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Women's Hockey Coach Fired For High Salary, Made Less Than Male Counterpart  »  Fannie's Room
Ugh:"Shannon Miller built the University of Minnesota Duluth's hockey program and turned it into a powerhouse. With five NCAA championships under her belt the last thing she expected was to be let go. "I'm heartbroken and I'm so disappointed that they would show me so much disrespect," Miller said. UMD Athletic Director Josh Berlo said hard times forced them to make a hard decision. The University of Minnesota Duluth faces a $4.5 million dollar deficit. "We're at a point where we are not able to sustain the highest paid coach in Division I hockey's salary," Berlo said Miller's base salary this season is ...
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Posted:  12/19 10:00pm
Shows About Men and Their Lady Helpers  »  Fannie's Room
My partner regularly watches Law & Order: SVU.  The other day, I noticed that Hulu describes the series like this:"This hard-hitting and emotional series follows Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and his partner Olivia Benson (Emmy-winner Mariska Hargitay) of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Policy Department as they investigate sexually related crimes to bring the perpetrators to justice." (emphasis added)Now, I've always thought of SVU as having an ensemble cast.  Or, alternately, if it's about any one cast member, it would be about Olivia (obvs). Elliot isn't even a character on the current season.Yet, note how, ...
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Posted:  12/17 12:15pm
Quote of the Day  »  Fannie's Room
Eric Puchner, in his article "Death Becomes Him":Americans don’t like to talk about the inevitable: Our screens are filled with zombies, and yet speaking frankly about death is seen as “morbid” or “unhealthy.” Surely the recent Ebola panic is a product of this repression, a way of turning our own mortality into a foreign threat, an illegal immigrant landing on our shores. Death is embarrassing to us, even a bit unpatriotic. I’ve discovered this about my own fear of extinction. When I bring it up, people tend to shift in their chairs, as if holding in a fart. A ...
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Posted:  12/15 10:07pm