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Traditionally speaking,

Traditionally speaking,

14.02.2010

Although I don't much hold this day (Feb 14) in high esteem - I mean let's face it, how can anyone really get off on such a commercialized luvy-duvy-fest? But I do have a little tradition. And by that I mean something I've been doing every V-day, bec... [mehr]
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Traditionally speaking,

Traditionally speaking,

14.02.2010

Although I don't much hold this day (Feb 14) in high esteem - I mean let's face it, how can anyone really get off on such a commercialized luvy-duvy-fest? But I do have a little tradition. And by that I mean something I've been doing every V-day, because regardless of whether I personally think Valentine's day is not much more than Capitalism, personified by [fill in the blank], raping little boy ... [mehr]
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See you, space cowboy...

See you, space cowboy...

31.05.2009

The best TV shows in the world, either for drama, history, comedy, dramatic tragedy, historical-comical-sitting-room-tragedy, are individable, multidimensional, poems unlimited. I’m paraphrasing Shakespeare, Hamlet 2.2.391-96, to be more precise. And now I’m going to talk about a Japanese animated series that is both science fiction and cowboy Western, cowboy Western and black comedy, black comedy... [mehr]
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Brennendes Blut (oder das Kreuzworträtsel für die Gekreuzigten) Teil 2

Brennendes Blut (oder das Kreuzworträtsel für die Gekreuzigten) Teil 2

17.05.2009

Wichtig! Bitte zuerst Teil 1 lesen:http://www.students.ch/community/blog/post/24843/Brennendes-Blut-oder-das-Kreuzwortraetsel-fuer-die-Gekreuzigten-Teil-1Dort oben sind unsere Sterne sagte er. Es ging alles sehr schnell. Der Offizier war aber schon vorher wütend gewesen. Sie hatten heute verloren. Verbrennt ihn! Mit dem hier! Er soll in der Morgendämmerung mit all den anderen Büchern verbrannt wer... [mehr]
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Brennendes Blut (oder das Kreuzworträtsel für die Gekreuzigten) Teil 1

Brennendes Blut (oder das Kreuzworträtsel für die Gekreuzigten) Teil 1

10.05.2009

Er war kein Besonderer in den Augen seiner Eltern. Nur ein Feuer dessen Flammen kein Papier verbrennen konnten. In seinen Augen funkelte eine eisige Kälte, die jeden Augenblick der Ewigkeit verschmelzen konnte. Blau waren sie. So tiefgekühlt wie sein Charakter, glaubten sie. Er wollte immer eine Gute-Nacht Geschichte hören. Und dann wollte er die Geschichte seinen Eltern erzählen. Immer wieder, wä... [mehr]
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The Last Arcadian

The Last Arcadian

23.03.2009

Urban philosopher, ghetto gospelite, rapper Baudelaire, and last Arcadian - this needs more explanation, I know. Claude M’Barali a.k.a. Mc Solaar. The sun in metaphor, a walking, talking supernova, an Icarus of the masses, for he is still flying high up there in the sky. He heeded Dedalus’ warning, yes, to this day he heeds that warning still. I write quickly, because of the music, he says. It’s m... [mehr]
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Ali G is way too inteherlectual for you, innit!?

Ali G is way too inteherlectual for you, innit!?

14.03.2009

Ali G, a.k.a. Borat a.k.a Bruno a.k.a Sacha Baron Cohen. You either hate him or love him, there is no dancing on the fence. At first glance that is. If you asked someone on the street about Ali G (in England, I don’t know about Switzerland...) you’d probably either get a ridiculously enthusiastic response or none at all. His ‘humour’, after all, crosses boundaries, goes below the belt and at times... [mehr]
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To Whomever it May Concern

To Whomever it May Concern

14.02.2009

They that in haste your heart in shackles throw, Can to your gentle grace no justice show; Their cold kiss burns bland, ignorant of bliss Like lech'rous leeches 'pon your lustre lips. Too often must in the name of such love Words of worship clip the wings of the dove; In pretty prayers do they cage you in, In hallowed temples, sepulchres of sin. No verse must love paths universal pav... [mehr]
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The Cur(s)e

The Cur(s)e

09.02.2009

Riddles are the favourite playthings of an idle and der(a)il'd mind:It is both a curse and its own cure. Poised on the truth it poisons the heart with its seeming omnipotence. Its mastery is both a gift and a burden of great power and responsibility. But, ultimately, amidst all this lament, this purgatory of doubt, it stands tall, a beacon of incorruptible truth: it is my church, and there I go to... [mehr]
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It's Been a While...

It's Been a While...

03.02.2009

No, I'm not talking about since my last blog. I'm also not talking about Staind and their song of the same name. No. It's simply been a while since I last listened to an entire album twice in a row, let alone three, four or five times. Oasis, definitely. Definitely maybe. But since then? None. Until today. Glasvegas. Album ibd. I won't go into a histrionic rant about how absolutely, ecstatically, ... [mehr]
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You've been Hoodwinked, baby!

You've been Hoodwinked, baby!

01.02.2009

Red Riding Hood. You probably know the story. But there’s more to every tale than meets the eye. It’s just like they always say: ‘You can’t judge a book by it’s cover. If you want to know the truth, you’ve gotta flip through the pages.’ Such is the voice-over narrative that kick-starts ‘Hoodwinked! The True Story of Red Riding Hood’, a wonderful little animated film that has remained under the rad... [mehr]
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Romeo and Juliet - performed by the Crossdressing Pubescent Players

Romeo and Juliet - performed by the Crossdressing Pubescent Players

14.01.2009

Franco Zefirelli, Baz Luhrman, John Madden, Andrzej Bartkowiak. What do these four all have in common? Yes, you guessed right: all have in some way or another put Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to film. Oh, and as of today, they’re all out of a job, too. Yes, Hollywood’s greats have all been made completely redundant by a group of pubescent teenagers who got together and discovered their cinematog... [mehr]
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The Importance of Being.. distracted...

The Importance of Being.. distracted...

09.01.2009

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that I can’t work from home. Forget it. Too many distractions, too few regulatory mechanisms, and I am the last person to dispute the importance of being idle. Fortunately, any student of English suffering from this ailment also commonly known as distractive procrastinitis, can seek to remedy their condition in the library of the English department. It’s equip... [mehr]
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Open-Source Poetry Revisited

Open-Source Poetry Revisited

04.01.2009

I would like to take this opportunity to revisit an earlier blog and its topic: open-source poetry. Therein I contemplated an open-source, collaborate approach to writing. Poetry or short stories would probably work best. In any case, I’ve now decided to solve the mystery of the missing twelve lines or so to the rhyming couplet I put forth. A moment of taciturn hysteria It beleaguers the se... [mehr]
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Prologue to History

Prologue to History

24.12.2008

History repeats itself (which is why some find it so boring). Sure, Albert Einstein won’t discover the theory of relativity again. Neither will Columbus cross the Atlantic in search of the Indies a second time. That’s not my point. As a historian I am critical of this simplistic view which relegates all present to a past that shall inevitably be mirrored in the future. Nonetheless, I have of late ... [mehr]
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The F-word in the classroom

The F-word in the classroom

16.12.2008

I have this class - names and numerals shall remain anonymous - that uses profanities profusely. They don’t call me names or curse to my face or anything like that, but when they talk to each other, for example during the break, or during pair work or group work. The entire range of profanities will make a proud and audacious appeareance at some point during the lessons: S-words, B-words, F-words,... [mehr]
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