Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Comic Books I’ve Been Reading: What’s in My Pull List: Reviews and Recommendations [ASMR]

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LIST
  1. Monstress, Image Comics, 2015 (4:16)
  2. Archer and Armstrong, Valiant Comics, 2012-2014 (8:40)
  3. Replica, AfterShock Comics, 2015 (12:10)
  4. InSEXts, AfterShock Comics, 2015 (12:10)
  5. Super Zero, AfterShock Comics, 2015 (12:10)
  6. Harbinger: Omegas, Valiant Comics, 2014 (15:53)
  7. Carnage Vol. 2, Marvel Comics, 2015 (16:46)
  8. X-O Manowar, Valiant Comics, 2012-Present (18:21)
  9. Red Thorn, Vertigo/DC, 2015 (21:28)
  10. Book Of Death, Valiant Comics, 2015 (23:12)
  11. Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, Valiant Comics, 2015 (24:14)
  12. Book Of Death: The Fall of… Harbinger, Bloodshot, Ninjak, X-O Manowar (25:19)
  13. Fistful of Blood, IDW, 2015 (27:42)
  14. I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics, 2015 (28:44)
  15. Superman: American Alien, DC Comics, 2015 (29:59)
  16. Armor Hunters, Valiant Comics, 2014 (31:10)
  17. Other Titles: Southern Bastards, Image Comics - Pretty Deadly, Image Comics - Tower Chronicles, Legendary Comics - Manifest Destiny, Image Comics - Deadly Class, Image Comics – Batman, DC Comics (33:07)
  18. Samurai Jack, IDW Publishing (35:15)
  19. Hellblazer, Vertigo/DC Comics (35:59)
  20. Invader Zim, Oni Press, 2015 (36:26)
  21. Limbo, Image Comics, 2015 (36:37)
  22. Airboy, Image Comics, 2015 (37:11)
  23. Gwenpool/Howard the Duck, Marvel Comics, 2015 (37:48)
  24. Snowpiercer (Le Transperceneige), Titan Comics, 2014 (39:26)
  25. Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, DC Comics, 1984-1987 (40:58)
  26. Will Eisner's A Life Force, Part of the Contract with God trilogy (42:45)
  27. Wally Wood's Strange Worlds of Science Fiction (44:15)
  28. I, Robot by Eando Binder, January 1939, Amazing Stories (47:30)
  29. Plus a few random graphic novels…
Happy Reading :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Reading Comics, Introduction to Set #3: Reviews and Recommendations --- ASMR

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DISCUSSION OF COMIC READINGS FOR THIS SET:
  1. Batman, Legends of the Dark Knight #16, First Venom (2:45)
  2. X-Factor #5 and #6, First Appearances of Apocalypse (13:34)
  3. Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #1, First Appearance/Origin (16:20)
  4. Rai #0, Eternal Warrior #4, First Appearances of Bloodshot (33:48)
  5. Marvel Spotlight #5, First Appearance/Origin of Ghost Rider (38:48)
  6. Amazing Spider-Man #344-347, #359-361, First Appearances of Carnage/Cletus Kasady (45:17)
  7. Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #8 (50:49)
  8. Strange Tales #115, Origin of Dr. Strange (52:39)
  9. Wanted #45, Reefer Madness Propaganda (53:55)
  10. Wonder Woman #200, "The Beauty Hater!" (57:25)
  11. Weird Science-Fantasy #28, EC Comics (1:00:04)
  12. The Crow #1 by James O'Barr, Caliber Press (1:02:04)
  13. Silver Surfer #50, Infinity Gauntlet #1 (1:07:33)
  14. "The Fixer and Other Stories" by Joe Sacco (1:10:08)
Happy Reading :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

How to Study: Tip #5: 20 Steps to Reading a Textbook (Language of Math #161)

Additional videos and information at: Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life. Longer edit: ASMR Math: How to Read a Textbook.

20 Steps to Reading a Textbook

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Table of Contents.
  2. Use the Index to navigate the book.
  3. Scan Footnotes.
  4. Read the Introduction/Preface/Conclusion.
  5. Know what's in the Appendix.
  6. Read the Titles/Subtitles/Headers.
  7. Read and learn from the Examples.
  8. Read/understand Bold/Italic/Highlighted text.
  9. Spend time understanding graphics/visuals.
  10. Make note of formulas that are numbered.
  11. Check your work as you do it (one at a time).
  12. Read/review everything in the side columns.
  13. Always read first & last paragraphs of sections.
  14. Read first sentence of every paragraph.
  15. Read last/middle sentences of large paragraphs.
  16. Read the text before and after a formula.
  17. Read new concepts in detail, i.e., take your time.
  18. Read introduction and conclusion of chapters.
  19. If you need to, highlight/take notes in the textbook.
  20. Enjoy it. Savor it. Cherish the opportunity to read.

