What a night. Or maybe I should be more general and say night. Semantics, shemantics.
I’ve been sitting here for far too long in dire need of motivation to do my reading for my (lame) journalism seminar with two things providing amazing distractions for me:
1. The Daniel Pearl decapitation video.
It all started bright and early (for me) this morning in my good ol’ media ethics class. Amid a discussion regarding visual ethics, the topic of the video came up. Only one girl in the class had actually seen the video, but the discussion intrigued me. This girl said the video traumatized her and she wished she hadn’t watched it.
So here I am, internets ablaze, with the video loading right in front of my face and I can’t for the life of me muster up the courage to press play.
I was all kinds of curious all day long, but now… I just can’t seem to do it. Fine.
So why, then, when I try to do the reading I need to do, do my eyes keep wandering back to the screen where the video is still loading because I can’t bring myself to close the window, either?
I really hope that url doesn’t make it into my favorites, or I could be in for a rough ride.
I know, what?
Explanation: For my HBM (for those of you lacking the savvy of WSU, that’s hospitality business management) slash international tourism class, we have to do this ridiculous project detailing a tourist destination in insane detail. My group chose Sweden and we’re (or at least I am) trying to get a jump start on the presentation and paper we have to do for the damn project.
So I’ve been looking up anything and everythign related to Sweden… Fun fact #1: There is a bridge/artificial island/submersed tunnel that connects Malmo, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark. The entire structure is 16 kilometers long, which is about 9 miles (I’ll learn that tricky English system yet!). Anywho, I fully anticipate that I’ll be posting a silly amount of Sweden-related shtuff, so if you’re interested… there ya go. Tack! (Well lookit that, I’m already learning Swedish.)
Those + CSI + craving for chips and salsa I don’t have = it’s gonna be a long night.
Oh and in case you were wondering, I pussed out – I couldn’t/didn’t watch the video. The window is closed and nowhere to be found in my favorites. Go me.