Kategória “General”

Barbie 1959 – 2009

Penguin Cam

Darkness

a 24-hour comic

Maddie The Coonhound

a super serious project about dogs and physics

Tank Graveyards on Earth

Where’s the Pixel?

Je piatok!

LSD and Its Lysergamide Cousin

Rats Free Trapped Friends

John Kilar

Animals feeding and fighting

The Magna Carta Essay: It’s Still ALIIIIVE!

Back in 2005 I did an evil, evil thing. Discovering the proliferation of websites where student plagiarists could copy essays, I wrote a Trojan horse paper about the Magna Carta and seeded it on a few plagiarism sites. The essay is basically wrong from beginning to end. Amongst other silliness, it claims that King John’s titles included Duke of Hazzard, and observes that “peasants were reduced to eating burage and socage.” It also invents a fictitious war against Flanders Fland (a region on the coast of Luxembourg) and cites such scholarly tomes as Bollock and Maidenhead’s classic Interminable History of the English Law.

Every once in awhile, I google a few phrases from the paper to see how it’s gettting along in the wild. Over the years, the two seed essays I planted have spawned a dozen or so Google hits at various disreputable sites. Sometimes they even want you to pay to see the whole text. However, for years I had no idea if any student had actually handed the thing in.

Until tonight.

The Single Lane Super Highway

Frieke Janssen

100 ways to kill a peep