View Poll Results: Is it dorky to read Homer's Iliad before watching Troy?
Yes. Why on earth would you, you big nerd!? 2 5.88%
Yes. But I want to anyway. 7 20.59%
No. But why on earth would you want to? 11 32.35%
No. I want to, so it must not be. 13 38.24%
Other (please explain below) 1 2.94%
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Is it dorky to re-read the Iliad before watching Troy?


Tolkien would have liked you.

I read them in English and remember liking them. I think I even liked Beowulf. I just can't remember what either of them was about.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Beowulf was in Old English, right? I just remember it being torture! We did Canterbury tales the same year, and I liked it enough to want to take it in college.

That makes my high school freshman English reading that I can remember:
Iliad
Aenead
Odyssey
Canterbury Tales
Beowulf
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar

My senior year English reading was:
Heart of Darkness
Hamlet
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Anyone see a problem with that? I mean, yes, I understood existentialism my senior year so I got more out of the reading, but....really...
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
I don't think it's dorky. I started on my re-read last week.
AmberWaves
3c/4a
Shorty, I am also curious on how they will play Paris...some movies/books make him appear to be a "bad" guy and some make him a "good" guy (misunderstood). I think since it is Orlando Bloom we will end up liking Paris or at least identifying with him in some way.
I don't think they would want to make us women choose between Brad and Orlando (they are on opposite sides).
OMG I can not wait to see this movie!

Tolkien would have liked you.

I read them in English and remember liking them. I think I even liked Beowulf. I just can't remember what either of them was about.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Beowulf was in Old English, right? I just remember it being torture! We did Canterbury tales the same year, and I liked it enough to want to take it in college.

That makes my high school freshman English reading that I can remember:
Iliad
Aenead
Odyssey
Canterbury Tales
Beowulf
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar

My senior year English reading was:
Heart of Darkness
Hamlet
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Anyone see a problem with that? I mean, yes, I understood existentialism my senior year so I got more out of the reading, but....really...
Originally Posted by NetG
Come to think of it, I did read the Illiad and the Odyssey in HS. Which means I have already read the Odyssey twice. The class in college was really about classic plays - tragedy and comedy - but the Professor had as read the Odyssey as background for those who didn't spend their childhood reading about Greek mythology like I did.

Oh, goodness my inner-nerd is really showing.

I can't split it up by year but in HS I read, Dickens, Poe, Orwell, Shakespeare, Sallinger, Steinbeck, the Canterbury Tales (OB is from Canterbury, btw ), Beowulf, Hugo and whoever wrote Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm. I read Hugo and Camus en Francais in French 3... Oh joy!

Foxy, I don't want to put word in Net's typewriter but I have a feeling that I am not the only one who has already chosen between OB and Brad.
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased
...Shakespeare, Sallinger, Steinbeck, the Canterbury Tales (OB is from Canterbury, btw ), Beowulf, Hugo and whoever wrote Lord of the Flies and Animal Farm. I read Hugo and Camus en Francais in French 3... Oh joy!

Foxy, I don't want to put word in Net's typewriter but I have a feeling that I am not the only one who has already chosen between OB and Brad.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
I know where OB's from-that's part of his charm.

And the words you put in my laptop worked ok. (I don't have a typewriter anymore! My mom kept it when I bought my house. )


Tonight one of my friends made a comment about The Iliad, and I said that I'd been told Troy's based more on the Aenead, and she said "enid, what's that?" Me: "No, the Uh-nee-Uhd." Her: "I've never heard of the In-ee-odd." I mentally thought "I've never heard of the in-ee-odd either!" And reminded myself that my high school was not the norm for Tucson.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
Shorty, I am also curious on how they will play Paris...some movies/books make him appear to be a "bad" guy and some make him a "good" guy (misunderstood). I think since it is Orlando Bloom we will end up liking Paris or at least identifying with him in some way.
I don't think they would want to make us women choose between Brad and Orlando (they are on opposite sides).
OMG I can not wait to see this movie!
Originally Posted by FoxyCurl
I was thinking the same thing. I can't wait to see this movie either! :hyper:hyper.gif
With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
If there's nothing in it
I know where OB's from-that's part of his charm.

And the words you put in my laptop worked ok. (I don't have a typewriter anymore! My mom kept it when I bought my house. )


Tonight one of my friends made a comment about The Iliad, and I said that I'd been told Troy's based more on the Aenead, and she said "enid, what's that?" Me: "No, the Uh-nee-Uhd." Her: "I've never heard of the In-ee-odd." I mentally thought "I've never heard of the in-ee-odd either!" And reminded myself that my high school was not the norm for Tucson.
Originally Posted by NetG
The In-ee-odd! LOL!

I've actually never heard the Aenead pronouced aloud so it's nice to know I was close. I've been saying Uh-nee-id in my head.

I love everything about OB. :couple:couple.gif

ETA: I love everything about OB EXCEPT that his initials make me think of tampons. Does anyone know if he has a middle name?
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased

The In-ee-odd! LOL!

I've actually never heard the Aenead pronouced aloud so it's nice to know I was close. I've been saying Uh-nee-id in my head.

