Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
today i completed the general achievement test, which is an exam that basically tests your stills in all areas and creates a generalised score that helps examiners make sure all your assessments are marked accurately. it was three hours long, so it wasn't so fun. however, an elaborate plan was cooked up not long before all of victoria's students sat it: to mention george clooney in one or both of the written exams, to mess with the examiner's heads.
by the way, the first written task was about bees, and the second was about material possessions. here are the highlights from both:
"george clooney is considered a busy man, statistics show that he is in fact as busy as a bee."
"george clooney is not a bee. passing thought."
"although this could be argued to not be a possession, if i was to have a boyfriend who looked like george clooney, i would want to be able to enjoy him, and not constantly feel guilty about such a pleasure."
"in ocean's 11, george clooney's character was a very materialistic man. he was also very sexy in that suit."
"george clooney is the bee's knees."
"the role of the drone bee is one consisting solely of reproduction... not dissimilar to george clooney."
"the pollination of bees is a vital role for the germination of crops. without the bees' pollen the fruits would not seed therefore we would not have the fruits we have today. without the fruits our bodies wouldn't function as they do today and george clooney's movies wouldn't be as good as they are."
"and that is how materialism can lead to a selfish behavior, much like how george clooney robbed a casino."
"if there's one thing that george clooney can't do it's make honey. we'll leave that to the bees."
"she was just like george clooney if george clooney was female and a bee."
"while they're no george clooney, the male drone bee still manages to attract the female queen bee, and reproduce."
"george clooney strides into the room, nespresso in hand, reminding us of the obsession in our society for possessions. brilliant, george clooney endorsed possessions."
"there are some bees that look exactly like george clooney."
"people are always striving for the best, for the best home, the fastest car and the broadest dvd collection (including the 1994 batman movie, where batman was played by george clooney)."
"george clooney turned down a role in "bee movie". had he known more about bees, he just might have accepted the part."
i could go on for hours. people who wrote george clooney into their essay, i salute you.
excerpts from warhol star andrea feldman's obituary, written by geraldine smith and published in the village voice on august 17, 1972:
"i met andrea nine years ago in washington square park and we were friends ever since. we frequently visited max's kansas city, where she performed for recognition, which she immediately received, by singing "everything's coming up roses" in her unique style. eventually this lead to her role in the movie "imitation of christ", after which she made "groupie" and after this "trash". by the time she did "trash" she was a recognized superstar, an established personality.
it's strange, people with problems captivate me more than anyone else ever could.
Friday, June 5, 2009
i have become a trekkie, and it's scaring the crap out of me. i mean, it was bound to happen sooner or later: what with my exposure at a young age to the original series via my dad's own shameless obsession, and my obsession with all things kitsch, and all things sixties, and all things kitsch from the sixties.
no interest in next generation/voyager/whatever spin-offs they run these days, though. the original series is the best for the same reason that the 2009 reboot was awesome: the original cast. there's a reason why so many sci-fi nerds prefer kirk over picard. and let's face it, walter koenig's chekov was the most adorable character ever, it takes a lot to make that davy jones wig look attractive.
i don't care if anybody else thinks i'm a nerd, star trek: TOS is pretty much the most entertaining tv show i've seen ever. also, ontd_startrek is the best livejournal community i've ever been in, ever.
currently listening to:
give him a great big kiss ~ the shangri-las
munich ~ editors
don't worry baby ~ the beach boys
cannonball ~ the breeders
distant dreamer ~ duffy