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January 28, 2005
In my last post, I commented on the highly anticipated "Elektra" and it has been pointed out to me that I overlooked a critical possible audience. Comic Book geeks and Star Trek fans. I lump these together because it has been my experience that those who like Star Trek tend to be the type to read comics. It was also pointed out to me that "Daredevil" and I assume "Elektra" was based on a comic book. The person that pointed that out to me also seemed to be shocked that I (a semi-normal person) didnīt already possess that knowledge.
So, to summarize, you can expect the theatres playing "Elektra" to be half filled with 15 year old boys with their comics dressed as characters from Star Trek...and my roommate Dave who tells me that he "canīt wait" to see Elektra and that "he liked" Daredevil. And yes, he does like Star Trek. I assume he reads / or has read comics at some point.
Today, I was taking the bus to one of the language schools I work at. The driver read the paper. And not just while stopped at red lights. The scary part is that even while he read the paper, he was a better driver than my mom and sister. I wasnīt really ever scared today and not once did I brace myself on the dashboard and yell something like "DONīT YOU SEE THAT CAR THERE?"
Another thing I did today...
Being here teaching English and trying to learn Spanish, you realize a few things about languages that are ridiculously stupid. For example, how we create plural words. Books, countries, watches, loaves and deer. WHY do we punish ourselves and anyone else trying to learn a language? Couldnīt we just add "es" to everything and call it a day? Did we need to challenge ourselves or something? And while I am on the topic, how can two Spanish verbs "ser" and "ir" have the same conjugations in different tenses? To make it easy on me? Trust me, it makes things really simple...
Posted by KDuffy on January 28, 2005 09:38 AM
Category: Random Obsevations
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