As recently noted in a student-written, widely circulated blog post a few weeks back, there has existed at Williams a certain, exceptionally pungent strain of “cultural tension” that has pervaded campus conversations over the last semester–perhaps quite a bit longer, according to whom you’re asking. … Read more
My film is going to be set in the second world war, but it won’t be about the war.
It will take place in a universe where war has never existed. Then the second world war comes around and everyone is like… why would we ever do this? Why would we ever make war instead of love, man? What is this? … Read more
I talk a lot about my X!-Girlfriend.
People always say, if you loved her so much why did you break up?
Not ex…. X! I shout, crossing my arms so violently they instantly bruise. … Read more
I say, what a wonderful day for a bicycle ride! The sun shines warmly, the birds chirp prettily in a gentle breeze, and there’s nary a shirtless homosexual to distract us from our merriment. Mother spring surely smiles upon us this afternoon, wouldn’t you say old chum? … Read more
– Go “bless you” after they cough.
– Make it very clear that you aren’t accusing them of making a bad smell, but just in case you are going to wait outside for a few minutes. To save all parties embarrassment. Do this every time somebody goes to the bathroom and when others fail to do the same tell them that you forgive them.
– Apologize to the person you are talking to whenever you say a contraction. (e.g. “I’m going… I mean I am going. So sorry about that, Phil.”) … Read more
The year is 2015 and after a surprise tech power-move by the Turks (that NOBODY saw coming) humans have gained the ability to time travel. The break-down of initial users are as follows: 10% scientists, 5% historians, 3% morally bankrupt pranksters who want to permanently spook ancient children with megaphones, and 82% Game of Thrones fans itching to get back into the middle-ages. … Read more
When it comes to campus discussion, particularly on topics such as racism and classism, the question always comes up, what is the most effective way to go about facilitating it? Issues such as these do exist (whether covertly or in your face) and it is important for the student body to not only talk about them but work actively to dismantle their presence here. … Read more
Respect isn’t a passive activity. It involves a willingness to engage with the possibility that your beliefs and opinions aren’t automatically true or right, or are without the possibility of improvement. Respect requires humility, a fact we at Williams often overlook. That’s not to say we are always disrespectful, but that often civility reigns where respect should. … Read more
So I’m black, yet I like Bloomberg.
What should I do? … Read more