(A)musings

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Am I Too Late?

Since it's been almost two weeks since my last post, I figure that it's high time for an update.

First, I turn to matters concerning my new academic life as a third year student. For those who are interested, this term I'm taking four classes, RELIG 475/575: Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, RELIG 379: Religions of Aboriginal North America, GERM 112: Beginners' German II, and PHIL 102: Knoweldge and Reality. Of all the classes I'm taking, I'm most concerned about 475; since it's both an MA and BA course, I'm thinking it's definitely going to be the most taxing case I've taken yet in my career. Case in point, 250 pages of reading and a report due within the first week of class. I know, I know, peanuts compared to what all you MA students are doing but, in my defence, I'm still new at this whole "Arts" thing. At any rate, I'm sure I'm going to learn a whole lot.

Now, a question: Is it, or is it not ironic that a blind guy, after finishing a chat with his friend, says, "See you later!"? If I were a more committed artsy, I would engage in a long deconstructionist rant about humour at the expense of disabled people and its implications in a post-modern society, but I won't.

Next, a 'blast' from the past. Anders, this is specially for you, but I do suggest you remove anything pointy from the floor. I warn any of my readers who may be weak of stomach to NOT, I repeat NOT click on the link. That said, this was hilarious when I was in High School.

Finally, today's german word is "der Affe." It means "monkey," appropriate somehow...

Monday, January 02, 2006

The Movies That Were

Now, for your reading pleasure, I present to all of my faithful readers my movie journal for the month of December. I'm not so sure about some of the dates, do let me know what mistakes I've made.

Dec. 2
Black Hawk Down
Top Gun

Dec. 3
ThunderBall
Sleepy Hollow

Dec. 5
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Dec. 9
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Dec. 11
The Transporter

Dec. 12
Monster

Dec. 16
Blade II

Dec. 21
The Hunt for Red October

Dec. 23

The Sting

Dec. 24
The Great Train Robbery

Dec. 26
Ali G: Indahouse

Dec. 28
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Dec. 29
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Dec. 31
King Kong (2005)

A Happy New Year to you all, and a great rest of the day!