Giant-Jointgate Continues

It is now Day 4 of the WSA election scandal that has to this point in time kept Giant Joint from assuming the WSA representative seat that it rightly deserves.

Today, protesters showed up en masse, many wearing the color green, which has come to symbolize much of what Giant Joint stands for.

However, while many are fighting for democracy and freedom, others are trying to use fear tactics to maintain business as usual. The recent Blargus Op-Ed written by Dave Wolovsky ’10 is one such example. In it, Mr. Wolovsky urges people not to vote for Giant Joint, blatantly ignoring the fact that Giant Joint has already won the requisite percentage of the vote to claim electoral victory. This seems to embody the main line response to these events, which has been to ignore the truth of the election results, or that an election has even happened (Wolovsky wrote this attack on Giant Joint on December 21, a full two days after word came out that Giant Joint had in fact won).

Wolovsky also slanders the WSA, calling it a (sexual) “liaison,” and “something to piss on.”

He ends his diatribe in a tone we’ve heard before from those resisting change. Resorting to straight up fear mongering, he claims that Giant Joint “won’t save us when Mike ‘the Professor’ Roth decides he knows what’s best for everyone and becomes Mike ‘the Terminator.'” I’ll let history be the judge of that, David. If that’s really your name.

This reporter thinks Mr. Wolovsky should stick to the jokes of the Ampersand and stay out of serious politics.

44 thoughts on “Giant-Jointgate Continues

  1. anon

    From this series of comments, I’d say that Wesleyan would benefit from having some kind of code word to indicate when a post is facetious. I have the same problem in everyday conversation; I’ve learned to change my inflection for the benefit of sarcasm-blind peers. May I suggest the incorporation of the phrase “sloppy joe” in posts not to be taken seriously?

  2. anon

    From this series of comments, I’d say that Wesleyan would benefit from having some kind of code word to indicate when a post is facetious. I have the same problem in everyday conversation; I’ve learned to change my inflection for the benefit of sarcasm-blind peers. May I suggest the incorporation of the phrase “sloppy joe” in posts not to be taken seriously?

  3. whatshername

    Wait, all I wanna know is if this is the same Drake of “you the fucking best” fame. If so, how come you have Lego hair?

  4. whatshername

    Wait, all I wanna know is if this is the same Drake of “you the fucking best” fame. If so, how come you have Lego hair?

  5. the person who wrote 11

    i was making fun of academic verbosity & self-righteous activism.

    maybe i was too subtle. we are wesleyan students, after all.

    sahm, your post was awesome. giant joint will always be on point.

  6. the person who wrote 11

    i was making fun of academic verbosity & self-righteous activism.

    maybe i was too subtle. we are wesleyan students, after all.

    sahm, your post was awesome. giant joint will always be on point.

  7. Drake

    Is there anybody who didn’t learn the word “hegemony” by reading Ender’s Game? Don’t lie, I can tell when you’re lying.

  8. Drake

    Is there anybody who didn’t learn the word “hegemony” by reading Ender’s Game? Don’t lie, I can tell when you’re lying.

  9. sahm Post author

    9 and 11, I frequently write wesleying posts on activism, and I’ve also organized and participated in actions with wesleyan student groups. I think I’m allowed to joke without subjugating myself. Maybe y’all should stop being so “idlist,” and do something instead of harping on wesleying joke posts.

  10. sahm

    9 and 11, I frequently write wesleying posts on activism, and I’ve also organized and participated in actions with wesleyan student groups. I think I’m allowed to joke without subjugating myself. Maybe y’all should stop being so “idlist,” and do something instead of harping on wesleying joke posts.

  11. response to #9

    protesters are actually one of the most systematically oppressed and marginalized groups of people in the modern world. i would hope that wesleyan students would be in solidarity with their struggle, instead of further subjugating them with our own idlist, hegemonic ideologies.

  12. kYEAH

    can this be over please now? the giant joint thing is getting significantly less funny the more and more overdone it is.

  13. response to #9

    protesters are actually one of the most systematically oppressed and marginalized groups of people in the modern world. i would hope that wesleyan students would be in solidarity with their struggle, instead of further subjugating them with our own idlist, hegemonic ideologies.

  14. kYEAH

    can this be over please now? the giant joint thing is getting significantly less funny the more and more overdone it is.

  15. sahm Post author

    anon #2, its not slander if the person consents to it.

    davewo, I know you never used the word sexual. That’s why I didn’t put it in quotes.

  16. sahm

    anon #2, its not slander if the person consents to it.

    davewo, I know you never used the word sexual. That’s why I didn’t put it in quotes.

  17. anon

    1. giant joint is a woman

    2. the wsa has weekly orgies a la ancient Rome

    3. giant joint is present at said orgies

    so why deny her the natural right to represent those who voted?

  18. anon

    1. giant joint is a woman

    2. the wsa has weekly orgies a la ancient Rome

    3. giant joint is present at said orgies

    so why deny her the natural right to represent those who voted?

  19. DaveWo

    First, I never used the word “sexual.” I cannot comment on whether the WSA is, in fact, just a frenzied sexual liaison, however, since I’ve never attended a meeting.

    Additionally, Giant Joint and I are pals. He knows and respects how I feel about his professional aspirations, and I wish Mr. Sahm would as well.

    P.S. Giant Joint remains, to this date, unfit for candidacy because he is illegal.

  20. DaveWo

    First, I never used the word “sexual.” I cannot comment on whether the WSA is, in fact, just a frenzied sexual liaison, however, since I’ve never attended a meeting.

    Additionally, Giant Joint and I are pals. He knows and respects how I feel about his professional aspirations, and I wish Mr. Sahm would as well.

    P.S. Giant Joint remains, to this date, unfit for candidacy because he is illegal.

  21. brizzaile

    Californians currently rallying in support, on the ground here it’s hard to see due to protesters releasing some kind of riot-smoke. I think some guy near the front just dumped a trashbag full of shake on a bonfire and started screaming for justice. This isn’t over.

  22. brizzaile

    Californians currently rallying in support, on the ground here it’s hard to see due to protesters releasing some kind of riot-smoke. I think some guy near the front just dumped a trashbag full of shake on a bonfire and started screaming for justice. This isn’t over.

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