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Section 1.3: 5
Section 1.4: 8
Section 2.5: 9, 11
Section 3.1: 2, 10, 19
Due: Thursday, 27 February 2014, in class.
There was a lot to take in during class today.
The cheese shop in Madrid is Poncelet. Quints is the Disney Channel original movie from 2000. Quince is the fruit that may figure in the original versions of certain apple-related myths. In the Loop is the film in which a character mentions quince paste once. It’s really, really funny, especially if you like wildly creative swearing by an irritable Scotsman (played by Peter Capaldi, who was recently announced to be the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who (I don’t watch, but a lot of people are all about Doctor Who so it’s worth a mention)). Once when I was home for the summer from college In the Loop seemed always to be playing on HBO, so I ended up watching it a bunch of times, which is why I remember a throwaway line about quince paste (actually it was a pretty funny line, but you’ll just have to watch the film).
If In the Loop is the movie I’ve seen the most, The Tallest Man on Earth is the artist I’ve seen perform live the most, at six times1 — every year since 2008, except for 2011 when he didn’t come to New York (luckily I’d seen him twice in 2010). He’s really just that good. This connects to a hyperlink in the previous paragraph: In 2008 I saw TTMoE open for Bon Iver, whom I’d previously seen open for Elvis Perkins, whom I’d previously seen open for Cold War Kids! Wow. I’d previously seen Cold War Kids open for Muse, but that’s where the chain ends because I was too young to ever catch Muse open for anyone. Oh, and the opener for one of the Tallest Man shows was S. Carey, who played drums for none other than … Bon Iver. Talk about a strange loop.
1A close second is Thom Yorke, whom I’ve seen five times — four times with Radiohead, once with Atoms for Peace.
The Judgment of Paris, by Peter Paul Rubens (Museo del Prado):
“If God dwells inside of us like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that’s what He’s getting.”