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message 1: by Cecily (new)

Cecily I can sort of imagine this working with the Eurythmics, in a weird way.


message 2: by mark (new)

mark monday for some reason i neglected to mention that i read this while listening to the totally inappropriate eurythmics soundrack, while on acid, in college. terrifying! my mind broke and i never recovered.


The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) I had a different impression of 1984 (not completely different) than a lot of people. I liked it, and rated it well. It is a classic, which, for me, often means that it has a lesson in for the rest of humanity (and no doubt this surely does).

Calling it a classic mislead me. I was expecting to read the work of a skilled surgeon, instead I felt like I was stabbed with a screwdriver.

And strangely, found art in that.


message 4: by mark (new)

mark monday I was expecting to read the work of a skilled surgeon, instead I felt like I was stabbed with a screwdriver.

And strangely, found art in that.


wow! i really love this comment.

sometimes i wish i had a banner on my profile where i could highlight various favorite comments.


message 5: by Stephen M (new)

Stephen M Placeholder for potential future review.


message 6: by Velvetink (new)

Velvetink LOVE your reviews


message 7: by Carol. (new)

Carol. Must you always be so old?
Ha! Nice gif selection, except for the one that made my eyes bleed. And Rainbow Man is the best!


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

David Bowie tried to do a 1984 album too. Mean old Mrs. Orwell wouldn't give him permission though because she was freaked out by Bowie. So it ended up being the album Diamond Dogs which I am actually pretty fond of.


message 9: by mark (new)

mark monday Anthony that is news to me! mean old Mrs. Orwell really ruined things for the world with that decision. or not. i love Diamond Dogs.

thanks Velvetink & Carol!

BB i love Julia. and For the Love of Big Brother. two great songs!


message 10: by karen (new)

karen dammit - i wish i could hear the mooosic at work


message 11: by Maria (new)

Maria This review makes me want to go to an 80's glam nightclub.
in space.


message 12: by mark (new)

mark monday your post: LIKE


message 13: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Anthony wrote: "David Bowie tried to do a 1984 album too. Mean old Mrs. Orwell wouldn't give him permission though because she was freaked out by Bowie. So it ended up being the album Diamond Dogs which I am actua..."

Really excellent album. I play Rebel Rebel in class when we talk about Julia.


message 14: by mark (new)

mark monday you are a teacher! i don't think i knew that. i have a soft spot and a lot of respect for teachers. when i was a kid, it's what i wanted to be when i grew up.

although the teachers i know now are rather burnt out on their jobs. i think being a teacher in the inner cities of the bay area can be on the soul-crushing side of things.


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda mark wrote: "you are a teacher! i don't think i knew that. i have a soft spot and a lot of respect for teachers. when i was a kid, it's what i wanted to be when i grew up.

although the teachers i know now are ..."


I am indeed! I'm very fortunate in that I teach in a small school (there are only 120-150 in each year's graduating class) and I teach the Advanced Placement courses, so I have a little more academic freedom, engaged and inquisitive students, and relatively minor discipline issues. Those things combined help me avoid the burn-out that can so easily come with the territory. (But before I get too poignant and made-for-tv-movie inspiring about it--I also look forward to enjoying the hell outta not doing anything for a whole summer!)


message 16: by mark (new)

mark monday you are quite fortunate and i am quite jealous. let's trade jobs. how do you feel about doing health-related public policy in san francisco? you can have my staff too, i'll make it a package deal.


message 17: by Amanda (new)

Amanda mark wrote: "you are quite fortunate and i am quite jealous. let's trade jobs. how do you feel about doing health-related public policy in san francisco? you can have my staff too, i'll make it a package deal."

Can I refer to them as minions? If so, then you may have a deal!


message 18: by mark (new)

mark monday deal! you can call them minions as long as you feed them treats and assure them that they are the ones who really run the program. which is actually true. see, easy. we're gonna make this happen!


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda mark wrote: "deal! you can call them minions as long as you feed them treats and assure them that they are the ones who really run the program. which is actually true. see, easy. we're gonna make this happen!"

Considering my lack of knowledge about health-related issues, what could possibly go wrong? Right? (It would probably be prudent to have the CDC on speed dial for me.) However, I have an exemplary record of selecting tasty treats. Let's do it!


message 20: by Traveller (new)

Traveller Geez, mark! thanks for flooding my screen with Gifs, dude! Maaaahhhh EEEEEYYYZZZZ!!!!!




message 21: by mark (new)

mark monday ha! glad to be of service, Traveller! GIFS 4EVA

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message 22: by Forrest (new)

Forrest Sensory . . . overload . . . seizures . . . can't . . . control . . . keyboard . . . gfornuw]=g[ gf[r4a


message 23: by mark (new)

mark monday mission accomplished!


message 24: by Forrest (new)

Forrest mark wrote: "mission accomplished!"

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