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The Independent Voice of Southern Methodist University Since 1915

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The Independent Voice of Southern Methodist University Since 1915

The Daily Campus

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Random thought overload

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 Random thought overload
Random thought overload

Random thought overload

Ah, its nice to be back. Seeing as it has been a few weeks since my last article, my head is overloaded with random thoughts.

First of all, has anyone else noticed that being punk isn’t punk anymore? Punk is now a fashion – the cool style; everyone from Shakira to Shania Twain is wearing spikes or studded clothes these days. There are a million “punk” bands in the world now, most of which sound exactly the same with their “we want to be Blink 182, get on MTV and be cool.”

The same thing goes for skateboarding. I don’t understand it. And, as long as we’re on this subject, I had the joy of going to the X-Games in Aspen at the end of January. I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but corporate America had overrun almost every inch of the place. There were tents for everything from Bagel Bites to Motorola cell phones. How very “X” of them.

Annika Sorenstam has decided to accept an invitation from the Colonial tournament in Fort Worth to participate in a PGA Tour event. Is it just me, or is this a good thing? I’ve heard a lot of criticism of her decision, saying that if she doesn’t do well it will only hurt ladies’ professional golf, but this can only be a good thing. It is not as if she is a terrible golfer. I’m saying that there’s not a chance that she won’t make the cut. She probably won’t win, but she will prove that the girls can keep up with the guys and continue to open new doors.

“That 70’s Show” may prove to be one of the greatest shows ever to grace a picture box. But even that will probably not be enough to wipe “That 80’s Show” from everyone’s memories. Burn!

God bless the Internet and the ability it gives us to download entire episodes of pretty much any show you could want. Have a night class and miss your favorite show? Just get on KaZaA later that night and download it. Ah, the marvels of modern man.

Is it just me, or can no one write an original movie anymore? Everything is based on a true story, or based on the best-selling book or drawing on the exact same “teen movie” crap that has been made 100 times. Can no one write anything new anymore?

With the exception of Michael Moore, there isn’t a director out there that, when I see his name flashed during a preview, makes me think, damn, I need to see that movie. Maybe Kevin Smith, but in the end, all his movies are overrated anyway.

On a more serious note, I am not quite sure what to think about this whole Iraq thing.

I see the point that both sides are making, and neither one really convinces me that the other side is completely wrong. I suppose the only way I can draw a conclusion is by thinking “if my country called on me to go fight for this cause, would I be willing?”

I just don’t know the answer to this question. I do know that if we try and do this alone, without anyone else’s support, then it is the worst idea ever. Either way, it might end up being the worst idea ever.

Now that I am at 559 words, I’m realizing that I really didn’t have as many random thoughts as I thought I did. That kind of makes me sad. Oh well.

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