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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Is it just wrong

that I don't associate 'The Nutcracker' with Christmas, but rather Tetris, the Russian game with falling blocks?

I shouldn't be surprised, really. As a child, I wasn't exposed to a lot of 'high' culture. I had to make that up as an adult. But I was exposed to TV. So I first heard Ravel's 'Bolero' on 'Star Trek' and the music to Carmen--with words from Hamlet from 'Gilligan's Island'. Sad, I know, but at least I finally found out their true origins. But I'm listening to holiday music on the radio, and now I want to go play my PDA version of Tetris, you know?

Ah, well, back to work instead.

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