• On Science-Fiction

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

    - Jack Handey, "Deep Thoughts"
  • In education as elsewhere, the broad primrose path leads to a nasty place.

    - A. N. Whitehead
  • A great war leaves the country with three armies: an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
  • English is a language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary.
  • True words are not beautiful,
    Beautiful words are not true.
  • Bishop of Bath and Wells: You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity… Have you ever considered a career in the church? Blackadder: Yes, but I couldn't get used to the underwear.

    Blackadder the Second
  • What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

    - Samuel Johnson
  • Terry Pratchett

    That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans. A European says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with me?" An American says: "I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?"

    "It's still a lie. Like the lie about masks."
    "What lie about masks?"
    "The way people say they hide faces."
    "They do hide faces."
    "Only the one on the outside."

  • Balzac a dit:

    Mes avis sur vos relations avec les femmes sont aussi dans ce mot de chevalerie: Les servir toutes, n'en aimer qu'une.

    Le véritable amour est éternel, infini, toujours semblable à lui-même; il est égal et pur, sans démonstrations violentes; il se voit en cheveux blancs, toujours jeune de cœur.
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This Engineering student is currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne [oh that prestigious centre of learning,] having graduated from twelve years of [mostly] compulsory schooling, only to face another long haul ahead.

Writes mainly out of frustration and for the purpose of procrastination in times of great stress [can be read as: during exam periods.]

For its relatively old age, this student cannot yet drive and is currently living with its parents.

Once upon a time, it had dreams of enlisting in the Army but due to heated discussion and intercontinental phone calls from relatives, that dream was put aside for later.

This student has minimal taste for classy, independent films [never mention ‘art house,’ I can watch but not appreciate,] a closed eye for literature that tends to ramble [Anna Karenina and Les Miserables I cannot abide in translated English and Ulysses I cannot abide at all] and an eagerness for British television.

Australia is the land I call home but if home is where the heart is, then I have left mine across the seas.


One Response

  1. Hey – NIce Blogs. Found it when i was googling (is that a word?) Matt Zeremes and found your write up about Holding the Man. I’m from melb aswell and totally understand the poop grass @ the state library – ick!
    Have a good one and look forward to checking out your posts soon.

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