The Week in Now

  • Ironically, Joe Newman ’09‘s comic dissing Gawker ended up on Gawker and hence legitimized Wesleyan’s place as the most annoying, pretentious, “privelledged” liberal arts college. (But really, who among us did not see this coming?)
  • In other news, as if Bob Allen’s racist wordvomit wasn’t enough to leave skidmarks in the GOP’s panties this month (with Daily Show coverage, of course), recently-elected president of the Young Republican National Federation, Glenn Murphy Jr. burns an unfortunate legacy for himself as that creepy dude who tries to perform unwanted sex acts on sleeping college guys. I like this article because it paints the Young Republican National Federation in my mind as an organization led by fat, closeted vampires.
  • Got Health Insurance? Young adults between 19 and 29 make up the largest group of the uninsured. Incoming froshies and rising sophies, if you’re on your parents’ health insurance, you might want to have them check their policy to see how much longer it’ll cover you. I have had a couple of friends this year get dropped from their parents’ coverage or state coverage without notice.
  • And a related warning to incoming frosh: the default plan Wesleyan puts you on if you’re uninsured *sucks* (I know because I’m on it and it alone). Covers pretty much nothing short of getting your arms ripped off by a rampaging chimpanzee. But it’s coverage, you know, still, in case you do get your arms ripped off by a rampaging chimpanzee.
  • In New Haven, two computers stolen from Yale last month contained the social security numbers of over 10,000 students, faculty and staff, jeopardizing their financial records. Well, I’d say that trumps our Ambien Hackgate 2007, don’t you?
  • Lastly, this will probably affect very, very few people, but in VIDEO GAME NEWS, I just read that Beautiful Katamari will be coming out on the wii now and not on the PS3 or 360 (which just dropped its price a pitiful $20). But, Guitar Hero III is still coming out on my dinky, yet awesomely cheap PS2, so I’m good on systems I think for another year since realistically, I shouldn’t be playing video games this year anyway with the, what, six billion things I need to do before I graduate.
  • Edit: A commenter informs us that BK will be coming out on the 360. Because I have no 360, I did not pay attention because I’m horrible. I’m sorry :(.

12 thoughts on “The Week in Now

  1. Anonymous

    Well, as much as this Gawker thing drives me insane, the comic does suck. Regardless, this reminds me of middle school, but I guess that’s the level that gawker operates on.

  2. Anonymous

    Well, as much as this Gawker thing drives me insane, the comic does suck. Regardless, this reminds me of middle school, but I guess that’s the level that gawker operates on.

  3. Anonymous

    Well, as much as this Gawker thing drives me insane, the comic does suck. Regardless, this reminds me of middle school, but I guess that’s the level that gawker operates on.

  4. john wesley

    Those whiney hypocrites at Gawker don’t even allow reply posts. You have to be registered as a “commentator” (sic). Isn’t that the blogger equivalent of screening calls?

  5. john wesley

    Those whiney hypocrites at Gawker don’t even allow reply posts. You have to be registered as a “commentator” (sic). Isn’t that the blogger equivalent of screening calls?

  6. john wesley

    Those whiney hypocrites at Gawker don’t even allow reply posts. You have to be registered as a “commentator” (sic). Isn’t that the blogger equivalent of screening calls?

  7. Anonymous

    Also, the premium version of the xbox 360 dropped $50, and it will now have HDMI output and possibly a cooler running 65nm chip.

  8. Anonymous

    Also, the premium version of the xbox 360 dropped $50, and it will now have HDMI output and possibly a cooler running 65nm chip.

  9. Anonymous

    Also, the premium version of the xbox 360 dropped $50, and it will now have HDMI output and possibly a cooler running 65nm chip.

  10. Anonymous

    Just to clarify a few things for those die-hard Katamari fans…Beautiful Katamari will be released on the Xbox 360 this October 15 (the release date was confirmed on the August 6th IGN update)The article mentioning an additional Wii version was published before Namco released an official HD Xbox 360 trailer on July 12.

  11. Anonymous

    Just to clarify a few things for those die-hard Katamari fans…Beautiful Katamari will be released on the Xbox 360 this October 15 (the release date was confirmed on the August 6th IGN update)The article mentioning an additional Wii version was published before Namco released an official HD Xbox 360 trailer on July 12.

  12. Anonymous

    Just to clarify a few things for those die-hard Katamari fans…

    Beautiful Katamari will be released on the Xbox 360 this October 15 (the release date was confirmed on the August 6th IGN update)

    The article mentioning an additional Wii version was published before Namco released an official HD Xbox 360 trailer on July 12.

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