DW memeage

Jun. 24th, 2008 08:46 pm
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from [livejournal.com profile] boofadil

When you see this post, quote from Doctor Who on your LJ.

" Well, I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods. I've had the whole pantheon. But if I believe in one thing... just one thing... I believe in her! "

-Ten, The Satan Pit

Need a Doctor Who icon...
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I love this article. I want to read the actual study instead of the watered down version for us lay people. Read this final quote, I find it really interesting in light of my studies in Peace & War, specifically, new understandings of International relations post-Westphalian-models of nation identity:

"Of course, humans beings are not cooperating angels; they also put their heads together to do all kinds of heinous deeds. But such deeds are not usually done to those inside “the group.” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.” The remarkable human capacity for cooperation thus seems to have evolved mainly for interactions within the group. Such group-mindedness is a major cause of strife and suffering in the world today. The solution — more easily said than done — is to find new ways to define the group."
-Michael Tomasello

The whole article is here
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I think anyone who is in or new New York or L.A. should see The Fall. I am astounded. I want to see it again.
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I'm taking an anthropology of global media class and it's completely altering how I watch television! And my religion & film class a few years ago totally changed how I watch movies too. It's cool and also annoying. No longer is it just mindless entertainment, now it's depictions of gender, race and class. Modern discourse about issues like homosexuality, gender identification, politics, and fears about security. Craziness.

I'm watching Bones now and wondering why they sometimes make their two stars act like incredibly stereotypical depictions of gender.

Boothe occasionally... )
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title. A Submerged Flower
author. Mirageofmae
fandom. Life (a show you should be watching if you are not already)
summary. Dani gets a little older every day.
notes. set in an undetermined future, I've seen up to ep 10, Fill it Up, but there are no specific spoilers. Could be read as Charlie/Dani, but it's gen.
rating. PG


He's getting that look again. )


Dec. 3rd, 2007 12:04 pm
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if there is a hell and if hell is personalized (ie: not just a burning pit of fire) then hell for me will be this:

taking the LSAT over and over again while believing my life depends on it.


On a more interesting topic...

TIN MAN! Heh! Callum Keith Rennie! Remaking of Wizard of Oz! The O-Z. "There's no place like the O-Z" HAHAHA. It sorta cracks me up.
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hey, just wanted to let you know, I've done an f-list clean up. Nothing personal, just trying to simplify my life (school is a little draining lately.) Take care.
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Random post on a random subject:

meme from [livejournal.com profile] allisnow

1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/.
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results

1. Historian
2. Lawyer
3. Civil Litigator
4. Criminal Lawyer
5. Judge
6. Criminologist
7. Librarian
8. Dental Assistant
9. Curator
10. Professor

I especially think No. 8 is funny in light of the careers surrounding it.
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1. The love between sisters:

Sister: my sister!!!
me: my relation whom I don't speak of to strangers!
or people who know me
but possibly to those other relations who know you. The odds are like 50/50
Sister: mom says you're a brat

2. Fandom Neglect

I haven't watched the past three episodes of Battlestar Galactica. I could be a bad fan.

3. Stargate Atlantis. I want it back. And to be good. Or at least inspire good fanfiction.

4. Studio 60. I have become recently obsessed. I want it back from hiatus. Please don't give up on the American audience. I think, given time, it could be a real hit. Oy. I'm also catching up on 7 seasons of West Wing. The flatmate and I are on Season Two.

5. I may hate the ice storm from last weekend over the NE Coast of the U.S. And it's not because I live there. Or know anyone who lives there. My Mum had a flight to visit me for a week and it was canceled because of the weather. We suppose it was not meant to be. But we both think that sucks.
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From [livejournal.com profile] hoshinekoyasha. It's a neat idea for getting to know all the new and old friends. :::waves:::

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate!

3. You will update your lj with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

My interview )
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Quote of Note:
"We don't need Republican roads or Democratic roads. We need roads. We don't need Republican healthcare or Democratic healthcare. We need healthcare. We don't need Republican clean air or Democratic clean air. We all breathe the same air. When California's leaders have worked together, we have accomplished great things."
-Excerpt from California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's inaugural remarks

The line "We all breathe the same air" comes from a speech made by John F Kennedy in 1963.

The entire speech seems oriented towards encouraging a post-partisan or centrist ideology. It'll be interesting to see how Schwarzenegger's second term turns out and if he'll go on to the Senate in future years.

(There's a good article detailing the inauguration of Schwarzenegger in the LAtimes)
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Re: Weather Trends and it's affect on the US's attitude towards global warming

Quote of Note:
"“The East Coast of the United States, and particularly the mid-Atlantic region, did not warm nearly as much as rest of globe over the 20th century,” Dr. Mann said. “And that’s where the decision-making is going on.”"

From the article The Ununited States, When It Comes to the Weather by Andrew C Revkin of the New York Times
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This is what we call ironic.

Put behind a cut to save your f-list )

On a side note, I'm freezing and I need some new icons. Maybe I will make new ones instead of writing my paper.


Dec. 11th, 2006 10:21 am
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Real Estate and the Single Woman
Or, how more single women are buying homes.

Oh how the world goes round.
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Holy crap! It's an actual thunderstorm!!! I'm suddenly so excited and now completely determined not to leave the house today.

There was lighting! And a wicked long burst of thunder. And wow, you know how you count the beats to see how far it is? It's right on top of me. And so... in the time it took me to write this, the rain went from torrential downpour to regular Scottish rain. It's still goin' hard but not sideways anymore.

Heh, if only it there were more thunderstorms in the world...

And the sideways rain is back.
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Caption: “We wanted to shake people up and let them know this is a grave situation,” said Bryan Black, an executive vice president with Deutsch in New York. In addition to the print ad, his firm proposed a mock magazine that would be aimed at readers who live in a polluted future.

Check out the article where I found it here or by searching the New York Times for the article entitled: "A Terrible Thing to Waste. Or Try This."
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The Passage - BSG 3x10 - Spoilers )
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Me: (7:22:52 PM): wat up dawg
sister: (7:22:59 PM): i'm playing bingo
Me (7:23:01 PM): what?
sister (7:23:36 PM): online bingo...it's the hip new thing in the states...my god! you are so out of the country!
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Lessons learned in Scotland: weather forecasting is fairly useless. It can't even tell you what the weather like is TODAY, much less a few days from today. Oh Scotland.
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It's one of those days where you don't want to leave the house. I'm afraid I'll get blown away or possibly drown. Hrm. It could have something to do with the presentation I have to give this afternoon. Double Hrm.


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