18 January 2006

The Battalion...

...really isn't worth posting about so far this semester. I think I'll put the daily feature on hiatus until something more interesting shows up in the paper. You know, something like '04's coverage of the Republican convention, when the front-page story ended with "See Protests on page 4." There was only one problem: protests weren't mentioned anywhere in the story. Not even in passing.

Seven minutes for today's crossword, incidentally.


Anonymous Slublog said...

Pardon my ignorance, but I assume "The Battalion" is your school's paper?

And seven minutes? Impressive. Either that paper's crossword is really easy, or you've got some serious nerd cred.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Austinite said...

Mrs. Peel has more nerd cred than anyone I know, and I was a Latin major.

[darn it, k, i had to relinquish my anonymity!]

5:28 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

yep, Slu, the Batt is our local liberal rag.

As for the crossword, I think it's easy, but people tend to stare at me while my pen flashes through it, so maybe it's hard. I do have the advantage of being able to read ridiculously quickly (Order of the Phoenix in 4.5 hours, Half-Blood Prince in under 3).

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Slublog said...

A liberal college newspaper?

In Texas?

Say it ain't so. As a Texan (by birth) I cannot believe some college students would sully the reputation of that grand state with insipid liberal nonsense.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

It's not as bad as the NYT, since the actual news coverage tends to be pretty fair (although VERY anti-Corps), but the opinion page can be a bit wearing. There was this one guy whose columns were guaranteed to put me in a spitting, frothing rage...one week, he wrote that women should be able to abort right up through the third trimester, then the next week, he defined murder as "the ending of a life that otherwise would have continued" in order to rail against capital punishment.

I never did learn not to read his columns.

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Slublog said...

Wait a minute...Texas A&M...


11:53 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

We need Dave in Texas over here. Non-stop supply of Aggie jokes is guaranteed.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Austinite said...

"a liberal college newspaper? in texas?"

you've obviously never heard of austin or the small college located here. you know, the one that recently defeated USC at that football match.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Slublog said...

Heh. I was kidding. I know Austin is something of a blue island in a sea of red. My uncle lives there and loves the city, because he's one of the blue.

I actually like Austin quite a bit - nice city. But I love San Antonio.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mrs. Peel, did you read in the Battalion this week about the archeaological discovery on campus?

They found the Texas A&M 1937 Hide and Go Seek Team Captain.

Dave in Texas

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Slublog said...

Yeah, I hear that that ice is no longer available in the Texas A&M cafeteria.

Guess the guys that knew the recipe graduated.

10:31 AM  

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