Giant Joint really gets our generation

giant joint hopeThe power of new media in politics: Giant Joint is now livetweeting the WSA election. I think ze’s really mobilizing young voters! Follow hir at http://twitter.com/giantjoint420.

Some pearls of wisdom thus far:

  • “smoke two of myself in the morning, smoke two of myself at night…”
  • just want to roll myself up in a nice, xtra large bamboo paper and keep warm”
  • toke&moke > booze&uz. GJ be holdin’ up the rad traditionz”

More in-depth musings (>140 characters) at Aural Wes.

Vote hir here for yr candidate of choice.

24 thoughts on “Giant Joint really gets our generation

  1. anon

    ALSO – lighten up people, it’s fucking giant joint. It’s not indicative of any broader problem here at Wes. It’s a college community – like it or not there are going to be giant joints. I can’t believe people take offense to it. Deal with it, whiners.

  2. anon

    ALSO – lighten up people, it’s fucking giant joint. It’s not indicative of any broader problem here at Wes. It’s a college community – like it or not there are going to be giant joints. I can’t believe people take offense to it. Deal with it, whiners.

  3. anon

    The WSA is definitely overblown. Does this school really need a student government? Or is it just a means of feeling empowered and influential?

  4. anon

    The WSA is definitely overblown. Does this school really need a student government? Or is it just a means of feeling empowered and influential?

  5. anon

    as a former member of the wsa, i will be casting my vote wholeheartedly for giant joint. his summation of what goes on there is absolutely right. the penny-pinching that goes on there, as part of the culture, is just stunning.

  6. anon

    as a former member of the wsa, i will be casting my vote wholeheartedly for giant joint. his summation of what goes on there is absolutely right. the penny-pinching that goes on there, as part of the culture, is just stunning.

  7. bra(z)ille

    publiuz: your comments would seem to be at odds with each other. WSA being portrayed as both pretty damned influential and yet simultaneously looked upon with nothing but contempt by the folks actually in power? I think this ties directly in to whatever whoever over at auralwes was saying regarding Crumbs. I don’t for one moment think they’re serious, but that don’t mean they aint right.

  8. bra(z)ille

    publiuz: your comments would seem to be at odds with each other. WSA being portrayed as both pretty damned influential and yet simultaneously looked upon with nothing but contempt by the folks actually in power? I think this ties directly in to whatever whoever over at auralwes was saying regarding Crumbs. I don’t for one moment think they’re serious, but that don’t mean they aint right.

  9. time for a change

    as a senior i’ve never witnessed a fruitful or involved discussion about the efficacy/relevance of the wsa. i’ve attended wsa mtgs and i read the argus.

    the fact that gj is spurring such a discussion i think negates many of your concerns, publius. it’s simply not the case that gj wants solely to promote drug culture and keep wes weird. gj is shining a light on some issues of student government that we shouldn’t ignore.

  10. time for a change

    as a senior i’ve never witnessed a fruitful or involved discussion about the efficacy/relevance of the wsa. i’ve attended wsa mtgs and i read the argus.

    the fact that gj is spurring such a discussion i think negates many of your concerns, publius. it’s simply not the case that gj wants solely to promote drug culture and keep wes weird. gj is shining a light on some issues of student government that we shouldn’t ignore.

  11. woe

    GIANT JOINT FOR WSA! GIVE GIANT JOINT JR THE PUPPY HE DESERVES.

    also, it’s not as though giant joint doesn’t have bureaucratic/ fiscal interests, publius. see gj’s twitter: what of the american spirits’ blue box alliance?

  12. woe

    GIANT JOINT FOR WSA! GIVE GIANT JOINT JR THE PUPPY HE DESERVES.

    also, it’s not as though giant joint doesn’t have bureaucratic/ fiscal interests, publius. see gj’s twitter: what of the american spirits’ blue box alliance?

