So, sometimes for entertainment or whatever, I head on over to the virtual midwestern portion of the internet to catch up on the happenings at the University of Illinois, via dailyillini.com, the online manifestation of the school paper. Judging from the opinion columns and news of some sort of dubiously thrown together “race relations symposium” from last week, one would get the impression that the school is a stone’s throw away from an all-out race riot. Issues of “The Chief” (which the NCAA has declared a racist mascot fostering a hostile environment, etc. etc.) and the socioeconomic and racial demographics of a large midwestern state school are outside the scope of this blog. But I will share with you the poll of the day. It’s supposedly very cold in Champaign-Urbana these days, so the poll asks: “how are you keeping warm?”
Spooning? Drinking Heavily? Burning Textbooks? Glad to see it’s still the same old UIUC after all. I was starting to worry they had all gone crazy loco over there. Keep warm, folks.