Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Everything has been figured out, except how to live. One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished. The line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life. There is only one day left, always starting over. It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are, that is the fact. When you live alone you no longer know what it is to tell a story: the plausible disappears at the same time as the friends. You let events flow by too.Suddenly you see people appear who speak and then go away; you plunge into stories of which you can't make head or tail. You'd make a terrible witness. It is true that people who live in society have learned how to see themselves in mirrors as they appear to their friends. Luckily, I only have a few...

Dr Shaw is a lecturer in Further Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. She also offers philosophy courses at the School of Continuing Education, Lifelong learning, at the University of Liverpool. In 2015, she has completed her Doctorate in philosophy with a focus on existentialism, the equilibrium doctrine and narrative. She has worked as a teacher of English and Comparative literature and Philosophy at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where she also obtained her BA (Hons). Dr Shaw has an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of East Anglia where she also taught on a number of humanities subjects. Whilst working in North Wales in Further education, she gained a PGCE aimed at teaching in FE and HE sectors. Dr Shaw moved to Liverpool in 2010 where she now resides.

Interests: Existentialism, Narrative, Comparative Literature, Feminist Thought, Public Speaking, Arab Existentialism, Philosophy of Education, Art, Music, Film and Theatre, Greek Mythology, Existential counsellor and psychotherapist.


Saturday, 7 April 2012

AutoWed Wedding Vending Machine by Concept Shed


The joy of being a student, my email gets tons of junk and random mail that may not even been directed to me but I just appear on the mailing list- Who the hell sends these & why why why am I on the list ? (Arrh in frustration)

Anyway, one email I got today made me think to myself- You've got to be joking!! and sadly it was NOT a joke!

Here is what it said:
Pay £1 to get married at vending machine
 Who on earth thinks of such things ?! Why would anyone want to get married for a £1, let alone by a VENDING MACHINE!

Am I really missing the point ? Is it yet again "British" humour that I am not really falling for ?

If the answer is Yes- I give up! seriously, I give up trying to make sense of many many things that drive me mental on a daily basis on the streets of UK such as the parking machines, the joy of pay and display even if I don't know how long it would take me to do my shopping or be in an interview and the list goes on for the many many things that make me just roll my eyes in wonder and disbelief.

I have to say the subtitle is hilarious 'Auto Wed' vending machine in Cornwall marries couples on a budget...

Was the "budget" the £1 ?? they must have saved for ages... and ...AUTO-WED!!! That is classic. 

This made me realise how love isn't really taken seriously anymore neither is the holy bond of marriage. All you get is a piece of paper, a plastic ring or even a comical voice asking you to choose from option (1)Straight (2) Gay (3)Lesbian or (4) Friends forever!

The joy of technology and the curse of human inventions...truly romantic

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