Saturday, November 18, 2006

There's nothing wrong with getting really angry sometimes

The past two days have seriously tested my faith in academia, both in terms of student committment and professional integrity, and now this thread (probably nsfw) tests my faith in humanity as a whole. But, damn, I think that I Blame the Patriarchy might be my new favourite blog, and Twisty Faster my new hero. Thanks Kristina!

PS - since it seems to be a feminist kinda Friday around here, why not check out Mark Frauenfelder's 7 punk and post-punk female singer videos & guess which one's my fave?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me think of this scene from the movie pricess bride..(which one is my favorite video?

Man in Black: All right. Where is the poison? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both drink, and find out who is right... and who is dead.
Vizzini: But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the poison into his own goblet or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Man in Black: You've made your decision then?
Vizzini: Not remotely. Because iocane comes from Australia, as everyone knows, and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.
Man in Black: Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.
Vizzini: Wait til I get going! Now, where was I?
Man in Black: Australia.
Vizzini: Yes, Australia. And you must have suspected I would have known the powder's origin, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Man in Black: You're just stalling now.
Vizzini: You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? You've beaten my giant, which means you're exceptionally strong, so you could've put the poison in your own goblet, trusting on your strength to save you, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But, you've also bested my Spaniard, which means you must have studied, and in studying you must have learned that man is mortal, so you would have put the poison as far from yourself as possible, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me.
Man in Black: You're trying to trick me into giving away something. It won't work.
Man in Black: Then make your choice.
Vizzini: I will, and I choose - What in the world can that be?
Vizzini: [Vizzini gestures up and away from the table. Roberts looks. Vizzini swaps the goblets]
Man in Black: What? Where? I don't see anything.
Vizzini: Well, I- I could have sworn I saw something. No matter.First, let's drink. Me from my glass, and you from yours.
Man in Black, Vizzini: [they drink ]
Man in Black: You guessed wrong.
Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...
Vizzini: [Vizzini stops suddenly, and falls dead to the right]
Buttercup: And to think, all that time it was your cup that was poisoned.
Man in Black: They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.

Smile its Friday..:)..Michael

Blogger Chris said...

Hey Anne,

Well, speaking as a bona fide punk from back in the day... ;-)

Poly Styrene is easily the only kosher punk in the bunch, although I did have an album by Danielle Dax too which I loved (shame she never really got any recognition, at least in the UK).

The girl from flying lizards was far too upper class to be even near. Arabella from Bow Wow Wow was exciting and close to the edge at times, no doubt helped by only being 15 years old when she joined the band.

Debbie Harry has a special place in my heart - and my record box - but she never really upset anyone enough for my liking.

So I vote for Poly - Oh Bondage, UP YOURS!!

Shame we didn't get to meet this week - hope to catch you next time you're in the wonderful world of Old Europe.


PS: Anger is an energy...


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