Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Shift Happens

We had a progression day thing at college today - basically we had to sit still and listen to people talk about uni/work related stuff for several hours. Some of it was quite interesting and useful (talking about gap years, voluntary work and the 'dos' and 'don'ts' of interviews) but quite a bit of it was stuff that I'd heard or researched before (what/why/how/when/where to go to uni, talking to student representatives about the social life etc.).
Oh yes, and our first talk was on something about the labour market, but I've managed to remember... absolutely nothing from that talk. Partly because it was the first thing and partly because it wasn't entertaining or interestingly decorated in the least (mainly just facts and figures). Whereas the people talking about gap years were a bit closer to our age, joked a bit and were generally fairly amusing (and the guy was rather attractive which didn't hurt :P - the girls who I was sitting with commented on this fact). Also, the woman who talking about interviews was very bouncy, friendly and entertaining which made it easier to remember.

Anyway, the reason for this blog was to put a link to the 'shift happens' (UK) youtube video that we were shown at the beginning of the day. It's kind of interesting - take a look. I'm not quite sure what's up with the odd celtic music - kind of morphs into war music at one point... interesting anyway. To me it kind of promotes imagery of Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli travelling over the hills and mountains hunting Uruk-hai.

Also, there's a response video that I've just come across which is entertaining (though some bits are slightly crude) - see it here. I prefer the music from this one :P. Note - it is actually a response to the US version of 'shift happens'.

I do have to say that having 'did you know?' probably isn't the best thing to have on a screen in front of a bunch of bored teenagers as it prompts the response 'did I care?'.
Yes, yes. Take a look. :)

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