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By gzt (Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 05:32:37 PM EST) gzt, notational conventions, greek tragedies (all tags)
One week of new management and I already feel the difference. I had almost forgotten what being managed felt like (and it's good, not bad). Still, hoping for escape.

POLL: What two Greek tragedies should people read?



Am somewhat miffed at the electric company for their billing, so I'll chew them out today, I think.

Wifing Unit lost a filling while on our trip. She had used up her dental benefits for the year. The upshot, though, is that she went to a new dentist who could see her immediately and she liked the new dentist. She did not like the old dentist. So she has a new dentist. I might transition my care over there or something, I still have a dentist in $OLD_NEIGHBORHOOD, and though it's easy to hop on a train from work and get there in 15-20, I'd much rather have one that is nearer my house, as the trip from there to home is looooong even if I catch the fast commuter rail.

Have a dull ache in my vastus lateralis on the right leg. Annoying.

Enjoying reading boat books on the train and such, but I also have to study on the train. It's a dialectic, I suppose. No, I don't want to study boats.

Funny Charlie Sheen quote:

In response to a judge asking why a famous man like Sheen would pay for sex:

"I don't them for sex, I pay them to leave!"

TANSTAAFL at work.

I think I shall make a pork shoulder on Sunday and eat the leftovers during the week. Or something else.

Sigh. I find it hard not to be dismissive of Ayn Rand. It's just not possible to take her seriously enough to even think about her. But then people try to get all rational and ask why a child raised as an Objectivist would probably murder his parents, and when I answer that you'd find that out by reading Greek tragedies, they try to get even more "rational" on me. Speaking of Greek tragedies, I like Antigone and Bacchae, if I have to choose two. I mean, yeah, everybody will say Oedipus, so say something else, you know?

Midterm grades haven't shown up on the website yet for last week's test. Will check a little later, she might have them up before class, but she might wait until after. I like deflating surprises. Speaking of which, I need to get out of here and finish my homework. Notational conventions to learn, too.

POLL: What two Greek tragedies should people read?

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Greek Tragedies by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 06:18:36 PM EST
My first choices would be Antigone and Ajax. But, depending on the mood I'm in, I might swap Medea for Ajax.

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Would the answer change by Scrymarch (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 03:46:46 AM EST
... if it was watching the Greek tragedies performed, instead of reading them? I think I've only seen Oedipus.

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Maybe by gzt (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 07:21:29 AM EST
I think The Bacchae would be a lot more fun to see performed.

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