Kurt Cobain? Who The Hell was He?

Ah, pop culture. We’re talking in Exploring Music about various music forms from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Dan, the resident older person in the class (He’s 64), just admitted that he wouldn’t know who the hell Kurt Cobain was if he hadn’t committed suicide. So I guess Cobain shouldn’t have been so tortured at his success – cause the people in this country that really had the cash (i.e. those who always have the bulk of the money – the ones who have had time to accumulate it) had no idea who the hell he was. Until he killed himself – then they saw him in the obituary pages I suppose. Must have been an interesting obituary: Kurt Cobain: He was a loser that got some money, really was upset that he could have luxuries that others couldn’t, and instead of pursuing life to make money to give to others, he just offed himself – some people just have it rough.
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Weird Al’s Parents Died

Last weekend it was found that the parents of Weird Al Yankovic (Nick & Mary Yankovic) had both died of carbon monoxide. Sad really. Weird Al is one of my favorite artists, not just because his songs can be freaking hilarious, but because he’s remaining pretty down to earth even after winning a grammy and such. This isn’t too hard as most of the pop culture views him as unpopular (i.e. he does comedy, but his comedy doesn’t rely on shock & cursing, and how is that popular??). So I’m sitting in Exploring Music, listening to stuff about the Rolling Stones. Really exciting. The caddy needs to get gassed up & oiled today before I return to Akron later today. Oh will I be happy when I don’t have to freaking teach every evening. This semester has been one long tiring class. Oh, and just for the record, I’m taking ~160 of classes this semester, and teaching ~130 hours. I’ve almost caught up my taking-to-teaching ratio. Wow.
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Why did Jesus have to Die and Rise at 7:30?

Lord, thanks for dying and all, but can’t you help my mother see that 7:30 mass isn’t the essential mass time for Easter Sunday? Furthermore, can’t you help her understand that Karey & I do not require 90 minutes to get ready – mearly 30 or so. Groggily yours, Jon. P.S. Karey & I are sorry we didn’t get to bed until 3… but waking us up from a screaming mother at 6 was just not fair… ๐Ÿ˜‰
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More & More Friends-Only Posts

I just made a new friends only post – which means that if you haven’t gotten off your lazy ass and made me a friend of yours (So I see you to make you one of mine) than you can’t read it! I’ll probably be making more and more of these friend-only, so sign up for a free LJ account today and make me your friend!
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What Exactly Is an…

What Exactly is an Open Door Policy? Here at Akron, the profs keep their doors ajar when they are in their offices, and I got to thinking just now – is that an open door policy in action? or does the door have to be fully open? partially? unlocked but closed? Man, life is so confusing. Anway, I’m thinking about making a Daily Interesting Quote (along the lines of what I posted last night) – perhaps I shall…
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Phone Post Number 1!!!

First Phone Post, to the Wonderful & Talented Mr. Steve Jocke. If you can’t hear this, download the plugin for Windows Media Player at http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=184 or http://tobias.everwicked.com/oggds.htm !
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Steven Touched Me…

Ok, this is a somewhat humerous story so I figured I share it. This morning in Dr. Hardin’s class, we had a big group discussion about ethics / morality in counseling. Ellen’s Friend Steven was sitting next to me and when we got on the topic of touching / physical contact in counseling, he said he didn’t think it was appropriate at all, and that if his counselor touched him, he’d “freak”. I didn’t really have much to contribute on the topic, but as he’s emphatically talking about it, he moved his right arm out and it lightly struck my left elbow. He quickly looked over and said “Sorry” but at that point the sheer irony struck some members of the class and I saw some very humored expressions accross the room. For my part, physical contact has been something I’ve been less paranoid about in the past few years. Some people, like Toni @ PSR, are very much into hugging and such, and it used to bother me. Now I’m really not adversely affected by it. I always joke with Ashley & Christina that they hug everyone except me (Ashley’s gotten better about it, which is nice as I believe he r and I are close enough to hug, Christina maintains that I’m not a huggable person, which I find humerous). On a related note, after this I’m posting a private post on some future plans that everyone besides Karey & I want to know about. Karey – if you’d ever join livejournal, I could make a group that would let you read those posts… ๐Ÿ˜‰
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