Friday, September 4, 2015

ASMR Math: How to Study: Tip #5: How to Read a Textbook

Additional videos and information at: ASMR, ASMR Math, Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life. Shorter edit: 20 Steps to Reading a Textbook

20 Steps to Reading a Textbook

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Table of Contents.
  2. Use the Index to navigate the book.
  3. Scan Footnotes.
  4. Read the Introduction/Preface/Conclusion.
  5. Know what's in the Appendix.
  6. Read the Titles/Subtitles/Headers.
  7. Read and learn from the Examples.
  8. Read/understand Bold/Italic/Highlighted text.
  9. Spend time understanding graphics/visuals.
  10. Make note of formulas that are numbered.
  11. Check your work as you do it (one at a time).
  12. Read/review everything in the side columns.
  13. Always read first & last paragraphs of sections.
  14. Read first sentence of every paragraph.
  15. Read last/middle sentences of large paragraphs.
  16. Read the text before and after a formula.
  17. Read new concepts in detail, i.e., take your time.
  18. Read introduction and conclusion of chapters.
  19. If you need to, highlight/take notes in the textbook.
  20. Enjoy it. Savor it. Cherish the opportunity to read.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Best Advice Regarding the Importance of Education That You Will Ever Hear: Some Wise Words from Ex-child Soldier, Omar Khadr

On May 7, 2015, after his released from nearly 13 years of imprisonment and many years of torture, during his first press conference, Omar Khadr provides the best advice regarding the importance of education that you will ever hear (at 5:27):
Question from Reporter: “What would you say to someone kind of contemplating extremism and maybe looking to you? What would you say to them?”

Omar Khadr: “What I would tell anybody is to educate yourself, [so you won’t be easily controlled]. Education is a very important thing. I have noticed that a lot of people are manipulated by not being educated. So education is a very important thing.”
Omar Khadr speaks to media


There is no doubt that one of the most important reasons to become educated is so that you are not easily manipulated, but who is Omar Khadr?

As one of the most respected Canadians in history, and by all accounts the most respected contemporary Canadian of our time, Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire, in a press release on May, 8th, 2015, stated that “the story of Omar Khadr has been nothing if not infuriating.”

On June 29, 2012, Dallaire told Omar Khadr’s story to the Canadian Senate “to put on the record the case of the only child soldier prosecuted for war crimes.” It is a speech that in my humble opinion should be mandatory reading for every Canadian and added to every high school history curriculum in the country.

In his speech, Dallaire explained that what Khadr was forced to endure has been “a stain upon our society, and a fundamental reproach upon our respect for international law and conventions that we have signed.” He concluded by stating:
“There can be no doubt, and I conclude, that the case of Omar Khadr taints this government, this country and all of its citizens”.
I concur with Dallaire.

In the introduction to politics on this site I stated that “I feel that I don’t have anything direct to say without repeating myself”, so I’ll refrain from expanding on this topic further and redirect anyone that wants further information on Khadr to the following posts that I made on my previous site in 2008 (available from archive.org), as well as embedding the interrogation video of Khadr by CSIS agents at Guantanamo Bay:

  • The United States is torturing children and then falsifying evidence against them: Update on Omar Khadr and Afghanistan

  • Gitmo interrogation video! Is this some kind of sick joke? Release Omar Khadr’s Torture Tapes!

  • Supreme Court of Canada rules that Guantanamo Bay is illegal: update on Omar Khadr

  • Guantanamo Bay child soldier CSIS interrogation - Omar Khadr
    Extended video: Omar Khadr (Guantanamo Bay) Interrogation Tapes.

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    ASMR Math: Introduction and Table of Contents

    See Table of Contents for additional material related to ASMR, the Language of Mathematics and Math in Real Life.

    Text for the introduction to ASMR Math to follow once the section on Trigonometry has been completed (see below).

    ASMR Math: Introduction or: How I Got into ASMR


    1. Trigonometry
    2. Miscellaneous

    I. Trigonometry

      ... more to come

    II. Miscellaneous

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    How and Why I Buy Comic Books: Collecting, Investing, and Reading: Let’s Check out the Comic Book Collection I Bought on Ebay

    Below you will find three videos going through a collection of comic books that I bought on ebay. Once enough content has been created for The Language of Mathematics so that we can begin our discussion on the economics of comics, we will return to these videos. Until then, I hope you enjoy.

    See Table of Contents for additional material related to Comic Books, ASMR, and Mathematics.

    How and Why I Buy Comic Books: Collecting, Investing, Reading


    Let’s Check out the Comic Book Collection I Bought on Ebay, Box 1


    Let’s Check out the Comic Book Collection I Bought on Ebay, Box 2

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    All About Comic Books: Readings, Reviews and Recommendations, Comic Book Hauls, Framings, Collections and Articles

    I really enjoy comic books and plan on producing a lot of content regarding this topic. To help keep everything organized and coherent, content is being archived into the following categories: Readings, Framings, Comic Hauls, Collections, and Articles.

    Below you will find an introductory video for this series. Once we begin to look at the economics of comics for Math in Real Life, that content will also be added on this page.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Peace.

    All about Comic Books: Introduction


    1. Readings
    2. Framings
    3. Comic Book Hauls/Buys
    4. Collections, Reviews, and Recommendations
    5. Articles


    I. Readings



    II. Framings




    III. Comic Book Hauls/Buys




    IV. Collections, Reviews and Recommendations




    V. Articles