Tag Archives: california

Closer than clothes

I went to the laundromat last night after work. They've got Wi-Fi now (good!); you have to hunt down an attendant for the password (bad!); there are no power outlets so you can always be chargin' (ugly!). A guy waiting for his clothes to dry had an Ovation acoustic guitar with him. I saw him […]

Booka’sto trippin’

African American fiction Reading what RPM wrote the other day reminded me.

First and foremost as a way of using language

Weird Al Yankovic – White and Nerdy Live Mary Bucholtz, a linguist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been working on the question for the last 12 years. She has gone to high schools and colleges, mainly in California, and asked students from different crowds to think about the idea of nerdiness and […]