Written by Bwog Staff
May 10, 201110:22 am 8 Comments
What modern pop star would you trade to have Tupac back?
Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion. Great, so more blue screens while having skype sex. (Engadget)
MetroCards are being phased out! Over the next three or four years, that is. (NY Daily News)
Brooklyn-based Hasidic Jewish newspaper Der Tzitung photoshopped Hillary Clinton and another woman out of the now famous recent situation room photos. (WaPo, Flickr)
A national emergency alert system is set to roll-out in NYC, and will be in place around the country by the end of 2012. Conspiracy theorists, start your engines. (CBS)
McDonald’s is revamping their style across the nation. Apparently, they want to look like Starbucks. (USA Today)
Pac via Wikipedia
Tags: bwoglines, changes, don't fuck with mcdonalds, the times they are a-changin', when truth offends
September 10, 20107:30 pm 19 Comments
This is in Wien, Austria. Wien, Columbia does not look like this.
If you’re still cursing the housing gods for your 90-square foot single in Wien, cheer up! Though you’ll probably be stuck there all year, at least Housing’s tried to make it a little nicer for ya. Check out our list of all the new renovations, and let us know what other new changes you’ve seen or would like to see in your dorms in the comments. Maybe someone will listen!
Read more for repairs in Hogan and McBain and updates on wireless
Tags: housing, new floors you're just going to throw up on anyway, the times they are a-changin', wifi
September 10, 201010:05 am 0 Comments
The friends and students of one of Bwog’s favorite professors, Karl Kroeber, have started a blog in his remembrance. Send in your favorite memories!
LA prison unveils new zapper to control rowdy inmates.
Florida pastor Terry Jones may or may not burn Korans.
Artist Amir Baradaran discovers that cab drivers don’t want to be on TV–even the Taxi kind. Watch his movie during your next drunken cab ride from midtown!
California federal judge declares the US military policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” unconstitutional.
Update: Meghan McCain, CC ’07, was on the Daily Show last night to promote her new book Dirty Sexy Politics.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Tags: bwoglines, mind reading, the times they are a-changin'
September 09, 20105:30 pm 0 Comments
At the Package Center:
After foolishly spending too much for stamps in the stamps machine, a twitchy freshperson holds up the envelope and asks an employee:
“Where does the stamp go?”
Tags: newfangled technology, overheard, package center, the times they are a-changin'
September 09, 20103:30 pm 7 Comments
New classes, new freshpeople, and now a new Morningside. They’ve changed everything! Bwog can hardly recognize the place.
On the decorative front:
On the academic front:
Tags: boringside heights, the times they are a-changin'
January 28, 20102:35 pm 11 Comments
Though Postcrypt opens its first show of the semester this weekend, the coffeehouse continues to struggle to stay up and running in the face an endless stream of administrative hurdles.
After meeting with Columbia administrators on Tuesday, Postcrypt members inform us that they will not be serving alcohol this or next weekend, since they failed to meet the Liquor Authority’s shorter and stricter application deadline. While dry, the coffeehouse will not be required to staff an alcohol proctor, though it will still be required to staff a security guard, following a decision made by the Chaplain to have a security guard at all evening events in St. Paul’s Chapel – an additional cost which would drain both Postcrypt and Security Fund resources. Once Postcrypt does start serving alcohol again, they will need to have two proctors – one to give wristbands and monitor the bar and another to watch the rest of the tiny area. (more…)
Tags: adminstrative aggression, postcrypt, the times they are a-changin', war on fun
December 13, 20097:06 pm 10 Comments
Listen, new owners of 999 (at least, that’s what we think it’s called), formerly La Negrita: when New York Magazine names you “The Happening Bar” in the neighborhood, you give thanks and go about doing the things that, you know, won you the distinction in the first place. Or you could go ahead and change the name, we suppose. Photo evidence at right, and a look at their new bizarrely Anglo (Steak and Kidney Pie?) “Pub Grub” menu after the jump. (more…)
Tags: la negrita, the times they are a-changin'
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