Bwoglines: Times A-Changin’ Edition
The old you doesn't put up with lack of pre-k and fast cabs

The old you doesn’t put up with lack of pre-k and fast cabs

De Blasio earned $300 million in the state budget to go towards Pre-K in New York City. (NY Times)

We might feel less afraid of being hit by a cab going 70 mph on Broadway sometime soon with speed control laws. (Staten Island Live)

Because gentrification. (Gothamist)

The Willy Wonka of Ukraine is now the last hope for a presidential nomination for many. (NY Times)

Pure inspiration via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: Going Global Edition
Diversity: landmark style

Diversity: landmark style

England and Wales hop on the slowly but steadily moving marriage equality bandwagon. (BBC)

No need to fear: that Turkish Twitter account you surely follow is going to survive. (Belfast Telegraph)

An ideal solution to having to interact with other humans. Plus, you’ll look super cool wearing it. (The Ledger)

PrezBo touted diversity at the University of Rochester. His silvery hair may not exemplify diversity, but it was flawlessly coiffed. (Democrat & Chronicle)

The true meaning of global via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: What You Missed Edition
Bwog eating dining hall food after being away for a week.

Bwog eating dining hall food after being away for a week.

Bwog missed you crazy kids so much that we practically spent all of break crying in misery. Just kidding, Bwog loves vacation. Here are a few shenanigans from both the news and also the Bwog Tips inbox that occurred at the good ol’ Columbia while you were gone.

We love Bwog Video and apparently so do you. Watch this supercut of House of Farts for the stinky delights of the video. (Bwog Tips)

As if the reading load wasn’t already accumulating post-midterms, we can now read former NY Governor David Paterson’s papers from when he was in office (Oneida Daily Dispatch)

Did Gravity really deserve to slay the Oscars? Find out tonight courtesy of CU Ferris Reel Film Society. (Bwog Tips)

Columbia made Obama a dick. (Personal Liberty Digest)

On Friday night, Bwog received a tip saying that there were free hamburgers in Lerner. Another tipper called us a liar and said there weren’t any burgers. Also, apparently Bwog is a “smelly old fart.” (Bwog Tips)

Sweet! Now we can learn online after a whole day of classes! Thanks Columbia! (The Crimson)

You can take Bwog from the campus, but you can’t take the love of squirrels out of Bwog. We found the critter above outside of the city. (Bwog Tips)

A squirrely friend via Bwog Tips

Bwoglines: Not-So-Far-Away Places Edition
You can do better.

You can do better.

The story of yesterday morning’s building explosion in Harlem continues to get worse, and now has its own Wikipedia page. (CNN, Wikipedia)

A potential new medication to treat anorexia has been announced, a great possible first step toward furthering biological treatment rather than the disease’s mainstay talk therapy. (Time)

Way to go, House of Representatives. (The Washington Post)

Less sarcastically: way to go, White House! (Reuters)

Take your mind off midterms and the news; enjoy a burger of lamb heart tartare, quail egg, sardine aioli, trout roe, beet chips, capers, and avocado oil. (BuzzFeed)

Shut the door. Have a seat. Mad Men will be back in a month. (Entertainment Weekly, Wikipedia)

Sadness on a bun via Shutterstock.

Bwoglines: Tired of Fox News Edition
What we pictured when we heard "crazed giant cat"

What we pictured when we heard “crazed giant cat”

C’mon Columbia, even Congress has got you beat. (The Washington Times).

Police in Portland were called when a “crazed” 22-pound cat trapped its owners inside their own bedroom.  Only in Portland… (Fox News Phoenix)

A Brooklyn boy who had been missing was found after he had been riding the subway for five days straight.  The question we’re all thinking: did he meet the mole people? (New York Times)

That’s why their ears are so big; they’re full of secrets! (The ABC)

And finally, fucking Fox News everybody (check out sassy Columbia at around 2:50):

Catzilla via Shutterstock, video via Fox News

Bwoglines: Survival In The Face Of Insurmountable Challenges Edition
Bwog dunno wut 2 think of dis guy

We don’t know what to think of this guy.

This young couple in Afghanistan is willing to risk it all to be together. (NYT)

LSD ain’t coke but it’s still one hell of a drug, seeing as it hasn’t been used in a scientific study for about 40 years… until now.  Far out. (Gawker)

Colombia’s former president (no, not Eisenhower) has just been elected to the nation’s Senate.  This may present some problems but at least the dude’s got some persistence. (AJA)

Rob Ford, the extremely troubled mayor of Toronto who has survived a crack-cocaine scandal recently, tweeted his followers a reminder to turn their clocks backward for daylight savings time.  The only problem is that it’s spring forward.  Tbh Bwog isn’t sure if the insurmountable challenge is the crack scandal or daylight savings time. (Mashable, Wikipedia)

And one other thing.  Bwog just stayed up super late writing a long ass paper and wants you to know that you too can survive crack scandals, leftist oppositions, Schedule I substance classification, and ethnic/sectarian differences.  So go get ‘em this week, comrades.

