Archive for Politics

The Longshore-Riley-Mansion Debates: Decision Making

After four weeks of action by our football team, we continue the California Golden Bears quarterback debates of 2008. MODERATOR: After a spirited first round, it’s time for a new topic. Mr. Longshore, for two years you were the starter under Jeff Tedford and ran his West Coast offense with great proficiency. Yet after you […]

Posted by: Avinash on Monday, September 29th, 2008

The Longshore-Riley-Mansion Debate

MODERATOR: Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Wheeler Auditorium for tonight’s momentous Cal quarterback debate. Remember, Coach Tedford is monitoring this very closely as a testament to your strength of character. No personal attacks, let’s keep this civil and on-topic as to why each of you should be starting next season. Mr. Nate Longshore, my first […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Viva La Cascara de Rosa!

(AP) HAVANA, CUBA–Now that Fidel Castro has finally relinquished power, he has also decided to reliniquish his hex on the Cal football program and their half-a-century shutout from the Rose Bowl. He officially removed the pins from a voodoo doll of Pappy Waldorf late last night. The California Golden Bears have not been to a […]

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

David Halberstam, 1934-2007

Pulitizer Prize winner David Halberstam, one of the greatest non-fiction storytellers of our generation, died yesterday when a car broadsided the vehicle in which he was a passenger. Kevin Jones, the driver and a UC Berkeley journalism student, was injured but survived. I haven’t read too much Halberstam, but I always knew he was a […]

Posted by: Avinash on Thursday, April 26th, 2007