09 May 2001, 9:47 a.m.

Episode I: The Summer Begins

End of classes; woo-hoo. Finals approach; no woo-hoo. Finals still a few days away: woo-hoo. Turns-on: Proper pluralization. Turns-off: Plagiarism. More randomness follows. I, like Seth, am not a vegan yet, though Berkeley certainly makes …

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07 May 2001, 2:26 a.m.

Got your nose!

The game in Russian today was "Find the Nose." The history grad student cut a picture of a nose out of a magazine. Someone left the room, the other students hid the nose somewhere, the …

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06 May 2001, 2:01 a.m.

The funny

Is "the funny" an ideal? Is it a perception? Is it the manifestation of The Good? Is it a transaction of some sort? An accident of juxtaposition? Why is it that sometimes two people can …

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04 May 2001, 2:18 a.m.

The Nut That Didn't Crack

I may, in fact, be a figurative nut. But at least I haven't figuratively cracked. Air hockey and boredom, on today's "brainwane." I've decided to try to be content with what I have. "All Your …

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03 May 2001, 2:56 a.m.

Antics of the Russian Students

We played "telephone" in Russian. Of course, we made fun of the guy who's never there. "I saw him sleeping on the street in big red waterproof boots" turned into "I saw him sleeping with …

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02 May 2001, 10:24 a.m.


I played Hangman with a random seatmate in California Politics yesterday. Political Science was the category. judiciary, resolution, legislation, reapportionment, cabinet, elect, naturalize, parliament, farm. Farm? "My term paper was on farm labor," he said. …

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02 May 2001, 3:30 a.m.

Comedy Night II: Canadian Showdown

No, it's not actually in Canada, nor is it a Showdown. It's another U.C. Berkeley Comedy Night, this one put on by SUPERB on Monday, May 7. I'll probably be there; you? Yes, I borrowed …

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01 May 2001, 10:45 a.m.

Fickle Fiona takes over my dreams

Is being in a teen chick flick a dream or a nightmare? Another day, another dollar, another dream. This one is much less excruciatingly, er, exhaustively detailed. And I make cranky complaints, too. Another weird …

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30 Apr 2001, 10:32 a.m.

A dream I had last night

I had a really weird dream last night. If other people's dreams bore you, then be warned. This one's long, with attempts at interpretation. First, I was a reporter for some national humor magazine, and …

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29 Apr 2001, 2:19 a.m.

In which the writer performs mundanities

Mediocre paper, Square One TV, pens ... oh hell, I'll just call this "Quickies," since that's what it is. I am writing a long paper about the naturalization rates of Indians (the small subsection that …

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