Nostalgic Nonsense # 21 – Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995)

die hard with a vengence

My university experience was actually quite a unique one.

I studied at a local Israeli branch of an American college that offered ever class that was available in NYC.

Since the student body was so small and I was the only communications major, many, if not most, of my classes had less than 5 students; Some of them were one on one classes with the lecturers.

This was both a blessing and a curse because on the one hand, I needed to pay attention in class and actually do the assignment, but on the other hand, I got a very personalized education.

To this day, almost twenty years later, I still am not sure if it was a curse or a blessing, but rather that it just was.

In my one on one classes, the lecturer and I would usually meet off campus for the class; sometimes in the given lecturer’s office or home and other times in a cafe to discuss the Holy Roman Empire.

Another minus was that if I chose to cut class, I needed to inform the lecturer because my absence would obviously go noticed.

On July 4th, 1995, when the third Due Hard movie was scheduled to be released, a group of close friends decided to go to a 7pm showing, but since I had a class, I couldn’t make it.

Being the HUGE Die Hard fan that I am, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see this movie on its opening night, so I called my teacher to inform him that I was sick and could we reschedule the class.

He obviously agreed and off I went with my friends to the 7pm showing.

Suffice it to say, I loved it and we left the theater laughing and discussing the movie.

As we got to the bottom of the escalator, I heard someone call out my name and looked up to see my Professor, who obviously knew I had lied to him earlier

He took it with stride and asked ‘Hope it’s a great movie because I’m on my way to see it now too’.


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