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Nov. 24th, 2006 @ 03:42 am giving thanks
Current Music: Level 99 - Just Unplug the Katamari Already!
Spent Thanksgiving hanging out with other Obies. Gorged myself stupid at Stevenson, watched a ridiculous '50s musical, played Chrononauts until the wee hours of the morning. It's funny how the absence of 90% of my friends on campus opened up opportunities for marathon socializing.

The mandatory storytelling aspect of Chrononauts is what makes it truly awesome. Over the course of the game, Will got President Reagan's doctor high, Tom killed Hitler three times (once by smothering him in green Jell-O), and I slept with Tom's mother. (Oh, how I love the "Your Parents Never Met" card.)

So many things to give thanks for. My cup runneth over.

Thanks, God.
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Nov. 24th, 2006 @ 02:16 pm imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
George Lucas in Love.

Every time I think I know what the Best Thing Ever is, I am proven wrong.

May not make any sense to the 0.3 of you who have never seen Star Wars.
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Nov. 24th, 2006 @ 02:53 pm an ethical analysis of The Giving Tree
Few children's books have stuck with me quite the way that Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree has. It's beautiful and thought-provoking and sad in a way that few children's books are--that rare kind of story that you think about, and struggle with, for an entire lifetime. Apparently, various ethics professors and religious leaders think so too.

A symposium on The Giving Tree. Wow. This is sublime. So many perspectives, positive and negative, laudatory and derisive, religious and secular. And one of the writers is an Oberlin professor!
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