  13. publius

    munkiram:

    actually WSA people are more interested in being sniveling little shits in an attempt to appease the student body. the administration, the faculty, and the board have nothing but contempt for the officers of the WSA BECAUSE they fail to consider the long term interests of the school and instead get their panties in a twist over stupid bullshit like fire safety. the WSA are at their most contemptibly political when they machinate AGAINST the administration instead of working in good faith under the assumption that we’re a small community with shared interests.

    before you start shooting off your fat mouth talk to an administrator, read the argus, and go to a WSA meeting. right now you sound stupi. probably because you are

  14. publius

    munkiram:

    actually WSA people are more interested in being sniveling little shits in an attempt to appease the student body. the administration, the faculty, and the board have nothing but contempt for the officers of the WSA BECAUSE they fail to consider the long term interests of the school and instead get their panties in a twist over stupid bullshit like fire safety. the WSA are at their most contemptibly political when they machinate AGAINST the administration instead of working in good faith under the assumption that we’re a small community with shared interests.

    before you start shooting off your fat mouth talk to an administrator, read the argus, and go to a WSA meeting. right now you sound stupi. probably because you are

  15. munkiram

    publius,
    have you read you read the post by Giant Joint on Aural Wes: “civic duties”?
    Although there may be WSA representatives who put student concerns ahead of their image with the administration, I think there is also truth in the following, and would like to hear your thoughts.

    “… the WSA representatives and other functionaries exist in a culture of future career politicians, lobbyists and bureaucrats who have an interest in showing that they can “be reasonable” and “work with the administration” to represent student interests. ”
    – Giant Joint

  16. munkiram

    publius,
    have you read you read the post by Giant Joint on Aural Wes: “civic duties”?
    Although there may be WSA representatives who put student concerns ahead of their image with the administration, I think there is also truth in the following, and would like to hear your thoughts.

    “… the WSA representatives and other functionaries exist in a culture of future career politicians, lobbyists and bureaucrats who have an interest in showing that they can “be reasonable” and “work with the administration” to represent student interests. ”
    – Giant Joint

  17. publius

    I actually think the whole giant joint thing is really pernicious. Everyone rails against the supposedly undemocratic nature of the WSA – and it is undemocratic. But at the same time, the WSA is pretty goddamn influential: they sit on faculty committees, they talk to the board of trustees, they control financing for student groups. But instead of trying to get involved in any sort of constructive way, people just sit around making dumb fucking jokes and spouting really overblown rhetoric about how authoritarian the WSA is. The WSA? Really? I know how this process works. It would be pretty fucking easy to get involved if you want to. If everyone thinks the WSA are assholes, it shold be pretty to beat them in a vote.

    I think the real problem is that the people behind the giant joint thing have no desire to participate constructively. They have really reactionary, stupid concerns: preserving drug culture, the juvenile “keep wes weird” thing, immunity against very-easily circumvented fire safety inspections, Mocon, the admissions website. The school is actually in crisis in many ways, but people can’t pull their heads out of their own asses and see the what’s important: maintaining Wesleyan’s academic standing while preserving access and giving a little back to the Middletown community. Now I think people on the WSA are too concerned about the same bullshit. But this giant joint thing is childish, unfunny, embarrassing, and potentially dangerous.

  18. publius

    I actually think the whole giant joint thing is really pernicious. Everyone rails against the supposedly undemocratic nature of the WSA – and it is undemocratic. But at the same time, the WSA is pretty goddamn influential: they sit on faculty committees, they talk to the board of trustees, they control financing for student groups. But instead of trying to get involved in any sort of constructive way, people just sit around making dumb fucking jokes and spouting really overblown rhetoric about how authoritarian the WSA is. The WSA? Really? I know how this process works. It would be pretty fucking easy to get involved if you want to. If everyone thinks the WSA are assholes, it shold be pretty to beat them in a vote.

    I think the real problem is that the people behind the giant joint thing have no desire to participate constructively. They have really reactionary, stupid concerns: preserving drug culture, the juvenile “keep wes weird” thing, immunity against very-easily circumvented fire safety inspections, Mocon, the admissions website. The school is actually in crisis in many ways, but people can’t pull their heads out of their own asses and see the what’s important: maintaining Wesleyan’s academic standing while preserving access and giving a little back to the Middletown community. Now I think people on the WSA are too concerned about the same bullshit. But this giant joint thing is childish, unfunny, embarrassing, and potentially dangerous.

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