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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tamara Doesn't Understand the State of the World

One of the best space killers in my old News Editor days during the summer was running the list of the honorary degree recipients at Spring convocation. You could easily kill a page with the headshots and bios, and in these slow summer months, that's better than gold, believe me.

The current crop is up on the Daily News website. If there was any 'marquee' attraction this year, it would have to be writer Ann Marie MacDonald, author of the novels 'As the Crow Flies' and 'Fall on Your Knees,' as well as the play 'Good Night Desdemona [Good Morning Juliet].' This news will likely make the feminists in your lives happy and/or jealous.

Hey look, Bjork made another crazy dope ass video. Doesn't she ever get tired of doing that? It's not like anybody airs them anymore.

God bless the Interwebs! A US gag order apparently prevents it from being discussed there, but that has no bearing on the BBC's publication of allegations that approximately $23 billion has been lost, stolen, or mismanaged in Iraq since the start of the war. Some might call that war profiteering [like Henry Waxman, the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform] but I ain't one to gossip, so you ain't heard that from me.

New York Magazine posts the full text of last month's cover story on men's ongoing problems with fidelity and marriage.

Proving their continued confusion at online matters, Metallica hosts a party for guests to listen to tracks from their upcoming album. Nobody requests, formally or informally that the content of the party not be discussed, so people go home and blog about what they thought of the tracks, which promptly gets them orders from the band's peeps to take down all posts concerning the party. Best part? All of the reviews were positive!

Yeah, the end times are coming, people: California doctor threatens man with tire iron for cutting in gas line. Allegedly.

High school paper runs front page story supporting flag burning as free speech. Promptly gets disbanded by administration. There's a lesson there, I think.

Summer panic: flip flops are painful!! Anyone remember those Wal-Mart clogs that gave people chemical burns last year? That was pretty sweet.

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