Friday, December 10, 2010

I read it in the Saddleback College Lariat

We advise you to go home
Page 2, right-hand column:

Nov. 20 11:30 p.m.

A female staff person had a problem with her pants falling down because she forgot a belt. She was advised to go home.

Page 6: "Campus Comment":

Students are asked, "Do you think Wikileaks leaking classified documents to the public is a good thing?"

Some student answers:
"Yeah, I think it's good. I think it's a good idea."HT, 21, Business

"I don't think that's a good idea."JR, 18, Undecided

"Yeah. Sure. It's not a bad idea."ZM, 23, Environmental Engineering


Anonymous said...

BvT, what are your thoughts on Wikileaks?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, is it a good idea, or not so good?

B. von Traven said...

Actually, I was struck by these students' unawareness that they had nothing to offer but a "yes" or "no." Or maybe I was struck by the author of this feature in the paper, offering us so little, unaware of the poverty.
As for Wikileaks: something in me wants to cheer when the obscure or hidden (in government) become open. On the other hand, I am annoyed that, once again, the world seems to be run by incompetents.

Droopy said...

Was there no gentleman ready to offer his own belt?

gj said...

These iz sum dem fine jrnalists youze be edjumikating in thet colege. They no whut iz whut, an thet iz fer shur.

Canis Familiaris said...

Most dogs are too sophisticated to hold such binary opinions.

B. von Traven said...

I don't know if it's sophistication exactly, but they do seem to eschew the binary.

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