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December 3, 2007

#1 : Snow!
There was a snowstorm today. (Well, snowstorm. The middling sort thereof. You know, a foot or so of snow over twenty-four hours. It’s the sort of snowfall we’d barely even talk about if it wasn’t the first of the season. ). I like snow. There’s something clean and relaxing about a world covered in snow. So long as you’re inside, of course.

But even being outside, it’s fun, in an eerie sort of way, to walk out under the falling snow at night, watch the lampposts lighting the flakes….


#2 : Dan Brown sucks

Seriously. To say Digital Fortress is a cliché book would be a thorough insult to cliché books. It’s the most thoroughly unresearched piece of claptrap I’ve seen my whole life. I mean, seriously. If you’re going to make the end of your book relate to a question on what difference there would be between the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bomb, and go out of your way to underline that the character asking the question would know all the facts…

…then you make damn sure you get your facts straight, and not to call the actual facts (ie, plutonium bomb) a  “common misconception”. Idiot.

And I’m not even getting into what has got to be the most gratuitous potshot at the Catholic church ever to (dis)grace a novel.

#3 : While there may not be an I in Team, on average, there usually is an I-D-I-O-T.

I mean, seriously. First term it was the girl who thought copy-pasting from Wikipedia was a proper way to write a term paper. Second-term…no serious team-work, thank God. Third term, I got the assholic girl who insisted (and was in a position to leave us little choice) a single source (it was interview-based team work), namely herself, would be sufficient, then went and used telegraphic or partial answers to the question. I also got (in another teamwork) the french boy.

French, NOT French-Canadian. With all the misplaced arrogance, pedantism, machoism and suchlike that this imply. His approach to research involving copy-pasting a dozen articles from wikipedia, shooting it to someon else to “type up a report”. (I’m glad my “brother-in-law” (unmarried, hence the quotation mark), despite being French, is not the cliché sort of french).  

And then to claim he did all the work. And complain about the amount of work the rest of the team pulled.

Yay fun.

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