November 27th, 2006

surya

Outland? Suppose not. . .

So on Tuesday, it appears that Outland will not happen. Primarily because they aren't open on Tuesday nights. :)

On that note, I would suggest either Thursday or Friday to the PSA kids who are interested in going.

Amazing what happens when you check your sources.

Sorry, _crow365__: now something ought to get planned for that evening.

I suggest "divination day". Make everyone bring their own sets of divination and talk about them.
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"Wearing pajamas and shouting Comrade!" Are the Chinese starving?

As I sat down at lunch today in front of Baker Systems, I noticed a half-eaten acorn sitting on the bench. Some squirrel had cracked it open, eaten part of it, and threw well over half of it away.

My first thought was, "Hey, there are starving squirrels in China who would love a dinner like that!"

And then it struck me: why China? Who started this myth that people in China were perpetually hungry? Why not Ethiopia, or Somalia, or Darfur? Why not the back streets of the US?

Why does China, in my mind, hold the corner on these starving people? Why not somewhere more contemporary in the news?

I have no idea. But it absorbed me today as I stared at this half-eaten acorn. Why China?
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Mirror Lake, Jumping In, and Asking Questions That Don't Need Answers

Two weeks ago was Michigan Week, the week before Ohio State plays Michigan, usually for "all the marbles" (or at least a good number of them). But this entry isn't about sports. It's about the strange things that happen surrounding The Game on this campus, with particular attention to the truly odd pasttime of jumping into Mirror Lake before the game.



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