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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bits o'This n'That

Gord's got a touching tribute to Mickey Renaud in his column today, where he admits, "And it pains me to admit I never saw him play." Which is understandable, given his busy schedule. Where could the city's #1 booster and cheerleader find time to watch the city's marquee sporting event in the last three years?

I honour the player, Windsor, and I applaud the idea to commemorate Renaud at the new arena, but I spit on manipulative drivel masquerading as journalism.

Also of local interest is the closing of the Turek Camera Shop, a downtown institution for over 40 years. Reasons cited? "Inkster, who has worked at the store for 15 years, said the state of the local economy, a downtown which is not conducive to retail, competition from large chains and a strong Canadian dollar all contributed to the decision to close the store." [emphasis mine].

Somebody remember that the next time someone thinks plopping some academic building in the core will make a world of difference.

It's like 4Chan* for university students! JuicyCampus.com allows users to anonymously post whatever the hell they feel like, from the hot girl who looks like a bitch, to the guy in Soc who might be a gay basher, without any responsibility to the truth whatsoever! Hell, we should get in on that, since so many people think that's all the Lance does to begin with.

*For contextual purposes, an actual thread on 4chan for your amusement.

Questionable headline discusses that other favoured topic: Facebook's inevitable crash and burn.

Saw these popping up around the transit system. Apparently they're for the Ontario Colleges system, no doubt to remind people [and parents] that colleges are a valid and useful form of postsecondary education, in a world where university = teh awesome.

A fact that, as a member of the university community, I am obliged to remind you it totally is!

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