Tag Archives: Paper

The Shadow Scholar

In the Chronicle of Higher Education is a fascinating article by a guy who makes his living writing papers for students, which they pass in as their own:

In the past year, I’ve written roughly 5,000 pages of scholarly literature, most on very tight deadlines. But you won’t find my name on a single paper.

I’ve written toward a master’s degree in cognitive psychology, a Ph.D. in sociology, and a handful of postgraduate credits in international diplomacy. I’ve worked on bachelor’s degrees in hospitality, business administration, and accounting. I’ve written for courses in history, cinema, labor relations, pharmacology, theology, sports management, maritime security, airline services, sustainability, municipal budgeting, marketing, philosophy, ethics, Eastern religion, postmodern architecture, anthropology, literature, and public administration. I’ve attended three dozen online universities. I’ve completed 12 graduate theses of 50 pages or more. All for someone else.

You’ve never heard of me, but there’s a good chance that you’ve read some of my work. I’m a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can’t detect, that you can’t defend against, that you may not even know exists.

The Shadow Scholar

Books Without Batteries

[Jeff Stahler]

Money Hats

Money hats. That’s all I can really say about this.


Something Amazing

Brandon Hardesty has, once again, discovered something amazing.


Amazing Paper-Flipping Animation

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. It’s a bit gruesome and moderately NSFW, so be warned.

[via Geekologie]

She Farted and Created the World

She Farted And Created The World is an animation about a dog who farts and creates a world… and follow a sort-of evolution cycle within it.
The whole thing is made entirely from recycled papers. Bank statements, bills, scraps found on the street, pointless spam mail, paper the graphic kids throw out (they waste so much paper)… whatever I could get my mitts on!

[via LikeCOOL]

Notebook Paper Printed with Sports Balls


Play More is a concept by an Amsterdam design firm called Trapped in Suburbia. The paper has patterns of sports balls on the back, so when you crumple it up and throw it away (if you do it right) you get the above. Just don’t throw away all of the paper.

[via Geekologie]