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October 20, 2005

What Maurice told me about the problems of love and life?

The trouble with understanding others is that their thoughts are neither 100% private or 100% explicit. You can think you know what someone is thinking but you can never be sure. There is an ambiguity there that needs resolving.

The touched and the touching meet as 2 but are apart of the same thing. And so in love one navigates the desert between the private and the explicit, between the touched and the touching.

It is in this that the pleasure and pain of life are rolled into one.


October 18, 2005

Love, hate and silence.

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Silence is the fuel for love and hate.
It can preserve the object of love in its pristine condition
It is the fuel for the fire for the bonfire
Than burns. Straight through

With silence the most magical building can be constructed
In the middle of the sky
A building without foundation.

Explicitness, the architect of solid foundations.
Builder of the real and concrete
Could not build such a building.

It method is too brutal, too true
To cope with such a flimsy structure.

Hate’s castle sit upon the mound of silence.
Propped up by its own constructions.
On top of thing unsaid, unseen and unknown.

It’s tower of ignorance surveys the confines of its own narrow window
in all it panoramic qualities.

And so it is that through silence, love turns to hate.

-phalone.


May 24, 2005

My conclusions…..

Follow-up to Are you happy with your course from Death to Apathy

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post.
Its clear there are alot of people out there who think there on the wrong course.

To the person who wanted to become a musician you should go for it- I'll listen to you play!

There seems to be alot of disgruntled mathematicians/physicians out there. Its clear the mathico-physists need a Moses to lead them out of bondage to the promised land (a degree that takes account of the real world).
/OR the secular alternative of Darth Vader coming in a choking the boring lecturer to death for his fail to communicate his ideas in a meaningful way. I'll let you choose.

My hypothesis that science students would like to be doing a Arts degree but that ARTs degree people wouldn't want to do a science degree also seems to have been proven wrong-ish.


Are you happy with your course

I wonder how many people there are out there who are not happy with the course they have chosen??

There seems to be alot. Especially Physicists, maybe they thought that by doing a physics degree that would become physicians.

Well anyway if you do have any gripes about your course why not take a couple of minutes to express them- It will do you some good.


May 23, 2005

What is the most attractive floor?

As I have been spending far too much time in the library I decided to ask myself the eternal question

The question is " What is the most attractive floor in the library?"

Can it be floor 2- or do the computer scientists/maths/physicists lower the standards. Most need more sun.

Can it be floor 3- the Arts students domain. Though you'll have to hurry if you want to catch one of them – their going places!!! :S. But they look good.

Or maybe floor 4 for law, the house of rhyme and crime, they'll rap you up in tort whilst they ponce about in court. Though beware they'll dump you for an intership- its all about money.

Or maybe floor 5- the social sciences floor. Sociologists- Politics- random reconstituted discipline- students. Just too much of a mixed bag.

What do you think Warks


Do you wish you were somewhere else?

Do you wish you were somewhere else? Do you wish you were someone else but in the same place or maybe you wish you were someone else and somewhere else.

The reason I ask is that I recently had a conversation in which it was put to me that "Most people at warwick wish that they were somewhere else".

Is this generalisation true? Probably not.

I think everyone would like to be somewhere/someone else at some point in their life. I think the difference that exists between people is that while for some this feeling may last only for an instant, for others it can last a lifetime.


May 18, 2005

The best blog in the world

I just typed out the most profound thing ever in a blog. I told people I wanted them to be happy. I told them to express their thoughts and make them real. I said don't let your potential be blunt by feeling that no one else feels the way you feel. I said let there be a new cultural movement where nobody has to keep their greatest thoughts to themselves.

All gone now, it was the greatest blog in the history of blogs, lost.


Are all the poets dead??

Are all the poets dead? Is Warwick filled with just physicists and internship-hunters who have no passion for life.

May 16, 2005

People I would still like to meet

Sitting on the top floor of the arts centre in one of my far too frequent breaks from revision and glad of any distracting pointless thoughts I started to wonder who wound I invite to my imaginary dinner party??

I'd invite Sylvia Plath to ligten the mood with her cheery thoughts.

I'd invite Wittgenstein also, but please remember there is no 'wit' in Wittgenstein.

I'd invite Nietzsche if he was in a good mood so he could show the modern world its reflection. IF not he can stay at home.

I'd invite T.S.Elliot to sandwich in the philosophers and remind me what we have to lose.

I'd invite Cesar Romero(played the Joker in 1960's Batman) to laugh at my jokers (he had such a great laugh)

I'd invite Salvadorr Dali to paint my picture of random images that could be my portrait.

I'd invite Richard III and tell him not to bother hating himself- for that is the cause of deformity.

Lastly I'd invite Garibaldi. I'd ask him if he was happy about the biscuit named after him. I'd ask him to storm warwick castle with only pasta as weapons.

However no doubt I will have to be content to sit on the top floor of the art centre in absence. Those whose minds are made not just to consume but to produce hide their talents at warwick – they call it blending in.


