Punda Malidadi

Friday, November 26, 2004

My writing class...

...sure doesn't teach me a whole lot about writing, but here's why I like that class. Or, like the teacher, also known as Michael Lahey or the guy who sings U2 songs, in class, while pretending to shoot himself up with heroin, and still gets bad teacher ratings- one of the mysteries of life, in my mind.

ML: "Have you heard about this Great Canadian thing? It's very uncanadian, Catrin. I apologize. Anyways, I'm going to make up a paragraph condemning Pierre Trudeau. Watch me."

Then, he writes on the board:

Trudeau, the brilliant hobbyist, the philosopher who did not need a job, lived not in Leduc or in Cape Breton, not even in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa or Montreal , but in one remote and self-satisfied place: his own mind - the product of poetry, European philosophy and expensive menus of cruise ship dinners - a mind that knew which abstractions could become bold social and legal policies to shape a country more open, realistic and consistent than any other in his century.


Hm. What happened? I'm not sure. I think he got carried away(that being the teacher who got mad at me for politicizing his class room).

Quote of the day: "I'm going to Jerusalem, so I'm going to have to learn some Muslim."
(overheard on the bus)

5 Comments:

Blogger Andros wrote:
[8:28 PM, November 26, 2004]
Thats odd, I was not aware that there were people out there that think "Muslim" is a language. Maybe I should bring myself down a level and tell people that I'm go home for Christmas, so I better learn some colloquial Christian.
Blogger Catrin wrote:
[9:07 PM, November 27, 2004]
HA! Best comment in a long time. And an alliteration on top of that. "Colloquial Christian"...
Blogger Andros wrote:
[10:13 AM, November 28, 2004]
Damn!! I just noticed my own typo. I meant to type "going" rather than "go". Ahh....I can feel my brain melting trying to learn colloquial Christian.
Blogger Sam wrote:
[11:39 AM, November 28, 2004]
Running to Stand Still? Was it Running to Stand Still he was imitating?? Am i right am i right?
Blogger Andros wrote:
[4:27 PM, November 28, 2004]
Damn it!! I did it again. I am constructing bad sentences. My brain is melting.

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