Archive for Berkeley

Requiem for a Tree Sit

Too much ink has already been spilled on a fiasco that is, finally, mercifully, over.  But I did want to offer a final thought on the erstwhile occupation of the trees.  Although the protesters squatted in the trees for nearly two years, their presence was completely inconsequential for all but five days.  Until last Thursday, the University, in deference to the rule […]

Posted by: Tony on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

It Is Done

You know what. Full petition here. Jubilation reigns.

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

The Last Lecture: California

[youtube ji5_MqicxSo] Okay, this was supposed to be posted on EDSBS, but Orson Swindle was too busy being mesmerized by a poster of Rick Neuheisel that declared his monopoly on the college blogosphere over. Keep in mind this was written about three weeks ago before the quarterback situation had been resolved, although I think it […]

Posted by: Avinash on Friday, August 29th, 2008

Preseason Blogpoll

Enough of my moaning. The teams still need to be ranked. At a total loss Tuesday afternoon as to how to rank the top 25 preseason teams, I thought of the criteria with which I generally judge teams. (1) Game performance. For example, last year I’d have knocked LSU down to #3 or #4 in […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 21st, 2008

If Marshawn Lynch Was A Treesitter…

I tried reading this editorial in good humor, but then the writer started invoking Goodwin’s Law and my mind blanked out. Once someone analogizes Hitler massacring half of Europe to cutting down a bunch of old oak trees, you’re probably going to lose me. Clearly this woman was speaking in some sort of nebulous third-world […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 24th, 2008

My Cal Preview for Michigan State Fans

Enlightened Spartan indulged me with my insipid Q&A, so I provided him with some thoughtless noninsight on his site. Note though: The site seems to have been made in 1997, because I can’t find a way to directly link to this. So you’ll have to go directly to enlightenedspartan dot com and look around in […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Profiles in Courage: Meet the Berkeley Treesitters

When there were about forty of them, we couldn’t really describe them in great detail, but now their numbers are dwindling, I can provide now excellent and possibly fictitious descriptions of the remaining hippies in the trees. Since these treesitters have decided to adopt names that the Mole People would be embarrassed to utilize for […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, June 23rd, 2008

SAHPC Ruling Links

See, people think that I have some issue with the treesitters being the ones holding up the athletic center. It doesn’t; it’s just a sideshow to the actual injunction. The thing’s going to get built. But the longer these people remain up here, the longer the football team has to endure the nonsense of these […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Breaking: Treesitters Being Removed?

I’ll have more updates later, but here are the emails I’m getting. Everyone, Please come to the oak grove IMMEDIATELY. UC Police are attacking and trying to remove the tree-sitters! Please come RIGHT NOW. Come as soon as you can. Do not wait. Do not delay. This is it. Come now! – The Oaks Is […]

Posted by: Avinash on Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

And Now You May Cringe

[youtube t9ZdNA36ulI] This treesitting farce and the comical way the UCPD has decided to combat this particular incidents (allowing hippies to intrude onto campus ground again and bang up their bongos to disturb the classrooms) makes me requestion our tactics in the war on terror. You know, waterboarding people with frayed ponytails and tye-dye shirts. […]

Posted by: Avinash on Wednesday, March 12th, 2008