Who ya gonna believe?

Me, or the New York Times?

Posted at 11:06 am in Popculch |

13 responses to “Who ya gonna believe?”

  1. brian stouder said on October 11, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Always you, of course!

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  2. brian stouder said on October 11, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    And indeed, whereas we observe a pronounced silence (to re-use a trusty oxymoron) at Fort Wayne Observed on Kelty’s kookie cake*, good ol’ Detroit-based NN.c has had interesting (and believable!) commentary on it…not that anyone needs to go apoplectic about it, or anything

    *I was gonna try for a joke (regarding Republican-candidate-for-City-Council-Harper’s site) using the phrase ‘inter-nicene icing’, but alliteration is always easier!

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  3. LA mary said on October 11, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    I think ties are in but underpants are out. Britney went knickerless again today.

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  4. nancy said on October 11, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Oh, my. And I see she also forgot the bra. Is anyone looking after this child?

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  5. Mindy said on October 11, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    You da bomb.

    Apparently Britney wants to star in her own reality show version of the Vagina Monologues.

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  6. nancy said on October 11, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    I think by the time a girl reaches a certain age — say, 4 — it should be more comfortable to wear panties than not wear them, particularly outdoors.

    This story is really sort of sad. She looks so greasy and dirty and Cheeto-stained these days. I wish someone could snap her out of it.

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  7. LA mary said on October 11, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    She passed her drug test too, so this is all naturally screwed up behavior, not chemically enchanced.

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  8. Michael said on October 11, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    I think the thing about ties is that they’re optional now. (I wouldn’t know, I’ve worked at home since 1994 and I don’t. Wear. Ties. Or shoes. Except to go out.) If it’s a creative expression thing, a tie is fine. It’s the bland uniformity of it that’s death.

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  9. del said on October 11, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Maybe NN.c and the NYT are both right. Fashion trends start at the coast and move inland. It’s a trickle down thing — in the midwest we lag behind the times stylewise.

    The Britney thing is sad alright. Wish everyone’d leave her to try to find some peace. Poor kid.

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  10. Jeff said on October 12, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Elderly farmers in rural Ohio no longer wear ties to church, and now some even skip the strangler for their old euchre buddy’s funeral. That’s pretty definitive a shift from my pov.

    The problem is that for many traditional (not to say conservative/evangelical) churches, the tie on the pastor is their version of more liturgical traditions’ alb, chasuble, cope, and stole. For which i can be thankful, but i’m not going to be able to dispense with cravats entirely. That, and when the big cheeses of the board of trustees gather and my dearly beloved recruits me to help herd (we just had Dorothy’s boss’ boss wandering our halls last night), the bespoke suits and ties are still the norm for men, but more and more guys in jacket-trousers-matching suits with ties look on the sidewalks like a guy in a tux would have felt walking through my campus in the 70’s.

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  11. Dorothy said on October 12, 2007 at 9:06 am

    President Nugent was there? Hmph. I was back on campus last night for a nice quilts-as-art discussion in Olin Library. Fun evening. I even got to see the crack of some student’s backside as he sat down in front of me. (loose sweat pants combined with boxers sliding down = butt crack view)

    The lady next to me looked at me dead serious and said “Too much information!” I almost disrupted the lecture from laughing too much!

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  12. Connie said on October 12, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Dorothy you make me laugh. I once fired a janitor. The next day a special delegation of staff from one of the branches thanked me from rescuing them from what they described as “our daily view of Donnie’s butt crack when he picks up our bins.”

    Start out with ties end up with butt cracks.

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  13. Jeff said on October 12, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    Da Nuge was in da house; actually, a pretty cool program on access, equity, and excellence in higher ed — presenting symptoms: our large urban high schools are a disaster, and their kids need to be able to achieve in education in order to reach the leadership positions we need to fill in business, research, and industry, because there ain’t gonna be enuf pasty-faced WASP males to hold ’em all down even if we thought that was an OK status quo. Discuss.

    And we did. Didn’t work in a group close enough to Her Nuge-ness to get a sense of her thinking; Denison is doing well in attracting and graduating (gotta hit step two, too) minority students, 17% per annum, but class/income issues are still a retention challenge in general, and the OSU/OU/BGSU schools need help to meet the same targets with their incoming students — the big problem today being keeping 1st-gen college students past the third semester, whatever the ethnic/cultural bkgd, and there’s a perceived obligation on private liberal arts skools to help figure this out in our small, incubational, tight-knit communities. How you transfer those solutions to the mega-campus in an urban environment is a problem best left for the class as homework, i guess.

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