Friday, June 29, 2007


VoilĂ ! A Rat for All Seasonings
The moral of “Ratatouille” is delivered by a critic: a gaunt, unsmiling fellow named Anton Ego who composes his acidic notices in a coffin-shaped room and who speaks in the parched baritone of Peter O’Toole. “Not everyone can be a great artist,” Mr. Ego muses. “But a great artist can come from anywhere.”

Thursday, June 28, 2007

IPhone Countdown

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The iPhone ComethThe critical buzz on the iPhone and Kelly Clarkson.

Apple's iPhone. Geeks are camping in the streets to be first in line for the long-awaited gadget, which goes on sale Friday afternoon; meanwhile, the first detailed product reviews suggest the iPhone may actually be worth the wait. The Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg, dean of American tech critics, gives the device his blessing in a review written with Katherine Boehret: "We have been testing the iPhone for two weeks, in multiple usage scenarios, in cities across the country.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lose the Junk Mail

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Failed States Index 2007: Iraq #2

The Failed States Index 2007
By The Fund for Peace and FOREIGN POLICY magazine

July/August 2007
The world’s weakest states aren’t just a danger to themselves. They can threaten the progress and stability of countries half a world away. In the third annual Failed States Index, FOREIGN POLICY and The Fund for Peace rank the countries where the risk of failure is running high.

It is an accepted axiom of the modern age that distance no longer matters. Sectarian carnage can sway stock markets on the other side of the planet. Anarchic cities that host open-air arms bazaars imperil the security of the world’s superpower. A hermit leader’s erratic behavior not only makes life miserable for the impoverished millions he rules but also upends the world’s nuclear nonproliferation regime. The threats of weak states, in other words, ripple far beyond their borders and endanger the development and security of nations that are their political and economic opposites.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Live Earth: Broadcast Information

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Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

Live Earth concerts will be broadcast to a live worldwide audience by MSN at

It Takes a Tough Man to Tell a Bad Joke

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IN the last few months Brad Paisley and Toby Keith, two of country music’s biggest stars, have returned (if they ever left) to the place they call home: country radio. They have millions of fans and two very different reputations: Mr. Paisley excels at sweet love songs, while Mr. Keith is still best known as a pro-troop rabble-rouser. But neither one can resist a good joke — or, for that matter, a bad one. And this spring both of them came out cracking.

Monday, June 11, 2007

(CLASS) Campus Life and Safety and Security Taskforce

Due to recent events in the news, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry created a new taskforce to review and evaluate current safety and security plans and student counseling services already in place for higher education and career technology institutions and to make recommendations for any needed changes.

More information can be found by clicking the link above.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Welcome Back! Post your Vacation Photos.

Welcome Back! For those of you who had a chance to travel during break a new website that links millions of photos with the exact geographical location where they were taken is now online. Panoramio is a community photos website that enables digital photographers to geo-locate, store and organize their photographs -- and to view those photographs in Google Earth. Other users can search and browse Panoramio photos so share your travels with the world and again welcome back!