Thursday, 10 March 2011

All the guys out there, trying to act like Al Green

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Random thoughts, leaving most work issues to the side for a moment.
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Not really trying, are you? / When I was 16, and saw this film, I wanted to be just like him. Including the shoes. He was my favourite, for sure. / I'm thinking that the opening line to this song might just be the best opening line to any song ever. Don't you think? / This book, I swear, is like air and water. You can breath it. You can swim in it. Honestly. It will change your mind on a few things. / Why do people in front of me never seem to stay around, even for 0.5 seconds, to hold the door open? Am I so quiet they don't even notice me? / Today, at the big lecture, I mentioned at the end that it was my penultimate class. They awwwwww'd. I nearly wept I was so grateful to hear that sound. It had been a wee while. / This is just beyond awesome. BUY. / A very perfunctory posting with second-class stamp attitude, I know, but there you have it. / Next.
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The Arrogants - 'Shellshock' (cover) (3.14)
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The proper one, likesay.
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7 comments:

  1. I'm OK with perfunctory, as you've probably noticed. Perfunctory is good. Those shoes, on the other hand...

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  2. The shoes are a bit scuffed and very 80s but leavethemthefuckalone! ;)

    These belong to Duckie. Not me, btw.

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  3. Colin, the students love you! I've had several first year folks comment on how interesting and engaging your lectures are, how they can see the "point" - high praise! And they're not just saying those things - they're very candid about which lecturers they like and which ones they struggle with. The lightbulbs-over-their-heads moments make (most of) the bullshit worthwhile, eh?

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  4. WEEP! Och, thanks M. I changed things around this year - using a lot more video/images rather than text. Or rather, video/images to illustrate a reduced text. I was unsure but think I might stick with it next time around. And yes, may the glorious light of 'getting it' shine on... and fingers-crossed we all get to keep our jobs. Sigh.

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  5. PS. Sorry. I meant Dr. M. ;)

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  6. I often prefer perfunctory posts such as this because I find them to be much more telling and meaningful than the posts you can take hours to write. Cheers to that. And another glass to Duckie and the greatest 80'smovie ever made.x

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