Last week we revisited the dead, and well, we’re still stuck in the past. Or maybe we’re so far embedded in our present that we completely forgot about our own birthday.

As of Oct. 16, we are officially one year old. What did we look like at such a tender age, one year back? So glad you asked. Voila:

  1. ASUC Meeting this Wednesday at 7
  2. Bears Ranked No. 10 in First BCS Poll
  3. Breaking News: Three Senators Withdraw Support for SB 51
  4. Clogging Berkeley: Real News Edition
  5. Cal Sports Quiki

Those were simpler times. Oh, how we’ve grown! (Perhaps for the worse.)

But maybe we didn’t forget our birthday after all. Maybe our first post ever wasn’t the day we were born, but rather the day we were conceived. And the ensuing posts were our gestation period. And then our real birthday was our first live post ever. This blog thing is so confusing.

On Nov. 8, 2006, Jonathan Yorde, founding blog editor, wrote on going live:

Today marks the official debut of The Daily Clog, a tragic name for self-important, postmodern yellow journalism in proximity to UC Berkeley.

For those new to the blogosphere, we cover what’s already been covered or what wasn’t worth covering the first time around. We aren’t original, particularly witty, or even slightly useful. We just are. Like dust, but jaded and oddly magnetic.

At least some things haven’t changed. And note the date: Nov. 8. Perhaps we didn’t miss our birthday after all?

Who cares anyway? Let’s just eat cake.

Image Source: Anna Hiatt, Daily Cal
Is This Thing Live? [Daily Clog]
Earlier: It’s Not Over Yet: Happy Day of the Dead


It was Cal’s 139th Birthday!!! One of the best days of the year!

There were free cupcakes on Sproul, blue and gold balloons everywhere and our friends at the UC Rally Committee trying to bolster everyone’s school spirit.

And what’s a huge party without hot dogs (and booze, but there wasn’t any booze)? So Rally Comm invited four of those kids from Stanfurd to challenge four Cal students in a hot dog-eating contest Takeru Kobayashi-style.

And we have to say that we’re pretty disappointed.

On the day that Cal celebrates its birthday, those Rally Commers lost the hot dog-eating contest to the Indians.

After four rounds, both universities were tied at 11.5 hot dogs each. The tiebreaker? Whoever can eat one hot dog the fastest.

Rally Comm sent in their person and lost (she’s the one holding the bottle in the picture above). And when the Stanfurdite was almost done with his hot dog, she ran over and tried to prevent him from eating the dog.

So, not only does Rally Comm suck at eating hot dogs (among other things), it also cheats.

As preservers of the Cal spirit, Rally Commers, you were expected to win on its charter day. Not lose a hot dog-eating contest.

Well, we guess that the Rally Commers were trying to help those Stanfurdites with their spirit, since it looks like hot dog-eating is the only thing in which the Cardinal can beat Cal.