Comments of the Week: It is a festival to the Altemus

Exodus left a comment of Biblical proportions on our post about CAG’s most recent community meeting:

“The Altemus said to Ron Lewis and Gianluca Pivato in Georgetown, “This month is the be for you the first month, the first month of the school year.” Tell the whole community of permanent residents of Georgetown that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. The animals you choose must be prepared lambs from Dean & Deluca without defect. Then they are to take some flowers from Dean & Deluca and put it outside your door.

“On that same night I will pass through Georgetown and strike down every student – both undergraduates and graduates – and I will bring judgment on all the residents of Georgetown. I am the Altemus. The flowers will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the flowers that the students are too poor to purchase, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Georgetown.

This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Altemus – a lasting ordinance.”

Mike Licht had a theory about how the Harbin pizza fire started:

“Did anyone find a box with a cold pizza on the same counter? If there was such a Control Pizza, this was a science project gone horribly wrong.”

Doug was so happy to see that the University made concessions in the 2010 Campus Plan:

“Well, I’m sure that now that we’ve made even more concessions to the neighbors, they will see we are acting in good faith, and do the same themselves. Glad to know we can put this problem behind us.”

Jacob can sort of see where some of the neighbors in Burleith are coming from:

“While I agree that many of the demands of the residents are outrageous, would it kill students not to shout EVERY SINGLE WORD they speak to each other at two in the morning. I swear that if one more drunken bro wakes me up I’m plowing up the athletic field and planting saplings in it.”

Students were starkly divided about Vox‘s post about where to enjoy 4/20. Common Sense said:

“I mean it just shows a lack of class. I’m sure a lot of male students would love a detailed map showing the best spots to pick up drunk chicks, but no one would (or should) put up that article. I just want the Voice (for once) to show some class.”

Not Greg Monroe came to our defense:

“Yes, Common Sense, I agree that recognizing that 4/20 is international pot-smoking day and thus providing some comments about safe places to smoke is equal to the Voice providing information about where to find and prey upon drunk girls. The two are entirely the same both in the damage they cause to individuals and to society. They are also both crudely sexist and feed into stereotypes. You greatly honor your name.”

And readers wasted no time in thinking up nicknames for student Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner candidate Jake Sticka (COL ’13). From Pabs:

“sticka to the man”

Ward Eight:

“Sticka-m up”


“Speak softly and carry a big stick-a.”

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