Electronic Education

CSI-ed to Death

November 27, 2009

I faithfully watched the TV series CSI for the first few years. Forensic Files with wisecracks and cleavage. But by the time the show spawned to Miami and NYC, I was over it. Last night, however, post-Thanksgiving feast, I was desperate for video wallpaper. I guess programmers figured everyone in America’s on the nod by […]

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Travels with TV

February 6, 2008

I don’t care what any educational study or parents’ reactionary group may say, television with all its faults, is still a rich, thought-provoking tool for parents. Granted, you can’t use it as your one-trick pony, but Morgan has seen an array of images I could never imagine. Talkies enhance text. Earlier this week we were […]

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Suing Sesame Street

November 25, 2007

When I saw the news report about Volumes One and Two of “Sesame Street: Old School” being released on DVD with the warning that the episodes are intended for “grown-ups,” and may not “suit the needs of today’s preschool child,” I thought I’d caught an old SNL clip of Chevy Chase’s Weekend Update. I grew […]

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Cinema Liberte’

March 13, 2007

A few days ago, I chuckled and cringed my way through the On Demand movie, Jackass 2. If you’re not familiar with the franchise, it’s basically a bunch of guys on either side of 30 who enjoy wearing Speedos, getting hurt and having objects shoved up their asses. It’s a guy thing. Morgan and Bill […]

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