Friday, July 23, 2010

Three Sociologists and a Moose

This morning I was on my way to my Sociology class to take my final exam. Since I'm kind of stupid, I took pictures while driving. These three guys are the three bearded men of sociology.

Karl Marx is my favorite sociologist. He was a conflict theorist so he believed society always had conflicting forces. You know, he emphasized the force of the bourgeoisie exploiting the proletariat. His ideas about Communism were way idealistic and he didn't predict the rise of the middle class at all, but I still admire what he wrote about the injustices the proletariat go through because it still rings true today.
Emile Durkheim looks kind of messed up as a finger puppet. I couldn't get his eyes and glasses right. -__- He's my professors favorite sociologist. He is a functionalist which means he focused on forces that hold society together. He worked on a variety of areas, like suicide, religion, crime and the workplace.

This angry leprechaun is Max Weber. I didn't mean to make his expression so evil. My brother thought the face looked like that of a Spartan. Unlike Marx, he thought that religion influences behavior more than capitalism. He's famous for his model of bureaucracy.

Sorry, am I boring you? Okay, here's a moose finger puppet.

I made it for my friend. I thought it was about time to make a moose because the very symbol of this blog used to be a moose.

I like making finger puppets and posting pictures about them, but at the same time it confuses me. I'm still trying to figure out the direction of this blog. The original concept(The Search for Awesome:A Girl on a Treasure Hunt) was vague enough so I could develop a central theme eventually. I started out just posting music videos, then some lame fashion posts. Now I am all over the place. Any suggestions?


  1. Lucy! These are great! I'm glad you went through with creating the sociologists--I remember you were thinking about making them a little while back. Making finger puppets that represent real people can help other people learn about them--a kind of fun way to get educated. What if you made a whole series of people like these, and had little descriptions of them on the tags or something? I don't think anyone's done that yet! Anyway, keep it up, they're great. :D

    Maximilian for the win! Haha, that Moose is in the tin box, safe and sound.

    The blog could be about you searching for awesome things, but maybe also about how to make something awesome...? Sorry, that probably doesn't help you narrow it down, lol.

  2. You don't need a direction. Just go with it. Color outside the lines. Not all those who wander are lost. The art of travel is to deviate from one's plans.

    Okay, some of those are quotes from various people/books, but I'm not trying to be cute or funny. At some point, you may realize what the direction is, but for now, just see what happens. ;)

  3. haha Thanks Em.

    Thanks Brendan. I'll try some of those idea sometime.

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