This week had been too long already... And it's only Wednesday! I wish I could say I was looking forward to the weekend but I'm not. There's this thing called "work" that keeps on interfering. It definitely has to stop. I have to be like Earl, win a million and then take time off. No, I don't need to get ran over and have a Carson Daly divine intervention (or handlebar moustache or be married to trash like Jaime Pressley). I just need to quit work or school and not feel like I'm losing out on something or leeching off someone.
mini PS- My Name Is Earl is hilarious. I think it's going to be one of my guilty pleasures... Hehehehehe
What's going on so far... Not much. School's school, with a little flavor.
It's really refreshing to listen to thir graders have a conversation in regards to discovery, whether it's the discovery of division or multiplication or basic facts of life. They're all excited despite their logic being convoluted at times. Entertainingly, they actually have the right mindset to get things going in their life.
Fast forward to the Community College. Oh, Lordy. Now, these students that talk? Less than stellar, let me tell you. I actually overheard a conversation between these two morons in regards to the merit of Speech class. One person is dropping the course because he doesn't feel that it is related to his soon-to-be field of expertise. He's Pre-Med. PRE-MED! He was defending himself. He said that he was not going to have an audience to talk to so he feels that speech class is a waste of time.
My jaw dropped.
Doctors have an audience every time. They are called "patients". Surely, attached to those patients are "patient's family and friends". *Snort* Don't have an audience. My butt! And if heaven forbid, he becomes a doctor in a teaching hospital, he'd have to ask and answer the newbie docs making their rounds.
Trust me, this guy isn't going to make it to med school. And if he does, I will make sure he doesn't become your family physician. Apparently, giving you instructions on how to rehabilitate yourself from an illness or injury is beneath him. Can you just imagine his bedside manner when he has to tell you that you have less than a month to live? Or that your significant other is going to be in a coma? Or that your pinky toe cannot be sutured back on (thanks, Prison Break)?
The girl he was talking to said she was going to drop the course because she found a school that said Speech wasn't mandatory for her major. She's a sociology major. Like her, she was arguing the merits as to why Speech isn't important.
"It's not, like, we don't know how to speak, you know?" she says. She's convincing. In that sentence itself, she used 'like' in the valley girl sense. If she thinks speech is just about flapping gums, then she's also in a major world of hurt.
Lastly,before I ditch the CC rant, I leave you with a mental picture. Two punks with mohawks, one painted hot pink, one green, are walking to the parking lot looking like the biggest bad-asses in town. Guess what they jump into when they get to their mode of transport? A MINI VAN. Yep, tough Jeff and Joe are riding in a suburbanite vehicle. Sorta kinda kills what punk was intended for: the big finger to all things "nice and pretty".
In other news (thanks to Ask Ausiello):
Question: You can't deny it! I have video evidence that you interviewed Veronica Mars' Jason Dohring on the red carpet at the Emmys. What did he have to say! Spill! — Jennifer
Ausiello: God, you people are everywhere! Yes, it's true, I cornered Jay (yeah, we're at that place already) just after he stepped out of his limo and asked him the question on everyone's mind that afternoon: Duncan or Logan? "That is really a hard question," he hedged. "It's really hard to think that she could be with Logan unless he undergoes some serious change, because they're not really on the same wavelength. They could be [together] for a passionate, you know, burst, but then he's just kind of a bad guy. But she's the only person who can really make him change, and in that sense they could totally be together. We'll see."
Question: People keep asking about this season's "mystery" on Veronica Mars, but doesn't the preview clip on UPN give it away? It seems to show Weevil's sidekick, Felix, lying bloody on the ground with Logan as the suspect. Is that it, or have I been drinking the spiked Snapple again? — Dave
Ausiello: (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) Who says there can't be several mysteries? Huh? Who, damnit!?!?!?! (Sorry, long week.)
Thanks to E!Online:
WELL READ: Norman Mailer receiving a medal of honor for lifetime achievement by the National Book Foundation, the organization said on Tuesday.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!