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    ‘nutha meanie: The N&O’s Jim Jenkins (Oh, so hostile! attack, not criticism!)

    The latest cause over Chapel Hill way has to do with a proposal from the John William Pope Foundation to support a minor in Western cultures on campus. The foundation would give a bunch of money to the university, hundreds of thousands of dollars for a while and then maybe…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    This time I’ll let someone else be the meanie

    The papers have been full of pieces lately featuring statements by UNC professors about how “mean-spirited” and “hostile” the Pope Center is for daring to say that some of the courses and policies at UNC and its sibling campuses are a) academically feeble and/or b) a waste of taxpayer money.
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    There is no tomato shortage

    I just Googled the expression ?tomato shortage? and over 3500 references came up. Clearly the world thinks there is a tomato shortage, but in fact there is not. Indeed, I have made several trips to the grocery store lately and there were plenty of tomatoes right there in the produce…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Course of the Month responds to its … *gasp* CRITICS!

    From the article: We would first point out that they have done CM the disservice of cherry-picking select phrases from our column to howl about without giving people their juicy context. We are flattered by the attention, but we are anxious that such attention be placed not upon the…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Re: Self-parody as an art form

    Hal, so far that approach has worked for them regarding their annual “donation” from the state ……
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Re: Self-parody as an art form

    I like that logic. If you want us to take your $14,000,000 donation, then you need to shut up and do what we say. Bet charitable donors cluster round like flies with that kind of response.
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Tough Choice

    From the Best Damn Sports Show, Period: Host Tom Arnold: “You get one choice. George Bush gets re-elected President or Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in ’86 years, what are you going to choose?” Curt Schilling: “George Bush”…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004
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    Re: Self-parody as an art form

    John, I can’t help but wonder: Does appreciation for Western Civilization teach one to have a thicker skin for criticism? Look at the garbage we regularly laugh off: I think that, were a sign like that aimed at our criticism-crippled professors, they would lock up in catatonia…
    Locker Room contributor, November 18, 2004