Wednesday, December 19, 2007

With a nod to Tobias Funke...

click this link that matt forgot to put in properly("thanks, kat!" "oh, you're welcome.")

I'm still at work and can't watch the video with the sound up [begin rant](why can't provide a text version of every video story? It's faster to read than to watch the video anyway)[end rant], but I got the gist of it. Now, if only there were some avenue of support for this man... I dunno, some kind of... group...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

yeah, yeah...

... the Yale Record may be chock full o' douchebags, but at least they are douchebags that are sanctioned by the Establishment... I don't think any administrator will be allowing Rumpus to co-host any Master's Teas anytime soon.

At any rate, I did in fact go to said JoCo seminar and I did quite enjoy it, even though I felt a little pervy being (I assume) the only grad student there and not really having any idea who any of the young'uns around me were. No giant revelations or anything, but it was pretty cool to have a semi-private (audience of maybe 30-40) concert. I did have to step out and miss a few minutes because a certain someone -- we'll just call her Tanielle Dumminio -- called me on the phone approximately 5 times in quick succession and I wanted to make sure no one was dying or anything, but the rest of it was quite nice.

In other Rump-related news, I just received this link from one Jared LeBoff on the newly-invented Rump Alums' email list:

hey matt... need to give your Rumpus people a stern talking-to. How is it that the freaking Yale RECORD got this honor?

how not to outsmart airport security

I'm going to assume that this guy had already knocked back a few if he seriously thought this was the best way to transport his vodka home:

New airport rules prohibit passengers from carrying larger quantities of liquid onto planes, and he was told at a security check he would have to either throw out the bottle of vodka or pay a fee to have his carry-on bag checked as cargo.
Instead, he chugged the bottle down -- and was quickly unable to stand or otherwise function, police said.

*exasperated sigh*

Sunday, December 02, 2007