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Most quotable line in all of 90s Sci-Fi
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A possum broke into an Australian bakery and ate so many pastries it couldn’t move. This is how they found him.
I live for this post
this opossum is my spirit animal
And every Australian farmer is now retching because of how many chickens this fucker has probably eaten.
/one ate my pet chicken last month. I hate opossum.
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What Books Did You Read in School?
(Like, in say AP English or your freshman in college lit class.)
I am asking because we are thinking about the future of Crash Course and stuff. Okay thanks.
My favorite was At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien because my prof. thought he had us all assigning this one thinking that this generation hadn’t read enough to understand the nuances of the piece.
I finally got the upper hand by asking him quite seriously if either the main character or the author had synesthesia. The constant references to threes, odd and even numbers (shirt tails, personal numbers, virtues), and colors (blue, green) is kind of textbook synesthesia or some kind of OCD.
And then I called the trial a Kafkaesque/Lewis Carroll mishmash and I argued that Jasper Fforde did it better and more enjoyably. Because Jasper Fforde is amazing. He did for Hamlet what Tom Stoppard did for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Yes, I meant that. Whatever. He was impressed that I had read a book. Such high hopes for the future, that one.
I got an A on the whole assignment because he had studied all the literary reviews and studies on the book he could find and not one had ever mentioned the possibility of synesthesia or OCD (even though to someone with synesthesia, it’s kind of obvious).
He then assigned Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I spent a good few days dissecting all the balls jokes because that, my friends, is what college is really all about.
/our final exam was a 2-5 minute comedy sketch written, filmed, and uploaded to YouTube. I’d like to say that the classy greats of yore helped me get that 106 on it, but it was mostly mainlining Whitest Kids U’Know and Kids in the Hall on Netflix and also sitting through the Horror Makeup Show at Universal Studios a few hundred times (for the recipe for buckets of blood—it was a zombie sketch).
The professor always said that writing comedy was harder than drama and I think he was a bit of a sadist for making everyone film their work, but thank GOD working at Disney knocked out any dignity/shame I had left .
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