last night while battling a stupid headache that would not go away, even after TWO excedrin migraine pills (normally one makes me high and crazee), i watched my TPL-borrowed DVD: The Education of Shelby Knox. Shelby lives in Lubbock, Texas, a town that has insanely high rates of STDs and teen pregnancy. She is a good Christian girl who has done that True Love Waits pledge and whose parents are Republicans. Then she gets to thinkin and starts campaigning for real sex ed at her high school — where they only learn about abstinence. It’s a pretty interesting film — shocking what they tell these kids. (did you know that most gay people will die by the age of 40? yep.)

The film opens with this insanely perfect quotation from a singer guy (whose name i obviously forget):

“Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: one is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell; the other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on Earth and you should save it for someone you love.”

erin sent me a link to more pictures from the Golden Compass movie. I urge y’all to read the Philip Pullman trilogy before seeing the movie. The pics look great and I think the film will kick serious ass (after all it has Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman) but nothing could ever be better than those books. Seriously.

in other erin news, there is nothing she can’t do.


5 thoughts on “Shelbyville

  1. Oh man, I am jealous of your mad TPL DVD borrowing skillz. Will you have that DVD for a while (ie., could I borrow it) or do you need to return it?hi claire!erin

  2. sadly it is due tomorrows so no lending from the Calhoun Branch to you. erin can do everything = design a book cover in record time!

  3. oh pleasssssssssse claire. you have so many mad skillz i don’t know where to start. mine consists of using my library card. you def have that skill.

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