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nothing doing, really

Yeah. In my posession, finally. I’m liking it so far, even if the surface is horribly prone to fingerprint marks. Not the retail package, so I didn’t get the earphones that were supposed to come with it and instead got a pretty uncomfortable pair, which, well, sucks. So I’ve been using the pair of large Phillips closed-back headphones I have lying around. They’re comfortable, but I’m not sure I’d want to be walking around with them. Of course if I want to get a good pair I’ll have to pay, and to an extent I am willing, but RM200-ish for a pair of Sennheiser PX 100s, though? Yes, I’ll be paying for quality, but do I need that sort of quality? This pair is going to be used pretty much only with this Zen and all I really need is a pair that is comfortable (no annoying ear-/canalphones) and don’t have the frequency response of a telephone speaker (so, nothing too cheap).

And, yes, being the poser that I am, I did spend quite a bit of time mulling over what song to have playing while I took a photo of the thing. Yes, I know: so lame.

On a totally different topic: in keeping with the last post, here’s another Billy Bragg song. Somewhat political this time, and also I feel it’s quite relevant to the Malaysia we all know and love/loathe:

Billy Bragg – It Says Here
It says here that the unions will never learn
It says here that the economy is on the upturn
And it says here we should be proud
That we are free
And our free press reflects our democracy

Those braying voices on the right of the house
Are echoed down the street of shame
Where politics mix with bingo and tits
In a strictly money and numbers game

Where they offer you a feature
On stockings and suspenders
Next to a call for stiffer penalties for sex offenders

It says here that this year’s prince is born
It says here do you ever wish
That you were better informed
And it says here that we can only stop the rot
With a large dose of law and order
And a touch of the short sharp shock

If this does not reflect your view you should understand
That those who own the papers also own this land
And they’d rather you believe
In coronation street capers
In the war of circulation, it sells newspapers
Could it be an infringement
Of the freedom of the press
To print pictures of women in states of undress

When you wake up to the fact
That your paper is Tory
Just remember, there are two sides to every story

And, as an aside, I’ve been enjoying class recently, particularly because there has been no shortage of piss-easy targets for my sarcasm, no shortage of opportunities for my lame jokes, no shortage of chances to use my (verbal, especially) command of English to wonderful, entertaining effect and much somewhat-playful verbal sparring with a certain lecturer of mine. Sure, the subjects are pretty boring, but nothing makes my day more than the opportunity to be sarcastic and get away with it.

So bad~

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