Hey Cat! I always love hearing you weigh in on LEOG. You should see if you can get some other girls to join in. I'd love to hear another all girl episode, or even a whole all girl LEOG spinoff :O!!
Id also like to hear about why have Dr Stangelove as one of the worst movies to you? That's interesting to me. I like the movie but wouldn't so easily claim it as a comic masterpeice like so many others.
I just "acquired" all the last couple of episodes today. When I go home, I'll watch it my lil bro. In the latest LDT, Co-Host gave high praise for the last episode, it was better than he expected and probably the best season finale since Six Feet Under. It makes me hopeful it isn't a disappoint like the fillers they used throughout this season. And if you have caught up, hope it was a great reward for being a huge fan, since the the pilot, like myself. Have a good day.
Hey Cat. I watched the first season of Supernatural this week and it was very interesting. I gotta say that I was biased when the show started because of Jared Padalecki and his acting (I saw him on Gilmore Girls). Man am I loving it now! As the main story arc progresses, what happens in the second season premiere just cemented this show for me. What really keeps me watching though is the fun stuff that goes on. Even with the main story going on, I can't help but like both characters and their adventures. The monster of the week don't get old for me and the classic rock is just fun. I'm definitely watching this one through.
Thank you for illuminating my life with this fun show.
Hey Cat, did you enjoy the series finale of Smallville? I'm currently 3 episodes behind ( s10e18). I have to download them before I can catch up, since the UK doesn't start airing season 10 until June/July.
I like your friend's idea, it really sounds fun. I once did an essay on the fashion industry in mid-twentieth century England, detailing how tracking the progress of how fashion and trends are decided showed the collapse of the power of the English upper class, the growth of competitive capitalism, and the unification of European nations in the postwar period. That was a wierd one.
That explains a lot about why university students have so much debt in the US. I'll have to remember that. PhD students teaching tutorials/seminars happens over here too, though less since the cut backs started. But thank you for explaining, what I can only imagine, must be a boring subject for you.
I like books to be where they belong. If I just go "Screw it." and leave one out of place, it just bugs me for so long. It's almost like I can feel it pushing around in the back of my head. Hopefully I'll get to renew my contract with the council now soon, then I'll have me a summer job reading books! And stacking, shelving, lifting etc. etc. But there's nothing quite like the smell of a good hard back book on a dewy summer's morn'.
He got out okay though? Well, you were just talking to him to I assume he's still alive. Unless you've gone all seance for this week's LEOG. I hope he gets to go back and finish soon. I'd be really pissed off with being dragged away from work like that. Especially in Egypt. You could just bathe in the history over there. Probably get arrested for defaming national treasures while you were at it, but you get my meaning anyway.
Eight years seems like an awfully long time. Well, it is, but it seems longer that it should take. It's three years for the PhD here, four if you do it part-time. And then one year for the M.A. Seven years from B.A to Doctorate. I never knew that about U.S unis though. I'd always assumed the university I attended followed the U.S model in everything (which it honestly seemed to do). I use my M.A to stock library shelves too. At least until the contract runs out. I also sub teach in a secondary school. The low and high pressure jobs balance out quite nicely I have to say.
You'd forgotten my involvement? I see... if you see a decrepid, dying, deflated thing lying around, that's just my ego. Try not to burst it any further. :P Yeah I can only imagine how much explaining P and Q would take to a room full of drinkers with no prior knowledge of Celtic culture. Still though, it's always good to hear you pipe up 'cause you bring quite a bit of... damn... I can't think of the word. I'll come back to that thought. Just out of curiosity, and feel free not to share this information with a stranger on the internet, but where do you work that you have an anthropologist to hand?
Eight years? Really? I can only hope you're including BA and MA in that, otherwise my mind is quite blown. I have my BA and MA though, just no mint to make the final three years happen. I hadn't heard about the Professors to be honest with you, though it hardly surprises me. At the moment there's about 2,000 secondary school teachers who have no work right now over here, and every year there's a few hundred more coming into the unemployment. I can only imagine there's similar pileups in third level. It'd be years before I'd get a position, assuming I was good enough. Ah to lecture though. A wonderous ideal.
Just replied to your comment on last week's LEOG but shortly thereafter realised that you probably wouldn't see it at this stage, so I thought to drop by here and not look like I had ignored your response. Though thinking of it now, it's not that interesting a comment. But I've come to far to back out now. Don't feel you've missed anything if you don't read it though.
@Cat - It's not Normandy, it's Brittany you're thinking of (like Brythonic/Briton/Britain, the clues stack up!), just south of Normandy, where they speak 'Breton' which is P Celtic (like Welsh and Cornish [Cornwall in south-west England]). Maybe you're right and that is where Leon's confusion is coming from, we shall never know for sure now... Unless you ask him of course. I'd just seen some confusion over Gallic-Gaelic before on here so I thought I'd throw in my two cents worth. I remember you telling me about your studies last time I was commenting on the site.You did a bit of research into ancient myths as well if I remember correctly. We had a discussion on 'Black-Irish' as a phrase and whether it was Irish or American in origin and the various identity issues around that origin. I would've loved to have done a PhD as well. Though in an odd converse I would've studied 1950s America, paranoia, brain-washing and Fredric Wertham's research within that context. It would've been a grand biography. Maybe someday I'll write it... Don't suppose you have thirty grand you could lend me no?
cat whats up finally had time to drop u a line. u r so awesome for standing up and defending smallville yes they do have bad episodes but in a whole smallville is a good show and i hate that its ending but anyway are u gonna do something special for the 2hr finale me i took off work so i can watch it live instead of downloading it but can u do more smallville and vampire diaries stuff love that show too lol