Thursday, January 22, 2009

odds and ends

(Joshua Masayoshi Huff)

Unfortunately, a heinous act has once again hit Virginia Tech. An accounting grad student was decapitated at an Au Bon Pain restaurant by a man she knew. This act is incredibly sick and despicable, and our condolences go out to her family.

So many questions...but the biggest one is "How exactly did someone get decapitated in a restaurant?" No one saw a struggle at all? I don't know how courageous I am, and if I saw someone brandishing a gun, I'd quickly run away (when I saw one man start beating another while standing in line to watch Notorious last week, I quickly ushered my girlfriend away from the scene because I was scared that people would be carrying heat), but if I saw someone trying to cut off the head of another person with a knife, you can bet I'd jump into the fray.

I'm really ashamed of CNN's reporting, too. That last line? "Authorities say on April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 students and professors before killing himself." ...because, uh, only authorities knew about that?


As called for by the JJ Collective, Manchester United and AIG will not renew their sponsorship deal beyond 2010.

I think it's a year too long, especially with President Obama calling for more transparency and cutting pork spending. I mean, is it really in the best interest of a federal government owned corporation that was saved by the bailout to continue to pay to sponsor one of the world's richest sporting clubs?


And, it seems that it didn't take long for the wrongs of former President Bush to come out of the woodwork.

Really, really scary stuff when it comes down to it. Let's hope President Obama moves us away from this KGB-esque spying on innocent civilians.

And, interestingly enough, the White House does not have Wi-Fi, and presidents are usually advised against using personal computers in the White House.