February 19, 2004  
Volume 97, Issue 78  

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SWANKY

Slack Week: No more reading, no more books! No more teachers’ dirty looks! In other words, it’s time to kick back, relax and if you’re one of those lucky ones going someplace warm and sunny, hit the beach. As for all you nerds out there, we don’t want to hear about all the work we can be doing — it’s called SLACK Week, not READING Week.

American Idol’s picks so far: We like Diana and we like Fantasia. The only thing that sucks is the fact the oh-so-smarmy Matt made the final three last week after his lacklustre performance on the previous episode. Lets hope the trend of good picks continues — no more Kelly Clarksons, please!

One more month of school: Do you see a recurring theme here? Yes, we all hate school, and are simply counting the days until we can pack our shit up and get the hell out of London for good (or at least for the summer). Well, except for those who live here — sucks to be you.

SKANKY

The “huge upset” over Conan’s hand puppet: Honestly, what is the big deal? Triumph the Insult Dog is not supposed to be taken seriously. He’s dissed everyone from Dubya to Bon Jovi, and his recent attack on French Canadians was purely in the name of humour. Silly, uptight Ottawa.

Plotlines on The OC: OK, while the plots on the noveau 90210 are amusing in their predictability, they’re still hella lame. Oliver’s descent into utter lunacy, compounded by Julie Cooper’s whirlwind sugar-daddy romance and Ryan’s obsessive behaviour, all point toward unimaginative scriptwriters who are content not only to emulate the 90210 aesthetic, but also their storylines.

Hypocrisy in America’s Top Model: So, it’s all about personality, eh? That’s funny, considering last week’s kickoff, which saw Camille (the beautiful bitch) triumph over Xiomara (the not-so-photogenic nice gal). Lets just be honest: the modelling industry has never been anything BUT superficial.

 

 

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