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February 21st, 2003


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05:21 am - i am but a shrine for one such as this
best conversation ever...
King Nixon (11:24:16 PM): yo
DIC BUTKUS (11:24:18 PM): YO!
DIC BUTKUS signed off at 11:25:18 PM.

dave on screen names...
DIC BUTKUS (12:10:46 AM): i was like "x 'somthing emo' x"

every day just a little bit better
every day just a little bit more


so i finished reading candide last nite, and i have to say i am not satisfied with it. it makes absolutely no point in the end, contradicts itself endlessly, goes on forever, and grr. had some interesting points, but on teh whole it should explode. the end. and rounding the home stretch on brave new world, it doenst look like i'm getting much more from that. oh the classics of literature

so i finished candide very late last night, and moved on to other stuff for modern world. i never emailed the prof about if we still had the test today cuz of the snow day or not, so ifigured i had to assume we did, so tried to get all the reading done. anyway, long story short, no test, kept nodding off in class, came back and slept thru phil. did nothing in particular til aegis, where i introduced julie to the wonders of homestarrunner and got back into the groove of giving shitty poems shitty grades (we rate everythign on a 1-10 scale. but sometimes if i really dont like something, i'll give it like -27 or such. sadly tho, it's just avged as 1). then the vagina monologues, which was interesting and entertaining and informative in measure. i'm not sure what i thought of it on teh whole though. a lot of it seemed too adversarial considering part of their msg (in the advertising, at any rate) was that guys should learn from this too. some of the monologue was all girl power agaisnt guys, which i'm like, uhhh. if you want to talk about how the clit is great and a wonderful piece of anatomy, great. but does the most important fact about it to emphasise really have to be comparing it to dicks? why bother?
after this, i talked to people for a bit, somehow ran into linnae like 4 times in 10 minutes, then hung out in wunh with jon and julie (and eventually kevin) til midnight

i am excited for tomorrow



Which member of the Homestar Runner gang are you?

np: Big D & The Kids Table - - - 51 Gardner

(6 shots upside the head | en garde!)

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From:leyse
Date:February 21st, 2003 03:37 am (UTC)
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i found the vagina monologues to be a pretentious load of bull, in general.

maybe one gets a different impression on stage though =)
From:cptngoth
Date:February 21st, 2003 07:54 am (UTC)

Oh, Vaginas

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I saw "The Vagina Monologues" on TV once, and decided I would give it a shot and try watching it. My usual take is that if something is critically acclaimed, it's probably shitty and obscure, but if something is acclaimed by more than just critics, it probably rules. So I put down the remote and gave it a go. Sadly, I happened to come in during the "militant lesbian" part where all she did was bash men in general. Five minutes later (if not less) I changed the channel, having decided that "The Vagina Monologues" was about as unbiased as your average black comedian, and I wanted nothing to do with it.
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From:kingnixon
Date:March 2nd, 2003 02:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh, Vaginas

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i dont remember there being a part with men getting outright bashed, so much as a pervasive feeling that the women were empowering themselves in opposition to men. which is a little better i think, if still pretty stupid
From:cptngoth
Date:March 2nd, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh, Vaginas

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Keep in mind that I saw this a looong time ago, perhaps even a year or two, and I saw it on TV. We saw two completely different versions, so it's possible they came across differently. Regardless, I think all this feminism female empowerment stuff is a giant load of bullshit. You want to prove you can do whatever a man can do? Fine. Prove it. Don't talk about it while wearing a "Men Suck" t-shirt and drinking a Bartles and James wine cooler. I'm all for equal rights, but I hate it when it gets taken too far in the opposite direction. Now you're just creating another problem. Balance it out, then STOP THERE. *Stops rambling*
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From:kingnixon
Date:March 8th, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh, Vaginas

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i don't know what bartles and james is, but i agree with the rest of that.

i remember last year, some people were doing a sexism bakesale in the mub. it was in protest of the fact that often men get paid more for doing the same job. now i'll quite readily agree that this is wrong and should be fought. but their method was to sell yummy baked goods, and charge more to guys. i see the point, but doing that pretty much defeats any moral ground they were on
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From:kingnixon
Date:March 2nd, 2003 02:34 pm (UTC)
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yeah i'm pretty sure if i had to just sit down and read it, i would burn things

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