Ezra Pound

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  1. Alright, I'll meet you guys there. Music Hall of Williamsburg normally does not have gates set up. I am sitting in my last class of the day before I skip out to leave for Brooklyn. So, my attention span right now is kind of lacking.
  2. I'm not going to be able to get there until almost 5 PM. Looks like I might be hanging out alone towards the back.
  3. ^It's the same Russian professor whose class I end up skipping for a lot of things. I don't think she's believing my excuses as easily as she was last semester. Edit: I have no will power, so when I checked and there were still tickets, I got them. I'm going to be terribly and violently ill that day I guess. I will see you guys there. I probably will leave here at roughly 3:00, since then I'll at least only miss one class.
  4. I want to go so bad, but I cannot get away with skipping class again. And marjerina, I've spent a lot of time at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and I've actually gotten carded every time I've been there, so I'm not sure if they'd let you in or not. Maybe call the venue?
  5. Wee Rants

    I already miss my girlfriend so much...it's only been about two weeks. I don't know how I'm going to get through the next two and a half months. Long distance relationships suck.

    quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: It's up to God how we are designed, and how we're intended to operate. The only reason sin is in the world is because people choose to disobey the bible. God hasn't got explaining to do, we have. But I've never met queer person who felt that they were queer for any reason other than being born that way. So either God or whatever is out there is making a whole lot of mistakes, or homosexuality isn't actually an abomination. (Ignoring the possibility that God is evil and sadistic.)
  7. Bittersweet News!

    quote: Originally posted by Rosa!: My bittersweet news is that yesterday I visited UT Austin (Longhorn Saturday!). I really, really liked it, but I don't like that it's far away from where I live (although it could be farther...one girl came from Chicago), and anyway, I still don't feel ready for college. I can't believe how close I am to adulthood. The wonderful thing about the responsibilities of being an adult is that you also get the freedoms that come with it. The nice thing is that in college, while you have to be responsible for your own actions, that doesn't stop you from being a kid sometimes. My bittersweet news is that I leave for school in a week. I miss New York desperately, but I have someone here that I would give up living in the city for in an instant.

    quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: God's will is not for gay people to marry. Now justify voting pro-gay marraige. Not to other people, I mean justify it to God. The bible preaches all about love and acceptance. How can it be wrong for two unrelated, consenting adults who love one another to get married?

    ^I'm really offended by this because I have no skin. Just ignore musiclover...this is how he gets his kicks. It has been for years.

    This is a sign that society is getting closer and closer to equality and I am ecstatic. quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: What about society's interest in producing children? Gay marriage sends the wrong signal to everyone. A lot of same-sex couples intend to have children. My girlfriend and I have already discussed the issue and plan on having two if our relationship advances to that point.
  11. Wee Rants

    My mom doesn't accept the girl I'm in love with...I suppose that the problem is actually that she doesn't accept that the person that I'm in love with is a girl. I'm not even sure what to do about this.
  12. RIP Dan Cho

    Rest in peace Dan. I don't know what to say other than I hope that time will lessen the pain that his family and friends must be feeling.
  13. Wee Rants

    I can't find a job either. And I don't have a car. Blarg. And yes, blarg is a word. I promise. Can I just go back to college now? I miss New York.
  14. so apparently being original makes you a freak?

    Everyone who is still in high school: I started getting into regina when I was in 9th grade as well. I took a lot of crap for the music I listened to and how I dressed and acted. That's just high school. Once you get to college, no one cares. Actually, people think it's cool if you do your own thing. So keep on keepin' on and fuck everyone else...um...not literally of course. Be yourself and don't worry about what other people think. In a few years, none of it will matter anyways.
  15. (Almost) Everything Regina Give-Away!

    I got home today and found my LP sitting on my bed. Completely makes up for the fact that I was in a car for 10 hours. Thanks again, Aaron.
  16. What are you listening to right now?

    Zombies - Insects vs. Robots
  17. Death threat against South Park creators about depicting Allah

