So I guess about 100 people showed up for rally against police brutality today at Umass. My question is whether the girl holding the sign knew she was going to squish “want” in the top line like that or whether she just ran out of room midway. Anyway still lots of people talking about the Blarney Blowout. I already said my peace over the weekend. For the most part I think the Umass administration are morons. That doesn’t excuse idiots who throw shit at the cops or didn’t leave when asked, but their general lack of respect for the vast majority of students and Swat team tactics only served to inflame the situation as opposed to diffuse it. So in my opinion lots of what happened rests squarely on the administrations shoulders. If they weren’t such hard asses and worked with the students instead of against them lots of this could have been avoided.
Another fact that has come out after the arrests is that 60% of the students arrested weren’t even Umass students to begin with. Again something if I was the Chancellor of the School I’d probably point out rather than blame it all on my own constituency. Also something good to know so you can prepare for next year.
Anyway this letter written by a student has been making the rounds:
As many have seen broadcasted across a number of social networking platforms and news programming, the events and actions that took place dubbed as ‘Blarney Blowout’ this past Saturday can undoubtedly be recognized as those that will go down in history. What was expected to be a fun and celebratory day for all turned into a massive showcasing of police brutality, abuse of power, and tarnished records. Students looking to have an enjoyable weekend of nice weather and post midterms turned aggressive when over 70 students were arrested and hundreds of others suffer from wounds as a result of rubber bullets, tear-gas, pepper spray, and physical force.
The media everywhere is depicting the event as wild and unruly, but in fact it wasn’t until the squads showed up that things got out of hand. I personally watched from above, as several of my close friends, trying to diffuse the situation and defend themselves and their property, were verbally and physically assaulted by men in SWAT suits. Looking at the videos published on news sources all over the web, the media seems to focus too much on the student body and their disrespect for the University, and less about the fear and discomfort of the students.
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HANOVER TOWNSHIP – A woman who admitted posting nude photos of her husband’s girlfriend online hit a Newswatch 16 reporter on her way out of court on Tuesday.
Investigators in Luzerne County say Ottaviani wanted to get even with her soon-to-be-ex-husband. They say she tried going after his new girlfriend and that woman’s son. Minutes after Ottaviani agreed to plead guilty to charges of corruption of minors and criminal use of a computer, she tried ripping away our microphone when we tried getting her side of the story.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been on anybody’s team more than I’m on Team Julie here. I mean she just plead guilty to posting naked pictures of her husband’s girlfriend. Something that she had every right to do and I’d do too if I were her. She admitted she did it. She’s fucking pissed off to begin with. So what more did the reporter need to know beyond that? You want to stick a microphone in her face? Fine. Well don’t cry to me when you’re eating a hot pocketbook sandwich for lunch. Yeah walk away bro. Walk away. Not so tough anymore…
(Source) — At SXSW, retired basketball star Shaquille O’Neal told the Wall Street Journal he spends roughly $1,000 a week on mobile applications, or apps. “Honestly I probably spend $1,000 on apps a week,” he said. To emphasize that this was the correct figure, he repeated himself. “Yeah. $1,000 on apps a week. Real money.”
This stat blows my mind. Do adults spend money on apps? I thought the only things that cost money are video games and shit. No adults play games on their phones, right? I’ve literally never spent a dollar on an app. Like how is it even possible to spend a grand on apps? Does Shaq just play Angry Birds and buy a billion lives a day? I just went through the “Top Paid” chart in the store and nothing even remotely interests me. I couldn’t spend 99 cents in there if you put a gun to my head. So is Shaq just spending money because he’s rich and actually lighting the money on fire is illegal? There’s no way he enjoys or needs to do this.
I’ve never spent a dollar on an app and I’ve also never been bored if my phone is in my hand. Here’s all you need…
Piers Morgan really couldn’t get any more pathetic at this point. His show is getting cancelled because like 2 people watch it, and I guess until he officially signs off he’s just gonna let himself get walked all over by his guests. I mean Chelsea just sat there and smushed his manhood and dignity into a fine paste on live TV and all he could do was uncomfortably laugh. The man has completely given up on trying to be taken seriously and nobody better to rub his failure in his own face than this alcoholic floozy.
SKY - A martial arts expert has broken a world record by cracking 155 walnuts with his head in just one minute. Mohammad Rashid set the new record at the Punjab Youth Festival in Lahore, Pakistan. He beat the previous record of 44 walnuts, held by an American. The world record was one of several set at the festival.
