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« jokesoneyou wrote on Thursday, Jun 09 at 10:05 AM »
The Football Writers Association of America considered it last summer and voted last August, deciding to vacate the 2004 title and not award it to anyone else. You could have discovered this with a simple google search.
« MichaelJMcFadden wrote on Tuesday, Jun 07 at 03:23 AM »
Jokes, you wrote, "Good luck enforcing a smoking ban on gamedays on campus and in the stadium. FYI...it's not going to happen.
Jokes, don't underestimate the power of the national Smoke Free Campuses campaign. They've got tons of money and a highly professional game plan for attacking individual campuses. They love to play the "bandwagon" card (Everyone ELSE is going SmokeFree!!!) even though over 90% of American campuses are still Free Choice. But between their money and their tried and true tactics they tend to roll over individual campuses like a tank column through a village.
If you want to fight the ban, I'd recommend downloading, printing out, and binding (in the slide grip plastic term paper covers) the "Lies Behind The Smoking Bans" freely available at:
and distributing among campus smokers and student leaders. Best of luck in your fight!
Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"
« go_burn wrote on Sunday, Jun 05 at 07:23 PM »
okay i completely and 100% agree with Darcie. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and honestly, I don't think Darcie has done anything wrong. The fact that she doesn't like panic is her opinion and Lady Gaga is the shit who has really influenced our culture. I go to music festivals all the time and love them, so I understand how much fun they are, but seriously, people are allowed to say whatever they want. All she was saying was her experience at panic, and it's not rocket science that panic isn't for everyone. Whoever is hating on her column completely missed the point. YOU GO DARCIE!!!!!
« JennyWarts wrote on Sunday, Jun 05 at 02:51 AM »
I'm sorry she is a ditch. I didn't read the article well enough she likes the trenches. Which is cool just not the militants.
« JennyWarts wrote on Sunday, Jun 05 at 02:48 AM »
Seriously, Im pretty sure you have no musical taste and already had your opinion made before you went to a show. You wrote a paper or something becuase why a guy you were in love with left you to go on tour or you just hated anything you didn't understand?
You cried why did somebody call you out for the GAGA fan you are? If you are a what you are then people at a Panic show will make you cry.
Sorry no I'm not to be so rude but if you want to be looked up in 20 years and see if GAga is still relavent I will have my heirs give yours money becuase she will fade soon as she gets fat. I think she was already fat right?
« RTR9 wrote on Saturday, Jun 04 at 02:39 PM »
Darcie, I really think you should have taken a look into Widespread Panic's philanthropic efforts before writing this article. From Hannah's Buddies(a Spinal Muscular Atrophy charity)to Panic Fans for Food(a fan-based effort that helps fill food banks in each town the band visits)or Tunes for Tots(a fund that helps place musical instruments in schools) and building a house with the Make It Right Project(New Orleans/Katrina). The members of Widespread Panic AND it's fan-base are always trying to make a change in our world for the better. As in any segment of the population there are also bad elements which I'm sure you saw, but just the same there is a larger segment that wants to leave this world better than We found it.
« jones19 wrote on Thursday, Jun 02 at 09:25 PM »
Perhaps you should see someone about your addiction.
« fanbase wrote on Thursday, Jun 02 at 08:03 PM »
first, i'd like to point out this is an opinion piece, wherein the author has expressed her personal opinion. she went into these concerts having, it appears, pretty neutral feelings towards both of the performers. and she had a better time a one than at the other. in addition, she highlights lady gaga's profound influence in the realm of social equality, particularly in effecting the repeal of don't ask don't tell. whatever you think of her music, there is absolutely nothing about her social activism, however glitzy or outrageous, to turn your nose up at.
panic fans: if somebody steps on your toe, let it go. widespread will live to tour again.
darcie: rock on!
« UGAWSP wrote on Thursday, Jun 02 at 07:54 PM »
No wonder an act like Lady Gaga is popular in the US. All flash and no substance. Yeah she has musical talent but her shows rely on props/fireworks/stunts to be entertaining. Plus she is a Madonna ripoff.
If you go to a WSP show and don't have fun (sober or not) its your own fault. Just good ole Rock n Roll with a few thousand people looking to dance and let loose.
The chic that wrote that article is hot though
« anon9 wrote on Thursday, Jun 02 at 07:48 PM »
Maybe you missed Lady Gaga the first time around when her act was known as "Madonna".
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