As most celebrities can tell you, being famous isn’t so easy. Pesky laypeople are trying to snap pictures of you left and right, corporations keep begging you to make awkward endorsements, and rehab is expensive. Combine that with the unending deluge of interview requests, and soon your superhumanly perfect face will be covered in wrinkles from the stress. To cope, one of our local booksellers has a somewhat gruesome message for the paparazzi. We suggest giving him a little space…
There is nothing quite as annoying—
With our hearts cab drivers start toying,
“Where do you want to go?
Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn? Ha, no!”
Caught on tape, the act’s self-destroying. (NYT CityRoom)
New, very low number (22).
One theory asks of homicide,
Whether it’s the weather. (WSJ)
Hawkma can relate:
Large animal bones inside?
A bird’s got to eat. (NYPost)
A couplet re: couples—our painting’s twin,
Dwight D. times two wears CU robes within. (HTR News)
Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Every year, STA hosts the World Traveler Internship, a program in which one male and one female student, handpicked from a pool of thousands, embark on an epic trip around the world and blog about it. The itinerary allows for a visit to every continent except Antarctica and places special emphasis on adventure, sightseeing, and volunteer work. This year, Columbia has not one, not two, not three, but four students applying for the prestigious internship – conveniently enough, one male and one female! You can watch the videos and check out the STA profiles of Zak Dychtwald, CC ’12; Amy Stringer, BC ’13; Spencer Oberman, CC ’12; and Reni Calister, BC ’11 here, here, here, and here (respectively). Don’t forget to cast your votes!
Incidentally, this is not the first time Columbia has been represented in the STA program; Pat Blute, CC ’12, was a summer 2008 World Traveler Intern.
And now for something that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day: three Columbia seniors pay a musical tribute to the Balloon Boy saga:
It may not be the best in autotuning or dancing, but dammit, the chorus is catchy enough to be third on NYMag’s Top Five Balloon Boy Tribute Songs.