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I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that

We were supposed to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey so we could discuss it in class today and I really enjoyed the movie.

I know it came out in 1968 and is listed as one of those MUST SEE movies but I had never gotten around to it till yesterday.

A shame, I know.

But I’m glad I was finally able to watch it.

It’s just funny to think that I’ve seen so many parodies and spoofs of the HAL 9000 without even knowing what it was referencing back to.

And of course I had to share the classic scene where HAL is being deactivated which represents not only his regression back to a state of childhood or otherwise primitive state but also the “murder” that Dave is committing which reflects the “Dawn of Man” scene where one ape is seen murdering another in order to gain control of the watering hole. When HAL begins to sing Daisy it shows a different side to him, one that isn’t completely emotionless when speaking, he is taken back to a simple entity.

But I couldn’t end this without posting some of my favorite parodies of HAL.

When Bender falls in love with the ship:

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I can’t find the Ultrahouse 3000 Simpsons clip on Youtube so I guess a picture of it will have to do.

But before I go, one more thing.

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So my teacher stopped the film at this point and asked everyone what they thought that this exact moment with the monolith meant.

Of course there are a million different explanations that people will explore but the most common would be that this not only signifies the “dawn” of man because of the sun seeming to appear from one side of the monolith, but also the path that the apes will take to become human and then eventually travel to the next frontier which is the moon. Where, of course, there will be yet another monolith to guide the next step of the journey of man.

But all this aside, this old lady that we have in our class always tends to give answers that are either: a) irrelevant, b) far from the point, or c) blatantly obvious, and today was no different.

When the teacher stopped the film at this point she says that only someone with the same immense knowledge of religion would be able to decipher that this exact moment is not only the 3rd day in Genesis but also connected to the ideas of the Cold War.

Needless to say, we all couldn’t help but burst out laughing. At least she didn’t cry in class today. That’s some sort of a win right?

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Nothing like some Mexican Corn and Peanut Butter Crunch cookies…

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My mother sent me a picture of my baby Wolfgang yesterday.

Isn’t he so precious? I just LOVE my big baby.

So yesterday Olivo went to school with me to check out the campus while I had my one class for the day.

I actually enjoyed my Science Fiction class yesterday. We got to discuss King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard and I totally got to rip this girl’s ideas TO SHREADS! So I was pretty happy.

What? She said something stupid without thinking. She gets what she deserves.

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After that Olivo and I went to The Tea Farm near campus. I really love the tea there so I had to take her since she’s a tea fanatic.

I had the Green Tea Lemonade, like I always do, and it was DELICIOUS!

If you have time you should check the place out. It has a simple yet pleasing interior design, a shelf full of books for customers to read from and exchange with if they like, food options and of course, delicious tea! If you’re in Honolulu, you MUST check it out!

I’m pretty sure I’ll write a complete Yelp review soon. I feel like I’m about to pass out right now so I’ll put it off till tomorrow.

And for those of you who are curious, here is my Yelp link:

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I have reviews for places in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco as well as some that are scattered here and there within the continental US!

After that we took a trip to the post office and I mailed a box of cookies to my friend Kana, a Christmas gift that I had to exchange for a nephew and some post cards for friends. I love the post office but I hate it. Sending mail just costs an arm and a leg. It always makes me cringe and die a little bit on the inside…

Decided to make Mexican food so I made Chicken Quesadillas and some Mexican corn on the cob! I forgot to buy the lime so it wasn’t as AMAZING as it could have been but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. First time trying to make it and I’m glad it worked out…for the most part. I’ll remember to buy limes next time though.

I had to use Parmesan instead of Cotija cheese because I doubt I could get any of that in Hawaii.

Here is the recipe I used if anyone is curious.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons mayonnaise (fat free is fine)
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (optional)
2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 ears corn, shucked

Directions:

1. Prepare grill.

2. Combine mayo and juice (if using) in a small bowl.

3.Combine cheese and seasonings in another small bowl.

4. Place corn on grill rack that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

5. Grill corn 12 minutes or until tender, turning frequently.

6. Remove from grill and brush with mayo mixture, and sprinkle with cheese mixture.

7. Serve immediately.

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Also made some Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies for the first time using the recipe on the box.

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I’ll post a recipe up soon! I love you box recipes!!!

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