03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
So one of my friends told me a story about her jr. high experience that really explains so much about Alberta. In Gym they had what were called "combative classes" which were basically a form of underage fight clubs. In some cases the class was divided on to two sides and there was a giagantic melee. She remembers fighting her archrival: their hands around each other's throats, the girl kneeing her in the stomach and the entire class ––and gym teacher–– watching. Definitely a practice we need to import to this province.
In women's studies we watched Little Mosque on the Prairie where I came up with the following equation:
Corner Gas + Muslims – Comedy = Little Mosque on the Prairie
Seriously, it's awful. Probably the only show that would be improved with a horrid canned laughtrack because the jokes are so solidly in that tradition (with even that short pause afterwards). The episode did have an uplifting message that people of all races and religions could bond over their shared homophobia.
Anyway, for the 30th I purpose a blog day where everybody posts. I know, crazy huh. But it just might work. We'll probably have to upgrade the blog first (and hope it survives the transition). Speaking of a closer event I hope there's good plans for St. Patrick's Day on saturday.
Speaking of St. Paddy's day, in Irish history we learnt of Micheal Collins, a will-o-the-whisp revolutionary who was alwasy one step ahead o' the British (it's said that the British once arrested all the revolutionary leaders in Dublin but Collins escaped them, then went to sleep in one of the arrested mens bed when the British were still in the house. "This is the safest bed in all of Dublin tonight" said he.) Anyway the Irish got their independence, but with a nominal shout out to the King (not even alligiance). This was too much for some dumbass republicans who plunged the country into civil war: launching a campaign of terrorism, violence and assassination (including Michael Collins). Of course they were crushed after many deaths (because the population was ~80% in favour of the status quo) and later entered the Irish Parliament, taking the oath by saying it was just an empty political gesture. And yet they were willing to have thousands of their fellow Irishmen die over this gesture. That was your random historical rant of the day.