It's my first day back at school and the printers won't print, I had to climb under yellow CAUTION tape to get to the seventh floor Beit Midrash and my teachers decided to give us major extensions for both of the papers I was worried about. So at least that last is a pleasant development.
On that note, my English teacher continues to be fabulously entertaining. In class today:
"You have all these mad words flying around your head and then you use them inappropriately in conversation and alienate people. Or at least I do that."
"This isn't like the Persian court in the movie 300 where they are all walking around naked and smoking hookah. Xerxes is fabulous in that movie; he's this incredibly gay guy with piercings who walks around naked half the time. There's this exoticism to the movie...yes, and then there are the half-naked women kissing each other.
Oh, is this okay? Is it okay to mention hookah, naked people or lesbians in class? Did I say something (he winks) naughty?
It's really kind of a hateful, frightening movie- so much ideology in it- it's almost fascist."
I'm so seeing 300.