Monday, November 10, 2014

Resources for November 10, 2014

Fleischmann, Alayne and Matt Taibbi. "How JPMorgan Chase Helped Wreck the Economy, Avoid Prosecution." Democracy Now (November 7, 2014)

Goldin, Josh. "Wonderful World." Film School (January 4, 2010)

Ross, Kristin. "Jacques Tati, Historian." Current (October 30, 2014)

Mosher, Donal and Michael Palmieri. "October Country." Film School (January 12, 2010)

Oreck, Jessica. Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo." Film School (January 18, 2010)

Kempenaar, Adam and Josh Larsen. "Gone Girl (Full Review with Spoilers)." Filmspotting (October 9, 2014)

Rosenberg, Emma. "Staying Sane with Rocks in My Pocket." The Baffler (October 30, 2014)

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

egregious \ih-GREE-juss\

adjective: conspicuous; especially : conspicuously bad : flagrant


It was an egregious breach of theater etiquette on Eugene's part when he left his cell phone on during the play and it rang during an important scene.

"Stanford still leads in the nation in scoring defense, but had perhaps the most egregious defensive breakdown of the weekend, failing to cover a Notre Dame receiver who scored the winning touchdown on a fourth-down pass with 1:01 left." — Jake Curtis, San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 2014

Egregious derives from the Latin word egregius, meaning "distinguished" or "eminent." In its earliest English uses, egregious was a compliment to someone who had a remarkably good quality that placed him or her eminently above others. That's how English philosopher and theorist Thomas Hobbes used it in flattering a colleague when he remarked, "I am not so egregious a mathematician as you are." Since Hobbes' day, however, the meaning of the word has become noticeably less complimentary, possibly as a result of ironic use of its original sense.

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