I really like the post about Engels, that information in really interesting. It is always nice to hear about a theorits personal life, it can sometimes help you understand their theories more or give you something you can use to help remember them by.
I found the Hurst readings really helpful. The chapters are clear and its helpful that they weave the different theorists together and help point out some commonalities and comparisons.
Also thanks for posting the real end of the Buffy episode I wish we could have seen that.