Monday, March 31, 2008

2-D Barcode-A-Palooza

faith in honest doubt


precious, precious blog


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


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


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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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.