I love everything about OB. :couple:couple.gif

ETA: I love everything about OB EXCEPT that his initials make me think of tampons. Does anyone know if he has a middle name?
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Uh-nee-id may be the way to write it, too. It's sort of softer than id, harder than uhd, if that makes sense? I didn't know how to write that syllable. I know I didn't get my friend's pronunciation right. She added extra syllables or something wierd....I was trying to not make a face at her or bust out laughing and just shrug it off. It just sounded funny! I didn't want to make her feel bad, though, or like I thought she was dumb (which she isn't-she just went to a high school which wasn't sadistic enough to have freshmen read the book!)

Hehehe. Hey, fits just right, no leaks?

Umm....
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

The In-ee-odd! LOL!

I've actually never heard the Aenead pronouced aloud so it's nice to know I was close. I've been saying Uh-nee-id in my head.

I love everything about OB. :couple:couple.gif

ETA: I love everything about OB EXCEPT that his initials make me think of tampons. Does anyone know if he has a middle name?
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Hehehe. Hey, fits just right, no leaks?

Umm....
Originally Posted by NetG
I may be dreaming about OrB tonight.
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased

I may be dreaming about OrB tonight.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Good luck!

May your dreams be better than my poop dreams!
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

I may be dreaming about OrB tonight.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Good luck!

May your dreams be better than my poop dreams!
Originally Posted by NetG
OrB in the Men's Room?? Or perhaps OrB downing Ex-Lax and not making it to the Men's Room?

OK, I'll stop now.

According to my great grandmother dreaming poop means money is on the way.
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased

OrB in the Men's Room?? Or perhaps OrB downing Ex-Lax and not making it to the Men's Room?

OK, I'll stop now.

According to my great grandmother dreaming poop means money is on the way.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Wow, that's one way to ruin the fantasy.....


And you'll find the last statement there amusing when you read the PM I just sent you!
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

OrB in the Men's Room?? Or perhaps OrB downing Ex-Lax and not making it to the Men's Room?

OK, I'll stop now.

According to my great grandmother dreaming poop means money is on the way.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Wow, that's one way to ruin the fantasy.....


And you'll find the last statement there amusing when you read the PM I just sent you!
Originally Posted by NetG
In the fantasy OB never goes to the bathroom.


As OB once said on a BBC interview in an embarrassed and hushed tone when asked about working with Brad and Johnny..

<almost whispers> you have to realize that everyone has to take their pants off and take a crap every so often.

I've never looked at Orlando in quite the same way...

As for the last statement, I told you it was lucky!
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased
In the fantasy OB never goes to the bathroom.


As OB once said on a BBC interview in an embarrassed and hushed tone when asked about working with Brad and Johnny..

<almost whispers> you have to realize that everyone has to take their pants off and take a crap every so often.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
That's classic!
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
In the fantasy OB never goes to the bathroom.


As OB once said on a BBC interview in an embarrassed and hushed tone when asked about working with Brad and Johnny..

<almost whispers> you have to realize that everyone has to take their pants off and take a crap every so often.
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
That's classic!
Originally Posted by NetG
Visions of Brad lowering his drawers danced in my head as I rolled over laughing. It was hilarious. He got quieter and quieter with every word. You could barely hear him toward the end. It was like he was thinking "Proper, polite young men do not speak of such things in public but I've no other way to say it."

I'm pretty sure I found it on OBMultimedia.net
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased

Visions of Brad lowering his drawers danced in my head as I rolled over laughing. It was hilarious. He got quieter and quieter with every word. You could barely hear him toward the end. It was like he was thinking "Proper, polite young men do not speak of such things in public but I've no other way to say it."

I'm pretty sure I found it on OBMultimedia.net
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Where's that rolling around on the floor smiley?

I can totally picture it.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

Visions of Brad lowering his drawers danced in my head as I rolled over laughing. It was hilarious. He got quieter and quieter with every word. You could barely hear him toward the end. It was like he was thinking "Proper, polite young men do not speak of such things in public but I've no other way to say it."

I'm pretty sure I found it on OBMultimedia.net
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
Where's that rolling around on the floor smiley?

I can totally picture it.
Originally Posted by NetG
We definitely need at ROTFL smiley. This is just too funny! Poor Orlando!
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased
So at my dad's house today I asked if he had a copy of The Iliad, assuming he would. He asked me how many friends of mine could ask their fathers to borrow the book....and I realized maybe it's not as normal as it seems to me to ask my dad for whatever random classic I feel like reading.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
So at my dad's house today I asked if he had a copy of The Iliad, assuming he would. He asked me how many friends of mine could ask their fathers to borrow the book....and I realized maybe it's not as normal as it seems to me to ask my dad for whatever random classic I feel like reading.
Originally Posted by NetG

It's not... The only reason I don't ask my mom is that her collection of higher reading is en Espaņol. :x
Do you know why they call it "PMS"? Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.
--Unknown, presumed deceased

It's not... The only reason I don't ask my mom is that her collection of higher reading is en Espaņol. :x
Originally Posted by Wavyincali
That makes it harder....

Thinking about it, I can only think of one friend in Tucson who's dad would probably have a copy....but in 20 years I would guess most of my friends will have copies!


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I just get along better with equally...ahem....unusual?....friends.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!

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