Cholla Residents Rejoice!


Have you ever noticed that your air conditioning ceases to work at night? Well our semi-joking observational theory has been confirmed. ASU in the ultimate thrifty jew move (note the lowercase use. not to be confused with the wonderfully cultured people who live in Manhattan.) has decided to turn off our air conditioning at night – get this – to save money. Bravo Crow and “Crow-nies.” Business students take notice. You can learn from the best. You could also cite this as an example of what not to do if you don’t want to be a complete douche bag. Good night.

See our previous letter to President Crow.


A Bite With The Gang: Taco Del Mar Review

How can I summarize this establishment? Horrendous service with lackluster food. I mean this is the antithesis of Cheba Hut. When Nick and I first walked in we met the staff; a desolate couple sitting at a table eating. After they casually stood up and walked around the counter without so much as a hello we ended up standing in line at the register for at least 15 minutes as the computer refused to work. Oh and when we presented our ASU discount card it was rejected. The food was OK, not bad but certainly no Filabertos or Valle Luna. And for the price…common.

The bottom line – You can pass on this one. There’s plenty of great Mexican restaurants in AZ, don’t settle for this tome of mediocrity.

Food: 6.5/10

Service: 2/10

Total: 4.25/10

Medicine, Science

Whoop there it is

The past 30 years has seen an extraordinary increase in consumer demand for safe, effective and cost-effective natural healthcare. Naturopathic medicine has emerged as the health care profession best suited to meet this demand. Although it almost disappeared in the mid-twentieth century because of the popularity of drugs and surgery, naturopathic medicine now offers safe, effective natural therapies as a vital part of the health care systems of North America the twenty-first century.”

  That’s from the America Association of Naturopathic Physicians website ( .  Sounds great doesn’t it?  Well it would be if it weren’t a crock of shit. Now I know what you’re saying.  ‘Hey, Bryan, these ancient remedies have been around since antiquity and have been “proven” to be effective.’   Well my answer to that is that the length of time something is in practice has no bearing on it’s effectiveness.  In other words, just because people claim it’s true doesn’t make it so when lacking sufficient any scientific evidence, especially when juxtaposed with contradicting evidence.   Continue reading

ASU, Fashion, Insightful, Movies

Snowboots: A brief history in fashion and society

There once was a time when specific footwear served a very specific purpose.  Even as little as a few years back I lived in such a world where I thought snowboots existed only in realms deemed applicable to such conditions that would necessitate a thick fur boot, ostensibly places like Alaska, or Antarctica, you know, those artic temperate zones.  Unfortunately, in my naivety, I learned that humanity doesn’t harbor the pragmatism I once thought it did.
The Origins:
 I decided to dig back and find where the novel idea of a snow boot originated.  I immediately found that the Inuits, in their ingenuety and craft, designed a caribu skin boot for hunting in the snow.  The warm, thick fur, provided ample protection from the harsh elements.  They called them Kamiks.  Genius!  Given the time period of the nomadic people, we can estimate that Kamiks could date back as far as 1000 years – possibly further.  But that’s not what we’re interested in.
Modern Culture:
Like all things, it isn’t long before the Paris Hiltons, the Marlin Brandos and the Lisa Lopes get their hands on long-standing traditions that represent a culture of the past and utterly besmirch them.  The Fashionistas in Hollywood swiftly and deftly carried out an atrocity on par with The Reign Of Terror when they unleashed the fashionable snow boot to hordes of young women ready to tarnish the dignity of the Inuits and the Yupiks with smiles on their faces.  
 The Legacy: 
It probably began with movie stars, but now you can’t walk down the street in August without seeing 5,10, maybe even 100 pairs of snowboots on woman aged 13-58. 
 Look at this photo I found of Shelley Duvall sporting a modern form of the Snow boot in the 1980 Stanley Kubrick movie The Shining.  But I’m sure it reaches back farther than this.  That is why I am calling on you, nation, to send me your sightings of snowboots in pop-culture pre 1980’s.  We’re going to get to the bottom of this and see who is truly responsible for this ghastly and reprehensible act.

wendy torrance


Wag of my finger

Mongo Pushing! Not only is it very aggravating, but it demonstrates a complete lack of grace.  Please, for everyone’s sake, stop looking like an ass.  Don’t know how to push the correct way?  Don’t worry, I’ve assembled a tutorial. 

  1.  Assess whether you are  regular or goofy.  In skateboard terms, this means what foot do you lead with.  Do which ever feels more comfortable.
  2. Make note: the foot you lead with will NOT be the foot you pump with.  This is crucial.
  3. So, using the deductive properties we can determine that we will be pushing with our back foot.  If you’re regular, that mean you’re right foot, goofy; left. 

Congratulations, you now are normal.  Notice your increased balance and how people won’t stare at you like you’re retarded.  Have a lovely day.