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On the Spot


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Roeland Hancock
psychology freshman
By Nathan Tafoya
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday September 23, 2003

Freshman likes surreal literature, thinks Salvador Dali is pretty cool for being so abstract

Wildcat: My name's Nathan and you're On the Spot. I just saw you checking yourself out in the glass there. What's going on?

(Delay)

Wildcat: Don't deny it.

Hancock: No, no, no, no.

Wildcat: I saw you.

Hancock: Just making sure my hair is

parted right.

Wildcat: You've got one strand that's going down the side and it should be going over the top, but overall, I'd say you're ready to go.

Hancock: Alright.

Wildcat: So where you off to right now?

Hancock: Just going to go type up a paper.

Wildcat: For what?

Hancock: English class.

Wildcat: Which class?

Hancock: English 109, an honors class ˇ doing an analysis of Margaret Mathers' photography.

Wildcat: I like English. You interested in William Blake at all? Romantic literature?

Hancock: A little bit. Not so much Romantic. I like surreal literature ÷

Wildcat: I like surreal paintings.

Hancock: Yes.

Wildcat: They make me like, want to swim and fly and stuff.

Hancock: Who do you like?

Wildcat: I don't know any actual surreal ÷ Oh! What's his name? The Spanish guy ˇ

Hancock: Dali.

Wildcat: Dali.

Hancock: You gotta know Dali.

Wildcat: Yeah, Dali. I like his stuff. It's pretty cool. So who do you like?

Hancock: I like Dali. I like a lot of the minimalist paintingsˇ

Wildcat: Are those really small paintings?

Hancock: No, they're just very abstract. They're like a square, painted or something.

Wildcat: I once saw a comic. It showed a cube and it said "writer's block."

Hancock: Yeah it's kind of like that. Very abstract.

Wildcat: We need abstract.

Hancock: (referring to interview) So what's the point of this?

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