Class Procedures and Reminders:
Storybook Stack. On Friday, I almost got through the stack, and I'll finish up on Saturday morning responding to any Storybooks that came in before Friday. Meanwhile, if you turned in something on Friday itself, your assignment is at the top of the stack for Monday, and I will update the stack once or twice again over the weekend. You can check the contents of the stack here.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Writing Resource: Oxford Comma. Okay, I do use the Oxford comma in cases of real ambiguity, but I am not what you would call a religious Oxford comma user . . . although there are such users out there!
Featured Storybook: Vishnu's Favorite Avatars. In Colton's Storybook for this semester, you can learn about the avatars Narasimha, Krishna, and Rama from Vishnu himself.
Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Arjuna at Kuruksetra, with the gods looking on.
April 19: Mae West. On this day in in 1927, the American actress Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail on obscenity charges - "corrupting the morals of youth" - for her play Sex, which was a big hit on Broadway for a year until New York City officials raided the theater. She served eight days and got two days off for good behavior. You can read more about Mae West's successful and scandalous career in this Wikipedia article. The image below shows Mae West on her "Ev'rybody Shimmies Now" sheet music publication in 1918.
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