Saturday, October 20, 2007

Saturday's alright for procrastinating

I gotta work at 5, but I still have classwork for my entrepreneurship online class, and a review assignment for my Journalism class. We're supposed to review something that has been released since June 1st. I am torn between either Transformers on DVD, or Smashing Pumpkin's "Zeitgeist". Hmmmm, decisions, decisions.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Another opinion shootoff

This one might generate some hatemail, but so be it. Recently, my home publication, the Eastern Echo has come under fire for using a noose for a background on a news quiz about an incident at Columbia University. The noose has been used by many cultures as a method of execution, not just the Civil War era south. This is sad that such a tying of a rope has become a symbol like the swastika or the goose step, in bringing back unpleasant memories for a society. Could the page designers shown a little more discretion in their choice? yes. However, the whole newspaper should not be attacked because of one mistake.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

More rainy day musings, plus opinion spoutoff

Well, part deux of my days off. In a few minutes, it is happy joy clean clothes times, aka time to do laundry. Man, my place could do with a cleaning.

Anyways, the story the defense is trying to put up in the Laura Dickinson case is ridiculous. It holds as much water as a spaghetti strainer. What scares me even more is the ignorance some people hold about it. I overheard before one of my classes " Well, all they have is that DNA and fiber evidence, looks like they were right!" I am not a CSI expert, or even an avid fan of the show, but to me, that is damning evidence. Not only do they have the semen match of Orange Taylor and the fiber match from his hoodie, but they also have video surveillance of him in both Hill Hall, and walking past Big Bob's Lakehouse.

Plus, with the state of decomposition, finding definite signs of a struggle would have been hard. The story about her heart problems is improbable as they would have likely been evident in the autopsy, as well as the crease patterns in her fitted bed sheet indicating she had been forcibly pulled down from it.

What I find even harder to believe is that it took so long for her body to be discovered. The smell should have been a red flag, as the smell of decomposition is a very distinct smell, especially human decomposition from what I have been told. Also, there must have been some noise involved during the initial struggle, yet nobody was privy to investigate. Again, very troubling.

While our Justice system moves around "Innocent until proven guilty", hopefully, the prosecution will not let a miscarriage of justice happen.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Greetings from the Fifth floor computer lab

Ironically enough, that was one of the topics of an article I wrote not that long ago. Speaking of that, here is an "insiderz" scoop on The Weathered Commuter, my next column topic might be on the realities of alternative fuels and what they mean to Jimmy and Janey commuter. Also, Macs suck. I have accidentally hit the dashboard button five times while typing this.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rainy day musings

Today is an off day really. I work tomorrow and have class, but are off from today and Thursday. Kind of a bizarro world weekend. Kind of ironic that I made a bizarro reference with all the comics related research stuff I have been reading.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Generic introduction post

I created this blog to supplement my columns for the Eastern Echo. For more on those, visit this link.