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9.24.09

Kristin Chenoweth on Glee? I’m quivering with excitement.

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9.22.09

Brilliant:

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ESPN College GameDay, 9/19/09.

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Andrea and I initially wanted to camp out on the South Mall but later realized that was a terrible idea, so instead we trekked to campus at 7:30 a.m. The show didn’t start until 9:30, but ESPN was kind enough to play music over the loudspeakers. I’m sure all those football fans appreciated hearing Miley Cyrus so early in the morning.

Some people had made really hilarious signs. Highlights:
“Kanye is a Tech fan”
An unemployment check made out to Michael Crabtree
A photo of Graham Harrell accompanied by “At least I get to play in Canada”
“LHB doesn’t freestyle Texas Fight, big boy”
And of course:
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Aaand a few more:
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Our amazing view!

Our amazing view!

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9.18.09

Tidbits:

“Would we run her obit on the front page?”
“Well, she’s famous, but she’s not A1 famous.”

“I reworked my contract so that every time we run Colt McCoy’s face bigger than the size of a quarter, I get a dollar. I’m getting rich this way. … I should get an extra dollar if we mention ‘perfection’ anywhere in the headline or display type.”

If you’re ever given the opportunity to work in a newsroom, please take it.

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9.17.09

Well, you don’t see something like this every day: Boston Celtics co-owner drops bid for Globe, runs for Senate

Also, groaner headline of the day: Abercrombie sues Beyonce: fragrance plan stinks

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9.16.09

I’m taking an elective called “Unbelief in America.” It’s a history/religious studies course that examines skepticism as a component of religious belief. As you can imagine, it’s completely fascinating, and the topic should spark all sorts of intellectual dialogue. And yet, the most heated debate we’ve had so far is over who’s the better Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

Forget Christianity. We’re more interested in Richard Harris vs. Michael Gambon.

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9.10.09

You know how some parents are really overbearing and controlling and totally smother their children? And then the kids go totally nuts when they’re off at college because they’re finally unsupervised and don’t even know where to begin. Well, my parents weren’t like that. They let my brother and me make our own choices, etc. But I think they may have seriously erred in one aspect of my childhood: My house never had cable.

As far as television is concerned, I’ve become that girl who goes nuts when she get to college. I had a handful of channels growing up, and now there are just so many (trashy) choices — which is why my Wednesday night included an hour of “Toddlers & Tiaras” on TLC, followed by an hour of “9/11: Millionaire Widows” on WEtv. I know, there’s really no excuse — but to be fair, the 9/11 program was actually pretty interesting.

Anyway, I’ll leave you with a lovely piece by Globe columnist Kevin Cullen.

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