Guess a few dozen somebodies let their spoons get a little too big, know what we mean? No? Well, basically, those (self-described) “craven scum” UC executives — the ones who thought that NOW would be a good time to dredge up some unimplemented pension increases based on ASUC-esque technicalities — have been common sensibly shot down. Officially, this time. Sort of.

At least, as of Tuesday, we know that the UC Board of Regents Chair Russell Gould and UC President Mark Yudof jointly intend to formally put the issue to bed … to the best of their abilities … at the regents’ next meeting. They’ll get there soon enough.

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You decide. Or not. In either case, someone on the Clog staff — we won’t say who, it’s ANONYMOUS for a reason, people — ran across this on page 69 (yes, 69) of AnonCon (yes, AnonCon):

Let that one roll off your tongue, and then try not to barf. That’s right, drink in the mildly abominable mash-up of a URL while you still can. Because the last time “UC Berkeley Hipster” posted anything was a week ago, which means that in random Tumblr meme catch-on time, it’s already basically ceased to exist. Plus, the jury’s still out about whether this is so ironic that it’s not actually ironic at all. Oh well, a couple of them are borderline funny, we guess, like the one pictured above!


Maybe we would have been more impressed with this if we hadn’t just come from sharing air with, y’know, some of the most masterful uses of color the world has ever been (and will ever be) fortunate enough to see — from the fantastically-hued waters of Gauguin’s Tahiti to the deep blues and radiant yellows frolicking together in van Gogh’s night skies … Mmmm, van Gogh … Uh, sorry, where were we? Right, hey, look! Streetcolor yarn bombed across the Bay, too:

Yarn Bomb

That’s right, deYoung Museum. Streetcolor just yarn bombed you. Put that in your uppity “fine art” pipe and yarn smoke it. Er, whatever.

Image Source: Jill Cowan
Streetcolor’s Blog [Site]

Two days ago, the protests chronicled in the video above happened. Yesterday, the UC Regents approved an eight percent fee tuition hike. So, like last year when a similar thing happened, people have become angry. They are protesting. So far, protesters have been into Dwinelle Hall, have come out, have de-faced the faces, have moved on past California Hall and are now headed into Sproul Hall. And also, there are police officers.

It is unlikely this will end well. Follow the ways in which things go awry on the Daily Cal’s live blog or Twitter.

UC Board of Regents’ Meeting Protest [YouTube]
Live Blog: Protest Begins on Upper Sproul [Daily Cal]


Baby seal, for comparison purposes: read more »

Despite the fact that the image Rally Comm chose for the BONFIRE RALLY!!! Facebook event kind of looks like a crackling inferno, the annual pre-Big Game bonfire rally is generally pretty fun and school spirit-y and overflowing with tradition and not hellish. In fact, it’s supposed to rain. It’s this Friday, November 19, at 7 p.m.

You might want to head up to the Greek Theatre early, though, because it fills up pretty fast and you have to get a ticket. The good news is, you do not have to pay for said ticket, and Facebook event attendance does not often correspond to reality attendance. So there’s that. read more »

Guess what, Star Wars geeks! Now you can add one more bit of trivia that you can whip out like a light saber when your foes challenge you to a duel for nerd supremacy to your arsenal of metaphorical trivia light sabers.

According to, the biggest spoiler that was ever spoiled in the pre-Internet age was spoiled right here in Berkeley, two years before “The Empire Strikes Back” was released.

OK, SPOILER ALERT: read more »

Woohoo! UC Berkeley wins again! YAAAAAAY!  Awesome times! High fives all around!

… Guys? Where’d you go? You don’t want to fist pump to our fair institution’s recent ever-so-laudable achievement? We are, after all, the first public school to reach the big $50,000 in costs for out-of-state students. That is certainly nothing to sniff at.

Of course, this is including room and board, along with tuition. Plus, it looks like a lot of other schools are clawing their way up behind us. Basically, we should celebrate our victories while we can.

Or something. Now who’s up for grad school?!

Image Source: Evil Erin under Creative Commons
In A First, One Year of Public College Can Now Cost $50,000 in California [NPR], via Berkeleyside

Apparently, the ASUC is taking a lighter approach to dealing with how effin’ long its meetings are.  Instead of, y’know, streamlining their processes and pointlessly bickering less, the senate is considering a bill that would amend their bylaws to “make every 11th meeting optionally pajama-themed.”

According to what Junior Ryan Quan told the Daily Cal, “No one wants to be in jeans till four in the morning.”

And we couldn’t agree more. We prefer general pantslessness at four in the morning, ourselves. But read more »


This was on that new free-use white board thing on the ground floor of Dwinelle Hall yesterday morning. Google Translate says that “un topo carina!” means “a cute mouse!” in Italian.

Well, we’re sorry to inform you, anonymous — though kind-hearted — 8 a.m. Italian 1 student (Godspeed, by the way), that assessment is incorrect. This is most definitely a totoro. Which is like a billion times more awesome than even the cutest mouse. Respect!

Image Source: Jill Cowan

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