History 210 Take-Home Exam progress:
Words Completed: 192/700 #1, 0/700 #2, 0/700 #3 (192/2100)
Due: Tomorrow, 11:30 AM
Time Remaining: 16 hours
Currently Hindering Progress By: Watching Firefly in the corner of the screen.
Sigh. I have no excuse. Spent the morning reading assorted fic and staring unproductively at O, Brave New World which is currently missing only two chapters. Grr.
Okay. Writing, now.
Words Completed: 714/700 #1, 430/700 #2, 0/700 #3 (1114/2100)
Time Remaining: 12 hours
Currently watching to hinder progress: CSI Miami. Uh. I think.
FOX News: "Look at all our dead soldiers. Civilian casualties don't count when they're not us and oh, there's no 'reliable number', anyway."
CBC: "The Americans are big fat liars. Look at all the dead civilians."
One word: hah.
Bush is wandering around Texas talking about how compassionate is the U.S. Army and People in general. Uh. Okay. He's not wearing a tie. This must be part of the Shrub's "I'm Just a Regular Joe Like You Moron Voters" campaign. Sigh. It's sad that it might work. I'm so scared. And ye gods imagine Harper *and* Bush at once. Seriously considering my UK For Grad School plan. Stupid evil fucker, anyway. Uck.
I should be essay-writing. Going, going. >.<
EDIT: Everybody's popping up with nuke research programs, these days. Canada's never going to be a consideration in this area - which is yay. But I think I know how we can contribute. Canada's contribution to the nuclear weapons controversy can be some scientist scoffed by other nations inventing some kind of something that neutralizes uranium. Or whatever-the-hell gets used in nukes these days. Like the Pulse in Dark Angel. Big anti-weapon weapon. Makes guns useless too. All sorts of war tech. Reduce everybody back to rocks and pointy sticks and *then* see how eager everybody is to go to war. Seriously. Technology's made already-stupid humanity *way* too damn complacent about war. Like meat. Kill your own animal, man. Then you earn the privilege of eating it.
Words Completed: 789/700 #1, 754/700 #2, 13/700 #3 (1556/2100)
Due: Tomorrow, 11:30 AM
Time Remaining to Last Useful Bus: 11 hours
Currently Hindering Progress With: Something on the CBC. Some of it in French. Which my brain is randomly translating into amusingly out-of-context dialogue because I'm intentionally ignoring the English dialogue. Heh. ;)
(Also, I don't know what it is about Quebecois sitcoms that the camera angles and the credit design have them coming off as so terribly, painfully eighties. Although to their credit their dialogue switches a lot more naturally between English and French - giving the impression that all the characters really know both languages (which we all should anyway, really, damnit). There need to be more Canadian sitcoms. Or not sitcoms. But obviously-Canadian shows. Where the Anglos speak French as naturally as these Quebecois actors seem to speak English. Sigh.)
All right. 544 words to go.
Might have helped if I'd actually read *both* the articles instead of just one... hmm. o.O
EDIT: Done the segment for the unread article upon reading only three pages out of twenty-three, hah. :)