Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Aaand ... Stop The Clock

It only took thatlong for the US election to come up as a topic in a class which has nothing whatsoever to do with it.

The class's opinion seemed to be different to my understanding of the situation, but I couldn't really say anything, because "I read it on a blog the other day" doesn't count as an adequate argument. Plus, I'd already used "On Blue Heelers last night" and "On Grey's Anatomy that one time" and thought that was quite enough off-topic pop culture referencing for one day.

Add to that the fact that the lecturer managed to insult blogs, bloggers, and dismiss my argument regarding "fuck's safe" versus "Christ's sake" all in the space of five minutes and I think it's clear I should just keep my mouth shut.


  1. but, if people really want to talk about the election, isn't your voice at least somewhat justified because you spent so much time here this summer?
    i mean, other people can watch the news and walk into class and think they have something to say...but, you were HERE. you were here, and you were talking to us. A LOT OF US, FROM ALL DIFFERENT REGIONS.

    i can't imaging that there's anyone else in your classes who's more qualified to speak up on this topic.

  2. Now I'm curious about what was said. Both because of how your experience in the US and blog reading effected your opinion and because I'm interested in how it looks to the rest of the world. Share? ;)

  3. So I wonder what the lecturer has to say about diarists, pamphleteers, and all the other folks who put the "journal" in journalism so long ago? Dismissing blogs and bloggers out of hand is a prime example of prejudicial behavior, and is born of ignorance. Not really good qualities to be found in a university lecturer.


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