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Morningside Almanac: Week of 9/15

The Greenmarket is here every Thursday and Sunday. Every Thursday, Bwog brings you the weekly highlights.

Post-market R&R

  • Ostrich enthusiasts of Morningside rejoice! Roaming Acres ostrich farm are back at the market today with their delicious and very healthy ostrich steaks, burgers, jerky and more.
  • The market expects a fresh shipment of grapes and grape juice, direct from the Fingerlakes region of New York State. We recommend getting together with a classically-minded pal and feeding them to each other while reclining.
  • Get a whiff of something delicious from the lavender stall. It will impress your mother when she visits and  allow you to pretend for longer that not doing laundry ever is okay.
  • The season for corn and tomatoes is still around, but will shortly be coming to an end. Get them while they last.
  • Every week, fresh new varieties of apples arrive at Samascott. These are best accompanied by apple cider and cider donuts

Many Greenmarket farmers have been severely affected by Hurricane Irene as well as recent rainstorms; shopping local is the best way to support them during their recovery. Please visit the Greenmarket website to learn more ways to help.

It Begins.

Eager fans have just started trickling in. Overheard from an earlybird: “I feel like I’m first in line at the Apple Store for the iPad2.”

The lawn is divided into four quadrants which will be opened as people show up. They’re definitely checking IDs, but bringing in bags seems to be fine. Just don’t bring glass bottles.

CCSC: Partyin, Partyin, Yeah! Edition

Learned and the CCSCrew partying it up!*

CCSC met. Brian Wagner tells all.

  • The Council held this week’s meeting in Lerner Party Space, so everyone was ready for a good time. In addition, CCSC wants everyone to know that College Days have begun! Though their opening ceremony yesterday may not have been free of controversy (one rep apologized–“I’m sorry you hate V-necks!”), the Council looks forward to seeing you at all the fun events planned this week!
  • The Council passed the amended EC Swipe Access Resolution. Under the new system, residents will still be limited to five guests, and it is up to the security guard to watch swipers and stop them from passing back IDs.
  • Alex Rosen, Chairman of the CCSC Elections Board, discussed the CCSC elections process. He stated that he was very pleased with this year’s turnout: there were 70ish candidates, and around 45% of CC students voted, which is not a 20% increase from last year, but may also be a record!
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Potty Philosophy by a Party Pooper

In Hungarian, some guy took half an hour in the bathroom—and left behind this list “Sentences on Conceptual Parties.” Sol Lewitt muses on the rationality and irrationality of parties.

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Overheard: Where the Hedonists Head

Heading back home from an EC party.

This weekend spawned some particularly sparkly gems. First, in the wee hours of the morning, a fairly intoxicated guy and girl approach the sign-in desk. The guy swipes in, but the girl lingers for a moment. She needs to be signed in:

Guy: Oh, so you go to Barnard?

Girl: Um, yeah. Is that a problem?

Guy: No… (looks her up and down)… not at all. Yeah, that’s cool. Okay, I’ll stop talking now.

Girl: Yeah, maybe you should.

Across Broadway, in 600, a Barnard lass had this to say about the her humble abode:

“Barnard dorms just weren’t made for parties.  E.C. was made thinking ‘children are going to get drunk and vomit here.’ The architect was LOLing while he designed EC.”

Mysteriously produced image from Wikimedia Commons

Bwoglines: So Close, Yet So So Far Edition

Look, that's you on the left.

Yoko Ono sold out her Japan benefit concert at Miller Theater tonight.

You can second-best it and watch it on CUTV. (The Examiner)

Aretha Franklin celebrated her 69th birthday at ‘a posh New York City hotel’ with Clive Davis, Smokey Robinson and Tony Bennett to name a few…not including us. (The Big Talker)

Nintendo 3DS New York City Launch was open to the public but guests were a ‘blistering wait’ away from tinkering with one.

Walmart can’t set up in NYC. You’ll either have to go to Jersey or pay $2 more than you would have for that pencil on Broadway (plus tax). (Houston Chronicle)

Pathetic fallacy via Wikimedia

Back To School Bwoglines: The Whole Kit and Kaboodle

Back to school fashion

A hodgepodge of headlines graced Bwog’s virtual news desk this week.

Sexless and the City: Web Warps Libidos of Coked-up Careerists. What a lede! Money quote: “Sex is antithetical to the way they socialize, disruptive to the larger plan, a gateway to chaos in a digitally ordered world.” Basically all of us twenty-somethings are sexless narcissistic fools. Tis a shame. (Observer)

But sex survives! The internet now has a Red Light District porn domain under the suffix .xxx. Say you wanted to go to DragonballZ.com and accidentally left out the “Z.” In the days of yore, you’d get porn. No longer. (Reuters)

We’re trendy! Legitimately good restaurants— Cascabel, Ditch Planes, Xi’an Famous Foods galore! —have been eyeing our humble hood. (GrubStreet)

Still, some remain fond of the Morningside’s low-tech originals. Those internet enslaved writers, just trying to disconnect and be productive, flock to our local haunt. Self-control is obsolete. (WSJ)

Police nabbed the stealthy and nimble “Spidey thief” who scaled our hallowed walls. (DNAinfo)

Also all the rage: Montaigne. He’s “having a moment.” (NYTimes Book Review)

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LectureHop: Arianna Huffington, Joan Didion and the Speccies

Print journalism enthusiasts Claire Sabel and Carolyn Ruvkun scored invites to CSAAD, Columbia Spectator’s Annual Awards Dinner, held this year at the Columbia Club in midtown. Speccies schmoozed, Arianna Huffington charmed, and hobnobbing ensued.

“Journalism is not a spectator sport,” declared Arianna Huffington. It was an unfortunate choice of words, since the media mogul was presenting the keynote address at the Columbia Spectator fundraising dinner. Former Republican political wife and failed independent gubernatorial candidate turned ubiquitous liberal commentator and networker extraordinaire, Huffington is a little zany, to say the least.

But Spec snagged her just at the right time. Three weeks ago, AOL bought Huffington’s wildly popular news blog, the Huffington Post, for a cool $315 million. Once just another lefty startup, HuffPo now attracts 26 million visitors a month. “I’m in recruitment mode,” Huffington announced in her trademark Greek accent. She jokes that she was born in Fresno but “cultivates an accent to give the air of an ethnic minority.” It “makes me more popular—except in Arizona.” People chuckled.

Things got serious when Huffington fielded questions. Attendees took their best shots: you don’t pay your bloggers, you just aggregate information without producing original content, you take leftist stances in your books but claim that the site is politically netural, and you post trashy stories— “if you can call them that.” Zing! But Huffington had heard it all before. She deftly responded to their questions and dismantled their accusations with a touch of sass. (more…)