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The New Northfield Option by Alex Sciuto
January 27, 2009, 4:01 pm
Filed under: Campus

Along with room draw numbers coming out today, I finally saw Carleton’s new Northfield option policy. With the new dorms going into use next year, I think everyone expected a reduced number of students receiving Northfield Option, but as someone who doesn’t pay much attention to the inside politics of Carleton, I was surprised by how thorough and restrictive the overhaul is. The two main points: only 100 students get to live off-campus and the 100 golden tickets are alotted just like a normal campus room (the person with the highest room draw number can draw in up to four other people with them in Northfield).

What do you guys think about this? As a person with no personal stake in this, it seems fair to all except those juniors who chose to live off-campus this year and assumed they’d more easily get Northfield Option their senior year. With this change, it seems there will be at least a few kids who were living off-campus but will be denied their request for next year. What will they do with all their junk from their houses!!?

-Alex Sciuto


Why Didn’t I think to Make That a Blog 5: Fat Men by carlmagazine
January 24, 2009, 2:01 pm
Filed under: Internet | Tags: , , ,
Aren’t you amazed when one of your really smart friends, or really smart people on tv or in magazines throws out some idea or tidbit so obviously cool and interesting that you think “Why can’t I think of this. It’s so obvious.” I’ve noticed that lots of cool blogs usually have that same Ah Ha! moment. To showcase one of these conceptual jewels, here’s the fifth installment of Why Didn’t I Think To Make That Blog. Of course, if you find one of these great blogs, you’ll shoot them our way won’t you?


Their generous form in art and experience

About (from the site): My name is Stefanie, and this LJ, Men-In-Full, celebrates large men. I do love them; I’m married to one! Here I want to offer a whole re-orientation of how we perceive large men with the eye and in the mind.

Why It’s Great: Pictures of fat guys. Jolly men. Old men. Young men. That fat guy from Lost. SUMO WRESTERS! They’re all here. From paintings to random pictures! I realize this site is specifically aimed at ladies who like more weighty guys, but come on, doesn’t seeing the picture of the fat guy smoking a pipe make you giggle! What is he thinking? I don’t know! But he sure looks content.

-Alex Sciuto

The Office T-shirt Contest by Alex Sciuto
January 18, 2009, 11:44 pm
Filed under: Internet, TV | Tags: , , , , ,

Lindsey Shaugnessy e-mailed me that The Office tv show is having a t-shirt design contest. Well, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try my hand at designing a t-shirt that could possibly be sold by! Of course, giving the winner royalties or something like that would be just too much, but the social critic in me is immediately silenced by that humorous Jim (Like that? That’s called subtle sarcasm…).

I would include a link to the web page where you can vote for my t-shirt, but I don’t think there’s any voting mechanism. The contest seems as well-thought and serious as the many contests the Carl claims to have.

But here’s my entry:


-Alex Sciuto

Winter Term Carl PDFs! by carlmagazine
January 18, 2009, 8:30 pm
Filed under: PDF Posts | Tags: , , , , , ,

We’re back with the first magazine of cheery winter season! Make sure to check out the cover because it looks a lot better in pdf form. Eventually, I hope that we’ll master the fine art of lightening every picture and graphic on the computer that it comes out as pretty in print as it does on the screen, but for now enjoy wowing at it on the COMPUTER!


CARL 01-16-09


02 EDITORS’ NOTE – Prescience and struggle in the face of meaninglessness

03 DOORMAT – For the benefit of those who where abroad, Matt Pieh presents a synopsis of Penisgate ‘08 • Libertarianism and you

05 PERFORMANCES – The Guthrie does Albee, and Mandy Zoch reports • Winter ‘09 previews

06 SOCIETY – Sex and food, or ‘Remember that Seinfeld episode?’ • The next time you consider asking out your chem lab crush, maybe you should grow up first

08 FEATURE – Dan Sugarman talks to Randy Peck, punk rock Santa

10 MUSIC – Sting gives President Oden the creeps • Kyle Kramer likes the new Animal Collective, cultural implications be damned

12 ARTS & LIT – Alex Sciuto sees the world’s most expensive painting • Sasha Korobova gets melodramatic • Greg Hunter reads Krazy Kat

14 CINEMA – Andreas Stoehr loves esoteric films, and he doesn’t care who it hurts • Gomorra’s Italian gangsters shake down Andrew Tatge

16 FUN & GAMES – It’s the student journalism equivalent of Jordan playing for the Wizards: The Bracket is back!

17 COUNTDOWN – It’s Biggie vs. Blagojevich in a battle for your attention


-Alex Sciuto

The Democratization of the Doormat by mattpieh
January 13, 2009, 1:06 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

In hopes of a better product, the doormat is trying a little experiment in blogging. As much as I love frantically writing the Top Five and the Schillometer during Wednesday night layout, I think we can do better. For the next couple of issues I’m going to try posting a prompt for the Schillometer and the Top Five on the Carl website and see what everyone else is thinking. Whether you’re Carl staff or not, feel free to add any comments to the post and we’ll print the best collective ideas. If this doesn’t work, I can probably think of penis jokes.

Also, here is the human flying-squirrel video I showed at the last meeting. If you didn’t see it you should probably watch it:

Any Ideas?
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