hereby acknowledge that Massey's Winter Ball is, in fact, based on
an Alice theme this
One of my friends is working on the westofbathurst.com problem (thank you, friend). Meanwhile, another pair of friends has gone and bought me http://www.westofbathurst.ca as a belated birthday present. I used to have no domains; now I have two! The .ca site is run by a different company and does allow redirecting more easily than the .com site, so friends #3 and 4 have already set that up. If you type http://www.westofbathurst.ca into your browser, you will come...here! It's very exciting.
Thanks a whole bunch, friends #1 and 2 and friends #3 and 4 (I would name them, but I fear they may be shy. Luckily, they know who they are). As I keep saying, you're all awesome.
In other news, the old site is up again. The problem is that I can't edit it because though the site itself is right there on the Internet, the folder that should be housing it has disappeared into thin air and is not accessible via FTP. This isn't just my usual Computer Stupidity; this is a weird, weird problem that is baffling yet another friend (in his capacity as semi-unofficial Massey computer guy). He's going to try to deal with it this week. In the meantime, the old site is just sitting there, unchanged. It never ends.
UPDATE: Alas, the address of this page has changed YET AGAIN, no doubt confusing the hell out of everybody, because the site has been reorganised to facilitate forwarding (thanks, House). Luckily, there is a redirect at the old location (thanks again, House). In addition, both http://www.westofbathurst.com and http://www.westofbathurst.ca now work. I'm hoping that will make everything much, much less confusing and cumbersome.
|Monday, February 1, 2010|
|Panel 1: Casey and Rahim are at the Davies College Winter Ball, which has a very obvious Alice in Wonderland
theme, complete with giant playing cards on the wall and costumed
students going around quoting the book. Casey and Rahim are in suits.
Behind them, we see a young man dressed as the White Rabbit and Wendy
as the Queen of Hearts.|
Rahim: Congratulations on finishing your Ph.D. in three-and-a-half years...
White Rabbit: I'm late!
Panel 2: The Mad Hatter walks past Wendy.
Rahim: ...without, apparently, doing any work at all...
Wendy: Off with their heads!
Panel 3: Now the background is populated by a white chess piece (probably the White Queen), a young woman in a slinky black dress, and a young man with a handlebar moustache.
Rahim: ...or giving any indication that you regard this as a major milestone.
Man: And the mome raths outgrabe.
Panel 4: A young woman dressed as Alice and a young man in a suit look at the giant playing cards on the wall. Barbara, in street clothes, comes up behind Casey.
Rahim: I trust this year's Winter Ball theme is adding a certain emphasis to my words.
Barbara: Oh, we all know Casey belongs through the looking glass.
Alice: And it really was a kitten, after all.
Alt-Text: It is possible that "Jabberwocky" is actually about Casey Mulligan. To be fair, we would never know if it were.
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