Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by Derek, Dec 3, 2006.
Whoa, they voted a Dir En Grey video #1 of the year on Headbanger's Ball? ...the hell?
Oooh what video?
Click it, you know you want to.
I cannot BELIEVE they managed it. Crazy Aussies in Canada.
God, where's Tom when you need him. On an upcoming episode of Scrubs, they're spoofing House
Holy shittlesticks, my head is killing me.
The amount of people that register at IMDB just to criticise films doesn't come as a surprise.
YES. I may have convinced my parents to get me a PS3 for my birthday. 21, that's a big year!
The test will consist entirely of identifications. These identifications need to show us that you have done more than memorize dictionary definitions. Your job is to show us that 1) you have read and understood the readings; 2) you have paid attention in lecture; 3) you have taken advantage of discussion group and writing assignments to think about the deeper meaning in and connection between the materials; and 4) that you have developed strong critical thinking and writing skills.
Total points: 105
*TIP—The final is 120 minutes long, so budget your time accordingly. At about a minute per point, you should spend no more than 7 minutes per question.
IDENTIFICATIONS (15 IDs – 7 points each)
On the exam, we will provide you with 18 identifications, of which you will answer 15. These identifications will be chosen from the terms, names, quotations, and images listed below. For each term, name, quotation, or image you will need to identify a) who or what it is (2 pt); b) when it took place, lived, was created etc. (2 pt) and c) why it is significant (3 pts)
* TIP -- Significance. This is an important concept. When we ask you about something’s significance, you need to explain how it relates to larger themes in the course, or to Modernity in general. What effect did it have on history or culture? Why is it so important that we study it today? “Significance” answers the “so what?” question.
Johannes Gutenberg. Johannes Gutenberg lived in the fifteenth century and was the European “inventor” of the moveable-type printing press, which he invented in 1452. Gutenberg, who brought together a number of technological innovations of the time (paper, durable ink, press, movable type, and printing), represents one of the ways technological innovation had such a big
impact on life and thought during the Renaissance, a time of major social and cultural change. Gutenberg’s printing press accelerated the spread of information and literacy; in the 15th and 16th centuries it helped spread the secular ideas of the Renaissance and the religious ideas of the
Protestant Reformation. It also was crucial in spreading the ideas and discoveries of the Scientific Revolution.
Lists of Possible Identifications:
You will notice that this list of possible IDs is longer than it was for the midterm. That, and the difficulty of some of the IDs, rather than the length of the test, is what makes the final harder (and thus worth a larger portion of your grade) than the midterm.
Names and Terms
free market capitalism
The Origin of Species
“The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism”
"Universal Declaration of Human Rights"
“The Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society.”
“Thousands of eyes were looking and blinking convulsively and staring up at Nathanael; he could not avert his gaze from the table. Coppola went on heaping up his spectacles, while wilder and ever wilder burning flashes crossed through and through each other and darted their blood-red rays into Nathanael's breast.”
--The Sandman, E.T.A. Hoffmann
“By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, [every individual] intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.”
---Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
"The creation of a new State is neither ridiculous nor impossible. We have in our day witnessed the process in connection with nations which were not largely members of the middle class, but poorer, less educated, and consequently weaker than ourselves."
--Theodor Herzl, On the Jewish State, 1896
“Psycho-analysis is a remarkable combination, for it comprises not only a method of research into the neuroses but also a method of treatment based on the aetiology thus discovered. I may begin by saying that psycho-analysis is not a child of speculation, but the outcome of experience; and for that reason, like every new product of science, is unfinished. It is open to anyone to convince himself by his own investigations of the correctness of the theses embodied in it, and to help in the further development of the study.”
--Sigmund Freud, On Psycho-Analysis
"There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part. Believe me, we are now on the verge of one."
--Bram Stoker, Dracula. (DR. SEWARD'S DIARY)
“How is [a man] to go on giving judgment, civilizing natives, making laws, writing books, dressing up and speechifying at banquets, unless he can see himself at breakfast and at dinner at least twice the size he really is? So I reflected, crumbling my bread and stirring my coffee and now and again looking at the people in the street.”
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain. Time to die."
----Blade Runner (1982), by “Batty”
“I, Thomasina Coverly, have found a truly wonderful method whereby all the forms of nature must give up their numerical secrets and draw themselves through number alone. This margin being too mean for my purpose, the reader must look elsewhere for the New Geometry of Irregular Forms discovered by Thomasina Coverly.”
--Arcadia. Tom Stoppard
Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818)
The Formula of British Conquest (1884)
Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise (1873)
Pablo Picasso, “Les Demoiselles D’Avignon” (1907)
Cover for Maurice LeBlanc’s Voici Des Ailes (1898)
Fritz Lang, still from Metropolis (1927)
Leni Riefensthal, still from Olympia (1938)
Peter Saul, Donald Duck Descending a Staircase (1979)
We've made our estimate that we'll probably get ours in August when Madden '08 comes out
My band needs to sort out some gigs
and you smile while you twisting the knife in my stomach till everything is gone
freeeeekin cold outside
Annie the imaginary lawyer can you take this call
From Mr. What, Mr. Which and Mr. Who? Fuck you!
Fuck you, go shopping
Cool, I just ordered a 30GB iPod.
:] I actually get to see him tonight :]
I got chalk dust in my eyeballs. Ow.
*sigh* My mom and her somewhat tacky decorations
You should see my aunt in the summer .
You should see the crap in my grandmother's yard right now. I had to blow up a huge snowman in a globe, a giant Rudolph, and put candy canes in her sidewalk.
I would push my way out to find you
My aunt dresses like a snowman in the summer. She would wear like a winter jacket, a scarf, mittens, sunglasses, boots, everything! She's very prepared for the weather. hah.
Anywayss...woot! Science Centre trip tomorrow.
Separate names with a comma.