Monday, April 02, 2007

T Minus 3 Days and Counting

So this post requires a little bit of background as to where I found this particular webcomic. Which is more like an animated short (or series thereof) but whatever.

When I was back at WFU, I spent a lot of my time studying French. This had precisely one goal, which functions in roughly the same as my subspecialty in Old Provencal -- study abroad in France.

The last thing I needed in my already crazy schedule, of course, was to be studying the grammar of a living language (who wants a spoken language with all the languages not currently in use to be learned?). So I often spent long hours studying for my French exams -- but only the night before, when I would catch up on weeks (!) worth of grammar homework.

Luckily, I had a friend who was as big a procrastinator as I -- and she first introduced this to me on a cold winter's night around 4 in the morning. In my state of exhaustion, it was pretty impressively funny. So it's a good memory. Which translates to -- "Sorry this one's a bit lame..."

Weebl and Bob.


In other news, Clare Lees is giving a talk at Columbia tomorrow evening. In spite of my massive amount of orals reading to complete (and the two meetings I have tomorrow!) before the pre-orals on Friday -- it's a safe bet where I'm spending my afternoon.


Eileen Joy said...

And I thought *I* was the only one who knew about Weebl and Bob. I've had a permanent link to them on my teaching website for a long time now, but I can't recall how I first heard about the animated webcast. I'm sure someone told me to check it out, but can't remember who did. Anyway, they're hysterical. I especially love their ambiguous sexuality which always manifests itself in ways you just can't expect. And then of course there is their pie fetish. Hysterical.