Thursday, January 05, 2006

Now to work out a plot that includes them all

I rarely throw anything away, especially valuable, difficult to replace items like the folders I first used as a student. The former cradle of my philosophy notes 20 years ago now holds my bank statements, while my politics folder currently lies vacant but is destined to be the official wedding planning folder.

It's fun doing a forensic examination of the doodles made during lectures. As well as the SCM logo on the front of each (Student Christian Movement or Slightly Christian Marxists, take your pick) I can identify:

Politics folder:
  • The Superman logo
  • A Tripod
  • Thunderbird 2, dorsal view
  • The Terrahawks logo
  • A Zeroid
  • One of Zelda's Cubes
  • Logan's gun, firing
  • A Shogun Warrior, possibly Danguard
  • A Klingon battlecruiser, side view
  • A SHADO Interceptor
  • USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 - all we had in those days)
  • A UFO
  • The SHADO logo
  • The Liberator
  • The TARDIS
  • A SHADO mobile
  • The TARDIS console, with roundels in the background
  • The Liberator, front view
  • Skydiver 1
  • USS Enterprise, front view
  • The Battlehawk
  • Dark Star
  • A Silurian
  • A Cyberman, head shot only

Philosophy folder:
  • a perspective view of the habitation module of the USS Discovery, angled to show the three pod bay doors
  • A space shuttle taking off
  • A gun, possibly modelled on those used by the time travelling guerillas in 'Day of the Daleks'
  • An astronaut
  • A Dalek exterminating someone, with the appropriate negative-exposure effect
  • A zeppelin
  • The TARDIS
  • The Liberator
  • USS Discovery in orbit around Saturn (or possibly, USS Discovery on its own, plus an unidentified ringed planet)
  • A Klingon battlecruiser, dorsal view
  • A TIE fighter, side view
  • Probably an Imperial Stormtrooper, or else a man in futuristic armour of my own devising
  • The names of the leaders of the Soviet Union from Lenin to Gorbachev, written in Cyrillic
I also seem to have spent at least one lecture working out how many words I can get out of 'METAPHYSICS' (itself quite a metaphysical activity). There's quite a lot.

I wonder if I learnt anything?

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