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random musings of a crazy cat lady

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fuck You, Random UNC Trustees

Dear UNC trustees,
You've got a lot of bigger shitstorms on your hands, so I know it may seem like a low priority, but please don't be assholes about renaming the Saunders Building.  It was named after someone who was active in the KKK.  Student activists recently led a successful campaign to rename it (it's now called the Carolina Building) but nontheless three idiot trustees voted against the measure, citing history, blah blah blah.
Look, I've been around universities a lot longer than all three of those trustees, combined.  I've seen them rename things at the drop of a hat.  I also attended a place which gives buildings and majors numbers, not names, and at the end of the day, it does not make a damn bit of difference.  What does make a difference is the message you send to the community.  Heck, I was at UNC for 2 years and did not know the Saunders Building was named the Saunders Building, so it could've easily been the Carolina Building.  So stop acting like the name is a positive bit of history.
While I'm on today's rant, the same goes for names of sports teams and mascots.  Rename them too. 
Old Biddy

PS I'm actually in a decent mood, but I'm enjoying using the microblogging format to rant about random things.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fuck you, FIFA

Seriously.  It has been an open secret that soccer's governing body, FIFA, is incredibly corrupt.  Now it has leaked out that officials allegedly took more than $100 million in bribes.  Yet for all the money swirling around, they couldn't get off their asses enough to require Canada to install real turf to its fields for the women's world cup.  Fuck that shit.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Postscript on my gluten baby

So I'm at a conference #3 now.  My doppelganger from UMN is here too.  She is actually pregnant, which makes it even funnier.  Anyway, we were commiserating about a certain annoying old guy in her department and I told her how he had asked me if I was pregnant.
We had a good laugh over that one. More amusingly, she is going to text that bit of info back to her boss, because apparently the annoying old man is on the shit list for other things as well.