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Sun, Jul. 9th, 2006 10:13 am
Update From the Old World

Went to Oxford yesterday. Interesting place, Oxford. It has a huge amount of academic history wrapped up in one convenient, intakable package for the visitor to absorb, and explains a large number of the practical sources behind traditions in the American academic system (any why they are, in fact, outdated and probably need to be revisited. Soon.)

Went punting with my aunt and uncle on the Thames. I didn't get to drive (my uncle really loved it), although we executed a successful rescue operation of a tennis ball a group of Italian schoolchildren had managed to drop in the river while playing on the bank.

Finally, went to see Pirates of the Carribean II last night. Ne'er again will I complain of the movie ticket and popcorn prices at Showcase North, for here it was 13 pounds for a popcorn and some candy, and as much as that for 2 adult's admission. Other than that, the movie was excellent, and it lead directly into a third, which pleased me greatly. I know there's this pushback against media, both movies and games, ending in cliffhangers, but I think this is a good thing. Long ago weekly movies made their take every Friday with the words "To Be Continued..." Its certainly a safer business model for the entertainment companies than throwing another hit-or-miss at the charts, and it provides deeper and longer stories for the rest of us. More importantly, they aren't taking over -- I can't see a trilogy coming out of, say, The Breakup. Wake slash rant waka.

Today its off to the Globe Theatre, and with luck, HMS Belfast. I'll be home Friday.

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Current Location: Slough, Berkshire, England, UK

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Rachael
Sun, Jul. 9th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)

punting, Weeeee! I had this goergeous punt driver when I went, took pictures, then the camera was stolen, damn. Enjoy the globe, my eyes are glowing green.


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