Rohit's Realm - May 2004

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May 21, 2004

Haught and Greasy

I found a new place to add to my list of establishments that need to be burned down. That's right. Another store has pissed me off like Smart Alec's and Rexall and that store is Gypsy's. Let me explain why.

May 04, 2004

Redefining Romance

Despite all the social, political, and economic differences that may divide the countless different groups of people that inhabit this planet, there seems to be one cultural obsession that unifies humanity: the concept of love. Literature, television shows, movies, plays - stories of any type in any culture - almost always incorporate some stupid love story in them! If you think about it, we live in a very love-centric world. Well, what about that other great, powerful emotion: hate? In my opinion, it has been denied proper attention due to a collectively irrational obsession with love over the past few millenia of human civilization. But that ends today. Imagine with me, if you will, a world where falling in hate was just as anecdotally substantive as falling in love.

May 11, 2004

QED, But Not Really

Today was the last day of instruction, effectively ending my third year at Berkeley. QED. Quod erat demonstrandum. That which was to have been proved. But not really. With four finals and one entire year of school still pending, and a completely uncertain future ahead, I'd say nothing has really been proven yet.

May 30, 2004

The Last Summer

The first week of perhaps the last summer vacation of my life came to an uneventful close today. After the brutal move to my new apartment in Berkeley on Monday, during which everything that could possibly go wrong did, I made it back to Irvine in a daze and have not left my house since then, except to buy the West Wing Season 2 DVD on Tuesday. I guess not having a car does make reclusive behavior that much easier, but I probably wouldn't have emerged from my house even given the chance.

May 31, 2004

Rohit Reviews: Dude, Where's My Country?

I just wrapped up my first book of the summer. Well, actually, that's a lie. I've now read three books since summer started last week, but Dude, Where's My Country? is the first one I've read that I hadn't read before. I actually purchased it last year, when I saw Michael Moore speak in Berkeley, but I only found time to read for fun last week. My impression of the book is similar to my response to his speech: mixed feelings.