A man of fortitude(?) via Wikimedia Commons

Bwoglines: Disappointed Edition
"Shit! Forgot to change my clock"

“Shit! Forgot to change my clock”

You call yourself a champion speller and you can’t spell ‘stifling‘? (Philly.com)

Our girl JLaw would never lie and you know that, Jared Leto. (USA Today)

Isaiah Washington and his homophobic slurs will return to Grey’s Anatomy this season. (Entertainment Weekly)

Aaaand all of these things are almost as disappointing as the fact we just lost an hour last night. According to a man waiting on the train platform last night, “a second ago, it was 1am and BLOOP BLOOP now it’s 3am!” Godspeed. (NBC News)

Bwog’s emotions via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: Getting By Edition
chill out and stop tweeting about the guac

It’s going to be okay.

All you Facebook users can stop updating about Chipotle’s guac scandal; it’s going to be okay. Go get your quesarito on, guys. (Slate)

Speaking of Facebook, they might be getting into the drone game. (Wired)

And now that you know what “normcore” is, here’s how to do it right. Chances are, you can start with your mom’s clogs and dad’s khakis. (The Gloss)

You might at some point need to cry publicly in NYC, of course all while dressed like someone out of an episode of Seinfeld, maybe while eating your Chipotle and checking Facebook. Here’s a more comprehensive list, for all your tough days. (NY Mag, Tumblr)

Girl just needs her Chipotle via Shutterstock.

Bwoglines: Nouveau Riche Edition
Is the dollar bill really big, or is the guy just really small?

Is the dollar bill really big, or is the guy just really small?

In more Ukraine news, John Kerry flew to Kiev to announce that the US is giving Ukraine a $1 billion aid package. (Miami Herald)

I think it’s time we all abandon our dreams and move to LA and become pizza delivery people, if that wasn’t your dream already. (NY Daily News)

Facebook never fails to expose us to new levels of idiocy. (Gothamist)

Well whoop-dee-doo Bill Gates.  We’re sooo happy for you. (Business Standards)

The Pope drops the f-bomb.  Well, kinda.  If only we spoke Italian. (USA Today)

My shiny teeth and me via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: Question Edition
Not impressed with the snow we got last night.

Not impressed with the snow we got last night.

Why does this show up in Google News?  (NY Daily News)

Would you call it misery? Or only if school is cancelled? (CNN)

Really, Russia? (NY Times)

Twelve Years a Slave.” Did you even watch? (Washington Post)



Just growing out the scruff via Wikimedia Commons

Bwoglines: Be Healthy or Get Drunk? Edition
2 drunk 2 see Leo

2 drunk 2 see Leo

Be healthy: Seeing Barack and Joe break a sweat is a sure fire way to make anyone want to spend a couple extra minutes on the treadmill. (The State Column)

Get drunk: Don’t worry—bottomless brunches are still legal in New York and it is still socially acceptable to be tipsy by 11am on a Sunday. (Gothamist)

Be healthy: The tofu option at Chipotle will now be offered in most New York stores beginning on Monday. Hooray! (The Huffington Post)

Get drunk: The (un)official Oscar’s 2014 drinking game is out. Bwog’s body is ready. (LAist)

Chipotle will never be healthy, so Bwog is siding with the boozy life. Happy Sloshed Sunday.

This is your year bb via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: To the Extreme Edition
Doesn't look like he's going to make it

Don’t hold back

Hillary looks perfect to us, but apparently her advisers think otherwise. We don’t think it’s negative that’s she’s an unstoppable badass. (Washington Post)

If you think the snow here was bad, we actually did alright. (Houston Chronicle)

Some ventures are really worth dropping the big bucks on. The Core Curriculum would approve. (Chicago Tribune)

Pertinent, contemporary questions: how to navigate both Tinder and roommate relations. (Gothamist)

Extreme sports via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: Into The Wild Edition
If only there were a poppyseed bagel with plain cream cheese from Absolute out here, too

If only there were a poppyseed bagel with plain cream cheese from Absolute out here, too

Columbia’s liberal bubble is not well-acquainted with red states or their predilection for causin’ trouble. So what’s the deal with Arizona? (The Washington Post)

Let’s check out the great Academy Award unknown. We’ll see you on the couch this Sunday, BTW. (Los Angeles Times)

Exploring “the best” of New York bagels can only turn out one clear, Absolute champion. (Gothamist)

Bwog loves the Core. Let’s get wild with this pint of Salted Caramel. (The Huffington Post)

Tundra selfie via Shutterstock.

Bwoglines: Mole People Edition
Smile for the camera!

Smile for the camera!

Barnard junior Paulina Pinsky, daughter of TV personality Dr. Drew, appeared on CNN to talk about her struggle with eating disorders.  You go girl. (CNN, USA Today)

Too little too late?  We hope not, AZ. (USA Today)

A Mexican drug lord nearly escaped authorities by climbing through a secret hatch in his bathtub and into the sewers.  Wait maybe that was just a dream we had… (LA Times)

Amy Poehler appeared on the Late Night debut of the guy we care less about. (Washington Post)

Thumbs up for poop via Shutterstock

Bwoglines: Steps Taken To Change Stuff Edition
We feel the same way, Piers.

We feel the same way, Piers.

Piers Morgan will be stepping down from his role hosting CNN’s 9 o’clock Piers Morgan Live sometime in March. (NYT)

The government in Egypt is stepping down… again. (AJA)

Stepping up to confront gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Brass Liberation Orchestra is fighting support counterculture institutions in the city.  (AJA)

Netflix has taken steps to join up with Comcast in providing even faster speeds for your binge-watching enjoyment.  (BBC)


A very sad Brit via Wikimedia Commons