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Stewart’s 9/11 speech, six years on

Ground Zero

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of ‘9/11’. After 9/11, Jon Stewart gave a speech to open The Daily Show, a speech which I posted here back in June 2006.

Such is the power of the speech that yesterday tens of blogs linked to it on this site, providing over 130,000 extra hits, and propelling it comfortably to the top of the ‘most popular posts’ league. When a speech that is six years old can still generate this kind of response, it surely must be a great speech.

What a shame that politicians have moved so far from their people that it was left to a comedy newsreader to truly speak to the nation in the face of its greatest tragedy in many generations.

This 1,209th post was filed under: Exams, Miscellaneous, Politics.

Final result

Just a bit of closure. It’s important that you pronounce ‘closure’ in a psuedo-psyhiatrist voice with some accompanying hand motion when you read that. Go back and do it.

The good news is that I got ‘satisfactory’ grades in all three strands, which is most satisfactory as my final grades from Durham. So after today’s end-of-year ceremony, I now have the whole summer off before starting up with the University of Newcastle for ‘Phase II’ of the course at the end of August. Time for a rest, I think.

This 632nd post was filed under: Exams, University.

Viva Day

It’s another of those slightly incongruous bits of personal news that slip in here from time to time… Much like last year, my recent exams have not culminated in me having to attend a viva. That’s good news, which fell into my inbox a little under an hour ago. Talk about fresh, breaking news. Yippee.

This 616th post was filed under: Exams, University.

MCQ

Today was my final exam of the week: the MCQ/TF/EMI.

This exam consists of three parts: a multiple choice section, which consists of sixty questions with five answer options; a true/false section, which consists of forty true/false questions; and an EMI section, which consists (essentially) of eighty multiple choice questions with up to thirteen answer options.

It didn’t go brilliantly today, and neither did it go terribly. So it’s just a case of being relieved that it’s over, and then waiting to find out whether or not I have a viva, and then there’s just results day to worry about…

This 594th post was filed under: Exams, University.


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