October 12, 2008

Best & Worst Of The Week

Best: MSTRKRFT obviously! Specifically, the "Love in this Club" remix at the very end. The wall of TV screens was also a nice touch.

Worst: The TURNOUT for the Meet Me in Poughkeepsie Kickoff. The turnout was poor, not the actual event itself! We didn't make it out to see the mayor speak, but apparently there were only about thirty students in attendance. As for MMIP, we heard nothing but good things and we hope the VSA does similar events in the future. 

Send your bests and worsts to madsvassar@gmail.com!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

who fckd mstrkrft last nite??

Anonymous said...

yeah...the turnout was awful...I was slightly embarrassed...

But I was thrilled with how many people did participate in the actual event.

Anonymous said...

MMIP was a huge success other than the kickoff. If it is offered next year i would definitely do more events!

Anonymous said...

they should totally do it next year but skip the kickoff...
ice skating was so fun!!!

Anonymous said...

The worst of this week has to be the anti-Columbus Day protesters.

Anonymous said...

There were Columbus Day protesters? Where? Who? What did they do?

Anonymous said...

I think anyone who knows the history of Columbus' travels and who has the capacity to understand that Columbus didn't "discover" America should at least understand why people are protesting the holiday, if not calling for its abolishment themselves. Columbus' contributions to the world are the spread of colonialism and capitalism through the genocide and enslavement of thousands of innocent people. Claiming that he discovered America both discounts the entire history of the continent's native populations and the simple fact that the Vikings landed in America hundreds of years before Columbus ever set sail. I'd as soon teach my children to celebrate Hitler as have them celebrate the legacy of a man who gave us colonialism and slavery at their most monstrous.

Anonymous said...

No, he didn't discover America, but he's still the man. I think we should celebrate his deep devotion to exploration, his curiosity for discovery, and the initiative that it takes to sail the shining seas. Hitler was mad immobile.

Anonymous said...

Good to know people like expressing their opinions (how did we start arguing about Columbus day?)

So...might as well share mine!
I like dogs! Can we argue about which dogs are the best? I'll go first: black labs. Why? There super-friendly.

Anonymous said...

should be "they're" and not "there"...

wouldn't want to start a pointless argument about grammar, just dogs!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I saw the Anti-Columbus pamphlet in the bathroom. As a sailor, I know it takes balls (esp, back in the 15th) to sail the Atlantic several times! Also, let's not forget that he brought two cultures together. Two words: Columbian Exchange. For example, Italy didn't have tomatoes (imagine the culinary limitations!) and America didn't have horses. And 2:50, genocide and colonialism would have happened with or without Columbus. Yes, it sucks balls and as a history major, I believe we should study it in order not to repeat it, but you can't erase the holiday and ignore a monumental event in history.

Anonymous said...

4:19 PM
Do you even like dogs?

Anonymous said...

why yes, i love chocolate labs and huskies and german shepards and bassett hounds. i hate yippy dogs though. Their high-pitched barks make me cringe.

Anonymous said...

This dog thing is dismissive and insulting. Don't you realize or care that this is an important issue for some people? If you are privileged, apathetic, and closed-minded enough to not give a fuck about institutionalized celebrations of genocide/colonialism, then don't insult people who do care by opening your mouth.

Anonymous said...

columbus= thanksgiving
thanksgiving= food
food= orgasm in my mouth

yay columbus!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOD we go to a dumb school

Anonymous said...

how does columbus = thanksgiving? wasn't that the pilgrims?

thank you first grade.

Anonymous said...

some of you guys are example of why I hate this school and the people who go here.

Anonymous said...

well this school sucks because seeing as this is a public forum for anyone who wants to talk, everyone's opinions should be expressed and defined and argued

so to the person who likes dogs: I LIKE CATS MORE! they have way more personality and don't always unconditionally love you which i find more respectable. my favorites are the short hair breeds.

does it really bother the rest of you when two conversations are going on in the same place? god, how can you concentrate anywhere where more than just your conversation is going on?

Anonymous said...

5:05, the apathetic people are the ones who hide their asses when it comes to actual issues that affect our society, such as the war(s), the economy, the national debt, the environment, energy, and Sarah Palin. When there have been real crises involving all of these this semester, where have the Columbus protesters been? Once a year, they use this day solely as a self-serving means of getting attention, while students like me, who are busy going to class and studying for midterms, would otherwise not even be aware that Columbus Day still existed. As a strong progressive, it is a relief to know that Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly were not here today, as they would have received a whole new supply of talking points.

Anonymous said...

I'm the same person that left the 2:22 comment. ALL I wanted to know what HOW they protested it, and WHERE, and WHO was organizing it.

I'm completely aware of why one *would* protest it, thank you very much. Thanks for the history lesson, though.

Anonymous said...

9:16 - there were some students from mecha (i think) reading something (i think) in the retreat around lunchtime. there were also students marching with candles earlier this evening. might've been the same group of people

Anonymous said...

10:35 - thanks!