#1 So a professor today kept saying “impactful”…I mean, M-W says its a word so I guess you can’t argue with that…just sounds wrong though.
#2 I’ve been missing breakfast for the past few weeks and I’d been thinking, “It’s okay, at least I have a solid cup of tea every morning” Except the problem with that is that I’m basically having water, sugar, and cream for breakfast.
#3 This really cool linguistics tidbit from my friend Yongjian: Ways to say “roller-coaster” in the following languages:
Croatian: vlak smrti = train of death
Hebrew: רכבת שדים = train of the devil
Arabic: الأفعوانية = the viper
Turkish: Hız treni = fast train
The Romance language speaking countries all refer to roller coasters as…..
Montagnes russes (French.) -> Russian Mountain!
Montaña rusa (Spanish) -> Russian Mountain!
Montagne russe (Italian) -> Russian Mountain!
Montanha-russa (Portuguese) -> Russian Mountain!
Muntanya russa (Catalan) -> Russian Mountain!
And what did the Russians call roller-coasters themselves?
Американские горки -> AMERICAN mountains!!!!
#4 Liberal Arts Career Fairs just make you sad, and other truths from Matt Lopez:
#5 There’s an info session going for careers as a California state auditor…so basically, can I be Ben Wyatt now?
#6 I just got permission to basically conflate my History/ReligSt class and my Fiction-Writing class - my prof loves the idea of me writing a short story with two main characters growing up against the background of communalism in Gujarat. yay! (yay fiction. blech communalism.)
And those are a few updates and things from me.
Today we logged into our internets and SUDDENLY DALEKS!
In honor of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, the Google doodle has been transformed into something a little more Whovian. You’ll soon realize that this isn’t any ol’ animation, it’s actually a game!
Choose your Doctor
Slip past the Daleks to collect the Google letters
Win all of the things!
So far it’s available on Google.co.uk, Google.ca, and Google.co.nz, and others around the world!
(We’ll update you when it’s available on Google in the US too.)
Submitted by: Roger Chan ‘96
You never know who you will meet during ProFro week.
Twenty years ago, during ProFro 1992 weekend, I saw my future wife (Genevieve Canceko, ‘96) while rolling backwards down this ramp in rollerblades at the Student Union. Fortunately, she did not care too much about my poor rollerblading skills.
This photo was taken in May 2012, with our son Edward (future Class of ‘34).
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I had to reblog this because this is adorable.
"Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest."