Monday, March 31, 2008

2-D Barcode-A-Palooza

faith in honest doubt

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precious, precious blog

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I don't have the slightest fucking idea what this means

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That to the highth of this great Argument / I may assert th' Eternal Providence / And justify the ways of God to men.

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Ain't it just like the night to play tricks when you're tryin' to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we're all doin' our best to deny it
And Louise holds a handful of rain, temptin' you to defy it
Lights flicker from the opposite loft

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4 comments:

Domestically Challenged said...

I had no idea where else to post this....

REED???? (faint!) OMG You so ROCK!

I don't know, doesn't the MBA sort of cancel that out? I mean, how does that happen? It's a polar opposite!

(read the Normblog)

Dale said...

Yep, Reed. It's nothing to faint over -- just a place where very rich trust-fund kids mingle with a handful of paupers. I was one of the paupers.

Sigh. That was a lifetime ago.

The MBA is beneath mention except to say it taught me a little about statistics and opened up new lines of bullshit I would probably not have noticed without it.

Domestically Challenged said...

Nothing to faint over? I don't know, I've heard great things about Reed, primarily about their humanities and science programmes and it's cut throat selection process for admissions. Don't they have a reactor even though there's no grad school? My understanding is that Reed is an ivy league education anti-establishment style.

It's funny, Hubs said the same thing about life at LC, calling them trust fund hippies.

Dale said...

Yes, Reed has a nuclear reactor on campus. A small one, but supposedly it's big enough to cause a bit of death and mayhem if they ever get too careless. For the most part it just sits there as a curiosity to everyone outside the physics and chemistry departments.

The humanities and sciences are very thoroughly taught there. It's a very academically rigorous place and a very intellectual environment. I haven't had any actual Ivy League experience to which to compare it, but yes, everyone seems to make that comparison. A year or two ago it was named the most intellectual college campus in the universe or something. So whatever.

I definitely learned a lot there, but it's a hard place to love. Rather, it's easy to love and easy to hate at the same time. The people are very smart but, um, not well-adjusted as a rule (present company is not excepted). It's left-wing and contrarian and it's a lot of loud-mouthed hippy kids who take narrow and obscure things extremely seriously. It's interesting, to use a loaded word.