we raised over $320,000 dollars this year and I got a chance to be hypnotized on the stage! Great event, great cause, great time had by allposted @ Monday, March 5, 2012 - 00:12
I'll be there! I'm on catering committee so you can find me serving up food every 4 hours. I get to present the check this year too! SO excited everyone go!posted @ Friday, March 2, 2012 - 19:59
@slickmcdight: fine by us--anyone from hickory will tell you they're from "heek-ry"posted @ Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 18:36
@Digdug: I get the feeling that my complete lack of upper-body strength might not be advantageous for a job requiring a shovelposted @ Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 18:35
@otlndr: I kid, I kid. I've found that in this crowd its better to joke than try to defend the university that you and three generations of your family before you love. It made more sense for me to go to UGA because of the broadcast program. Although my best friend does go to Chapel Hill and she seems to love it.
I hail from Hickory, the furniture capital of the world!posted @ Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 15:21
@dalejr: Being from North Carolina, I actually applied and considered going to UNC...but then I remembered my life philosophy, "If it ain't fun, I ain't doin' it," and chose to attend school in a town with 97 bars.posted @ Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:06
@dalejr: @E.J.: So glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. As for you, Dalejr, GO DAWGS.posted @ Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 07:21
@dalejr: And what diploma factory did you attend, if you don't mind me asking?posted @ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 22:12
@slickmcdight: there's not enough money in the world to make that happenposted @ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 21:40
@Digdug: unfortunately it's only a semester long. But I fully intend to hang around athenstalks after my time at abh is up!posted @ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 18:42
@Digdug: I imagine it would take a lot of rosemary to ignite his inner intellectualposted @ Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 18:10
The 'No' List: Short, cheap, or from the North.
Bonus points for being over 6'1, having an accent, or driving a truck
@EducateGeorgia: Thank ya! And I know it, I can't tell you how many times I turn my head to realize they don't mean me!posted @ Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 21:33
@dzogchen: I believe Frederick Douglass himself once told that very same joke.posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 - 16:54
I give it 15 minutes until someone makes a joke about polar bears wearing condoms. Bonus points if you include global warming.posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 - 16:17
@Digdug: Today is National Polar Bear day. And now we're both that much smarter.posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 - 16:16
What is worse: not being able to think of any Monday songs, or publicly admitting that you know an Ashlee Simpson song?
Oh well, this is the only one I could think of!posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 - 14:59
@fmrclarketchr: I'll definitely be sharing that with my older brotherposted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 - 14:51
I've loved him even since Ali G, and you have to admit that it was a great publicity stunt and one of the most talked about Oscar moments. I hadn't heard about his new movie until last night. I'd bet the views on the trailer for his new movie doubled.posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 - 14:23
@Digdug: unfortunately I have WAY too many roommates to figure it out, but I have my suspicions!posted @ Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 17:24
I don't even have an iPhone but I LOVE Fruit Ninja when I can get my hands on someone else's.posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 - 17:59
@davidxto: They've definitely changed. When I pulled up to Walgreens my friend and I asked two girls if they were selling Girl Scout cookies. They said no cookies were being sold for 30 mins. We walked around to the other side and found another troop selling them. Turns out the two girls were waiting for their shift to start! There must be some serious competition or better prizes than when I was selling. I just went around the neighborhood with my wagon of cookies.
One great thing about the program is that they refuse to sell online. They're missing out on TONS of revenue, but refuse to make the change because it compromises the privacy of the girls and takes away the skill-building aspect of selling the cookies. I really hope they continue the door-to-door (supervised, of course) method. Otherwise, the girls learn nothing but how to pawn things off on the internet.posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 - 16:26
Tomorrow night, Nightline is offering a look inside one of the factories in question. Go here to watch a preview of the tour: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/20/abc-ipad-factory-tour-nightline...
A lot of people have been talking about the credibility of the expose. The close ties between ABC and Apple could compromise the legitimacy of the Nightline segment.
If the CEO of Disney is sitting on Apple's board, I highly doubt the segment is being made for any other purpose than to quiet the criticism of Apple's factories.posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 - 14:34
The car my dad recently bought had a tag that said "HOTFUDJ." That's either an inside joke or it went right over my head because I'm not sure why anyone would want that on their car. To be fair, the car has red interior so it was ridiculous to begin with.posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 - 14:26
@slickmcdight: Just keeping the people informedposted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 - 14:19
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Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more