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Chris Harris in Might magazine:

From an artist's perspective, the biggest problem in the Mideast is not the continued radicalism of extremists, or the state of Jerusalem, but the fact that Israel looks like a big, ugly fishhook. Hell, this was a planned country, and I've seen Rorschach tests with better layouts. However, if one "filled in" that ugly gap — with, oh, let's say, the West Bank — and likewise reattached that missing Gaza Strip, then Israel might look alluring, even sexy. On the contrary, this nation's shapely neck benefits not at all from the protruding "Goiter Heights," let it fall to Syria.

One need not have watched many late-night informercials to understand the power of self-esteem. When residents — Jews and Palestinians alike — discover that their ugly duckling region has been transformed into Cinderella, the resulting détente will be nothing short of miraculous.

I got my grades for winter quarter. My second-year UCLA report card as it stands:

fall quarter
English Literature to 1660 • A-
History of the American Motion Picture • A-

winter quarter
English Literature, 1660 to 1832 • A-
German Film HistoryC+
Screenwriting Fundamentals • A

What's wrong with this picture?

Fucking film major pre-req class. My TA didn't even give me the B- pity grade. No, she went right for the C. Bitch. I hated her and she hated me. After week two, I just stopped trying. My 10-page final paper (worth 45% of my grade) was basically a big "fuck you" to my TA. [sigh] I passed though, and that's all that matters.

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