CHEERS because the mass vaccinations clinics at Reser are so easy that they feel sorta anticlimactic… which we’re counting as a very good thing. Advocate staffers report total time averaging about half an hour, and an almost odd unhurried friendliness to the whole affair. Even the online registration takes less than five minutes.
JEERSto the vaccines themselves… we were promised microchips, and there have been none, not in the Moderna, the Pfizer, or even the J&J iterations. This is profoundly disappointing.Even our staffers’ pets have microchips… why not us, huh? Apparently, Bill Gates prefers dogs to humans.
JEERS to Zoombombers hitting a Q&A featuring Corvallis Board of Education member LuhuiWhitebear just after she was introduced. Not acceptable, dude.
BOOS & HISSES that the editorial in question goes on to say “Perhaps now we’ll be able to cheer louder for the outstanding men and women wearing the orange and black on the hardwood, diamond and soccer pitch.” Godammit.Just…Godammit.
SUBPLOT: Small town alternative newspaper with no money keeps reporting and screaming about how OSU tries to sweep sexual assault survivors under the rug – where they’re easier to step on. Anyhoo, too many stories to link here, but you can search our site. Kleenex alert for Miriam’s and Kathleen’s stories.
PLOT NOTE: We at The Advocate miss John Prine, and sorta hold up the folks discussed in Some Humans Ain’t Human as a reason to come to work each day. Not all of us, I mean, some of us known every lyric by Elton John… one person on staff actually said “sea shanties slap” and meant it as a good thing, but for some John Prine was the be all, end all, best ever was.