Thesaurus Rex (virtuistic) wrote,
Thesaurus Rex

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Ah, the crack stacks...

Apparently, I'm supposed to go out into Cedar Avenue and on to the Mall of America to "observe foreigners". This really has me bothered as the very nature of this assignment is based on judgements, assumptions, and partially discriminations. It's the least politically correct assignment ever, not that I've ever been known to be PC. Come on though, "Pardon me sir, which part of the globe do you hail from? Are you an impoverished immigrant that lives in what is commonly known as "the ghetto in the sky" or are you a refugee from some obscure country? Oh, you wash dishes downtown for rich white folk you say? Minimum wage? Let me write this down in my notebook, do you feel that you belong in this particular cultural landscape? Are you contented? When did you learn English? Exactly what poverty level are you at right now?" What are we supposed to observe? They're people too... I don't want to walk around and be like... oh, Ethiopian, Korean, Somalian, blah blah... this assignment robs them of their personality and expieriences and choices and instead just staples an ethnicity on them, as if that is supposed to explain them entirely.

It is my firm belief that everyone should be exposed to hacking code, what it looks like, and how to identify what it does at least once. Friend of mine left the computer, another person used it and apparently came across a script bug that exploited his e-mail... copied his address book, and in very poor code sent an e-mail saying "Im gay." After freaking the hell out in a moment of sheer homophobia, he decided to listen to my rational explaination and is now feeling rather sheepish. Ugh.

Well the spanish test is over. It's a lovely day. I made a kickass Radiohead CD for Dawn last night. She's so cool, for some reason, it's a bizarre phenomenon, but my spanish classes always end up being the most fun. I meet the coolest people there every time. Weird. Here's the CD lineup.

1. 2+2=5
2. Climbing Up the Walls
3. Paranoid Android
4. Sit Down. Stand Up.
5. Go to Sleep.
6. Bullet Proof... I wish I was
7. Fake Plastic Trees
8. Nice Dream
9. You and Whose Army?
10. Sail to the Moon
11. Karma Police
12. No Surprises
13. I Might be Wrong
14. Idioteque
15. There There.
16. A Punchup at a Wedding
17. High & Dry
18. Scatterbrain.

And unfortunately I have to give it to her in Spanish. It's such a nice cohesive mix I want to keep it for myself... but I can't. After Spanish it will have departed from me... *sniff*... speaking of which, I should get going.
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