Saying Mohammad Rashid broke the record for the most walnuts ever cracked with his head is like the biggest insult of all time. Mohammad didn’t break the record. He SHATTERED it. I mean the previous title was 44 walnuts. This maniac cracked 155 walnuts. He obliterated it. My question is where has this bro been for the past 10 years on the walnut cracking circuit? Like how does a guy this good come out of nowhere? Was he just sitting around his shanti with a smirk on his face knowing anytime he felt like stepping forward and snatching the walnut title he could? And how about this guy giving him the “hurry up” gesture? Really dude? He broke the record by 100 walnuts. I think the record is safe. Hell I don’t even know if I could smash 150 marshmallows in a minute. Fuck now I have to try. Wish I didn’t say that.
PS – Even though it said this video was a minute long in the description it was still stunning to see how long he cracked walnuts for. Felt like an eternity.
So we’re all in agreement that we’re hooked on the good shit, right? That was the most harrowing hour of my life. Kidding, but not kidding. I had absolutely no idea what to do. I used to think Twitter was the fun little website I go on to read news in 140 characters, but today I learned I have a legitimate addiction to it. You know how addicts never really know they’re addicts until they try to come off it? Like I always thought I just dipped for fun, said I could stop any time I want. Then one night I didn’t have any dip and had lost my wallet so I couldn’t buy more, and it was the worst night of my life. I was considering pouring an old spitter through a strainer and getting old dip back, true story. That’s some fucking crack addict shit.
Same goes for drinking. Every Monday and Tuesday I always say, “OK taking this weekend off.” Then Friday night comes around and people are texting you and you realize you couldn’t possibly stay in. Once you realize you’re missing out on something, the choice is no longer yours. The addiction takes over.
Well that’s how I now realize Twitter is. If you take it away from me, I will freak the fuck out. My life as I know it will shut down. I’ll try to mainline Gchats or check Instagram to get my social media fix, but it’s not the same. Twitter is like Walt’s blue shit. Once you’ve had it, you don’t want anything else. Can’t have anything else. Just doesn’t satisfy the thirst like Twitter does.
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STORRS, CT (WFSB) - A local chapter of a fraternity was informed it has to stop all its activities after a UConn sophomore told Eyewitness News she was hazed by some of her sorority sisters and forced to drink to the point of passing out. Late Monday afternoon, a spokesman from Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters in Illinois announced they’ve ordered the UConn chapter to cease and desist all activities while they investigate an allegation of hazing involving Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority sister Hillary Holt. “They did put drinks to our mouths and made us drink it,” Holt previously told Eyewitness News. At that party, Holt claims she and other girls were forced to drink beer, wine and shots. Holt was hospitalized, drunk to the point she blacked out. “You have seven to nine people yelling at you, girls and guys, and if you don’t do what they tell you to, the consequences could get worse,” Holt previously said. UConn officials and state police are investigating the incident. State police Lt. Paul Vance said, “Allegations of this nature are very serious.” The Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit investigated the incident over the weekend; however, investigators said no arrests have been made at this time. Just this weekend, Weghorst said SAE eliminated pledging and was one of the largest fraternities. According to Bloomberg News, it’s one of the deadliest fraternities nationwide.
First things first. Nobody can “force” you to drink beer, wine and shots. Ultimately that decision is yours. I’m not saying peer pressure isn’t a real thing or that it doesn’t exist but this isn’t like a hockey initiation. It’s a frat party. If you don’t want to drink or don’t like it just quit. I mean you’re pretty much done with the sorority anyway after ratting out all your sisters. There is no comeback for that.
But that’s neither really here nor there. Instead my question is this. How did people surive for the last 100 years without the PC police protecting pledges from Greek Life hazing? That’s what I don’t get. I mean to a man 99% of people who were in Greek Life say it was the best part of their college experience. All these people were brutally hazed. They knew it going in and they still joined. It was a decision they made. This isn’t like picking on the loser in high school for no reason. This is a club people wanted to join. If it’s not your cup of tea don’t rush. But apparently that’s not good enough anymore. Greek Life is basically doomed nowadays because of public pressure and stories like these.SAE banning pledging. Schools making frats coed. Anybdoy who wants to join whatever frat they want can join, blah, blah, blah. I mean I don’t want to sound like one of those grumpy old men who is always like “things were so much better in my day without the PC police ruining everything”, but I honestly think they were.
PS – Got to love the “No Trespassing” sign that Kappa Kappa Gamma put up in front of their house after this story broke. Just screams innocent