    quote: Originally posted by Be like the water, people.: So, there wasn't nothing before something, so much as there were places that blew up to become our place? is it safe to say that we don't know anything at all about these universes' qualities? There had to be time, though, or they would have been suspended in... eternity, where nothing can change, because time is not passing, and every moment is the same moment. Or do i have that wrong? And if there was time back then, did it start all over when our universe came into being (i'm rfering to the finite-ness of time.) That theory doesn't account for how orderly our world is... i mean, we can literally measure it! what does that say about the explosion of these finite/infinite universes? We don't know if there truly are other universes or not. I, for one, believe that there must be simply due to the infinite nature of space but parallel universe theories haven't garnered a lot of acceptance since we, at the moment, don't know how to prove or disprove them. Keep in mind that all of the things that I am about to say are only my ridiculous, I'm-only-a-third-of-the-way-through-an-undergrad-degree-in-physics theories. But anyways... In the other universes, the laws of physics would remain the same as in our own. Some may be made up of antimatter, in which case their time probably runs backwards (at least that's a very common interpretation of what negative mass means), which, as strange as it may seem, does work out in all of our equations. But the physics would still work the same for everything from the large scale ideas like gravitational lensing to the small scale like particle interactions. I don't believe that either space or time are actually finite, we just can't grasp that they can be infinite because our specific universe has been around for a limited amount of time and has a border since it is still expanding. I don't believe that there is a beginning of time, only time as we know it, or an end to space, simply where our universe ends. And just to clarify, I would assume that the other universes are separated from our own by higher dimensions...at least the fourth spacial dimension...which is why we can't observe them. We can't even conceive of which direction the fourth spacial dimension is. (And to note, even higher dimensions are a subject of much dispute. It's split whether physicists believe in them or not.) As for not accounting for the orderliness of our world, the world is orderly due to the physics. The major theories in physics that have been proven to be true have had this beautiful symmetry about them. Everything fits together and, even if the mathematics behind them are complicated, they have a stunning sort of simplicity. (This reason is actually why I don't believe in the standard model. It doesn't have the coherence of the other great theories.) In my opinion, the world is orderly because physics is orderly. I honestly do believe that there is some higher power out there (hiding somewhere in the higher dimensions maybe? Physics nerdery forces me to consider these things)...I guess I'd be considered sort of an Agnostic Theist like RJ Lupin...but I don't think whatever it is that is out there is controlling what happens. Has anyone ever heard the analogy likening God to a clockmaker? That belief appeals the most to me. Whatever higher power there is set the laws of physics and let things progress how they would naturally. I don't necessarily believe that there always has been matter and energy, but I think that space and time have always been there. I think I'll stop my ramble now because I seriously doubt that I am making sense. Haha.
  18. Death threat against South Park creators about depicting Allah

    quote: Brady--I say Evolution is far-fetched because of the simple fact that, according to the information available, something came from nothing. According to Atheists, what we observe now is all there is, since there is no intelligent creator to set it in motion. You like to jump into the timeline at the big bang. But what started it? Time and space came about at the big bang. So how could it have happened without a cause that does not rely on time or space? Impossible. So maybe you don't like the God of the bible. But, as it stands, you cannot account for the big bang's... bang (or all the bangs that came before it--test runs that came before this life, and apparently we can assume will continue after we implode [or whatever]). explosions don't just initiate themselves. Actually, I've heard of a theory that can explain how the big bang was sparked. It was actually in a parallel universe theory...excuse my extremely crude description of a theory that is about to come...and one possibility is that there are many universes that exist and they are like sheets of paper lying atop one another. The physicist who I heard explaining this theory stated that he believed that the universes oscillate like taut strings above and below one another and that the big bang was caused by a collision in two concentric universes. The massive amount of energy that such a collision would involve could easily produce matter (E=mc^2, so m=E/c^2). The collision would also have given off heat energy and kinetic energy in addition to the production of mass, which could thereby explain the origins of matter in our universe as well as the expansion that has been taking place since the big bang. P.S. You guys, I'm so happy this discussion can happen without people getting really nasty. I love the 'stix.
  19. school = :(

    Haha. No worries about senioritis, Rosa. I got it when I was a sophomore in high school and still managed to graduate in the top 10 in my class. You just have to learn how to do what you really don't want to when it matters the most. And I don't know about AP US, but the AP Euro exam was pretty easy. I imagine they'd be at about the same level.
  20. Death threat against South Park creators about depicting Allah

    You know what else God says is wrong? Eating shellfish or pork. And yet many, many Christians do that. And eating shellfish and pork is a choice. Sexual orientation isn't. Until the Christians start following every other nit-picking detail in the bible, I refuse to believe that homosexuality is a sin. Who cares what parts we have? Love is love.
  21. school = :(

    Ahhh! Calculus final tomorrow morning. And I'm so burnt out from studying already. Not good!
  22. Good News Thread!

    Hahaha. Last night was the most ridiculous night of my life. Our Russian classes had dinner together at a restaurant owned by one of our professor's friends. It quickly degenerated into everyone, our professor included, passing around bottles of brandy and vodka. I got to drink with my Russian professor. My life is complete.
  23. Wee Rants

    Ugh. I'm so fucking ready for this school year to be over. I walked in on my roommate and her boyfriend today. Most uncomfortable moment of my life. I really can't put up with the people I'm living with for much longer. I just have to get through two more weeks without hurting either of them. That can't be that hard, right?
  24. school = :(

    Aaron, I'm not sure how it works for master's programs, but could you try taking a couple of your requirements elsewhere and transferring the credits? If that's a possibility, it could speed things along. I find out about housing today. Here's to hoping for one of the off-campus apartments.
  25. What are you listening to right now?

    Unlaced - Emilie Autumn If you guys haven't noticed, she's my obsession right now. Haha.