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This class blew my mind; I had never seen a scholar analyze popular culture · We’re trying to show the possibilities of a physical pixel that people could play with and rearrange · I jumped in and brought up diarrhea, and I said this is kind of weird, it sounds like it’s a silly topic, and he said, It’s not, sit down · She also loses control over the phoenix, eats a star in a distant galaxy, and this causes all kinds of problems ethically · These oddball originators are the beginners of dinosaurs or giraffes or whatever’s on their minds · His sister was a leader during the protests under Pinochet · During that murder scene, I was thinking I’d read this play with so many different students, but most of these men had actually committed murder · It’s this parallel part of culture, something you turn to if you feel like a bunch of bad things have happened to you and you want an explanation for them, so you call a bruja · There are so many cultural and sociological factors involved that it’s hard to isolate just one · You’ve gotta own your maggots · When you think you’ve found a new word, then everyone else on the forum will write in · Two words I never thought I would use together, sex and military · I was interested in how innovations move from one language to another · Stalin was his travel agent, but even if you don’t have a tyrant as your travel agent, there are writers who want to be part of a global dialogue · She wanted to change her country, and she did

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