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Messages - Nepos twiddletonis

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To clarify the unnecessary/necessary

It would be nice for there to be a clear progression, so that what is review is just a quick touch up. That's probably never going to happen though.

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It's probably good that the internet closes down on weekends, or I'd never get any studying done.

All but one of my classes are currently in the "review" stage, and I am finding it distinctly difficult to do the assigned readings because boring. Mendelian genetics and the chromosomal basis of heredity, really?

I already did the reading for the other class. It was nice.

There's a lot of unnecessary overlap.

I remember starting off Intro to Biotech, I was like, "yes, yes, yes, DNA, RNA and nitrogenous base pairing, WatsonNCrick, GCTA/GCUA/GTFO can we STFU and actually get on with something new?" Now, I learned new shit in that class but the first two or three weeks were why-did-I-get-up-this-early-on-Saturday.

It's a necessary overlap, I guess, but it would be nice to cut down on that.

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Fair points, Nigel. It does sound douchey.


Incidentally, what's "Valium White Girl Music"?  Because it sounds really interesting.  Do you mean like Lourde?

Listening to Lourde now. Yeah, I think it counts. It was more meant to mock the idea of Angry White Boy Music.

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That does somewhat speak to my creative originality and make me want to burn artistic bridges, to be honest.

You mean build a bridge and then you burn it? CHECH YOUR PRIVILEGE ecocidal maniac

Hey, I'm a a biologist, not an engineer. What happens after my suggestions isn't my problem.

Why the fuck did you hire a biologist to build a bridge anyway?

They hired me to build a bridge. So I planted a bunch of trees by the edge of the ravine and told them to wait for it.

But did they have high heels and an apple bottom ass?



 :lulz:

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I'd probably pick Weird Al too.

What I got from the OP was that there is crappy music from all times but Twid was was willing to give the new music a fair shake, implying that Villager's best friend was not.

That's a big part of it, yes. You're touching on something that I still quite can't enunciate.

Another part is staying power, and enjoying novelty when it is done well.

Here's an example of a song that I feel very ambivalent about. On a purely combination of sounds level, I think "Sail" by Awolnation is awesome. I hate the lyrics though. Maybe you should kill yourself and blame it on your ADD? Um.... Yeah, have fun with that. But musically, it's really really interesting. It's different. It's got some good stuff there. So I listen to it when it comes on, and I go, cool.

I suppose it's that the young can be just as closed-minded about music as an old person. But they have a different rationale for it.

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I have no love for "indie" music.
Also you're a ok dude Twid in my book for hating Sublime.

Well, the singers name was Brad. He wasn't lying when he said he didn't practice Santeria.

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Pretty sure this whole post is Twid's passive-aggressive way of calling me out for being a Journey fan.

Real classy, Twid...real classy.

You're fine, as long as you don't karaoke it.

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I'd probably pick Weird Al too.

What I got from the OP was that there is crappy music from all times but Twid was was willing to give the new music a fair shake, implying that Villager's best friend was not.

That's a big part of it, yes. You're touching on something that I still quite can't enunciate.

Another part is staying power, and enjoying novelty when it is done well.

Here's an example of a song that I feel very ambivalent about. On a purely combination of sounds level, I think "Sail" by Awolnation is awesome. I hate the lyrics though. Maybe you should kill yourself and blame it on your ADD? Um.... Yeah, have fun with that. But musically, it's really really interesting. It's different. It's got some good stuff there. So I listen to it when it comes on, and I go, cool.

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i've developed a strong distaste for classic rock - not because it sucks - there's some really great classic rock music.

but, because any job i've ever had where there was a radio - classic rock is what was on that radio.  i now strongly associate classic rock with being at work.

has anyone else experienced this?

I hate Weird Al because of a long car trip where the musical options given to us were Weird Al and Korean techno.

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Are you asking for music recommendations, or just sharing? I post music links a lot. I like a lot of new stuff because I have little patience for getting stuck in nostalgia traps.

This was more of a rant that I was trying to push through a sheet of champagnoise. It's been kinda rattling around in my head a bit.

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That does somewhat speak to my creative originality and make me want to burn artistic bridges, to be honest.

You mean build a bridge and then you burn it? CHECH YOUR PRIVILEGE ecocidal maniac

Hey, I'm a a biologist, not an engineer. What happens after my suggestions isn't my problem.

Why the fuck did you hire a biologist to build a bridge anyway?

They hired me to build a bridge. So I planted a bunch of trees by the edge of the ravine and told them to wait for it.

But did they have high heels and an apple bottom ass?

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Today, my Genetics professor gave us the syllabus and was absolutely adamant that if we couldn't be there for the final, we shouldn't take the class. Period.

My plane flies out the day before the final.

I emailed her explaining about my Study Abroad. Hopefully she will accommodate it. I don't think she HAS to, but according to my Education Abroad professor, they've never had anyone refuse, so... fingers crossed.

If I learned anything in physics, it's that if you talk to the professor from the get go, he or she will accommodate, and that professors put on a show of tough-ass to nip the nonsense in the bud.

If said prof doesn't work something out with you, about your study abroad program no less, that reflects poorly on her. That's department head level shenanigans.

Good to know! I really hope she makes it easy though. I love this class so far and really want to take it with her specifically.

On top of that, I've also learned that Genetics professors are pretty forgiving, especially if they already know you. Genetics is wicked interesting. I wish I didn't take it during summer. It did the topic a disservice. I wish I would have taken Chem I or Physics I instead.

I am not sure that it is valid to extrapolate your experience with one Genetics professor to all Genetics professors. :lol:

But yeah, the topic is really interesting, and I think I'll like this course. Especially if I can actually follow through with taking it. If I can't I might go ahead and take something stupid easy online like Life of the Past or Nutrition.

Fair.

actually this should be totally ignore Twid night. I'm in the midst of an emotional inventory situation, which has already lead to in depth conversation with an ex that I still consider a valued friend. Normally it would be a chuckle situation, but I don't know, losing another friend over the past 365 days gives that a bit of gravitas that I really don't like to acknowledge.

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That does somewhat speak to my creative originality and make me want to burn artistic bridges, to be honest.

You mean build a bridge and then you burn it? CHECH YOUR PRIVILEGE ecocidal maniac

Hey, I'm a a biologist, not an engineer. What happens after my suggestions isn't my problem.

Why the fuck did you hire a biologist to build a bridge anyway?

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It's dumb, I guess, but there's a level of what do you want me to do? I don't know what you think sucks anymore.

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