Today was a stellar Monday, full of learnings and culture.
Listened to War of the Worlds - the drama and the play - simply
amayyyzing. What an inspiration. I have a bit of a thing for that old-
fashioned American accent; not sure what it's called - 'pan-American'
maybe. Whatever it is, very nice - makes me think of the old ideas of
'manliness': "sort out your shit and be respectable"; a very hard idea
On that note, I'm fascinated at the moment with what it means to be
ladylike or manly. The media-reinforced stereotypes of delicate
females and oppressive males seem way too impractical to be what's
really going on. Anyway, I don't have much to say on this just yet;
it's all still a soup of thoughts.
Had a cuppa with DJ NU's (soundcloud.com/djnu) housemate this evening.
Well, a cuppa and a good natter about work, girls, working out, going
out, gossip, drama - 20something stuff. He gave me a cute anecdote
about how boys only have a 4-point check for girls, to see if they're
worth going out with:
1. Is she all-right looking?
2. Is her personality okay?
3. Is she intelligent enough to have a conversation with? and
4. Does she have a job so she can buy her own shit?
There you go, ladies, secrets of men revealed lol!
Came home and caught up on all the Uncharted 2 story Niaal played
while I was out, then got wikijacked and ended up spending 2 hours
reading about Marco Polo, shield soldiers, the Dalai Lama and racial
Turns out the word Negro has been hell outdated for hundreds of years;
instead use Congoid for west Africans and Capoid/Khoisam for south-
eastern Africans. The genetic group throughout Europe, northern Africa
and India were considered Caucasoids. And finally, us Asians are from
a group called Mongoloids.
## yeah laugh it up jerks -_- ##
Of course, because of rude people throughout history, those words can
be quite offensive. So if you're clever enough to remember them, be
clever enough to not use them offensively.
Learned many new things this evening, so I probably won't need to
learn more stuff for a few days. :) good night!