Saturday, December 10, 2005

Hey! Enrol before 16 December and go into the draw to WIN an Apple iPod!

So VSU wasn't stopped. So the liberal arts students at Newcastle are soon to be joining the endangered species list. So funding cuts have forced us to lose massive amounts of our teaching staff. So the Philosophy Department is staffed by only a handful of people these days. So it's not even a real department anymore anyway. So there are hardly any philosophy subjects being offered anymore and even fewer people who are actually keen to go and enrol in them. So we are disappearing and yes, its with a whimper not a bang.

I'm not worried.

I'm going to win that iPod.

Yes things are clearly looking up at our university. If you enrol before the 16th of December you could go into the draw with around about another 15,000 people to win an iPod. It's gestures like that which make me think that everything's going to be aaaaalllllright.

10 comments:

michael said...

shall we form a suicide cult? That would bring a bit of life to the uni campus.

nyrhtak said...

i haven't enrolled yet i'm planning to cut it fine or perhaps not enroll at all do to the inevitable pain that will be inflicted by my pending results.
this post is joyful because i only just worked out what my password was after storing it in some unused dusty quarter of my mind.
i'm not too sure i believe in all that psychology bull about repressed memories and what not... cause the frustration at not remembering the blog password was indeed greater than the "inner journey" i took to retreive it.
thats all folks

Pete said...

Not sure what you're getting at there nyrhtak but as long as you've got that "warm inner glow" thing happening then I'm all for it. As for the suicide cult idea: cults generally take a lot of organisation, they can be a full time job. Why the good reverend Jim Jones had to go through a hell of a lot to arrange for all those people to be food and sleep deprived enough for him to reprogram them. And that's even before we get to the logistics involved in setting up a place like Jonestown.

Surely we could come up with a better publicity stunt. Like one that we could acutally do....

michael said...

Pete, I couldn't agree more: lets SAY that we're going to form a suicide cult. that'll fix everything.

Pete said...

Ah yes. The notorious "lets not and say we did" clause. Ok so that's a little better. Will give us an interesting side project for O-week. Philosophy Club stall and suicide cult propoganda. Yes that will keep us busy...

Samuel Douglas said...

Could we be a Pirate Cult? ( I was thinking of the FSM, and killing tow bird with one stone)

Matt said...

A depressing turn. I preferred this blog when it was more anonymous.

Samuel Douglas said...

So what exactly did we do to make it less anonymous, other than have a conversation? I apologise for the spam protection measures. The commment moderation may or may not continue, but the other verification unfortunately will stay.

Get over it.

The 'anonymous' option is still there if you want to use it (isn't it? It is for me.)

Matt said...

Sorry, it was a pithy, late-night comment. No hard feelings; keep up the good work.

Editor said...

Don't worry about it. I was in a bad mood that day.