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Seagulls and Parking Lots - Do you really have to take this?


by Laurel and Guinevere

Hello, hello, hello. We're back again. Gee, so are you. Curious thing, this newspaper idea. Do We really have anything "new" to talk about? Sometimes I doubt it, but then again, if anyone else comes up with some of this silly stuff We'd be really worried.

Our first little tidbit, thingy, ... whatever, is from Ellis H. Bougiouris, and, uh, We'll just let you see for yourself. And for the editors of Newspeak, remember, We didn't write this. We'd never make fun of Our beloved host-type-thing Newspeak.

From the home office in Founders 307, the Top Ten Potential Names For Newspeak

Drum roll Anton...

10) Weekly Who Cares
9) A Bunch of Full Page Ads For Free
8) Police Log and Stuff
7) Philler Page 6, Nuff Said
6) Career Opportunities - Fishing in Alaska
5) Only Four Months to the April Fools Edition
4) Your Yearly Campus Center Update
3) The AGD Classifieds (We just love our pledges)
2) The Stephen Brown Complaintant
1) The Adam DePrince Chronicles (I wonder what he is doing now)

Although this may seem somewhat negative and pessimistic, what do you want, we've been here for 3+ years.

Gee, We're really grateful for the plug, but why the heck are We only number seven? Maybe, just maybe, you won't get a certificate. At least not until you fix your grievous error...

Well, this week We received mail from the Presidential Search Committee, well, not addressed to Philler, everyone got one, but you know what We mean... We've been asked to send in Our "comments, suggestions, and nominations" but instead of sending them to the Search Committee and keeping them confidential, We're going to tell EVERYONE!!! Mouhaha...

Cory Jobe! Cory Jobe! We want "The Man." Who can resist that cute little goatee of his... And he's been here forever so he probably knows more about this school than any one person combined... Can the president also be an RA? Would that be favoritism? Ah, who cares... Cory's the best choice. He's intelligent, cute, charismatic, and We know how to control him like a little rag doll... Mouhaha...

Cory, or should We say, President Jobe, if you accept Our nomination, please write to Us. The school needs you, Cory. Don't disappoint Us, Mr. Jobe. We have power on this campus.

NEWS FLASH! Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, Frat brothers of all ages, Freeman Plaza has been completed. No, really. We're not kidding. It's done. It looks pretty cool, despite it's oddities. It was worth the wait. Now we have something that looks quite nice, albeit a little sandy, right in the middle of campus. We've heard some disturbing things about the trees, but hey, you can't do everything right. One question, or maybe two. What happened to the fountain idea? Could it be that they could not find an artist skilled enough to immortalize in stone our likeness? We really thought that a Philler fountain would heighten the aesthetic grandeur of the Plaza. Actually, you could probably still put it up on the big ole block of stone. Hmmm, maybe they are going to do that for a [winter holiday of your choice here] present... Awww, would that be nice of them... [sigh]

Lately we've been hearing some disturbing rumors that some of Our readers don't believe that We exist. Aside from the illogical nature of such a thought, since We obviously DO exist, otherwise you wouldn't be able to read Our articles, We consider it blasphemy. Blasphemy! Do you hear me?! (We've always wanted to use the word blasphemy in an article, and now We did. Doesn't it sound cool? We think so.) Anyway, the rumors are undoubtedly false. We do exist, like it or not. We demand that We may or may not be using Our real names. Oh, sure, some of you computer whizzes (read geeks) have already tried to find Our names somewhere on the system. Unlike some previous "anonymous" article writers, We don't use Our login names (ala Joger). Foolish people. Do you think that We would be so dumb as to be caught by The System? Maybe Our real names are Laurel and Guinevere, but We use false ones for all of Our legal documents. Life is funny that way, isn't it?

Did you ever wonder what God looks like? Does He have a long, white beard? Does He have a deep, booming voice? Is He surrounded by an incredibly bright light? Does She wear flats or pumps? Well, We've been thinking. There is so much speculation about what We really look like, if We're really girls (the nerve!), and other such silly bits. You'll never know what God looks like until you die, if you're good, that is, but you may know what We look like right now. Maybe you don't know Us, but you've got a picture in your head. We'd like to give you the opportunity to express your creative mind, and draw, sketch, render, or finger-paint Us in the Classical style of your choice. The winner may or may not be submitted to the sculpter for permanent casting in stone for Freeman Plaza. You'd even get your name carved on the statue's base... Cool, huh?

NOTE: This artistic opportunity does not apply to anyone who really knows who We are. Well, if you really want to, you may, but We probably won't give Our identities away just yet. Maybe never. Yeah, We just might fail all Our classes on purpose just so that We can be here forever. Wouldn't you just love that? We know DAKA would...

Image this: you sending Us some neat-o stuff. Do it. You know you want to. Just email Us at Newspeak@wpi.edu. Send your ideas of what We look like to Newspeak box 2700, unless your mural or statue cannot fit into the little box, then just drop it off at Newspeak's office in the basement of Riley hall. All entries are not guaranteed publication. In fact, if they're not flattering, then We won't print them at all... unless they are exceptionally funny, of course.

Oh, by the way, check out Our neat little addition. Thanks to Newspeak for putting Us on the World Wide Web. You can check out all of Our previous issues, or at least you will be able to soon. Now you can read Philler anywhere you can log in. Our guess is that it will take at least another week before We have an immense following in Southern Chile. Imagine that... Hey, maybe We should run for President of the Institute... We wouldn't become corrupt. Us? Never. (Gee, do you think that the Career Development Center would help Us to realize our career goals?)


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