May 14, 2005

Group Therapy Session 1

Well hello group,

My name is Jim and i'll be taking you through this short course of group therapy.

Today we are going to be talking about regrets- well we are at warwick after all.

Are you having trouble sleeping? Is this because you persistent thoughts that just wont leave your mind?

Maybe you have looked back at the year and thought 'hang on i've just been wasting my time at university- I havn't had fun and I havn't worked hard'

Well in this session we are going to be exploring those emotions and seeing what conclusions we can draw from such thoughts.

At the end of the session it is hoped that you will have disregarded negative thinking and have freed your mind from the dogma of regret and disappointment that has clouded your life so far (no I don't demand that you join a society).

SO who would like to begin todays session…........


May 11, 2005

The thing that most annoyed me today was…........

The thing that most annoyed me today was OVER ZEALOUS **LIBRARY STEWARDS. Now I know it is iritating when people talk when your trying to work and that if this if this happens to you alot of the time then you are going to be happy about having library stewards in to *SHHHH * people.

However when your talking and there is no one around. Just me , mandy and the legions of dust that supposedly make up a library then I expect a bit of laterality in interpreting the rules.
BUT NOOOO…. I had to be told to SHHHH lest I disturb the dust from its sluber.

I feel better having got that off my chest. peace out and other lamitudes.


May 10, 2005

THE DUAL NATURE OF LIFE AT WARWICK

I thought I would take a few moments to make some observations on at warwick..feel free to say where my obervation lacks clarity and accuracy.
Take a walk around campus, on a nice sunny day and you will see people lying on the grass. You may see people on the piazza enjpying themselves having some fun.

From doing this you may get the impression of life at university as an idyllic place full of happy people. Yet this, the most visable aspect of life at university can be decieving.

The greenage does much to cover up the suffering and anxiety that is prevalent amongst university students(or our age group in general). Many just suffer in silence and have no one to talk to. They stay locked in their rooms or float around campus like androids trying to avoid negative thoughts.

So what? Thats their problem- i'm here to have fun and enjoy the sun.

No I cannot accept such statements as above. Together we shall ameliorate.

( YES I AM A DOO-GOODER)
…..


If I were the directory general of the BBC….......

If I were director general of the BBC I would bring back blockbusters(even though it wasn't on the BBC if I remember correctly).

I wanna go on a 'gold-run' and look cool as Bob tells me I have won a surfing holiday.


My Worst Nightmare

I'm still in shock from the awful dream I had last night.
I was in the union. I wasn't alone in the union. I wad with my mother. As so often with dreams my recollection is hazy and events seem to have blurred into one and other.

Firstly we were at top banana. Mother was appropriately dressed for the occassion i.e. she was wearing as much clothes as the other girls who go to top-b.

Then she insisted on going on the dance mat. The audience were loving it. They kept on chanting.

Then it got really confusing. The next thing we were in Cholo and there was alot of sports teams around. Anyway to cut a long story short it all kicked off.

-Bored revisioner


If I were prime minister…............

Follow-up to Pop Quiz! from Death to Apathy

If I were the prime minister of north Korea I would nuke earlsdon….............whoops looks like somebody already beat me to it

Pop Quiz!

If you were the prime minister what would you do to change the world?

May 09, 2005

Has anyone seen my virginity

**REWARD £100** For return of lost virginity. Don't remember where exactly I lost it. Went to union North but they said that no one had turn handed it in.

If found please put it in my pigeon hole in the humanity 2nd floor.


Tribute to Larkin

SKIN by Philip Larkin

Obedient daily dress,
You cannot always keep
That unflakable young surface.
You must learn your lines –
Anger, amusement, sleep;
Those few forbidding signs

Of the continuous coarse
Sand-laden wind, time;
You must thicken, work loose
Into an old bag
Carrying a soiled name
Parch then, be roughened; sag;

And pardon me, that I
Could find, when you were new,
No brash festivity
To wear you at, such as
Clothes are entitled to
Till the fashion changes


Forgotten Bands

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Most of us have unfortunately seen those programs such as "40 greatest albums of all time!" in which the beatles and stones are wheeled out with zimmer frames and viagra in hand. Plus a few 'flash in the pan' acts that are all hot now but wont have the milage of truely great bands.

My point is what happens to those bands that arn't great just good. They have their time in the sun, then they are forgotten about because there is no one to go on about how good they are.

Well JJ72 are such a band. The whole album is great. All twelve songs are well worth listening to. Plus we have the great songs such as 'october swimmer', 'oxygen' and 'snow'. Ofcourse you may not remember exactly what these songs sound like. Therefore I will give you a brief rendition of oxygen

WE DONT NEED OXYGEN! IT'S DREAMS THAT BIND US AND LOCK US IN….YOU AND I WERE GOING SO HIGH…..

Sean says that if you ever find jj72's album in a bargin bin as I have done buy it and you will be satisfied.