Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters

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They will destroy themselves if we allow them to

Okay, before I start blathering about my personal life I'd like to get into politics and college for a moment. This was posted on my anthropology Class message board:

Boycott Classes! Boycott Work!


***** P A L E S T I N E *****

Protest and Sit-In

Columbia University
Low Library Steps

Wednesday, April 17
10AM - 4PM

Go to your class, tell your professor and classmates that you will not
attend the class for the protest, and ask them to join!

Organized by the Columbia Anti-War Collective, Turath, Students for
Justice in Palestine, People for Peace, and other concerned Columbia

Now I really gotta Bush going to say "Sorry Sharon you're going to have to cave. It appears as though a bunch of liberal college students aren't going to class. I don't know if this is strange or not since despite being a Yale Graduate I have never actually SEEN a classroom, but this crisis is overwhelming. Now please capitulate and allow yourselves to be pushed into the sea and drowned"

I mean what exactly do people hope to gain through this sort of feckless limp wristed semi-protest. Is it JUST an excuse to get out of class? Is it mere anti-semitism? I don't know.

Speaking of Jews I got an advertisement in the mail for a Jewish cemetary complex. I don't know, I think 20 is a little young to start planning my funeral. I really gotta love the sort of targetted marketing that focuses merely on ONE aspect of who you are rather than taking your whole demographic into account. It's like all those breast enlargement E-mails I get. Umm...sorry if I wanted a big rack I'd go to Ikea.

That's most of my ranting except that I hate the U.N. even more passionatly after this last measure they passed which justifies suicide bombings. Frankly there should be some sort of secret council of SANE nations that could actually ACCOMPLISH things and didn't bend to insane dictatorial nutjob rogue states. Oh right, NATO already exists. Long live U.S. Hegemonic Military dominance.

Personal notes.

Haven't done much on my papers. Planning to write at least half my book review tonight so I can work out tomorrow. Don't know whether that's a possibility. Hope so. Justice paper is taking shape.

In Justice class yesterday the professor blatently stated that he didn't want my opinion because I answer too many questions. That stung somewhat. I mean when he just picks someone else to avoid having me talk too much that's okay, but when he actually states directly that he wants someone ELSE to talk. Well...

During Psychology we had a guest speaker. She talked WAY too quick for anyone to take notes. It was an interesting lecture though. I asked a question and she offered to let me look at some raw data to find the answer. That's a bit overenthusiastic, I skipped out without looking.

In terms of majoring in psych, well I emailed the advisor and things aren't looking good. I'll head in to see her on thursday and try to see if I can work something out but I'm not sure anything will come of it. Oh well, it's not the end of the world. I thought I'd be more upset. Maybe it's a sign that I don't REALLY want to do psych. Maybe I'm just rationalizing.

I hate Pride and Prejudice. Intensly.

During Statistics today I stooped to lows of juvenile humor that I haven't resorted to since high school. When the instructor lowered the lights in order to show a projection Paul said "Ooo Mood Lighting" and I said "Yeah, check out the Correlation on THAT data set" which elicited a rather irritated sigh from Diana (I wasn't talking to her but she overheard). Then later on when we were looking at differences between male and female income I asked Paul about Sex change patients and hermaphrodites and Diana told me to just shut up. It wasn't like I was talking to her (I wouldn't make comments like that to a chick) but apparently my comments were so annoying that she couldn't take them. Eh. At least Paul found them amusing. God I'm a fucking Geek.

Today was the last day of GED. I muddled through and it sucked. Eun Jin actually asked a few questions which I was able to answer but other than that the day was wasted. Some girl who hadn't been in class since week 3 came in and said she'd emailed me. I never got it. She was wearing a really low cut shirt that had a further strip of cloth removed along the cleavage. It was distracting. I hate that it was distracting.

After I finished I went back to the office and talked a little with Jen who is the coordinator. She asked me how I did decently at 19 credits and still had time to volunteer. I told her I was good at doing well in school despite not doing the reading. That launched into a HUGE lecture from some RANDOM woman about how I had a gift and shouldn't waste it etc. She laid into me for not doing the reading telling me I'd regret it later and then started talking about her own educational experiences for quite some time. I missed Andy Richter Controls the Universe for this because I figured if I stopped talking to a woman all my critics would think ill of me. Eventually I convinced her that there were downsides to my "gifts" as well etc... I'll never understand how people just leap into conversations with people they don't know. I don't even talk to people I DO know without them initiating the conversation first. Anyway I never learned this woman's name and I have no clue as to her age. SHe looked like she was early twenties but she was definitly over 24. Eh who knows. At least Jeff agrees with her so she's in semi-okay company I guess.

Anyway most of my day has been spent thinking over my papers and I really should start this book report. This whole entry was partially procrastination but I also wanted to get it down on the net so people would know I wasn't dead and I wouldn't let my busyness conquor my need to express myself etc.

And now...academic bullcrap.

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