Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Profile Question

Ever since May when I started my blog's profile, I have had the same silly question there. So now I have decided to change it to another randomly chosen question, but to prevent it from going into oblivion I'll write the old question and my answer here. From time to time I'll ask for a new random question and post the outgoing question here.

You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?

When limbs start flying.

Shrek 2 and the Hebrew Bob Barker Treatment

Rachel is in Israel now (or at least, is supposed to be but is somewhere else for a few days, which I'm not supposed to know about. Long story). She spent the weekend with us and among other things, we also went to watch Shrek 2 with her. Shrek 2 is great (or like the show that made Jennifer Saunders (the Fairy Godmother) famous - absolutely fabulous). I enjoyed it just as much as I enjoyed the first one.

A few days ago controversy erupted here in Israel over the Hebrew dubbing of the movie. The line where donkey says about Puss-in-Boots "let's neuter him, give him the Bob Barker treatment" was translated into "Lets give him the David D'Or treatment". D'Or, an Israeli singer with a feminine singing voice, took offense and demanded that the dubbing be changed. After he threatened to sue, the Israeli distributors of the film agreed to re-dub it. Now it just says something like "Let's neuter the cat". Too bad D'Or had to wreck the joke. The odd thing is that he has been known to joke about his own voice several times, including in a cell-phone commercial. Maybe he only plays along with it when he gets paid (and frankly, I can understand him if that's the case). I watched the English version and didn't understand the Barker joke until I checked the internet and saw he's an advocate of pet population control via neutering.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Edwards for Vice President!

I think John Kerry made a good choice when he picked John Edwards as his running mate. He's a great campaigner and a livelier running mate than Cheney is for Bush (Cheney hates being on the campaign trail). I'd say the two Senators named John complete each other - for example, Kerry has experience but is a poor speaker, while Edwards is inexperienced but is a Clintonesque orator.

I must admit I was kind of hoping Bob Graham would be picked, but Edwards is good too.

Monday, July 05, 2004

More Good Grades

I got two new grades today in courses worth 4 credit points - a 98 and an 87. I'm very happy!

Friday, July 02, 2004

I'm a Gmailer!

As a longtime blogger and google user, I have been given the privilege to test (or in other words, be one of the first to use) G-Mail! So now I've got a new account just for my pseudonym Emmanuel Schiff and this blog, so if you want to comment about my blog and don't want to use the public comments here, or you want to make sure to get a reply, just e-mail me at es1982@gmail.com - no spam please! That reminds me, I hope they have good filters...

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Time for Finals

Finals are underway now. I already took three tests and wrote one paper, and I have 2 more tests and 3 papers left. I got the results of my first test already - a 95!

Nothing new on other fronts.