and before long happened on an astonishing statistic: the pet industry, estimated at $43 billion this year, was just $17 billion barely a decade earlier. One Nation Under Dog is about America's pet obsession—the explosion, over the past generation, of an industry full of pet masseuses, professional dog-walkers, organic kibble, leash-law militants, luxury pet spas, veterinary grief counselors, upscale dog shampoos, and the like: a booming economy that is evidence of tremendous and rapid change in the status of America's pets. Schaffer provides a surprising and lively portrait of our country—as how we treat our pets reflects evolving ideas about domesticity, consumerism, politics, and family—through this fabulously reported and sympathetic look at both us and our dogs.
It's a paradox noted by more than a few kennel owners, dog trainers, and even veterinarians: If this business is so great, how come we're not ... Did my fruitless search reflect some fear of the IRS in an informal, cash-driven industry?
Author: Michael Schaffer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Let Your Dog Out is author Spirit Jordache's gift to everyone that is fascinated by Eckhart Tolle's teachings, Cesar Millan's methods, dog lovers, cat lovers, and all spiritual seekers. In this beautifully and delightful story, you get to follow the author's ten-year journey to enlightenment, through the lessons from his pets. You will experience all the common setbacks and hurdles all spiritual seekers suffer and how to overcome them and reach the light.
Just like my dogs taught me, I should not need to speak and give you knowledge in order to show you where the doors to enlightenment ... It is a paradox to say that you never stop learning, yet everything you need is already within you.
Author: Spirit Jordache
By drawing on the complex interplay of ecology and feminism, ecofeminists identify links between the domination of nature and the oppression of women. This volume introduces a variety of innovative approaches for advancing ecofeminist activism, demonstrating how words exert power in the world. Contributors explore the interconnections between the dualisms of nature/culture and masculine/feminine, providing new insights into sex and technology through such wide-ranging topics as canine reproduction, orangutan motherhood and energy conservation. Ecofeminist rhetorics of care address environmental problems through cooperation and partnership, rather than hierarchical subordination, encouraging forms of communication that value mutual understanding over persuasion and control. By critically examining ways that theory can help deconstruct domineering practices-exposing the underlying ideologies-a new generation of ecofeminist scholarship illuminates the transformative capacity of language to foster emancipation and liberation.
When we exert control over our dogs' sexuality and reproduction in selfish or unreflective ways, birth itself becomes ... must be abolished, though, it's important to see that it crystallizes the paradox of our relation to all life.
Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
"The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!" Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is full of mysterious words and phrases. But now there's an easy way to understand what it's all about. With this book you can dork out with the best of 'em. Here are more than 1,000 words and their definitions, including such gems as: LARP Red Shirt Wilhelm Scream Xenomorph Munchkin* So don't worry if you don't know what a midochlorian is or what to do with a proton pack. With this book, you'll never be confused again. Which doesn't mean what you think it means, unless you're a fan of roleplaying games.
Check out my new nanotechnology waterproof pants! NLP (noun) Short for neurolinguistic ... Examples of a PARADOX are “This statement is false,” “My dog is a cat,” and “This book is good.” phishing (noun) The illegal practice of ...
Author: Gregory Bergman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster