justbreathe

Sunday, January 22, 2006

i love you noam!

you know when you hear someone's name being mentioned casually by several different people over the course of a few weeks, untill you eventually have to say, who the hell is this noam chomsky ????? well,that was me, and by golly my curiosity got the better of me and when the opportunity arose to see him speak at ucd i bloomin' well grabbed it.

however, let me give you a piece of advice. if you're going to see a a highly respected speaker/philosoher for goodness sake, eat before you go!!! i was so excited to see noamy and had had a long day. of course no sooner was i in the venue when i got hideously and distractedly hungry.i started squirming in my seat, i couldnt concentrate on all the important stuff he was saying.i started to imagine his head as a giant burger.....that was the low point.curse my stomach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it let me down bigtime.by the end of it i was a petulant whelp, moany and angsty.sigh.

on the positive the place was packed to the hilt,whatever that means. people are not so apathetic as we are made to believe, we just feel paralysed to help or do anything. well, i for one am going to educate myself more about what exactly in going on ( ie about iraq and now iran etc and indeed previous similar situations. ) this man is amazing as i discovered when i checked out his webpage.so there you go, noamy, the living legend. what a dude.

4 Comments:

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Keir said...

I suppose you checked chomsky.info already. There's also plenty of good stuff along similar lines over here. Congratulations on finding Noam Chomsky. The world will never look the same again.

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

chomsky has been fabulous for years.howard zinn also.

it was great when he was accused of betraying the 'intellectual tradition' and replied...

"thats true, the intellectual tradition is one of servility to power and if i didn't betray it i should be ashamed of myself"

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger El Barbudo said...

Looks like you're struggling to find something to write so you're tagged:

http://el-barbudo.blogspot.com/2006/01/seven-things-to-waste-few-more-minutes.html

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger justbreathe28 said...

thaks keir and micky,will continue to grow my brain.

as for you beardy,im off to write something now,as by golly its been niggling all day!!!

 

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