Comments of the Week: Fail to plan
NHS wants some recognition for their t-shirt sales:
Too late. NHS already started and completed their T-shirt sales. They may not look that nice, but they do help AIDS kids in Africa. That’s 10 points to Hufflepuff! (Suck on that College)
Anyway, everyone knows that the College (ie the liberal arts school) is Ravenclaw. Silly posers.
A Modest Suggestion is made for the naming of the new community coalition:
The group’s got a boring name. I demand we call it the Coalition of University Neighborhoods Together.
And receives a response by @ A Modest Suggestion:
Coalition of University Neighborhoods Together? Bonus points if you use it at Tombs trivia night.
“All we are trying to do is protect our neighborhoods from too much University growth and expansion.”
Er… not so much. In the case of Georgetown, you’re actively trying to SHRINK the university, forget about “too much growth and expansion.” You complain about traffic but actively work to sabotage transit options. You complain about students overcrowding the neighborhood but are happy to allow more multimillion dollar condos in the same neighborhood (taking over a former school building, which according to CAG was inappropriate for use as… a school building). You make claims that are either unsubstantiated or actually contradicted by facts (e.g. the facts clearly show that the percentage of students living off campus is SMALLER today than it was in the 80s or 90s).
Simply put, sir, you are dishonest and hypocritical and have no clothes.
And Chad Kroeger is back:
You know, in these times of contention and malice-filled words, I find it’s always a good idea to look to the great poets of our time to give us perspective. For example. both the neighborhood and Georgetown might learn a lesson or two from these words: “How the hell’d we wind up like this?/Why weren’t we able/To see the signs that we missed/And try to turn the tables?/I wish you’d unclench your fist/And unpack your suitcase/Lately there’s been too much of this/Don’t think it’s too late/Nothing’s wrong/Just as long/As you know that someday I will/Someday, somehow/Gonna make it all right but not right now/I know you’re wondering when.” I’m crying in my pancakes just typing those beautiful lines.
And wouldn’t we all benefit if both sides took a good look and told each other “This is how you remind me of what I really am.” That’s how I’ve been able to keep Quebec a province of Canada practically by myself, no small diplomatic feat. I realize a certain neighbor has misused my message to “Look at this photograph,” but that’s in the past. I truly believe there will be a day when students, administrators, and multi-generational households can come together to “[hit] from the bong like a diesel train” like good neighbors should. Thank you.
So sayeth the Wise Chad Kroeger