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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-04-11 03:56 PM
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136. It's true about any kind of reading at all. It keeps the mind active,
TEEVEE is passive, and a wee creepy...in a way. Hypnotizing.

Profs, however are tasked with stretching our minds so i wouldn't automatically say someone was pretentious for urging that we grow our minds with a challenge. Even with a little--or a lot of--chiding. The best coaches seem to be total assholes when they get tough on a team. Whassa difference? Everyone accepts that as a way to move an athlete beyond what they thought they could do.

Crap is crap, why pretend otherwise. There are standards and it would piss me off if shakespeare was compared with Ann Coulter. I still love to read old richie Rich and little lotta comic books. But they're just ridiculous shit that i enjoy.

I wouldn't worry too much about turning majors into lit snobs...America is falling plenty behind the rest of the world when it comes to education. University and college are supposed to be higher learning.
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