Thursday, February 09, 2006

California Here We Come

I'm not really sure what to make of the OC anymore. Really. I don't even know how to describe it. It's like it has become a parody of itself. They must be going down to central casting, grabbing random people, writing them into the script for an episode or two, and then firing them willy-nilly. I don't get it. Still, I find the show to be entertaining just because it is so ridiculous. Anyway, that's not the reason for this post.

This is the reason for this post. It is an article from the Yale Daily News and it's fantastic. Basically, it's a primer for international politics/relations. According to the article:
Many of us don't understand the implications of a Hamas victory in Palestine, yet we understand the consequences of Marissa Cooper answering her sister's cell phone when Johnny the Surfer calls it on "The O.C."

But maybe if we pretend the characters in "The O.C" are actually countries, then we'll understand what's going on in the world.

Welcome to the I.R., bitch. This is how it's done in International Relations. . . .
So you get the idea. Read the whole article, it's great. Not only will you get to read about the OC that you all love, but you may learn a thing or two about the world. Thanks to Sinoway for sending me the link.

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