EDITORIAL & OPINIONS
Tiffany isn't spiffy
To the Editor:
Before beginning my first year as a Western student, everyone
who noticed I was wearing one of the infamous Tiffany bracelets
(you know, the overpriced, silver chain with a dangling heart),
told me I would "fit right in with the Western girls." At first
I was quite unsure of what the negative comments meant, but
being in my second month of school here, I know exactly what
they were implying.
It seems the $300 bracelet is found everywhere you look on
campus and about 80 per cent of the girls wearing the noticeable
piece make me embarrassed to even own one. The Tiffany bracelet
seems to be a status symbol, symbolizing the annoying, obnoxious
and attention-seeking princesses here on campus. These are
usually the first - year idiots who show up to 9 a.m. class
with a face full of makeup and an outfit appropriate for a
night at Club Phoenix. Somehow, these pigeons always end up
sitting around me in my lectures of over 1,000 students. I
do not understand why they even attend when all they do is
obnoxiously gossip (not whisper) and pass notes while the rest
of us try to concentrat. It's funny how every time I turn around
in class to see where a loud conversation is coming from, I
can always be sure the ignorant gossipers are wearing: the
I would like to conclude by saying: you know who you chicks
are (just look down at your wrist) - class is not a gossip
session! Some of us actually need to learn so we can get a
job one day, because unlike you, we will not be supported by
our daddies for the rest of our lives. Until then, the rest
of us too embarrassed to wear our bracelets will let them collect
dust on our shelves.
To the Editor:
I would just like to comment on the comics you guys publish
in The Gazette. Not only are they some of the funniest cartoons
I've ever read, they make my day every time I pick up a copy
of your paper. The cartoon entitled "Sperm" (Oct. 21) literally
made me laugh out loud in the University Community Centre.
After having everyone turn their head and look at me as though
I was on crack, they soon realized my laugh was brought on
by your paper.
I would personally like to thank all those artists who contribute
their witty comics, because you guys are geniuses.
Re: "Gays are people too, they're just not straight," Oct.
To the Editor:
P. Matthew Hessel's opinion did not make much sense to me.
So Christians should love gay people because they are disobedient
and parents love their disobedient children? To compare gay
people to disobedient children is disgusting.
I do agree gays should be treated as equally as straight people,
but how can you treat a gay person equally when you see him/her
in such a negative light? Is he to live miserably in the closet,
be forced to date people he is not attracted to or be forced
to be alone?
It's great your Christianity makes you happy and I'm glad
you are secure with your sexuality as a straight person. But
who are you - or any Christian or other person - to judge someone
else's sexuality? Gay people are abused regularly based on
their sexual orientation. I am glad you are willing to show
some love towards gays, but the fact you will not accept them
for who they are shows prejudice. How does a consensual act
that two people commit in the bedroom or who someone decides
to date hurt anyone else?
Yes, Christians should love gay people, but should love them
as they are: GAY! You do not have to apologize for the lack
of love some Christians have for the gay community, but perhaps
if all Christians accepted gay people for who they are, gays
would have a more positive message for the church.
Alicia C. Vandeweghe
To the Editor:
I was surprised there was no report given on the appearance
of Eric Idle at Centennial Hall. As a dedicated reader of The
Gazette, I've come to the rescue of Idle/Monty Python fans.
Idle received a five-minute standing ovation the moment he
came on-stage. He delivered a superb performance with his small
troupe of actors to fill in for the Python group. His songs
included "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and the sketches
were famous Python bits including The Argument Clinic and,
of course, Nudge Nudge. The gimmick of the show was the encore
bucket, into which money was thrown (and the occasional bra).
He did give us an encore: The Lumberjack Song!
After the show, Idle came out to sign autographs, but he would
only sign purchased merchandise. What a rip-off! Luckily, I
had brought my own book and he agreed to sign that one too.
I also got a picture with him. The best part of the whole experience
was that when I saw him, I was relaxed and didn't make a fool