Archive for November 22nd, 2002

happy unbirthday

Friday, November 22nd, 2002 at about 10:52 pm

happy unbirthday

hooray for 300 hits

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by tom

loup

Friday, November 22nd, 2002 at about 10:50 pm

loup

At some point this week most of the students here at Uni High were given rape whistles. It was part of a campus-wide program to deal with the recent string of attacks/rapes/muggings. While the intentions were good, it was not a wise idea. People have taken to wearing them around their necks. Well, ok, that’s fine. But most of these people are boys, who don’t give a fuck about being raped (I’m sure they’d mind it, but that isn’t why they wear the whistles). They think its funny. It pisses the hell out of me. You can’t really tell them to stop, because they’re “just trying to be safe,” as they say with a smile. It’s not a laughing matter. I want to punch some of these kids.

This in and of itself wouldn’t have been so bad, except every once in a while I hear one. No one is being raped or robbed, someone just blew the whistle accidentally (people feel the need to suck on them) or just for kicks and giggles. The effectiveness of these things is reduced so, so greatly by these inconsiderate, unthinking idiots. It’s the boy who cried wolf, except it isn’t the sheep who are getting eaten, it’s innocent people being raped. While a few people around Uni randomly blowing their whistles isn’t going to greatly detract from the effectiveness of the entire program, it’s still an unnecessary problem added to an already bad situation.

Tonight I went to see Die Another Day. It was alright, although not spectacular. I’m going to see it again tomorrow, most likely. It really wasn’t good enough to warrant a second viewing (at all), but it’s a different group of people I’m going with this time, and I have little else to do tomorrow.

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by tom